I spent this weekend enjoying houseguests and attending some of the activities at a singles conference my church was having here in Huntington. I have all sorts of thoughts swimming around about THAT experience that I intend to post later this week but since some of the weekend reminded me a wee bit of high school, I want to post this first.
I'll admit, I sort of like Avril Lavigne. I don't own any of her CD's or anything but if I had teenage girls who wanted to listen to Top 40, I'd rather they like a girl who appears to have a somewhat authentic personality, writes her own lyrics and always cover her ladybits. She just seems like she's her own person and even when she was an annoying 16 year old wearing those stupid ties, her music seemed reflective of her age. She didn't sound trampy like alot of her peers at the time.
All this is to say that I wish this song "Girlfriend" had come out when I was a high schooler. When I used to watch the boys chase the five or six "hot girls" and think, "I could totally be a better girlfriend than her!". I can picture singing this song with a bunch of other sixteen year old girls on the way to the movies when someone's mom let us take the car alone. Or maybe I can even picture singing it with my friend Seth on PCH yesterday. Because quite frankly, there are still days where," hey hey you you I don't like your girlfriend!"