January 3, 1991
"I've been sick since yesterday. Leah's been a real brat ever since I taught her "I ame rubber you are glue bounces off me and sticks to you". I started to feel better this morning but then I got sick again. I can't wait for school to start. I hope I don't look like a football player in my new outfit. bye"
My new diary was a gift for xmas 1990. It took the place of the little spiral notebook I'd been using and it had a lock! In this entry I begin a spelling error that I continue for an embarrassing length of time. I still look at that "ame" in my diaries and wonder how it happened over and over again. The "football player" comment is referring to my new blazer that had huge shoulder pads. As I recall, it was heavily circled in a J.C. Penny catalogue by my own hand and so was my gift from my grandparents. Hot pink and black...oh my.