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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Kendi tagged me in a "7 Things about You" post for the stupid school years. I couldn't pass this up because I was so cute even back then.

Guess which one I am? You'll never know.
  1. When I was in kindergarten, I had a "boyfriend". Then I saw him playing with another girl during recess and I punched him. We never talked after that.
  2. One time for Christmas I got a bunny costume as a present (Santa sucked then)...and I still put it on. This was before I knew what "A Christmas Story" was. Now I love that movie.
  3. My dad got me a car for a month in high school (before it died). It was a white beat-up Toyota Corolla that smelled like smoke and had a Grand Theft Auto sticker on the back right bumper.
  4. In high school I was on the track team and we had a meet that day so I guzzled water all day. When I got up to go to the bathroom (probably for the nth time) in my math class, my teacher asked me if I had a medical problem. I should've said yes.
  5. I left high school a semester early to go to college. I didn't graduate early. I took the courses I needed to graduate from high school at college (double dip!). Best decision ever. College is 12309874x better than high school.
  6. I took ESL (English as a Second Language) until 7th grade. I guess they didn't think I spoke good Engrish then. (Sorry, couldn't help it.)
  7. In third grade, my teacher made me and another Korean boy go up to the front of the class and speak Korean to each other. We said hi.
Tell me something about your stupid school years...preferably something embarrassing.

54 comments :

  1. Haha! I drink way too much water and when I am always going to the restroom, people ask me if I have a medical condition too! Did they ever consider that maybe I'm just thirsty!? :)

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  2. Tried to figure out which one is you .. but couldn't hehe!!

    Keeping with the punching theme... I once punched my then "boyfriend" because he voluntarily stepped on my friend's lip gloss. This was 11 years ago and he only started talking to me again from last year cause I'm best friends with his sister.

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  3. Ah, I love these! when I was in kindergarten, my "boyfriend" and I would go in this tunnel during recess and charge other kids a nickel to watch us kiss - I was a porn star at age 5!

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  4. When I was a freshman I whispered to my friend how gross it was that this senior girl never wore a bra...only to realize I forgot to put a bra on that morning (I had thrown on my shirt with intentions of getting a clean bra from the laundry...that never happened). Whoops!

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  5. haha, i loved reading your facts! and i had a "boyfriend" in second grade too. except one day i decided i didn't like him anymore and just stopped talking to him, lol.

    and you didn't tag anyone else? i would've loved to read some more tag responses!

    cute and little

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  6. @Ashley- That's hilarious! You go, girl!

    Elaine- your truths are awesome. and yes, college is 970978209374092 times better than HS.

    When I was in HS marching band (colorguard), the whole colorguard has crushes on the same guys (seniors, duh!) and we wrote fan-fiction about the marching band and falling in love with said seniors. Ahh, true love.

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  7. HAHAHA-- these are great! I can so tell who you are in both pictures.
    1st- girl in the white, second to last.
    2nd- standing in front of the man in blue.
    You were/are so cute!

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  8. Righteous Republic, you are correct!!!!!!!

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  9. hahahaha this was too cute. hmm. Once I was hanging upside down on this metal bar/pole things we had in our schoolyard and my sister accidently stepped on my finger- I still think something looks wrong with that nail. I never had a boyfriend till h.s. but one kid kissed me on the cheek in 2nd grade & I freaked out. haha. That'swhat I get for hiding behind the same door in Hide & Seek...

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  10. Haha, that's awesome! Slash embarassing.

    For my 5th birthday I had a pinata. I thought the birthday girl was supposed to break open the pinata, so when my preschool boyfreind (haha they were so common!) broke it, I threw a fit. Not surprising to hear that there haven't been many pinata in our family since then.

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  11. Hehe I love this!!
    hmmm.....when I was little I had a mushroom cut so I looked like a boy...except I wore dresses every day...so I looked like a boy dressing like a girl :p
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  12. i was totally going to make the same guess as righteous republic!!! this is one of my favorite posts of all time.
    something stupid- i wet my pants at my friends house when we were twelve. i couldn't get my culottes off. it made a huge mess and i cleaned it up with bathroom towels and then i tied my sweater around my waist and ran home. and cried like a baby to my mom.
    by stupid, you meant gross, right?

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  13. You just completely summed up my life as a runner in high school. Loving these, especially the bunny costume one!

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  14. As always... entertaining. I have a photo of me and my friend in hanbok dresses (spelling?)when we were both 5 -year old missionaries' daughters in Korea. Memories...

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  15. #7 brings back elementary school memories of getting to be a real life example to my class of what slaves looked like. oh yes, being the only non-white person in the 3rd grade is awesome.

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  16. haha your little statements seriously crack me up sometimes. I agree, college is waay better than high school!

    This pictures are adorable! It looks like you're the girl far left in the first picture and the little girl standing in front of the man in the second!

    You should put up more childhood pictures & funny facts!

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  17. so cute! I love this. I think i had better style as a child then now! Haha! I look at photos and i'm like dang, I was rockin those cowboy boots!! Great post Elaine!

    Hayley
    http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  18. anyong! number 7 made me laugh.

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  19. Well, not embarrassing for me but for my youngest brother: I used to dress him like a girl, skirts, heels, clip earrings, the whole thing. What can I say I`m the only girl out of 4 siblings!

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  20. In 7th grade- I had my period and it was awful heavy. I asked my teacher if I could use the bathroom and she wouldn't let me go, even after pleading my case. I leaked through my pants, in a Terrible way! It was down to my knee on one side. My best friend walked behind me to my locker at the end of the day and I tied my coat around my waist to hide it, even though it was the middle of winter. To this day I have a horrible phobia of my period leaking on my pants. I don't think I will ever forgive that teacher...

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  21. Well I entered high under an ESL student. I speak fluent English! My parents too. It was my mom who put down on my application that I spoke Chinese as my first language. After I passed those ESL exams they take you out of class for, they forgot to send in my scores.

    In 6th grade, my teacher thought I was letting this girl next to me copy my math test. When she told me to go outside, I started bawling on the stop because I was afraid of getting a F, failing the course, and ruining my life. I'm over dramatic. But she believed me after that. Hahah!

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  22. @Ava. That happened to me once too! In HIGH SCHOOL. Teacher docks you 10 points every time you leave the class after you use up your ONE bathroom pass a year.

    SO UNFAIR! My teacher was a Woman.


    Just Better Together is having a $25 gift certificate giveaway!

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  23. Cute pics! I had an "accident" back in kindergarten during recess. I was too embarrassed to go back to class and tell my teacher about it so I just walked home. Once I was cleaned up mom put me to bed thinking I was ill. The teacher asked me the next day why I went home and I just shrugged. No way was I spilling my guts during rug time!

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  24. Hehe, loved your school stories. Especially the last one. I had to do something similar to that as well.

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  25. Haha, how funny!

    And I definitely agree about the high school vs. college thing. I left high school a semester early as well (graduated and the whole sha-bang) and started college right away. Best decision I ever made!

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  26. haha these are great stories. are you the one on the far left? just a guess (:

    i played golf in high school, and we were at a driving range one day my freshman year that i forgot my glove... needless to say, my grip wasn't very good, so when i took a swing, my club went flying through the air along with the ball i had just hit! it went suuuuper far, and we had to make everyone stop so i could run out into the field of golf balls to fetch my club. to this day, i have no idea how i did not trip running with golf balls all over the ground.

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  27. :D It's funny! I don't know, which one you are in the picture, tell us!
    Oh, there are so many funny school stories! I can't choose...

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  28. The day before 7th grade pictures I wanted to see how I looked with bangs. So I took some hair right in the front, in the middle, and cut it. Fearing, the wrath of my mom (who didn't want me to have bangs), I "covered up" the evidence by cutting that hair almost, but not quite,to my scalp. Needless to say mom wasn't fooled and that picture is horrendous.

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  29. Nice list! I knew you were some kind of athlete! You have an amazing body!

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  30. Hahahah I love this post! Makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one with embarrassing stories from my youth. And trust me, I could fill a BOOK with mortifying things I've done. And I'll be honest, I STILL do mortifying things everyday! :)But here's one from my youth:

    In third grade, my mom dressed me uber preppy, so I was wearing white knit tights, mary janes, and a pleated plaid skirt. I was also a tomboy, so tights and skirts were not my thing. I went to the bathroom during class, and when I walked back in, everyone started snickering and laughing as I walked to my seat in the front of the room. I didn't get it. Then a teacher who was standing in the hall asked me to come outside. I stood up and walked out and everyone started roaring with laughter. I went outside, the teacher spun me around, and pulled my skirt out of the top of my tights, where it had gotten wedged after I went to the bathroom, exposing my derriere for the whole class! It was a fine moment of my life. :) Thanks for sharing!

    www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  31. Haha, you are RIGHT I have NO CLUE which one it you in those pictures!
    These were a fun read, I ALSO joined the track team, it was just to impress a guy.
    I ran my ass off on that field and never got a compliment.
    If he only knew!

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  32. The summer between my eighth and ninth grade year I dated this ridiculous guy named James. I broke his heart and he named his truck after me because the truck "was a piece of sh** just like Hannah". Everyone knew about it when I got to high school and since he was 2 years older and had lots of friends, I wasn't known as the nicest girl ever. Oops!

    Oh and I graduated a year early from high school.
    Best decision of my life!

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  33. Hilarious! I (also Asian) have a picture of me and my cousin and even my mom doesn't know which is me and which cousin it is!!

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  34. I was an ESL student!

    Embarrassing story... I ran cross-country in seventh grade and I was really bad. I got a spirit award for it, pretty much because I kept coming to practice and didn't quit even though I came in dead last in a few races!

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  35. Oh, and at least you had another little Korean boy in your class. I was the token Asian until college! If I didn't want to do an activity (like run extra laps in PE), I would just say we don't believe in running too much in my culture!

    http://mommy-chic.blogspot.com

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  36. That was adorable!! I love the way you write about your life.

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  37. Left picture: 2nd from the right w/white t-shirt
    Right picture: 3rd from left

    Yay to #1, I like a girl who won't tolerate cheating! =)

    Bunny costumes are adorable! Were you a sprinter or long distance?

    Embarrassing school stuff...well, in the 2nd grade I was tested to see if I needed special reading classes. I didn't. But when I saw all of my friends going to the special class, I convinced my teacher I was supposed to go too (and I did it without actually telling a lie). Also, I kissed my first girl in the first grade and my second in the 9th grade--that one gave me mono. I should have waited longer. =)

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  38. I had and still have undiagnosed ADHD. In Kindergarten I had too many other things to do so when I colored I never colored neatly in the lines. My teacher told my parents I was a trouble maker and should be held back until I could learn to color neatly in the lines. My parents took me home and told me this and that they were pulling me from her class. They forgot to tell me that it was okay that I didn't color in the lines because to this day if I see a picture that a child colored and it isn't in the lines i get nervous for them.

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  39. You are so adorable!!! lovely photos :)

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  40. On the left picture, are you the girl in the white top, blue shorts and pink socks? Second last from the right? hahahah wild guess.
    LOVE this post.
    I'm still in high school so everything is still embarassing. I'll have to see in a few more years.

    Tam
    Word[Ad]Dict

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  41. HAhhahah I Love the first and last one xD...
    hmm I don't remember much. I remember we had a mini show in like 4th grade where we were pilgrims and I was going to do the irish accent, but I got too scared to =P
    Bellesme

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  42. My first car was also a white Corolla! It also died.

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  43. I left college two semesters early to finish with college courses instead. I got 1 free year of college.
    My Heart Blogged

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  44. I'm pretty sure I know the girl sitting next to you in the first photo - it's Kristy Irvine, right?

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  45. oh yea. This made me laugh, thanks for it :D Happy New Year, I loved the first outfit post and ::applause:: on your responses to your survey results, I loved reading them :)

    Ripped Nylon

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  46. Hi, I am a regular follower of your blog but never commented up till now don't know why though!!!
    you are the 2nd girl from right in the 1st pic am I right????

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  47. love that long skirt, the color is just gorg and looks so versatile

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  48. These are so funny! You make laugh.
    I love #1 and #7 :)

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  49. Ahnyonghaseyo!
    Hehehehe.

    Well, this is the typical story, but when I was in first grade my teacher wouldn't let me use the hall pass until I finished my spelling. So I peed my pants.

    That same year one day we had outside lunch, I had a new outfit on. A cute heart shirt with a matching plaid skort (skirt/shorts... remember those?) and a seagull pooped right on my shoulder. They made me change into a school t-shirt, and all the shirts they had to choose from were way too big. It ruined my outfit :(

    I had a rough year that year.

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  50. Love the reminiscing!! When I was in second grade I wore the same thing every day for at least a month! Purple coo-lots, with a pink & white 80's button up collared shirt, it was short & wide as was the style, with swirly Cosby-ish designs on it. I loved this outfit, and as a bonus it matched the only accessory I owned, a purple slap bracelet!! Bless my mom for washing it every night so I wouldn't be the stinky kid.

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  51. LOVE the Korean outfits. Love! And I agree- high school sucked, college was great!

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  52. I had to get up and go to the bathroom because #6 made me almost pee my pants!

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