What a weird day I had yesterday. I got the contract worked out for "Perfectly Dateless", my new young adult novel. On the same day, I went to sign up my son for high school. It's really an odd thing, to still be the girl who still rocks out to Adam Ant while cleaning, and yet signing up my kid for high school and writing for that age group. It's like, I see all the evidence I've gotten older. The girl I was, couldn't have wiped kid snot with her bare hands, or pulled a tick out of a puppy, but here I am. Both people. I've grown. LOL
It's just so odd. The kids here are scary mature. It's like they have no personality and their entire effort goes into getting into the right college. Are there normal kids out there? I sure hope so or my book will be irrelevant. I have to believe there are my type of girls because "Gossip Girls" exists and "The Bachelor" is still on television. My son's high school is this really top-notch public school, where hundreds of us had to wait in line with our driver's licenses, our W2 forms or current tax bill and a current car registration to prove we're really eligible. I mean, it's public high school!! Am I missing something? I told my son getting into Harvard Medical School should be a breeze after this.
Not to mention that they say the future will be controlled by us right brainers. That's right, left brain jobs are being outsourced to India and computers. But if you've got that creative mind, the kind that makes consumers feel like they must have an iPod because they NEED one, that is the future for big money. But you sure wouldn't know it by the funeral-feeling at the high school yesterday. Tell me there are kids out there who still have fun! Who seek to make the world a better place without a math equation!!
Oh my gosh, do they even have cheerleaders anymore? I mean, what is the point of a life lived "perfectly" if it's no fun? I don't want to hear at the end, "Well done, my good and boring servant." I want to come in giggling!