"...We like to be together, in the place where we belong." -6teen
So we were all sitting around the campfire, with the birthday girl at the head of the circle. One by one, we all told her reasons why we loved her, and why we loved being her friend. The atmosphere was so warm, we were all laughing, sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder. Someone even had a guitar and was singing.
It was so highschool-esque, man. Like right from a movie.
shoutout to Schmagster i love you
Have you ever thought about if your life was a TV show, what it would be like?
I mean imagine it: the episodes, the plots, the movie specials, the cliffhangers, the ships...
(Heh, we are not going to talk about ships. That's another story for another time.)
Welcome to my life the TV show (I mean you're already reading my life as a blog, so why not?).
Season 1, Episode 1: The Pilot
I remember when I first moved here. It wasn't a surprise, for if this move was like any of the others, the longest I would be staying was three years. We were bringing all of our stuff inside, and I was standing on the driveway when two girls came up to me and introduced themselves. It would turn out that we were all the same age, and we were all going to the same school. One of those girls would end up being a really good friend of mine (and honestly, my only friend for the first few months).
She invited me over to her house, where we sat in the backyard and talked. As we were sitting on her patio, she pointed as she told me about how she would put a hose at the top of her slide when her and her siblings wanted to beat the summer heat.
Season 1, Episode 37: Motorcycles and Rainbows
A year later, and I'm still in the same town. The teacher is assigning seats by alphabetical order. The girl in front of me pronounced part of my name wrong, calling me "Padoodle" (and evidently, the nickname stuck). The girl to my right on the other hand, would end up being one of my best friends. We both shared a love for reading, writing, Phineas and Ferb and the rubber ducky song. After reading The Landry News by Andrew Clements in class, we both wanted to start a class newspaper. She would be Leslie, and I would be Cassandra (we had this thing for aliases), and we were going to call it LesCass News. "Leslie" 's dad jokingly told us to change the name, since 'LesCass' had a bad word in it.
(I didn't get the joke until later.)
Season 3, Episode 6: It Happened on a Thursday
We're in middle school, and wow are we immature. A boy I recently met in chorus (after consistent insisting for him to join from Jill the year prior) lightheartedly claimed that he was going to audition for the school play, Peter Pan. One of us pointed out he would have to wear green tights, which was hilarious to us at the time, and we jokingly made up The Green Tights story.
let's just say the story was strange but beautiful
Jill would end up getting a crush on this boy later. So we made a bet, I had five dollars on him asking her out, and she had five dollars on that he wasn't. And he did. On a Thursday morning, in the cafeteria, he came up to our lunch table and asked her if she would go out with him.
She slipped me the five dollars she owed me on the way to class.
Valentine's Day Movie Special: Who Shot Cupid's Arrow
Oh we all know the story by now. But seriously though, there is no doubt that this would be a Valentine's Day movie special chick flick. #Jandon, the so called ship name of Jill and the bf, has broken up, and now he likes this other girl and is waiting for the right moment (aka Valentine's Day) while his best friend also likes the same girl. After a ton of drama that could've easily been avoided if they talked it out (I mean seriously, why didn't you talk it out?!), it all ends well.
Season 5, Episode 22: It Wasn't Supposed to be Like This
Pretty boy and Mickey are dating. To put it simply. (Oh, wait. You haven't met Pretty Boy yet! Long story short: he's a friend, he's a boy. And he's pretty.) They got together in the beginning of the school year, and now it's a month later and we are at homecoming. The theme is a night in Paris, and all the couples were writing their name on paper locks and hanging them on the wall. (The friend group fave was Brennathan, who wasn't together at the time but got together later on. Ironically, they had seven locks on the wall... To bad they broke up, since the gf went out of the country for a year.) Pretty boy is sitting at one of the tables outside of where the dance is taking place.
Mickey isn't with him.
She's been gone all night, because her friend didn't like him, and didn't want her spending time with him. It's a school dance, he had a girlfriend, and Pretty Boy was still alone.
p.s. they broke up later.
Season 5, Episode 34: Shut Up and Dance with Me
Homecoming of the next year! To be honest, I don't remember much... But I do know that we all had a great time. Since both of us didn't have dates, one of my best friends "proposed" to me (shoutout to the wife ily), and even though she didn't like dances, another one of my friends came out to the dance. I didn't know half the songs honestly, and when Geronimo came on I whispered to my friend that I only knew it because it was in an episode of one of our favorite shows.
Eventually we decided to sit down and rest, but the second we heard Sugar We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy play, we all ran back out to the dance floor. Some didn't know the words, and were failing to sing along, but we were all still smiling as we sang together.
Season 6, Episode 51: Humanity Against the Cards
We were at a birthday party. All the boys were playing video games, and all the girls were in the corner talking about ex-boyfriends with clammy hands, how pretty girls can be, and talking about people who used to be our friends. We played Cards Against Humanity (10/10 would recommend), and half of us decided to watch a zombie movie.
The other few went off into a different part of the room, still talking until the night ended. We talked about weird dreams (I had a dream that me and a couple of my good friends were all in this pickup truck, dressed up like we were in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood. There were explosions, we had knives, we were saving the world, and for some reason this entire building turned into sand) and when we were telling true scary stories, Mickey made a joke saying, "Wanna know a secret? I see dead people... Everytime I kill someone."
With half an hour left, she made a comment saying that the best conversations happened right before everyone leaves. I don't remember what we talked about, but she was right.
Sometimes, I wish I was one of those people who brought a video camera everywhere to record my life. I'd want to look back on it.
If your life was a show, would you watch it? If the answer is no, then you just might want to change that.
Live a life worth watching. Live a life worth remembering.
P.S. happy new year everyone!
i'm winnie, an average teen. aka i sleep too much yet i'm tired all the time.
a rambling of sorts
gather around i have a story
it's called fangirling
lonely hearts club
the olden days