July 17, 2008
Today I hung out with Stacey. It was pretty fun. We met up at the fountain at a park downtown and walked/biked around. We went to the bookstore and was looking at a book about potatoes. We were like talking out loud and giggling and out of nowhere we heard pages flipping. There was someone else in the room! Haha. We started laughing really hard. Then we walked over to the gallery. That place is so cool! There are a ton of antiques and old photographs. That place is full with three floors! It was raining so we biked to her house and made things with perler beads. Presents for Delia. We watched some of Hercules. Then we went for a walk down to the river and sunk our feet in the mud. We walked back up to the park and talked for a while. Then went back to her house and ate pizza, then I had to leave. Today was a good day! I’m really excited for tomorrow!
Present day me: This was the first time Stacey and I hung out one on one. It blossomed into a really close friendship that held through longer than others from this time in my life. I wish I had perler beads now! I loved creating with those!!!
July 11, 2008
Last night I stayed at Rhonda’s house. It was fun. Her mom picked me up and we got to her house, then Tabitha showed up. We played cards and talked. Then Hannah came. We ate dinner, pizza. And talked about so many things! It was really good to hang out with my three best friends! Then we went on a walk to a school nearby. Took pictures and attempted to play cherry bomb. Then we walked to Shopko because Hannah and I had to go to the bathroom. We got back to Rhonda’s house around 9:30. Got into our pj’s and watched Step Up. I fell asleep during it. Then I woke up when it was over and we all talked, and fell asleep. Next morning we got up and left.
Present day me: I wanted to include this entry because it was a good memory with people I was once really close with. They weren’t able to come to my summer all nighter so this was a time to hang out and make good memories.
June 8, 2008
So, it is officially summer vacation! It’s been okay. The weather has been pretty crappy. Thursday was our last day of school. It was a lot of fun. We went to culvers for lunch, and we saw an old well beloved middle school teacher there! That was awesome!!! After school we went to Andrea’s bonfire and hung out there for a while. Rhonda had her first smore!!! Then Rhonda, Tabitha, Hannah, and Beth came over to my house to sleepover! I showed them behind the neighbor’s house with a path, creek, and bridge. Then we made Hannah a myspace and played Apples to Apples. I won friendly with construction workers! 😊😊 Yeah. We ended up going to bed around 1am. Got up, had pancakes, and drove Rhonda and Tabitha home. We also got to meet Hannah’s new dog! So cute!! Yeah, so the rest of Friday we went up to the lake, I scrapbooked and just chilled.
Saturday, we went to Uncle Ron’s house for his half birthday party. But mom didn’t go. I got to drive for the last 45 minutes home. It was really good. Then today we woke up at the cabin and came home. We went shopping while Eddie was at a birthday party. And just chilled. Yeah, pretty relaxing first few days of summer.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: I remember being so happy we got to see that teacher we all had in middle school. He was known as being so kind, friendly and helpful for many students. Everyone wanted to be in his class! Getting to see him during our last day of our first year of high school was really special. I also remember making a myspace for Hannah. She didn’t have DSL at the time so I told her I’d help her get a myspace and she could check it at my house anytime.
May 20, 2008
I got to drive for the first time today!!! SO FUN!!! Up at the cabin, did a Y-turn and went down the driveway. Eddie said I drove about 5 miles. But I don’t know for sure. It was really fun!!! I can’t wait to go again tomorrow. 😊
Ava Estelle <3<3<3
Present day me: I remember riding the brake a lot, since it was an automatic and I was just getting used to how the car felt while I was in the driver’s seat. Strangely, I don’t really remember this specific time very well. I remember a different time as my first time driving…. So this is helpful to take note of as my first time.
May 2, 2008
So, at home. Just chillen out. Went to school, then drivers ed, then went to the mall with mom. Eh, it was okay. I got a new outfit and a dress for a school trip. Which was good. So, tomorrow we’re going up to the cabin…I do not want to go! This is the first time I haven’t wanted to go to the cabin since I met Aaron. Ugh! So I’ve been commenting with Tori….hehehehe. She asked me if she knew me, and if I went to her school. I said, no but I’ve seen you up by the lake because I have my cabin up there. But she hasn’t commented back yet. Anyway… I was on myspace before, and I have never liked my about me sections….so! I’m going to try and write a good one!
<3 Ava *Feeling better about life!
Present day me: Oh myspace comments. Lol.
April 26, 2008
Saturday at the cabin. 7:50pm Listening to Bust a Move.
So today was a day of realization, I guess. I found out both Aaron and Tori like each other. And duh, there’s nothing I can do about it. So, I’m going to move on, completely. Me and him have like nothing in common. So, I don’t think me and him would work out. Jeez, I really want to talk to like David about all this. I talked to Tabitha and Hannah about it and a little bit with Rhonda. But I really wish I had other candidates for a boyfriend. But I don’t. Oh well, there is this one boy that I’ve seen around school, I think he’s a sophomore. He has curly dark hair, and he sits at the lunch table next to ours. He sits by Hannah’s “Henry” (the guy that looks like her dream guy she’s drawn in her sketchbook) so me and Hannah made my guy’s name be “Michael.” I really like that name. But I just wish I could talk to David and get his opinion and see what went wrong. Maybe me and Aaron just need to get to know each other better?? Well, I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens like over the summer. Have another amazing party and have Aaron attend. 😊 I can still flirt with him, right?? I need Hannah to give me tips on that. Sooo, anyway I’m still really bummed without an ipod. But me and Rhonda and maybe Tabitha or Hannah are going to have a baby-sitting business this summer and I’m thinking of working at DQ so that’s all for now.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: I got myself so hung up on liking certain boys and finding comfort in it. Typical teenage angst. I’m really thankful I had so many friends to talk to about things.
April 21, 2008
Monday – 8:57pm
So today, back at school without my ipod ☹ Yeah. I really miss it. I thought about stealing someone else’s ipod but then decided not to. So, I got home from school rode bikes to DQ with Eddie, got home and started my homework. I ate dinner then went up to the lake. Me, Meryl and Dad went. So, me and Meryl were playing badminton in the yard and Aaron rides his atv over and me and him talk to for like two seconds. Find out he didn’t have school today and he was on his way over to I’m guessing Tori’s place. She lives down the street in the blue house with the trampoline if I’m right. So, I get home and call Rhonda, talk to her about seeing Aaron and then finish my homework.
So yeah, I didn’t feel any pangs of jealousy when I saw Aaron and (I’m guessing) Tori laying on her trampoline. And I didn’t feel any like pangs when I was talking to him so, I don’t have a crush on him anymore. Which is good, I guess.
<3 Ava out!
Present day me: I think I was just really disappointed that Aaron ended up seeing a girl that lived down the street and not me. She did live there full time, rather than me and my family going to the cabin on the weekends and sometimes during the week. I guess now that I’ve revisited these entries about Aaron, maybe he was interested in me for a second but decided I wasn’t a good choice for him for whatever reason. We did hang out as friends and he got to know my friends a little, which was pretty cool anyway.
April 18, 2008
Well today started out alright. But during first hour gym some bitch stole my ipod touch out of my backpack in the locker room. I didn’t find it during second hour study hall, so I freaked out and texted mom, dad and Tabitha. So, I told the officer during lunch and he wrote down all my information and gave me a form to fill out. So, I have to have it back to him on Monday. My school ID is in my case and my ipod is so personalized to me. ALL of my contacts, and phone numbers, pictures and my beloved music. JEEZ! I hope whoever took it realizes how much that ipod belongs to me and just hand it into the office on Monday. But if I ever find out who did it… that won’t be pretty…well, more later. I’m pretty tired.
Present day me: I remember this day and feeling really stupid I left my backpack unlocked. The reality was I always left it unlocked, sitting on the bench by the lockers, nothing was ever stolen until that day. It really sucked!!
April 13, 2008
I have gotten 2 messages from Courtney. Here’s what one said, subject: hi. I got it on April 6th. “Hi Ava, what is up sorry we have not talked lately it just seemed like you did not want to me very much please write back and maybe we could do something again. Courtney P.S. Please write back and what is your cell number”
I haven’t written her back. Then I received another one today. Subject: we should talk. Well, all it basically said was, if you want things to be good again between us you have to make the first move. I read it out loud to Meryl and she said it sounds like we’d broken up. Haha. Yeah, soooo I’m not going to message her back. A) I’m grounded from the computer still and B) I honestly don’t want to.
So, since it’s Sunday night it’s the end of another weekend. It had snowed here Friday night, but it was mostly gone this afternoon. So, we stayed at the cabin Saturday night. There was no sign of Aaron being home. So, no luck there. Oh well, probably after last weekend he’s too embarrassed? That would be pretty funny. Um, so I took him off my top 8 on myspace today. I think I’m just going to go slow, way slow. And only be obsessive to myself. Because everyone else makes fun of me. But whatever. I would totally go out with him, but I don’t know… my impression of him isn’t what I thought he’d be like…but whatever. If he wants me, he can come and get me and if I happen to flirt or be some kind of bait I hope he’ll enjoy it! Even if he does have a girlfriend, I don’t care!
Present day me: Wow. Reading this at age 29, makes me feel bad for Courtney. I handled my friendship with her very poorly and back then I thought I was being cool and getting closer with other people. It was a mess. Thankfully I have been able to reconnect with Courtney as adults and I call her a good friend today.
I remember having thoughts of who’d have a crush on me, who’d be looking at me when and just feeling into boys so much and looking cute. Teenage years, sigh. I’m glad to have made it through those times.
April 5, 2008
So its about 11 o’clock pm and everyone is in bed. I’m still awake because I’ve been scrapbooking for the past like three hours. Yeah, we’re at the cabin. I didn’t see Aaron at all today but I was really tempted to call him. But Rhonda is telling me not to be obsessive of him and I’m fine really. I’m not feeling weird about not trying to hang out with him while I’m up here. So my new motto is: if he wants me he can come and get me. 😊
So I’m going to stop commenting him and calling him and see how he feels about that! Haha! Suck on that!
Present day me: I’m proud of myself for not becoming too obsessive over this guy.