Wanna Piece of Me?... No?.... ok.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 Posted In , , , Edit This 15 Comments »
I like Laura's High School questionnaire because I think the Eighties was a great time to be a teen and because I'm sure you haven't had enough of me yet...

1. Favourite movies: Bladerunner, Aliens, Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ghostbusters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Terminator.

2. Favourite books: Anything by JRR Tolkien, Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson, Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

3. Favourite music: Devo, Human League, Eurythmics, Blondie, B-52's, Classix Nouveau, Depeche Mode, Falco, Gary Numan, Grace Jones, Landscape, Talking Heads, Simple Minds, Icehouse, Joy Division, The Cure, UB40, Blancmange, China Crisis, Ultravox.

4. Favourite video: Although it wasn't my favourite song, I liked the video for A-Ha's "Take On Me". Very artistic and ahead of it's time, I thought.



5. Favourite TV shows: Dr. Who, Fawlty Towers, Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, Solid Gold, Max Headroom, Mork and Mindy. (don't say it)

6. Hair: Too traumatic to talk about.

7. Make up: Black eyeliner and that's all because wearing makeup at my school was so "wannabe".

8. Favourite foods: Fish and chips, chippies, french fries, crisps, chocolate.

9. Fashion sense: Black anything with pink fishnet stockings. (I was fifteen! It was the eighties!)

10. Confidence: Zero confidence but once I knew I had no chance with the cool kids, I found my fellow misfits and was just fine. I was probably the only normal one in the bunch.

11. Favourite subject: English, because our teacher gave us ice cream.

12. Least favourite subject: Physics. I mean, what for?

13. Sports: I sucked at everything except table tennis. But I haven't played it in so long, I suck at that too, now.

14. Favourite memory: Being in the school play "Thirteen Daughters". One day we were rehearsing and someone knocked over the lunch tray. All the food went flying and I turned around and said, "Hey! Who 'pea'd on the floor?" People laughed their heads off (lame I know) and one of the popular boys put his arm around my shoulders and I basked in my fame for a whole lunch break.

15. Most embarrassing thing: I felt the elastic in my undies snap whilst running to the cafeteria. When they started sliding down my legs, I stopped mid-step and tried to stay VERY STILL until there was no one around, so I could skulk off to the bathroom. (Wearing a skirt, people!) My friends kept coming up to me saying, "Come on! Aren't you hungry?" I just smiled and looked COMPLETELY STUPID.

16. Popularity: I was popular with the people who weren't popular.

17. Biggest bummer: Getting a new English teacher.

18. Smartest thing I did after High School: Still waiting...

15 brilliant observations:

Lissaloo said...

lol, the Eighties :) I remember my favorite outfit, Hot Pink Button-up Tank-Top- Black mini skirt- black fish net tights! We weren't allowed to watch many movies but Star Wars & Back to the Future still totally Rock! :) OK, I'm a dork I just realized something- we have the same background! Wow, you have good taste :)

Kristina P. said...

Well, we definitely have the lack of confidence in common. And I was more a child of the 90s.

Jen said...

In '89 I was a seventh grader, but I still hold fast to those '80's roots!

I'm just sorry I pink fishnet went out before I came in. Total bummer, that one.

DeNae said...

I graduated from high school in '82, married in 85, started my family in '85. But I remember all of those things! And I think you were less of a misfit than you remember; most of us were!

Deb said...

I bridged the gap between the '80's and the '90's, and well I remember both...

I totally thought the A-Ha video was awesome. I still love it.

Your story about making the funny joke (and yes, pea'd on the floor is hilarious) and the wonderful aftermath...could have happened to me. We must be soul cousins, or something.

rachel said...

"Who pea'd on the floor?" I so like you!

in time out said...

This was very funnny. This would be like a tag...if you now told people your it....and they filled in their answers....so tag, I'm it...is me now answering the questions you did here....k ♥ ya.

Cheryl said...

I love reading this! I'm totally copying! (:

Mike and Tammy said...

I loved the 80's. I graduated in 91 and remember the hair being so high and stiff that people would actually come up to me and ask if they could touch it. I might get brave one day and post a picture with my very cool mulletesque hair. (I was TOTALLY in love with Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran). "Pegged Pants" Anyone remember those? The makeup that was popular in my school was color, color, color! and lotsa lipgloss. (I even had yellow mascara!)
Oh those crazy days!

honeypiehorse said...

How could I forget Hitchhikers and Devo and Ghostbusters and fishnet stockings. . . (not that I wore these, ahem)? BTW blogger gives me trouble when I want to post comments on my own blog, too, so it's just you. Thanks for your commitment.

Barbaloot said...

What an awesome movie list! Some of my favorites are on there:)

Shelley said...

So glad I stopped by to read. I graduated in '85. You started some serious reminiscing for me. In fact I think it is time to pull out that dusty yearbook! Do you remember Footloose?? I thought it was soooo great. I loved Ferris Bueller as well, YAZ, AHA, The Thompson Twins, Duran Duran....
I think it is amazing after this many years we all seem to remember how dorky we felt. It really makes no difference what "croud" we hung out with, we all had our issues, didn't we?
Thanks for the fun this evening!

debbie said...

i have no idea why i got vertigo. i heard it was going around like a flu, cold, etc. i was lucky, it only lasted about 6 days.

Machen family said...

I'm so glad you like Ghostbusters, because my husband was totally dissing it the other day. Well I'm here to spread a little more good news on that front, from what I've heard they are making another sequel! I'll be there first in line wearing my slimer costume!

Machen family said...

p.s. those bands are kickin'. I got to see Psychedelic Furs about 8 years ago....soo good! and we got Richard Butlers autographeeooo!