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Joseph Torres
 
1986
2006
   

 

What did you do last night?

I had Thanksgiving dinner at a church in Shafter, Ca.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Cereal and orange juice.

How many hours a night do you sleep?

5 to 8.

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

5pm, because I am off of work.

Where do you live now?

Northeast Bakersfield.

Why did you move there?

Eastside is #1 ha ha.

Do you like living there? Explain.

Yes, it seems to be less crowded than other parts of Bakersfield.

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

I did a lot of traveling and I received 4 college degrees.

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

I have had a few girlfriends since highschool.

Do you have a job outside of your home?

Yes.

Do you like your job?

Yes.

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

I knew that I wanted to go to college. However, I had no idea what I wanted to do.

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

I still have no idea.

What was your happiest day last year?

July 15, 2005 when I went to my graduation in Albany NY.

What is your biggest regret from the last 20 years?

None.

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

Yes, I miss all of the friends that I had.

What is one of your favorite memories from high school?

Playing football.

What is one of your worst memories from high school?

When I had my eyes closed on the winter formal picture.

Who were your best friends in high school?

Terry Hull and Tony Hernandez.

Have you kept in touch with them?

I lost contact with them.

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

I thought that I would be married with children by now.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Knight.

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

Many things can be achieved with determination.

Who was your favorite pop music band in high school?

The Gap Band.

Why do you want to attend a high school reunion?

To see my old friends.

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

I do want to go.

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

No, it should be fun.

Do you like answering these questions?

Yes

Do you have any tattoos? What are they?

None.

What is your favorite food?

Mexican.

Are your parents still alive? How are they doing?

My mother died when I was 2 years old. My father is alive and well.

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

Yes, I have only gained 10 pounds since high school.

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

I would take a long vacation and try to figure out what to do with the rest of the money.

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

Religious and I believe that there is a God.

What do you watch on TV?

The news, Tvland and HBO.

What are your all-time favorite movies?

Stand and Deliver.

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

I truly believe that many things can be accomplished with determination.

In what ways are you the same from high school?

I still like to have fun.

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

Graduating from college, passing the state board exam and traveling to Europe.

What do you like most about yourself?

My good attitude.

What would you most like to change?

Nothing.

Do you talk on your cellphone while driving?

Occasionally, but I try not to.

Tell us something that very few people know about you.

You have to get to know me better first.

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

Everyone having fun would make me satisfied. People not having fun is what I do not want to happen.

Did you enjoy answering these questions?

Yes.

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

I am only interesting if someone else thinks that I am. So, ask them.