I finally got off my ass, not really, I was sitting when I did it, and applied to teacher’s college. Reason for not doing it sooner? I forgot? Hey, I have until December! So I finally did it tonight. I hate applying for crap like this. They ask such redundant questions.
Name: Lauren E.
Preferred Name: Lauren
Last Name: Daily
Original Last Name (if changed): STILL DAILY DAMMIT!
So irritating. I was just applying to a different program at my same school. And still had to pay 10$ to have them ship my transcript from my school to my school. No, I’m not actually mad about 10$. I would jump with joy at spending 10$. I have 195 reasons to get educated and use my education to make money.
Other than that! I watched Oprah today. She usually annoys me. But she had the entire original cast of the Sound of Music on. It was for some anniversary. Anyway, audience members were telling their Sound of Music stories and since I’ve mentioned it... I don’t actually know how many times on here, I guess I can tell you mine.
I’ve always been a pretty solitary person. I was a really shy kid. I’m still pretty shy. Then I was bullied for an extended period of time. I never really fit in with people my own age. For obvious reasons I wasn’t interested in hanging out with younger kids and I clearly couldn’t keep up with older kids. I still don’t really get along with people my age. How does this relate to the Sound of Music? Well, it’s one of the first movies I remember seeing. My parents bought the soundtrack so I listened to it all the time in the car. I knew and still know all the songs. And when I would sit on the bus alone, those songs would always run through my head and keep me company. I actually have the majority of the songs on my MP3 Player now. And on occasion when I wish I was sitting alone on the bus, I listen to them. My favourite is I Have Confidence. Go figure right?
Does anyone NOT have a Sound of Music story? I shall test this theory.
Lauren to Mom: Do you have a Sound of Music story?
Mom: No. Why? Do you have one?
Mom: Well! When I lived on Beattie Street, my big sister and her friend took her brother and us to the theatre downtown. We walked there and we walked home at eleven o’clock at night, and we watched the movie.
Lauren: That it?
Mom: Yeah. I think it cost 50 cents to get in. How’s that for a story?
Lauren: Is that when bread cost 10 cents a loaf?
Mom: No, but a box of Kraft Dinner (mac and cheese) cost 19 cents and a carton of cigarettes cost 7$. And if they can figure out what year that’s in...
Lauren: How old were you?
Lauren: And how do you know the price of cigarettes?
Mom: Oh yeah! ‘Cause when I was sixteen, I worked at a grocery store and back then, cigarettes cost 7$. And that’s too much information.
Lauren: I would say so... Smokey McGee.
My mom would like to specify that she never smoked. My theory also worked out with one of my friends. Anyone up to sharing?