In 1999, I was just entering 9th grade. Which at my school was a small little campus about 5 miles from the "main" high school campus. We didn't really get the full high school experience until 10th grade. That same year, a movie came out that I was sure a completely accurate description of how amazing high school would be.
She's All That.
We watched it on Sunday night and it made me remember all the things I thought would happen in High School and never did.
For instance, the amazing rap battle about who's going to win Prom Queen.
I never once saw an awesome Rap battle in the courtyard of my school. Also, my school didn't have a courtyard, but that's besides the point. It's been a dream of mine to witness a rap battle....doesn't it just seem so fun? I highly doubt that these kids would actually rap about high school drama, but I really wished this happened in my school. It didn't.
You know what we had in school that these kids didn't have? A dress code. Which meant we weren't allowed to wear shorts/dresses shorter than our middle finger or spaghetti strap tanks. Which of course we got away with by wearing a white tank under those spaghetti straps. Tres Cool. We most certainly not allowed to wear this.
Or the midriffs Taylor's friend Chandler sported the whole flippin' movie.
Or, how about having an awesome school DJ/announcer. They had Usher for crying out loud.
Our morning announcements were done by our SGA. Which is not even comparable to Usher.
Which brings me to my last part.
What broke my heart the most.... there was never a synchronized dance at my prom.
I mean, this was my favorite part of the movie....and it really made me think these kinds of things were bound to happen in my Senior year.