Thursday, 1 July 2010

If I still had my 2nd grade journal, I'd have shown you my entry about Figment but I don't so SOOOOORRY!

Jennie Oh, you guys. I've been keeping a journal since 2nd grade, I believe, but all evidence of my prolific journaling prior to 6th grade has since been lost or destroyed. Actually, I sort of wish everything after 6th grade had been destroyed, as well.

None of the following entries are related, I don't think, but like you were expecting a cohesive narrative from me anyway. Most of my entries are about various crushes (James, Todd, Brandon, and LATER AND MOST EXCITING, two brothers which...weird) or The X-Files, proving that I recapped TV shows before there was (much of) an internet SO THERE.

1. 1/7/1997

So far all I've done today is clean, shower, and watch The X-Files. I had such a strange dream last night. I was at Erica's and I was looking at her movies. The thing is they weren't regular tapes. They were movies on CDs. Almost like LaserDiscs but they were smaller. Then for some reason I went to get on a bus.

[There's more, but I won't subject you to it. I think this is evidence that I totally dreamed of DVDs before they existed. Wait, when were DVDs invented?]

2. 6/30/1997

I am freaking myself out right now. I just watched Scream and now I'm totally paranoid that some guy in a mask and a black robe. I know I'm being really stupid but I can't help it. I had to go to the dentist [nice segue]. I have a new theory on alien abduction. Its really people having nightmares about the dentist. I mean, the bright light, laying flat, the instruments drilling your teeth and probing your mouth. That little sucking thingy could be what people are thinking suck out their brains.


3. I found an entry dated 4/15/97 and in it I'd written "B.T.W." The best part is that next to it, I'd drawn a little arrow and written, "by the way" in case I didn't know what B.T.W. meant later, I guess.

4. 5/1/1996

Today has been a really bad day. My friend is talking about smoking pot. And I thought I knew her. I keep telling myself that she was kidding, but I don't think she would kid about something like that. It seems like everytime I turn around, another one of my friends is making a huge mistake. I know I should tell someone, and I've always told myself if I was in this situation I would, but I don't know who to tell. I've never been in this serious of a situation before.

[This one is my favorite. Not the pot! Oh no!]


mysterygirl! said...

OMG, you invented DVDs! Thank you.

The pot entry is the best. It's so sincere! I totally was that kid, too.

Jennie said...

If I invented DVDs, somebody owes me a lot of money.

Joe G. said...

You may have also invented BTW. I'm glad you wrote down what it meant. What if you had forgotten?!

me said...

That is just great!
..all of it..and because I was curious-
DVDs were invented in 1993 after their predecessor laserdics - which were a mix between records and dvds- 'dvds with a big hole'

..but DVDs weren't popular until 2001.

(i almost wrote poopular.. remember that I Love Lucy episode, anyone? Cause I just made myself laugh.. just me? ok).

Sarah G

Jennie said...

Joe, I'm pretty much just like Doc Brown on account of all the inventing.

Sarah G, thank you for looking that up! I meant to yesterday but I forgot. Also, I'm totally psychic.

eclectic said...

I want so hard to hug you right now! You are just adorable, and I think you may have been right about the dentist-alien link. I'll let you know next week when I take both my boys to the dentist -- maybe aliens will take them! In the meantime, you should tell your mom about your pot-smoking friend. This is serious. :)

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

The pot dilemma sounds like a very special episode of Blossom or Saved By The Bell or perhaps Smurfs.

Actually, I wonder which Smurf would be the first to light up? Jokey, maybe? Or possibly Scaredy, on account of his needing to loosen the hell up and stop being afraid of everything. In other news, I never realized that there were so many Smurfs.

Ashley said...

I just wrote a really long comment and it got deleted :( I don't remember what I said.

Heather Anne said...

Everything about this is amazing. The last entry made me LOL at the end of every sentence. "And I thought I knew her." "It seems like everytime I turn around, another one of my friends is making a huge mistake." Beautiful.

Jennie said...

Shari, I will definitely tell my mom about the pot. She should know.

Sir, it makes sense because I used to watch all those shows. My favorite was SBTB when the famous actor came to their school to do an anti-drug commercial and then HE SMOKED POT. DUN DUN DUUUUUN.

Ashley, :-(

h!a! It's even funnier now because of college.

祐白祐白 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.................................................................

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

Man, that is so true. Well said, Wang Chung.

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