The Virtual Slam Book ; )

Thanks to Farm Wife & Art, we have a trip down memory lane to the world of high school slam books… and since it’s very MeMe-ish, and y’all know I love a MeMe… I’m on board.

1.What’s your name/nickname?

My name is Sarah. As for nicknames, I can’t totally get into High School mode here… In junior high, some friends called me Dimples, because I have huge dimples in my cheeks (which are now causing fantabulous WRINKLES, grrrr). But, Sare is one my close friends call me. Also, I seem to go by “Mom” quite a bit.

2. If it’s a nickname where did you get it and why?
Sare, because it’s about the only way to shorten Sarah. Mom, because well, a hundred years of being pregnant (okay, so it only felt that long), earned me the title.

3. Do you have a significant other (very important question in the lives of high school girls)?
Yupperooni. Married to a guy I dated in high school. Cute, huh?

4. Who is your best friend?
My close friends now are not altogether different than those in high school, to be honest. My friend, R, and I have been tight since I moved to Michigan in 8th Grade. My friend, M, and I became friends in 9th grade (another California girl, actually!). And my newest of my best friends, C, and I met a few years ago and it’s like she’s been in my life forever. I have great friends.

5. What’s your favorite _________? (I’ll let you fill in the blank. Typical Slam book choices were color, band, song, movie, number, food. You can fill in as many or as few as you like. OK, so maybe the questions weren’t really that deep, but we were adolescents…sue us!)
Color: Green
Band: Counting Crows
Song: “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s (at least for now, though long term favorites are “Anna Begins” by Counting Crows and Don McLean’s “American Pie”)
Movie: “When Harry Met Sally”
Number: 16
Food: I love carbs. Fresh baked bread is tops on my list!

6. Do penguins have knees?
Man! I wasn’t paying enough attention during “Happy Feet”!

7. Who’s hotter: Dead Poets’ Society Ethan Hawke or Reality Bites Ethan Hawke?
Absolutely Dead Poets’ Ethan. Man, that movie was awesome. Carpe Diem, folks.

8. If you were stranded on a desert island which lead singer would you most prefer to accompany you? AdamDuritz, Eddie Vedder, or Michael Stipe . And why?
Y’all mighta guessed I have a bit of a thing for the Counting Crows, and man… I’d take Adam Duritz in a heart beat. That man can WRITE. I would love to pick his brain, and find out the stories behind some of my favorite songs… and y’know it’s fitting with the Anna Begins lyric about “send her off to a coconut island”.

9. If one train leaves Boston at 2a.m. traveling at 15mph and a bird flies south from your roof at the butt-crack of dawn which side of the bed will you get upon?
Sounds like a day to stay in bed!

10. Given a free long weekend & $1,000 you were not allowed to spend on bills, what would you do?
Oh, man. I think I would go shopping and see lots of movies. By myself. Or with a friend… because I would want someone to tell me if things looked good. And I would drink lots of Starbucks and eat lots of biscotti. (Okay – a thousand bucks wouldn’t last super long). Or maybe I’d just blow it all in Barnes & Noble and spend the weekend curled up with books and magazines. That sounds good too.

11. How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
A wood chuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck, if a wood chuck could chuck wood.

12. Leave us with your favorite quote.
I have many, but a good one is “If you really want to be happy, no one can stop you.” Hard to remember, but important in my life.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Farm Wife says

    Thank you so much for playing along!! I love Hey there Delilah…it makes Bitsy stop crying.

  2. Okay, my comment has absolutely nothing to do with the Slam book… but I just wanted to say I just found where you had tried to be friended on LJ and it never told me and you are now officially friended and allowed to know about my personal life… although I warn you… it isn’t all that interesting.

  3. arttheomnipotent says

    Wow. Anna Begins is a totally awesome song, but you August and Everything after is amazing from start to finish. ” I walk along these hillsides in the summer ‘neath the sunshine and I am feathered by the moonlight fallin’ down on me.” Raining In Baltimore is my all time favorite.

  4. Art the Omnipotent says

    Sorry, it wouldn’t let me sign in correctly. Evil Blogger.

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