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Writer's Block: When I Was Young [23rd Jun. 2009|11:47]
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What do you miss most about being a kid?

From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-23 20:52 (UTC)


[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-06-23 21:44 (UTC)


I went to a high school built on swampland that used to flood each spring with coliform-saturated water from the nearby pond. Just another disgusting aspect of the godforsaken hellhole I grew up in.

Oh, and the basement of the school was where lunch was served, so not the greatest smelling place even on the best of days; by around April it was a challenge just holding back that vomit reflex long enough to finish a meal.

My one regret was when they finally tore that school down I wasn't there to watch. It would have been a great catharsis.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-23 21:51 (UTC)


[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-06-23 22:13 (UTC)


They finally tore it down because it was sinking about 4 inches a year (due to it having be built on swampland). I'm sure the health of the schoolchildren were also a minor consideration.

The school was constantly being shut down and de-hazarded, the rest of the time it just smelled like... well, bad.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-23 22:42 (UTC)


[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-06-24 01:58 (UTC)


The third one stayed up though. :)
[User Picture]From: daylight_broke
2009-06-24 07:35 (UTC)


Reading must have given you pleasure as a child. I hope you had some favorite books as a child.
[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-06-25 03:17 (UTC)


Good point! Our town did have an excellent public library, where I spent many of my happier moments.