Friday, November 21, 2008


I'm sorry in advance for posting this video of a group of overwrought girls watching the finale of American Idol. But, you have to see it. (Blame Pamie.)

Watching this just makes me...tired and amused and, oh Lord, ever so glad I survived the Drama of this age to live to experience a more reasonable phase of human existence.

Finally, I'm reminded of my favorite line in The Virgin Suicides. The scene finds Cecelia, a 13-year-old girl in the hospital following a suicide attempt. It goes like this:

Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets.
Cecilia: Obviously, Doctor, you've never been a 13-year-old girl.


Suz said...

Lord. I'm sort of sorry I watched that. I identified with the girl with glasses in the long-sleeved red shirt who was the quietest one, but picked up enough of the mass hysteria to be sitting and sobbing in the corner by the second scene.

One of the people I know here doing National Novel Writing Month, is about 23 years old and writing a book about high school kids. Which she says is a choice that has oodles of built-in drama. It must; the NaNoWriMo goal is to have written 50,000 words by November 30. Her current word count is 95,093.

Dayum. My characters are adults and I've been plugging away like crazy and am at 37,644. :-)


Suzanne said...

That little red shirted girl's initial reaction killed me--the whole mouth-agape-for-ten-minutes was just hilarious.

I just keep watching it, God help me.

I posted a comment before this and now don't know where it went.

Bubble Girl said...

O Teenage Drama how I don't miss you. But with a 10 year old rapidly approaching this "phase", I'm more than a little frightened. This will be a great video for their moms to replay at their weddings.

Stephanie said...

BA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH... I had a similar response to Titanic when I was in middle school...i cried for two days after I watched it. I'll never let go Jack...I'll never let go...but she did...tear...scream...tear

Mary Thorsby said...

How long before they learn that a quart of Haagen Daz and a big bottle of Cabernet is way more helpful in these situations? xoxoxomt

Suzanne said...


About two years.