These Past Four Weeks Ten Years Ago

It was a rough holiday season, but I am back with letting you know what 16 year old Michelle was like!

The Week of 12/18/2005

Witty one liner: I smell bacon! I smell pork! Run little piggy I have a fork!!

Something I wrote under that: relax, enjoy, joy

Quote of the week: The squirrels are just bidding their time. When you least expect it, they will STRIKE!

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Planner quote: “What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.” – Thomas Sprat

 

This seems like a very animal orientated week. Pigs and squirrels and tigers, oh my! Funnily enough each evoke a movie/TV show for me.

Pigs: Criminal Minds – did you know that pigs are omnivores and they will eat anything? Including dead human bodies? Yup. Also, Dragon Ball Z, I have been keeping up with the online abridged series.

Squirrels: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – “But Daddy! I want a squirrel!” I get so much flack whenever I say this, but I hated Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. I feel like that movie killed the heart of what the original book was about.

Tigers: Obviously Wizard of Oz, but also Jungle Book the live action film!!!!

As for the quote, it’s true. I try to do that, but I also try to be aware of the fact that what I dislike about other people might be something about myself that I don’t like.

 

The Week of 12/25/2005

Witty one liner: Welcome to hell, take a number…

Quote of the week: “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts.” – Heraclitus

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): The California state flag was originally supposed to feature a pear, not a bear.

 

I like to perpetuate the trope that high school was hell, but really it was purgatory, and not Supernatural‘s purgatory. It was just a clearing house to get to the good stuff, to get to the real world where I would discover and find out so much more about myself than I ever knew. I would not go back to high school, but it wasn’t awful. Middle school had some serious suckage, but I was one of the lucky ones.

What color would you suggest porn is? Because that might be the color of my soul.

CA was fairtrade, hippy, health-fo0d even before it knew it was!

 

The Week of 1/1/2006

Witty one liner: You’re as slow as a herd of turtles running through peanut butter

Quote of the week: “The smell of a corpse is always sweet” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Ursalia and Efisga were two of the many suggested names for the country that became the Dominion of Canada.

Planner quote: “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

Another planner quote: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

 

I actually still use that one liner. I used it the other night on my boyfriend and he just gave me a sad look and said that it made him feel bad for the turtles. High school me is still traumatizing and depressing people. I am oddly proud of her.

Napoleon, you were a sick fuck, but I think I was pretty sick for putting it in my planner. The cycle continues.

I don’t think the manufacturers of this planner like Canada because they keep putting all these trivia pieces in the planner that just make that poor country look silly. I am still waiting for them to give us a really rousing and badass pieces of information about Canada. I think I may wait a long time.

I like the last two quotes together. We conquer ourselves when we set out to do difficult or impossible things, but we also need to appreciate and enjoy what we are doing. The impossible can be fun.

 

The Week of 1/8/2006

Witty one liner: I’m weird, therefore I’m special

Quote of the week: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Fish can’t blink because they don’t have eyelids

 

I do not think anyone will argue with me on that one liner.

I have trouble with both types of courage, but I work at it every day.

I think the fish will survive. Their eyeballs are hydrated by the water around them. The real question is: how the hell do they sleep?

One Comment Add yours

  1. Peg Austin says:

    Love it…

    Mom

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    Liked by 1 person

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