School Schmool

Ah, the first week of school.

This was always such a stressful time when I was a teenager. I would fret over what to wear (Is this too fall? Does it look too new? Will someone else be wearing it–and look better in it?). I would agonize over whether to take my lunch or not. (My friends and I would literally decide this before day one. Group vote.)

And of course, I would hope against hope that some new boy would roll into my small town and enroll. He would catch sight of me and say, “Wow. They don't make girls like you where I come from. You are exactly what I want. If you don't agree to become my girlfriend, I will go insane and do something crazy. Like quit as captain of the football team or let my 4.0 drop to a 3.9.”

Um, yeah, that boy never showed up. Sigh.

Have a great week back at school. Be yourself (even if two other girls are wearing your outfit), just eat something for lunch (don't pull a Nicole Richie), and keep your eye out for any new faces. Not just those of the opposite sex. Take a step out there and invite some new kids to sit with you at lunch. Help them out in class. Outrageous kindness is so attractive. It might even catch the attention of that new hottie sitting next to you in Algebra…

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Heather - August 19, 2006

Ms. Jones is my favorite teacher ever!!!! Love the pic “pretty in pink”.

leslie - August 20, 2006

everywhere we go, “MS JONES”…i’m totally glad your my friend, and i’m not even kidding. i’m praying for you..

KevinMasters - August 20, 2006

Heavens to Murgatroid! I just stumbled across your Blog and thought “Wow” this is quite a busy girl. Oh and I see that you have a book coming out this March. In Between—for young adults. I imagine that this is targeting young girls, but I hope you wouldn’t be oppossed to a young male in his late 20s becoming an In Betweenite.

Best of luck in all of your endeavors. I’ll be checking back in from time to time in anticipation of the spring release.


Kevin Masterson

Oh and by the way…I also spent my pre-first day of school fretting over my fall wardrobe. Oddly enough, I still do!!!

Anonymous - August 20, 2006

I know Kevin Masterson! We both went to military school together. Except he dropped out in the eigth grade. Couldn’t do enough push ups. Last I heard he was working at The Gap. In the khaki section.

Butch Watercress

Anonymous - August 21, 2006

Your own blog…never would have imagined! Can’t wait for your book to come out! I am your #1 fan!


Anonymous - August 23, 2006

No, I’m your #1 fan!!! I;m so proud to call you my friend!!!

best to you!!!

Daltrey - August 26, 2006

Ur awesome!

lori - September 10, 2006

your my favorite teacher ms.jones
i can’t wait to read your book when it comes out
i hope our class hasen’t drove you insane yet

Lori from 5th period


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