Sunday, February 7 & Monday, February 8

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: February 7-8

Heh. I guess the Super Bowl wasn't on the 8th in 1993.

Happy birthday, Lauren!

On the spot reporting! Fights didn't occur at school very often (at least not that I remember), and this was one of the weirder ones. As I say here, it was almost silent, even as one girl kneed the other one in the face. I don't recall whether the attacker got in trouble, nor do I remember who they were, beyond that they were underclassmen.

Rehearsals for West Side Story had begun by this time, and the sideways writing and the little stick figure relate to that. The stick figure is the choreographer (who was a teacher at the school but I can't find him in my yearbooks -- anyone remember his name? Ah, thanks Christian! It's Mr. Scher.), delivering one of his usual bits of blocking. If you've ever been in a play, you know that there's often a lot of downtime while other actors work with the director. And because there was always a lot of interest in participating in the annual musical, there were usually two sets of leads, who alternated performances. I played Doc in WSS, and was part of both casts. I only tried out for the musical so I could sing and dance -- I actually auditioned for Tony, which was a bit of a stretch for me, but hey, I was a senior. Instead I ended up with one of the only non-singing, non-dancing roles in the play. I was annoyed at first, but with my deep voice I was one of the only students who could pass for an older adult, so I understood why I got the part.

Katrina (yes, that Katrina) and Kevin were Anita and Tony for one of the casts, and were two of the best singers I've personally known. They both have gone on to have successful careers as performers. While I could sort of sing (I'm decent, but have no training so I'm prone to starting in the wrong key or changing keys mid-song) and could keep a beat, I felt pretty out of my league playing along with them. They probably didn't even notice or care, but teenage insecurities know no bounds.

(It's a bit easier to read the sideways stuff here.

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