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Teacher Tales: Notes... The Juicy Kind.

I save everything.
(my mom says I am a hoarder in training, I say I am nostalgic. Tomato, Tomato)
but today that saving paid off.
 I hit the middle school jackpot… or rather a jackpot from middle school.
I was cleaning out my closet and found this…

this is no ordinary jar, you see this jar contains juicy secrets from 2000-2003

Our worlds revolved around these sheets of loose leaf paper. Our crushes, our drama, our sacred bonds of friendship were all contained neatly in-between the light blue lines. If it were up to middle school girls all the worlds problems could be solved with colored pens and loose leaf paper.

Some of them funny…er scratch that DOWN RIGHT HILARIOUS, and some of them serious but all of them from a place of teenage angst that you
cant help but look back and remember fondly.

Lets just discuss the awesomeness:

The anatomy of a double friend note! How special!

I'm not really sure how we passed middle school with the amount of note writing we did!

I think this one is my favorite… I'm sure glad I saved it… ya know for those "no-one-loves-me" days. I can always pull this out and remind my self that a 13 old boy DID at one point like me… A LOT apparently… I did not reciprocate in case you were wondering :)

The goofy nick-names that I have NO CLUE how we got :)

and the BEST FIND EVER… an AIM conversation…ahh 2002 sometimes I miss you!
(ps can we please discuss not only my screen name but the UpPerCaSe/LoWeRcAse awesomeness, geez I was SO cool!)

To the senders of theses notes. 8+ years later, ups and downs alike I am still eternally grateful that you came in my life. You made middle school bearable. Watching my 8th graders go through the middle school termoil it made truly thankful for the silly nick names, the stupid fights, the late night talks about boys and the friendship you provided over the "most socially influential years in a young persons life" to the counselor in a meeting yesterday.



Jessica said...

This is so awesome! I've saved all my notes too and it's so funny to go back and read them sometimes.

Katie said...

i have a box of notes in my basement closet from high school. I want to go read them now!! it is funny what issues were such a big deal then! slightly embarrassing!!

Courtney said...

Oh, I used to be crazy addicted to it! I'd come home & sit on it for hours just waiting for my crush to log on...oh the life of a 13 year old haha.

Rachel said...

Hahahaha this is AWESOME. I love that you found this...what a long way we've come, huh??

Staci said...

Hahaha I found my middle school diary one time. ohhhhh the drama! I couldn't keep up with who I was friends with from week to week.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

These are awesome!! It's a trip down memory lane!! Too funny!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jess said...

Hahaha DYING.
I have a whole box filled with gems like this...maybe I'll just have to dig through them now.

We used to have composition books dedicated to writing notes back and forth! We'd pass in between a group of like 5 of us and take was THE BEST.

And AIM...don't get me started.

(okay, probably don't, because I was super awkward)


Michelle said...

BEST POST EVER!!!!! I am dying!!! Oh MAN I wish I had saved that stuff! I wrote so many darn notes.

In 8th grade, I wrote a note to the boy I had a crush on and asked if he liked me too. My algebra teacher intercepted it and read it to the whole cafeteria. I still die inside just thinking about it.

Sarah said...

I love this! I have a tub of saved notes that I am now dying to read through!

Kathleen said...

This is amazing!

I have a box at home that has a ton of stuff from middle school and another from high school. Each filled with notes and things from friends.

And you my dear have just inspired me to bring them back to Florida with me and create a post about them! :)

So thank you! :)

Whitney said...

oh my gah I was OBSESSED with AIM! Nick and I may have started our relationship on there... whoops...

I think I saved some notes but I may have thrown them away :( Sad!!

P.S. I love that you ended that first note with the FUN song from Spongebob. :)

Brie said...

I think I still have a box of those notes sitting in my closet. I always wondered how we survived school without texting and I realized it was because of those things. lol

Darby Hawley said...

This is awesome Meg! I love that you have saved these. AIM oh AIM, I swear that got me through college lol