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Nerd, Dork, or Cool Kid

 
 
Eva
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:23 am
OCCOM BILL wrote:
My core group of friends consisted of people who didn't really belong to any group. I judged people based exclusively on who they were and never much cared how I was judged.


This pretty much described me. I was a "good girl," but very independent. Still am.
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:35 am
I managed to balance the "dork" side with musical performances. Graduated with honors even though I failed Algebra. My algebra teacher was the dork. Razz
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:43 am
I was a kind of pre-punk, photo-geek, stoner girl.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:50 am
What's photo-geek???
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:57 am
The photo-geeks were the kids that had their own keys to the darkrooms.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 10:59 am
Look at little Mo!

Such a sweetheart. And what pictures. Wow.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 11:07 am
Ain't he gorgeous?

Can you believe that our one year Little Mo-aversary is next Monday?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 11:29 am
A little bit of both. But more on the cool side.

Member of the track team, scape organizer, rebel/hippie type, political activist, editor of the uncensored school newspaper, the one who made out with his girlfriends at the school theatre sessions, friends took my parents' seats on graduation day.
But my 3 best friends were among the nerdiest (an 18 year old nearly albino boy scout; a guy who on vacations read a book a day, had his own mimeograph and loved shortwave radio; the only openly gay student). On recess we would go to a lonely cafeteria outside school and talk about philosophy and literature. Us 4, and another "cool" friend organized the "reading week", literature contests and conferences on anything, from architecture to theatre. I really despised the "pistons" (I gave them the nickname), only interested in cars, sports and chicks.
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Asherman
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 11:36 am
Hey Dys ... Good to see you back. The stroke (?) doesn't seem to have hurt your wit, or insights. Gone with the wind.

Natalie and I just spent the day down in Las Cruces. Fine town, I expect we'll make further trips .............. especially if we can find someone down there with an extra bed. Get well, and get down here.
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kirsten
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 12:04 pm
Looking back I seem pretty nerdy. I was quiet and and studious. I participated in Honor Society, choir, 50 Mile Swim Club Rolling Eyes , and Color Guard (briefly- I hated it except for the cute uniform!) I knew and got along well with the cool kids, but my best friends were like me...kind of on the fringe. During the summers I hung out with college kids at a community theatre group, and that became my passion.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 12:17 pm
I was in between. I was athletic, but not a jock. I was studious, but just enough to stay mid 3's. Played golf and baseball, and was a six letterman. That was as many letters as anyone in my graduating class, I think. Big deal. I went to a college with no golf team. A mistake, looking back on it.

The small town I lived in had the largest Explorers post in the country. We did great stuff, travel and adventure, that was cool.
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 12:27 pm
Brand X wrote:
My sissers a cowgirl hippie??? You wear flowers in your hair, under your cowgirl hat?


No flowers bro, flowers just weren't cool anymore by that time, so I was a flowerless cowgirl hippie. I didn't fit in with most, but I did have my own group of friends that I raised hell with. I refused to keep with the styles, so you could say that I was pretty much an outcast. While the styles continued to change, you could always find me with my jeans, jean jacket, and cowboy boots. Some things never change :-D
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 01:47 pm
Seems like many a2kers overcame the strict caste system in high school and moved in between various groups. What do you think that says about you then? And now?
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fishin
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 01:56 pm
eoe wrote:
Seems like many a2kers overcame the strict caste system in high school and moved in between various groups. What do you think that says about you then? And now?


That we're all just verra confused and wandering through life aimlessly???? Very Happy
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 02:04 pm
eoe wrote:
Seems like many a2kers overcame the strict caste system in high school and moved in between various groups. What do you think that says about you then? And now?
Quite simply: I was a misfit then and I am a misfit now. I have no patience for group mentality and little patience for those who do. This is evidenced in my frequent criticism of Partisan nonsense.
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katya8
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 05:52 pm
SealPoet wrote:
Nerd. Should have aspired to greater things... such as Geek.


I love that......!!! Made me laugh.
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katya8
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 06:00 pm
I was the only Jewish student in a girl's highschool run by nuns.

I was shy.

I was a rebel.

I'm still shy.

I'm still a rebel.



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Tex-Star
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 06:09 pm
I didn't notice a caste system but then I didn't notice much of anythng in high school. My parents moved and I went to a new school when a junior. There were different groups but I moved in and out of them quite easily without belonging to any. Had a few really close friends, who needs anything else.

I'm still independent and despise groups.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 06:21 pm
I was a 'rat'. Used alcohol and some drugs, wore AC/DC t-shirts and a levi jacket. I played soccor a little, but it got in the way of my smoking. Sheesh, can't believe I'm so normal now. I'm normal right?
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2004 06:23 pm
eoe wrote:
Seems like many a2kers overcame the strict caste system in high school and moved in between various groups. What do you think that says about you then? And now?


My sense of the caste system in school was that it wasn't very rigid. And I floated a bit between groups. I guess I was a bit of a loner then as I am now.
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