So the past 18 years (plus 6,720 hours of pregnancy) all come down to this. The time when my baby flees the nest and probably will never return. Sure, she will be here on weekends when she has the time and is out of clean clothes and yes, I know she will come back during breaks but let’s get real here. She’s leaving. I can’t stop her nor do I want to. But I really don’t want her to go. But I do. And I don’t.
I am so proud of my beautiful baby girl! She has grown into a gorgeous young woman both inside and out. She leaves for college to earn her degree in psychology so she can become a Mental Health Counselor. Sure, she may change her mind but at this moment, she wants to pursue the same career as her mom and no matter what she ends up doing, this is a humongous honor to me.
After college, she will move out on her own. I know this because my husband has laid down the law with my kids years ago. ”When you turn 18, you will either be in college or in your own apartment.” It isn’t because he’s a cold-hearted man who doesn’t like his kids living in the house. It is because us Italian moms tend to hang on to our offspring like a hoarder hangs on to dead cats and he really feels that they should not be living with us when they reach menopause (or the male equivalent, whatever that is). So it is safe to say that aside from the breaks and occasional laundry runs, I have exactly 7 days and 6 hours left of my baby living at home.
I am so proud of her. I am so excited for her. And I am so fucking devastated and scared.
And as pissed as I am that I am resorting to clichés, cherish the time with your kids because it really does go by way.too.fast!!! I used to think that I would celebrate this moment in time and although I am, I am also deeply mourning what I am about to lose. And now I am crying. Fuck.
On the brighter side, I won’t need to deal with THIS on an hourly basis. ”MOM! I ALWAYS CLEAN UP MY MESS!” As I sit here looking at
Awww…who the hell am I trying to kid. We all know that I will clean this stuff up myself because it is her last week here and I don’t want to ruin it and I will end up missing all of this shit when she is gone. The absence of it will remind me that my baby girl is moving on in life.
Caitlin, if you are reading this, don’t even consider for a second moving out of NY State at any point in your life!! I am not sure I could handle that at all. Damnit…never mind that. If your dream is outside of NYS, you have to follow it. But don’t you dare for a second even think of going one week without calling me!!!!
In other news, my brain MRI came back clean. Yes, this is terrific news but I still have this minor issue of short-term memory loss and I am pretty certain it is Alzheimer’s and that doesn’t show up on an MRI. So we have accomplished absolutely nothing in relieving my anxiety there. Okay, I lied. I AM glad that it’s not a tumah.
Oh!!! I go back to school full time beginning Sept. 5th to get my Masters after an 8 month medical leave. I am pretty sure that obtaining this degree will put me in my grave. Please frame my degree and attach it to my tombstone. I want everyone to see that damn piece of paper!!!!
On a good note, I checked the earnings of my ads for my blog and I have earned $2.49 so far. That averages to exactly (sorry if I am bragging. I am just so excited) $0.0017292 per hour. I really need to get working on ordering my Nobbleheads because the time is coming up quick when I will be able to afford them! For those of you who are not familiar with the Nobblehead, please read the “About” page on my blog.
Well, it was a lot of planning and physical labor but the party was a hit!! The dunk tank was a awesome addition. I am so glad we rented it! The party cost a pretty penny but everyone commented on how awesome it was and my daughter was so happy. For those of you reading this who were there, thank you so much for coming! Thank you for your help in setting up, cleaning up, bringing cookies, and bringing games to play!!! The only thing that sucks about this whole thing is that we have enough food left to feed an army (and it was delicious) and I am on my strict diet!!
There are a ton of pics in this slideshow. Don’t hate me and don’t feel like you have to look at them but they really are great!
- Even The Dog Is Celebrating! (thenlistblog.com)
My daughter’s High School Graduation party is this Sunday. Although the sheer number of people attending is overwhelming and this is expensive as all hell (she has 80 that replied yes so far), at least I don’t have to make up stupid kid games for them! We have a pool and we rented a tent, a dunk tank, 10 tables, and 40 chairs. We have Can Jam and Frisbee for them to play. They will have a bonfire when it gets dark. I have ordered a sheet cake and have arranged for the party to be catered. So, it seems that graduates only need parents to shell out a lot of $$$ but after that is all said and done, the party should pretty much run itself!!
I did good getting this all in order and I am proud of myself. I even made sure we had one last finishing touch.
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I am patting myself on the back right now.
Since I began my 4 Week (Not Weight Loss) Challenge on Monday, I have not cheated more than one teaspoon of peanut butter and one lick of frosting (more on the frosting in a few minutes).
Day one was easy to follow because I was pumped. Also because my diet has 6 small meals a day and since I only ate 2 large meals/day before this challenge, it seems like I was always eating! I do eat often; every 2 hours.
Day two was not bad at all…nothing to report.
Day three? I wanted to pig the fuck out and skip my cardio. I was feeling the exhaustion and I wanted something buttery!! But I reminded myself of my goals and it got easier!
Yesterday was day 4 and I totally nailed it. Did everything right and reminded myself that Cheat Day is Saturday! Woohoo!
Today is day 5. I lost 3 pounds so far! I am totally okay with sticking to my diet today because I know that I can eat whatever I want tomorrow. This is good because we are going to my daughter’s college orientation and it will be hard to stick to the diet while I am out.
But a couple glitches were thrown my way and I am having an anxiety attack now.
My friend called and asked me if we were still on for tonight. I have it in my calender that she and I are going to the movies. I am fine with that. I never want the popcorn. Give me coffee and I am happy as a pig in shit. She said, “Dinner and drinks.” Which translates to Maria’s.
For those of you who do not live around these parts, Maria’s is unarguably the best damned Mexican Restaurant near me. People have tried to argue with me about this and they lose every time. If I have to drag your ass to Maria’s and shove the Holy Moly with the guacamole down your throat (I don’t care if you don’t like avocados…it is THAT good), force a beef burrito enchilada style down your throat while you are still trying to swallow the Holy Moly then funnel the pomarita down your gullet to prove to you that it is the best, then damnit, I will do just that. And in the end, you will tell me just how fucking right I was. Period. End of discussion. But beware…Maria’s has a “3 Margarita Limit” for a reason!!!! They are oooohhhhh soooooo good and so damn strong.
I am trying to figure out how to do this. Saying “no” to Maria’s is simply not an option. For starters, did I mention that the food is really good there and the Margarita’s are even better? Second, it is a tradition that Meg and I go to Maria’s. We always go there when we go out. One time the place was closed when we pulled up and we literally sat in the parking lot and stared at each other for 5 full minutes in silence with tears in our eyes. Finally Meg broke the silence and said, “Now what the fuck are we going to do?” It took us another 8 minutes to decide on another restaurant and we were miserable bitches to the poor waitress.
“Ma’am, I KNOW this is an Italian Restaurant but is it too much to ask for a Holy Moly with guac, a Pomarita and a beef burrito enchilada style? This IS America, after all. We are not REALLY in Italy!!”
Meg and I have recruited an uncountable number of people to this place. It is like a fucking Maria’s cult and we are the leaders. When we go there, the waitress doesn’t even ask us what we want. She just brings us our orders. If I go with someone other than Meg, the waitress gets all sorts of confused but she still nails my order every time.
So, this is one time when I MUST cheat. I have decided that although I have stuck with my diet awesomely today and although I will be away from home tomorrow, my cheat day will be today instead of tomorrow for this week. I can still make this work.
Shit! Next week is Caitlin’s grad party. On Sunday. It is being catered. That means my cheat day will have to be Sunday instead of Saturday. That means that there will be 8 days in between cheat days instead of 6!!!!
I need a Xanax.
One last thing before I sign off here…
Yesterday, my daughter found a cookbook.
Today she made cupcakes for the staff at work. Lemon cupcakes with a strawberry cream cheese frosting. I told her to be sure she takes ALL the cupcakes to work. She promised she would. I wish my daughter wasn’t a big fat liar.
I told her to make sure she cleaned out the bowl that she made the frosting in so that I wouldn’t want to lick it clean (I already had one lick). She said she did. She didn’t lie. She did. But in the fridge…
I opened the lid to look at it.
I know…this is not her fault. Nicki, accept responsibility and do not place blame!
I did not cheat. I had none (aside from that one lick I just mentioned)!
And I know one graduate who won’t be having a graduation party for torturing her mother!
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I have received another blog award!!! Thanks, Six-Fingered Monkey for picking me as one of 5 recipients, especially when there are so many award-worthy blogs out there!!!
I agree with Six that these blog awards are a bit like chain letters and when I get one, it is bitter-sweet. I LOVE that someone loves me enough to send me an award (or maybe they just sent so many awards to others in the past that they chose me to spare the bloggers they love more the hassle of following these blog rules). Either way, I appreciate the award because it will look so damn cool on my “Awards Page.” But when it comes to paying it forward, I do worry that the others are quietly telling me to suck it.
I am humbly accepting Six’s award with a tweek in the rules. This may ban me from all future awards!
The rules are:
In order to accept you must:
1. Post the rules on your blog (done).
2. Name 5 of your most fabulous moments (either in real life or in the blogosphere).
- When my kids were born. I know…cliche. Deal with it.
- When I competed in my bodybuilding competition
- When I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from an incredibly esteemed university (1 year ago)
- All the times I have responded to ambulance calls as an EMT and truly felt like I was helpful. This happens a lot less than you may think because most things are out of my hands.
- Watching my daughter drape her silver sash and red and gold cords around her graduation gown. That may have been THE proudest moment of my entire life.
3. Name 5 things you love.
- My husband and my kids (yes, coffee comes before them).
- Being an EMT and the EMS Captain at the firehouse
- Being an artist (wishing I could do it more often)
- The thought of becoming a Mental Health Counselor in 2 years
4. Name 5 things you hate.
- Haters. People who hate GROUPS of people just for the sake of hating a group of people. I hate that group of people. I know….you don’t have to tell me about the irony here.
- The fear that I will not become a Mental Health Counselor in 2 years as planned.
- That sleep is necessary. I do love to sleep but I hate that I NEED to sleep.
- When people mistreat the elderly and this includes treating them like children!!!!!!!
5. Pass the ribbon on to 5 bloggers and leave a comment notifying them of their win.
- All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something.
- Colour the day
- Absolutely Narcissism
- We Work For Cheese
- If I Were God
So go check out these awesome blogs!!!!
If you received this award from me, here are your rules:
1) Copy and paste and conform to the rules above (or)
2) Toss the rules to the side of the road and do whatever the hell you want with it!!
Now…onto some more serious business. Rectums and Uteri. I am not sure if “uteri” is the proper plural for “uterus” but it isn’t underlined (so I am assuming it is spelled correctly) and it sounds way cooler than “uteruses” which, by the way, IS underlined.
I was visiting Sandra over at Absolutely Narcissism (linked at #3 above) and she is taking part in a competition or event of sorts that is sure to make rectums and uteri fall out.
So, now I have a visual of asses and uteri on the side of the road. And I thought the occasional ‘possum or skunk was bad!
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A chapter in my baby’s life came to an end and now on to another chapter! I was so proud of her, I thought I was going to burst. I didn’t burst. But I cried. A lot.
I was okay when she put her cap on.
I was okay when she put her gown on.
I lost it when she put her silver sash (earned for graduating Magna Cum Laude) and her cords (earned for Spanish Honor Society) on.
Congratulations, Caitlin. I am so damned proud of you!
I know my tears seemed silly.
I know my kisses were annoying.
But I PROMISE you that when you have a child graduate, you will completely understand and you will become the silly and annoying mommy that I was yesterday!!!
I should say that it doesn’t take much for the water works to turn on with me. I am an incredibly emotional person. Consider yourself warned!
5) Yesterday was a horrible Lupus day. Everything in my entire body hurt and my strength was non-existent. Until about midnight when the Captain and Cokes set in.
4) My husband farted when I got into bed at 3:30 this morning. Luckily for me, we had a call and I had a reason to leave the stench. Now my bowel is more irritable than normal and payback is a bitch!
3) My mother-in-law who has a nose like a dog will be in my truck today and I somehow have to make it smell like someone has not had a cigarette in there because she doesn’t know I smoke.
1) My baby girl went from this
ALL IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE!
AND TODAY, SHE IS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL!
I am going to be a blubbering mess!!
And now, because I have this commercial in my head, you can too. You are welcome. For the record, the writers of this commercial are heartless assbags!!!
I already cried watching this!
As you may know, I am a Non-Trad (Non-Traditional College Student). I am 40 years old and just recently earned my BA in Psychology and I am now working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
Getting a degree in my late 30′s was hard work! With family and firehouse obligations, friends telling me that I neglect them, and Lupus, it often seemed like an uphill battle. But I was determined and I am proud that I completed it!
I took a Medical Leave of absence this past semester and half of the semester before that. I go back to school full-time at the end of August and to be honest, I have been really worried about that. I just don’t know if I have what it takes; the passion, the desire, the patience, the same priorities, and mostly, the energy. I am really scared that I will not succeed this time and then I will be devastated that I didn’t. I will regret so much.
I have prayed about this and more so recently. It is amazing how God never ceases to answer my prayers!!! Once again, God, thank you for having my back! How did He answer my prayers this time? When I logged onto Yahoo today, this is the article that greeted me. I think I DO have what it takes. I just need to remind myself of that!
Every June, students all over the country don their caps and gowns for graduation. Whether it’s from high school, college or graduate school, most people could easily count their own graduations on one hand.
But not 71-year-old Michael Nicholson of Kalamazoo, Mich.Nicholson has earned 29 degrees and is now pursuing his 30th.
“I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full-time to school,” Nicholson told ABCNews.com.
“It’s stimulation to go to the class, look at the material that’s required and meet the teacher and students. It makes life interesting for me,” he said. “Otherwise, things would be pretty dull.”
Nicholson has one bachelor’s degree, two associate’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree.
Most of the degrees are related to education such as educational leadership, library science and school psychology, but other degrees include home economics, health education and law enforcement.
Nicholson is currently working on a master’s degree in criminal justice.
“I would like to get to 33 or 34. I’m almost there,” he said. “When I complete that, I’ll feel like I’ve completed my basic education. After that, if I’m still alive — that would take me to 80 or 81 — I would then be free to pursue any type of degree.”
Nicholson’s early interest in education came from the encouragement of his parents, who wanted him to be well-educated. His Canadian father was forced to drop out of school after the third grade to work and his mother graduated from high school.
“We were motivated to continue with our educations and go as far as we could go,” he said of himself and his siblings. “She [his mother] wanted something better for us than simply working at a factory, so she kept doing the necessary for us to continue.”
Nicholson’s first degree was a bachelor’s in religious education from William Tyndale College in Michigan in 1963.
Five degrees later, he was pursuing his doctorate in education from Western Michigan University in 1978.
While pursuing the doctorate, he met Western Michigan University Professor Tom Carey when Nicholson was working as a parking lot attendant writing tickets for the university. He wrote Carey three tickets in one day and the two have now known each other for 35 years.
“I’ve had 18,000 students in class and I’ve never heard of anybody like this,” Carey told ABCNews.com. “He’s the ultimate life-long learner. I marvel at his tenacity to go to school.”
Nicholson has earned all of his degrees; none of them have been honorary or awarded degrees. Though Carey was never Nicholson’s professor, the two meet at least once a year for Nicholson to give Carey an updated resume, which he shows students in his classes.
“He’s intrinsically motivated. It’s unique, but it almost sounds bizarre,” Carey said. “Some people collect animals and he collects tassels.”
And collect tassels he does. Nicholson has been to 28 of his 29 graduation ceremonies.
What does he enjoy about the graduation ceremonies? “Just the pomp and circumstance. … I could do without the speeches,” he said with a laugh.
“Eventually, it became getting as many as I could,” he said. “There’s the excitement of graduation, but the overall objective was to get the degree.”
He has earned degrees from a dozen schools in places including Michigan, Texas, Indiana and Canada, and he always goes to class.
“I would not take an Internet class. That’s far too difficult,” Nicholson said. “I’m not one of those all-A students.”
He still works on a typewriter and his wife Sharon Nicholson helps him type up his assignments. His wife is highly educated in her own right, with seven degrees of her own.
“She helps me with my homework all the time,” he said. “I cannot function on a computer, so she has to do it.”
When asked what advice he would give to recent graduates, Nicholson paused before saying, “Don’t quit too soon. Keep up with your aspirations. A lot of people tend to throw in the towel and have to come back to it later. Don’t give up on your aspirations too soon.”
And the admittedly competitive Nicholson has no plans to give up on his own aspirations, hinting that he has his eye on a few more degrees in the next few years.
“He likes going to school and doesn’t want responsibility,” Carey said. “This is what Mike lives for. He’s about 70 and he’s not going to stop. It wouldn’t surprise me if at one point he tried law school or something else.”
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This post is for The 30 Days of Writing Challenge hosted by We Work For Cheese. Today’s prompt is “Sense of Accomplishment.”
I considered all of my options for the subject matter. I have accomplished so much in my life.
Husband, kids, house, EMT, Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Rochester, Getting into Grad school for Mental Health Counseling, and most recently, not overdosing on Xanax and Tequila while I nursed my obnoxious dog.
Then I thought about my bodybuilding days and I yelled out loud to nobody in particular, “Yes! I will post about my bodybuilding competition!” I mean, I will NEVER look like that again and damnit, I want the world to know about that accomplishment!
Then I visited the most recent post by Nicole Is Better.
I was so moved by this post. Partly because I am the complete opposite of a runner and her induction into the NYC Marathon is sooo awesome but mostly because I am in Grad school to become a Mental Health Counselor and her story is incredible in my eyes!!!!
Nicole has been blessed to have Mental Health Counseling available when she couldn’t afford it. Her success at getting herself mentally healthy is amazing enough!
One of Nicole’s Bucket List items was to run in the NYC Marathon and her success in getting into this event is even more amazing.
BUT!!! Are you ready for this?? You are soooo not ready for this!!!
This marathon is raising money for the same organization that enabled Nicole to receive her needed therapy for about the cost of a cup of coffee!! By running in this marathon, Nicole is making it possible for others needing Mental Health Therapy to get the help they need regardless of ability to pay!!!!!!
Holy shit!! This is HUGE!!!!!
PLEASE go visit her blog post (linked above). You don’t need to donate to her cause (although I am sure she would totally appreciate it) but I think leaving her a comment with an encouraging word would be wonderful.
Way to go, Nicole!!!! Your gift will be a blessing to so many people!!!
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I have recently linked up with We Work For Cheese’s 30 Days Of Writing Challenge and by “recently” I mean just now. The challenge began on June 1st and lucky for me, there are no rules (Nobody is the boss of me!) so, I am starting now. On June 9th. Also, I just posted about yearbook signing so I want to use this post for the challenge…since there are no rules. AND, today’s prompt is “Magic Carpet” but I like the prompt “Excess” for this post. So…since there are NO RULES, I am going to take my blog post on a MAGIC CARPET ride over to June 7th when the prompt was Excess. See how I did that? Crafty, huh?
It is that time of year. Proms, graduations, and yearbook signing.
I was recently at my friend’s house. She is 31 years older than I and she graduated from an all girls Catholic school. Her yearbook was out while I was at her house and me being the
stalker interested friend that I am, I nosed through the book and read the entries her friends left.
They were all the same.
“Good luck in the future and God bless.” Some people were creative and switched it up a bit. ”Good luck in the business world. God bless.”
I thought, “How nice.” Then I sort of chuckled at how my signatures are so different from hers.
I have excessively read the entries in my yearbooks. EVERY comment in EVERY yearbook that I can reach in my closet. And now, I will excessively post them here. For you. You’re Welcome.
What you get is what you see,
But anyways remember me
Call me up some time this summer
Cuz on vacation I’m a whole lot funner!
I frosted my hair in the 7th grade. Remember that shit? It turned my head orange. It was actually a bottle of Sun-In. I used an EXCESSive amount of Sun-In.
Well, it has been fun teasing you all year and I hope I can next year too.
It has been a real pleasure living with you these past 13 years. Hope you have as much fun the next place you go live. Ha ha!
John and me think you and Kerry are lessies (His spelling, not mine). Have a good summer.
I don’t really know you but you seem really nice. Thanks for letting me use your sneaks. LYLAS.
LYLAS. Remember that? It stood for “Love Ya Like A Sis” which is kinda funny cuz she said she didn’t really know me.
You’re a real good friend! You can make anyone laugh on a bad day and I hope you keep that up! Love ya dearly, not queerly.
I know that you get away with murder in here but, he sees you doing it the whole time and can’t do anything about it! Have a fun summer!
I am guessing the “he” was the teacher.
Remember Grant, Remember me. The hell with them, remember me!
Mr. Bott evolved from an ape! Really! Have a great summer!
Thanks for calling me a duck all year. Gym has been mediocre.
Nicki (The Bouncer),
She was referring to my boobs. I had an EXCESS of boobage in the 8th grade.
I think Mr. Moran is really starting to like you (haha!). What luck, right? I hope to see you next year.
I agree with Tammy. I think Mr. Moran does like you. Hope you have a great summer.
Mr. Moran hated me!!
What the fucks up? How would you like to have a party this summer? have a fuckin’ great and partying summer. PS. PARTY!
Roses are red, violets are blue. In 95 years, you’ll be dead.
You are so mint! But so is Bob. But so is Don. The summer will be great! Don’s mint. But so is Bob.
You’re really cool! You are a funny gal! I am glad we are friends. Sorry about your shoe at the concert.
I wish I could remember what happened with my shoe!
Have a wild and crazy summer with me! I mean it! True love always, The Mint Bob
You’re a really neat person. Thanks for picking up the lettuce. Good luck with Bob.
There was an EXCESS of “Bob comments” that year but it was all good.
I would write something about Mr. Moran but I didn’t have him. Oh well! Call me!
Have a great summer. DON’T GET LAID!
(Written in the crack of the book) Bet you haven’t had anyone write in your crack before!
What’s up? Not much here! Did you know that school is a bitch. Oh…and thanks for getting us busted (just kidding).
He was soooo NOT kidding!
Hi. How’s your life? The dance was great. You have to come over again. I hope you get off your grounding soon (in reference to the previous entry)! I am really glad we’re friends. We will probably talk to each other every day. Have a great summer!!
Ms. Maresca is going to have a break down because you, Jen and Colleen are so bad.
Hey Juvie!! What’s up? I am so glad we were in at least one class together! I am glad we became friends and hope we stay that way!
I got in an EXCESSIVE amount of trouble in the 9th grade.
Ok…this one is long but so worth it!
It’s been quite the year but went by so fast. Not bad though. We only got in one fight this year. I’m really glad we stayed friends all this time. We were made for each other. Although that’s what everyone said about me and Don. Now he could give two shits if I live or die. I am really glad you are going out with Tony and I hope it lasts. Bon Jovi is mint! But so is Don, Pete, Pat, Rob, etc. Oh but we can’t forget Dick, Tony and Jack. We better have a wild summer. You know, like awesome man. Well, it’s like I’m running out of room man. Love ya forever. Bag your face!! No one loves me. You love Tony. I lust Bon Jovi.
Hey bitch! Well, another awesome year come and gone! Spanish was wild (even though it wasn’t as great as last year-Ms. Fabrizio was too tolerant)!….Well, as usual, you went through quite the array of “boyfriends” and I stuck with ya through ‘em all!………………………….
Let the record show that I did NOT have an excessive amount of boyfriends. You will note the quotations around that word! I had a shit-ton of crushes but it appeared that there was a bit of a boyfriend drought for me for a while.
Your hair looks like shit! Just kidding. Next year get up at 6:00 so you can do your make-up at home, cuz there are no steep hills on the way to school. You made the bus ride a blast for the past two years. You better ride it next year! Stay cute!!
This was my hubby’s entry before he was my boyfriend.
Espanol was muy fun! Sorry I am such a brain. The bus was a blast-especially mocking out Steve. Have fun driving this summer even though you can’t reach the pedals. Let’s get some Rumple Minz for up in the fort this summer. See ya.
Hope you get your license soon so I can race you in Steve’s car! This year on the bus kicked ass. We had a lot of fun mocking out everybody (no names mentioned)! I am sure I will see you over the summer. Later on.
Nicki (Loud Fart),
You have been a great friend even though I am MISERABLE! PS. Why do you have such big farts?!? BEHAVE! Don’t date any more jerks!
Apparently, my farts were EXCESSIVE.
Yes, another year down the toilet. I’m glad I met you in art cuz it would have been so boring without you. I can’t believe I passed art. I personally think you are a really good artist. don’t listen to Mrs. Brunner-it’s all the drugs and peace she was into. I’ll miss you lots!
This one was long so I cut a lot out.
Bweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Hey you little gimp! How is your life at home?…….Next year we are gonna be big seniors!!! I guess we will have to start acting more mature! Nahhhhhh. We are kind of known for our loud, annoying ways!………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Not many more signatures that year because I nearly killed myself from a fall of 20 feet and suffered EXCESSIVE injuries, and wasn’t in school. Most of the ones I got were telling me to get well and I better be in school the following year.
Unfortunately, I can’t reach the shelf where my Senior Yearbook is sitting (much like I couldn’t reach the pedals in the car) so I can’t add those entries but I think you get the picture of how colorful my signatures are compared to someone who graduated from an all girls Catholic school 30 years before I did!
How about you? Do you have any memorable signatures in your yearbook? I would LOVE to read them!!!!
- 1970′s Yearbook (ourearleylife.wordpress.com)
- Class of ’87 (jeffreyricker.wordpress.com)
- Lesbian Girlfriends Get “Cutest Couple” In High School Yearbook (queerty.com)