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Memories from 20 years ago

Post by KevinW » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:32 pm

My 20-year high school reunion (hard to believe it's been that long) is coming up, and remembering that I had converted my copy of the video that some friends of my parents shot to DVD a few years ago, I put it up on YouTube along with an intro from some old home movies of my going off to and coming home from my first day of school in 1979. I then put up the link on my class's Facebook page, where it's becoming quite popular. :) Anyways, I thought I'd share it with you all as well.



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Post by AKA JH70 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:30 pm

That makes me think of high school. I graduated 24 years ago.

You know, every once in a while I wish I could go back. I'd do so many things differently

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Post by KevinW » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:33 am

AKA JH70 wrote:That makes me think of high school. I graduated 24 years ago.

You know, every once in a while I wish I could go back. I'd do so many things differently
Yeah, there are a lot of things I'd like to go back and say or do differently. But, I've learned from my past and bettered myself from that.

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Post by Rokiisun » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:22 am

We don't have graduation over in Scotland, but you get the choice to leave after
4, 5 or 6 years of High School education. I stayed on to the end and left in the
summer of 2007 with one decent grade, but it was worth it.

If it wasn't for having ace friends I probably would have left school the first
chance I got.
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Post by AKA JH70 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:14 am

KevinW wrote:
AKA JH70 wrote:That makes me think of high school. I graduated 24 years ago.

You know, every once in a while I wish I could go back. I'd do so many things differently
Yeah, there are a lot of things I'd like to go back and say or do differently. But, I've learned from my past and bettered myself from that.

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I know....it doesn't do a bit of good to wish myself back to high school. I can only move forward....gotta stop thinking about the past like that.

It has been much easier for me recently. My life is in a positive transition thanks to me of course but I owe a huge thank you to others too. :D

LOL...I couldn't go back to my highschool anyway....it's closed down

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Post by Matt9290 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:20 pm

What passed for High School in my neck-of-the-woods was a little like something out of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil
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Post by AKA JH70 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:22 pm

LOL...I went to a Catholic School. I'm not knocking but some might consider it funny with how I turned out. :twisted:

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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:31 am

AKA JH70 wrote:LOL...I went to a Catholic School. I'm not knocking but some might consider it funny with how I turned out. :twisted:
I also went to a Roman Catholic School… And let me tell you (no joking) English Nuns are a vicious bread!
It’s no wonder I turned out the way I did!
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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:36 am

Matt9290 wrote:
AKA JH70 wrote:LOL...I went to a Catholic School. I'm not knocking but some might consider it funny with how I turned out. :twisted:
I also went to a Roman Catholic School… And let me tell you (no joking) English Nuns are a vicious bread!
It’s no wonder I turned out the way I did!
Whereas I love the idea of a vicious loaf of bread - I did mean breed
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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:24 am

I don't remember if it was my Mom who told me this or I heard it from somewhere else but the school Nuns used to do nasty things like smack your fingers if you did something you weren't supposed to do. I know for a fact that my Mom told me that if you wrote left-handed, they would insist that you write with your right hand.

By the time I got to Catholic school, they weren't so nasty.

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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:40 am

AKA JH70 wrote:I don't remember if it was my Mom who told me this or I heard it from somewhere else but the school Nuns used to do nasty things like smack your fingers if you did something you weren't supposed to do. I know for a fact that my Mom told me that if you wrote left-handed, they would insist that you write with your right hand.

By the time I got to Catholic school, they weren't so nasty.
Your mum had it lucky… If we did anything wrong, it was bend-over touch your toes – and a whack over the behind with a cricket bat! I guess this is one of the drawbacks of living in a nation with cricket as a national sport (lol).

I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old, and one of the Nuns was explaining the meaning of the large stone crucifix, which stood outside the school church.
How it was the device that killed our Lord Jesus Christ, so we now were the symbol around our necks to remember… I (half-jokingly half out of childhood Innocence) commented that if Jesus had been stabbed to death, would we all be wearing daggers around our neck?
I couldn’t sit down for a week!
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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:58 am

Matt9290 wrote:
AKA JH70 wrote:I don't remember if it was my Mom who told me this or I heard it from somewhere else but the school Nuns used to do nasty things like smack your fingers if you did something you weren't supposed to do. I know for a fact that my Mom told me that if you wrote left-handed, they would insist that you write with your right hand.

By the time I got to Catholic school, they weren't so nasty.
Your mum had it lucky… If we did anything wrong, it was bend-over touch your toes – and a whack over the behind with a cricket bat! I guess this is one of the drawbacks of living in a nation with cricket as a national sport (lol).

I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old, and one of the Nuns was explaining the meaning of the large stone crucifix, which stood outside the school church.
How it was the device that killed our Lord Jesus Christ, so we now were the symbol around our necks to remember… I (half-jokingly half out of childhood Innocence) commented that if Jesus had been stabbed to death, would we all be wearing daggers around our neck?
I couldn’t sit down for a week!
I'm certainly not complaining about my education at all. I'm glad that I did go to Catholic School because the public schools where I lived at the time had a reputation of being a little rough. Quite honestly, I was afraid of getting my butt kicked. Vo-tech on the other hand, while part of the public school system here, was awesome. I took computer programming and I was quite the student there. It's a shame that I didn't follow through with my career choice. Instead I worked for my brother-in-law's landscaping company. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing(I thought working for him was cool) but I should've stuck with computer programming.

Oh well, now I'm a chef-wannabe

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Post by Victoria Principles » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:01 am

AKA JH70 wrote:
Matt9290 wrote:
AKA JH70 wrote:I don't remember if it was my Mom who told me this or I heard it from somewhere else but the school Nuns used to do nasty things like smack your fingers if you did something you weren't supposed to do. I know for a fact that my Mom told me that if you wrote left-handed, they would insist that you write with your right hand.

By the time I got to Catholic school, they weren't so nasty.
Your mum had it lucky… If we did anything wrong, it was bend-over touch your toes – and a whack over the behind with a cricket bat! I guess this is one of the drawbacks of living in a nation with cricket as a national sport (lol).

I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old, and one of the Nuns was explaining the meaning of the large stone crucifix, which stood outside the school church.
How it was the device that killed our Lord Jesus Christ, so we now were the symbol around our necks to remember… I (half-jokingly half out of childhood Innocence) commented that if Jesus had been stabbed to death, would we all be wearing daggers around our neck?
I couldn’t sit down for a week!
I'm certainly not complaining about my education at all. I'm glad that I did go to Catholic School because the public schools where I lived at the time had a reputation of being a little rough. Quite honestly, I was afraid of getting my butt kicked. Vo-tech on the other hand, while part of the public school system here, was awesome. I took computer programming and I was quite the student there. It's a shame that I didn't follow through with my career choice. Instead I worked for my brother-in-law's landscaping company. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing(I thought working for him was cool) but I should've stuck with computer programming.

Oh well, now I'm a chef-wannabe

You alway can go back and study computer programming. Lots of demand for it.

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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:15 am

Victoria Principles wrote:You alway can go back and study computer programming. Lots of demand for it.
There's tons of demand for computer programming but I'm following a different career path.

I applied for a cook #2 position at a local casino's buffet and I am having so much fun there interacting with my co-workers and customers. I've only been there a few weeks but something has clicked for me. I already know the different stations at the buffet(can operate them solo if necessary), and I've been highly complimented by customers, management, and co-workers.

I already have my sights set on the buffet manager position.

No....I am not letting my recent success get to my head. I just have confidence in myself that I have never had before. :D

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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:40 am

AKA JH70 wrote:
Victoria Principles wrote:You alway can go back and study computer programming. Lots of demand for it.
There's tons of demand for computer programming but I'm following a different career path.

I applied for a cook #2 position at a local casino's buffet and I am having so much fun there interacting with my co-workers and customers. I've only been there a few weeks but something has clicked for me. I already know the different stations at the buffet(can operate them solo if necessary), and I've been highly complimented by customers, management, and co-workers.

I already have my sights set on the buffet manager position.

No....I am not letting my recent success get to my head. I just have confidence in myself that I have never had before. :D
Never restrict yourself JH...
I did my first degree in Psychology and my second in Physics but ended up as a Journalist!
I hate to sound materialistic, but whatever pays the most is the direction I go in. I'm not saying money is the answer to everything, but it allows you to do a heck of a lot more than what you can do if you don't have money (if that makes sense)
Anyway - I'll be looking out for you on Hells Kitchen!!!
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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:41 am

You are right...money isn't everything but having it does help! LOL

I got my first paycheck from the job and as nice as it was to finally have a paycheck, it was a bit of a downer for me. The take home pay for two weeks was around what I made at my last job on just a piss-poor 3-day paycheck. That's another reason why I'm motivated to shoot for the buffet manager position if and when it's open.

You won't be seeing me on Hell's Kitchen...LOL . I absolutely do not like Gordon Ramsay. There's very few tv chefs that I do like.....Chuck Hughes from Canada is one of them

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Post by Matt9290 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:13 am

AKA JH70 wrote:You are right...money isn't everything but having it does help! LOL

I got my first paycheck from the job and as nice as it was to finally have a paycheck, it was a bit of a downer for me. The take home pay for two weeks was around what I made at my last job on just a piss-poor 3-day paycheck. That's another reason why I'm motivated to shoot for the buffet manager position if and when it's open.

You won't be seeing me on Hell's Kitchen...LOL . I absolutely do not like Gordon Ramsay. There's very few tv chefs that I do like.....Chuck Hughes from Canada is one of them
A buffet manager sounds like it would pay well. I'm generally speaking, not materialistic, but like to live comfortably, so it really is a necessary evil in my book!
A good friend of mine has written 8 books, yet still works as a waiter!!! He loves the idea of writing through the day and working at night (by which time he's in no mood to write). He doesn't need the money as such, but what he makes as a waiter going in to an account, and every year he takes a month's holiday - so far he's visited most of Europe, Japan China and so on...

Ha I totally agree with you - Gordon Ramsay is what we call in the north of England a "gob-shite"
But I just love Jamie Oliver... Well maybe "love" is not the right work - I "like" him... No that's still not right! I guess I "tolerate" him? Oh hell, let just say I fight daily with the idea of setting him on fire - the little feka!!!

I don't know if they have reached you across there, but as far as I'm concerned the best cooks/chefs around are a couple of Geordies (from my neck-of-the-woods) who go under the title of the Hairy Bikers! They do REAL food!

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Post by AKA JH70 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:46 am

Probably the only channel that "Hairy Bikers" would be on here is BBC America. I'll have to look for it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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