Thursday, April 06, 2006

yearbooks

i was remembering what it was like in high school to have people sign my yearbook. and i remember having this ridiculous crush on ronnie hewitt. and when i got him to sign my mine i was sitting there, dying inside with anticipation. i couldn't wait to read what he wrote. was he going to ask me out? tell me how fucking fabulous he thinks i am (not to mention hot)? would he tell me he wanted to "hang out" this summer? what would he say??? when he finally handed it back to me, it said something like, "remember the trees, remember the grass, always remember me as a pain in your ass."

WHAT? i waited for that crap? i sat there wanting to vomit while he was writing, for that? i probably spent all summer trying to figure out just what the hell he meant. okay not really. ali and i just did "flyby's" by his house all the time instead. stalkers in training, anyone?

18 comments:

Melissa said...

I so did the same thing. And in Middle shool at band camp..no wait I'm kidding, I just always wanted to say that. Actually in Middle School I walked by this guy Will's house like 16 times an afternoon. Seriously, a freind and I just paced his block. But then he after a month or so he had his little sister come and tell us to stop. I was so sad. And..um.. then we TP'd his house. Oh the joys of being a teenager.

Beth said...

LOL! My friends and I used to call them 'drive by stalkings'
Good times all around!

Virginia Belle said...

oh, didn't everyone do this? :D i was notorious for it. my best friend in high school, jeana, used to pick me up and since we were bored high school kids, we would go get frozen cokes, drive around and see which hotties were home! what a bunch of tools we were! a couple of my crushes lived in my neighborhood, so i took frequent "walks" in my cutest outfits!

now that my little sis is 14, she is carrying on the tradition, and being her big sis, i am her partner in crime! every time i come home for a visit, i get the "wingo update" and we camp out at the movie theater where he goes all the time. I'll shout, "Wingo! 1 o'clock!" and she will duck down while i observe and report to her what he's doing and who he's with! it is so fun!!!

thanks for the walk down memory lane! it put a smile on my face! :)

MelissaM said...

I wanted in heated anticipation for my 8th grade crush, Mark Atuna, to sign my yearbook. And sign it he did, just signed his name at his picture and handed it back to me. No smiley face, no K.I.T, no "stay cool", nothing.

I was so mad later, I tore the page out and burned it. Nah, I wasn't dramatic.

Never did any of the drive-by stalkings or anything. My mom didn't let me walk around the neighborhood and plus, not many lived near me. I wonder if I should make up for lost time and fun now...humph.

Anne said...

My best friend and I drug out our yearbooks the other day. Lord we were stupid. I dont even know what all the code means now "Dont forget to see S when you RGY at the PGT!" Who knows?

Saddest thing ever..when I was in 2nd grade I was totally not popular and I faked autographs in my yearbook so my mom would think that I had friends. I wonder is she questioned why all of my friends had the same handwriting and wrote with an orange marker?

ginger incognito said...

I never did the drive-by stalking thing. Does that make me even more of a nerd?

I had a crush on a guy friend who liked one of my friends from a different circle. And when he signed my yearbook, it was all about how I was cute amd sweet and he wanted to get to know me better, blah blah blah. And I never saw him again. Wah!

Becky said...

LOL thats crazy you say that cuz i just found my sr. year yearbook the other nite while looking for tax stuff and i was reading all the stuff in there. i remember dying with anticipation to see what other people wrote!

Stephanie A. said...

yeah, I think women have the "stalker gene"!

becky- what the hell else did you find when you were looking for your tax paperwork? or do we even want to know?

Alison said...

It was so exciting at the time but seems so ridiculous now---what was the point in driving by their house so many times? To see if they were home? What if they were? What if they weren't? We were so dorky, Jenn! I wonder if those boys think of us now? Next time we're "home" together, we should do a few flybys for old-time's sake. :) And you can even screech out the window as we drive by Mike Worford's house and embarass me one more time.

TheHamburger said...

I like the template...makes me hate myself for choosing to be in Iowa...

bubbles said...

ahhh yes the yearbooks! Always a time of stress. Never knew what to say and didn't like impersonal messages like your mr. hewitt. Thanks for stopping by and please stop by again!

jennster said...

LMFAO! oh ali.. what about power pellets and all the ways in which we'd harasst he baseball team. poor boys. i mean, LUCKY boys.

Kristin said...

please, i briefly took up jogging so that i could "run" by his house... looking sporty! and fit!

so didn't last.

thanks for coming by my blog and for the sweet comment... i am really enjoying yours!

sweatpantsmom said...

I'm bettin Ronnie Hewitt is working for Hallmark now.

Lisa said...

I remember driving past a crushes house.... And I remember riding my bike past a crushes house. (Always to see if he was there and OMG what if he's outside? Of course then you cruise past like you've never seen him before in your life. That makes SO MUCH SENSE, huh?)

Mammawannabe said...

Okay, I'm lost. I grew up in Armpit, Cow Hampshire. What does KIT stand for?

We used to do driveby's too - in my friend's beat up Datsun (did I spell that right?). We got busted one night because her flipping muffler fell off and the cute boy we were stalking...err...checking to see if he was home...came out to find me under her car (with a skirt on) trying to hook the muffler back on. Yeah, I'm mechanically inclined like that.

Staci said...

I remember when the same thing happened to me. Now he's married to some big dirty and they have like 200 kids. Gross!

By the way...KIT means "Keep in Touch". :)

russ said...

Don't change. Call me over the summer. XOXOXO -- Russell A. Dale