But ask around and you'll find out, I can be an emotional mess. Truly. No one holds a candle to me when it comes to bursting into tears for no reason. I rock that shit.
I'm telling you all of that to tell you this.. I took a trip down memory lane yesterday. Purely by accident, but I got a good cry out of it and I feel like sharing it with you.
It all involves One Tree Hill.
Not a lot of people can say what I'm about to say.. I watched One Tree Hill from the first episode of Season 1. It was 2003 and I was in junior high. My mom and I watched that channel for another tv show and there had been tons of previews leading up to the Pilot episode. So I knew about it and made sure I was home to watch that first episode. I was hooked from that moment on.
My sister used to make fun of me for watching it, but by around Season 4, I had her hooked too. Then I slowly got my friends hooked and before you know it, we would all call each other or text each other during episodes. We had One Tree Hill parties. I can tell you everything about every episode. I know more about P. Sawyer and B. Davis and Haley James Scott than you'll ever want to know. Lucas and Nathan were my boyfriends. I felt connected to them.
I don't know what it is about OTH. I think a big reason I have such an emotional connection to it is because it was a constant in my life through those rocky junior high years and emotional and crazy high school years, even into my college years.
This sounds crazy because it is. To have such an emotional tie to a television program? I'm nuts...
Or am I?
The summer after I graduated high school and I was about to start my freshman year in the dorm at IU, the floor I was going to live on started a Facebook group. So of course I did what any normal, sane person would do.. I clicked on everyone who was in the group and checked out their Facebooks. Duh. Well, one of the girls who was going to be on my floor had on her Facebook that she loved One Tree Hill. So I casually sent her a Facebook message about that and we talked a little while about One Tree Hill and IU and our majors. We found out we were only a couple rooms away from each other on our floor and we made plans to meet after we moved in, then we'd watch the season premiere together. And that started a friendship. I later lived in an apartment with that same girl our Sophomore year at IU. We aren't as close as we used to be, but we're still friends and we still talk regularly.
I'm telling you all of that to tell you this..
I made the
This ended as you'd expect.. with me crying like a baby while my coworkers looked at me with concern in their eyes, silently wondering if they should get me a tissue or take me out back to put me out of my misery. Lovely. Anyway, I posted this quote from that episode onto my Facebook..