Throwback Thursday: Political Me


Have you ever completely forgotten something about yourself? I was flipping through an old yearbook (very old: 1982), and I read the caption underneath a picture. I recognized myself in the photo, but it looked very formal– after all I was wearing a blue blazer (one that in revolving fashion was sold last year at J Crew, I believe). It had “Pres.” next to my name.

Pres? Present? Yes, that much is obvious, as I am after all in the picture. Prescient? Were they make a commentary on my ability to anticipate future events? Probably not. No, evidently I was President of the 7th grade class. This is a fact that I don’t remember at all. Zero. In my version of my life, this did not happen.

Did I run for office? That seems awfully forward of me. Did I have to give a speech? Did I pass out? Was it a pity vote? That may be the only explanation.

Now I’m wondering what else I have forgotten. Did I end up in student council at one point? I thought of myself as a theater and choir geek, but what if I actually had a highly organized political (or revolutionary) agenda that has since escaped me? Or did the early political experience damage me so severely that I blocked it, and never did anything like it again?

Mystery.

9 comments on “Throwback Thursday: Political Me”

  1. April Goodjohn (Susie Beaty Green) Reply

    As you know I love your blog and am so very appreciative of the fantastic review you gave my novel Circle The Date. I wonder if you ever invite guest columnists on your blog. I am currently having a professional blog/website built and really like the idea of inviting guest columnists to my blog.
    I’d love to be in touch if this is something you might consider. In my mind, its a way to cross pollinate our names and ideas, if you will.
    Sincerely
    April Goodjohn as Susie Beaty Green

  2. April Goodjohn (Susie Beaty Green) Reply

    As you know I love your blog and am so very appreciative of the fantastic review you gave my novel Circle The Date. I wonder if you ever invite guest columnists on your blog. I am currently having a professional blog/website built and really like the idea of inviting guest columnists to my blog.
    I’d love to be in touch if this is something you might consider. In my mind, its a way to cross pollinate our names and ideas, if you will.
    Sincerely
    April Goodjohn as Susie Beaty Green

    • KateDating Reply

      I don’t think I’ve done it in either direction, but I’m certainly open to the idea.

    • KateDating Reply

      LOL Possibly. It was more than (ugh) 30 years ago, but otherwise I’m not sure. Trauma? Denial? Replaced by truly useless facts about The X-Files?

    • KateDating Reply

      LOL Possibly. It was more than (ugh) 30 years ago, but otherwise I’m not sure. Trauma? Denial? Replaced by truly useless facts about The X-Files?

  3. Michele Reply

    Maybe the girl next to you, shoving you out of the way, beat the crap out of you and so now you have some short-term memory loss… or maybe you were scared at having to possibly wear a country-western shirt at some point if you kept hanging out with that group. Just throwing some ideas out there.

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