Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Big Blogger 2 Mid-Week (Surprise the Holy Crap Outta Me and I Didn't Win Immunity) Mini Meme #1


He who hesitates is lost. Darn you, Hillbilly Mom. Darn you and your immunity.

So....Big Blogger says we can choose whether we want to do the meme or not. I choo-choo-choose to. Even if Hillbilly Mom is hogging all the immunity.

1. Name of your first teacher Ahhh, Kindergarten - Mrs. Pogue. I loved that woman. She passed away when I was in junior high and I just cried and cried when I found out.

2. Name of best friend at school That pretty little brown-eyed girl from down the road, DeLisa Anderson. She came to my birthday party when I was 4 and we were inseparable from that day forward.

3. Do you still know them now Yep. In fact, she now lives just down the road from me again. With her own little family.

4. Name of first person you had a crush on at school Brian Highfill. We "went together" from Kindergarten until oh gosh, probably 3rd grade. In second grade we got married in the school carnival marriage booth 23 times. I crushed on him for years. And his daddy, Red, was the man responsible for Paul and I meeting years later. Funny how things work out, eh?

5. Favourite lunch at school I think we all liked pizza day (even if the pizza was square), but the cafeteria's hot rolls were the best thing they served. We could've sold those things on the blackmarket, traded them for crack for our ferrets, or gotten bonus points with the teachers by slipping a warm roll under the desk. We'd all do our best to get two of 'em and then we'd fill up one compartment of our tray with honey and just dip those rolls to our heart's content.

6. Do you still eat it now The only hot rolls I've found that are remotely like the school's are the ones at Charlie's Chicken. And I still fill up one compartment of my divided styrofoam plate and dip to my heart's content.

7. First award you got at school In fifth grade I won the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) essay contest. My essay was about dolls. Old dolls. I got a trophy, my picture in the paper and got to read my essay to the Daughters at their monthly meeting.

8. Age you first mastered the "monkeybars" The monkey bars were very serious things at our school. We girls all wore shorts under our skirts just so we could climb the monkeybars and not show off our Barbie and Hello Kitty panties. I'd say that by 2nd grade I was sporting the blisters of a tried and true champion monkey bar climber. And by 3rd grade I could skip a bar. By 4th grade I was fat and pretty much abandoned the monkey bars and went with jump rope and chasing boys.

9. Favourite Canteen/Lunch Order "treat" Ooh when Mom hit the Wonder Bread store on "Bar-gin" Day..........mmmmmm yeah, buddy, Tater and I found Ding Dongs, Cupcakes or those heavenly pink Sno-Balls in our Mickey Mouse lunchboxes. Oh how I love the Wonder Bread store.

10. Favourite schoolyard game Totally had to be jump rope. We were crazy with the jumping of the rope. Those 24 robbers knocked at our door, we told the tale of Cinderella mistaking her fella for a reptile and teddy bear, teddy bear.....oh yes, he turned around.


Hillbilly Mom said...

Bwahaha! Zee immunity...she is MIIIINE!!!

Rebecca said...

This Is Big Blogger,
Both of you are forgetting one thing. The person I vote as having the best Mini Meme also gets immunity. I will make my decision tomorrow.
This Has Been Big Blogger

Queen Of Cheese said...

Ahh....the memories of school. Our cooks made Cinnamon Rolls that we did trade for crack or homework or rides to school, you know the basics to a well run school....

Cap'n Neurotic said...

I also won the DAR essay contest in 5th grade; mine was about Ben Franklin, who I was fascinated with at the time. My 6th grade entry, not so good. Even at the time I remember being surprised that I even got a mention as a finalist, since it was such a crappy essay; guess most of my class just wrote slightly crappier ones.

I made it all the way from Kindergarten to High School graduation never eating cafeteria food for lunch; in the beginning it was because I was picky and neurotic, and later on it became a weird point of pride.

I still haven't mastered monkeybars.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Aye, aye, Cap'n! It's a tricky contraption, made to torture DAR essayists who have no desire to acquire simian traits.

Redneck Diva said...

Hillbilly Mom, BWAHAHA, zee ozer immunity, she is mine as well!

Big Blogger, WAHOO!!

Mrs. Coach, mmmmm yeah, the cinnamon rolls at Wyandotte were pretty good, too, but the hot rolls were manna from heaven.

Cap'n, it must be tradition that if you win in 5th grade you must SUCK in 6th when it comes to that essay contest. Mine in 6th grade was just embarrassing.

Once I hit Junior High my days of cafeteria eating were OVER. From the last day of 6th grade on, I didn't step foot in the lunch line again. It was "uptown" for a Butterfield's Frito pie or to the Library for a Snickers and a Diet Coke. Ooh and remember that little cafe across from the gym that made THE BEST greasy hamburgers in the universe? I still dream about those burgers...

The monkeybars...now they just taunt me.

Hillbilly Mom, I honestly remember coming to the realization one day that the monkey bars were pointless and all they did was make my hands hurt. Then I scurried off to write my first essay.

Hillbilly Mom said...

SACRE BLEU! I must zinc of anozer plan to foil ze DoRagged One!

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