Last week I was a guest at my friend's NYU writing class.The students were learning how to interview and I was the subject.I told them they could ask me anything...and they did.We definitely covered the cancer stuff,the baby stuff,the career.But then things veered a bit and we somehow started talking about what I was like in high school....
They joked that I was a goody two shoes,an over achiever.Some of the things they got out of me: I took AP classes,I played varsity sports,I was in student government,I was prom queen (ugh,I do sound a bit like a GTS)...BUT,I defended myself,I was on crutches at the prom because I'd badly sprained my ankle in a volleyball game that day (and missed my hair appointment—gasp!) so it was likely sympathy votes,and I cut classes sometimes and went to parties every weekend and was不a mean girl (I don't think anyway) and I definitely rebelled enough.They asked me to give an example of something "bad" I did in high school.I told them my friends and I once went naked pool hopping in the huge houses that line the bay.And swam to the Bay Club float with a case of beer over our heads then chilled out there and drank them.
Apparently that was not cool enough.I guess they wanted me to have run away with the leader of a punk band and tattooed his name on my boob.Nick also likes to tease me that I was like Tracy Flick in high school.Not even close.I honestly don't think you could put a label on me because I sort of crossed a lot of social boundaries.And I really liked high school so I'm not going to apologize for however I may have seemed (although,here I am,doing just that...).
Of course I've now been having strange dreams about all the insane things we talked about—as much as I enjoyed it at the time,high school was naturally full of angst and drama and awkward moments and reliving them,well,it doesn't come without its share of stomach aches.I'm curious: What were you like in HS?