Ramblings · Uncategorized · Upstate life

So Many Layers

It’s been pretty much a roller coaster of madness since the long Labor Day Weekend, and I don’t have much to say about it. Pretty much all good, fun, or crazy things, but I’ll just let them ruminate in my head still. However, I just finished Season 2 of Breaking Bad. WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING?! Sadly since I never thought I’d get into it, I know some major spoilers about the future, but it’s more about the journey right?* But I feel like writing , so Fill In the Blank Friday it is.

*Lies like this also repeated to myself when I accidentally spoiled a death in The Wire for myself. ARGH.

1. My favorite grade in school was probably senior year of high school. I had solid friends and fun and it was full of slacking. Pretty good memories, and if there were bad times, clearly I’ve blocked that out.

2. My favorite teacher was Mr. Jagd, my high school English teacher because he introduced me to Harold and Maude (although it was less of a “movie you must know in college” than he let on) and deep analysis of books (Gatsby, Heart of Darkness) and poetry (Edna St. Vincent Millet) that I loved. I wish I still had the notebook where we had to free write random shit all the time.

3. The highest level of education I have completed is a BS in Merchandising Management. Which I have totally made use of in my career. Totally.

4. School lunches for me were usually made by my mom and yeah, I’m OK with that.

5. The amount of money you’d have to pay me to go back to high school would be oh god no. I didn’t even have a bad high school experience, and there are many great things I get nostalgic for in terms of resetting my life, but I would never want to go back.

6. A few things that will always remind me of going back to school are: new notebooks, ringing bells, sitting out in the amphitheater, cafeteria cookies that were always way better than the ones I made…

7. The first day of school was always something that caused me great anxiety about remembering everything I needed to know, like locker combos or classroom locations. I usually never slept much the night before.

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