Conversations I’ve been hearing over and over and over again:

“I can’t believe you’re going to Germany. How do you feel?”
“I don’t really know.”
“Are you excited?”
“Are you scared?”
“Will you be homesick?”
“It will be hard to leave.”
“But it will be so much fun.”
“I’m going to miss you so much.”
“You too.”

“Anne, I couldn’t get ahold of him. How are we going to finish the project?”
“Why won’t your computer work?”
“It just won’t.”
“Sorry. I don’t know what to do.”
“Can we do it at your house?”
“…It’s ten o’clock.”
“I know. Can I come over?”
“I’m sorry. Not now.”
“How are we going to finish the project?”
“I don’t know, Dude. I thought you were going to do this part.”
“Yeah, but he didn’t answer his phone.”
“But I thought you were going to do this part.”
“Yeah, but…”

“That’s your mom?”
“Wow. I thought she was your sister.”

“I can see you and Will together.”
“Really. You guys are a lot a like.”
“It’s awesome.”

“Anne, did you study for Chemistry?”
“Do you get it?”

“Are we working out today?”
“Have you eaten any sugar this week?”
“Anne, did you eat some of that cake?”

These are the top six conversations. I don’t think I’ve talked about anything else this whole month.

Random things in my life:

1. When my U.S. History textbook said, “Franklin D Roosevelt died,” I started to bawl. Studying can be so emotional.
2. I hung out with Will last weekend. His parents (who I love love love) drove me home with Will. When we went into the garage, they told Will to get into the front seat and for me to sit next to him. His parents sat in the back the whole ride to my house. They made me laugh.
3. Late at night, I got a text from my friend that said, “I will be calling you at 3:00 P.M. tomorrow afternoon.” The next day, he called and said, “Would you like to go on a date with me this Friday?”
4. My teacher gave me a sheet with the word ivory. I asked him if ivory was a color and he called me “dumb dumb.” It’s now my nickname for the class.
5. I’m craving the song, “She’s a Rainbow” by the Rolling Stones. It makes me giddy every time I listen to it.

I feel sloppy.


  1. Well, ivory IS a color. It’s also a coast in Africa. It’s also elephant tusks. Which one did your teacher want?

  2. Yeah, your teacher’s dummy dummy.

  3. See? I thought it was a reasonable question. Oh well. I’ll just shut my mouth.

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