Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: February 13-14

The secret writing says:

The perfect romantic scenario: Get a rose and go to girlfriend's house. Put rose in mailbox with a note that says "Look behind you." Then tape another note to the window that says "Check in the mailbox.", knock on the door, and hide. When she comes out to check, sneak back over to the door and wait for her to turn around.

Needless to say, this is not the perfect romantic scenario. I read that to Cinnamon and she said, "That's not very romantic. It's also not very likely to work." She's right of course. I blame my steady diet of John Hughes movies back then for this sounding like a good idea -- it sounds like something straight out of one of his scripts.

Not sure who wrote the other little statement, "Now, of course there is a problem with time. A small package of something complicated is never a full explanation." I don't recognize the handwriting.

I colored in the tape on the other page with an ink pen so that it would print on this page and put a heart around the word "logic," which I'm pretty sure I drew in Logic & Rhetoric, the AP English class I took after RQ ended. Makes for a nice juxtaposition with...

The heart is part of a multi-page newspaper ad for the film Untamed Heart. The four parts completed a quote from the commercial (and presumably the movie; I never saw it): "I don't make sense. He doesn't make sense. Together, we make sense." and then the film's title and other details. I thought the image of a heart that says "I don't make sense" was just too perfect not to preserve.

To whoever wrote "Do you have a valentine?", I didn't that year, though probably not for lack of trying. Valentine's Day tends to be fraught with heightened emotions and drama in high school -- and beyond, of course, but never as intense as in the fishbowl of high school. The number of relationships that start or end due to that one holiday is incredible, and those who aren't in a relationship feel it a bit more intensely than at other times of year.

The quote from my parents refers to dinner; I think mom made meatloaf, although I'm not sure because her typical meatloaf didn't include blue cheese. It was pretty funny at the time, though, and one of the few occasions I recall around that period when there wasn't any shouting at the dinner table.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on February 14, 2010 5:15 PM.

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