Here's some stuff from when I was twelve.
Jan 2, 1979 Dear Diary,
Today was a good day. Julie went to Anna's. Me and dad went shopping at Safeway. We went back and forth finding things.
So, I'm wondering... was it Julie being gone that made it a good day, or the excitement of grocery shopping with dad?
Jan 15, 1979
Today _____ looked at me. (names have been deleted to protect the innocent)
Jan 16, 1979
Today I didn't get to go skating. I was really upset for awhile. I think _______ knows I'm alive now. I hope he likes me.
I continued to document every time this particular boy looked at me. I think he talked to me once. I'm pretty sure I pulled that off like satin -- you know, smooth.
A bad day:
Today was terrible. Mom was grouchy. I didn't feel good and Julie was noisy.