Friday, January 22, 2010

Are You SuperBad?

OK, I have to admit that my sense of humor can be sometimes juvenile. I love Judd Apatow movies and this one is one of my all time favorites. Jonah Hill (Seth) when he gets on one of his neurotic run on sentence modes has to be one of the funniest guys in movies today. His "slothness" only makes it better.

Last night as I was flipping through the channels after getting Miss M to bed, I caught the last half of this movie (I own it as well). I couldn't resist watching it for the hundredth time. After a while, it made me wonder "What is it about this movie I like so much?" Didn't take long to answer: I identified with the characters. No, not McLovin (though that dude is hilarious), and not Seth. The Michael Cera character (Evan) is a decent representation of me in high school: good student, too nice a guy to have real fun, scared of girls, painfully insecure, and waiting to get to college to break out.

I was a late bloomer. Not until my late 20's did really come into my own becoming comfortable with who I am, confident in my abilities, just felt ok with being me, and honestly, no longer give a crap what people think of me. Freeing, right? It's very rare that I'm intimidated by speaking with anyone or feel there is something I can't do or learn.

I started thinking about this lately because recently through Facebook I've connected with a lot of people from high school with whom I haven't spoken since graduation, or rather, they've connected with me. Most of them are the "hot girls" from high school who wouldn't be seen talking with me back in the day (or at least that's how I felt about it). Instead of me painfully admiring from afar like Evan in Superbad though, now they are all contacting me. What the hell was I so scared of back in the day?

It's been nice I must say and kind of flattering having all the "popular girls" chasing me now. Just like me, half of them are single parents now looking for that second partner. A lot of them still look great too. Lots of flirty emails have been flying back and forth and there have been some phone calls, but nothing even close to serious, plus, I'm still with Hot Girl and that is going really well at the moment. Just having fun.

Funny thing about high school is that at the time, everything we're going through seems SO serious. If only we knew then what we know now.

Is there a movie character that represents you in high school?


T said...

I'm not sure if there's a movie character that represents me in high school. I was quiet, shy, and insecure until the end of sophomore year when it was discovered amongst a large diverse group of people that I could sing. The next two years, I knew or became friends with LOTS of people from different groups. I was in a band and that made me a little "cooler" but still not cool enough to get the hot guys to see me as anything more than a cool chick. Singing only masked the insecurity, I guess.

I love these movies too. Juvenile humor rocks.


Senorita said...

That movie was ROTFLMAO funny. I could watch ita hundred times.

I was an awkward mess in high school and I was a late bloomer as well. Mid twenties is how long it took.

MindyMom said...

Hmmm, I dont think there is a character who didn't live w/either of their parents by 14, had a fake ID to buy beer and get into the clubs at 15, and had their own apartment and job at 16. Obviously I hung out with people much older than me as well as with my high school friends and I've always had friends from all walks of life and peer groups. Call me diverse I guess.

I, too, love Judd Apatow movies. :)

Travis said...

Man, I couldn't watch it because it felt awkward as I was Cera's character in high school. In fact I watched Nick and Nora's and man... I think he symbolizes many of our youths.

Plus... I love Arrested Development.

BigLittleWolf said...

Entertaining post. FB is a great tool for the high school connections, years later. (Stranger still, when you don't recognize some of the people who contact you!).

Character in film... hmm... not film, but TV. Think Cousin It, with glasses. That was early HS. Then I went overseas, and came back with a different look. Geek-chic, with contacts.


Swati said...

err....the awkward duckling who loved to study all the time character (who, unlike the movie characters, never broke out of nerdiness)...who was that character again? oh yeah, me.

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