Embarrassing Skirts Trivia, Vol. Two

February 05, 2008 @ 11:30 PM • Comments (7)

I was a huge science fair geek. Unintentionally. Really, I just went to a small school and was the biggest perfectionist. I only won every year because not many people actually tried. Enough talking. Behold the horrors...

Sixth Grade Science Fair

Yup. That would be me. In sixth grade. At the regional science fair. Unfortunately, I was not rocking Princess Leia hair in this particular picture. I had another contest after the science fair which required dressing up in cultural garbs and sharing tidbits about your family's history. My family is Scandinavian, so I was going for the Swedish braided hair look.

Sadly, the actual costume came later, and I don't have any photographic evidence. The outfit I'm wearing here was honestly something I would've worn on almost any other day of the week. Lavender top tucked in to a lavender flowered skirt, accompanied by a colorless thrift store jacket.

Where were Stacy and Clinton when I needed them??

Anyway, to this day, I still buy the brand of glass cleaner that worked the best in my science fair experiment.

It's Cinch, in case you were wondering!

P.S. You still have until 12:01 p.m. (CST) to vote for the name of my sock monkey! This is crucial to world peace, you know!

P.P.S. Oh right. Embarrassing Skirts Trivia, Vol. One, in case you missed it.

Team Christmas
Team Christmas

Don't knock the dressing style. Some us still dress that way, minus the skirt. Though if I had a skirt, I have been known...

Scrangie
Scrangie

My science fair project was, "Do plants like Metallica?"

The answer was yes, yes they do.

I think I got an A on that, too.

d
d

my science fair project had something to chewing gum, i remember.

which may be why i'm not a huge fan of chewing gum.

gRegor
gRegor

++ for the Princess Leia hair, whether intentional or not, who cares. It rocks.

I must be seriously slow today because I kept scrolling up and down this post going "what's a cinch?" But in my defense, I'd never heard of the product with that name, so I was looking for "a thing done with ease".

Thursday's Child
Thursday's Child

My best science fair experiment ever was measuring the amount of energy a set of weights produced when swung from different heights with different length strings.

I was a pretty big dork in school, too, when in the 6th grade, a friend and I borrowed one of the school's graphing calculators and all on our own figured out how to write a program to do the distance = rate * time equation and ask for the variables and everything.

*sigh* Those were the days.

Rachelskirts
Rachelskirts

Team Christmas - I have never seen you wear a lavender shirt with a bow on the front. Or a flowered skirt.

Scrangie - ... Sometimes, I hate you for how cool you are. But not really. I'll always love you.

d - Which Gum Looks the Best When Propped Against a Sock Monkey?

gRegor - Nobody that I knew used it prior to my experiment. I suppose I could've clarified a bit. I was in a bit of a rush to add in another picture in hopes of distracting people from the first picture. :(

Thursday's Child - My most popular science fair gig involved writing a computer program in Basic. It gave the user a choice of three different games to play, which was a smash hit with my very bored competitors who had nothing better to do than watch yet another volcano erupt.

The one that received the most praise from science teachers was "Which Disinfectant Is Most Effective?" I filled a bunch of petri dishes with bacteria that I bought online. It turns out that Lysol actually does kill 99% of germs.

Zoe
Zoe

That is some seriously groovy hair. If I had longer hair, I would definitely be wearing that bitchin' style tomorrow for work. But alas, I can't! I am truly gutted. Anyway, moving on before I feel the urge to make another hair joke (if it makes you feel any better, I looked like a hobbit when I was a kid. My parents actually nicknamed me Bilbo Baggins), I am once again all unlocked! Now I've done my spring-cleaning and gotten rid of incriminating bits of evidence...