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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Today started off Great, I couldn’t ask for anything better. I met down at
the post office at 7:10 this morning to pick up Caitlyn so her and I could go
eat breakfast before school at the Waffle House. It was really good, and her and
I kept on getting weird looks, because we were laughing. I enjoyed myself 100%.
Her and I deemed that every Friday that we’re going to eat breakfast at Waffle
House before school. Well we got to school like 2 seconds before the bell rang.
(it sort of reminds me of Saved By the Bell) Well Spanish was fun, as usual, but
I always look forward to Visual Arts, it’s so freakin’ hilarious in there.
Anyways, mom had to come check me out early so I could follow her to my
Cardiologist, because I had my 3 month check-up today. Everything’s fine, but he
was a little disappointed, because I didn’t lose any weight over the summer. Oh
well, I’m just a happy fat kid. He wants me to lose 15 lbs. by Thanksgiving (3
months). He’s going to be me 2 dollars a pound for each pound I lose, just like
he’s been doing. He wants me to get down to 140 lbs. by the time spring rolls
around, and if I do, he’s going to buy me a Prom Dress. We’ll see if I want that
Prom Dress that bad. So as of right now, I have 37.5, or 38 lbs. to lose. You do
the math…

After the Cardiologist, Ma and me went and ate at Arby’s right up the street
from the CEC. In order for me to be counted for my 3rd block class I can’t be
late no more than 45 minutes into it, or it’s considered an absence. I got there
at 1:08 p.m. I didn’t have to be there till 1:15. Oh well, but I got to third
block, and just sat there listening to music, and browsing the internet, because
the Networking Plus software hasn’t come in yet. YAY! In 4th block we played
Aquire. It’s has significant meaning to Economics, and the rules takes a while
to grasp, but we play it every Friday, so it’s getting to where the game flows.

After the bell rang at the CEC at 3:10, I stopped by my cousin’s house that’s
on the way back to ECHS. I didn’t stay long before I left. I left from there,
and went two seconds up the road, and I was at the Highschool. I had to go back
by there, because I left my phone with MAMA ‘VERNE, and so I had to go get it,
and turn in my doctor’s excuse for checking out. Well, me and Caitlyn on the way
back to school from Waffle House this morning planned to move Mama ‘Verne’s car
from where she had parked it today, but the only thing standing between me and
doing that was THE KEYS. I was like Caitlyn go ask your Mom for her keys so I
can do what we had planned. She gets them and I go move her car to where she
couldn’t see it, and We walk back into her office, and I toss them to her, and
tell her Me and Caitlyn’ll be in my car up on the hill listening to music. She
goes, “OK!”

She finishes up what she had to do, and gets her stuff, and comes out the
front entrance doors of the school. She walks down the sidewalk where she
thought her car was still parked. Well she starts looking around like a lost
puppy, and the look on her face was PRICELESS!!! Needless to say, I had my
digital camera on in my car, and I snapped a picture of it.

She just called me 5 minutes ago…

Me: Hello?

Mama: YOU KNOW YOU HAVE
MY WHOLE ENITRE FAMILY LAUGHING AT ME???
Me: *laughing*
Mama: I told Mike
(daddy, her husband) that you even took a picture of me searching for my car,
and he told me to call you and tell you that he bows down to that.
Me: I was
like well tell Daddy I said Thank Ya.
Mama: I mean he’s literally dying from
laughing so hard over here.
Me: OH Man..*laughing hysterically*
Me: You
know what’s even greater??
Mama: What’s that??
Me: Me and Caitlyn planned
it out coming back to EC from eating breakfast this morning…
Mama:
*laughing* OMG, you did?
Me: YEP!
Caitlyn: *in the background* I DONT
REMEMBER IT!
Mama: Oh now she’s pleading the fifth!
Caitlyn: I
SWEAR!
Me: Now see, you know if you didn’t have me in your life, you wouldn’t
have half the excitement that you do now.
Mama: That’s true
Me: See, I
only have innocent fun…
Mama: Yeah, you’re right…
Me: Yup! I was like
I’m gonna put that down in my Senior Scrapbook..
Mama: You do that!
Me: I
am…
Mama: You’re such a bad child
Me: I am not!
Mama: I know that’s
not true, she goes you know I love you..
Me: Yeah, Yeah…
Mama: Well, I’m
going to eat dinner.
Me: Tell Daddy to try and stop laughing so he can
eat..
Mama: Ok, bye bye..
Me: Bye

I tell you what, that was probably the best phone call of my life from Mama..
I LAUGHED SO HARD! Ma goes, what’s going on. I’m like…NOTHING!

And now I’m sitting here at home, all bored and making a screensaver to match
my background…

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These past two weeks have been HECTIC!

I don’t even know where to begin, but I figured I better update this thing,
before Paige goes on a rampage..

These past two weeks of school have been amazing. I’ve always been one to
hate school, and dreaded school. I always laid out of school pretty much as much
as I could. But this year, something has totally changed. I wouldn’t even know
where to even begin trying to describe it. Every morning I am up by 6:30 and I’m
to school no later than 7:45. School doesn’t start ’till 8:30. We all start
rollin’ in the parkin’ lot at the same time, and we get our stuff out of our
cars, and walk in to the attendance office where MAMA ‘VERNE is. Let me tell you
a little story about her later on. Let’s see there is David F., David C., Corey,
Kirby, Ashley, Bonnie, Caitlyn, Jarred, David B., Andrew, Mama ‘Verne, and Me.
There would be Jennifer, and Ashley T., but they’re at the CEC in the mornings.
😦 But anyways, I think Mama ‘Verne’s gotten so many things about us laughin’ so
much in the attendance office in the mornings, but they can’t do anything
because it’s before school. But anyways…

New Schedule, since the first one got changed…

For the first semester:

1st block: Spanish I

2nd block: Visual Arts I

3rd block: Networking +

4th block: Economics

**Mom informed me tonight about the difference between the Technical Seal and
the Dual Seal for the Hope Scholarship requirements, and instead of having a 3.0
GPA like I thought it was for Technical Seal, I have to have a 3.2 GPA. So in
order for me to have a 3.0 GPA and get the HOPE too, I have to double up on my
maths the first semester and have this schedule…

Spanish I

Alg. II (took and failed once already)

Geometry

Economics

and the second semester it’d be:

Spanish II

Alg. III

Adv. Nutrition and Wellness or Visual Arts I (haven’t decided)

12th Grade Lit./Comp.

Tell me if that doesn’t suck, or what…

But Paige was like, if that’s what you want, and you want it that bad, then I
would go for it. So GRRR, I need a ‘lil help from up above on this one. Because
I don’t want to take a chance and not graduate with my class because I screwed
up and wasn’t able to pass the maths.

Other than school, nothing too much has happened in life, other than I
lost another best friend that I grew up with.

She was like a sister to me. I knew her before I even knew what a “true”
friend was all about. But she…she was definately one of them. I miss her to
death, and her smile. She was just so full of life, and I don’t think I’ve ever
seen her down. Her personality was to die for, and just the feeling in the air
when she was in our presence. I just think it sucks that baby Jayleia has to
grow up and only know her two parents through stories and pictures from us. Baby
Jayleia is definately a spittin’ image of Jessica. But Jessica, I hope that you
know she’s in good hands. Your mom is a strong woman, and she’s never going to
let anything happen to her, unless it’s out of her hands. Jayleia will keep the
memories of you and Jason alive. I can already tell that she’s going to have a
big heart, just like you and him. But one day, I’ll climb to that mountain top
and see yall again someday, and I’ll know that you’ll be up there watching over
Jayleia, and seeing her grow as she makes both of yall proud. I miss you so
much, you have no idea. It was hard leaving you at the Funeral home that night.
I can’t imagine how your mama and daddy felt. But to me yall are not gone, yall
will always live on through our memories, and your beautiful daughter. By the
way, since you’re already up there, can you tell my grandmother Hey, and that I
love her and miss her. I love you, and miss you

Here’s a brief history of the “family.”:

It all started in U.S. History. Me
and Sweeney, a.k.a Jennifer, reunited because we hadn’t had a class since 9th
grade. Well, everything just got better and better from there. Her and I became
closer than ever, then I introduced her to David Freeman, a.k.a David F., and
they hit it off, and have been dating ever since. Then I’ve been friends with
Kirby Collier, a.k.a. Kirby, since the 6th grade, and that’s when he came into
the “family.” He was interested in my little “sister,” a.k.a. Caitlyn. Well
Caitlyn didn’t want to date Kirby, for one because he’ll be 18 soon, and she
just turned 15. Which brings us to Ashley. Kirby met Ashley when we took him to
our church one Sunday, and they hit it off, and have been dating ever since.
They’re perfect for each other. Two hyper kids…nothing could be better than
that. Then there’s David Couch, a.k.a. David C.. That would be Andrew’s, a.k.a.
Andrew Couch, little brother. Well Andrew’s in Military school right now, and
that would be Caitlyn’s ex-boyfriend. But we all still are cool, and hang out.
Well at once I used to like David C., but that didn’t last long, but David and I
are like the comic relief of the “family.” Bonnie started off as just Caitlyn’s
friend, and now she’s a part of the family, as well. We all met her at the
Christmas party that Mama ‘Verne threw on the day that we got out for Christmas
Break. We all call her Bonnie and Clyde. Speaking of Caitly, she now has
introduced us to Jarred. Well we all thought that Jarred was younger than what
he is, but come to find out through Mama ‘Verne checking out his school records,
he’s older than all of us. Considering that I’m the oldest one outta the
“family.” Well, this all happened this past week with Jarred, and we’re all
wanting to shoot him for even thinking about asking her out. But Mama ‘Verne
made Caitlyn put an end to it Friday. (THANK GOD!!!) But being the rebellious
person she is when it comes to boys, she said that she wasn’t. We’ll
see…Brings us to David B., a.k.a. David Black. We don’t claim him as family,
just like we don’t claim Jarred as a member either. David B. is Ashley T.’s
ex-boyfriend. They dated for a year, and she finally broke up with him the other
day. (Thank God) But for some stupid reason is on a date with him tonight, as we
speak. Ashley T. came into the picture through David F., because they grew up
with one another, and David B. and David F. WE’RE best friends. Which then
speakin’ of all of us brings us finally back to Mama ‘Verne.

Here’s the history on “Mama ‘Verne”:

Mama got her name “Mama
‘Verne during Caitlyn’s 15th birthday party when she brought out her wedding
pictures to show me, and I started looking at them. I was observing, being the
observative person that I am, and I was like “Mama you look like Laverne from
Laverne and Shirley.” She’s got defensive, and said ‘I DO NOT!” and I’m like
“Yeah, ya do.” So of course we had to ask everyone else there, and what do ya
know, they agreed with me, so that’s the history behind “Mama ‘Verne.” But the
other funny thing about it is, that when I first started calling her that,
Caitlyn goes “Wasn’t Laverne a lesbian?” So like submissively, she was calling
Mama a lesbian. It was great. 🙂

Mama ‘Verne is not only the Attendance Secretary at the High School, but she
is also our “Mom.” If you could only see every morning when the first bell rings
at 8:20 to go to class. As we file out of the door, each of us goes, “Bye Mama!:
You should see the looks on the parents face’s when they’re at the window of the
Attendance office. As we call it, we just say that Mama ‘Verne’s been BUSY! And
there’s an inside joke between Bonnie and I, that involve’s Kelly Clarkson
singing, “A Moment Like This.”

Yeah, well today was the first day of school, and it also happens to be my Last,
FIRST day of High School.

Today:

The alarm clock went off at 6 am
this morning, and I layed there till 6:30. It’s very unusual for me to wake up
before seven on a school day, but I figured I would try something new this year.
Well, I got into the shower at 6:32 and I was out by 6:40 something, and I was
like “I can get used to this.” Well, by the time I got dressed, and brushed my
hair and teeth, it was 7:23. Well I live 15 minutes away from school, so I
didn’t need to leave quite yet, but I was like I think I’ll leave so I won’t
miss any time of my “Last, FIRST day of High School.” Well on the way to school,
I stopped and dropped my letter at the Post Office, Gosh how bethany and I hate
the USPS, and I stopped by Crook’s (local gas station) to get me a powerade, and
some gum. I left there, and got to school at 7:40. I was proud of my self, and
so was my MaMa that works in the attendance office. Yeah, so all of us that hang
out in our group met in the attendance office, and hung out until the bell rang
for first block. Needless to say, the day was amazing, and yet bittersweet all
at the same time. If only all my High School years could’ve been like this, I
might have actually went to school more often, but there’s only one “Senior
year” so it’s already started off on the right foot.

My Schedule
is:

1st Block- Spanish
2nd Block- Visual Arts
3rd Block- Health
Occupations (CEC)
4th Block- Economics (CEC)

I want to get my schedule
changed, but I don’t want to be at CEC all day, and miss out hangin’ with my
friends at EC, becuase I’d miss out on my Senior Year.

I really want to
get put into First Responder, but I don’t want to be at CEC all day,
GRRR…

–Anyways, I started writing something tonight for GOD knows what
reason, because I didn’t have to, so I think I’m getting sick, but here’s just
the rough draft of it, in which I’m not finished with yet.

I Love the
smell of a house in the summertime with fried chicken on the stove, kids runnin’
everywhere, with a good game of cards goin’ on the back porch.

I Love the
smell of a summertime BBQ going while you hear laughter in the background coming
from the pool. Lynyrd Skynyrd playing behind us, while the family is playing
volleyball.

I Love just being around my family, and seeing how much GOD
has blessed my life. The Feeling inside you that you get when you’re in their
presence at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Knowing that you won’t leave without
laughing at least once while you’re there.

The emptiness we all feel when
a loved one is lost, is like a missing puzzle piece that makes up a masterpiece
of art.

Each fabric of a quilt is a resemblence of each member of a
family. Without the worn threads there would be no history, and without a
history, there would be no family.

The first parts weak, but I’m
gonna rearrange it some how, but I think the last two phrases sound really good.
Well, tell me what yall think, and don’t hold nothin’ back, either.

Well
it’s 12:14 a.m. and I gotta be up in 5 hours and 45 minutes so I think I should
get to bed.

Today has been just one of those days where you want to stop and rewind, but you can’t, because it’s just spinning so fast. Yeah, I woke up this morning, and Ma had breakfast made, so I was happy about that. Definately no complaints there. Then after that I spent some time with Nick. Needless to say, that the boy Loves me to DEATH! But anyways, I figured I’d take him out there and let him help me wash my car. Boy that was fun. It took us 4 hours to clean, but it was worth it, it was a well needed bath. After that, I checked all my fluids and stuff in my car, because school starts tomorrow, and I’m gonna be traveling a lot, and mother gets paranoid. Ya Gotta Love Her though… After I finally got done with that it was already 6:00 so I figured I’ll hop in the shower. Ah, it was so relaxing, I could use another one. Here I am now, updating when I shouldn’t be, but I don’t want to fall under Paige’s wrath once more. After I get done here I’ll finish getting ready, and all that good stuff, then eat dinner. It smells so good right now, my guts been growlin’ forever now. Mom’s makin spaghetti, YUMMY! Then I gotta get Nick cleaned up, and take him home to his Daddy, and then shoot from his house over to my Aunt’s to pick up some money for something, then shoot from that Aunt’s house to my other Aunt’s house to drop the keys off and collect some money. Then just maybe, I might get to come home, and enjoy a few hours before I have to get to bed, because SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW, bright and early. YUCK–Pray for me that I don’t fall asleep tomorrow in my first day of classes. Boy that would really set a bad first impression on my teachers! 🙂 Ya gotta love me!

I remember not long ago graduating from both my 5th grade
graduation, and my 8th grade graduation. It bumfuzzles me that in a
mere 9 months I’ll be graduating from HIGH SCHOOL. Talk about how time
flies.

So here’s to all of us that’s graduating from East Coweta in the class of 2006.

Let’s take these last 5 days of summer, and just live them up,
because this may be the last summer we have before we face “Real Life.”
So HERE’S TO US!

Dancin’ With Dreams

by Phil Vassar

album: Shaken Not Stirred (2004)

We were eighteen and nineteen And paired off on Saturday nights Down in the basement, big killer stereo Dimmer switch on the lights Jane was a dancer, Paul was a drummer Christine was a doctor to be Life stretched out before us like one endless summer And that brings us to me I was the gypsy We sang as we stood at the gate We were ready to take the world on Four young soldiers of fate Couldn’t wait to go right every wrong Wearing our passion, our hopes Out t-shirts and jeans Dancin with dreams Ten years ago May we all drank to the future And all went out separate ways I packed up to go with my clothes and piano And music and something to say I hear Paul owns a drum shop Jane teaches ballet And Christine’s an ob-gyn I’m writing songs that I sing in a cafe And sometimes I write about them I miss my friends We sang as we stood at the gate We were ready to take the world on Four young soldiers of fate Couldn’t wait to go right every wrong Wearing our passion, our hopes Out t-shirts and jeans Dancin with dreams Before reality threw up the roadblocks And nothin was out of our reach Time flowed smooth as a waltz, so it seemed We were dancin with dreams We sang as we stood at the gate We were ready to take the world on Four young soldiers of fate Couldn’t wait to go right every wrong Wearing our passion, our hopes Out t-shirts and jeans Dancin with dreams