Thursday, April 12, 2007

Insomnia Central Stardate 04132007

No, don't leave though really!!! LOL

Here I am wide awake and stressed out a bit about the tests tomorrow! 

What's an insomniac to do???  Why... do some memes, of course!

As an aside, Ellen asked what does 'meme' mean.  It means an cultural emission, idea, song, quiz or tune, repeated in a media (now, mostly via blog), that provides an escape from whatever it is you are supposed to be doing.  At least that is according to one googled website I found!

The Top Ten High School Related Memories

List ten memories that in your top ten directly related to high school.   Not like something you did during that time, like a family vacation to Mexico.  You can only list a vacation to Mexico if it was school sponsored.  Concerts at the school are in, but concerts you went to during that time are out... you get the idea, right?

Okay... here are mine:

1.  The Oliver Play.  It was during my freshman year and it was the most fun of all the plays I did.  I made a ton of friends, including the sister of my heart, Kathy, through that play!

2.  The Guys and Dolls Play, and No No Nanette Plays, and all the play practices, and snacks at HoJo's after practice.  (Howard Johnson's)

3.  National Honor Society Induction in my junior year.  Yes, it was a great honor, but the ceremony that my school did for the presentation was truly beautiful and moving.

4.  The 1981 Senior prom, I was only a sophomore, but it was the best out of the 3 proms I attended.  The prom song was 'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton.   5 or 6 girls had on the same dress that I did.  I was the only one in powder blue, though.  And, funny thing, Kathy had it on in white.  We were not close yet then.  There was definitely another one in white, and a few light pinks.

5.  Getting egg sandwiches and coffee at B's Deli on my corner before getting on the bus there in the morning.  I was so lucky, I walked down past three houses and there was the deli and the bus stop.  What more could a teenager want in the morning! LOL

6.  Getting mooned by Varsity Football time when I was a freshman!  Yeah... that was great... good times, good times... <<<she said, while smirking and staring off into the distance, lost in the memory>>>

7.  Going to football and hockey games.  Flirting with the players, the guys from other schools... it was great!

8.  The band concerts that were held at school on Friday nights at least once a month.  My favorite by far was the one when my friend Pat G's band played.  They covered The Who really well... 'Behind Blue Eyes' was Pat's signature song.

9.  Lift the Latch... It was a gritty bar, just a half mile from the school, and probably the only place in NJ where you could get served in a Catholic school uniform.  It got closed down soon after I graduated in 1983.  No wonder, huh?

10.  Graduation!!!

That meme made me think back on some memories I haven't thought of in oh, twenty odd years.  Dang... sometimes it seems like yesterday!!! 

C'mon and play!

be well,
Dawn

18 comments:

psychfun said...

Oh man I had to snag that pix for my students! HA! Good Lord...10 memories from HS? I'm not sure I can remember that many Ha!

tendernoggle said...

I TOO AHVE OFTEN WONDER ABOUT THAT WORD!!!
LOVE YA,CARLENE

coelha said...

Oh gosh..  I have more memories of those years that I cherish outside of high school, than actually at the school.  Mine are pretty pathetic next to yours.  It's good to know that SOMEONE had FUN in high school.  I could wait to get out of there!!  Julie

gazker said...

It's 5.45 am here is misty England......... I thought about ya last night and will think about you today too Dawn. Good luck with those retched tests. Be strong and try and be as relaxed as you can. I tell ya what, remember that blog I wrote about when I had my hernia op and how constipated I was, so much I stuffed the shower nozzle up my bum? Think of that love, that will take yer mind off things......Grins,  Gaz xxxxxx

toonguykc said...

I've got a three day weekend on my hands...so I'll probably do this one  during that time.  I'm not a fan of egg sandwiches -- but I sure am a fan of Eric Clapton!  :)

Russ

eml625 said...

Ah, High School..... I went to my senior prom in 81 ~~~ (showing my age)
And I had the same dress that Doreen Cambi had !!  Same color.
What a night that was!
hugs,
Ellen

pharmolo said...

Hope you managed to get some sleep, Dawn

sugarsweet056 said...

Just came by to wish you lovely Fri 13th & a great wkend.
{{ }}
Sugar

tenyearnap said...

That was sweet. I'm glad you have these fond memories. And now you have the mental picture of Gazker's BUTT FOLLIES to get you through the day. Hee hee. Relax and let everyone else take care of you today. --Hugs, Cin

klconard1 said...

Dawn dear, I am glad you had fond memories of High School to entertain us with while the insomnia was with you.  I hope it left soon and you got some good sleep.
loving you
karyl

luddie343 said...

Geeps Dawn, you had a great time in HS.  I'm afraid that if I did this meme I'd only depress everyone lol.  For me the best part of HS was that it lead to college.  xoxo CATHY

randlprysock said...

These are great school memories!!  I'm not sure if I could come up with ten.  Maybe I will have time later to try this one out.... Hope ya had a great Easter!!  Hugs,
Lisa

ksgal3133 said...

Great memories!
I love that graphic :)
I hope that you got some rest and many prayers!

Hugs,
Gretchen

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...Dawn, I feel so old.  My Becky was born in 1981...ugh...but I still feel young.  Does that count?  I'm praying that all goes well with your MRI.  You really have enough on your plate.  HUGS  Chris

sunnyside46 said...

I am so lovin the mental picture of the knee socked Catholic schoolgirl bellying up to the bar!
Marti

iamtish0726 said...

I love the memes.  I really like the picture though.  I love it.  Talk about looking totally like me.  Hugs.  Tish G.

erarein63 said...

I love these memes!  De ;)

lurkynat said...

wow Dawn! you are a scholar! cool beans
love,natalie