Friday, September 28, 2007

ciswy

my options, in chronological order:
1. Spent my entire lifetime believing I was fat, even though it's probably only really been true for the past 7 years, and for a time in college. Why? Because of the catty girls behind me in the water fountain line who said that my belly was getting so fat as I was drinking water. In retrospect, they were probably just hot and thirsty and wanted me to hurry up.

2. Requiring speech therapy in first/second grade because I couldn't pronounce the sh sound. came out as s. Not too big a deal, unless you know my name irl.

3. 2nd grade school bus. I got on the bus at almost the last stop, and noone would let me sit with them. Happened repeatedly. Although i wasn't aware of why at the time, in hindsite and conversations with my bro, it was probably bec i was one of the few jewish kids on the school bus.

4. 4th grade. chorus tryouts. basically all the kids get to join. all the time. except for me. Did it have anything to do with the fact that all the other kids were given familiar christmas songs to sing, together in a group, and I was given a hanukah song that I didn't know to sing by myself?

5. 6th grade when two classmates taunted me (endlessly), claiming that I stuffed my bra. And that I did such a poor job that the 2 sides were uneven.

6. Junior high, and the perpetual lunch time fear that I wouldn't have anyone to sit with in the cafeteria.

7. Adulthood, challenged to take on a creative writing project and terribly fearful that I don't have the ability or the wit to produce anything publishable.

6 comments:

squid said...

Actually, I think this list is a good entry all by itself. I think you should send it in.

Also: you poor dear. I'm going to go back in time and hunt down all those evil little children and put worms down the back of their shirts.

jennyalice said...

Oh Goody-goody! at least six or seven stories from you! wait that's bad, no wait that's good

Just so you know. I would sit next to you on any bus, any time. I would also sing that Hanukkah song, cause I probably know the words.

www.canisitwithyou.blogspot.com

Laura in L.A. said...

Re: #7-- I really enjoy your writing, and I check your blog every day to see if you've posted something new. So there! :):)

amiga said...

wow-looks like you've got suport out here! I am working on writing mine, too

Mary said...

yep, i appreciated these gems too - like jennyalice, i wasn't sure whether to say great! (pertinent stories well-capped) or yikes! (sorry they happened to you).

mb

squid said...

Okay, Chica, you're up:

http://canisitwithyou.blogspot.com/2007/10/sunday-short-choices-choices.html