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I interviewed my father about when he was in middle school
What years were you in middle school?
I was in middle school 1982-1984
What music was popular around that time?
What movies were popular back then?
The Empire Strikes Back
What was the fashion in 1982-1984?
I don't know, go ask your mother.
Answer from mother:
Big white T-shirts that have "Frankie say relax" on them.
The Empire Strikes Back Theatrical Trailer
What activities were you interested in at this age?
I was interested in violin and soccer.
What were your hobbies back then?
My hobbies were swimming and computers.
What interests did you have at this age?
I was most interested in music.
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
What is your job today?
I do computer programming.
What are your interests today?
I am interested in music, technology and art.
What activities do you take part in today?
Doing stuff with my family, reading, and music.
What connections did you have with your hobbies and interests back then that you have now?
I like music and computers today.
What was the best part about being in middle school?
I enjoyed having a locker.
What was the worst part?
Having to be more responsible.
How would you describe your personality in middle school?
I was shy.
What advice do would you give to kids my age entering middle school?
Try as many different new things as you can.
(My dad switched middle schools at some point in his life) How hard is it to change from one middle school to the next?
It was hard, but if you make good friends in the second school, they will help you through it.
What type of person wouldyou "categorize" yourself as?
I was a computer geek.