Wednesday, May 16, 2007

One less thing to do... This morning I finally finished transcribing my 8th grade diary. It's been a long hard slog through the misty watercolor memories of the windmills of the corners of my 13-14 year old mind. One of my favorite comments written about a typical entry, consisting of the usual 'went to school, came home watched TV, and went to bed variety was: "This is a really boring post". I couldn't have agreed more. You think was boring reading it, try living it. If you haven't read some of it, try to force yourself. You'll be a better person for it. It's the least you can do for this skinny, sad little kid pictured above...

7 comments:

Frankie said...

I loved reading it and am sorry to see it end. Thank you for sharing it!

Perhaps it piqued my interest because I have an 11-year-old son, or perhaps just because I'm nosy. At any rate, I honestly did enjoy every word.

You brought back so many memories of TV back then.

Johnny C said...

Thanks... you're comments kept me going when I didn't think I could write, "Science, I.A. English, or 10:00 - Mary Hartman" one more time.

It is interesting to peek into the mind of an adolescent. The things I was shocked at were my angry diatribes about wanting to kill people.

Frankie said...

You know, I would have commented more but then I got to thinking -- maybe he's wondering why in the heck is a crazy homeschool mom reading my blog? We're not all conforming, obedient sheeples -- some of us are free thinkers. (just in case you were wondering.)

I actually did take a lot away from your blog. It also reminded me of my childhood -- I think I'm only two or so years younger than you. I had my grandma's old black and white tv in my room and tv was my friend, when I had few others.

Those angry diatribes are normal --at least I think they are -- albeit shocking nonetheless. Think of all those raging hormones...gah!

I loved the photo -- you were a cuite.

I love the women's magazines you've been posting. I kind of have this thing for that period. Have you seen the movie The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio? A lovely mom of 10 kids in the 50s and 60s who wins prizes to keep their family from starving by her literary wit. I think you may enjoy it, maybe not.

I'll shut up now.

=)

dirk.mancuso said...

I love the collar. And I agree with Frankie -- you're a cutie!

Aaron said...

I enjoyed the entries that I read...it's nice to to know someone else liked the same TV shows back then that I did!

And yes, what a cutie! Who knew that that cherubic face masked a homicidal lunatic? :-)

Aaron said...

Oh, and I especially love that you had a teacher named Mrs. Particle. That's the richest! We had one named Mrs. Wasoba. I think that's the most unusual name we ever had.

David said...

Frankie, I loved The Prize Winner of etc., etc., as well! Best thing Woody Harrelson has done. Besides Cheers,of course...