Monday, 1 April 2013

9 Little Things: Secondary School & College

Aaaah I remember going to the cinema to watch this for a friend's 12th birthday! Image found via pinterest.
  1. At the age of 12 I forgot how to do a forward roll and still can't do it.
  2. I developed a fear of going to the toilet alone.  Not literally in the cubicle, but my bestie would always have to accompany me and wait by the sinks.
  3. I never actually had a boyfriend at school.  I had crushes on people but was always too shy to tell them.
  4. I spent a lot of money at 6th Form buying 20p hash browns and put on a lot of weight.
  5. There was a hierarchy in our college canteen as to where people sat.  One day we decided to invade the booths (aka where the cool kids sat), which was fine during our free period, but as soon as lunch came the cool ones arrived, stared at us in disbelief and I instantly regretted it.  My friend refused to let us leave though and it was the most awkward lunchtime of my life.
  6. I passed my driving test first time, aged 17, with 4 minors.  My first car was a red Corsa which I saved up for.
  7. I frequently drove to places in my pyjamas.
  8. We went out clubbing a lot and always stayed in my friend's caravan in her back garden.  We nicknamed it The Caravan of Love (I have no idea...) and I always bagsied sleeping on the floor where there was an air vent, to try and minimise my hangover.
  9. I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh I love Ten Things I Hate About You, and now I'll just have to watch it. Poor Heath Ledger. We also had a seating hierarchy, but in our sixth form common room- the cool kids sat in the middle of the Octagon, and the rest of us sat around the edges. None of us were brave enough to try to break the status quo though!! x

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    1. Haha I'm not sure it was bravery....just a stubborn, defiant streak mixed with a bit of bad judgement! x

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  2. No.1 made me chuckle :) and I passed at 7 with 3 minors - still proud!!! Cannot believe it but we used to do no.8 and I can still remember my best friend throwing up in the caravan sink which wasn't plumbed in - gross!

    Elspeth xx

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    1. *17. Wow if I learned to drive aged 7 that would be fricken awesome. If not illegal..

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    2. Haha woah, not sure any of us were ever sick in the caravan, thank God....how grim! x

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  3. I am uncomfortable going to the bathroom by myself as well. I'm 80% convinced that a serial killer is waiting. And I would have definitely sat in the "cool kids" booth. I had no tolerance for high school BS like that...probably why I wasn't cool! And I still drive around in PJs, as long as I know that I'm not going to see anyone. My car broke down once though while in pajamas. It was horrifying.

    Little Red Umbrellas

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    1. Lol I'm not sure what my issue was! I just developed a bit of a fear about being on my own in public places (I think I thought I'd be laughed at) and I'm sure that's what caused it. And as for the driving in PJs....my fear of having an accident/breaking down whilst wearing them finally made me kick the habit!

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  4. Hash brows were my college weakness.. that and curly fries and fish cakes x

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    1. Hash brows....are they a variation on the ever-popular Scouse versions? ;)

      You've got me remembering all the delicious food...pizza, chips with beans and cheese.... If I did it all over I'm sure I'd be fat again! x

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  5. This is basically the same as my life haha. Except we were into cheese toasties at college. xo

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    1. Cheese toasties were the one thing missing from my sixth form days! x

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  6. Lol, I love the one about you sitting on the cool kids table! There was an area in the common room where all the cooool people gathered and I neeeever sat there haha! And the 'caravan of love', haha :)

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    1. I kinda miss the Caravan of Love days! They were always good for a bit of sisterhood rambling at the end of a night. Being a grown up and going straight to bed with a glass of water just doesn't cut it! x

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  7. Lovely post! I had a similar addiction with toasties at school they were so good but I would have been a sucker for the hash browns I love those things x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hash browns are the devil's food, I'm sure of it! x

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  8. This is a really cool series of posts Tabitha! keep it up xx

    http://floradora97.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like! x

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  9. I love 10 Things I Hate About You, one of my favourite films. Love JGL!

    We had a school hirachy everywhere like the yard, canteen, queuing for classrooms.. it was insane and I was beaten up twice for being in the wrong place. I was such a nerd and hated school!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. Oh wow, beaten up? That sucks! To be fair though, that probably would have happened if we'd pulled a stunt like that at school but we moved to a different, (I hate to say it) more "up market" college full of spoilt kids who actually wouldn't have it in them to ever fight x

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  10. Oh I love this post!!
    I am quite glad actually that at school there was none of that hierarchy stuff going on! Like at all really, so happy about that! I feel for you though.. xxx

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    1. Haha I think I should clarify....I wasn't a loser! Happily in my own group of friends skirting on the periphery of the cool crowd, but just not quite there! x

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  11. Love this post, it has made me all nostalgic!

    Maria xxx

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    1. I got really nostalgic writing it too! x

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  12. I love this series of yours! Please try and reinstate your ability to do a forward roll, you never know when you might need to carry one out at short notice to get out of a tricky situation!

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