Dear Diary, Part Two
Yesterday I began sharing diary entries from 1982, when I was 16. As I reviewed these entries I noticed the usual issues. Food, desperate attempts at liking girls, and a cameo appearance by Attention Deficit Disorder on March 17.
February 9, 1982
Dad wanted some cigarettes tonight. It's hard to tell him how to avoid cigarettes when I have so much trouble avoiding food.
I saw "Night Crossing" today. I bought my ticket and went in - when Tony said it didn't start for another hour. I had to carry my popcorn around the mall until it started.
[How I got popcorn before knowing what time the movie started is beyond me. What did I do? RUN to the concession stand?]
Andrea is off my "Girls I Like" list. I loaned her my book, and she gave it to someone. She didn't even seem sorry so Good-bye Andrea.
[Actually, does this even require commentary?]
Tonight after school I realized how special Marcia is. She's really a lot like me. I think she's pretty also.
We took Mom to Red Lobster for her birthday. I wanted to go to "People's" but Mom wanted to please everyone.
[People's had chairs with legs that actually looked like human legs wearing funny socks and shoes)
When Mom went to Sweet Adelines, Kelly gave me a lot of trouble. I wish we wouldn't have fought on Mom's birthday.
[Kelly is my sister who was nine at the time]
I tied for 6th at the speech tournament. The judges didn't follow the same rules I was given. They were terribly unfair.
I can't believe I slept till 11:00 a.m. Yesterday after the tournament I was depressed so I went straight to bed.
I got a little more acquainted with Beth Richardson. A man climbed almost all the way up to the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
[Attention Deficit Disorder at its best]
I have been so busy that I forgot about writing in my diary. Also my life had been kind of boring.
I wonder if I'll ever be invited to a neat party. Nobody seems to think I'd be any fun at a party. I WOULD but I wouldn't want to be invited to one where the kids drink alcohol or do WORSE THINGS.
[You will be relieved to know that I often get invited to "neat parties" now where I drink alcohol and do worse things...]