What year was it?]
1992. Our unofficial class motto was “Class of ‘92 - Smell our Bums.”
[What were your three favorite bands?]
The Doors, Arrested Development and Cold Chisel.
[What was your favorite outfit?]
Jeans, black long sleeved t-shirt and a red and black checked flannette shirt. And hiking boots.
[What was up with your hair?]
Long and straight. Just below should length, and the left side had a kink at the end.
[Who were your best friends?]
There was a gang of us who hung out. In terms of long phone calls after school, my friends were Kylie, Christine and a guy named Chris.
[What did you do after school?]
Homework. Listened to music. Goofed around.
[Where did you work?]
I had two different jobs. At the start of the year I was doing Saturday mornings as the shop girl in a bakery. At the end of the year I bagged canola 10 hours a day during harvest. Canola, while good for you, smells like a room full of footy boys. Yuk.
[Did you take the bus?]
Yep. School was in the town over. We played cards during the ride, or wrote rap songs about Hilter and WW2 to help us remember important dates for exams. Once, Kylie and I pretended to be TV evangilists and saved a girl from her fat arse.
Worst thing about the bus ride was going past the cattle yards and the abittours. We could tell just from the smell alone what day it was. “Sniff, sniff. Ah, selling sheep today - must be Wednesday.”
[Who did you have a crush on?]
Chris. But he was in love with Cathy.
[Did you fight with your parents?]
Nope. I was - and still am - the good child.
[Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?]
[Did you smoke cigarettes?]
Yep - only when drinking though.
[Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?]
Bit of both. I took most home when I had a heap of homework. The locker was good for catching up with everyone, as we were all put in the same area.
[Did you have a 'clique'?]
Kind of. One of the teachers once said she called us the “French Coffee set” Because we sat around, and made rude jokes about Shakespeare and Webster and once did a Plath-like tribute to toilet paper.
[Did you have "The Max" like Zach Kelly and Slater?]
No. We came from three different towns and no one had a license. It was difficult to just ‘hang’.
[Admit it, were you popular?]
Kinda no. The popular kids talked to me, and I to them, but I wasn’t really in that circle.
[Who did you want to be just like?]
No one. I was pretty happy with who I was. Sometimes I did wish I was like Cathy - cause she was incredibly brainy and cool and Chris liked her. But mostly, I liked being me
[What did you want to be when you grew up?]
A theraputic radiographer. Kind of glad I never ended up doing that - I don’t think I could handle giving treatment to dying kids.
[Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?]
Married with three kids. Living in a city. And on my way to owning a house.