I am in AZ right now attending my youngest sister's high school graduation. Well, sister-in-law, but I claim her. She's THAT awesome. I wuv her. Because she lives in Podunky Small Town, AZ, with nary a stoplight to its name-- really, I'm not kidding, not even ONE-- I think the song she's singing here at her Senior Scholarship Honor Day is QUITE appropriate. Oh, yes it IS:
Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray
Yeppers. It's "Breakaway," by the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. You know it? Good song. But see? Appropriate. WAY. 'Cause, you know? She's heading out of the darkness and into the sun, but she totally won't forget the place she comes from. Gotta keep movin' on, movin' on, Candice. Fly away, girl. Break away.
Anywhos, check it. It's a teensy graduating class:
To be fair, there are approximately that many more seniors on the other side of the stage. Maybe 65 kids total? Maybe? No? More? Less? Whatev. I graduated with 500 kids, and I thougt I lived in a small town!...
(Ooooooh! Someday I want her to marry the boy in black sitting to the right. I used to teach him, and the boy is AWESOME! Seriously. Sparkling personality, fabulous looks... And look at him looking at her! Woo! He's giving her the eye, isn't he? Oh, he totally is! Woo!! Hear that, Candi-o? He LUUUUUUUUUVS you! Smoochy smoochy!)
And just to show you how seriously hip we are out here in Arizona, here is a SUPER cool motel you can stay in if you come to visit, which is situated in the picturesque Holbrook, Arizona, which just so happens to be right on the way to lovely Podunky Small Town, AZ! How lucky is that?! I mean, honestly:
Have YOU slept in a wigwam lately?
And, of course, no trip to visit family would be complete without the all-important trip to my mother's most favoritest store EVER!:
Good times, y'all. Good times.
Just LOOK at that awesome lilac bush behind me and my momma! It's, like, 65 years old! Maybe older! I don't know for sure! But it's OLD! Beauty, eh?
Hey. Thanks for putting me up, mamacita y padre. Or, really, shouldn't it be "for putting up with me"? Whatev. Luv you guys big lots! Mwah!
- Greenthumb commented:
LOL!!! That is somthin' else. I think I saw something about those wigwams once on TV.
Hey, I graduated from a class of 75 kids. Sheesh! 20 year is next summer. YIKES!!! I couldn't imagine being in a class of 500.
- » 5/27/2005 6:01 PM
- mrtl commented:
What fun! Isn't this the same place Summer will be staying for her birthday?
- » 5/28/2005 2:09 PM
- Random and Odd commented:
come home! I miss you!
- » 5/30/2005 11:38 PM
- Nessa commented:
115 kids here! loved it!! so glad you're back!
- » 5/31/2005 8:46 AM
- Cat commented:
My mother is less-than-thrilled with the last picture. I have no idea what her problem is. I mean, honestly.
- » 5/31/2005 9:19 AM
- song commented:
dammit, I want to sleep in a wigwam. Did you wake up in the middle of the night with the sudden urge to make really corny messages via smoke signals?? Oh and you are really pretty. really really pretty.
- » 6/01/2005 3:09 PM
- Cat commented:
- » 6/01/2005 3:23 PM