Scenic Overlook is starting a new contest.
Honest and Truly! is showing a giftie she got and starting a new contest.
Second, I am having super-fun shopping for Erin's prize, and I really do recommend this pay-it-forward thing if you enjoy shopping and want a little morale boost. It is FUN. And it is so pleasant to have something to look for at the store other than toilet paper, shampoo, and cat food. I have to stop myself from doing a new one EVERY WEEK.
And lastly, a confession/edit: I was talking with my mom about the I LOVE CHRISTOPHER!!!! post, and I was telling her about an edit I made to something I quoted, because I felt the original version was too excruciating, and she said I HAD to come clean because these are NO GOOD if they're edited to save myself embarrassment.
Okay FINE. FINE. What I TOLD you I wrote was: "I think that my love for him is different from my love of David. With David, I was in love with his appearance and not his personality." There is a snip between those two sentences. What I ACTUALLY wrote was:
I think that my love for him is different from my love of David. My love of David was a wild, crazy, all sex, no feelings love. I was in love with his appearance and not his personality.OKAY? OKAY? My face is BURNING. "All sex"!! "Wild, crazy"!! What was I TALKING about?? I was ELEVEN! And had had NO PHYSICAL CONTACT WHATSOEVER with any boy! And was still in the "Ewww, kissing" stage! AAAaaaghhh!! The pain of encountering one's previous self!
Actually, I know exactly what I was talking about. I was quoting the adults who had taught me thoroughly about the differences between Physical Attraction and Actual Feelings, and I thought I was being Very Sophisticated to talk as if I understood the difference and could apply it to my crushes. What I MEANT was that I thought I'd only liked David for his looks, but that I liked Christopher for his INNERMOST BEING. (That contention is UTTER CRAP.)
My mom points out that this is why it's a bad idea for parents to read their children's diaries: imagine if she'd read that! Imagine how flipped out she'd have gotten, and over nothing of substance! I was merely trying to prove how much more Real my feelings for my current crush were than for my previous crush (actual difference: NONE), and my mother would have been freaking out that her 11-year-old was having sex and/or interested in sex. Sigh.