Yes, I kept a diary, off and on during the 1970s. As you compare the entries below with my life today, you’ll see that these years were pretty damn exciting. My life these days isn’t nearly as thrilling, tho, of course, I do have the blog, for keeping track of such momentous occasions as buying a new door and watching movies about giant alligators.
It’s too bad I didn’t blog during the 70s. I wonder what my posts would’ve been titled. “I Eat An Incredible Amount of Junk Food so you don’t have to”? “I Receive Matching Underwear”? “I Wore a Cape”?
Would any of these entries be worthy of an I Do Things post? You decide.
Janet and I went to the library and met these two boys who squirted water at us and asked us if we wanted a cigarette. I said yes and Janet said no. Then we went to Walgreen’s. They have SO much makeup and jewelry. I bought Snoopy earrings where he’s in a raccoon coat carrying a sign that says, “Rah!” and a pink cat earring tree. Today I tried strawberry yogurt, and it’s even better than blueberry. Tape-recorded us smoking the cigarette.
Today was BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK. Report cards. Yeggh. Straight C’s and a D in Math. I’ve never gotten such bad grades in my whole life. Mom was so mad. Our gym routine is coming along good.
Today was our Progressive Luncheon. Sheri and Leslie brought garlic bread and snowballs with chocolate chips, and Wendy brought a green jello salad. After lunch we played charades and the hardest to guess was A Case of Rape.
Went to Butternut and got bread and chocolate pies. Luv ‘em! Went to Walgreen’s and got Love’s Baby Soft Body Mist. Neat! Rode by the pool and saw Neal and Greg. I think I love Neal. I hate Greg. He used to be so nice. I’ll never understand boys, but I love them.
Hi! Had donuts for breakfast! Then Janet and I went to Tony’s and I got Ding-Dongs. Then we rode by Greg’s house. Then we went to Cock Robin and I got a double-cheeseburger and fries. Then we went to Walgreen’s and I got 6 candy bars and a thing of Certs. Then we went to Janet’s house and had chocolate-chip ice cream. Then we went to my house and read Seventeen magazines. Then I washed my hair. Then we had hot dogs for supper. Tonight Evel Knievel and Miss America are on.
What a day. This morning I went to Marcia’s and we played Find the Stone. This afternoon I called Mary, and she came over and we listened to records. She had also seen Dinosaurus.
Went to Sears with Mom. I got a Rock Flower and four records: “American Pie,” “Black Dog,” “One of Those Nights,” and “Old-fashioned Love Song.”
We opened our X-mas gifts from Sheila this evening. I received a lovely turquoise bra and underpants. My mother received a kaleidoscope. Marcia called and wanted to come over. All we did was read a dumb book. I think Marcia and I should stop seeing so much of each other.
Gary’s got my lunch period! Yahoo Yay Yippie! I felt so nervous about eating in front of him, but he’s so gosh-darned cute I don’t care. I love him! He’s so tall and cute and skinny and nice and sexy and shy and seductive and gor. [Yes, "gor." Apparently I was too overcome to finish the word.]
Went to church and saw Reverend Hall’s mother, who is 80. It wasn’t warm enough to wear my cape. Went to Thom McAn and got blue boys’ gym shoes and blue bobby socks. Also Jonathon Livingston Seagull socks that say “Have the courage to be different.” I’m saving up for a ring, a heart necklace, lip potion, sandals, and mirror sunglasses. LaBelle was on Cher tonight.
Turned out all my lights and listened to Sonny and Cher and The Partridge Family. That is a really cool thing to do. Had fried bologna and whipped cream cake for lunch. Slept from 3-4.
Yeah. I thought so. But don’t worry. Things are gonna pick up around here. YOU HEARD ME! This weekend Dave and I will be trying out a new game. An ADULT game. An ADULT game with the word “SEX” in the title. Also “CASINO”! That means the name of this game is . . . SEX CASINO!
And, whether you like it or not, I will be writing about Sex Casino next week.
Now that’s gotta be more exciting than Snoopy earrings, right?