Sunday, March 27, 2011

Testing out Boyfriends

September 26, 1995
Dear Bethy,

Well, I said I'd wait until someone asked me out to dump Patrick. Here's my chance. This guy named Ronald asked me out today. Actually, Mina asked me out FOR him, but that's okay. I'm gonna say yes. I'm just nervous about dumping Patrick. I at least want to see him Friday without dumping him. If something great happens I'll dump Ronald. If not I'll dump Patrick. OH BOY my life is confusing!! Oh well. I guess

I have to see what kind of relationship I'm looking at with Ronald. If it's a shy conversation thing like at elementary school. Or if its talk, call each other, etc. like lots of people at my new school. That'll help me figure this all out!

Here is a try at a goodbye letter to Patrick:

Dear Patrick,
I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I don't really think its really going to work out for us to be in totally separate schools and totally separate lives and still go out. I'm really sorry. I hope we can still be friends. See you at Youth Group!
Peace and Love,

How does that sound?? Too cheesy?? Oh well. I'll have to think about it.

Corey Haydu: avoiding conflict at all costs since 1995.
Poor Patrick. I'm sure he'll be devastated. IF he knows we are actually still together. Probably not. And lucky Ronald! He sure is getting a super-great girlfriend. Has anyone ever been less enthusiastic about a new boyfriend? "Uh, I guess I'll date Ronald until I see what he has to offer. If its better than what I'm getting from Patrick, great. If not, that's cool. I have a back up."

My superior morality is to be admired. As is my note-writing and conflict-avoiding abilities.


There's not much else to say here...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Rachel and other terrible haircuts

September 24, 1995
Mom said I could do whatever I want with my hair!!! I think I'll perm it. Or do something like this:


Isn''t that awesome?? I'm soooo excited! She's gonna get an appointment with my hair stylist, Julie, for next weekend. So I can talk with her about what would look good on me!! I'm hoping Jullie will have one of those computer things where it takes a picture then shows you yourself with all different hairstyles. All my friends were really jealous 'cause none of their moms would EVER let them do anything interesting with their hair.

I wonder what Patrick will think? I don't know if I care. I've been thinking about maybe dumping him. Maybe I'll just wait until someone else asks me out!

Peace and Love,

Ah, The Rachel. The haircut tailor made for your average awkward twelve year old girl.
Oh wait.
Yeah that looked like shit. But at least she didn't let me get the perm I thought I wanted. (and by she I mean my hairdresser, not my mother. My mother really was letting me do whatever i wanted. Clearly my judgment had proven to be impeccable)

I wonder where I got the idea of this computer thing? It sounds like somehting from the movie "Clueless" but I'm not sure that movie existed yet. Or if I'd seen it. Or if I heard about it in some crappy Teen Magazine. Or if maybe I was just so completely deranged that I came up with that shit myself.

In any case, I'm pretty sure in 1995 your average suburban hair salon wasn't using advanced technology to help 12 year olds decide whether or not to perm their hair. It's like half of me thought it was the 80s and the other half was pretty convinced I was in some futuristic flying cars Jetsons-type world.

As for my sudden desire to "dump" my "boyfriend" "Patrick"... I wonder if he even know that we were still "together" at this point. By my calculations the last time I saw Patrick was in May. It is now September. We have not spoken, seen each other, or in any way ackowledged each other's existence.

But oh well, I'm such hot shit I'm sure someone else is thisclose to asking me out. 'Cause I am going to KICK ASS at my new private school.

Or something.