A Story Of Boy Meets Girl

A Story Of Boy Meets Girl

A "500 Days of Summer" true story.

“This is a story of boy meets girl but don’t be fooled, this is not a love story. It’s a story about love.” - Fox Searchlight's (500) Days of Summer

The boy (let’s call him George) from upstate New York, just got out of a two year relationship just over a year ago. I would say he was in the transition period of his life.

The girl (let’s call her Sarah) from one of New York’s finest boroughs, thought she wouldn’t truly be happy until the day she found “the one.” Too bad she believed that maybe every guy she met could be “that one.” That idea came from unrealistic movies and a sense of romance she longed for all of her childhood. Sarah had been heart broken in the past, but nothing quite like the way meeting George impacted her.

George was afraid of getting too attached again and letting a possible relationship come between him and his career. Even though he was in a transitional period of life and possibly moving to California, he still chose to take a huge risk and meet Sarah; a decision Sarah would truly respect the rest of her days. George took her on dates and was a total gentlemen. So where did it go all wrong, you ask?

The quote pictured above is a quote about Sarah. Sarah still remembers “the drive” and the good times that made her fall for George. “The drive” was a moment Sarah felt the most comfortable around George. “The drive” was the moment they blasted country music going down a highway that night. They were singing with not a care in the world. Who was going to judge their skill level anyway? Sarah thought that having similar common interests would have been enough. But eventually, she would be proved wrong.

Was Sarah falling a little too fast for George? I think that it’s all a matter of opinion, but certainly all signs pointed to a possible relationship. George, through actions, led Sarah to fall head over heels for him.

Sarah thought being unique would be enough but later, she would be proved wrong. In theory, the idea was a good thought.

Ultimately, this story turns from a love story to a story about love when George decided to end things.

Sarah was naturally confused, but there was nothing she could do. George had his mind set on his career and keeping doors open for opportunities. It was nothing Sarah did or could do. All she could do was respect his decisions as she did from the beginning. She was left to just love him enough to let him go.

Sarah was heartbroken, but in a good way. She finally experienced love, not infatuation but loving someone for who they are all together. So, did Sarah love George enough? I think she did enough to set him free. If you have ever seen Fox Searchlight's movie, (500) Days of Summer, I recommend you watch it again, but read the quote below first.

I think Sarah was a lot like Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) from the movie. I think she was originally in love with the idea of a person, or "George." Only after things came to a screeching halt, did she actually love George for who he was? George was a man of opportunities and I think in the end she respected that. After all, "some people are meant to fall in love with each other, but not meant to be together." That must have been the case for George and Sarah, as it was for Tom and Summer in (500) Days of Summer.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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