So every month, I post a new poll on my website (www.jessicaleader.com–just like this except w/out the blog)–that relates in some way to Nice and Mean. The first was about whether you were nice or mean or somewhere in between, back in middle school; last month’s had to do with getting what you want (something both characters have great difficulty doing–one wreaks havoc in her wake; the other one sneaks).
This month, I’ve asked, How did you decide what to wear in seventh grade? People have been voting, with interesting results (honestly, I would not have guessed my friends and acquaintances were quite as conformist, but I suppose we all are, in some way)–but the best responses have come from Facebook. In the name of giving you something interesting to read (because it is, after all, Comment Challenge Month, so we’re all hopping on each others’ blogs in search of material juicy enough to comment on), here are some fabby excerpts:
Stole my stepsister’s jeans and hoped to get home from school before she did so I wouldn’t be caught.
In seventh grade, I think I was shopping at stores like Claire’s. Eighth grade was the year for curlers. The bangs were definitely in a forehead salute.
I can’t remember how, but I do remember never getting it right.
This was something of a social setback, and while the show’s protagonist, the good Doctor, often traveled with a female companion, the opposite was true for me for several years after that.