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Samurai Nostalgia - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jun. 17th, 2007 12:01 pm
Samurai Nostalgia

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and reorganizing my possessions. And I'm talking Samurai Cleaning* here. This was serious business.**

I came across a scrapbook of mementos from my senior year in high school. It seemed like a good excuse for a time out from the task at hand, so I spent an hour paging through the ten-year-old playbills, letters, cards, and miscellaneous items--some with obscure significance known only to me, and a few with significance that even I can no longer recall.

It's a strange experience--not just to remember the past, but to experience the thoughts and feelings and impressions that 27-year-old Joie has of 17-year-old Joie. It makes me wonder what 37-year-old Joie will think of me.

I cried a few times while looking through that book. I miss my high school friends so, so much. I've lost track of every one of the ones who were dearest to me that year. Erika Jane Stanley, Ruth Hummel, Jeanette Soares, Casey Garner: if a frivolous google search of your name should ever lead you to this humble corner of Teh Intarwebz--please say hello and let me know where you are.

Joie

*Ten points to your house if you can identify the reference.

**Except that I didn't really use a katana.

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Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: Green Day ~ "Good Riddance/Time of Your Life"

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tibbycat
tibbycat
Mark
Mon, Jun. 18th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)

Ahh cleaning. I need to do some Samurai Cleaning in my room soon. I've been putting it off.


I saw some photos of 17 year old me a few weeks ago. It was.. odd, to look at. I felt like I was looking at a different person.


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)

Unfortunately, I do not know the Samurai Cleansing reference. :/

However, I was thinking of your friend Ruth the other day when I was thinking about people I know named Ruth. She's the only one. Heh. I'm sorry you've lost touch with her. :/ Do you think she might be on Facebook or summat? I've found some old high school friends through that. I could do a search for her, actually...Hmm. Two results, but neither looks like the girl I remember meeting in college. Ha! I DID find a Jeanette Soares who is a Georgetown Grad student, though. Could be your girl? (*Kristi is a stalker*)

Anyway, yeah it's weird to go back and read through old notes and memories and see how you've changed. I remember reading some old notes from middle school and just shaking my head at the things I thought were the end of the world. However, it's helpful for remembering what it's like to be that age and relate to your students, eh?

Hmm. I need to call you. I've got some stuff to chat about. *hugs* dear one.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jun. 19th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)

Ruth has a website at Multiply.com, but she hasn't updated it in nearly two years.

The Georgetown Jeanette does indeed appear to be "mine", however. Cool. And I found Casey and Erika as well! But no Ruth. She was always one of my most elusive friends when it came to keeping in touch--her address changed constantly. I generally had to depend on her deciding to contact me.

Thanks for the suggestion!


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lonelychick1917
lonelychick1917
Ally
Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Comlpletely Understand

I do not recognize the refrence. *sniff*

I was actually huddled up in the corner of my room the other day with Will, and I'm looking through my Kindergarten yearbook. Looking at all m friends pictures, I realized thtat I do not keep in touch with a single one of them (except Katelyn, but that's a given). I started to cry. But, even through the tears, I still managed to tell Will, "We thought we were so cool."
It saddens me to know I'll be saying this in another 9 years. Oh well.
Awesome, kick-butt song , by the way. *does Green Day choreography (Is that spelled right? Yell at me tomorrow if it isn't.) to the song "Holiday"*


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, Feb. 8th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: Comlpletely Understand

I looked up the Oriental Trading Company for you: http://www.floridaorientaltrading.com/main1.htm

Also, this wig might be a good choice for your costume:
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_fy_rebel_chick.html


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