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Benjamin's Inane Mutterings
One Hour and fifty one minutes
06/19/09 at 01:40 PM by ikikwe
One hour and fifty one minutes until graduation. I realized there will be tears tonight right as "Clean Up" by I Am The Avalanche came through the speakers. I don't do well with tears; I just get awkward and leave. That will not be an option tonight.

I'm not nearly as excited as I should be.
Tags: graduation, class of 2009
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Another Year
01/07/09 at 06:39 PM by ikikwe
I think I'll wait another year
It'll be the best year ever
I think I'll wait another year
Can't we just wait together?
You bring the smokes, I'll bring the beer
I think I'll wait another year
-Amanda Palmer

These words have been haunting me since the beginning of my senior year in high school. And with a new calender year starting, I've been doing a lot of thinking in relation to that song. A little reflection, perhaps.

2008. What a year. Friendships were splintered, new friendships were crafted. Some of my best friends I made over this past year, and most of my oldest best friends kept me around too. My actions became a little more reckless, prompting talks from people I never even realized gave a shit about me. I got into a college, my school work finally became steady and constant. I was content this entire year. My French mildly improved. My mumbling in English continued, however. Probably, most importantly, I was introduced to a shitload of new music. Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Atmosphere, Moving Mountains, Fireworks, Blitzen Trapper, Good Old War, etc. I feel like I also grew up in terms of music. I still enjoy pop-punk, but not as shamelessly and blindly as I used to. No longer is All Time Low one of my favorite bands. I finally understood why FTSK is truly an abomination. Cute Is What We Aim For was promptly deleted from my library when I opened my eyes. It was a good year.

Now 2009. Graduation is approaching fast. I'm excited for college, but there are some really small things I'm going to miss. For instance, I've had incredible conversations sitting in a friend's kitchen. We can all talk for hours on end. I feel like I'm going to miss that the most. On the other hand, my "senior-itis" is in full swing. I've relegated myself to just playing guitar all afternoon and watching TV on the computer all night. I do jack shit, but it feels good to take a break after the hell that was junior year. I'm not very confident for the two AP tests I have to take, but it's not weighing my mind down too much. I still have 6 months till the big walk, though, so I have a bunch of time to still have a full blown anxienty attack. A note I am excited about, I turn 18 in a month from Friday. Other than that, I'm just going to sit and wait to see what happens this year.

Tags: Graduation, Amanda Palmer, Senior Year, 2008, 2009
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