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[September, 1988] New Journal, New Crushes

9/13/88

Dear Diary,

I am so nervouse, I am starting the 5th grade. My friend Nisa and me are going to school together. Right now I’m as nervous as hell + I don’t know why. I am going to get Mr. Adams and I wanted to get him, but I am still nervous. It’s probably because I want to make a good impression that’s all.

good-bye diary, hello "journal"

good-bye diary, hello "journal"

In Fifth grade, we were asked to get a Mead Composition Book and start a journal. Since it was part of our assignments to write in it regularly, the entries are more frequent than the sporadic updates I made in the Hello Kitty diary. And since I realized I’d be detailing many more personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings, I rigged my notebook with a homemade security system using electric tape, plastic cord, and a small padlock. Anybody with a pair of scissors could have broken into thing, but I rested easy in the knowledge that my secrets were secure.

Here is the first entry in the Composition Book:

9/15/88

Dear Journal,

Yesterday I bought all of my school supplies. I got all of them ready for the next day. Our teacher is really nice and I like him.

There are these two this one boys I kind of like their his names are is Charles + Bruce.

Right now I finished all my work and I’m really bored.

Being an overly nostalgic person (no, really), I enjoyed rereading my journal entries while growing up. I was also tempted to correct spelling mistakes and had to stop myself from editing the past while reviewing it. The Stalin-esque revisionism to this entry was my effort for me to appear less fickle-hearted, since my crush on Charles outlasted the one on Bruce.  Luckily, I came to my senses and was able to refrain from doing this to the rest of my journal entries.

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  1. Ben Morse
    August 30, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I like that you only had crushes on guys with first names atypical of dudes with yachts.

    • damiella
      August 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

      Hahaha, I actually changed the names. The original ones were more typical of dudes with pizzarias.

  2. Babygirl Karma
    August 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    LOL…love the blog…love the post!!

    • damiella
      August 30, 2009 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you!

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