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flashback #2 // a peek into my diaries from yesteryear

Here it is, friends: the second installment of a series where I share tidbits from journals I kept during some of the most awkward times of my life.

Before we take a dive into the mind of a pubescent, I’d like to share with you a recent awkward moment:

Honk if you love dance team captains!

Yep. That’s me in the top right corner. With white eyeshadow I thought added a touch of Gaga but turned out to look more like a sunglasses tan. This is really just to remind myself that I will likely be perpetually awkward in all that I do. I’m starting to embrace this part of myself, and accept that I’m pretty much just a late bloomer!

Anyway, the first installment of this little series, which you can read here, was inspired by a lovely little diary I kept in grade school. But this one, my friends, is going to be a real treat, straight from the mouth of a fourteen year old. I’m still recovering from perusing this particular journal, by the way!

Let us begin . . .

6/4/2002

Bare with me journal I’m not good at keeping diaries. Are you my journal or diary? Journal. Diary is too girly, and I won’t say Dear Diary or Dear Journal cuz that’s just annoying and it gives me goosebumps. So anyway Donegal and I are writing a X-Men II version of our own. It pretty cool.

I’m moving in 20 days. Sad but sweet–bittersweet.

I love my handwriting.

Anyway, gotta go, I’m getting pooped!

(I think I might still have that Composition Notebook with our “screenplay”. Complete with illustrations. I might have to burn it.)

6/5/2002

This is my super-sexy-star list (S.S.S):

Hayden Christiansen

Apolo Anton Ohno

James Marsden

Heath Ledger

Tobey Maguire

Vin Diesel

Ashton Kutcher

Sean William Scott

I’ll add more tomorrow!

Bye.

(I shared this entry with Wes and he asked “Who the heck is Sean William Scott?” When I simply replied “Stifler,” all Wes could say was “Oh my God.”)

6/11/2002

Moxie: use in place of “cool”.

(You can also substitute the name Catherine for the word “cool”. Seriously)

6/22/2002

Haven’t written in a while!

So we finished packing and we have moved to Missouri. More like Misery.

Except 4 1 thing.

And his name is Andrew Adkison. He’s the first cute guy I’ve seen in 2 weeks!

(He was a cute dude. No really, he was, and I know this because my ENTIRE diary talks about it.)

Yikes. There are many more entries, but they all go something like this: “So and so is sooo cute, but I’m dating so and so right now.” Can you say boy obsessed!? I had a fabulous vocabulary, too, using words like “pining” and . . . “butthole”. I have to admit, I’d start reading some entries and shout “Oohhhh gurrrrl!” and quickly slam the entry shut. Consensus: I was dorky, pimply, and I did not have it all figured out. But I know I wasn’t the only one.

You we’re like that too, right?

Right?!

Right.

xoxo cat

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