Although 2009 is definitely up there (probably second), 2006 gets the prize. Interestingly, there are a lot of parallels between 2006 and 2009, mostly the fact that I moved over the summer.
This is a post I wrote for my MySpace blog to celebrate 2007.
And here's the first picture I took in 2007, barely after midnight on January 1.
Whether you read this or not (it's mostly a bunch of inside jokes you won't actually understand), tell me,
What was the most influential year of your life, and why?
As the year comes to an end, I sit back and remember everything that had happened. So much has changed, so much will never be thesame, so much is over. And yet everything moves us forward, every laugh, every smile, every tear, every frown. It is with tears in my eyes that I remember everything that has happened, but with hope in my heart. As we move forward, remember the years that passed. Remember how they beat you down, broke you appart, shattered you to pieces. Remember how they picked you up, put you back together, mended you, and threw you out to love once again. Each year, we change. Each year we shift, life shifts. Each year makes. Never forget the years of your past, even as you move through the years of the future.
2006 changed me a lot. There is a lot I will never forget about this year, and here it all is.I remember hanging out "at that one place at the bench" "What place?" "You know, the one where we usually eat" "Ohh, you mean that one place at the bench under the tree?" "What place?" "You know, the one where we usually eat." "Ohh, you mean that one place at the bench under the tree by the locker cages?" "What place?" "You know, the one where we usually eat" "Ohh, you mean thato ne place at the bench under the tree by the locker cages between thet Foreign Language and Math departements?" ... etc. ... ... ... Yup, that one place at the bench under the tree by the locker cages between teh Foreign language and Math departements and by the library where the special ed kids stalked us and there was that puddle over there behind which there was that bench where those girls who all had thesame color and length except that one girl with brown hair and sometimes Madame walks by and we all shrivel up in fear. lol I remember when we were jumping on that bench until it nearly broke. I remember all the great times we had there, times that will stay in my heart forever. I will never forget that bench, and I hope everyone who sat with me there will never forget me.<3I remember the classes I had. I remember first period, with the two Jennifers and Shadini ^^ I remember suffering through running, and everything else we did. And yet, we had so much fun together! Second period science. Soooo many friends in that class! We had so much fun! Especially with Mrs. Motoyama! Third period orchestra. I loved cutting the last little bit of that class with Kim ^^ :-P. Fourth period Math. Our class was so split, boys on one side, girls on the other :-P! Fifth period English. Our class was the best! Sixth: French. It was soooo boring, but luckily I had Kim there to help me feel better. Especially when me made fun of Saade’s cleavage :-P. 7th: World History! That was an awesome class, Mr. Rapaport was awesome! I loved making the video, my first WMM experience. If it wasn’t for it, I wouldn’t be as much of a dork now :-P.<3I remember when we got tired of sitting at the bench and decided to move. Emma, Sylvia, Seung-Yeon, and I went looking for a new place to sit, but we couldn’t decide where. Finally, Emma said, “Let’s just sit here, my backpack is heavy.” Thanks to Emma’s backpack, we ended up sitting right outside the English department. Soooo many inside jokes came out of that! The dogs: Snuffy, Scummy, Fluffball, Hairball, Sniffy, Flubby, Nairball and the rest of them. The sexxi names! They make us orgasm! Pedagogue!!! It’s a prehistoric animal! All the times we had by there were amazing, I will never forget them.<3I remember this one time we decided to go get coffee when we didn’t have advisory. EV(sorry I don’t know how to spell her name), Maytal(I spelled this wrong too) and other people (I think maybe Rosemary and maybe Cee-Sing) went. EV didn’t want a coffee, so she got a hot cocoa. About a month later, when we didn’t have advisory again, she came up to us and said, “I want a coffee”. LOL mood-swings? :-P<3I remember MadLibs. Haha that was out best one. Good times.<3Valentine’s Day. Ian gave me a rose, chocolates, and a card. That was the first year ever I had a Valentine. I will have other great Valentine’s Days, but none will compare to the one in ’06.<3March Second, I think. The day I got my first boyfriend. I was so nervous at first, so scared about what would be, what would come, what this would be like. I learned so much from Ian, everything a first relationship should teach. No matter what, there’ll always be space in my heart for you.<3I remember hanging out after school. With Miriam, Brandy, Phillip, Jennifer, the many Ians, Dan, and a lot of other people. I remember when we found that stack of Living Skills papers and I gave them everyone the most appropriate one. I remember when I accused Dan of having Lesbian porn on his iPod. Those days were so fun, I will miss them forever.<3I remember Annie’s house. We painted Easter eggs. Andrew ate a lot. We had soooo much fun. Just another day I’ll never forget.<3
DisneyLand. I had so much fun. I remember before we left, that was the longest French class of my life. Charlie would agree. I remember the bus ride. I remember UCLA. I was hanging out with Anne ^^ It was awesome. I remember hanging out in Anne’s, Vrinda’s, Grace’s, and Mira’s room. I remember DisneyLanditself. The band people ditched me T.T I had so much fun going behind the scenes, seeing the hidden Mickeys, and finally performing, though no one was really listening. I remember after dinner when there were about 14 of us, holding onto each other, and going choo-choo style through the crowds. The fireworks. Wishing that moment would never end. Tinkerbell. When you wish upon a star… I wish this had never come to an end.<3The school year ended. I said goodbye to Paly forever. It was the most amazing year of my life, the most important year for me. It will be in my heart, forever.<3That day felt so long! By the end, I looked back, and was shocked to think that it was still the same day I had so enjoyed at school. We went to a partay. It was so awesome. The LIGHT SHOWS that I will never forget. That is, until the dad of the host got mad because too many people were drinking beer on the streets. And crashing. Ohh, boy, were they crashing. College kids too. I guess that’s what you’d expect from the Bay Area mountain (more like hill lol) community. Emma, Rachel, Cody, and I went to Ian’s house. We watched Batman Begins until . Then, Ian’s mom offered that we stay over night. I called my mom and she freaked out lmao. That was a fun day.<3Summer was fun. Walking through downtown. And again. And again. Palo Altowas an awesome city because it had that small-city downtown feel, unlike here, where the only downtown is the downtown. Every time I went to downtown in PA,CA, I was guaranteed to see someone I know on accident. What a great atmosphere! Denver<3I remember going down to SoCal with my family. It was awesome! We had fun. I looked at it as saying goodbye to the west coast. I will miss it forever.<3We moved. The best part was Death Valley. It was sooo hott there! But the stars were beautiful. And I saw quiet a lot of shooting stars ^^ :). It was awesome! And I was a scorpion. I’ve never seen a scorpion before then, so it was special. And it was amazing staying in the middle of nowhere! Someday, when we’re in college, we will take a road trip through there with my friends. XD<3First day of 10th grade. Creek was kind of a nightmare. From the start, I felt like I didn’t belong. The Coach bags, the jeans mini-skirts, the layered tops, everything made me feel so out of place. 4th period. Orchestra. I saw Basil and Sarah, some of my best friends from back in the 8th grade ^^. It was awesome. 6th period: off. I was so lucky to see Ian and Kaitlyn right at the start of the period. Kaitlyn and I had lunch together. It made me very happy. We ate Tokyo Joe’s. I ate it with chopsticks. We ate it at a bench. I remember every minute of it.<3April is in my orchestra class. I met her before, at Girl Scouts camp. She introduced me to some awesome people. Lisa quickly became one of my closest friends. We’d spent every orchestra period after we got excused together. And then she left me. We still talk a little, but barely. I miss her so much. I’ve cried so much because of her. Sariah. We became homies. She showed me Cry Wolf. Then, she moved. Left me alone. So much can change within just a few months.<3I remember the day Lisa introduced me to Will. She led me up to the tree and was trying to explain the drama that was going on around that tree. Then, we walked up to Will. We were being horny. Will said, “I know you.” Me: “I know you too” Will: “I thought you moved to .” Me: “I came back”. Quickly, we became friends again. California<3When I broke up with Ian, I didn’t have feelings for any other guy. I needed to be single, I needed to be free. The night I wrote the letter was one of the hardest nights of my life. I cried, and cried, and cried more. The next day was one of the best days of my life. I flirted with every guy, I’m not kidding, EVERY guy, even guys I kinda simply thought were disgusting.<3When I first met Leah, I fell in love with her style, best style I have seen ever. Each day she came with a new outfit, and she never failed to fascinate me. Quickly, I saw other great things about her. She became one of my best friends, and I am very glad I met her.<3The basement of West. So much partying! Lol. Spontaneous group humps. Sitting on each other. Very very horny badbad things. Lol. I remember our ‘rave party’ the most. It was instead of the pep-rally, a bunch of ‘emo’ ‘scene’ ‘goth’ and ‘stoner’ people partying lol. Some did the light show thing with the ribbons. Other things too. It was just awesome. And the TECHNO! LOUD LOUDTECHNO THAT SHOOK THE WALLS! It was soooo awesome.<3The day Will hurt me. It was all a misunderstanding and I took it too hard. I proved to myself I was weak, that I gave my heart to him though I thought I didn’t. It taught me a lot about myself, and, in a way, I am happy it happened. On the other hand, we still can’t seem to get along, and it all started with that. I hope it will change. I still care for him a lot, even though now it’s just as a friend.<3The hallway. WE had fun, first there were just few of us, but more and more came. Finally, they made us leave.<3Kyle. We started hanging out on the hallway. We had some great days since then. I remember when you walked around the entire school with me. Or when we sat in that corner by the wall. I remember the Hippie Circle. I remember when we first went to the bridge. The guys from the Hippie Circlesaid that there were girls there that didn’t like us near them lol. That’s how I met Kelsey, and a bunch of other people.<3Sarah. I requested to be her friend on MySpace, mainly because I request anyone I’ve even seen around to be my friend. Somhow, MySpace turned to real life, and she became one of my best friends. She’s an amazing person and I’m very glad I met her.<3Hannah and the 16th streetmall. Our best memory ^^. We had fun. GoodTimes. Talking. That homeless guy lol. He told us his dog could jump off the roof and not get hurt. And then he told us he was a drunk. Lmao that was hilarious.<3All these times have passed by, and I will miss them a lot. For everything that’s changed, and everything that’s stayed the same. For everything I’ve learned and everything I’ve forgotten. This is a salute to the old year. A salute to ’06. With Love,♥ SunnySenny <3<3.Happy New Year.