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Saturday, June 7, 2008

over, already?

it feels like i've been floating along, knowing what i'm doing without really knowing. sixth grade-elementary school graduation is coming up in a week or something, on the 16th. last day of school is on the 17th. yay? it's not that i'm not thrilled to be finally getting on with middle school, but i'm really sad to be leaving all my friends and old memories behind. well, not really behind, since everyone is moving forward, but you know what i mean. i'll be sad. but the funny thing is that i'm getting all teary over leaving elementary school, just imagine what i'd be like leaving high school or college! especially since i can probably find my old friends easily during middle school, because we'd all still be living in the same tiny city of cerritos with the peculiar weather.

-sigh- signing year books was always my favorite part of the yearbooks. i'm always excited to find people thrusting them into my faces, asking for autographs. :) but i'm finding some... sadness as i scribble my name onto the paper, so i'm now signing my name with lots of love. :)) xoxo, love, cindy. for the past week, we've been given a during-class assignment to write a little note to everyone in our class, a compliment or something 1 or 2 sentences long. i spent a lot of time writing those, and i actually meant everything i wrote for everyone, so it infuriated me that my deskpartner, steven, was caught in the crime of writing the same thing to everyone. "cindy, i enjoyed being in your class. have fun next year." "steve, i enjoyed being in your class...." while i, on the other hand, wrote," steven, you are such an amusing and entertaining person, especially to sit next to. have fun shooting people with paper balls! xoxo, love, cindy". "samantha, i wish you came to our school earlier so that i would've gottten to know you sooner. you are such a fun, sweet, charming person to be around. hope we stay in touch! xoxo, love, love, cindy".

yesterday, friday, was our much-anticipated sixth grade dance! i was actually kind of surprised to find that many girls were wearing long, flowy skirts or dresses from nordstrom's, just to eat and have your ears get attacked by disgustingly american pop music. ugghh. i was, proudly, on the decoration committee, which was so fun, since i got to miss class for the whole week, in order to work on the decor. for the past about 5 years, the theme for the dance party has been "hawaiian/beach". however, we decided to do something totally and awesomely different this year, because we're special. hollywood/glam/disco! oh yeah! we made a big, awesome backdrop for taking pictures, which we charged $1 per picture for. we put up the hollywood hills and the hollywood sign up on top, a "groovy" limousine that's all '60's and hippy-ish, and a bunch of sequined stars against the black paper. coolio! shiree and i had to take pictures for the first 30 minutes of the dance, until we switched it to someone else. in the beginning, nobody came to take pictures, so it was cool that our committee had its own little secret hideout place, where the ultra-loud music wouldn't get us, and we could eat our amazingly-delicious nachos and cheese in peace. when the first group of girls came, we gave them props that we brought- sunglasses, hats, scarves, and such, and they were in position. just as we were about to take the picture, we realized that we had no camera. haha. so we went to find ms. lopez out in the dark, earsplitting multi-purpose room for the canon powershot. when we finally got the camera and once again, were going to take the picture, the camera wouldn't turn on. no batteries, so then we had to run around the school, desperately searching for AA batteries, while our customers left.

but the dance itself was pretty awesome, except the despisable music, of course, but shiree and i soon fixed that. :) one song that we knew, called "Apologize" by OneRepublic was playing, when she and i decided to mess around with the dumb lyrics. we ended up singing Happyslip's version of it, called "French Fries". here is the link:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kVSshzbAj_Y
so we were singing that song, with loud, off-tune voices, while everyone in the room was looking at us funny.

we did dance alot, mostly line dancing, like the cupid shuffle and the cha-cha slide. since we didn't know any of the othern songs, except for french fries, we mainly just ran around pretending to be busy looking for more food and drinks.

the day ended in exhaust, fatigue, and a bloated stomach filled with sour punch kids.

before i go, i just have to very subtly mention that... KNOTT'S BERRY FARM FIELD TRIP IS ON TUESDAY, WHICH IS IN 3 DAYS!!!!! YIPPEEEEE!!! if you can remember, i told you last time that i had a problem with chris and people in our group, well that is all figured out, thank you for your concern. we have just decided to take justyn instead of chris, to make things easier for bathroom breaks.

school's ending... so soon... :(:
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