Il ya trios très, très étudiants ennyue (‘cuz 2 boys) dans cette class. (There are 3 very, very bored students in this class.) J.S, C.R. & Moi. HELP! I’m all done with my homeowork so I is faking doing it in order to fill my desire to write to you. The 3 of us elected not to take the test. Ain’t we smart? We get to put it off until Friday. Mr. C (hope he doesn’t come over here) gave us a lecture on things to come. Blew my mind! Talk about things from outer space! Some idiot on Uranus decided to give us these stupid formulas to confuse us and weaken our minds. Then they’re gonna invade our souls! Watch out! I feel them crawling through my skull! Help!
Oh-oh! National emergency. Here he comes. Gotta go for a sec. Hope you studied some more for the spelling test. I didn’t. I guess I’d better if I have time after bestowing you with my wonderous flow of elegant & colloquial vocabulary & enhancing your unfortunate surroundings.
I’ve been thinking about it, & I really do want my jewelry back. I really love my Frampton ring, my French ring & my skeleton necklace; plus the others. Problem: I don’t want to create trouble. I’m almost sure that that’s the girl who took my stuff. If I see her again & she has my stuff, I’m gonna get Mr. P. No, Ms. H. She’s more into it. I really don’t want to get beat up, but I’ve got to look at the bright(?) side of things. Maybe it’ll improve my looks. If not, then at least I’ll have a ligit excuse to cover my face. Also, I’ve wanted to get in a good knock-down fight, but it’s just be dreaming. I certainly don’t want a gang fight. At least I never go anywhere alone. Maybe they’re like C.W.; all words but no action. I sure hope so.
I gotta game today. I’m soooooo nervous! This is gonna be the real test if I made the team, what string, & what position. So far I’ve been playing left & right wing, 1st string, no substitutes. But with my ankle, I don’t don’t know. I usually don’t express pain very well, even if I’m dying. So when I mutter & complain ‘bout something, that means it seriously hurts. And this is about to do me in. I’m in so much pain & agony. It hurt so bad to walk down the stairs. Going up is not too bad, there’s not much pressure on my foot. But going down, “THUD”, it hurts like merde. I don’t know how I’m going to play today. Is it better to be a benchwarmer or play crappily? Maybe I’ll play then keel over when I inevitably get kicked in the same place. Make it look good.
Well, I’ve got 30 seconds ‘til the bell rings. Luv ya,
Organizing these notes first by school year, then by writer, made it easy for me to see patterns in their subject matter. These are the main topics I noticed, in order of their prominence:
- Girlfriends and associated activities (sleepovers, roller skating, shopping, bicycle-riding, watching soap operas)
- Academia (classes, homework, tests, teachers, grades, extracurricular activities)
- Popular culture (movies, music, products, TV shows, etc.)
- Riding the bus
If I were to make a word cloud out of the above topics, “Boys” would be in, like, 150-point font, and everything else would be maybe 14-point.
C. has been one of my closest friends since sixth grade. She was a competitive athlete and our class valedictorian. Needless to say, much of the content of her notes has to do with A) field hockey and soccer practices and games, and B) classes, tests, homework and grades. As you can see, she also took French, as did several other of my girlfriends. I was quite vexed when they wrote in French, because the only French words I knew were “moi,” “bonjour,” “adieu,” and “merde.” (I took four years of German, which was far more useful in my very ethnic family.)
By the way, I selected the title phrase because I recently shared a Facebook post entitled “What is Uranus Made Of?” on Husband’s Wall. We’ve been asking each other this question for weeks. It never gets old.