Book of Memories by: Andrew Banicki My Past, Present and Future
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present”. Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda
Table of Content Chapter 1:
About Me - Andrew Banicki
Letter to My Father
Story - First Date
Poem - School
The Future Me
About the Author
About Me: Andrew Banicki
I am Andrew Banicki, age 13 and I am an only child. I am an autistic, kinda weak boy who would rather achieve his goals through brain rather than brawn. I can be shorttempered sometimes and the things I like, I will defend fiercely. People often tell me that I have more in common with, and get along better with adults than other kids my age, which is 100% true. I am usually pushed aside by other kids, but treated like an equal from people twice my age. I live at 983 Armor RD. We have a string of condos across the street, and the bypass just to the left. To the right, There is a sloping hill and when you turn right from that, there is an upwards hill that leads to a dead end. The position of my house means there’s great biking territory and as such, plenty of time to just be in my own head. The neighborhood kids and adults think ill of me so bike rides, and taking the dog for walks is the only times I travel around the neighborhood. My goals are a little bit out there, but I believe with my skill set, I can do it. My preferred job is someone who works with computer and electronics, preferably a video game designer or something along those lines. A shortterm goal for fun is to become one of the famous Youtube commenters I idolize so much. To achieve the latter, I’ll definitely need a good gaming computer, and some good recording equipment. To achieve the former, I need some good education in a respected college, and considerable knowledge on the subject. My final, and most difficult goal is to one day win the Nobel Prize for an amazing contribution to my field and all of science.
983 Armor Rd 9/16/2013 Dear Dad The reason that I’m typing this letter to you is because you are the most influential person in my life and I think you deserve to know why. I know that you’re doing it because you never had a father to tell you these things and you don’t want to make the same mistake. One of the things that you’ve done for me is that you told me how to deal with bullies, injuries, and relationships. No matter how many times I say no when you ask me to go outside with you, you never stop trying to get me to exercise and I think that’s great. To wrap it up, you are the person who taught me the many things in life, and I can never thank you enough for that. Thanks, and I love you dad. Love your Son Andrew Banicki
First Date I have been in love with Morgan Brunner since kindergarten in Mrs. Miller’s class. That is where I first met her. My very first vivid memory of Morgan was when I was invited to her 6th birthday party at the Milwaukee Zoo. I remember that we got to take a limousine to and from the party and it was awesome. Throughout our grade school years we had shared many classes together and had been involved in a couple love triangles where I was not the only one trying to get her attention. The one thing I always had on my side was our shared love of Pokemon. I could always count on her to want to talk about Pokemon during school recess. Jumping to present day, summer of 2013, which always will be burned into my mind. It was the middle of August. I was at the Oconomowoc Days festival across from Imagination Station. I was reluctant at first to go but once I was there I was glad I went. I saw people I knew, met some new people, played a little volleyball in the court to the side of the fair, even scored a point.(Which for me, is a big accomplishment) Just When I thought the night couldn't get better, I saw Morgan, the girl I’ve had a crush on since kindergarten, with her friend Jaeden. I got the nerve to talk to her, she asked me to ride a carnival ride with her. I got on the ride and it was about to go when I suddenly got scared and I started crying. My train of thought was: “I really like her, but this isn't worth it.” I was very embarrassed. :( Carnival rides made me nervous and scared. Even though she had just seen me cry, she did not make me feel bad about myself and acted like it didn’t even happen. At this point I figured I had nothing to lose, so I got the nerve to ask her out and surprisingly, she said yes! We walked all around the festival, we went to the petting zoo part of the festival, and she even watched me sing karaoke.
School Never was there a place of turmoil and pain, than Nature Hill, where I was fighting to remain sane. The teacher’s methods, although efficient, when it came to decency, they weren’t very proficient. I felt like a human test subject, strapped to a table, although the foundation of it wasn’t very stable. Although some people were nice and kind, most other people weren’t in the same state of mind. The rules of the social game I never understood, my approach to get the game, were tragically misunderstood.
Nintendo Power October 2033, Issue 2015
About The Author Andrew Raymond Banicki was born in Springfield, MA. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Oconomowoc, WI. When he reached the age of 13, however, is when his life began to change. He discovered eAchieve online learning academy, where he started and is continuing to discover his own writing style.