Monday, November 29, 2010

A List of Three

I'm thinking this might turn into a little segment " A List of Three" where we list three things on various topics. Today's list of Three contains: "Three Things That We Wish We Did in High School"
So in no particular order and a bit of explination here we go:
Michelle's Three Things that She Wishes She Did In High School
1. Tipped the edges of my hair pink. Just like Gwen Stefani. I didn't do it for 2 reasons. First) Since I'm a brunette I knew that I would need to bleach my hair and then dye it the hot pink color. Back then I hadn't done anything to my hair (chemically) and still haven't to this day. I wasn't sure if I wanted to break that running streak of "virgin hair". Second) I knew that my Mom would freak out and I think that I wanted to win a different argument at the time . I know that I could still do this now, but I think that as a 28 year old with tipped pink hair I would get a much different reaction than if I had been 18 doing it.
2. Gone to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Here's the thing, I know that I could still do this now, but I know that Ryan wouldn't go with me and being older (married, a mom, etc) I don't think that would find it as "exciting" as I would back in high school. Plus I think I would understand alot more now than I would then. I think sometimes it's a lot more enjoyable to watch a highly suggestive movie in your innocence (you don't catch too much and you don't care).
3. Sluffed a class. Sluffed, skipped, "forgot", whatever you call it  - I never did it. Well one time I "did", but I had a note from the teacher....that doesn't really count. It seems like skipping class is such a "high school experience" that I never...experienced. Kinda wish that I had done it just so I could say that I could. But you would have had to sluffed with me and I don't know where we would have gone, but I wouldn't want to do it alone!

Well, we kind of sluffed.  Remember when we decided to get McDonald's and ate it while watching I Love Lucy at your house?  We ended up being late to AP English and told Mr. Tucker we were studying American culture or something like that.

Okay, here it goes:
Nan's Three Things That She Wishes She Did in High School
1. Been in a play or musical. This is one thing that I think about all the time and really, really wish I had done.  I love theater.  I couldn't have been Dolly Levi (not quite as talented as the person who got that role), but I can hold my own on stage, or at least I used to be able to.  I wish I'd told my boss to just deal with me being gone for rehearsal and that I hadn't been so intimidated by the drama teacher.  I wish I'd just gone for it!
2. Bought and worn a pair of leather pants.  Crazy?  Maybe.  I tried them on all the time at that store with the name I can't remember (you know which one I'm talking about, though).  I was so skinny back then, and they always looked dang cute.  Too shy then, but I should have done it!!
3. Broken up with the boyfriend. *Sigh.*  You HAD to know this was going to be on there.  Did I like him?  Yes.  Was he a nice guy?  Yes.  Should we have dated for two years?  NO.  It wasn't fair to either of us.  If I could go back, I would have more fun just being a teenager, rather than trying to act like an adult in a serious relationship.  I'm sure he'd say the same.

So what about the rest of you?  What do you wish you'd done in high school?
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3 comments:

Laura H. said...

I'm with you on the boyfriend thing, Nancy. I wish I had had more fun going to lots of dances and dating more than just one guy in high school. Since I didn't marry him, it now seems like a waste of time and energy.

I also wish I had learned a trade in high school so that I could have supported myself and my husband better while we were going to school. Though, if I had gone that route, I might not have met you, Nancy.

Laura H. said...

Oh, I also wish I had learned to play the cello in high school. Instead I played the clarinet...but I always wanted to play the cello.

Natalie said...

My three things:
1. Not dated the same boy all through high school until he dumped me in 12th grade and sent me down a spiral of depression. I am with you there Nancy.
2. Played in the Orchestra or Band even if I didn't like the teachers.
3. Never left for Colorado. This is a hard one. On the one hand, I wouldn't have my children that I love, but on the other I missed out on a lot in life by leaving.

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