Friday, February 27, 2015

There Was This Time, At Band Camp…

I mentioned in a comment on Maria Zannini’s blog this week (HERE) that I had kept journals growing up, but had no idea where they were. She suggested I look for them, and implied I might learn something. Well, I found them. And well… they really stink.

I was really, REALLY in love with someone and he’s pretty much all I wrote about. Still, I thought it would be interesting to find something when I was in the band (because I really wanted to use that title, even thought I did NOT attend band camp—we just practiced at school during the summer).

Anyway, here’s a snippet from August 12, 1974 @ 10:34 pm (yes, I time dated every entry) and I haven’t corrected a thing:

Tonight Mom & I went to see “For Pete’s Sake” and “Sleeper.” “Sleeper” was weird, but okay. “For Pete’s Sake” was funny & better.

Saturday (the 10th) I got my Senior yearbook picture taken. I hope they turn out all right. I’ll know when I get them in the mail. Whenever THAT may be. I’m still waiting for my paycheck from the job I had in JUNE!!!!! Talk about SLOW! I wish they’d hurry up! Daddy said he could call the Labor Board, but I doubt if that would do any good. You know how school’s are!! (Joke??)

August 28th is the day I go to the school to practice in band. Which reminds me. I better get to the PRACTICING!

Do you think my voice has changed at all since I was 17? I can see that I was a procrastinator then as I still am (practicing was never my thing anyway and I doubt I practiced after I wrote that bit, either. FYI: I played the clarinet). I loved how I capitalized and underlined for emphasis (I still do the caps thing).
 
Those movies I saw with my mom? I remember Sleeper a whole bunch more than For Pete’s Sake. And yes, we saw them back-to-back. That was when you got to see TWO movies for one price. Hard to believe, huh?

Oh, and that paycheck I was waiting for? Well, it was waiting for ME at the school. I thought they were supposed to mail it. Turned out I was supposed to pick it up. Apparently my hearing wasn't any better then, either. Haha!

It was kind of neat going through the journals. I didn’t write every day (the next entry after this was dated September 4th), which is why I preferred using spiral notebooks instead of actual diaries. Writing everyday was hard! (Hmmm… just like posting everyday is hard—see some things DON’T change).

So… Do you think I should post a snippet each Friday? Would that be fun to read? Because I do struggle with my Friday postings (and I’m willing to make fun of myself).

Happy Friday!

Stacy

12 comments:

DL Hammons said...

My memory is so bad now...I could really use a journal like yours to remind me of the past. Of course it would be filled with nothing but angst though! :)

Maria Zannini said...

It's you but it isn't. Does that make sense? I could feel the teenage angst. You might think the same, but it's more mature.

It's kind of a cool experiment.

Stacy McKitrick said...

DL - My memory is bad, too. I can't remember some of the people I wrote about!!! :)

Maria - Oh, I see the angst. Heck, I remember the angst. So glad I outgrew that. :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Pretty sure I tossed my diary from high school, at least I hope I did! I was pathetic back then LOL. I didn't write in it for long--maybe a year. Glad your trip down memory lane was fun!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I don't throw out anything, I just lose the stuff. Haha! My journals started in 1972 and ended in 1979 (when I met my future hubby). Some stuff's not fit to share, but I found it entertaining!

The Happy Whisk said...

I love all the exclamation marks.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - !!!!!!! :) I still use them a lot (as you can see from some of my comments here). Haha!

vampirelady said...

You quoted American Pie wrong. It's "This one time, at band camp." ;)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Too cool. I never kept a journal. I had a diary once - it was filled with stuff like 'Ate Dinner', 'Took a Walk'. Apparently I didn't have the writing bug yet, but I think was like 9. :shrug: A little glimpse into young you? Sure they'd be fun to read. =o)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Steph - Pfffffftttt. :)

Beth - What? No unrequited love? I have TONS of that. It's so funny.

JeffO said...

Definitely 'sounds' a little different. I have a copy of what I consider my first short story (6th grade)--it's kind of embarrassing!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I have a humorous short story I wrote in HS, too. Still debating on whether or not I should share that here. :)