Friday Night Lights

On Friday night, I snuck over to a high school football game on my lunch hour at work. It wasn’t just any high school, it was my high school. They were playing our rival team, as what locals call it, “The Battle of the Bay”.  Every year Newport Harbor High School and Corona Del Mar High School have a HUGE football game against each other.  They are rival schools.

I'm enjoying my real live Friday Night Lights with @bringingupburns tonight.

I met up with Erin whom also attended Newport Harbor High School. She was there with all of her cute kidlets.  Erin was also surrounded by screaming pre-teens.  I think it was worse than hell. These girls and boys, no more than eleven or twelve years old, we OBNOXIOUS.

I am so glad that we did not have social networking while I was in high school.  I remember having a pager in my senior year, but we didn’t have cellphones….eighteen years ago. Yikes, I’m aging myself.  These kids were running around taking pictures of each other with their own cellphones, and then posting them on Facebook.  I knew this, because they were sooo fricken loud.  Erin and I just kept rolling our eyes.  At one point, I leaned over to Erin’s daughters, and pointing to all of the kids behind us.  I told them, “please, don’t ever be like this, you don’t want to act like this.”  Her poor daughters kept putting their hands on their ears.

But really, the best part of the game? We won!! When I arrived at the game, Newport was losing, and then they caught up! Victory! We won the Battle of the Bay!

And I am not looking forward to the screaming pre-teen and teen years. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive.  I swear we need to teach a class to our junior high schoolers and high schoolers about proper social networking and what not to do.  I’m sooo very afraid for our future generations.

7 comments
Becky Mercado
Becky Mercado

Still enjoy rivalries from high school days....My sons live in Newport. One of them used to live across the street from that high school. Anyway, my husband coached football and I tell you I've been to many many games.

Joni
Joni

haha pagers. how lame do those seem now with all those secret number codes we used to have like 911 when we wanted someone to call us back right away?

Megan
Megan

ugh. shoot me now... im NOT excited about middle and high school...

Angie
Angie

Isn't it scary?....How those kids act, I mean. I've had to attend WAY too many high school football games in my years since high school (for my job) and if I NEVER have to attend another, it will be too soon. The thing that always gets me is how many young kids are at those games. I don't remember elementary and middle school kids being at the games when I was in high school. And I couldn't agree more - some kind of social networking class should absolutely be mandatory and I think middle school would be a good place to start. Glad your team won. My high school football team was awful! And unfortunately, they still are.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I'm not quite sure I will be able to survive till high school. I will have to have my co-workers give my son a strong talk.