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Hello! I have the weekend looming before me, I have wine, my child has been sleeping with minimum protest and for hours, and earlier this evening I was thoroughly offensively_mangoed so I am full of Glee and GoodWill for all menkind that comes from laughing like a fool for ages.

And to further glee I shall reproduce some of my favourite things:

Favourite comment left on my journal

An anonymous comment left on a journal entry ages ago in which I compared my son to a ho on account of being 'free and easy with his smiles'. The comment read: "I find this demeaning to both women and children" which I am so in love with that I've been tempted to make my journal title ever since. I always felt it deserved a wider audience, and was gutted when it was deleted a couple of days after it was made.

Favourite Angst

I have also unearthed my first ever proper diary (spanning ages 13-17, the Deepest Angst years) and that thing has been keeping me amused ever since. There is hardly a page in there that is not in some way a goldmine.

The bit which made Angel and me laugh the hardest is the first entry (July 1st 1993) in which I am "standing in front of a mirror trying to assure myself I am not a total failure after all" and critically assessing all my features including: "My lips are okay, I guess, I hope. I've got two sets of ugly teeth"

And while this diary contains much excellent material including Songs and Poetry and Teenage Drawings, and Creative Swearing ("damn damn and damn again! Double damn them all!") I keep coming back to the succinctness of my November 28 1993 entry which reads:

"When she is angry, my mother looks like a monkey".


Poll #1365207 teenage diary friday

Should I make posting extracts from my teenage diary a regular weekly feature?

Yes
18(81.8%)
No
0(0.0%)
No one understands me and I don't care
4(18.2%)

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67threnody
Mar. 14th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
When I was 14, my mom found my diary and read it and wrote comments in it.

It received a nice Viking funeral--being set afire in the toilet.

I cringe just remembering the crap I wrote in it. No doubt now I'd roll around in hysterics.

You can succeed where I failed. Pleeeeeeeeeease post from your teenage diary!
rainsinger
Mar. 14th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Your mother wrote comments in your diary? How awful.

I can't think of parents reading the diaries of their children without feeling a profound sense of violation. I also remember there being a huge amount of stuff (mostly around sexual encounter) I didn't put into my diary for this very reason.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Hello. "Ettchi shitai" doesn't neccesary means "I want to have sex!". It could be just teasing men, or most of the case, it mean, "I want to feel sexy!!!".

残念でした~
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
これからの人生をfeminineな女性として生きようと思う。
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Yes, darling.
Being rough is not femine. I want to stay sweet and elegant.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
This comment is demeaning to both writers and anonymous commenters.
ex_humanfema327
Mar. 14th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
this post is demeaning to both women and children xxx
rainsinger
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
I score again!
dubaiyan
Mar. 14th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
"I find this demeaning to both women and children"
Haha double shame!
rainsinger
Mar. 16th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: "I find this demeaning to both women and children"
I'm not sure how I can top that, but I've been game ever since.
concordantnexus
Mar. 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Wasn't an option for 'maybe, give it a try and see how it goes' so I'll comment here instead.

I started on journalling sporadically in grade school because I had to for various English classes. Further teachers in high school kept assigning journal writing. Given my bro found and read them (I didn't exactly hide them) and the exigencies of fulfilling a school assignment - I ended up writing as if I assumed that they'd get read.

Which means that usually the really good stuff is a cryptic note or not present at all. ;)

These days, I usually fill 2-3 notebooks a year (although I also use them for class notes because I'm weird that way and glom everything together).
rainsinger
Mar. 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
Which means that usually the really good stuff is a cryptic note or not present at all

Heh, yes. I remember doing a lot of encryption, although I subsequently lost the key so now some things are a secret also from myself.
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