1. What was/is your favorite subject in school?
english and art, i think... anything where i could read, write, or make things
2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
ms. bryson in my junior/senior years of high school. she's so nice, her classes were awesome (i miss speech and comp!), she wrote a letter of recommendation for me, she said i was one of the most creative people she had seen in 20 years of teaching... she just rocked.
3. What is your favorite memory of school?
the graduation cruise, actually. that was a couple days after i got out of the hospital (appendicitis sucks. don't ever get it, or they'll cut you open, steal your appendix, give you a nasty scar, and they won't give you your appendix in a jar even if you ask for it! and the wound got infected later so they had to cut it open again and... wait, where was i?). i was kind of limping everywhere because my belly hurt, and people all crowded around me to ask how i was and everything. i missed the last week of high school and people all sent me cards and things and were extremely nice to me even though most of them treated me like shit in junior and senior high. i sat with some of my graduating friends and we acted silly and people kept coming up to me and hugging me and saying they hoped i felt better... it was so nice, even though i was kinda in pain.
4. What was your favorite recess game?
*giggle* in 1st grade i had a BOYFRIEND (that was actually the last boyfriend i had...) and i don't remember his name, but he was a year older than me. we'd go under the big tire on the playground, pretend we were married, and sometimes kiss. i remember we were kissing once and this girl ducked and saw us under the tire and said, "ewwwww!" yeah, that was the last time i had any type of romantic relationship (except maybe kinda sorta online, but that was 6 years ago and i don't want to get into that...). i also remember once i was on the playground with my best friend kiersten after school in 1st or 2nd grad and i fell off the semicircular monkey bar contraption and got a mouthful of gravel. that was unpleasant. in 4th grade my friends tejal, lindsay, vicki, and i would sit in the 4-square boxes and talk about stuff like trolls (i had tons of them), sister act (i was obsessed with that movie), and which guys we thought were the cutest. ah, those were the days...
5. What did you hate most about school?
bullies! the older boys were so mean to me! sure, i've always been at least a head shorter than all my peers, but that's no reason to pick on me! they'd pull my backpack on the bus, make fun of one of my bad habits (i'm not admitting it here...), and make my young life miserable. once this kid noah told me, "you're tinier than your toe!" and ever since i've pondered how that would be possible. stupid boys... no wonder i'm really into size activism (height AND weight, since fat kids get picked on too!) nowadays.