October 5, 2008
So, this past weekend was homecoming! Friday was spirit day at school, so everyone dressed up in their school attire and beads. I painted my nails while and purple. They looked so cool. Friday night was the parade and game. We marched in the parade, played Ghost Busters. It ended at the park, and we hung out there, had dinner and got in free at the game. It got really cold, Tabitha and I were freezing. We got hot chocolate, stood in the stands, and danced to the drumline and marching band. Midge hung out with me, Tabitha, and Rhonda. Dad picked me up from the game and I came home to Brenda, Bill, Elaine and John. I did a puzzle with Elaine. Then went to bed. The next morning, we went to the parade for the university and ate lunch at Erbert & Gerbert’s. I got home and got ready for the dance, curled my hair, painted all my nails white and took a few pictures.
Then went over to Erin’s. We get there, take pictures, and then go to Panera. Only me, Rhonda, Tabitha and Erin go to Panera because Hannah went over to Derek’s for dinner. We also went to Coldstone. Then mom picked us up to take us to the dance. We had to wait in line for a bit. The dance was alright. The music wasn’t that good. I got a few pictures. Then left with Erin around 11. I was so tired. And it started raining in Ecuador today. So, I might not go to school tomorrow. 😊
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: The term raining in Ecuador meant it was my time of the month. My friends and I would say that to each other, except the country would be different for each person. I like revisiting this entry because it’s about a time in my life where friends were my top priority and we all had fun together.
September 27, 2008
Today we had a massive garage sale. Our family got a total of $394.97! Rhonda came over for the day, too. We walked around the neighborhood, talked about my freshman buddy, and lots of other things. We called Aaron but he was sleeping. So, then Rhonda left, and the sale was pretty much ending so I helped move some more stuff by the street. And we had a bonfire, we got pasta for dinner. And then guess who called me back: Aaron! Haha we only talked for 5 minutes – school, told him we sold our green, nasty chair that we had at the cabin. Spencer had come over to his house, so he had to go. So, I called Rhonda and we talked about getting Aaron to go to homecoming with us. He could bring Tori if he’d want. Yeah, then we got done talking. I went out by the fire, and we listened to the dirty/funny songs I have on my ipod. We did the cha cha slide and I texted with Tabitha and Tori. That’s about it.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: I like this entry to share about a typical Saturday in 2008.
September 14, 2008
Last night was Tabitha’s 15th birthday party. It was so much fun! We all got there around 7. I had made a cake, chocolate. There were 7 of us, Tabitha, Hannah, Rhonda, Bailey, Grace, Maddy and me. So, we just sit around her living room and all talk about stuff. Then at like 8:30 we must go to the grocery store to pick up more smores stuff and drumstix (ice cream cones) so Grace drives all of us in her van! We get to the store and kind of just all split up and get food. We knew this one fat guy who worked there, and he gave them the marshmallows and such. We took video and pictures while Rhonda, Bailey, Tabitha, and Hannah were buying the food. Grace, Maddy and I ran around the store telling everyone “Happy Saturday Night” that we saw. They didn’t like that very much. So, we get back to the cashiers and those four weren’t there so we wait next to the doors for them to come back in looking for us and three guys who look like seniors leave, they’re looking at us. We end up going out there and Grace is like, “They’re probably in the van, I left it unlocked.” Turns out they were. We all pile in and go back to Tabitha’s house. We unpack the drumstix and put in the CD that I made. We listened to the vagina song by the bloodhound gang. Then tried to find the music video on youtube but we found other *ahem* music videos. Then we ate my cake, and put chocolate frosting on our faces, took pictures, danced to the music. Then we kinda chilled out for a bit and played Never Have I Ever, right before Rhonda left. After she left, we all went outside and over to the elementary school nearby to play night games. We walk over to the playground and see three guys playing frisbee in the parking lot. Grace walks over to them and asks to play, then we realized they were the same guys who were at the grocery store. They said they were 22 and 23. We told them our real ages. Then they left, we just stand there on the edge of the grass. Then two guys and a girl come over to us and ask which middle school we went to. We walked away from them; they were smoking something. Grace yells back at them, “we’re from out of town!” they just insulted us while we were walking away. They were following us and then they left. We didn’t want to walk directly to her house, so we just stood by the batting net for a while and talked, then went and walked around her house the long way, in the shadows. We go back in and just sit and talk and chilled. We all went to sleep around 3 and woke up at like 8ish. And I was the last one there, we also had smores for breakfast. It was a really fun party!
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: The town I grew up in had weird people in it. This memory was a fun one to revisit. I remember telling strangers “Happy Saturday Night” and my two new friends finding it so funny and entertaining to do. I felt so cool!
There are a few entries here and there throughout my notebooks that represent two days. I would finish writing an entry in the beginning of the notebook then I’d flip to an empty page near the end and write down information from that day. Then when I’d reach that page in the future, I’d write down information from that day from the same prompts. This is one of those pages. Line 1 is from May 3rd, 2008 and Line 2 is from June 1, 2008.
When I get to this sheet….say the date.
- Today is May 3rd, 2008 Saturday
- Today is June 1st, 2008 Sunday
- It’s 5:56pm, at the cabin, still single ☹
- 9:18pm at home, yep…doing okay
- Just listening to Love in your Arms by Eleventy7
- Listening to Green Onions by Booker T & The MGs
- And still have no ipod.
- Ipod back! 😊😊
- No job. Thinking about working at DQ.
- Hmm…babysitting this summer?
- Talked to Paula today.
- Talked to Rhonda. <3
- I’m pretty bored.
- Getting ready for bed.
- Tell me about your life! <3 Ava
- Saw Aaron with out a shirt on today! Pretty hot! 😊 I’m over him, but I can still admire his bod, right? Went paddleboating today! Not that great actually. Got a good tan, though. 😊
Present day me: I really like that I decided to do this within my journals. Its fun to see where I was and where I’m at when I get to those pages.
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 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.