Sarah, Hopefully

Monday, July 26, 2004

Movie Night

I saw a lot of movies tonight. Murl and I went to see "I, Robot" and then went to Jenny's house and watched "A Knight's Tale" with her and Becca. "I, Robot" was good, "A Knight's Tale" wasn't. Oh well. We ate pizza shuttle at Jenny's, so it was still fun.

Does wierd stuff ever make you sad? I don't know what it is... a lot of times I'll get really sad while I'm driving. Something about clouds... if it's a rainy-cloud day, but the sun is shining through, it leaves me melancholy... if the moon keeps peeking out from behind clouds, it makes me sad. I'm weird about nature, I guess. Stars take my breath away, but make me sad. I'll stand at a window craning my neck to see the moon, but it makes me want to cry.  I'm not sure why that is...

Thinking about fall is making me sad, too. (I never know whether you're supposed to capitalize seasons. A good question for Mr. Rabiola!) Seeing the USD497 calendar in the newspaper along with lists of school supplies for K-6... I remember all the years of going to Wal-Mart, pushing through the aisles full of anxious mothers and children, searching through box upon box of folders until I found just the right ones.  Inevitably, they were covered in puppies and kittens. The thrill of a brand new box of crayons. I would spend hours sitting on my living room floor, carefully marking my name or initials on every piece of equipment. I remember the thrill of walking into stores like JC Penney's and seeing the fall clothes for sale. Back to school sales! Aah... the words send a little zing through my stomach. I remember all the anxiety and nervousness leading up to the first day of school. Would I like my teachers? Would I have friends in my classes? Would there be any cute boys? Would they think I was cute, too? (This, from a fifth grader!)

Instead of heading "back to school" this year, I am instead traveling to the Land of Eternal Springtime, as they call it. No changing leaves or crisp autumn air. No more dazzling sunrises as I drive to school at 7am in my rumbling old '88 Dodge.  I will wander the streets of Guadalajara, perhaps stopping by a panderia for some sweet breads or pastries on my way to class.  I pulled out some of my vocabulary flashcards last night, and have determined that while I could converse with someone about the subibaja (teeter-totter) on the playground, I will be at a loss if asked to use the juicer or check the frying pan on the stovetop. *sigh* I guess I'll take what I can get.

The hour grows late yet again... To bed I go.

3 Comments:

  • See, we told you I, Robot was good! And poo, I liked A Knight's Tale... never cared for the romantic lead, though. She just looks... weird, and her wardrobe? Come on, people! I liked the way they contrasted modern songs with the medieval setting, but her hip-hop Far East fusion mess of an outfit selection was takin it a little too far. :P

    By Blogger Courtney, at 7:52 AM  

  • Hi Sarah! I just saw your open diary thingy today that said you switched over to blogger. I didn't bother trying to find out how 'comments' worked when I first started my blogspot thing, but I'm trying to figure that out now. I hope you're going to be able to write on this in Mexico. I presume that I'll be doing a better job updating my own once I get to college. Mine's at www.utterlyos10.blogspot.com .

    By Blogger austen, at 12:01 PM  

  • Wow, this entry really captures how I felt back in the day when I had to go shopping for Back to School Supplies. I always swore this would be the most organized year yet--that I'd get all my homework in on time, and that no matter the situation, I'd have a pens, pencils, calculators, mini-stapler, scotch tape and hole punchers ready. And then after two weeks, I'd forget about the whole "organized" thing and all the resolutions I'd made.
    Yes, so anyway, call me back sometime.
    William

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:27 PM  

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