Friday, May 23, 2008

Nerdy Bird

When I was in 7th or 8th grade, I pretended to be sick so I could stay home from school. After a little while, I was bored, so I picked up a book. I read The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I didn't love it or anything, but by around 2:30 or so that day, I finished it. I felt like such an adult for reading it, if not a little nerdy for wasting my ditched day. (Though what can you do when you're staying home at 13 anyway?) I just remembered that and I thought I'd share with my Adventure-starved friends....

Don't worry, I'll get to the lambs soon enough....

8 comments:

McMommy said...

Funny. I once checked The Catcher and the Rye out of the library when I was around the same age. I felt so "grown up" for choosing it...and not a Sweet Valley High one.

(this post has become the Confessional for nerdy birds suddenly...)

The Tillotsons said...

Cara, you are a nerd! But I love you nonetheless. Thanks for the HILARIOUS comment on my blog, and don't worry i will remove the picture of you asap, (wouldn't want any trouble if you know what I mean). j/k !! :-)

emilymomto3boys said...

yeah dude - you're a nerd.


but on that nerdy note. My oldest son is a nerd. He read 20,000 leagues under the sea when he was like 5. What a wierdo.

Brenda said...

I'd always fake sick and watch "Gone With the Wind". It's my fave. My first grown up book was a Daniele Steele book. Naughty, naughty.

The Bouvier Bunch said...

I love it!! I to did this!! I read Where the Red Fern Grows. It was the first book I read that wasn't a have to for school!! I was so proud of myself!!

Now I just WISH I had the time to read books

McMommy said...

Happy POW, nerd.
Love ya, mean it.

American Mum said...

I love your header. It made me laugh. :)

amanda said...

when i ditched i watched threes a company. how nerdy and lame is that?

happy POW :)