Dear Diary: Part 2

You may remember this excerpt from my teenage diary that I decided to share while I was on vacation in Mexico last month.

The good news is, there’s plenty more where that came from.

Actually…that’s probably bad news. (Let’s just say I was an incredibly whiney and obnoxious tween. Clearly, not much has changed.)

Regardless, I’ve decided to bare my soul once again and share with you the drama that I like to call “planning my 14th birthday party” and “plotting to become a cheerleader”.

Luckily I’ll be in Ecuador when this goes live–hopefully the distance will be far enough to keep me from hearing the disgusted groans or seeing the multiple eye rolls that are bound to be emitted by anyone who reads the pathetic musings of my almost-fourteen-year-old-self.


July 10, 1998

Dear Diary,

Guess what?! I got a kitten named Muckluck! She’s a sweetie! She was born on May 14, 1998 — a Thursday. She’s really cute and I can’t wait to show her off at my b-day party! (She was an early present!)

My party is going to be on the 22nd. I’m inviting Amy, Sarah, Adrienne, Andrea, Jennifer, Leah and Sam. On my real birthday I’ll be teaching Vacation Bible School so I’m having it early while Hayley is away at camp. I’m going to move ALL of her stuff OUT of our bedroom. I can’t wait.

It’s going to be a sleepover and we are going to watch movies. I think it’s going to start at 6:00. I’m kind of nervous that everyone will be bored, but if it starts at 6:00, then we’ll be done with food and presents no sooner than 8:00! 🙂 We’ll probably start the movies by then. I want to rent “Happy Gilmore”, but I don’t know if it’s appropriate. I hope it’s okay because it sounds like a totally cool party movie! Another good one would be “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. Ahh! I’m psyched!

We’ll have Papa Murphy’s pizza and Costco cake with ice cream and pop. Cool! This was a way easy party to plan. 

I can’t be going to high school in a month and a half! The last day of middle school EVERYONE was in tears. I got a lot of hugs, though. And even one from George! I really like him. I have been finding out some very interesting things lately! My mom asked George’s mom…no, wait…George’s mom told MY mom that he thought I was pretty but too popular for him!?!? That’s exactly the way I feel about him. WEIRD!!!

Right now, our neighbor Kaden is over and he is fascinated with the fact that I have a diary.

I want to be a cheerleader SOOO badly! Cheerleaders are the type of people who always write in their diaries. They also have long hair. I am trying to accomplish both. I WILL grow my hair out and I am trying to write AT LEAST two pages in my diary every day. I wish my hair would grow faster.

Well, I’ve got to go lay out in the back yard and work on my suntan. I want to be the tannest girl at my party!

Love ya!



See what I mean about the groaning and eye-rolling?

In the spirit of full disclosure, there are two things I didn’t include in the above excerpt.

The first are the lyrics to “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt. For some reason I felt it was incredibly important to write them down at the end of this particular entry. Yes, I was that cool.

The second is “Trina’s List of Hotties” which included the names of three boys in my class that I happened to think were incredibly cute. They probably had bleached hair at the time and wore Tommy Hilfiger windbreakers. I’ve chosen not to disclose their names I fear the “hotties” of my childhood may actually read this very blog.

A girl’s gotta have some secrets, right?

An in case you’re wondering, we didn’t get to watch “Happy Gilmore” or “My Best Friend’s Wedding” as they were rated PG-13. I mean…didn’t my parent’s realize I was turning fourteen, so that rating no longer applied?

To this day, I’ve still never seen either of those films. And you know what? Nearly fourteen year’s later, I’m still pretty crabby about it. In fact, I think I’m going to go vent about it in my diary right this minute.

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