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My Friend And I Saved All The Notes We Passed In High School And I Just Found Them Again

It's 2004 all over again.

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Though Tyler was two grades ahead of me in school, at one point we had the same study hall, so we would draw pictures for each other, make each other laugh, and inevitably get yelled at by a nearby teacher.

I don't know when this started, but eventually we ended up collecting the drawings in a folder. Once we were both in college, we began a part-time ownership system of the folder, so we'd each get to spend quality time with it.


Fast-forward to about a week ago: I was at my parents' house looking through boxes of my college stuff when I FOUND THE FOLDER. I knew right away I needed to share this treasure with as many people as possible. I mean, it's basically a time capsule from the mid-2000s!

So here we go. I might as well start by letting you know that we were both OBSESSED with The Little Mermaid in school. We created a harmonization of "Part of Your World" and sang it all the time. Years later, we would see The Little Mermaid on Broadway. This is Lil' Merm, like, if Ariel was a punk singer.


But because we were both into ~theater~ (Tyler more than me — he's now an actor!) a lot of these drawings ended up resembling elaborate posters for plays and musicals.


Veruka's Revenge: The Visit to the Factory is clearly a very compelling sequel. I don't know why I always wrote so much text on every one of these, but I assure you, it's not even worth trying to read.


You may have noticed that a lot of Tyler's posters have "The Alamo Casting Company" on them. Well, that was the fake casting company associated with many of these productions. I even have some letters between Alamo and another casting company I made up. We were meticulous.


And this library card pocket (left) and all the stuff found inside of it (right), all of which I 100% do not remember creating or receiving.

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PS — the cutout letters on the bottom right says "Monkey."