Dear Diary

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  1. jenny_o says:

    I burned all my diaries years ago. The entries ALL consisted of “I wore my x-colour pants and my y-colour sweater and I saw A.Z. in the cafeteria today.” I’ve had to face facts: some of us have it and some of us don’t 🙂 (This is a big part of why I don’t have a blog!)

  2. Lil says:

    I’ve been keeping a diary (journal? What’s the difference anyway?) since I was 12 – 40 years of drivel and I still have all the books. It’s scary really. And totally cringe worthy.

    And RUSH!!! Oh my, how l loved (and still love) Rush. You are one of the rare women I know who was into Rush. And Barry Manilow. Eclectic tastes to say the least. “Oh Mandyyyy, when you came and you gave without taking, but I sent you away”….

  3. kmkat says:

    I have never kept a diary, mainly because I imagined reading it later and cringing, where “later” could be “one day” or “fifty years”. (I cringe easily.)

    Last Saturday you were in the Twin Cities? Hmm. Sometime you must return to Duluth via my house; it’s only about 50 miles out of your way. And you would have the thrill of driving from Frederic, WI (13 mi north of me) to Superior through the nothingness that is northwestern WI. You would see one casino and a lot of woods. Period.

  4. Bone says:

    Aww, you still listen to the radio! That’s so quaint. And possibly my newest favorite thing about you.

    No mention of the Gabe Kaplan card? I was watching an episode of Kotter the other night that he wasn’t on! Turns out, according to Wikipedia, he only appeared in a few episodes during the final season due to a contract dispute.

    And lastly, before I compose an entire diary entry myself here: Who is this Joe, and what is this Twirp to which he said yes?

    “Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place where as a child I’d hi-yee-ayed…” (I’m confident Axl was referring to your perky locks there.)

  5. Leigh Ann says:

    have you ever heard of Mortified? It’s a stage show where local folks read from their adolescent/teen diaries, and it’s painfully hilarious. There’s also a documentary on Netflix. It makes me wish I had kept more consistent journals. I still wish I could. There’s something beautiful in documenting the mundane.

  6. Shelly says:

    I relished this more than my morning oatmeal (which I really love). And is that an authentic Barry Manilow ticket stub? Ahh, the memories.

  7. actonbell says:

    I wish I’d known about your dislike for Garrison Keillor before I’d made a certain past was meant in the best possible way 🙂 And I’ve kept a journal all these years too, and quite identify with how cringe worthy they are–either that, or simply dull. I’d expected more from my basic training journal, but lo, it mirrors the hurry up and get bored time I was having.

    I am impressed that you saw Barry Manilow–that would have been fun, indeed. And I wonder if perhaps we saw RUSH the same year…

    Great post, as usual!

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