Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day 18: What I Liked When I Was Thirteen

1. Dancing in front of my sliding glass door at night, so I could admire my moves in the reflection.

2. Richard Simmons. He was so kind, and had such good advice.

3. Making out in the back row of movie theaters--that was as private as it was gonna get.

4. Bubble Yum, Nibs and candy in general.

5. Spaghetti night.

6. Wearing my hair in a ponytail on the side of my head.

7. Harlequin Romances--I read one every day on the bus.

8. Trying on lipstick at JCPenney.

9. Talking on the phone for two or three hours at a stretch--especially when my parents were out.

10. Writing really long notes and passing them behind teachers' backs.

11. My Hello Kitty diary--I called her "Melody." (I just liked that name.)

12. Trying to figure out if boys liked me through incredibly detailed analyses with friends.

7 comments:

Robyn said...

Hi Sam!

Your 13 sounds an awful lot like my 13. Although my hair was so thin and fine that I had to use a banana clip to get my side ponytail to stay! One time I was riding in the car while my mom was driving and I dropped an entire bag of Nibs on the car seat and floor. I yelled "NIB-ALANCHE!!!" My mom and I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants. Apparently it was funny! I still find it difficult to walk past a bag of Nibs. They're so cute and yummy! Did you ever have the Bubble Yum Baby? You put a small pink balloon in her mouth and cranked her arm so it looked like she was blowing a bubble. Super mega cool! She went everywhere with me when we lived on Kentucky Ave. in Atlantic City. Yep, the Kentucky Ave. from Monopoly! I skated everywhere and wore my rainbow colored skate covers. At night I added on my flint sparklers that sparked when I skated on the street. Oh yeah. I was cool.

I'm looking forward to Nia on the
4th! Hi to David and Jarrah!

Love,

Robyn

Sam said...

@Robyn: Oh good, you're back! I've missed you!

I've never heard of that baby. Way cool. And I still love Nibs. And I should have added that I loved my roller skates, too. :)

Yes, the 4th is on the calendar, and to quote my 13-year-old self, I'm stoked. ;)

Robyn said...

Here's a link to Bubble Yum Baby. She's a classic now! :)

http://www.megomuseum.com/catalog/1978_supplement/dolls.shtml

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I would try the side ponytail at home, but was never brave enough to wear it outside. In retrospect, it was probably better that way.

I definitely rocked the Mindy (of Mork and Mindy) mini-ponytails though!

Cheri said...

Number one was foreshadowing of Nia.

Sweddy said...

Wow. That was the world I imagined at 13 but couldn't figure out how to access. (I really, really wanted to.) I was a brooding tomboy stuck in rural New England. Bucolic, yes. Cool, absolutely not. I spent my time playing sports and reading Jane Austen novels!

Sam said...

@Sweddy: Oh, I was reading the Jane Austen novels! :) And I wished I liked sports, I really did.