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Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday 5 for October 19: Vice Squad

Police Action

From the seedy side of life comes Scrivener's Friday 5 on Vice.

1. What is your history with cigarettes?

I don't smoke. Never have, never will. A total waste of money if not your life. Why would people want to smoke? You're just burning money. Plus tobacco taxes are sky high. What a waste!

2. What is your history with alcoholic drink?

I do not consume any alcoholic drinks. Never have. Never will.

3. What was the worst trouble you got into at school?

Can't remember what it was, but I got hit by the substitute teacher with a yardstick when I was in the third grade. If that happened today, the school system as well as the teacher would face criminal charges, a lawsuit or both.

4. What’s something you got away with in school but shouldn’t have?

Can't think of anything in particular. I was a good student for most of my life. Did not want to get hit with a yardstick again.

5. Who’s your partner in crime?

No one.

Yes, for the most part my life is pretty dull. Next...


Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday 5 for October 12: Wallflower

Honokaa High School

From Scrivener's Friday 5 blog: "This past week, I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower in anticipation of the film, which I also saw this past week. In its honor, here are five questions inspired by the novel and film."

1. What do you remember about high-school dances?

The first dance I went to my friends and I rolled cookies onto the darkened dance floor and laughed at couples stepping on them.

2. At whose house would you and your friends usually gather after school-related activities?

I pretty much just went home. Did not attend too many dances anyway.

3. Who in your school had a memorable nickname?

The "Lord of the Flies" because he did #2 in class when we were in the 5th grade. This guy also had other names such as "King Fut", throughout his remaining tenure at our small school.

4. What was your high-school cafeteria like?

Utilitarian like most Hawaii public school cafeterias... long, hard benches with integrated fold down seats... low.... loud atmosphere.... but versatile because besides being an eating place, the school held socials there and community groups held and still use it for meetings.

5. Your parents aren’t reading this, so what were some of the crazy (or just memorable) things you or your friends did while driving?

Driving 85+ mph in my cousins' Ford Maverick.

Photo: Honokaa High School (top) + Honokaa Class of 1975 school reunion, 2010 (below):

  Class of 1975 Reunion