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Cheryl Caswell
1986
2006

 

Thought I’d take and update my bio now, that it’s been 2 yrs since it was last created and, having so much take place in ones life, I feel that someone has to step up and say what has been going on.

NOTHING.

Kidding. Actually, I’ve just ended a relationship that, for the last 2 yrs was an emotional abuse one. I woke up one morning and saw that nothing was going to change; at least, he wasn’t. I was the one who needed to make that change. Stay in a relationship and further be abused or… So here I am. A stronger woman, who had enough of being taken advantage of, used and abused. Left everything behind (well; not everything) and starting over. It’s been a slow start but I am making do with what I have. Many thanks to those classmates here in town (they know who they are) that gave me support when I was down this summer. I love you.
Let’s make our once a year get together something to remember. Don’t forget that it IS only once a year that we can reunionte with those that we either grew up with or met during high-school and party like it’s 1986.  And yes, I still listen to Culture Club and the other great bands of the 80’s. AND I’m proud to serve as co-chair for our class reunion. It’s been great getting in contact with everyone and searching for him or her via the web and the phone book.

What did you do last night?
Watched porn. KIDDING! Reading up on D&D players guide for Cleric’s now that I’m involved in a group and we play here at my apartment once aweek.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Still doing a Cuppa coffee on the way to work with the paper.

How many hours a night do you sleep?

Anywhere between 6-8

What is your favorite hour of the day/night and why is it your favorite?

I would consider 5:15am being my favorite hour, simply due to the fact that it's the start of a fresh day with NO mistakes in it.

Where do you live now?

Weee haw! Oildale!

Why did you move there?

Left my ex-boyfriend of 7 yrs.

Do you like living there? Explain.

Had no choice. Was offered this place dirt cheep AND it’s still in a good area

What did you do in the years right after high school?

Oh let's see… I worked at flipping burgers for a while, then onto working as a nanny then, onto answering phones in an Art Gallery. When that got tiresome, I went around here locally doing AP work and did commercial photography (weddings). Assistant Teaching in the Art Dept for 11 yrs and now am found in Student Services (DSP&S at Bakersfield College)… Amazing what one can do in 20 yrs time.

Tell us about your family? Kids? Spouses? Lovers? Partners? Divorces?

Moved on with my life after I was asked to leave by my siblings and left my remaining parent in their care having, taken care of my father who passed away from cancer several years ago. I’m single now having ended a long-term relationship and LOOKING for someone to share my life with. Who knows? Maybe one of our classmates might be interested in connecting with me? (hehehe).

Do you have a job outside of your home?

Yes. I've been working at Bakersfield College for ions.

Do you like your job?

Can't complain abt my current location cause; I love the department and the ppl I closely work with.

Is it the job you thought you would have when you were back in High School and you contemplated the future?

Nope. I had planned on going to Brooks Design to study fashion. Got accepted but, couldn't afford the big bucks to go. Decided that Art was the area that I would concentrate in. Pftttt only to be out of the Art Dept now BUT still working with students.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

HR over the US Government (the person who actually signs the presidents pay check) Let's face it, aren't you in the least interested in who signs his paycheck?

What was your happiest day last year?

My grandnephew walking across stage to receive his diploma from Jr. High

What is your biggest regret from the last 20 years?

Not planting a big kiss on a certain someone at the last reunion.  :p

Do you miss high school? What things do you miss about it?

I miss the people that I grew up with or met while in high school.

What is one of your favorite memories from high school?

Busting a gut over Shawn Humphrey singing George Michaels "Careless Whisper" at the talent competiton in 86.

What is one of your worst memories from high school?

Dad's surgery with a 20% chance that he'd make it. (he made it)

Who were your best friends in high school?

Let's see… Linda Najera, Michelle Edlund and Carin Maddox

Have you kept in touch with them?

Not all of em. But did managed to locate Linda and got no reply from her, speak and text Carin on a bi-weekly basis and nothing from Michelle.

How is your life different than the life you thought you would have after high school?

No comment. At least not at the moment.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Miss Winfield (freshmen, sophomore English)

What was the biggest life lesson you learned in high school?

Get those good grades in high school cause you're not going to get a second chance to do it.

Who was your favorite pop music band in high school?

ABBA and Culture Club

Why do you want to attend a high school reunion?

To see just how much everyone has changed in 22 yrs and reconnect with all of them.

Why do you NOT want to attend a high school reunion?

Hell; I WANT to attend. The guys were hot, Hot, HOT at the last reunion. ;)

Are you nervous about attending your high school reunion? Explain.

Not in the least! Who cares if you've gotten fatter, gotten gray hair or better yet: NO hair at all. You're you. Unique! That's it! Yea!

Do you like answering these questions?

Feels like I'm on myspace.com (ha-ha-ha-ha)

Do you have any tattoos? What are they?

NOT yet! Plan on getting one before my 50th b-day since I wasn’t able to afford to get one on my 40th like I have oringal planned.

What is your favorite food?

LOVE sushi

Are your parents still alive? How are they doing?

Dad passed away several years ago after a long battle with Leukemia. Mom is still around and doing way better (even though she's now blind)

Are you happy with the way you look these days? Please explain.

Dam! That's not another wrinkle is it? OMG!!!

If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?

Pay off credit cards, buy a home, and invest the rest.

Are you religious? Spiritual? Agnostic? Is there a God?

Had thought of becoming a nun at one point in my life but I couldn't see a nun who dranked like a fish, stand there and help those in need.

What do you watch on TV?

X-Files

What are your all-time favorite movies?

16 candles, Tremors, Jaws

In what ways have you changed the most from high school?

I'm no longer the flighty person that I used to be. Life changing events in ones life makes that change for you.

In what ways are you the same from high school?

I still have the same twisted sense of humor (got food dye anyone?)

Tell us about three of your happiest experiences since leaving high school.

Witness 2 births (god-parent of one of em), getting my drivers licenses (on April Fools Day), and leaving my ex!

What do you like most about yourself?

Honest, compassionate and open minded

What would you most like to change?

Not to be so easy going with people. For some reason they seem to open up wayyyy too much with me.

Do you talk on your cell phone while driving?

NO!!!!

Tell us something that very few people know about you.

If I were to type that out here, then EVERYONE would know!

What would you like to happen at the reunion? What would leave you satisfied? What do you NOT want to happen at the reunion?

Plant that big kiss on someone and for everyone to enjoy themselves. Yup. Bragging on how much money they make or what car they just bought.

Did you enjoy answering these questions?

Sure did!

Tell us something interesting about yourself that wasn't covered in the above questions.

Peeka boo! I see you!