Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Go, fight, win.

So Hayley did this tag about high school and apparently it's all the rage... some other people did it, and some other people promised to do it. I also want to give another try at a tag that addresses things I did years ago without getting super long winded like I did last time. (apparently I've already failed... This 6 or seven sentence intro isn't helping...) So here goes.

1. DID YOU DATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR SCHOOL? No way. I went on plenty of dates, including every single dance since I turned 16m but never seriously dated anyone. That's a waste of time in high school

2. WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? A '85 Chevy Cavalier. All my older brothers and sisters drove it before me. We affectionately called it "the lawn mower" because it sounded like one.


4. WHERE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? Sorta... I kinda crossed lots of click boundaries, but didn't get too crazy. I was still a band geek, after all.

5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? Nope. I came across as more of the funny, friendly guy.

6. WERE YOU IN BAND, ORCHESTRA, OR CHOIR? Totally a band geek. I even learned to play bari sax my senior year so I could play in the Jazz Band. I was in Wind Symphony, Marching Band, and the Pep Band, too. And I loved every minute of it.

7. WERE YOU A NERD? Sorta. I was more an overly confident, outgoing spaz than a nerd.

8. WERE YOU ON ANY VARSITY TEAMS? No way man. Unless you count Marching Band as a varsity sport. And you should. (I've got facebook flair to prove it.)


10. CAN YOU STILL SING THE FIGHT SONG? Hells yeah!!! "Fight, fight, fight, for West Jordan High and Vic-tor-y!...."

11. WHO WERE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS? ....hmmmmmm... Mrs. Leyva, the band teacher for sure. Other great influences included Mrs. Glightly my English teacher my junior year and Mr. .... oh crap... just forgot his name!!! Bickmore (Thanks, Tiff!) He was an English teacher in 12th grade... also the advisor guy for student body officers... come on fam, help me out with this one...

12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? All over the place. I moved around a lot. Most the time it was with people in band, though... sometimes even in the band room.

13. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S FULL NAME? West Jordan High School

14. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S MASCOT AND COLORS? Jaguars. Black, blue, and White. (lets go, lets fight.)

15. DID YOU GO TO HOMECOMING AND WITH WHO? Like I said, I went to every dance... I don't remember who I went to Homecoming with... I'd have to check Mom's scrap books for the dance pictures.

16. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN WOULD YOU? That depends. Would I go back and do it again as the person I am now, no... If I did it again as the teenager I was, sure. I didn't hate high school, I'm just past it now.

17. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT GRADUATION? Being checked to make sure I had clothes on underneath and didn't have a knife. I also remember the speaches were kinda boring. And my hair was a matted mess after.

18. WHERE DID YOU GO SENIOR SKIP DAY? I don't remember... But what I do remember is one time a bunch of us ditched an assembly to go play Golden Eye at my house, then my dad came home early and I told him there was an optional assembly and they let us leave early for it... I'm pretty sure he didn't buy it but he was cool about it, especially because we said we were going back to school right then. I'd like to say we did go right back to school because we felt horrible for getting caught, but really, we went to another guy's house and kept playing... I guess that's my confession. Sorry, Dad!

19. WERE YOU IN ANY CLUBS? Besides band? No. Who has time for more clubs after band?

20. HAVE YOU GAINED SOME WEIGHT SINCE THEN? Definately. But I'm trying to lose it

22. ARE YOU PLANNING ON GOING TO YOUR 10 YEAR REUNION? Yep. It's next year, actually.

23. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? Oh yeah. Like most Ward children, I worked at Shopko. I was a Customer Service Specialist in Housewares.

And that's it!!! I tag anyone who reads this. I'm usually very nice about not tagging anyone, but if you make it this far, then you're tagged. Take THAT!


brookey said...

this is good stuff. whilst reading it, i kept thinking, "i wonder if hayley and garrett would've been friends in high school..." and i think you would've. actually, i think she would've pushed you around a bit, or maybe during senior year she would've asked, "are you new here?"

Hayley said...

for the record brooke, i only asked kevin delzell that junior year & i'm pretty sure i'd never had a class with him. and we became besties after that!!! i'm pretty sure i would've liked garrett :) that really sounds snobby... i'm kidding!

Tori said...

Very fun! Maybe I'll give it a try.

Tiburon said...

I was a band geek too. But also a freak. :)

Glad we have band in common :)

Tiffanie said...

Mr. Bickmore?

garrett said...

Bickmore!!! That's it. Tiff, you're great. :)