Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear Journal,

Last week Bob and I stopped at my parent's house to grab some Christmas decorations we had stored in a closet. While we were going through stuff, I found my old journals. Oh boy, were these fun to read. Let's just say that I was a rather dramatic adolescent and that my grammar has come a long way from where it was. Here's a bit of entertainment from March 6, 1998. (Keep in mind that I am typing this EXACTLY as it appears in my journal. For extra effect, I wrote it in orange pen and will therefore type this in orange):

Dear Journal,
I am sick and tired of mom and dad do this do that. Well I don't know when I don't know How but I am going to run away I will pack blanket, quilt, plenty of clothes, watch, scriptures, you, hair stuff, food, lots and lots of mony over 1,000, House keys, bike & lock, backpack Mom's signature, dad's signature, Pens, Pencils, 1 or 2 extremely long books, winter stuff 1 or 2 toys, mainly just food and matches (for fire), I would sneak out at nighttime (2 in morning), pillow, I would dig out the bottom of a tree and, who am I kidding I wouldn't survive winter. Well I gess no matter what I do I AM STUCK AT MY HOUSE WITH MY INNOYING PARENTS!!!

Oh boy, calm down 12 year old Priscilla. This must have been a very 'innoying' day indeed for me to plan my runaway! Just a few comments I find particularly hilarious:

- This journal entry is nothing but an extremely long run-on sentence. I guess in the heat of the moment I had not need for periods.
- My random list of items. I especially love that was planning to talk about taking my parent's signatures with me. I guess I'll have many opportunities to forge their signatures while living in my tree.
- The fact that I am going to live in a tree.

Anything else you find hilarious?


Mico said...

I think it's funny you're going to take your house keys when you're running away to live under a tree. ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, you know, just in case I need to get back into the house to get something. Perhaps another extremely long novel?

Caitie Miller said...

I have two things to say. 1: I STILL (and always) use major run-on sentences when I'm upset. It seems to get the point across much better than if I used correct punctuation.

And 2: at least living under a tree is SOMEWHAT reasonable for a 12-year-old. I ran away at the same age but I went to live on our roof. Lasted about three hours til I got cold, then I went back inside the house.

richard and natalie said...

HAHAHA!!! That is so hilarious! I love reading my old journal entries. Gotta love being dramatic! :)

Melinda said...

Ok that's awesome. That's the Priscilla I remember! :) Happy birthday on the 11th! Sorry I was such a terrible friend and didn't wish you happy birthday on the actual day.