@Meaghan M Kelley I had photos of so many actors all over my high school binder. I'm sure my teachers thought I was insane. I think back and wonder how all the adults in my life dealt with my insane hormonal boy craziness.
Oh my gosh, this is so amazing! Your writing took me right back to being 12 again and being a total hormonally-driven fanatic who didn't really understand sex. I wasn't a huge Orlando Bloom fan (I'm a little older than you are, I was 17 in 2002) but I definitely used to tear photos out of magazines and tape them all over my wall. There was a lot of Mark Wahlberg and Brad Pitt.
Oh my gosh, I remember shopping at the Westwood location when I was a UCLA student. I didn't realize that it was their first US location!
On Two Victors
Molly, this is beautifully written. I'm so sorry for your loss!
Oh my god. Thank you for sharing this experience. I have not yet had (or tried to have) any children but I saw my mother go through several miscarriages (one of which I was too young to understand)and this made me weep for both her and you.
Also, thank you to Belle for being so open about her struggles as she fights addiction. You're a brave girl and I think talking openly about these issues can really help others as well.
Oxy abuse is a serious issue in this country which is also leading to higher rates of heroin abuse. I have a close family member who died from overdose in 2009 through use of prescription opiates. The site OxyWatchdog is a great resource for those interested in helping change US policy and/or helping their family members who are struggling with opiate addiction.http://oxywatchdog.com/
I love this! You rock that spandex, girl.
I was always freakishly skinny as a kid, no matter how much I ate. So much so that other kids called me (disgustingly) Somalian girl and my own aunt said I looked like an alien. (yes, really) It took me a long time to get over feeling awkward in my skin and to realize that others' opinions about my body have no real bearing on my value as a human.
I vote for Tiny Fey! Or Amy Poehler! Maybe Both of them together?
"A little trumpet de la rumpet" is my new favorite phrase.
I didn't drink until junior year of high school and yet my first drunk experience was strikingly similar (except the apartment was a friend's parents house..they were not thrilled when they came home)