December 9, 2008

My Sweet Diaries

My dear friends Kristy Mangel AKA K-Rock and Angelica Busque (AKA Geli Girl) have been working hard to digitize the embarrassing childhood journals of their own and their friends, transforming terribly teenage angst into adult internet humiliation (hey, I'll bet there's a fetish site for that). ANYWAY, the old journals are heartbreaking and hilarious and I invite you to enjoy My Sweet Diaries.

A special excerpt, from Michelle's Unsent Letters Part 3:

Age: unknown?

Julie,

This has been going on long enough. I’ve always kept my mouth shut before, but now I have to speak out. I feel like I’m being ignored by you! I feel like your purposely trying to make me jealous! You knew I was in your group, but you didn’t even walk with me! Or talk with me! It was always Danielle, Danielle, Danielle!!! “Danielle sit here! Danielle come here!” Why? Just because she’s super pretty & super popular? Just trying to make me jealous with that? But I don’t think you would do something like that! I know you better! So why don’t you ever pay any attention to me in school? Outside of school, we’re best of friends! But inside school you act like I’m not even there! See, that’s what this letter’s about! It’s about why you seem to hate me all of a sudden! Not that I think you shouldn’t have any other friends. See what I’m getting at? I’m willing to forget this whole thing if you’ll talk it out or write it out with me, OK? Understand? Understood!

P.S. Pleeeeeeeeeeeease, feed that poor, starving turtle of your’s? Actually, I’ve had my headbrace for 9 weeks, and I know I haven’t slept over anybody’s since I got it including yours, so, if the only time it ever gets fed is when I’m over, well, it hasn’t been fed in 9 weeks! Jeeeeeeeeeeezzzz!!!!!

Write back!!!

6 comments:

Melinda June said...

That is absolutely awesome.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Isn't it? And they're always looking for submissions, if you know anyone who wrote a lot of embarrassing stuff during their awkward years...

Grant Miller said...

Oh dear.

I saw a book of these the otherday. It was heartbreaking as well as entertaining.

Betty Brown said...

I still have every diary that I have ever written in EVER. I am totally going to send them something. Its humbling and funny and amazing to go back and read that shit.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Betty - you should!!

Amanda said...

Oh goodness, a friend of mine just unearthed a pile of this kind of stuff from our early high school days, we just cringed our whole way through it ... I'm not sure I could let any of it be made public! Maybe when I'm 80 ...