My parents unloaded a bunch of my childhood “stuff” at our house when they stayed with us in mid-July, and although Brandon wasn’t too excited to go through more cardboard boxes, he found all of my journals to be extremely amusing. Let me first start out by explaining that I was a dramatic child. And weird. And if you took the time to read every single page, along with the random year-long breaks in between (I apologized to my diary for constantly leaving cliff hangers), you’d find the different stages of life I experienced. Plus sibling drama, ex-boyfriends, mean teachers, an obsession with boy bands, and poems — lots of poems. Needless to say, we all sat around the living room for a solid two hours and I read my entries aloud until everyone was in tears. Then my parents wondered if I’m actually related to them.
And now… excerpts from my childhood diary. Spelling errors and all.
1. August 12, 1991 – I love
I love my cat Nicki it is a girl we are getting another cat. I LIKE CATS.
A day later…
My cat is very prity she is cyot we play together.
A day later…
We are gitting another cat she belogs to my bother Jon. (Note: We didn’t acquire another cat for a while. I kept lying to my diary because I was so damn obsessed with cats.)
2. May 1993 – Every gold fish should have a proper name.
I got two gold fish there cute. there names are Rick and Jessica.
3. December 25, 1994 – Deep thoughts.
THIS IS WHAT JON IS!!!!!!! Green slob. Green blob. Green poopa wad. His poop is green because he eats his SNOT SNOT SNOT!!! (even tho it’s Christmas he’s that!!!!!!!)
4. December 26, 1994 – Dabbling in Poetry.
Hinky Dinky Little Winky Go Buy Food From My Friend Stinky. Stinky Likes To Eat And Eat So This Will Be A Little Treat!!!! I Skipped Some Pages OOPSY!
5. July 1996 – Future poet.
I made up these new, fun but stupid songs heres one of them: Take me out to the Oregon game take me out to the game. Buy me some ox and cornmeal sacks I don’t care if I ever get back to Oregon City. Where I’ll go down in fame cause it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes your dead in the Oregon game. THE END!!!
6. August 1996 – Rude boy boy.
Today my boyfriend dumped me! Well, really it was two days ago, yeah, it was at a football game an awesome game. We won the other team 42 to 0 and right there he had to do it, he had to dump me. He said Rachel I want to act cool like I have more than one so every body has a chance to be my girlfriend but he really didn’t have any more girlfriends, but… I guess he did. I was his number 1 chose as a girlfriend he said, but he is stupid and I don’t like him anymore. (HA HA HA)
7. April 15, 1997 – Bunny drama.
I just woke up and I kinda still feel sick. I hope its a better day today. We have play practice. Gotta go see ya…
I was wrong, today was almost the BEST day of my life cause I have another pet. A baby bunny it’s name is (I think I’m not sure yet) Spicy Jr. Panecake FooFoo. Its a little baby we found it outside in my back yard without a mom or any other bunnies so we adopted it. Gotta go to bed! See ya!
A day later…
Today the rabbit or bunny was eating a little bit. I want to take it up to my room so I better go and clean it. Bye.
After the cleaning…
ITS NOT FAIR! :( :( :( I can’t put the rabbit in my room and I cleaned and everything just so I could and I can’t! :(
8. May 3, 1997 – Runaway.
Today I am running away. My dad, brother, mom, sister, ect. dont like me. Dad says he would rather have me gone then stay here. :( I know its the right thing to do. Bye.
Later that day…
Ok so the running away thing didn’t work out so well!!!! My dad didnt let me even go out of the house probably cause mom would get mad but I know he wanted me to leave. Oh well. BYE! Rachel
9. May 7, 1997 – Death and Boyz.
Well this is not a special memory but oh well. My bunny died it was horrible. I cried and cried he was gasping for air and it was so scary. He did in his cage. I was really sad. Well I gotta go.
A day later…
Today was okay I guess. I still miss the rabbit. It was so cute. Today Mike gave me a ring and I lost it. I didn’t tell him cause he would get mad. He’s really nice. Mr. K (band teacher) is being a jerk! At first he was really nice! Tomorrow I have band!
A day later…
Today me and Brandon broke up. We went out for almost… a long time. I got tired of him. HE HE HE HE. Gotta go!!!
P.S. I missed my bus!!
10. August 8, 1998 – The boy list.
My boy list. OOOH AHHHH.
1. Justin Timberlake
2. Brian Littrell
3. Lance Bass
5. Nick Carter
11. August 11, 1998 – The pits.
OMYGOSH yesterday Amber made me shave my armpits. See I’ve never had to cause I don’t have any hair there and she made me. Last night I spent the night at Ambzers it was da bomb!
12. September 1998 – Dumped… again.
I’m sad Jeremy dumped me at a football game because I wouldn’t sit with him but before that we went to Brenna’s party and he say by me, had his arm around me and danced with me. He also asked if he could kiss me but I said not today (IM SO STUPID!) Now he’s going out with someone else and she won’t even dance with him! – Rachi
13. January 1, 1999 – Betches be cray.
I know it looks weird: 1999… scary I’m almost 13!! Cool huh??? Okay I’m playing basketball and I’m on the “A” team and a guard. My friend slapped me in the face cuz she’s mad so I thought wut the heck? I don’t have to put up with this crap! Well you guessed it! Shes not my friend anymore and I’m happy-go-lucky!! See ya, Rachi.
14. February 9, 1999 – Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
I dumped Calvin he was a jerk. I’m going out with Ryan he’s really nice and I hope we last long (as a couple). I like him sooo much!
A day later…
Today went okay. Ryan doesn’t really talk that much at lunch when he sits by me. We talked more when were were just friends. Oh well. I might dump him.
15. June 18, 2000 – I’m so fancy.
My friend copies EVERYTHING I do. My clothes, my sayings, my SN on AOL, my hair. For God sakes!! That woman shops in my closet!!!!!
Some thoughts while reading my work:
+ I didn’t like punctuation.
+ I had a lot of ex-boyfriends.
+ The ragey teenage stage probably drove my parents nuts.
I could go on but this post is getting out of control.
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