Isn’t it Ironic? #AAF with Sonya K {Saving Everyday}

This is the last week of summer in our household. I’m so excited for the new year (except transportation). My son’s school has a NO HOMEWORK policy! Yippee! Not for him, but for me since I normally review his homework and sometimes we struggle with him actually DOING it. He also has a male teacher… which I think is important because men get boys… they were a boy. The teacher seems like he’ll be nice, but stern. I’ve had so many deadlines this week and so many things that we will be doing in the near future here. No further ado…

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This week, I pair up with the saving savvy Sonya K with Saving Everyday with Sonya K. She provides daily coupons and tells you about her shopping spoils! I don’t like to shop, but when I ultimately do, I want it to SAVE! So head on over there. She’s also just a great gal! We decided to theme this post High School since the kids are headed back to school. What was high school left for you?

!1. Let’s start with what years were you in high school? There’s some details I don’t give away on my site and in life. I’m sure I’ve slipped up here and there, but in general, I don’t… that said, it was the 90s.


2. What was your favorite class during high school? French and math. In French, we had to speak French the entire period. I used to sit next to this guy that I liked and translate everything for him. In math, our teacher would only “teach” for about 10 minutes a class and then walk around to see if we had any questions. That was a perfect length of time for me because math came easy. That 10 minute explanation was all I needed. I would be done with my work by 20 after, then could do whatever I wanted the rest of the period, especially talk! 

3. Can you share some of your favorite pictures of you from your high school years? Nope! I don’t have any. I didn’t take many to begin with, but they were lost years ago. I tried to scan the yearbook pictures a while ago, but they come out super grainy. 

4. Did you belong to any clubs during high school? Yep, anything and everything. ASB (Leadership), French Club, Honor Society, Journalism Club (which I don’t even faintly remember but my yearbook begs to differ), Yearbook, Black Students’ Union… I’m sure I’m missing a few, but I can’t recall any more. I haven’t seen my yearbook in years either. For sports, I was on the volleyball, basketball, track and swimming teams.

5. What are three songs that remind you of high school? 

I used to look forward to this song at dances, of which I always coordinated. 
That’s the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson
I did a school dance to That’s the Way Love Goes, which got us all in trouble. We took off our jersies, but the school didn’t like the allusion to a strip tease, even though we all had shirts underneath and large baggy pants!
Ironic by Alanis Morrisette
This was on repeat for a long time. LOL! It was a super controversial song since most of the things listed weren’t ironic, just would suck if they happened to you! 🙂 

6. How have you changed since your high school days? I’m not as ambitious. I never procrastinated, I never waited. Now, I wait to the last minute for everything and I really do hate it. I also am a lot more secure in myself, and not desperately seeking attention. 

7. I ate a bag of Hot Fries and drank a Hawaiian Punch almost everyday for lunch. What did you eat for lunch on most days? I couldn’t tell you. I was on free lunch for a while. When I got a job, I ate a lot of McDonald’s which was only a block away. Oh, but I was in LOVE with our CHEESE FRIES! Criss-cut fries with that processed cheese poured over it. I think it was $2 of golden deliciousness. I wasn’t that big into soda back then either.

8. How did you get to school each day (school bus, city bus, car, or walked)? It depended. I would take the city bus on days that I went to school “on time”. I often had a zero period or practice before school started. The bus didn’t run any earlier. I would also walk. We lived 2 miles away from school. Rarely, I was driven. Here’s a bit more about my situation in this post

9. What were some of your favorite fashion trends during high school? I wasn’t really into fashion. My wardrobe then is a lot like it is now ~ sweats and a t-shirt. I had sports every day, and depending on when, sometimes multiple times a day (i.e., before and after school). I barely know how to do my hair now and I certainly didn’t back then. So, my hair was always pulled back and I wore whatever I was going to wear to practice to school. The only style I remember was baggy pants, which I didn’t even have. For the dance I mentioned above, I got my baggiest pants which was one size larger, faded and not nearly as cool as the other girls. Luckily that didn’t get me kicked out of the dance.

10. What were three pop culture events that you remember from your high school days? Tupac dying… there was lots of tears. OJ’s car chase. Oklahoma City bombing.  Are those pop culture?

25 thoughts on “Isn’t it Ironic? #AAF with Sonya K {Saving Everyday}”

  1. I was in College by the time most of those things happened, so I’m guessing you’re younger than me. But I remember all those things too. I didn’t even know who OJ was until the car chase. Crazy.

  2. I loved Alanis Morrisette! I used to play her songs over and over! We must be close to the same age because I can realte to almost all of your answers! 🙂

    1. Probably! I had it on repeat until my disc disappeared. I have a feeling that a certain someone stole it, maybe because she was tired of hearing it or she was mad at me, but yes, her album was on REPEAT!

  3. I was so tired of everyone talking about OJ Simpson after the chase and during the trail. It was more about race than the actual deaths.

    1. Oh yes! OJ was the talk of the town. I asked about Tupac because people were literally crying when that happened and I wondered, do you know him? Why is he affecting you so much? LOL!

  4. No HOMEWORK !?!?! Where was this school when I was younger…LOL

    I was in so many clubs during high school and according to the yearbook a few more (yeah I photobomb nearly every clubs yearbook shots…I was so bad 🙂

    1. I swear I don't remember half of the clubs. I'm not sure that I even joined or they had meetings. Maybe they had an introductory meeting then nothing else! 🙂

  5. This was a fun idea for a swap ladies! I like reading about how other people's experiences were in high school! It's interesting to me that you used to be really ambitious and now you tend to procrastinate…I wonder if that happens a lot to adults. I was in elementary when those pop culture things happened so I only faintly remember them. For my HS days it was lots of school shootings and 9/11. 🙁

    1. I seriously don't know where it went. I used to get a homework assignment or project and have it done that night if I could. I think part of it was out of necessity. If I didn't get it done ASAP, I might not have the chance to do it. That would've been scary to go to school when they were talking about those school shootings. I know I was glad that I wasn't around then, of course then that one crazy guy hit up that university too! Why are most of the pop culture details I remember sad?

  6. First of all, NO HOMEWORK POLICY?!?!?!??!? Say what?! I AM SO JELOUS it's not even funny! Ha!

    Secondly, oh man… SOOOOO many songs remind me of back in the day,it's unreal. I LOVE the IRONIC song. The other day I was not so happy – I am getting over a weird period in a relationship of mine – and that song came on and EVERYTHING A said was just SO ON POINT! ha! It's crazy how that happens!

    1. They say music taps into our soul. There's research out there that says that listening to the right music can help you stave off Alzhiemer's. I didn't even choose the school because of the homework, it was seriously the BIGGEST CHERRY on to that I could hope for!

  7. tamaralikecamera

    No homework?? Where is this wondrous school? That is so amazing.
    Also, "Big Poppa" – huge memories for me, but in college.
    I actually loved school lunch. I've never been good at drinking regularly. So of course when other kids figured out to bring water bottles to school, I'd just save up all my thirst for lunch. Then I'd drink three cartons of chocolate milk and one of orange juice.
    Horrible, right? Why didn't I just drink water??

    1. LOL! Who knows why we did what we did? I didn't get money for school lunch really and I wasn't on the free plan, so lunch was a touch and go thing for me. It's a local charter school. It's so exciting, but a little drive. I still love to hear it when it comes on the radio! It's the closest to rapping that I get! 🙂

  8. I remember Ironic, it was on my repeat list too, but then again so was You Oughta know. I remember the no homework days from Florida too, although we did ask if our son could get some assignments for home and the teacher helped us out there.

    1. Oh! It certainly wasn't universal. He had homework last year. I'm glad this is year is a little bit of a break and if he stays in this school, he will continue to have none! 🙂

  9. I never ever bought lunch, and my daughter is the same way. My son would buy everyday if I let him! Ironic came out after I was married, and the line "it's like rain on your wedding day" always annoyed me. It rained on my wedding day and it was still one of the best days of my life! Now I think it's amusing that I got myself all worked up over stupid lyrics.

    1. I LOVE the rain and (kinda) hoped it would rain on our wedding day, but instead we had freezing temps a couple of nights before which froze all the pipes in the BUILDING! LOL! All of the landscaping started turning brown.

  10. I also graduated in the 90s and I was thankful that I was able to have my own car. I usually went off campus for lunch. I remember being able to eat for around 2 or 3 bucks for lunch at the fast food joints. Now you can't eat lunch for under 7 bucks. Of course, minimum wage was 4.25 back then so things were more reasonable.

    1. It seemed more reasonable to get a Big Mac for $1 instead of $4. I didn't have my own car until senior year, but I definitely loved it then! 🙂

  11. Great swap! My favorite lunch in high school was chocolate donuts and sour cream and onion potato chips! LOL! Really healthy! I was already working when most of those things happened, and married with a small child. I worked at a tv station during the whole O.J. thing and it was a nightmare! Because of all of the news coverage, people had to miss their soap operas and they were not happy! Have a great week, April!

    1. Well, a lot of those soap operas aren't on any more! I can't stand the 24 hour media coverage. I don't mind the ticker, but "NEWS" all day is not fun. I think there's only been one event where I've watched the coverage for more than a couple of hours and that was the World Trade Center.

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