Because I did not post yesterday, I am trying to play catch up today.
Day 2: What were you like in high school? What extracurricular activities did you take part in? Did you consider yourself a writer?
I think I was fairly average in high school. I never hung out with the "cool" kids, and did not even try out for cheerleading. (And I always thought that the cheerleading team was a bit of a popularity contest anyway.) I usually sat in the back of the classroom with the slackers and would let others copy my notes. I usually had the assignment done, anyway, so it was no big deal to me. Never made honor roll, but never got a grade below a C. Nothing to make me stand out from the crowd. I did just enough work to get through.
I think I was a bit of a geek back then. I was on the flag team, so I usually hung out with band people. I actually enjoyed Shakespeare. I remember going to one of our high school productions of a Shakespeare play, and I think I was one of the only people in the audience who laughed at the appropriate times. My papers were typed out on an early toshiba and printed out on a dot matrix printer. (Am I dating myself now?) I enjoyed hanging out in my room and listening to music. I really enjoyed my tape collection.
I was also active in my church youth group. I did not want to lead anything at school, but I did take a leadership role in my church youth group. It was a great group and I enjoyed being with the people in the group. I think I preferred being a leader of a small group over a large group.
That is not to say I did not get into my fair share of trouble. I remember having at least one party while I parents were out of town. I also usually hung out with druggies on the weekend, though I did not actually do any. Um, really. They used me for my car, I used them for access to alcohol. It was all good, yo. They did not pressure me to do anything.
Overall, an average high school experience, I think. I cannot say that high school was the best years of my life, but they certainly were not the worst. Not all the memorable, really.
I did not consider myself a writer in high school. I actually still do not consider myself a writer, despite the fact I blog regularly. In high school I did have a journal, and I wrote in it intermittently. But it was not something I enjoyed. It was more an emotional outlet. I was more into reading, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.
Day 3: What are your guilty pleasures.
Chocolate and wine.
Though wine is more medicinal, and almost good for you now. But I love a really nice red. Hubby and I watched James May's Road Trip, where May and Oz Clarke drive through Europe and America and drink wine. In watching that show, Hubby realized how much of a wine snob I am. I am not quite at Oz Clarke's level, but I know enough to pick a decent wine off the wine list. (I am also enough of a snob that if the wine list is too pedestrian, I will not even order wine. I usually have something better at home!)
Chocolate may be a true guilty pleasure for me. I love chocolate, and it seems that I cannot get enough! At least dark chocolate is good for you, in moderation. I almost never turn down an opportunity to eat chocolate.