I’m nearly half a day into my birthday and I just realized I forgot to brush my hair this morning. REACH FOR THE STARS! It’s just that I haven’t been sleeping well lately and so I woke up super late this morning. I threw my ‘fro into a pony tail with plans to brush it later but simply forgot. Looking sassy on my birthday? FAIL.
Last night, the girls and I scored free passes to see American Teen. It’s a docudrama about several seniors at Warsaw High School in Indiana. It goes beyond the ubiquitous stereotypes to reveal the complexities of teenager-dom à la The Breakfast Club. Four of the stars came last night for a Q & A after the film. We were all drooling over the lovable emo-dork Jake and the abnormaly-handsome Mitch. As I sat nervously fidgeting, I leaned over and whispered to Moxy, “When am I not going to get all giddy around really cute boys?” I was dying to pass Mitch a “Do you like me?” note in home room.
Watching the film really took me back to the drama of high school, although I was very fortunate to have had a great experience overall. Things at home were very, very stressful at the time but I had wonderful, amazing friends. It’s funny to think of the things that seemed so important at the time…like when Jamie decided not to play on the basketball team our senior year because she had secretly hated it her whole life. Or when, despite my grades and a mountain of activities, I wasn’t invited into National Honor Society because Mr. Magnuson was on the selection committee and he hated my guts. (Note to Mr. Magnuson: I was invited into Golden Key in college so SUCK IT!) Or when Kim made out with ‘miah and I was devastated because I had a TREMENDOUS crush on him. I realize of course all these names are meaningless to you but I bet you too remember what at the time seemed like epic events. I’d love to hear yours!