Your Average Girl/ Your Ordinary Day

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You don’t know me. i set my alarm at 7:15. When the irking beats disturb my sleep, I drowsily hit the snooze button. With 10 peaceful undisturbed minutes, I attempt to reenter the flawless life I lived in those wonderful sets of REM sleep. Once again I am unsuccessful, I hit the snooze button again only this time turn over unto my back, kick off my sheets and get ready for Monday.
Yawn. I turn off my alarm and pull up the shade. By my window I dig through my basket and obtain my green and white toothbrush and my arm and hammer fluoride toothpaste, the whitening edition. I groggily turn and begin walking towards my door. I look into my door mirror and stare at my reflection. Sleep stares back. A tired, just woken up girl, about 15 or 16, about 5’8, 150 lbs, DA boxers and an oversized long sleeved DA shirt stares back. This is what you wanted. And she nods, attempts a smile and walks out the door.
The tiled bathroom floor is cold from the early morning. I turn the faucet on and watch as the water gushes out. I wash sleep off my face and feel the cold water tingle as it touches my face. I stand there a bit. Look in the mirror. My face dripping wet from the water. I pat my face with a towel and head back to my room. It’s 7:22. I pack my book bag so that I don’t have to rush later. Now, what do I wear?
That’s the first time today that I’ve thought of him. My mouth works its way into a smile. I miss him already. What would make him notice me? I want him to say that I look nice today. I want to look cute. I walk to my closet and begin searching through my clothes. I wore that. I don’t like that. I have to wash that. Someone else wore something like that. Nothing seemed to pop out. I go to my friend’s room and ask if I can borrow an outfit. I borrow a pink and orange skirt and I wear a white tank. I lay my outfit out and then begin doing my hair. I straighten it and flip the ends. I do my make-up. And then get dress. Its 8:00. My friends knock on my door to see if I’m ready to go, “one minute” I tell them. I apply my lip plumper and gloss and spray some perfume before heading out the door.
“Wow” “you look so cute” “ok I see you” these were only some out of the many compliments that I got from my friends and others at breakfast. I had a smile on my face as I put my bag down and headed for the fruit section as I always do for breakfast. The only person I wanted to see was him, and he rarely comes to breakfast. I get my grapefruit and water and head to the usual table.
As I’m cutting up my grapefruit, he walks in. I can’t help but smile as he waves to me from across the dining hall. I wave him over and he sits down next to me. “Hey babe, Good morning”, “Hey” that’s it? That’s all he’s going to say? Well I’m still sitting down; he hasn’t seen my outfit yet. I get up to refill my glass. I come back, nothing. He’s in on the table talk. Whatever, maybe he’ll notice later. I have first off. But I also have a meeting with Mr. Armes. But like the good girlfriend that I am, I offer to walk him to my first class. “Thanks babe, you’re the best” “I know I know” “Do you know that I love you?” and he kisses me, right there, in front of everyone. I smile. “I love you too”. More than you know. And just like that. We head to first period.
After I drop him off I head to a bench under a tree on the main lawn. There I scan through my Spanish flash cards until second period. The bench becomes cozy and so I close my eyes. Just for a bit
“Hey sleepyhead, you’re going to be late”. Blink. “Some studying, I see”. It’s him. He smiles down at me and explains how he was let out a little early and saw me outside his classroom window. We both have next period in the same building so we walk together. Something’s strange about today, seen him more than often. But I don’t want to ruin the moment. So I stay shut and walk to my next class, hand in hand with him.





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notebooklady said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm
i liked the message of this story, a few minor grammatical errors and small stuff like that but overall you did a good job
 
and4aslan said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm
It was a good story, but the setting seems to be in a college or something of the sort. At the beginning you said she was only 15 or 16. Which doesn't exactly work. Adding a little bit more detail may help too. But it was still good!
 
nutmeg212 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm
that was really good. i love how completely normal and ordinary an experiense it is, but in so much more detail and you make it seem like something so much more. great job!!!
 
Mspi18 said...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 10:52 am
its really amazing! alot of people fell the way you eplain in this piece and i love it. kepp writing! (sequel?)
 
Ashlynrae said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 10:03 am
I LOVE this piece!! A sequel would be awesome. Best one I have read today!
 
KatrinaC47 said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm
That's so good! I loved it! Write some more!
 
LaLaLeighton said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 9:46 pm
I really liked this story! It was very creative and cute.
 
sunnylittlelemons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm
You're right.
and I agree.
tommorrow is never a promise,but we're all still found in ruts.
And this was charming to read.
I enjoyed.:).
 
smilesweet said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Really like the story. I agree with Hope_Princess - I would read it too!
 
Hope_Princess said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm
How cute, and I know exactly how she feels wanting her outfit to be noticed.
Great job and keep writing!
 
Rachael2012 replied...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Wow i agree with Hope_Princess on the how cute thing. Your story reminds me of every day and I couldn't help putting my self in her shoes. Amazing job!
 
Gabriella S. replied...
Sept. 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm
thanx- i was actually debating on whether to continue the story- idk what do you guys think?
 
Hope_Princess replied...
Sept. 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm
I definitely say continue it. I'd read it, because I love it so much!
 
distant_dreamer replied...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Yes, please continue it!!! IT IS Amazing, and very cute!! How did you get the idea?
 
kgreg07 replied...
Sept. 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm
I really like this! I was wondering, what is going to happen next? Oh and defenitely continue this. It was very good!
 
alicabrera replied...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm
This was so inspiring!!!! i am the type of girl who spends hours getting ready all for what??? I really hope you finish your paper!!!good luck!
 
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