High School Meme
Thanks to gmskarka_feed for this bit of fun….
What year was it?
I’m going to say 1988 as I was 16 in ’88 so it kinda makes
sense in my world.
What were your three favorite bands or musical artists?
Limiting it to only three? OK, at the time it was almost certainly Sisters of
Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim and U2. My tastes have been with me for a very
What was your favorite outfit?
I wore a lot of black. Can’t remember a favourite outfit though. Black Jeans
plus t-shirt probably :-p I know I used to wander round with a lot of ‘band’
t-shirts such as Rose of Avalanche, Ghost Dance,
Fields of the Nephilim, etc.
What was up with your hair?
I didn’t start dying my hair until I was 17/18 so at 16 it was still fairly
long (shoulder length when I was at
school) but my natural blondness.
Who were your best friends?
Justin, Adam, Simon, Nick and Jason.
Where did you work?
Surprisingly enough the same place I do now – I was part time at Leisure Games
back then though. I worked Saturdays and sometimes after school and in my
holidays. I also worked part-time at Camden Market on a clothes store
(Sundays). Later in the year I started work at a local newsagents and gave up
the Camden Market job (better heating inside a shop in autumn/winter :p)
Did you take the bus?
Who did you have a crush on?
When I was 16….hmmmm…. I went out with a
lovely girl called Sussie (who was a couple of years younger than me) and also
another girl called Michelle (who was a couple
of years older than me and ended up going out with my best friend). I had
crushes on a number of people….off the top of my head they were Emily, Donna,
Lucy and Sarah.
Did you fight with your parents?
Surprisingly not. They let me get on with pretty much what I wanted to do. The
only rule was if I was going to be late to let them know so they wouldn’t
Did you smoke cigarettes?
Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack because you were too
nervous to find your locker?
We didn’t have lockers at my school.
Did you have a 'clique'?
Yes. I had a main group of people I hung around with although I was a bit of a
social whirlwind and had quite a few friends across quite a few ‘cliques’ at
Did you have "The Max" like Zach Kelly and Slater?
???? Who and What?
Admit it, were you popular?
More so than many, less so than some. I knew lots of people and lots of people
knew me….. in a good way that is :p
Who did you want to be just like?
Carl McCoy probably.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Writer and games designer.
Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?
Dead. I always had it mind that I’d die by the time I was 30 and didn’t really
look much beyond that point. So really anything I do now is a bonus!