Alumni of Gynee College

February 4, 2008

in Excavating, Family

Imagine two sisters, maybe 13 and 15 years old. New to puberty and experiencing all the excitement and anxiety on the road to becoming young women.

Imagine my younger sister, Sheri, and me on a Friday night, trying to stay up until our ticket alarm clock clicked to the magical moment of 11:11 pm. That seemed to us to be the epitome of late.

We were getting silly, giggling about cute Tony in my Science class and mean Kelly on her soccer team. We began talking, as girls often do, about some of the weird, crazy things we’d learned in 5th grade sex ed.

Randomly, we began to name doctors. Sheri grabbed a shoe and talked into it like a microphone. “Dr. Varry, Dr. O. Varry. Please come to the operating room right away!”

We squealed with delight at this new game. I grabbed the shoe.

“Dr. Taurus, Dr U. Taurus. Come to the ER, stat!”

Sheri’s turn: “Dr. Tube. Dr Phillip Ian Tube. You are being paged by OB-GYN.”

Me (in a British accent): “Paging Dr Vic. Sir Vic’s wife is on Line 2.”

Sheri: “Dr Doverenkopf, Dr Ben Doverenkopf — you are needed immediately in Proctology.”

The game may have gone on awhile longer, but the names are lost to me now. I remember, though, that we both wet our pants that night and our tummy muscles hurt the next day.

It remains one of the fondest memories I have of childhood.

Yours?

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katd April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is hilarious. I love this post. One night very soon after I got my driver’s license (more teen years than childhood but still), my best friend and I drove all over town “stealing” real estate signs from every yard we could find. We also took a help wanted sign from Taco Bell, I believe. :) We took them all and put them in the yard of the boy I had a crush on. It’s so ridiculous to think about now, but we STILL laugh like crazy about how dumb we were. We thought we were such rebels!!

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Pamela April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You and your sister were quite sophisticated for 12 and 14! I can only recall playing MadLibs at the same age and inserting all sorts of potty humor into blanks. We got some great giggle fests going on but I bow to your creativity.

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beagle April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

God, that makes me wish I had a sibling!I had an all night giggle fit with my cousin once evening long ago(also an only child). We laughed so hard and so much that the neighbors commented to my aunt the next day. Too bad we lived an ocean apart. That kind of laughter is good for the soul. You two were exceptionally clver, I have to say! Love those names!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Amy — thanks for the comment!Mel — yeah, this is definitely a read aloud post. Maybe I should make that clear.Denise — I’ll never regard those two places the same again!Lea Bee — that’s a good one! Also, Seymour Butz.

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Lea Bee April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

um, I.P. Freely? i know, so played…

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Denise April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Ahhh, the memories only sisters have. I certainly didn’t have any conversations like that with my brother. There are the little things, however, that still make me laugh.As kids our parents used to take us to the mountains skiing a lot. We mostly went to Keystone and there was (still is) a run there called “Spring Dipper.” One time one of us accidentally referred to it as “Spring Dicker” and we laughed hysterically (yes, very mature of us), and the name stuck. To this day, we call that run Spring Dicker and giggle.Then there was always the fun of mentioning the Dillon Dam because we got to say “DAM” (instead of damn) without getting into trouble.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is so funny. I had to say some of them aloud to hear it.

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Waiting Amy April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Excellent! I loved it!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Sheri — OMG!! How could I forget the name of the whole game!?I’m changing the post title.I have a pavlovian response at this moment to urinate.Chicklet — your poor dad!

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Reading this makes me laugh even now…so many years later. Wasn’t that when we made up the university, Gynee College? Isn’t that where most of the OB-GYN doctors went to school? Gotta go before I pee my pants again. :)

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You guys were way too clever for me to compete, but one of my favorite memories – while messed up I know – is when we let my best friend wrestle with me and my dad one night. We used to always wrestle and it was always sooooo much fun, but when she got in, she got all freaked out and kicked him HARD in the nuts. So hard he went down. And we never wrestled again…

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katd April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is hilarious. I love this post. One night very soon after I got my driver’s license (more teen years than childhood but still), my best friend and I drove all over town “stealing” real estate signs from every yard we could find. We also took a help wanted sign from Taco Bell, I believe. :) We took them all and put them in the yard of the boy I had a crush on. It’s so ridiculous to think about now, but we STILL laugh like crazy about how dumb we were. We thought we were such rebels!!

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Pamela April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You and your sister were quite sophisticated for 12 and 14! I can only recall playing MadLibs at the same age and inserting all sorts of potty humor into blanks. We got some great giggle fests going on but I bow to your creativity.

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beagle April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

God, that makes me wish I had a sibling!I had an all night giggle fit with my cousin once evening long ago(also an only child). We laughed so hard and so much that the neighbors commented to my aunt the next day. Too bad we lived an ocean apart. That kind of laughter is good for the soul. You two were exceptionally clver, I have to say! Love those names!

Reply

Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Amy — thanks for the comment!Mel — yeah, this is definitely a read aloud post. Maybe I should make that clear.Denise — I’ll never regard those two places the same again!Lea Bee — that’s a good one! Also, Seymour Butz.

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Lea Bee April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

um, I.P. Freely? i know, so played…

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Denise April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Ahhh, the memories only sisters have. I certainly didn’t have any conversations like that with my brother. There are the little things, however, that still make me laugh.As kids our parents used to take us to the mountains skiing a lot. We mostly went to Keystone and there was (still is) a run there called “Spring Dipper.” One time one of us accidentally referred to it as “Spring Dicker” and we laughed hysterically (yes, very mature of us), and the name stuck. To this day, we call that run Spring Dicker and giggle.Then there was always the fun of mentioning the Dillon Dam because we got to say “DAM” (instead of damn) without getting into trouble.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is so funny. I had to say some of them aloud to hear it.

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Waiting Amy April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Excellent! I loved it!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Sheri — OMG!! How could I forget the name of the whole game!?I’m changing the post title.I have a pavlovian response at this moment to urinate.Chicklet — your poor dad!

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Reading this makes me laugh even now…so many years later. Wasn’t that when we made up the university, Gynee College? Isn’t that where most of the OB-GYN doctors went to school? Gotta go before I pee my pants again. :)

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You guys were way too clever for me to compete, but one of my favorite memories – while messed up I know – is when we let my best friend wrestle with me and my dad one night. We used to always wrestle and it was always sooooo much fun, but when she got in, she got all freaked out and kicked him HARD in the nuts. So hard he went down. And we never wrestled again…

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excavator April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Call me slow-to-catch-on. And I certainly didn’t have that kind of sophistication when *I* was your age! It’s like witnessing MENSA naughtiness!Boy are you two clever or what?

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Beagle — giggle fits are the BEST! We should have more as adults.PJ — the game went on for years, so some of the ideas were from when we were older. I must admit, on occasion one of us will call the other with a zinger.KATD — the visual is priceless!Furrow — I’m glad you had a sister figure. Any chance of getting her back?

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Furrow April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

What little smarties you were. I don’t have a sister, but many of my best childhood memories include my cousin who was like a sister. She would spend more summer nights at my house than her own. Sadly, we rarely see eachother anymore.

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excavator April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Call me slow-to-catch-on. And I certainly didn’t have that kind of sophistication when *I* was your age! It’s like witnessing MENSA naughtiness!Boy are you two clever or what?

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Beagle — giggle fits are the BEST! We should have more as adults.PJ — the game went on for years, so some of the ideas were from when we were older. I must admit, on occasion one of us will call the other with a zinger.KATD — the visual is priceless!Furrow — I’m glad you had a sister figure. Any chance of getting her back?

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Furrow April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

What little smarties you were. I don’t have a sister, but many of my best childhood memories include my cousin who was like a sister. She would spend more summer nights at my house than her own. Sadly, we rarely see eachother anymore.

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Kir May 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

yep, LAUGHED OUT LOUD…great post to read on a Beautiful Friday!!!

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