i think out of all of my friends this year, kathleen is one of a few that i have become ridculously close to. we didn't talk much last year, just the occasionally "hey!" during passing periods or whatnot. but this year we talk way more. and i'm really really glad we do. happy sixteenth, kathleen.
so i didn't get to watch the office on thursday cause my mind was being lame and not keeping track of the time, so i just missed it. but luckily anaoshak and raghav missed it too. so last night at the sleepover after we watched zoolander we hopped onto the internet and watched it on nbc's website. and let me tell you, i love watching the office with other people! it makes it twenty-four and a half times better than watching it on your own. i guess that goes for watching anything, but i mean when you have other office fanatics around you, it's pretty awesome. cause for people who don't watch it on a regular basis, the office isn't that funny to them cause they don't really get it (their loss). anyway, it was a super funny episode. i wish it would go back to an hour.
Toby: Ryan invited me to go on his wilderness adventure retreat. It was this amazing, beautiful, it-- [Michael bangs on conference room window] Michael: Hey! Nobody cares. Nobody cares... I need that room, at some point so, just... wrap it up! Toby: Michael wasn't invited.
Michael: When I return, I hope to be a completely changed human being. Jim: That'd be great.
and the best ending ever... Michael: Just wait. 10 years, you'll figure it out. Jim: Well, I don't think I'll be here in 10 years, but... Michael: That's what I said. [pause] That's what she said. Jim: That's what who said? Michael: I never know. I just say it. I say stuff like that, you know, to lighten the tension, when things sort of get hard-- Jim: That's what she said. Michael: Hey! Nice! Really good. [pause] Bravo. My young 'ward.
as lame as it might have looked to people passing by in their cars, it was a very enlightening moment for me. two girls walking through the neighborhood looking up at the sky and reaching for something that wasn't necessarily even there. doesn't make much sense, right? (just looked like we were trying to catch a fly or something.) but to the girl who is still trying to figure out this world, it made perfect sense. i never really stopped to think how big the world really is, but when i stuck my hand up towards the sky today, i think it kinda just hit me. never in my life have i ever felt so small. the best thing about it was that despite the fact that i am small compared to this huge earth and that i am just one person out of 6 billion that inhabit it, i am not insignificant. sometimes it takes time with people you really love to figure that out.
DEBAUCHERY (dĭ-bô'chə-rē) n. - "life of sin and moral degradation."
oh, the things i learn from teachers...they can be quite unexpected. and i've realized that the little tidbits that i pick up here and there from them are far more interesting than listening to them talk about something i don't want to learn about. anyway, thank you for adding this wonderful new word to my vocabulary mr. ramirez. i think.
have you ever picked up a cup thinking there was nothing left inside and then having the contents of the cup spill over everything, proving you wrong? well, i have. about 2 seconds ago. not a very fun surprise. like my backpack could use anymore damage -_-
but that's not really the point of this post. (there's not really an exact point, but anyway...) when i spilled my drink, it reminded me of that book i read in second grade, it looked like spilt milk. anyone? anyone? well anyway it was basically a book about, well, spilled milk and what shapes it looked like from different points of view. yes, it was very second grade. but very interesting. the spilled milk looked like an ice cream cone, then it looked like an angel, then a bird, then a birthday cake. pretty trippy for a second grader.
as for my spilled drink, it looked like giraffe. or a flamingo. one of the two.
"it's the most beautiful thing i think i've ever seen. a homeless child playing with something as simple as a cardboard box. and he seems so happy with that smile on his face, like nothing matters. he's so serene; when he doesn't even know if he's gonna live through another day and worrying about what he's gonna be. when i look at that it kinda makes me feel guilty cause the world that i live in only seems to care about having enough money to buy luxurious things that we don't even need. i'm not trying to be the good girl and save the world cause i do the same dang thing.
isn't it a shame? but we only have ourselves to blame. purity is a beautiful thing, but it's lost somewhere along the way to money and fame. isn't the world a crazy place?"