Slam Book Questions
Remember slam books from junior high? I do! Basically, they were spiral notebooks full of random, inconsequential questions like
1) How many bathrooms are in your house?
2) What’s Your favorite song?
3) Who do you like?
4) Where do you live?
5) What’s your pets name?
6) Who is your best friend?
7) What color are the walls in your room?
8) What’s your favorite TV show/Movie/Book
You get the idea.
This form of slam books evolved from a more bullying type that first appeared in the 1940s. These spiral notebooks listed the name of a girl or boy at the top of each page. Classmates passed them around with the idea of collecting negative or positive feedback on students. This led to slamming classmates, thus the name slam book took hold.
I loved slam books — the good kind. I still remember my friend, Lynette Smith, in Gilmer, Texas. She had the most beautiful handwriting of anyone I’ve ever known. She was sophisticated and smart; lived on Vinegar Hill, and most importantly, loved me and my slam books.
Anyway, the blogger of Trapped in the 80s Mom from Mississippi “tagged” me in an Internet game that is very reminiscent of slam books.
Strange Things About Me
1) I often only wear one sock. I have done this for years. It’s because I can’t find the other one and I figure better one warm foot than two feet cold.
2) I am obsessed with baton twirling. I think it should be considered a dying art form and therefore receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to ensure its preservation.
3) I can watch a movie all the way through and turn it off two minutes before it’s over. By then, I’ve already figured out how it’s going to end and I want to get on with my evening.
4) Before I discovered Springsteen, I had Michael Jackson pictures in my locker.
Five Random Things About Me
1) I miss big hair.
2) I am the youngest of four children.
3) I hate crickets.
4) I’ve been to Central America
5) But, I’ve never been to Europe.
I am tagging joie de vivre, the sweetest young wife and mother around!
What is a slam book to you?