Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26

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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: June 25-26

Happy birthday, Dad!

The Moody Blues at Poplar Creek. I'm not much of a fan, but it was a fun show to see in an amphitheater, and it was a cheap ticket. A bunch of us went and hung out on the hill, laying on blankets and enjoying the music. The stage lighting was really stunning -- as I tried and failed to describe here.

This was the night it really hit me that I wasn't going to see most of my friends again for a long time, if ever, once I went off to college. I went into a major funk and was pretty depressed by the end of the show. I remember I slept on the couch in the basement that night, and spent awhile on the phone with Gaby, Shannon and Brooke, who were all worried about me. I explained to them as best i could what I was upset about, but I don't know if they completely understood.

And then Saturday was my graduation party -- as well as my dad's 50th birthday party. That made for some chaos, as a bunch of kids and a bunch of my parents' friends gathered at the house. My party was expected to mostly occur outside, but a thunderstorm rolled through and drove us indoors for part of the afternoon.

Mr. Faust came to my party, but as the only adult he ended up moving over to my dad's party after awhile. I was glad he came, but it was hard to keep him engaged while also having fun with my friends.

The bowling ball (actually, a gift certificate for a ball) I received as a gift was from my bowling buddies Heather, Leslie and Melissa, and was easily the gift I was the most excited about. I picked out a midnight blue model, and wanted an 11-pounder, my usual weight, but ended up with a 10 because I would have had to wait for another person to order the same size -- apparently odd weights are special orders only produced in pairs.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on June 25, 2010 9:11 PM.

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