Monday, September 15, 2008

Those were the days...

Christy tagged me to do this high school review-- so very funny. I thought I'd include some lovely pictures, mainly because I'm hoping some of you will also do this one and include pictures of yourself in high school! Ah, good times. Hee.

Okay, here we go:

Did you date someone from your school? Yes, I considered a couple of people "boyfriends" for a while. A lot of my junior year was spent dating on and off with Jared-- I think he could be considered my longest term BF from my high school. He was a really awesome guy, but we were kind of bratty to each other (okay, I was a bigger brat, but whatever.) Here we are on Tablerock, but I don't think we were actually dating at this point.

My Senior year, I mostly dated guys from other schools.

What kind of car did you drive? I looked everywhere for a picture of this car, but couldn't find one. A 1978 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, the ugliest pea green you've ever seen. The thing got 6 miles per gallon (that is not an exageration!) and could seat about 10 people comfortably. Oh yeah, and my dad got a personalized license plate that said "MAHANA".

What was the most embarrassing moment of HS? I can't really think of an embarrassing moment, but there are a few people that I was very rude to and I'm very embarrassed that I acted that way. I think that counts.

Were you a party animal? Does driving up and down 17th Street waving Twizzlers out the window count? No? Then, no.

Were you considered a flirt? Maybe.

Were you in a band, orchestra or choir? No.

What is your high school's full name? Bonneville High School

Were you on any Varsity Teams? I was on the Dance Team my Senior year. I also lettered in Tennis, but I am quite positive that the coach was just being nice, because I was not good at all.

Anna, one of my HS best friends, and me at one of our dance performances. I thought those red dresses were so cool. No, that hair isn't real.

Did you ever get suspended/expelled? Nope.

Can you still sing the fight song? Let's see.... Stand and give your pledge of honor, to Bonneville High School... yeah, I think I can...

Where did you sit at lunch? In the middle of the school there was a big open space called "the commons" where everyone sat during breaks and at lunch. Your position would shift based on your grade.

Did you got to Homecoming, if yes, with who? My first Homecoming, also my first formal dance, was with Andrew Maughan. I still can't believe I fit into Nicki's dress!

My second Homecoming was with Jake Denning. There are a few other bloggers in this picture, too!

If you could go back and do it again, would you? There are some times I wish that I could go back and not do some of the stupid things I did, or be better friends with people I didn't spend a lot of time with, but I definitely wouldn't relive the whole four years.

What do you remember most about graduation? Mostly I was really happy to not have to go back!

Becky, Adam, Kristi (what is up with the I ♥ you?), Me, Anna right after we graduated. As you can see, I was quite thrilled with the whole thing.

Where did you go for Senior Skip Day? I think that was our Lagoon trip. Yay, Lagoon. We did go on another senior trip to California, which was mostly a lot of fun.

Were you in any clubs? Debate and Key club for a little bit. I was the president of the Law Club for a short while,
until I realized that "Law" meant police law and not lawyering. I didn't like having to direct traffic at football games.

Have you gained some weight since then? Look at me in these pictures! What a mean, mean question!!

Who was your Prom date? Junior Year was my on/off boyfriend, Jared. Yes, we're fighting over an Ewok. Apparently my appreciation for boys who like Star Wars (or Pez!) hasn't changed.

Senior year, I went to Prom at Hillcrest, another school in IF, with Steve. Ah, Steve, so cute and so shy. We dated for eight whole months and never kissed. I think this relationship was one of those that made me really appreciate Chris and his willingness to tell me how he felt about me right away!

I think the look on Steve's face is a clear indication of how he felt about dating me: fear.

Who were your favorite teachers? I really liked Mrs. Middleton for Jr. English because she treated me like I was a genius. She did wonders for my ego.

Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? I did plan to go, and I went. Honestly, it was a bit disappointing. Read about it here.

Looking back, what advice would you give yourself? Be nice to people just for the sake of being nice. The people I have the very most respect for and good memories of were like that. Don't be afraid to try out or submit or apply or tell someone that you like them. Even if it didn't work out, rejection is a lot less painful than regret.

Who else wants to reminisce? Aw, come on... you know you want to. You're it! ;)


becky ward said...

oh elise, so beautiful!

i refuse to do this post because i realy don't remember much about high school...besides the fact that i didn't like it. am i rotton or what? anyway, it was fun to relive a few memories by reading your blog. cute!

and, i was really feeling elise-deprived because of the lack of posts and comments coming from your side. so i am glad to have new posts to read and new comments to love! i can't wait to see you this weekend. we are "babysitting" until saturday afternoon, but we have big plans to get a babysitter saturday night so we can celebrate our survival from the past two-weeks. YES, it's been TOUGH!

love ya!

jILl PeTeRsEn said...

Oh my goodness Elise! Those pictures are priceless! I can't do this! remembering HS in Ohio makes me want to puke! I loved reading everything about you though!

Marilyn said...

You ARE mean! Making people remember high school - not everybody was as cute as you were while trying to endure that part of their lives! Tsk tsk. JK.

SueAnn said...

That was really fun to read! I loved high school, but I am SO glad I don't ever have to do it again!!! Cute pictures!

The Hammers said...

Awesome post! I remember Mahana! It was an awesome car. Hang in there with the baby. I really wanted Bridger to be a girl or twins. Funny how Heavenly Father doesn't take that into consideration. He is my model baby though, and I wouldn't trade him for a girl either. It's funny that people feel sorry for you, like we have any say in what the plan is for us. I hope that doesn't sound untactful, I'm just trying to say that I understand. Good luck!

Elena said...

How fun to see you and your cute friends from high school. Of course that's how you are stuck in my brain. When I think of you, I see teeny tiny young Elise. :) This was fun. I don't know if I'm brave enough to do this one. I'll have to think about it cause it sure is fun.

shannon said...

i loved that. and so funny that adam still looks pretty much the same. and i am SHOCKED and think you're lying when you say you were mean. totally DOUBT it! and tag, i'll do it! although, i'll have to see about uploading some photos...

Amberlee said...

Ah- the good old days! I would love to do this one, but I don't have a scanner so it would be pictureless. Loved reading about high school days through your eyes though. And to comment on your previous post- I totally know how you feel about the 3 boys thing. People ask me ALL the time if we're going to try for a girl. Or am I sad I didn't get a girl. Or you just HAVE to have a girl! Blah, blah, blah- I love my boys, would love a girl, but it's just not gonna happen!

Amanda and Andy Hansen said...

You are a cute teenager. I love the dance pictures.

Becca said...

Ooh . . . my heart is pounding just thinking of doing this tag.

But it was fun reading yours. Maybe since we went to the same school, I can count yours as mine and avoid the whole thing.

And I never saw Elise DeArton being mean.

But I DID remember her lip syncing "Respect" by Aretha Franklin at lunch time in the commons on a stage, and was jealous that she actually knew most of the words, so it actually, almost, sort of, looked as though that skinny, white, redhead was singing like a soul woman.


Becca said...

PS- your mother-in-law's comment is my favorite. She's a cutie.