Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Monday, May 29, 2006

Too Many Emotions

Yesterday, I officialy entered the real world. I graduated high school. For everybody who remembers theirs, they know how emotional it is. I had joy, fear, sadness, pride, and every other emotion you can imagine going through me.

I don't know how many times in the last 24 hours I've heard something funny and said to myself, "that's good. I'll tell them about that at Sc--" and stopped myself. It's weird. Yes, I'll be starting college, and yes, many of my friends will be there with me, but yesterday was really the last time we would all be together. That was it. Some of my class went for military assignments afterward, some left immediatley for a far-off college.

It doesn't seem real. It doesn't seem like it's been two weeks since my first day of ninth grade. I guess it's true that time waits for no one.

I'll readily admit I cried. We all did. In a school small as mine, we all knew each other. I've grown up with these people. I've shared countless laughes with them, and an awful lot of wild times. (Hey Justin, remember the chicken livers?)

Last night, I went with my friend Ronald and this girl he likes (Megahn went to dinner with her family), and we saw "The Da Vinci Code." It was awesome. People have to remember it's all fiction. There were a couple folks who got up in the middle of it and left (apparently they thought it was actually about Leonardo Da Vinci). But I did enjoy the story. It was like a jumbo version of "National Treasure," only there's no gold involved. I would rate "Da Vinci Code" an A- or a B+.

I'll be getting back to politics tomorrow, and I'll be offering some opinions of the Webb-Miller contest.

-Neal

3 comments:

Not Larry Sabato said...

Congrats

nova_middle_man said...

Don't worry I am assuming you have 4 years of college coming up so no real world quite yet :P

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Nova middle man has it right, you've got four years of college to build up even crazier memories and put off the real world. I'll tell you the same thing I tell every freshman though: Used books, are, in fact, your friend. For real.

Undergrad is the best four years of your life, and then you get to do grad school.

Where are you going to university?

Best,
Mel