Sunday, February 22, 2009

sunday diaryah #10

Yay! We've got some good ones here!

"Feb 22, 92
Dear Diary,
I wish I could spend a day with Kevin Costner, he wouldn't have any work and I wouldn't have any school. We'd go everywhere, and we'd be real good friends afterwards. I could get me and Pam into the acting business. It'd be great!
Bye!"

"Feb 24, 92
Dear Diary,
I tried on my bathing suit, I look pretty good except my butt. I wish I was a little smaller, and same with my thighs, and I wish they weren't so wiggley. Alice N. said she knew Chris and she said she's going to write a letter to him and ask him out for me. Of course I wouldn't be able to go unless I went with a group of friends too I love him! Or I could go to the movies with Pam and Nat, then he could go with some friends and we could just sit by each other.
Bye!"

"Feb 25, 92
Dear Diary,
Tommarow we're hopefully getting a puppy, and Natalie's getting a perm, but we have a science test tomarrow. If I get a good mark, this will have been a perfect week for me! Last week wasn't so good! I wov Cwis!
Bye!"

"Feb 26, 92
Dear Diary,
Today we got our puppy! She's a retriever, and we named her Buiscuits. My science test was so simple! Our boys basketball team kicked butt, and I saw Dennis for the last half of the day! But I don't really like him anymore, I'm stuck on Chris. This has been a very good week! If I could only see Chris again, it would be practically perfect!
Bye!"

"Feb 27, 92
Dear Diary,
I love Chris! And I haven't seen him for over a month! Buiscuits is still very shy, she's mostly lonely. My week is still going pretty good, I got some plants today, Pamela came over and played with Buiscuits. It was fun. Oh yeah! Natalie got a perm! It looks nice on her! I'll list everything good that happened this week.
a) I look good in a bathing suit
b) Alice is telling Chris I like him
c) got out puppy
d) Natalie got a perm
e) easy science test
f) G.C.J.H boys basketball kicked butt
g) saw Dennis the whole afternoon
h) got new plants
i) living room is almost finished
j) bathroom is half finished
k) me an Pam haven't argued the whole week
l) Tanya said the Lord is pleased with me
m) Natalie thanked me for being such a good friend
n) we got a new cat

14 things good happened!
Bye!
p.s. so why do I feel so lousey?"


I'm going to start making more alphabetical lists. They're so much funner than numerical lists.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

sunday diaryah #9

Just a few entries this week, I guess February was pretty busy when I was 12.

"Feb 15, 92
Dear Diary,
Today was pretty exciting, Uncle Alan, Gail, and Amanda came down, but I haven't seen them yet because they came a little late. Natalie, Pamela and I fixed up the cabin today, it looks pretty good!
Bye!
p.s. I just read a very scary Christopher Pike book!"

Feb 17, 92
Dear Diary,
Last night we slept in the cabin with Gail and Amanda, it was fun!
Bye!"

Feb 21, 92
Sorry for not writing for so long. It's been a very busy week! I am very tired and sore, because my knee and I were in a small accident. I'm tired because in the past week I've only got about 15 hours of sleep.
Bye.
p.s. I still love Chris!"


And on a side note, I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. Mike and I made the most delicious steak dinner ever: delicious wonderful medium rare steaks (I CAN'T eat well-done steaks, pregnancy or no) with beet, pear, and feta salad, followed by apple blueberry crisp with ice cream and a crappy movie (Wedding Crashers; pretty standard boys club comedy). All of our food ended up being pink (ACCIDENTAL ROMANCE) and I will maybe write a rant blog about the movie.

Also, I'm feeling really good these days, just a bit tired in the afternoons. My belly has popped out already and I'm gonna need maternity clothes asap. I'm feeling a little cabin-feverish though, I'm gonna have to get out and see friends soon. I'm also totally bored with facebook, but since I'm awful about using the phone I feel like I have to stay on it. The fact that it's my main connector to the outside world is kind of depressing. I may have to figure something new out. Like... real life???

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I started a joke...

Okay, I have a joke, but word of warning: I'm going to use it someday, and this blog counts as copyrighting. It's so good that I have to tell it though. It came about in back and forth emails with my friend Ben:

A bunch of zombies rise from the dead, and because they are new at being zombies, they wikipedia what zombies are and what they're supposed to do. One of the zombies can kind of read, but was dyslexic while he was alive, so when he reads, "zombies eat brains" what he actually sees is "zombies eat Brians". He then leads his undead army into the city in search of Brians.

This leads to a massive scene of zombies lurching in the streets calling, "Brrriaaans, BRRRIAAAANS..." and people being like, "are they saying brains or Brians?" Right when that person asks their friend that question, a zombie pops up behind him and yells, "BRRRIAAANS!" and the guy is like, "my name is Gary!!!" which deflects the zombie's advance. Eventually the zombies start getting hungry because they've only found a couple of Brians (given up by friends and family, or foolishly wearing name tags), and soon they starve and the zombie disaster is over.

Good one, eh? I think so. Now, if you see or hear this in a show or skit in the next few years, be SURE to alert me, sos I can sue their assess and make MILLIONS.

And now listen to this song: "I Started a Joke", by the Bee Gees. I can't imagine anything more hilariously tragic than someone telling a joke that depresses the entire world. Listen to the lyrics, it's golden!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

sunday diaryah #8

Heads up: the following entry deals with puberty, and it's graphic enough to make ME cringe, so, you know... heads up.

"Feb 8, 92
Dear Diary,
Today David had his birthday, Pam and I decorated his cake, one was a dinosaur cake and the other was a car cake. Natalie woke us up this morning, she was so annoying! I started my period yesterday, its pretty heavy, but it came after about 36 days! I think puberty is the most annoying thing on earth! (besides leeches and mosquitoes) I leaked a little last night. We went sleding with Audrey and Annalee, Nat didn't come though, I'm glad she didn't! I still love Chris! I haven't seen him for a long time!
Bye!"

"Feb 10, 92
Dear Diary,
There is a new guy in high school, he's from Austrailia, he is very cute! I wish I had an Austrailian or English accent! I can immitate an english accent expertly, but I'm afraid if I start to use it, people will think I'm acting stupid.
Bye!"

"Feb 11, 92
Dear Diary,
Nothing really exciting happened today except that I got my mid-term report for L.A, I'm doing really good in it! I love Chris. I made a special valentine for him, I'll probably never give it to him though.
Bye!"

"Feb 12, 92
Dear Diary,
I was wrong in my last entry, something very, very terrible happend yesterday, about 20 min after I got off the bus, Steven and Kevin W found their dad's rifle and decided to play with it. Steven accidentally shot Kevin right in the heart (the gun was loaded), Kevin died instantly, worst of all, they were home alone. Nothing interesting happened today... hopefully.
Bye.
p.s. I knew both of them, they were a couple of really nice kids."

"Feb 13, 92
Dear Diary,
Today I got my new bed set, and there was a pie auction. Today has went well for me. I can only hope that others have had the same.
Bye."


"Feb 14, 92
Dear Diary,
Today I went to Kevin's funeral, it wasn't very sad, I felt happy and peaceful. We went sleding and John A. was there, he's certainly nicer than Mark! Pamela and Diana are sleeping over tonight and we're going to clean up the cabin tommarow. Natalie had a bad night, Heather was a grouch (she was babysitting her) and Andrea stayed out all night by lieing.
Bye!"


I feel like I should give some context to the tragic entry. I didn't actually know the boys that well, they rode the bus every day and were quite a bit younger. Kevin's death was a huge blow to the community. Unfortunately, funerals were a common part of life in Cherry Grove, there were a lot of young tragic deaths and a lot of old timely (or tragic) deaths. I don't remember grieving a lot though, just taking part in the respectful silence while it lasted. The community always picked up and carried on, although I imagine that if I would have had the perspective of an adult, things would have felt much sadder.

Sorry for the downer entry.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

sunday diaryah #7

Here we go!!!

"Jan 31, 92
Dear Diary,
Today at school was boring! But when I came home, Pam, me, Nat, Svea, and Sam went to Sam's house and played around. I got home around 12:30, had a shower, and now I'm writing in my diary. We went sleding too. I DO NOT like Amanda's attitude! But me, Pam, and Sam all LOVE Chris! Especially me!
Bye!"

"Feb 1, 92
Dear Diary,
Today we went ski-dooing all day! We went and saw the island, it looks just the same!
Bye!"

"Feb 2, 92
Dear Diary,
Today was Fast & Testimony meeting, there was alot of tears! I know part of a poem, it's about a boy who has a wild bird for a pet and has to let it go, here's the last verse, "And as far as I could see, she was flying back to me! And then she came up, And she pooped right in my eye!"
Bye!"

"Feb 3, 92
Dear Diary,
I saw Dennis today, I think Vince likes me, and I LOVE CHRIS!!! The reason I think Vince likes me is because yesterday when I was at his house, he was acting really weird when we got there, (me and Pam). And then he started singing the song "Sarah, Sarah, there's only one girl like you!" I really like Chris, he's perfectly perfect! There's no other guy who can match his attitude, except maybe Dennis came pretty close! I hardly see him anymore! I truly do love him! And I'd better promise myself never to give up on him!
Bye!"


*As a side note, Vince is my cousin. Teen girls aren't great at differentiating which crushes are appropriate.

"Feb 5, 92
Dear Diary,
Sam, Annalee, and Sarah are in a BIG fight. Sam tried to be like Sarah but thought she didn't deserve it so now she's almost as bad a Chrissy! Poor her! Annalee and Sarah tried to talk to her but she just blew up! They all left mutual red faced, and more sad about their friendship than ever. And Sam thinks EVERYONE is mad at her, so Kjersti is going to talk to her tomarrow. The camp in May may be delayed, roumor has it that Sam is inviting guys to it and none of our parents like that! So everyone that can't go to that one will go to another one I think Sarah and Annalee are setting up.
Bye."

"Feb 6, 92
Dear Diary,
Today we went skiing at Kinisoo. It was fun, I'm a pretty good skier! Sam seems to be feeling better, Nat said she phoned her last night just to make sure, that was nice! She still seems mad at Sarah though.
Bye!"