Tuesday, January 09, 2007

To All the Girls I've Loved Before
Part II

In fourth through sixth grades, I was in like with Amy Furahashi (this is the last one I'll name, as all the girls after this point I've had contact with as adults, and therefore such disclosure would be more awkward). Amy was in the Gifted and Talented program with me and sat next to me in fourth grade. You'll see a pattern here, and you'd see the same pattern if I were bold enough to talk about the guys I've liked before--I tend to decide to like people who are close friends. I never did the get-to-know-someone-through-dating thing, and I don't think I ever could have. At any rate, I secretly liked Amy for a couple years, until in sixth grade when other kids were starting to pair up and I gathered the nerve to have my people talk to her people about us hooking up. Her people got back to my people with the message that she was not ready for a relationship, which was probably a good thing because I wouldn't have known what to do with a girlfriend anyway. Perhaps a bit more embarrassing, though, is that on a separate occasion when I had my people ask her people if she wanted to dance at the sixth grade dance, the answer was still no.

1 comment:

Th. said...


Man, I've been planning this as a book for years.

Not that my nonfiction is worth paying for.

So go right on ahead.