-Lena Dunham on my favorite character on television, Girls’ Adam Sackler
August 8, 1996
Hello! I finally found time to write. I was taking a theatre course that ends tomorrow. :( It was so fun! There is a really cute guy in it. His name is [Boy Six] and I think he’s really hot! He is so sweet, too! I flirt with him alot, and I think he likes me. I think I’ll tell him that tommorrow!
I am so jealous of the other girls in our class because their “boyfriends” are in this class & they cuddle alot! Ohhh! I want to cuddle with him and kiss him, but I think he has a girlfriend. DAMN IT!
Tomorrow should be fun! Gam & Jamie are here and we are all having alot of fun! My nails are growing! YES!!
Well, I’ll talk to you later!
<3 ya (& [Boy Six], too)
PS Sarah [Boy Six’s Last Name]!?!?
I LOVE HIM!!!
(drawings of lots of hearts)
[scribbled at the bottom of the page:]
August 10, 1996
I decided I don’t really LOVE [Boy Six]. I just think of him as a friend.
June 20, 1996
School is almost over! Only 1 (1/2) day left! (Today is Thursday.)
I keep wishing that on the last day of school either [Boy One] or [Boy Two] will kiss me or something. I like them alot. If [Boy Three] kissed me, [Girl I Hate] would be soooo jealous. Oh well!
I am fat. People say I am skinny, but my thighs are huge! I need to exercise. Maybe next year I’ll be more sophisticated and they’ll all be after me! (yeah right)
The only bad thing about [Boy One] is that he is spoken for. ([Girl], an 8th grader) He also has a few zits, but they’ll be gone by next year. He’s also really popular, which I’m not really. Even though I love him, if he asked me out I might say no. I’m not sure it would really work out. Oh well. Life’s a bitch.
(peace sign) (heart) (drawing of what looks like an apple?),
June 13, 1996
Hi! It’s me again. I’m almost on my way to school but I have a couple minutes.
[Girl I Hate] - a bitch. She took all my friends away and convinced them I was an idoit [sic] somehow. I absolutely hate her. She also tells secrets.
Let me get something straight here - I HATE SECRETS WHEN I’M NOT INCLUDED AND EVERYONE ELSE IS. I get the feeling they are talking about me.
I still love [Boy One], [Boy Two] and [Boy Four].
I have a terrible memory. Luckily, I had enough foresight to keep a diary for the worst years of every girl’s life: 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. I’m home this week and thought I might share some of the best entries.
June 3, 1996
Hi. My name is Sarah and this is my journal. It’s going to be a “whenever I want to write” journal, not a stressful daily ordeal. Right now I am in the middle of some really stupid HW and I needed a break. So let me start by telling you some secrets.
[Boy Name]. I think he is (so) hot. I also think [Another Boy] is hot, but [Girl] flirts like heck with him so I guess he’s hers. I also like [Boy Three], [Boy Four] and [Boy Five] (he’s okay). I hate [Boy Five]. He’s an ass (hole).
Well I better do my HW since I want to watch TV at 8:00 and it’s 7:30 right now. Talk to ya later! Chow!
This is a great read, especially for lovers of Community: Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs & Megan Ganz Roundtable. (via Splitsider, where else)