Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I don't get many things right the first time (or the second...)

I don't get nostalgic.

Now is now, then is then.

Buuuttttt.....I guess there's an exception to every rule.

The JEA convention was in Anaheim this year. I only know because of Facebook. I just looked through 250 pictures of kids I don't even know. A creepy time waster? Yes. I couldn't drag myself away.

"Holy hannah," I said to myself. "That's me. But not me."

You see, Anaheim is where it all started. After a week in Anaheim, all of the other kids on the newspaper staff probably told their parents about Disneyland and the old drunk men on the bus. After a weekend of listening to reporters from NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, I came home and told me parents I wanted to be a journalist. They probably let it slide. I'm famous for temporary bouts of insanity that have caused me to play the flute (fail), kick a soccer ball (trrripppp), sing (ouch), and attempt building diatonic chords (don't ask and I won't have to tell).

Luckily for me (and my poor parents, who have had to pay for every lesson imaginable) it stuck.

And now I'm sitting on a dorm bed with 2 deadlines. I couldn't be happier.

2008 & The girls who let the annoying little twerp follow them around :)


  1. Hahaha. The funny thing is... none of us even knew who you were!! But you've become a writer that has surpassed us, and I'm proud to say you were from MY high school, now go to MY college, and that we're still friends. :)
    You're a great journalist, and I'm glad we had you come with us...
    Also, This was definitely when we were trying to find the Orange Mall, yes? Good day.

  2. I was just reminiscing about that with Andrew the other day. Such great times in Anaheim. Such great times.


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