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03/16/2002 Entry: "phone homey"

I just got lured into watching some "E.T. 20th Anniversary Special" on TV. I say that because it's not something I would have watched myself but Caryn was in control of the romote and that's just the way it all works out. It was basically hype to get people to the theaters but it brought back all these crazy feelings. It's really weird, because I've already decided 150% that I am not going to go see this at the theater. I've never been a big fan of nostalgia on any level, and even though I LOVED that movie when I was growing up, I've already spent too much of my life wishing that goofey eyed freak would make it back to the forest in time to catch the spaceship and then being crushed when he didn't. I have no idea how many times I watched that, but every single time I was hoping that this time would be different. I don't even want to get into the dying scene.

I just turned 27 last month, and if this is the 20th Anniversary, then I was 7 (same age as elliot in the movie, and Drew in real life, i think) when this was in theaters, (dig those mad math skills eh?) which was right about the time my parents got divorced and I moved across the country with my Mom and brother. So I guess being a young, impressionable kid with major controversory going on in my life I needed something to latch onto. I think ET was it for me. At least for a while, by the time I hit 9, Skating, Music, and changing the world was a bit more of the focus.

Anyway, watching that special on TV made me think of so much that I haven't thought of in, well probably 20 years. And now, actually living in LA, the whole thing seems to have come full circle is some odd way. I don't know if I'm making any sense here...... probably not. Is anyone even reading this?

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"Is anyone even reading this?"

One person is.

Yeah it makes sense in sort of a nostalgic rambling kind of way... I like it.

Posted by Halo @ 04/03/2002 07:31 AM PST

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