I created a facebook account this weekend and let me tell you...it's trouble. I am finding it WAY more addictive that myspace has ever been. Part of the reason is that nearly every single person I know through Young Life and college are on facebook and it is really funny to see how high schoolers want to be known and be seen by people. My favorite item right now is how people will leave you a minute by minute detail of where they are all day long. One of my friends literally had this on her facebook page, "sleeping at Sarah's tonight, church at 10, home for lunch then to work by 1." Seriously? Who needs that much information?
But it brought me back to some funny memories from high school. Remember, I went to high school on Staten Island at New Dorp High School, so all of memories really are like a Saturday Night Live skit.
We used to use the phrase, "sweatin'" to describe if we "liked" a guy. We would say, "I'm so sweatin' him." or "He's totally sweatin' her."
I also remember my first week of high school where my biology teacher, Mrs. Spinelli (with the most unbelieveable New York accent you could believe) cussed out Angelo who sat behind me. No lie. She actually said, "You gonna call me a f-n b--ch in front of the class Angelo? This is gonna be one long f-n year." Yes, everything in that paragraph is true. Mrs. Spinelli. Angelo. the sentence. And yes, it was a very long year.
I remember Iris, the Samoan who wanted to fight me. And all I could do was run. I mean she was a Samoan and I was fast. Very fast.
Ahh high school. It is so fun to be a Young Life leader again and to walk alongside high school girls as they navigate the nonsense that goes on during the day to day in high school. I truly do feel like I just survived high school rather than having fond memories. It is hard to know whether that is due to my nut-job high school, if it was just me that felt that way or if my memory is skewed by time.
Nonetheless, I am so glad that I am not in high school any longer.
What memories do you have from high school that have endured???