flashback friday: When I grow up

I said this a few blogs ago: I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

Well, it turns out I never did. When I was growing up, I swore I wanted to be a vet until I realized that being a vet requires science. Science and I don't really get along.

In high school, we had to keep a journal and answer questions asked by the teacher each day. One of those was the dreaded "what do you want to be" question. I wrote, "An MTV VJ so I can meet lots of celebrities." Since we were -- for some reason -- graded on our innermost thoughts, when I got my journal back, "Shallow goal" was scrawled in red ink.

Luckily, the rest of my career path changes were documented:

2/18/02
I really want to be on the real world. While most people would hate this, I would love to be followed around by cameras and have my life and relationships analyzed. I wouldn't worry about not being interesting, because they throw things at you to make it interesting. Think of the amazing bonds you would have with your roommates. That's something you definitely couldn't get anywhere else. Plus, the houses are always amazing. I love watching the first episode where everyone gets to the house and is like speechless at the rooms and the furniture and stuff.

5/4/03
I met a girl who works at the sonic by my house and she got like a whole bunch of money(i cant remember if it was 80 or 50 dollars) in tips. i want to work at sonic!!!!!!!

5/28/03
today i went to the mall and applied to some places. i want to work at adopt a bear!!! actually id really like to work at smoothie king or american eagle!!

[Those entries were apparently B.SATC... before Sex and the City.]

7/26/03
one day i will walk(in my manolo blahniks) down busy streets to work. then at night, ill sip martinis out of posh glasses...still wearing my manolo blahniks.


3/13/04
and last but not least, ive decided that when i grow up im gonna be like carrie and write a column for a newspaper. except i dont want to go through all those journalism classes. i dont want to interview people, and all that jazz, i just want to write about my life. and turn all my little adventures into deeper, column worthy stories. just like carrie.

4/5/04
i'm officially quitting school and becoming a maid. for the past three hours ive been cleaning my bathroom, and i dont meant just cleaning it, i mean HANDS AND KNEES using a toothbrush and bleach to scrub the stuff between the tiles. what's that stuff called? is it grommet? i think i heard that, but then isn't that what the holes that you put shoelaces through are called? i think thats just the universal name for anything you don't really know the name of. oh ps im cleaning the bathroom at my house, not my apartment, just so you know which grommits to compliment!

[Pretty sure I meant "grout"]

4/22/04

ive decided to drop out of school again and become a juice taster. how amazing would that be?! [Really? "amazing?"] maybe ill open my own juice/smoothie store. i have this whole dream ahead of me... right now im drinking cranberry raspberry fuze- just for the record, its ok, it kind of makes your mouth feel slippery and sticky at the same time.

5/4/04
i'm going to drop out of college and go to beauty school! after i went to the hair school to get my bangs cut for cheap, i decided i wanted to be a hairstylist, then i scratched that and found my true calling as a chef - i think i could make breakfast in bed all day for the rest of my life , and as of last night im joining the pussycat dolls. what are they? i mean it cant be that hard, they don't even dance in synch. if that doesn't work out, i can make a living designing and selling picture frames!

2/28/05
so i have a plan- after i graduate, (since ill never get a job) ill apply for ten thousand internships in new york, chicago, and dallas. then ill move to dallas for a year, live in a studio apartment, work at jamba juice by night, and be the little bitch to an advertising agency by day- hit the gym on my lunch break and order take out sushi every night. this will be the first half of my life, and at the end ill make a cheesy soundtrack for my life, seduce matthew mcoughnaghy in my sweet bachelorette pad and call it a romantic comedy. and when i get bored of being a corporate career woman, ill go down the desperate housewife road, check out a few gardeners, you know how it goes.

In 2007 I was quoted in a local magazine:

Health care communications is drawing more women. Recent [journalism school] graduate Daci 23, spent the last year working in public relations at [ad agency], but she will pursue a graduate degree in public health this fall to balance her PR background. “I’ve become passionate about health, and I want to find ways to get the message out about healthy behavior,” she says.

Let's be real. I was obviously misquoted. My original quote went something like this:

OMG can you believe 1 of the olsen twins is anorexic?!? i must help her. in grad school, i will learn how to teach anorexic girls to love their bodies -- and maybe even lizzie mcguire too!! what if she has an eating disorder??? omg. no lizzie! you're beautiful! anyway, i'm going to go to grad school and it will be just like on tv. like on grey's anatomy, how they are doctors? they had to go to grad school too! and maybe i'll marry a neurosurgeon. sigh...

I'm calling on anyone with a blog who reads this to participate in Flashback Friday! It doesn't have to be a journal, old pictures would be pretty funny too.

Flashback Friday: Speaking of Lindsay Lohan

Looks like I owe Lizzie McGuire an apology as well. She wasn't the only tv princess in my heart:

April 22, 2004

first and most importantly, i know ive said before that the olsen twins were not very cute babies- i would like you to know i fully retract that statement!! they were definitely, officially the cutest babbas ever!!!

btw i can NOT tell them apart!!! how do you do it, someone teach me!!

April 27, 2004

by the way - did anyone else try to download 'i cant wait' by hilary duff and end up with WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US by joan osborne?!!? who does that?? who lies to poor innocent hilary duff fans like that?

May 1, 2004

sorry guys ...

lindsay lohan is the new hilary duff.

May 2, 2004

ps where can i start buying big drapey dresses like the olsen twins wear? oh wait, that only works when you're 5'1'' and 95 lbs. oh well. ew i always read my journals after i write them and HATE the way i sound... but hey what can i do, im obnoxious. oh well.

I completely remember buying that brown blazer because I remember seeing one of the Olsen twins in a blazer in a tabloid.


May 24, 2004 [Are you as shocked as I am that I went 22 days without mentioning a teen idol?]

i have a new role model. her name is lorelai gilmore, can i PLEASE be her when i grow up?

May 30th, 2004
by the way im officially obsessed with cameron diaz. shes hilarious, she seems like she would be the most fun person in the entire world. plus shes the only person in the world to make tartan look cute. pretty sure i need to be her when i grow up.

June 4, 2004

speaking of lindsay lohan.. i was just thinking about how in mean girls, janice insisted on saying cady's name like it was pronounced... "caddy"...like "catty". smooth, tina fey.

If you're sick of hearing about child stars, don't worry, this will probably be the last recap of my early 20s days of idolizing teenagers (and Cameron Diaz). I wax poetic on many, many other topics.

Also, I'm just going to throw out a giant, comprehensive [SIC].

Flashback Friday: This is What Dreams are Made of

If you were my friend when I was 18-23, I need to apologize.

When I was looking back through old journals for my bright idea of Flashback Friday, I realized that I used to be (maybe I still am) really, really annoying. But the specific reason I'm apologizing is that when I looked at my journals from this month in 2002 - 2004, I realized that I mentioned Lizzie McGuire, the Olsen Twins, or Lindsay Lohan in NEARLY EVERY ENTRY. I'm not exaggerating. How did anyone put up with me?

Below, May 2003: The Aftermath of The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

May 4th, 2003 11:28 pm
i think all of my friends saw lizzie mcguire this weekend. but not me :(

May 11th, 2003 6:05 pm
it seems that me seeing this dumb movie [Lizzie McGuire] was just not meant to be.

May 12th, 2003 7:24 pm

i finally saw lizzie. i hate her. she is a shot to everyone's self esteem.

May 15, 2003 4:22 pm
omg the matrix reloaded was awesome!!!@@@! **
the other day i was like, when i grow up i want to be lizzie mcguire.
now im like, i wanna be trinity!! i want to be both.

[**Present Daci note: One day I should compile all of my "movie reviews", because I found similar in-depth reviews of Shrek 2, Finding Nemo, The Italian Job, and X-Men 2. I also found an entire entry describing how I was in love with Nightcrawler from X-Men 2, but I'm just going to leave that alone.]

May 24, 2003 3:10 am
watching ange dance+sonic w/ loud obnoxious boys+watching lizzie for the third time!+dressing like lizzie+not being a spaz like lizzie+realizing that we'll never be lizzie

June 2003: road trip to Texas. We decided that 1) our cowboy hats were awesome, and 2) the Olsen Twins were better than Lizzie McGuire. So naturally, if you were wearing your hat you were an Olsen Twin. If you took it off, you were a Lizzie. Sigh. Really, Daci??

And, bonus! May 17, 2002 I was in California visiting my brother and sister-in-law and I guess I had Lizzie on the brain then, too:

11:58 pm
We drove down the 405 like OJ in his white Bronco! And i went to the club where Lizzie McGuire hangs out! OH i saw where the guy who created friends lives. he has a fountain in his front yard. There are so many malls here, WEEEEE!

~May 2002.



If you couldn't tell from the title of this post, from now on I'll dig out more treasures from my past journals every Friday. Stay tuned - I just get cooler and cooler.