I'm Matt's best friend. We have known each other since, hmm, maybe since the sandbox days. LOL. I guess we've known each other so long that I don't know when we really first met. His mom is pretty cool, so must be my mom and her met and hit it off pretty good.
Matt is pretty cool as friends go, but his sister is a big pain. She just hangs around us because no one wants to be around her and Mrs. Patterson kind of makes Matt look out for her too.
Sometimes I wonder how me and Matt are friends because we seem so opposite. He's pretty laid back and interesting and well, I'm kind of high-strung. I'd forget my head if it weren't on my shoulders. I remember at Matt's surprise birthday party, which was a scavanger hunt on a mini train, I was late because I had misplaced my invitation. I'm pretty sure Mrs. P. would have let me on without the invite but it did say to bring with you or you wouldn't be admitted.
Matt and I like a lot of the same things but he's just more organized about his stuff than I am. I'm kind of just scatterbrained most of the time.
I was supposed to tell you about me but I don't like talking about myself much. I'm of a mixed marriage, so I'm kind of light skinned. I don't have a 'fro or nothing like that. Just can't do nothing with the hair I have. I have lots of siblings but they aren't around much. I'm the baby and my mom started having babies when she was very young. I don't really have close brothers and sisters as I'm the only one left in the house. Mom says that's okay though, I'm the special one.
Let's see - what else is there to tell about me? Not much but if you want to know something, ask Matt. He's better at describing me than I am and he knows me pretty good. So going to get some shuteye - see you guys later - Guy
'State of Wilderness'
I'm your basic boy next door kind of guy. I'm 12 years old and I like games (Xbox, playstation, handheld, anything really - like the educational stuff a lot too), reading (love adventures and history and just learning new things), sports (just like watching a lot more than I play but have played baseball and like to watch some fun things on TV), skateboarding, hanging with my friends and just being by myself sometimes. I'm pretty average looking. I have brunette hair and blue eyes. I wear glasses so I can see, but not anything dorky looking (that's Len's department). Wire frames for me.
I'm tall but not towering over my classmates or anything. I've not been measured in a while but last height was about 5 feet 3 or so inches and that was a couple of years ago. I'm a pretty easy going guy and get along with most everyone, except my little sister sometimes - she can be a big pain.
We live in a small town and most of us have never really lived anywhere else so we've been friends for all our lives. We try to stay out of trouble but sometimes we can't help ourselves. If there are problems, I'm usually the one who has to be breaking things up and be the mediator and stuff like that.
'State of Wilderness'
Finally. You see, I've been very busy with my dancing and all I haven't had a chance to come tell you about me.
I'm Matt and Guy's best friend and I know they both like me. I've known for a long time. They are always trying to get close to me. Must be the dancer's body they like. Or maybe it is my long sandy blonde hair they like. Maybe it is the way my saphhire eyes twinkle all the time. Maybe it's my perfect smile. Or maybe it is the way I move so gracefully that I could make either of them look like clowns. Who knows what the reason is behind for them both liking me.
I think the other girls in our class are jealous of me because I'm beautiful or maybe it's because I'm very tall and very skinny. I've been described as a bean pole, even been compared to "Twiggy", whoever that is. Dancers need to have graceful lines, and if being thin means I am more graceful, then so be it.
I hope to attend a dance school or maybe even Juilliard. I would like to be in a professional dance troupe when I get older. I can't imagine doing anything else. Of course if that doesn't work out, I always have my intelligence to carry me through. I've bested both Guy and Matt on standardized tests and I score pretty much in the top of the class on regular tests and all. Perhaps Matt and Guy are jealous of me too. I hope not, because then I'd have no one, except Mary Beth, who idolizes me and she's still maturing. So basically I would have no one. Oh well. So goes life. Jolene A.
Mary Beth Patterson
My brother thinks I'm a brat, but I'm not really. I'm Matt's kid sister and you know I look up to him, literally - he's about a head taller than me and I'm just a year younger than him. I can be grown up just like him, just can't reach things like he can. But Mom says that's okay. I'll have a growth spurt soon and I could end up being taller than him one day (yeah, Dad's pretty tall - like over 6 feet and Mom, well she's not too short for a woman I guess. But I've heard that there are some short people in my family. I hope I don't get the short genes and stay short all my life.)
I can't help it my feelings get hurt easily. I don't mean to be a whiney baby but can't help that either. Sometimes he just looks at me funny and it's all I can do. But that's another story. Mom makes him take me everywhere he goes so I'm pretty much friends with the same people he is. Of course, if his best friend weren't such a doodoohead thinking that he stands a chance with Jolene then he'd see that I like him. I heard Matt tell him a few times but would never tell him myself. He thinks I'm a baby and hates having me around (or at least says he doesn't like me being around them).
I still play with my Barbie dolls but since Jolene is getting older and is involved in her dancing stuff, I don't get to play as much. I have a few friends of my own but most of the time I'm hanging with Matt and Guy and sometimes Jolene.
So what do I look like you ask? Well, I'm pretty much kid sister material I guess. I wear my long hair in pigtails most of the time because I can't stand it in my face. I don't like bangs at all and so it's pretty much up all the time. I'm the oddball in the family because I have sort of reddish hair but it's not carrot orange red or bright red like that. It's a pretty strawberry blonde. It goes good with my hazel eyes. I like wearing dresses and playing dress-up sometimes. Lacy and frilly not too much but nice looking dresses that aren't too girly. I only wear pants when I am going skating or somewhere I need to. My favorite time of the year is spring when I get to wear sandals and dresses and Easter comes along. If I can't wear sandals, I'm usually wearing my little sneakers, you know the ones by Keds or some such - the cute little tennis shoes.
I still have some of my baby fat but I'm growing out of that. I'd like to look like Hannah Montana - lol, she's so awesome but I doubt I'll ever be that pretty.
Well I guess you know me a little bit now - better go so someone else can come by and leave their postings - bye for now - Mary Beth
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