Life's Gonna Suck When You Grow Up (But it's not so bad right now)

I believe Denis Leary put it best:

Life's gonna suck when you grow up
When you grow up, when you grow up
Life's gonna suck when you grow up
It sucks pretty bad right now.

Yup. That song's great for kids. I mean, I learned it at three years old, with my dad singing/playing (depends on whether he was near a computer) it every time I said the words "It's not fair" and look how I turned out.

I'm not cynical. I'm friggin' TRUTHFUL.

Did you hear about UPMC Braddock closing down?

What I cannot fathom, and will never, for the life of me, be able to comprehend, is WHY on God's green EARTH they would close down a HOSPITAL in the middle of an EPIDEMIC. In a CITY, no less!

Epic. Fail.

Still, life's pretty alright. I mean, I was told freshman year would be horrible. The worst experience of my life. As always, I was prepared and waiting for the worst.

What did I get?

I got a bunch of friends (mostly upperclassmen, aside from the friends I already had) with common interests to mine who are incredibly nice, comfort me when I feel down, treat me like a human being, say they "love me unconditionally", are willing to stand up for me, are a hella better family than my real one, teach me things, let me put them in yaoi poses and then take pictures with my "yaoi cam", force me to compile those pictures into a "yaoi album" and take it to Anime Club, etc. etc.

In my seventh period, two kids in my grade drew a penis and taped it to my back.

Here's the following conversation:

They were both saying it was the other guy, until finally one of them owned up to it. I threatened them with my older brother. They were afraid until they found out who my older brother was. "Dude, you mean the guitar guy? He won't care. He'll think it's funny."

So, I tell my brother. He tells the kid off. Scares the f*** outta him.

Another friend of mine hears some kids who were in my class talking about it and texts me, saying he heard someone was messing with me. I tell him about it the next day. His response? "Tell him that if he ever does it again I'll stab him in his penis." So I told him. Funny reaction.

"That's kinda gay and kinda scary." He also admitted it was more scary than gay.

You don't mess with me.

At the Homecoming bonfire two of my best friends made me feel horrible. Accidentally, but they still did. It seems my best friend is making me feel horrible a lot these days, and avoiding me, and not giving me hugs... It's really saddening. But I was crying and all my new friends were comforting me. One friend even got me two cookies. Cookies that said 'uke'. Epic win, those cookies. They were delicious AND funny.

I thought I would hate high school, but it turns out that it's one of the best things to ever happen to me. I relish afterschool activities. I bask in the glory of having a life. It never ceases to amaze me.

I've even formed a better relationship with many of the people I know. I confronted the kid who tormented me the most in my childhood. I laugh with another tormenter about those times, while we contemplate why we hated each other. We each have no idea. It's really funny how that stuff works out. The girl whose nightmares I starred in in fifth grade (before I was something to be feared, back when I was still meek and easily intimidated)? We talk civilly on a regular basis. Smile, laugh, joke, even. And on and on and on.

I'm even opening up more. It was really funny, people's reactions when they found out that I like sunflowers and classical music and bunnies and cute things. In fact, I'm listening to "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" right now.

So thank you, high school. Well, mostly, thank you Anime Club. Yeah, screw everything else.

Thank you, Anime Club. I wouldn't be alive without you. Smile
Posted on October 18th, 2009 at 10:24pm


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