Sunday, November 20, 2005

No Sex

Just reporting in that there has been no sex and no city this weekend for me. With other obligations, I took the time off to relax and catch up on One Tree Hill (because I am patiently waiting for Gilmore Girls Season 5 to come out and am enjoying these new shows I am getting into.)

I like One Tree Hill. It is a bunch of misunderstood teenagers who all want each other set to (mostly) good music. I'm a sucker for a good soundtrack. (And Chad Michael Murray.) It also reminds me of my melodramatic friends in high school who tried their hardest to have dramatic relationships. Like they were supposed to or something. I refused to participate in the lunacy of "teenage romance." Sure, I definitely had my crushes and guys, but I was able to step back from it all and look at my friend's relationship's with their boyfriends and girlfriends and see it with a little more maturity. I'm glad I didn't get sucked into that crap back then.
I will admit that much of my trepidation was a direct result of me being shy and being afraid that I would come off looking stupid or unwanted. But I also knew that I didn't want to be one of "those girls." The ones who were so "in love" that they couldn't say hi to their friends because they were at Prom with their boyfriends. PROM for goodness sakes! I knew when I was AT Prom how ridiculous it was.

But I digress...I don't mean to offend anyone who had, or has, a good relationship in high school. I just honestly think, that for the most part, most relationships in high school are a little comical. But I do love watching TV shows about them! (One Tree Hill, The O.C., kicking it old skool with MY SO-CALLED LIFE!)

Okay, I just swooned at the thought of Jordan Catalano...


NotMiranda said...

I'm split about your comments re: high school relationships. The drama is ridiculous, but I did begin what I consider my most serious relationship to-date my senior year (it continued into college). I managed to avoid most of the drama, but I did see many people I knew get caught up. I do think times were a bit simpler when I was in high school. My generation was on the cusp of "identity crisis" kids seem to be having now (adult vs. kid).

NotCarrie said...

Well yeah...I think if you're mature about it then a high school relationship can be a great thing. But looking back, especially, it's almost comical to think back to some of that stuff.
I just think...that a lot of the time (and certainly not ALL of the time) people waste a lot of that time in high school trying so hard to be an "adult" in a big relationship.