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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hillbilly Dunn's Question

Hillbilly Dunn has asked us the question Who were you? Click linkage here It got me thinking. What was I like at highschool? I remember it wasn’t the best experience of my life, however if I got the chance to live it again I’d do so many things differently. Ahh good old hindsight allows us 20/20 vision!!

I wasn’t in the popular group (Wasn't rich or pretty enough!) and I wasn’t in the super smart group (Wasn't smart enough!) Though I was a nerd /geek – as I loved sci-fi! I was the middle group. The group who didn’t get invited to all the parties, but sometimes did. The group who had an after school job. (Because their parents weren't rich!) The group who were just middle of the road. Not too smart, not too stupid, could make people laugh and were a generally good friend.

No one at high-school knew I was gay. I didn't come out until I was 21. But looking back I'd not have been afraid to hide it, as I did as a teenager. I spent my days in the music room as my passion was music (I played Drums) If I wasn’t playing drums I was just hanging out. I was the one who got picked on for being small. My mum sent me to self defence lessons as she was sick of me coming home beaten up all the time. I told NO-ONE of these Taekwondo lessons. People have a tendency to pick fights with the people they know can fight, and also the ones they think can’t. I fell into the later category, and my brown belt helped me hand several people their asses, and almost got me expelled. (I claimed self defence which it was, and some ‘younger’ students back me up!) I got off with a suspension.

Out of school, I played drums, swam a lot and just generally hung out with friends. The usual ‘teenager’ thing. I drank too much as an adolescent, which in my 20/20 vision I’d not repeat. I’d still have a drink, but not to the excesses I did. (I got named in the final year book as The one most likely to become an alcoholic!)

So I extend Hillbilly Dunn’s question to you. Who were you at school? You can either comment or write a blog of your own.

That’s all I’ve got.

2 comments:

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I too, drank a lot in my teen years, and is the cause for not over indulging as an adult. If I could go back, I would tell myself to knock it off. But, you can't. So you deal. I try to set good examples for my kids, telling them of my own mistakes, so they can learn from them instead of making the same ones.

I didn't realise I was bi-sexual until I was 20. I felt weird telling anybody that I liked girls as much as boys. But eventually, everybody knows now and it's not a big deal. I'm comfortable in my skin and I think kudo's to anyone who can express who they really are.

ScoMan said...

I was the loner and the outcast for the early years. I wasn't picked on or anything and some people tried to form bonds with me, but I was just happy doing my own thing and their friendship didn't mean much to me.

In the later years I realised some people would do anything for a friend and these people were easy to manipulate. I had them calling me "God" (even when they introduced me to their parents, they'd say "This is Sco, he's not just a God he's THE God") and one of them even told their parents "Sco told me I don't have to listen to you any more"

It was fun. I was kind of a douchebag, but I was a douchebag who was enjoying myself.