Sunday, November 05, 2006

walking down memory lane

every so often, an old memory will pop into my head. it could be triggered by a song, a smell, something someone says, who knows. whenever i hear this one song, i'm instantly transported back to my dorm at cal state fullerton with my best friend melissa sitting on the floor next to me, rocking back and forth, as we dance and attempt to sing along.

for some reason, the following memory popped in my head and made me laugh this morning.

i was in a class at cal state fullerton. it had to be a communications class, but i have no clue which one anymore. i always sat in the back few rows of class. i don't like sitting in the front. and i hate the idea of people sitting behind me staring at the back of my head. cause i assume that's what they're doing all class. they're not listening to the teacher, they're staring at my hair. i'm a freak, i know. moving along. this classroom was pretty big. the size of a small movie theatre i think. brett was in this class with me. brett was a total smart ass. he's the guy who when i told him that it cost a quarter everytime he touched me, put about 50 quarters on my desk one day. he's the one who turned my smart ass comments around on me and "tricked" me into going to lunch with him.

we must have talked during class a lot. we must have because one day the teacher hopped off of the stage and started walking towards the back of the class where we were sitting. he was counting down from 10. the 10 was really mean and angry and scary. but by the time he got to us and got to 1, he was calm. i don't think any other words were said, but the teacher opened the door for us. brett and i gathered our stuff and walked out the door. once we got out there, the teacher turned around and walked back in the class. brett and i were standing there, dumbfounded. we just got kicked out of a college class. WHO GETS KICKED OUT OF A COLLEGE CLASS?!??! i couldn't stop laughing. brett whined like a girl. he bitched about how he knew everyone in that class and how they were going to give him so much shit. but honestly, i just thought it was funny. and rare.

but apparently not that rare, cause once i transferred to san jose state, i got kicked out of a screenwriting class one evening. i can't remember the details, but i do remember that the teacher was horrible and was basically calling all of us losers. she would say awful things to us about how untalented we were, and i think i said something about her being so talented at screenwriting that she was teaching a class about it. out i went. and i do remember getting kicked out of her class one more time that semester because i couldn't stop laughing. are you starting to see a trend here? obviously, i am the one who was the problem. heehee! that bitch hated me, but i still passed the class and i think i filed a complaint about her. as far as i can remember, she was not teaching there the following semester. don't mess with ster.

17 comments:

alison said...

You are a teacher's worst nightmare. And it is YOU. You, me, and Borc almost got kicked out of Dr. Ogden's class because the two of you couldn't stop screwing around and I was guilty just because I sat next to you. You will remember, though, I believe I was the only one who passed?

Anonymous said...

Kicked out of a college class - TWICE!!!

I am impressed. But, at least you had the last laugh the one time.

Karen Rani said...

Great stories Jennster! I got kicked out of a college English class because I knew more about the piece the professor was trying to teach than she did. I was a bit of a smartass myself.

Nooooooo! Not you and I! ROFL! Can you imagine if we had gone to school together?

crazymumma said...

Keep raising hell girl!

Becky said...

you? kicked out for not being able to stop laughing? no! never!

Suebob said...

Years after I went to college, some friends met one of my old instructors and asked her if she knew me. She said "Oh, I remember her. She was QUITE a radical."

One of my proudest moments!

Lisa said...

How funny. Great story!

Elizabeth said...

If you and Karen had gone to school together, you would have left a trail of sobbing professors behind you LOL

Shannon said...

OMG, you got kicked out of a college class....that's hysterical!!

I'm the worst when it comes to a teacher getting mad at me because I start a fit of giggles that is hard for me to keep in....the madder the teacher gets, the harder I start laughing....

Dana said...

I love memories! Good ones at least! Memories always bring me back to old times, good times.

But you, kicked out? No way!!

Beth said...

I had a talking problem in school too. In college, I didn't know anyone, so I was quiet.
Too funny though. Good story!

jennster said...

alison- you lying whore.. i passed dr ogden's class!!!!! i passed all my classes!

jennster said...

shannon- i get the same way.. when you're definitely NOT supposed to be laughing, i can't stop. lol

Stephanie A. said...

I can't stop laughing once I start either. It's hilarious and horrible all at the same time.

Hmmm, looks like you have a potential Jennster tagline brewing- "Jennster- laughing herself out of education since 19XX" or something like that. yeah.

carrie said...

You got kicked out of a class you PAID for???? That is classic!! Love it :)

Carrie

jen said...

OMFG!!!! haha how can you get kicked out of a college class that YOU pay for? only you jen, only you. hahaha

Virginia Belle said...

you are so bad, ster. do you have a tattoo? because now i imagine you with a big one across your upper back. no, scratch that. you have one around your bicep. yeah! you're the kind of girl my parents warned me about! no wonder i like you so much.

i had some talking issues in high school, but they just made me sit away from my friend abigail. she and i talked endlessly when we got together.

i was in a few classes in college where stuff like that was going on, but the profs would always just stop talking and stare at the offenders. eventually, they'd realize everyone was staring at them, then they'd shut up. no one ever got kicked out! wow. you must be totally obnoctious in person. ;)