January 5th, 1952
Well what’s up my fellow bloggers?!?! Long time no see…or should I say, long time no type? Haha. Sorry I didn’t write much, I was way too busy with other things. Where should we start? Hmm, did I mention I got kicked out of school again? That is like my fifth time….I think? Haha I lost count. Anyway I finally arrived in NYC tonight, checked myself into the Edmont. Which reminds me, the weirdest thing happened to me when I was relaxing in my room. I went to my window to check out the scenery and what not, and in one room I saw a man and a woman spitting their drinks in each others face. How strange is that?!?! In another room, I saw a man wearing women’s clothing! I needed to get away from this weirdo–infested hotel. I decided to go out and party. It was quite late actually, but that didn’t stop me. The sun never sets on Holden! I called up Faith, asking her if she would want to hang out and she rejected me by saying that she needs her “beauty sleep.” Beauty sleep? What’s up with that!? She offered to hang out the next day but I said NO. I hung up and went down stairs. The hotel has this intriguing night club named The Lavender Room, which I took no hesitation in checking it out. In the club, I met these three chicks from Seattle (they totally wanted me). Everything was going good until they revealed their disgusting passion for movie stars. How can any one like movie stars? Movie stars are the ultimate definitions of Phoniness. If I made a dictionary this is what it would say under “Phony:”
1. Not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit That watch is phony
2. Movie Stars; those involved in movie making; actors That Al Pacino is such a phony!
3. False: Your explanation is phony
I got very disappointed, I paid for their drinks and left. My failure in The Lavender Room made me think about Jane. Oh Jane, how I miss you. I would do anything to be with you again. I went to my room and that’s when I started to write to you guys. I’m kind of bored still; I think I’m going to go out again. Yea I guess I’ll check this place out in the Village. It’s called Ernie’s; me and D.B used to hang out there a lot. Hmm…I guess that is all for now. Sayonara!
This blog entry relates to Holden Caulfield’s sarcastic side and his reactions to what he has been going through so far. Our group thought that we could make the blog better with a journal entry and putting ourselves in Holden’s position. We chose the song Move Along by the All American Rejects because it resembled how through every event in his life, he is still moving along. Whether or not his life is getting better or worse, he knows that he is still going to move on with it. “Hmm.. did i mention I got kicked out of school again? That is like my fifth time.. I think?” In this line we brought out Holden’s careless side. He has been kicked out of yet another school, but still going on as if nothing tragic has happened at all. The use of Holden defining the word “phony” illustrates Holden’s personality. In our minds, this is how Holden would define phony if he had the opportunity. Our group believed that this journal entry gave us the opportunity to show how we viewed Holden, using the actions he takes, and putting them into our own version.