Today I had to go to my talent show rehearsal and learn a whole new song. My duet partner singing had to go to another club thing and I had to just awkwardly watch and learn the words. One hour after I get home from rehearsal i had to go back to school for the winter dance. This task was almost impossible because I was STARVING! I got to school 10 minutes late but the place was full of all my friends. The dance was full of repeated songs but it was fun.
Today I had so many papers to finish. I finished a story personifying a math problem that had to be a page long. The difficult part is that my handwriting is super small. Afterward I had to convert 6 of my essays onto the computer in 45 minutes with a program that was annoying 😠 . Then in math we had a pop quiz. Don’t you just love pop quizes? Yeah, neither do I. Of course I was the first to fnish and everyone’s response was, “What?” I finished and started on another page long story I had to write. 10 minutes after I finished, the second person finished.
Today I had a “huge” math test that was supposed to be hard. My dad forced me to study for it even though I understood the material well. Now let me tell you, it was super easy. We were given 40 minutes to finish the benchmark and submit our answers online. The test was 3 minutes in and the fire alarm went off. It was the worst timed fire drill ever. The fire drill took up 10 minutes of our time. We got back and continued the test. The “huge” test was 13 questions long. I finished and had 20 or more minutes to spare. I was the first to finish and Dylan, one of my classmates was astonished. You know that one kid never pays attention to their test in your class? Yeah, that’s Dylan. I had 20 minutes to do homework and then it was dissmisal. I have to ride the bus with 4 other middle schoolers and 18 high schoolers. Our bus is pretty full everyday. Today, the bus wasn’t in its usual spot. We had to wait outside for 10 minutes and after the rest of the buses left until it came to pick us up. That’s the story of the day that was too hyped up.
It was the summer of 1998 and it was one of the hottest summers of the decade. I had been listening to Cher’s Believe which I was obsessed with at the time. I was moving some chairs outside for the big barbecue I was hosting. All my friends were coming, even if they were only coming for my nice cold pool in the backyard. The doorbell rung and all of a sudden, I wasn’t in my backyard anymore. I was at a club with tons of people I didn’t know.
Believe was still playing loud and clear and I noticed, the main girl from Cher’s Believe music video came into the club. I then realized that I was in the music video. I just went with the flow and started dancing. I couldn’t keep my cool though when I saw Cher. I was about to approach her when… “MADDIE!” somebody screamed waking me up from my apparent dream.
It was my friend Caylie that was here for the barbecue. She was standing in front of me looking frustrated. She claims that I was singing Believe in my sleep, badly. I apologized to her and then told her she could take a swim and that I would meet her in there. I was bewildered because that dream seemed so realistic. I probably have seen that video hundreds of times too many.
I opened my laptop and decided to watch the music video again. I remembered my exact position in my dream and the people surrounding me. In a shot showing the main girl walk through the club, I saw me dancing. In all the times I watched this video I had never seen myself before. I was very freaked out and never watched the video again. I can’t say the same thing for the song though.