The 2004-2005 school year is officially over. School is done. These are my memories from the year. What a great one it was!
Granite State Challenge: 4, Smith, Reagan's alive, Duracell bunny, Space Ball, Lawrence of Arabia used elephants, A-Rod impersonation, Mike Eisenhower, dirty Canadian vs. dirty Yank, non-astronaut people, Henry VIII, "Call me Kevin W..."
Dr. Gamble's class-polar bear salutes, habeas grabbus, British soldiers in bright red coats, white shoot-me belts, and gold aiming points, Caity the one and Katii the other.
Drama class: The Rabbit and the Turtle is a Bible verse, picking on midgets, Steve pantomiming unsuccessfully hanging himself, Beauty and the Beast=RC and Steve, "He's having a seizure!", "I'm Steve B...", "Sir, that polar bear is stuffed.".
"Our Town": aya, just about, right smart farm, late-night Uno's, "Kevin, buddy, you missed our exit" "No, I didn't" "Yeah, you did" "Yeah, I did", Kevin & Ryan's improv pantomime, Emily tripping over the step, Jacqueline’s name issues
John- dirty Russian, my dear little brother, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rules!
Emily- tall gentlemen should rule the world, next to us!
Coffee House: "smart" card games with Erik (AKA War and Three Kings), we are soo sociable!
Study hall: Scattergories and Scrabble with Erik and Alissa.
Katii- I am going to be eaten by a Japanese penguin, which will be eaten by a French polar bear, which will be eaten by a Jewish baby dingo from Australia. After that, you will all say the Kaddish over me. And I am NOT the deranged Canadian who fired the first shot at Fort Sumter- you are.
Christine and Betsy: hyper and hyperer, tired and tireder.
Betsy- spraying me with water in Biology, you will become Stacy on "What Not To Wear" if what you did to me this year is any indication.
The World According to Student Bloopers in study hall and on the Eaglet: “The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of a huge triangular cube…One of Jacob's sons, Joseph, gave refuse to the Israelites. Pharaoh forced the Hebrew slaves to make bread without straw. Moses led them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments…A myth is a female moth…Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his poor subjects by playing the fiddle to them…One of the causes of the Revolutionary Wars was the English put tacks in their tea…George Washington married Martha Curtis and in due time became the Father of our Country…Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this…Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years. Her reclining years and finally the end of her life were exemplary of a great personality. Her death was the final event, which ended her reign…Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers.”
"They're Canadian M & Ms." "They are NOT M & Ms!!!!"
Quiz Bowl: BQ Burger Queen, "Let's break for a spot of tea" "Boys, Carolyn, and freshman", "If you learn to drive the Eaglet I am learning to hitchhike", "We're going bowling!", Canadian intelligence pills (contraband of course), wearing togas on your head, Ricky's crazy mixed-up questions ("No, I'm sorry, the answer is..."), Erik and I hate Wisconsin, Poland, and Booker T. Washington, going 40 over the speed bumps with Mr. J, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (he doesn't just wear any sweater, he wears a diamond-studded emerald green cashmere sweater), Prodigy, Carlos the Bomber, starlight frequency, and "Meen Kampf", "Oh my gosh, there's a bug on your collar!", Erik the T... and Ricky the S..., School of Rock "You're not hardcore..." Kevin: be proud of your heritage vs. Erik, Devon, and John: stupid Canadians, Steve: Mountain Dew + Salt and Vinegar chips + three foot subs= heaven on earth, Winston Smith, beating Pat and meeting Moses, Josh's "miracle minute math", Ida-hoe-down, Margaret Thatcher.
Honors New Testament: de-Jew, hyper British guy- no movie is complete without one (Erik-you stole my line!), Computer-Typewriter-PDA-iPod of Life- what's your song?, "You foolish Germans!", Emily and Brian's "abnormally large" women, dressing Alissa up in the “full armor of God.” AKA a bike helmet, tae kwon do chest protector, belt, sneakers, plastic sword, and the wooden “Shield of Jesus/Faith”
Scrabble: hick, bro, beaners, nudist, gin, penny bets, squandering triple word scores.
Chocolate therapy in the library and my Easter Bunny!
Softball: "I'm not adorable, I play softball! Grrrrr!" LOL nice, Britt! Post-loss hyperactivity, singing on the bus (when the guys aren't there), getting "Shall We Dance" stuck in Hannah's head, wobbles, the West Side Turkeys, Ben and Jerry's and Disney songs on the bus home from Sunapee (Andrea eating a whole pint by herself!), Tumbleweed, WE WON ONE!!!
Paris and Madrid: Icing Alex, killing my knee coming down Notre Dame, puns, puns, more puns, Mr. Bonneville's stories and encouragement, losing Madame and Mrs. Chaudoin, Steve's book, The Room, my human crutches (Erik and Mr. Bonneville), Madame and her boyfriends, the Brazilian acrobat and the French guy in Parque del Retiro, Patito!, Telephone at the tapas restaurant, drinking songs, wheelies with Laura, the flamenco show, teaching Cathy Spanish, Toledo is the best city in the world, finding Meghan’s sword.
My away message: "Spending a quiet evening with the two dates of the dateless, Ben and Jerry" Betsy's response: "Ben and Jerry better be ice cream because if they are real boys where has my Carolyn gone?"
"Every girl's got a knight in shining armor...mine fell off his white horse, got lost, and was too stubborn to ask directions."
Suffering through Honors Geometry with Emma and Katy. Emma- we will laugh later on, I promise! There's got to be something!
Katii and Jeff: having marker fights & watching Mr. Connell's class playing softball after finals.
Ross: Betsy is going to make you her new project, so I recommend either getting a good psychotherapist or leaving the country. Also, I am so not smarter than you in science or math!