Thursday, April 08, 2010

Mortifying, But Too Good Not to Share

For most of my teenage years, and well into my twenties, I kept a journal. Here is a particularly priceless excerpt from one of them, written when I was 14 years old:

November 11, 1995

  • Go to Smith's and buy more hair dye
  • Wear my walkman 24/7
  • Become an enigma
  • Have different looks daily, i.e. hair, clothes
  • Start wearing cool makeup and jewelry
  • Get a life on weekends
  • Get Aiden!
  • Throw an exclusive, kick-ass party

Verbatim, I swear.


Mandi said...


_+*A Elite in Paris*+_ said...

You sure do like prophecies, right? :)

A Elite

Teej said...

M was sleeping next to me when I read this, so I had to slap my hand over my mouth to keep from exploding into laughter.


And it's third on the list! There are no words to express my love for this post.

Brandie {Out and About Africa} said...

Wow - this is indeed priceless. I have journal entries from when I was 11ish and these things are pure comedy!

Meg said...

Priceless. I can't even tell you! Thought I've got to say, if I had kept a journal back then, I'm pretty sure it would have had a similar entry. Ha!

Ali la Loca said...

~Mandi - I'm sure I thought it was a pretty awesome plan back then. Looking back...eish...makes me cringe. Thankfully it also makes me laugh uncontrollably.

~A Elite in Paris - Love it! Although I never "got" the boy I had a crush on back then. ;)

~Teej - I know, right? So nonchalantly thrown in there. It kills me!

~Brandie - Publish some of those gems, girl! I want to know I'm in good company here.

~Meg - I'm actually quite glad I kept a journal. If I have a daughter, hopefully it will give me perspective on those angsty, self-important teenage years.

Marcia said...

Oh Ali, I laughed at the "become an enigma" and "Get Aiden" - PRICELESS!

Must go tell D :)

Claudia said...

I'm crying with laughter right now... oh how I wish I could find some of my old journals - I can only imagine what would be in them.... however, I fear they would not be of quite the same literary caliber as yours :) xoxo