All right guys... fess up.

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    Nov 16, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    Which one of you studs out there was a scrawny high school geek?

    {SAHEM62896 raises his hand}
  • duglyduckling

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    Nov 16, 2007 1:28 PM GMT
    not sure if I was defined as a geek, but I was certainly picked on, spat on, ignored, made fun of, told I was ugly, told I smelled, etc, etc.
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    Nov 16, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    Still am but i was one of the actor "fags" (according to the cooler set) -- until I was up on stage with the head cheerleader hee hee
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    Nov 16, 2007 2:01 PM GMT
    @ duglyduckling: Same here... and it sucks, but this isn't really what I meant when I asked the question, even though that kind of thing goes hand-in-hand with it sometimes. What I meant was today we're all supposedly "Real Jocks" today... what about before? Was anyone else small on body, big on brains and even bigger on mouth? Acne, braces, and glasses are optional.

    I was definitely one of those.
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    Nov 16, 2007 3:41 PM GMT
    Totally the opposite, I had a 46-inch waist as a freshman. Only up (or actually, down) from there!
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    Nov 16, 2007 3:47 PM GMT
    I started out fat, then lost a lot of weight dancing, then i looked like the devil. Long black hair, red contact lenses, fangs, the whole 9.
    Eventually though i was voted Most Talented, and probably would have gotten Most Likely To Be A Rock Star had they implemented that category when they wanted to.
  • cacti

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    Nov 16, 2007 3:50 PM GMT
    <---- The Epitome.

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    Nov 16, 2007 3:58 PM GMT
    I wasn't scrawny, just average. But I was made fun of, until I came out my Junior year. Funny how I thought doing that would make things worse, but it made them better. But as for as being geeky.. YEAH! All AP classes, band nerd, wore glasses until half way in my senior year, and I was the goody-good. (Still am).
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    Nov 16, 2007 4:01 PM GMT
    Gigantic plastic-rimmed glasses, the Julius Caesar haircut, braces (but never headgear, thank god), chess club trophies...yeah. I was a wedgie waiting to happen.
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    Nov 16, 2007 4:08 PM GMT
    LOL@mt.

    I was thin and innaleckshul. HOwever, my girlfriends were always cheerleaders, so that bought me some respect. Of course, sniffing a vagina is a very high cost for respect.

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    Lucky you. You only had to sniff. Mine was a greater sacrifice.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    I absolutely fit that term..... When I was in 8th grade I weighed 82 pounds and was about 5'2", when I graduated from HS I finally made it to about 5'10" and weighed about 155. Several people said I "bloomed" in college and grad school. "Bloomed"?? I always hated that description. I do like being 6'1'' and 190.

    I always find it funny to see people I was in school with that I have to "tell" them who I am and they look shocked.. "I don't remember you, um, looking like this".
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah. Freshman year I was 5'10ish and 125 pounds. By senior year I had gained about 2 inches and 10 pounds. My nerd credentials were extensive, including math and chess teams and all the accelerated classes. Oddly enough, though, I wasn't picked on for any of these things significantly in high school--it was only in 7th grade I was picked on for being a nerd, and even then it was only by the other nerds. Kids are strange people.
  • Warren

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:32 PM GMT
    I wasn't scrawny, just really average. I did fencing through highschool so I stayed in shape. But I was the biggest nerd in my school, by far. Of course, my class had 20 people, so maybe that wasn't hard to do....
  • SpartanJock

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:55 PM GMT
    Not sure if I was scrawny...4'8, 128# in high school. Definitely the geek tho. We didn't have AP courses in hicksville, but took all the science I could; chem, bio, phys, comp sci (which in the 80's was only for geeks), trig, geom, prez of Nat. Honor Soc, prez of Student Council, Peer Counselor, glasses (until 17, then contacts), and very much a goody-goody. I did letter in basketball and baseball, barely. I sat the bench usually.
  • fryblock

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    Nov 16, 2007 4:55 PM GMT
    i was always the skinny kid (110 my senior year) and still am (127 my junior year of college) but i wasn't the geeky one. i was involved in band, drama, and honors classes, but in my school, thats also where many of the popular kids were. cheerleaders, the groups that hung out with them, etc were all honors.
  • in773guy

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:04 PM GMT
    Oh hell YEA.......not only the scrawny little geek but big brother was all star Pitcher and QB and a model......love him dearly but the roles have reversed.
    He's 60lbs overweight (of course three beautiful kids) and losing his hair......me, I'm peaking at 41.....it's all good baby, it's all good.
  • duglyduckling

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:09 PM GMT
    speaking of role reversals... I think the funniest thing is that every now and then, I check up on my old classmates in Facebook, and see that most of them have NOT aged well. icon_smile.gif The jocks are now fat and bald, and the cheerleaders have lost their looks. LOL
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    Nov 16, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    Total late bloomer. Short, scrawny, poor with shabby clothes, very shy, already rumored to be gay. Never went to any dances or anything like that. I was a pretty smart kid but slacked just to drop down to the classes my friends were in. Basically I just played hoops at the park every day.

    That all changed as soon as college started (still played hoops though).
  • Squarejaw

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:15 PM GMT
    I had a big round head on a stick-figure body, kind of like a lollipop.

    I had flat feet and wore orthopedic shoes. And the unspoken rule was you could wear jeans only with sneakers, so I went around in plaid slacks from Sears.

    I had braces.

    I stuttered until I was 14.

    I got hard contact lenses when I was 8 (they thought it would stop the deterioration of my vision), and I was always having to say, "Wait, my contact's out of place!" and because they were hard lenses I blinked really hard a lot, almost like a twitch.

    I couldn't throw, couldn't catch, but screwed up the curve on all the tests and read tons of science fiction.

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:19 PM GMT
    I was less than 130lbs at 5'11" when I graduated - I remember a gym teacher in junior high comparing me to my older athletic brother "you're HIS little brother? What happened to YOU?"...I also got the "turn sideways and you disappear" statement a lot, from those thinking they were so clever....
  • ValleyGuy5000

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    Nov 16, 2007 5:22 PM GMT
    I was a disaster. LOL. Thin, athletically inept, intellectual, uncomfortable in my own skin. And I, too, had gotten picked on a lot since I was yay high.

    Then I got into music and became an extroverted rock performer. It was a very liberating experience that opened up a lot of doors.

    But off-stage I was still very uncomfortable, insecure and disconnected from my own physicality. It took a long time for me to realize exactly how much physical space I occupied... very strange sense of separation there.

    Fortunately, through working with a friend of mine who's a certified personal trainer and exploring various physical, mental and spiritual modalities on my own in the years since then, I don't have that problem anymore and the elements gel a lot better now.

    Not sure I'd call myself a "jock" a la the name of this site, and I certainly still have a lot of geek characteristics (but those are fun and I don't mind them)... but I'm definitely not the bumbling, uncoordinated disaster I was in years past.

    At 32 I've grown into my own skin quite nicely, I think. Of course that skin (particularly around the waistline) occasionally does its own growing, LOL, as I indulge in certain guilty pleasures and/or step away from exercise, etc., intermittently. But hey, I'm a human and do the best I can. It's certainly far better now than it was back then. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 16, 2007 5:32 PM GMT
    I was skinny during my sophomore year and during that summer started working out. When I showed up in the fall all buffed out i got major respect and the Football couch was after me to play cus i was way bigger then his guys.
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    Nov 16, 2007 6:22 PM GMT
    Freshman year of high school: Short (4'5"), emaciatingly thin (78#), braces and headgear. During high school I had my upper palette broken three times for orthodontic reasons - which only led to me wearing head gear for 2 years of high school. I also had just moved back from Europe where Punk was big. I was uncomfortable speaking English, had a 9" mohawk, both ears pierced, wore nail polish and punk clothes they'd never seen in IOWA.

    I didn't grow until I hit college. When I graduated college I was 6' tall and 125#. It wasn't until the last two years that I've put on weight.

    Needless to say, I was TORTURED in high school.

    PS: being a "vibrant" redhead with ALOT of freckles didn't help either. gym class was torture!
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    Nov 16, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    growingmuscnychad a 9" mohawk, both ears pierced, wore nail polish and punk clothes


    With headgear? icon_eek.gif That's what I call hardcore.