Monday, July 28, 2008

Probably One of the Worst Days of My Life

(Starting from the bottom clock-wise here's a pic of Angela Campo, Stephanie Parry and me at the end of 9th grade) It's interesting to think about your childhood through an adult lens. I remember myself as being confident, independent and obnoxious... which I'm sure I was, but while reading through my old 9th grade journal I discovered my old girly/ gullible self.

"December 22, 1993

Today was probably one of the worst days of my life. I don't like to be sad but I guess it had to happen. Stephanie Parry and Jenn Woodhead... they've been keeping a secret from me for months. I've been getting so frustrated because they keep on talking about the secret right in front of my face. So I go over to Stephanie's house, cause I admit, I miss her a lot, and she tells me about her going out with this gorgeous model and them kissing etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah, blah. And then she says that she's going to the New Years Eve Dance with him & his convertible. Josh (that's the model's name) is going to get his "little" brother, he's fifteen, to go with Jenn.

She forgot all about me. I felt so left out I could cry. Then I told Stephanie how I felt and she started laughing and not even seeming to care about how I feel. Well I'm going to this New Years Eve dance even if my "best friends" don't want me there, and I'm going to go and tell that Josh person a piece of my mind. By the way I honestly believe that this Josh is a fake. There's no doubt in my mind. But we'll see."

Oh the drama!

I guess you had to be there...


a gimbel said...

Oh, Meridth,

Your journal entry made me so sad! There is nothing worse than being left out by the people who should be your best friends!

On the other hand, I absolutely love that you've journalled all those (seemingly insignificant) aspects of your younger self! What a great reality moment!

I love, love, love the picture of you, and wish I had made copies of all those little scrapbook pages I had made for you and Edward. You are such a cute girl, and I look forward, at some uncertain time, to see what cute babies you and Edward will create!

Love you,

Meridth Gimbel said...

This journal entry actually makes me crack up. I find it hilarious how small the world can be when you are a teenager.

It also cracks me up that I believe this ridiculous story my friend made up.


redstarmama said...

Sorry about that, Mer...if sorry even matters anymore about something so long ago.

I totally remember this and all the notes Steph used to write me about her "man". I'm glad you saw through it, because I was totally hooked. Great story-telling, Steph!

I would never choose to be 14 again. Ever.

Moving back into the present day, want to come over for dinner this Saturday? Since you only live a half hour away?!

Meridth Gimbel said...

YES!!!!!!!!! Can we make it next Saturday though? I'm going to an Illustrators conference in LA this Saturday... That would be so fantastic.

But seriously Jenn... no sorry necessary... it's just funny that I could be so worked up about something so lame. I'm still cracking up about it.

Will said...

Ya know, I was hoping that by some freak accident I would be in the backgroud somehow. Maybe it was because we occassionally carpooled, but I liked you better than most of the girls we grew up with. Not liked-liked . . . I guess I should just say that I felt like I knew you better than the other ones. I'm going to stop now.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Hehe... I totally felt the same way about you Will... You were always cool whereas some of the other guys were trying to put off that they were cool when they were just being jerks.

Tim said...

Awww. Little 15 year-old Meridth had feelings. Precious!

Aren't you glad you don't have to go through high school again?

betsey said...

You can come to my new years eve party anytime. As long as you bring a male model in a convertible and not my lame brother. He is totally not Hott and will not be invited :)

Adriane the Great said...

I can't believe you would have such a horrendous trick played on you in Jr. High! Who would have ever thought teenagers could be so devious.
I agree with Jenn. Being 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19...) pretty much sucked. I'd rather swim in a pool of razer blades than do that again.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Hehee Betsey... I'll let Edward know that he's not invited to your cool party.

Overall I think High School was silly... really... I most certainly don't have emotional scares from it, just journal entries that are pretty hilarious.

Sharae said...

Meridth,that sounds compeltely normal for that age group. I've had several friends that did that kind of crap to me growing up and it was oh so traumatic. I guess that comes with the territory of being a very young teenager and trying to deal with hormones and boys at the same time. Thank goodness the teenage years don't last forever.

BookwormMama said...

Yikes... so I guess I gotta come and confess that I was the horrible lying friend Mer was talking about. Problem is... I seriously don't even remember that at all!! I have a horrible memory!
So those of you that remember how horrible I was in jr high and high school... well please keep your memories to yourself! {Ahem, Mer...} LOL As for my making up totally incredulous stories... well, mostly those are reserved for my kiddos for bedtime stories. {At least my ... uh "creativity" can be used for something good, right?}
As a side note: Seriously Mer, I will pay for your therapy! Heck, I'll go with you if it'll help! :] By the way, I love you and thanks for forgiving my stupidity! Just goes to show what a boring life I must have had! LOL

Meridth Gimbel said...

No really... no therapy needed. I just think it's funny I was so gullible and that boys were such a SERIOUS topic.

andrea said... it. Good times in Junior High. Raging hormones + friend drama + pen and paper = darn swell reading. Also I want to go to dinner with you at Jenn's. Could you please let me know how far you've gotten on the whole Jedi Mind Travel thingy? Awesome.