11 October 2011

several stories.

Story One: 
My last class on Mondays ends at 9:15. We always stop at Ski Hi, the old abandoned drive-in theater to drop off Nathaniel, one of Joseph's friends. Because it's October and we're teenagers and we still have time to do stupid things like this, we stopped the car. And we got out. And, armed with only a few struggling flashlights and a full moon, we explored.

I'm not sure if it's trespassing or not, but there were no signs and no squatters, so I think we're ok. :)

I don't think I can really describe how it feels to be running through a dark field at night doing something possibly-illegal. It's another one of those heart-pounding, throat-clenching feelings. The theater is falling apart, both on the inside and the outside. We stumbled upon a huge pile of old film, which I might be able to scavenge for an art project of some sort.

Have you done any exciting, potentially dangerous things lately?

Story Two: 
A few weeks ago, my friend Isaac at work asked me what I like to do. (For future reference: I hate this question. What do I like to do...when?) I told him that I love to read. He made a weird face at me, and then later explained that he just thought that was odd because he doesn't like to read.

Which is ok. I'm fine with people not liking to read. However, he went on to say that he absolutely hates the Catcher in the Rye and I should never read it. I have a problem with that. No one is allowed to go around smack-talking my favorite books.

When I was at the library last week with my family, I picked up Nine Stories, mostly to make a point that just because he hated the Catcher in the Rye, doesn't mean it's a bad book. Or something along those lines. I ended up loving Nine Stories. The first one was about Seymour, who's been in several other Salinger stories/books. It's always fun to find companion stories to books you've read before.

Story Three: 
At Illustrator today, we learned how to use the Symbol Sprayer tool + how to turn 2D objects into 3D objects. My mind was blown. I have one more class period left for it and I'm so sad. It's been my favorite class this entire semester and I'll be sad to see it go.

One of the reasons I like that class so much is because everyone else in the class seems just as genuinely excited about learning as I am. Frequently, when my professor shows us a new tool, there'll be oohs and ahhs from around the room. I love it.

Story Four: 
It's 12:46. Yes, definitely goodnight now. :)


  1. story number one: I think that this post was great. story number two: I now want to go exploring. xo.

  2. being the over-protected teenager i am, there probably won't be any chance of me going to explore at night in a field with my friends, because wherever i go, my parents follow.
    but i totally loved this post anyway, you should probably disregard the part about having no teenage life whatsoever {except for blogging, of course}. loved those photos :))
    -jocee <3
    {pee ess: i. love. catcher in the rye.}

  3. I yell at people who don't like to read. I throw quotes and book titles and favourite authors at them, and insist they at least pick up one book that year. And then I roll my eyes and go back to whatever I was reading. Salinger is my current favourite {my mum toyed with naming my brother Holden or me Esme!}
    And, I want to find a cinema and explore.

  4. oh my! i never understand people who don't like to read...it's just something i could never figure out:) and running around exploring in a field at night? its awesome! i live in the country and do it all the time...the thrill and tickling fear is oh-so-much fun!

    love this post:)

  5. Once, in seventh grade, I was sitting in class early reading. A boy came in and said, as he set his stuff at his desk, "Don't you have anything better to do than read?" I said, "Not really."

    If I was brave, I would have replied, "Don't you have anything better to do than torment our teachers and cuss out kids during recess?" And thrown my book at him. It was one of those Left Behind: The Kids books, and I'm sure that would have creeped him out even more.

    It's funny how that moment has stuck with me after all of these years to the point that I can remember the boy, the class, and the book I was reading. :)


  6. so catcher in the rye is good? i've always wanted to read it.

  7. Love this post! Running around an abandoned theater sounds so awesome. Take me with you.


  8. I can't believe there are people who don't like to read. Every time I come across one I shake my head and feel really bad for them.
    I love that first story. It's one of those little things that make life worth living. :)

  9. I LOVE exploring. I don't do it as often as I would like though :/

  10. Hi. I'm coming exploring with you. That's all. Bye.

  11. Your first story made me smile. Those are the best kinds of adventures. Last spring I climbed up the huge hill at a ski resort with a couple friends at about 1 in the morning. I know how that "exciting, potentially dangerous" thing goes...and it makes SUCH good memories. (:

    Keep exploring, girl. It's what keeps life exciting.

  12. I love your writing style so much Katie.

    Catcher in The Rye was a difficult book for me, because as a general rule, I dislike complaining. I much preferred the confused musings of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But that's besides the point, really.
    People who don't read disturb me sometimes. As far as being asked what you like to do, I have more mercy for that, because people like to relate to something.

    That sounds absolutely awesome, running around and such. Those are some of my favorite moments.
    Once, at night my friends and I went exploring an old lake after a formal, our heels digging in the dirt, taking pictures and such. Those are really wonderful moments.

    Missed your blog darling.

  13. I love that first picture, it's so pretty! :)

  14. that first story is perfection. and I think I just might die without reading--I feel infinitely bad for people who do not appreciate books. talk about missing out.

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  16. I LOVE J.D. Salinger's stories. love love love. :)


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