I Feel Like I Got Hit by a Bus.

So, remember this scene from that film You’ve Got Mail? (Sorry I can’t embed it; YouTube rudely informs me that “embedding [is] disabled by request”.) Basically, Tom Hanks’ character tells Meg Ryan’s character that The Godfather is the best movie ever and that there’s basically a Godfather reference to everything and anything.

Don’t get me wrong, I love The Godfather. But the way Tom Hanks’ character in You’ve Got Mail feels about The Godfather is how I feel about the film Mean Girls. Seriously, Mean Girls was my life, and there’s a Mean Girls reference for everything. It is such an accurate portrayal of the average high school experience (at least in America) and my high school was rife with drama, just like in the film. (We even had an experience when all the girls in my year had to get together and talk about stuff that bothered us as a group. It was weird and strange and only fueled the negative feelings we had for each other. But hey, in retrospect it makes a great story.)

Cady (played by Lindsay Lohan before she went crazy) right after Regina gets hit by the bus. That skirt would have been SO not allowed at my school, though. We had a very strict dress code.

Anyway (big spoiler here!), at the end of the film, the mean popular girl gets hit by a bus. Luckily, she doesn’t die, but still, getting hit by a bus would really be terrible.

And that’s how I feel right now. I literally feel like I got hit by a bus. You see, that’s what happens when you stay up and worry about the election, like I did, and then are unable to sleep because you are not so pleased with the result of said election.

So yes, I feel absolutely tired today (and I felt even worse yesterday). I haven’t written for National Novel Writing Month or studied foreign languages for the past two days.

But hopefully I’ll feel better soon, and will get back to regular writing on the blog.

And, further proof that there’s a Mean Girls reference for everything: at the end of the film, the principal says something like, “I couldn’t be happier that this school year is over.” Well, personally I couldn’t be happier that this election cycle is over. No more ads and no more polling (my household was polled so many times) for four more years!

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Natalie K.

Banker. I like good things like foreign languages (I speak Russian!), history, writing, reading, playing violin, and knitting. I have a fabulous blog about all of the above.

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