Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - The End

This certainly has been an experience revisiting this diary. It's been 30 years since I've written it, and almost as long since I've read it. It's been fascinating for me to visit my former 16 year old self and to see what has radically changed and spooky what is still exactly the same. And it's been fun to have my memory jogged about all the hundreds of hours of forgotten television shows that I watched.

Thanks to everyone whose been reading it and commenting. It's been a long, hard slog to transcribe this thing, so it was nice to know that someone was reading. And at the same time very strange. Who would have thought 30 years ago when I was writing this that people all over the world would be able to read this book that I used to hide behind my dresser.

I wish I would have continued to keep a diary through my teen years... I did my senior year, but it was sporadic and mostly filled with teenage angst diatribes. I threw it away about ten years ago in a purge. It's probably good I stopped this one when I did... as I recall the next year was pretty bleak...

Anyway... best to you all and to all a good night.

Sunday, May 8, 1977

Listen... Let's not write in here this week.

I've too much on my mind. O.K.

Saturday, May 7, 1977

Note: No entries May 5-6.

Finally, I'm caught up in here. Nothing much happened today. Uncle Bruno and Aunt Fran came over. I typed out my first short story. It's called: "I Was a Teenage Vampire".

Jeez... I wish I knew where that short story is today... or maybe not...

May 4, 1977

Note: No entries from April 28-May 3.

Oh God! I was in gym when Hazcowitz's called me to his office to tell me that my grades were slipping. But I'm going to get those grades up so I can go up with Cathy.

Wednesday, April 27, 1977

I finally got up the courage to ask Cathy to go up with me at the graduation. Her answer is that she'll think about it.

Tuesday, April 26, 1977

Got a telephone call from Cathy Brown at 12:00.

Note: No entries for April 24-25.

Saturday, April 23, 1977

I'm writing this on the 7th of May, so I'm only going to write the high points of the week.