can’t think of nuthin
must replace any thinking
with high school maymay
YOUR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL
[What year was it?]
[What were your three favorite bands?]
Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Simon and Garfunkel.
[What was your favorite outfit?]
jeans, concert t-shirt, flannel, chuck taylors
[What was up with your hair?]
crazy curly, parted to the side, pretty much your basic triangle hair
[Who were your best friends?]
Kate and Laura
[What did you do after school?]
Theatre practice, moping, crayon melting, tree climbing, and whining about various existential crises like “why do people think they need to be popular?” and “how can you be real to yourself, bitch, when you’re drunk off your ass and making out with my ex?”
[Did you take the bus?]
I walked to school, right past a weird suburban farm where the cows and bulls were always on top of each other, going at it like crazy. It was such a nice allegory for high school.
[Who did you have a crush on?]
the cutest boy ever (who happens to be my husband now)
[Did you fight with your parents?]
Nah. I was pretty easy going and so were they.
[Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?]
Eddie Vedder and Holly Hunter
[Did you smoke cigarettes?]
hell no – I was too afraid they’d make me throw-up
[Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?]
I lugged them around all day because I always had 17 tons of homework and my locker was on the other side of the world from my classes
[Did you have a ‘clique’?]
Do theatre geeks count as a clique?
[Did you have “The Max” like Zach Kelly and Slater?]
I have no idea what this is.
[Admit it, were you popular?]
Nah. I knew of people. People knew of me. That was about it.
[Who did you want to be just like?]
Maybe Edward Albee. Even though I wanted to be a museum curator, I had this secret desire to become a famous playwright.
[What did you want to be when you grew up?]
A museum curator but NOT a gallery owner (I had some naive idea that curators could be true to the art while gallery owners how to bow to money pressure)
[Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now?]
Even at 17 I felt this tug between wanting to wear fancy suits and work downtown at a museum, and wanting to wear my chucks forever and have babies and stay at home. I just wanted to make sure I was going to be a happy adult, but I didn’t really know what was going to make me happy.