May 15, 2009. First day of summer.
Wake up, realize its Friday. Get out of bed. Get out, get out, out. Can’t forget today is graduation for the class of 2009. Wanted to stay home, sleep some more hours. But wait, then I won’t have a ride to school for graduation. Got out of bed. Walked around, walked around. Wondered what I needed for today. Screw that. Went to the bathroom, took a piss. Mom’s not out of the shower yet. Back to bed.
“You gonna ride to school with me?” hollers Mother. Opens eyes. Shit, it’s almost 6:30. “Yeah,” I mutter. Walked to the bathroom. Brushed my teeth. Walk to my room, walk out of my room. Look for clothes. Need to wear black and white. Or maybe just black for graduation. Why black anyway? Funeral colors. Weird.
Got dressed, got in the car. Sleep.
Wakes up at 7:45ish to her mommy asking her what she’s gonna do. Sleep, just a little more. It’s decided.
Weird dream. Very weird. Dreamt about performing my sax in a hotel. They hated it. Kept on going. Woman pulled my hair, hot guy saved me. Gave me the keys to his room. Stayed there for hours, he had work. In the elevator, saw Ming and her children. They used the toilet. Felt the dizziness in the elevator. Guy came back, but was crazy. Scared me shitless. Ran, ran, ran…ended up…at saint francis. Hugged some people, dissed some people. Saw sposato in her classroom. Blackout. End dream. Weird dream, right? I pondered at it for minutes.
Ate oranges. Ate nutter butter. A lady walked by and saw me, but kept on walking. Only after I saw what I looked like. Hair was a mess. Brushed it. Ughh. Had markings on my knee and arm from sleeping in a weird position in the car. Opened the door, felt scared about being alone in a parking structure. Got out of car. Took my shit out, walked to school. Saw tomy, tiare, ms. k on the field, practicing their ribbon thing. Half-laughed, half-smiled. Dumped stuff in the band room. Went to mother’s office. Got money, got dark chocolate, talked about ‘sarah-tonin’. Congrats on the graduation, sarah. Thanks for the dark chocolate.
Walked back to the MPB. Sophomores were in there. Wow, they made signs for everyone! How sweet. The leis smelled nice. Chilled in band room, turned up the AC. The dark guy came in, forgot his name. Walked around, was looking for something. Helped him. Found it! Yay.
Lei calls. Find kauppy, its important. Looked everywhere. Wong makes me drop off his parking stuff to my mom. You’re welcome. Go to Nite’s. Kauppy not there. Talk to venzon for awhile. He’s writing brandon’s and chelsey’s letter of rec. Asks me to call him. I leave him a message. He knows how to text, wow. Leave. Go down, see ms kaupp. calls lei, she talks to her. Where does her mom put the project grad stuff? Kauppy says ask ms tracey. Walk to ms traceys office. She’s not there. Walk out, see ms cruz. Talk to ms cruz. Goes to Cruz’s office. Talk about graduation and swine flu and summer scholars and sat prep and scholarships and upper bound and college stuff. She givers me a chocolate. Yum, its that ferrero rocher chocolate thing. Yum.
Shannon calls. “Are you there?” she inquires. “I’ve been here for awhile.” I reply. She asks me to go wait in the band room and i say sure. I talk to Cruz some more. Shan calls again, is pissed i didn’t leave the office yet. Whoops, can’t get the korean mad. Leaves. Runs to band room, gets stuff. Shan is mad. Her mom needs to go back to work! Run, run. Tap on Wong’s window. “Hurry up!” Shan says. Open door, there’s kiana. Drive to ward. Watch a movie. Lei is getting pandas. Yummy.
Watch movie. Angels and Demons. Not half-bad, was intertaining (interesting/entertaining). Got dizzy at some parts. Brandon comes in. Gives him some dark chocolate. Leave to L&L. Mmmm, hamburger. Hello, aunty ann! Goes to wal-mart. They buy leis for the graduates. Mmm, airheads. Wow. Long lines? Self-checkout! Here we go. It works, yay, no problems. Leave. In aunty ann’s van.
Ash calls me. Was in bathroom. Ash calls Lei, she answers, wants to prank her. How mean. Tells her they ditched me, I’m taking the bus. Ash calls me. Are you okay?, she asks. Can’t help but laugh at her gullible-ness. Felt bad. Almost at school. Runs to school, gets stuff from band room. Shoot, everyone’s there already! Wong doesnt see me. Runs, runs runs. “Hello chelsea, hello shannon!” says diamond, whos w/ jon (aw). “Shut up!” i yell, cause ash is right there, then feel guilty. Runs, runs. We’re 20 minutes late. Runs, changes. Runs back. Apologizes to diamond. runs to band room. sets up saxophone. lovely, s isnt here yet. didn’t care anyway. scales. tuning session. plays pomp and circumstance.
suddenly, we’re at graduation. wow, we’re gonna be up there in a year, i think as i play pomp and circumstance for the last time. feels nauseous. ughh. breathe. i need air. my mouth hurts. great.
talk to shan, talk to ama, talk to ryan, talk to gavin. g doesnt care, he’s happy that its the last time we’re playing it. happy to graduate. “aren’t you gonna be happy too?” inquires. “i’ll be happy and sad.” is my reply. shan says it hasn’t hit her yet. ama, the soph-now-jun has to play it for another year. had to start in 8th gr. sucks for her, at least she’ll be pro at it by next year.
graduation, graduation, oh graduate please, already. senior reflections. think about if i were to give a speech. would i? maybe. senior waltz. hey its tomy! and tiare. and sam. with ribbons. graduation, over. class song was like an eagle. wong hates that song. hahaha. done. done, finally. me and shan help wong pass out leis. i am the photographer. you’re welcome, wong. shan leaves/ditches when her mom asks her to get her leis already. im now the photography and lei-holder. man there are like 15 leis left, at least. its getting dark, we’re at 3 leis now, wong. jenny helps, becomes the new shannon.
need to give my leis out. sorry, wong. its dark already. finds everyone, execept brandon and tomy were a little hard to find. ugh. whew! done. goes to stairs, chillin like a villiain. walks up, up, up andrews, sees the seniors-who now graduated leave in limos. wow, trolleys are better, cause you get to be more loud. limos are only good if you have the top thing. then thats awesome.
heard they are going to zanzabar. and shorebird, and a whole bunch of other places. have fun!
dinner? dinner at zippys. calls mom, rejects request. ugh. i am so hungry, so hungry. walks to school. yells at mom for parking so far away. denied dinner. makes dinner at home, mmm, saimin with egg and shumai. kdramas for the rest of the night.