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Green Room - Week 20 - Day 3

I've been checking out the Yearbook feature over at Classmates.com for the past couple of days.

They have been scanning actual yearbooks into their site. Currently, they only have my freshman year.

It's strange to look at because I never actually owned any of my yearbooks. If I had asked, I'm sure my Mom would have bought one for me. Maybe. But I knew not to ask.

I had a Year Bag though!

Everyone else has having people sign something, so I took a brown paper bag, cut it open so I could fold it out flat and had people sign that!

I actually still have those, although I haven't looked at them in years. Maybe now that I have pictures to compare with names, I will.

I doubt it though, because the more that I look at the book, the more I've convinced that maybe I went to another school. Or maybe they were wiped out of my mind by some sort of alien abduction - or perhaps I just wasn't paying attention!

A few of them I go "Oh yeah, I am aware of the existence of that person". But only in the vaguest sense.

The few that I recall, I'm pretty much still friends with - the rest? Not so much.

There are also a few that I seem to remember being friends with, but then also recall *not* being friends with them anymore! I wonder what happened. Was I a jerk to them? Were they a jerk to me? Was it just one of those things with people moving in different directions? I'm really not sure - I'm curious, but I don't think I'm curious enough to actually try to find out!

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One thing that I *do* want to find out though is I want to see what you guys are up to with the topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/776330.html
as well as the discussion *about* the topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/776594.html

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agirlnamedluna
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
We had a year book - and my cat peed on it.


There were people I thought I was friendly with, but apparently I wasn't, and others I was more distant with, who are now people I get along with well (albeit on the net!)

Edit1: also, although I do not have yearbooks from that school, I am friend with a few of my bullies from one particular school (I was there one year). They turned out nice people, again, on the net.

Edit 2: yay Frist! ellakite dies once more in my eyes ^^



Edited at 2014-09-04 02:19 pm (UTC)
xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
You're first!!!!
ellakite
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
...?!
Now I know where Gary got the idea from! But why would you think something lik-- YARG!

(CLUTCHES_CHEST_AND_KEELS_OVER)
xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
I have each yearbook from all four years of high school. It was an unofficial school wide competition to get as many people as you could to sign yours. I never came closer because I was to shy to ask people I didn't really know you sign them.
anyonesghost
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
I don't have a yearbook. It's making Facebook actually difficult; I can't remember who most of these people are, who keep sending friend requests. I keep having to ask my actual friends to translate from 'then' to 'now.'

That's going to be problematic, if my class gets its act together for a 20th or 25th year reunion.
karmasoup
Sep. 4th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Today's remaining unmatched are:

emo_snal (has an offer pending from oxymoron67)
furzicle (has a suggestion of sobota)
oxymoron67 (has an offer pending to emo_snal)
sobota (has a suggestion of furzicle)
the_lettersea (has a suggestion of furzicle)
emo_snal
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
furzicle and i are gonna partner up i think.
anyonesghost
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Then per emo_snal's comment above, maybe it makes sense that we introduce sobota to oxymoron67, and I'll accept whatever "last-picked at Dodgeball" plans Gary has in mind? (I don't know what he's got up his sleeve, but I'd just as soon not inflict it upon someone else if I can help it.)
gratefuladdict
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
I totally would've asked you to pair up if I hadn't had a preexisting intersection partner!
anyonesghost
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
No worries -- that's the response I got from all the folks I asked. :-) This is just what I get for being on the wrong continent when Gary started dropping hints about the intersection. (And for not asking somebody back in Week 1, for that matter -- you'd think I'd know better!)
gratefuladdict
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
I like to plan ahead! I actually said I would only play Idol this season if talon would play AND if he would agree to be my first intersection partner. :)
anyonesghost
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
See, that's a really smart stipulation to make. :-)
gratefuladdict
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
I give the Priceline Negotiator a run for his money!
roina_arwen
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
I have my senior yearbook, I don't think I bothered with the other ones. My 30th reunion will be next year (where did the time go to???). There's a FB group regarding the reunion. I will probably go, even though with a class of over 400 I probably won't remember 97% of them, lol.
minikin
Sep. 4th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
I was surprised, at my 20th HS reunion, at how many people remembered me, and remembered being friends with me. People that weren't the three people I remember being friends with.

As I sat there in black lace that covered bedroom bruises and listened to girls reminisce about covering up hickies. Harrumph.

If there were students in my class that followed a similar path to mine, then they didn't choose to attend reunions. I haven't been back since.
adoptedwriter
Sep. 4th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'll have to get on Classmates and look into this. It's been years since I was on there.

I've written two entries. (Aren't I special?). LOL I'm waiting for my writing partner to do her thing, and I will see how I/we can mesh our work together. I had good ideas for two of the four topics and the other two made me mentally go, "there's no friggin' way..." I will feed my partner my work and take it from there.

AW

ryl
Sep. 4th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
I ran into a guy I went to HS with about a month ago. He was a couple of years behind me. I looked him up in my junior year yearbook which was when he was a freshmen--man, he was a young'un back then! But weren't we all?
beeker121
Sep. 4th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
I have all my HS yearbooks, but have lost touch with all but one of my HS friends. I moved away, and we were more friends of location than besties forever.

I'm amused that the work room this week is all about partners and very little about the topics, but I suppose we're all hashing things out with each other. I do have to say, one of the fun things for me about this intersection (and I am not a fan in general) was realizing, again, just how much talent is in this Idol pool. I found myself an awesome partner, but there are so many other people I would be super excited to work with. Gary, this doesn't mean we have to do another intersection week, though. I can be excited in my mind.
halfshellvenus
Sep. 5th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
Some of the topics stymie me (I am the anti-Shubisa!), but rayaso and I have started an idea and are working on our pieces-- especially now that his computer is again undead.

I have my HS yearbooks, but rarely see any of my HS friends. I live out-of-state now, and I have a few people friended on Facebook but then again... almost never spend any time over there. :D
tonithegreat
Sep. 5th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
I agree about the stymie-ing! I hope that we don't end up having to write all four before it is all said and done, but maybe I shouldn't be typing that where Gary can see. . .
halfshellvenus
Sep. 5th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Say nothing... nothing!

Jinxing happens in this game, and the results are never pleasant!
tonithegreat
Sep. 5th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh yearbooks! I was into newspaper during high school and maybe kind-of scoffed at the softer journalism of yearbook a little. I was nothing if not outspoken and pretentious back then (hopefully not still ;-). But the girl who was our yearbook editor Senior year did a really nice job, I thought. I still page through that thing occasionally and marvel at how different/same things are. I wonder if we'll have a 20 year reunion in two years. It doesn't seem possible that 20 years have passed.

It is really weird how the Facebook functions almost like a perpetual yearbook now. I mean, I have friends on the Facebook who are more like acquaintances, and I'm sure that what we write to each-other there is constrained kind of like yearbook messages: we're all quite cognizant that the messages are being seen by our mutual friends.
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