I Found my HS Senior Year Book

  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    I need to stay out of it because of the bitter memories and feelings it stirs up. I went to school with a bunch of Assholes.


    Am I the only one?
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    May 16, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    Nope. I'll gladly join your club.

    I was at such a homophobic school which I think is what gave me internalized homophobia... and i'm past it now.. but yea... I burned my first yearbook.

  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I also find it funny how there is a "couples pictures section" in it and there are pics of couples....and THEIR CHILDREN lol

    We had an on-site day care center.
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    May 16, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    My yearbooks were flooded in our basement after a particularly heavy rain several years ago. It's for the better-- I hated the way I looked in high school.

    Interestingly enough, my 20-year reunion is coming up this summer. I'll be interested to see, due to the advent of Facebook, if people fall into their old high school cliques, or if they truly socialize outside of their old groups. There's probably 5-10 people I'm really looking forward to talking to, even though I was painfully introverted and wasn't close to them in high school.

    Plus, I'll be anxious to see which assholes have lost their hair.
  • tautomer

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    May 16, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    I feel like the odd one out because I had a wonderful high school experience. It seems like almost everyone I know hated high school and or was miserable though it. It was not that way for me at all.
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    May 16, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    There were a couple assholes in my school, but for the most part I really enjoyed the social aspects of high school. They buoyed me up during a time of personal depression. Part of this was because I moved to a new school and was able to start with a clean slate, instead of the reputation I had made in first grade that somehow stuck with me all through elementary, middle, and halfway through freshman year of my first high school.

    Moving was difficult, but I actually really enjoyed my new, huge school, with the massive amount of nerds and geeks.
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    May 16, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    Although, I am missing my 10 year reunion in September. I'm relieved, not because high school was terrible, but because my post-college career has been so terribly dissatisfying.
  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 said I went to school with a bunch of Assholes.

    I'm guessing they weren't very nice to you.
    And why would they be? You're a douchebag, They're probably nice people who just know enough not to want to be anywhere around you.

    You just dont know how it was.

    I was treated terribly and bullied by most of those people. It was a small town with the mentality to match. I just didnt belong there and was basically an outcast because I didnt live on the "right' side of town nor was I given a car when I hit 16. I had to get a job and earn it and pay for it myself.

    So yes. i guess I was an enormous jerk.

    Just like I am sure youre SUPER pleasant in real life.

    Not even sure why I tried to explain myself to YOU of all people, but I suppose its because you know nothing about what was done to me.

    Thanks tho.
  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 said
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 said I went to school with a bunch of Assholes.

    I'm guessing they weren't very nice to you.
    And why would they be? You're a douchebag, They're probably nice people who just know enough not to want to be anywhere around you.

    You just dont know how it was.

    I was treated terribly and bullied by most of those people. It was a small town with the mentality to match. I just didnt belong there and was basically an outcast because I didnt live on the "right' side of town nor was I given a car when I hit 16. I had to get a job and earn it and pay for it myself.

    So yes. i guess I was an enormous jerk.

    Just like I am sure youre SUPER pleasant in real life.

    Not even sure why I tried to explain myself to YOU of all people, but I suppose its because you know nothing about what was done to me.

    Thanks tho.

    I grew up in the same town as Mitt Romney. That prep school they're all talking about was one mile from our house. But we were the poor folk in town; I didn't get a car, I didn't have a trust fund, I had to work after school and during summers. I ended up paying my way through college myself.

    But you know what? Nobody bullied me. I had lots of friends, did all kinds of school activities---football team, drama club, chorus----and if they made fun of me for not being rich, they never did it to my face. And 40 years later, my facebook page is full of my high school friends who were all eager to reconnect with me.

    So, um, there's a missing part of your story.

    No there really isnt. The HS I went to was super clicky. I was super awkward. We lived out in the country and my grandmother was my only neighbor. I was always short, chubby and not very social. Even the kids in our church seemed to suck.

    There are a few people that I did go to school with that I am friends with to this day. Ive known my best friend for 18 years now.

    I was also very closeted and very quiet because I was afraid of people finding out about me. Such is life I suppose.

    I actually do have friends in the town and friends from the town that live here where I am now that I became friends with AFTER I escaped my own personal living hell.
  • BmwKid92

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    May 16, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    highschool was the shit, YOUUUUUUUU
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    May 16, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    I was called a fag so often I almost forgot what my actual name was in High School.
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    May 16, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    The things I would do to go back to those good ol, simple days...lol. Though, I can't really complain. I was fortunate enough to have some pretty amazing times at high school and got to experience a lot.

    But wow, it really is sad to hear that people did not have a good high school experience. I am sure schools are quite different in the states, but the schools I attended in Canada were pretty relaxed when it came to a lot. One high school I went to had a few openly gay students as well as a dude who was right in the middle of becoming a her. And I am quite sure none of them were ever picked on.
  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    I suppose the biggest difference between JP and myself is that I grew up in a small town in Southern NM and he is from MI (I Gather). 2 completely different parts of the country.
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    May 16, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 said I went to school with a bunch of Assholes.

    I'm guessing they weren't very nice to you.
    And why would they be? You're a douchebag, They're probably nice people who just know enough not to want to be anywhere around you.

    You just dont know how it was.

    I was treated terribly and bullied by most of those people. It was a small town with the mentality to match. I just didnt belong there and was basically an outcast because I didnt live on the "right' side of town nor was I given a car when I hit 16. I had to get a job and earn it and pay for it myself.

    So yes. i guess I was an enormous jerk.

    Just like I am sure youre SUPER pleasant in real life.

    Not even sure why I tried to explain myself to YOU of all people, but I suppose its because you know nothing about what was done to me.

    Thanks tho.
    And as long as you can't let go of the past, you'll never enjoy the future.
  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JP85257 said
    JPtheBITCH said
    JP85257 said I went to school with a bunch of Assholes.

    I'm guessing they weren't very nice to you.
    And why would they be? You're a douchebag, They're probably nice people who just know enough not to want to be anywhere around you.

    You just dont know how it was.

    I was treated terribly and bullied by most of those people. It was a small town with the mentality to match. I just didnt belong there and was basically an outcast because I didnt live on the "right' side of town nor was I given a car when I hit 16. I had to get a job and earn it and pay for it myself.

    So yes. i guess I was an enormous jerk.

    Just like I am sure youre SUPER pleasant in real life.

    Not even sure why I tried to explain myself to YOU of all people, but I suppose its because you know nothing about what was done to me.

    Thanks tho.
    And as long as you can't let go of the past, you'll never enjoy the future.

    Like I said. Finding my yearbook stirred up memories. For the most part I could care less. I was more or less explaining myself.
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    May 16, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    To be honest, I was a loser. Shy, insecure, and don't fit in anywhere. It was a ghetto ass high school, and I did some really stupid things with really stupid people. I'm glad those years are over.
    I cringe when I go through my yearbook.
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    May 16, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    My hair was so full in High School!

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    May 16, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    I didn't buy that shit lmfao; I didn't go to prom either because I dropped out.
    Before anybody gets annoying with me about it I just graduated college and have never received a high school diploma or any equivalent so suck on that.
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    May 16, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidI suppose the biggest difference between JP and myself is that I grew up in a small town in Southern NM and he is from MI (I Gather). 2 completely different parts of the country.
    > the difference between JP and JP
  • beaujangle

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    May 16, 2012 9:21 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidMy hair was so full in High School!

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    My oh my; you were such a cutie (& still is one)
  • BardBear

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    May 16, 2012 9:45 AM GMT
    I grew up, that's for sure. I hated high school. Ignored it and hoped its memory would die a long and slow and antagonizing death. Then something happened.

    Facebook.

    I did my best to not even try to talk to anyone from high school. I never wanted to have that horrid memory filled.

    But something weird happened. Old friends started contacting me. Did I say friends? I thought they were just people. But they would send a quick note with something positive about remember me and, well, my whole perception changed. Maybe it was just time and my teenage brain, wired as it was, saw worse than reality.

    So school is never truly as bad as I thought it was. However, I didn't leap onto the bandwagon of reunions either.

    Peace,
    Bardy
  • Karl

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    May 16, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Bullying happens everywhere...
    Especially in my country.
    When I was at middle school , everyday is a new gate to the hell.
    They call me "pê-đê" (faggot) ....and bullied me ALL THE TIME .
    Im the kind of shy and short so all I could do is crying and cursing who I was.
    Gone home and smile , enjoyed those happy time at home and the following day I continued being bullied.
    Look at them , bullied
    Talking out loud , bullied
    Got the higher score than them , bullied
    ...........
    I used to think about suicide.
    Fortunately in high school people get more mature and no one bullied me anymore.
    My high school friends supports me , and so do my college friends...
    Im safe .
    Really I dont want to remember anything about those middle school time.
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    May 16, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    I'll agree that I hated the way I looked in high school, but I'll join the minority here in that I thought high school was a rather pleasant experience for me.

    Even growing up in a small, West Texas town didn't stop me from coming out at 14 or being popular. I owe a lot of that to luck, of course, but I couldn't help being a nice guy and a good kid.
  • JP85257

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    May 16, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    one_gun saidI'll agree that I hated the way I looked in high school, but I'll join the minority here in that I thought high school was a rather pleasant experience for me.

    Even growing up in a small, West Texas town didn't stop me from coming out at 14 or being popular. I owe a lot of that to luck, of course, but I couldn't help being a nice guy and a good kid.


    SE NM wasnt the easiest place. Whatever. The people that I have made friends with now ask themselves why they werent friends witgh me then. Its odd, but I really was only quieter.
  • shred_thegnar

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    May 16, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    wow, no issue here, never had problems at all any stage of my life. Everyone was accepting, though I do not introduce myself as the "gay guy" or even talk about it. If asked than I answer. Always had a good group of guy friends who would stand up for me if there ever was an issue.