august developments in my environs
2004-08-14, 1:22 p.m.
it's been downright chilly in the middle of august in tennessee. if this is what pollution and global warming does, bring it on! this cold august reminds me of when i was younger and watched general hospital and there was a summer when a villain had a "weather machine" and it snowed in august.
so, i have some new neighbors upstairs.
a mother and a teenage girl.
since they have moved in i have been woken in the morning by a full-on screaming fight three times. i'm sure i'll hate it soon, but i kinda don't mind it. yet. they never get really mean, it's all just "i can't do blah blah blah on my first day at school!" then something gets hollered back. but oh so passionate.
yesterday when i was leaving for work i saw the two of them. they had driven away and returned. i was leaving, rushing to work, late as usual, and the car pulls up and the daughter comes around the corner and i kinda smile groggily at her and she marches by me crying. forgot something i suppose. ah, the ebb and flow of emotions and hormones. the circle of life. or, um, whatever. just you wait, missy, till you get older. then there'll be some things for you really to cry about.
seriously though, remember what it was like? you're 14. and whatever it is that you're worried about - whatever shoes your parent won't let you wear or whatever - seems SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.
and your parents say things to you like "eat that food there are kids starving in iraq" and you're all "well, friggin' send my food in a brown paper package to iraq then because i'll just puke it up! i cannot eat this shit!" and then they're all like "watch your language. you've been hanging around the wrong friends" and then - well, you know how the rest of it goes, don't you?
before i get all wrapped up in warm fuzzy nostalgia for teenage angst i think i'll go watch thirteen - that'll snap me out of it. plus it's a very good film and i need to see it again.