August 1, 1995
Okay there’s a hurricane (Erin) and it’s going to hit the FL (the Tampa Bay area). I’m scared to death. I’m at Nana and Papa’s. We’ll have to evacute tomorrow. I’m so tired so I’ll write tomorrow.
Okay it’s Wednesday. Erin is a tropical storm. It won’t be going through Tampa Bay but farther up. It ptobably won’t hit here in Homossassa. But as we were fixing the shop (moving stuff, sweeping) there were strong winds, enough to blow me away. And rain. But the wind was causing stuff to fall from the trees. I had to get up at 7:15 yesterday. I saw Clueless with Tina. She came over and we hung out and then helped Nana and Papa put up storm shutters up and threw the pool chairs into the pool. When we got back from the cabin last Sunday, well two the two Sundays ago I had 10 letters including one from Jon. It was 3 pages and I wrote him back. The Braves game was fun but MARTA scared me and we had to buy tickets off scalpers and the game was sold out. We missed the first two innings. We sat in centerfield, the upper deckl We moved around 4 times. The Braves won. The beach weekend was fun. We had a toga party and I got thrown in the ocean. We built sand people (Lindsey, Luka, Josh, and David and me) hung out together. I also got my own room. But more on that later when I am home.
Friday, July 21st 1995
Three weeks ago tonioght I met, fell in love with, and had my first kiss from Jon. Wow. I’m keeping track. The Delgado’s are back and my sister is palying with Steven. We saw two snakes in the creek. I sat on the porch and thought about Jon and camp and about next year if I see him again at camp. I know it sounds pathetic-all the things I’ve written in here about John, but as you see I really like him. Tomorrow is the Braves game, then on Sunday we go home to Florida! I’ll get to see Willow, Charcoal, and see if I got mail from my friend from camp.
I never realized that my eyes are green-gold and my heair gets a reddish tint to it every now and then. We went to a craft fair and shopped. I got these name keychains for Val and me and a Braves shirt (David Justice #23). At a hardware store we went to this old guy followed me around to make sure I didn’t steal anything. Like I’d steal anything. I mean get a life! Got 2 go.
Ps-My sister gave me beef jerky.
I think the PS-Beef Jerky thing was so important because I was supposed to be a vegetarian.
Sunday, July 15th
Yesterday Mom and Dads friends the S’s visited us at the cabin. I had a lot of fun. Mr. S. is going to try and get us tickets to a Braves game. I hope to go. It’s really nice up here. We’ve tubed down the creek, hiked, and picked blackberries. I love it here. I hope to take my kids here when I have some. The creek is one of the best parts of the cabin. I’ve spent hours building dams, trying to catch minnows, splashing, and just fooling around in the icy cool water.
I’ve had a lot of time to think about Jon and my future. I’ve decided to move to North Carolina and attend a Lutheran college near there. Jon is one of the reasons I want to move. I am convinced that we are destined to be together. I haven’t thought much about other guys. I need to concentrate on Jon, hoping he’ll fall in love with me. I can’t guarantee that there won’t be other girls in his life or guys in mine. I just hope he’ll realize that we are made for each other.
We tubed down the creek after dinner. My sister is okay. She and I talk. Sometimes she acts like a friend. She is cool, I guess.
Saturday, July 8
My sister found or actually saw Jon’s name and the word kiss in here. Yikes! I told her a little lie to cover it up. Last night at 10:30 was the 1 week anniversary of my first kiss. Which was real. I got mail today. A postcard from Val and letters from Katie and Carter from cam. I’m babysitting Travis. Well he’s in bed asleep. The Braves are doing well. 8 straight wins. Dave Justice hit a homer. So did Chipper Jones and Steve Avery. I really hate Jennifer A. who babysits for Travis also. She is a blonde dork. I still love Jon.
God this is embarrassing. I hope that Jon doesn’t remember me and never finds this blog.
Thursday, July 6th
I miss Jon. I’m in love with him. Almost everything I think about or song I hear, I remember and think of him. I can’t really picture his face but looking into his eyes. I mean we danced looking into each other’s eyes. Talk about intense. When I hear the song “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss, the song (well one of them) we danced to, I stop what I’m doing and pretend I’m dancing with him. Last night I had a dream about Jon and a song “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” I love Jon. I love Jon. I wrote him and I hope he writes me back.
I went to a pet shop today to pick up hamster bedding when I saw 3 kittens. They were so precious, I wanted to take them home with me but I’m not allowed. They licked and nibbled and rubbed on my fingers and purred. I wish Willow was like that to me. But I think I gave her the impression when she was tiny that I was rough. I manhandled her and constantly picked her up to give her love. I still do but not as much as my sister does. The poor cat meows if she walks by.
The Atlanta Braves are #1 in the AL East and #@ in all of the NL. The Reds hold first. The All Star Game is Tuesday the 11th. In 2 weeks we’re going to the cabin. We have to take Cody with us. That won’t be so bad. But I’ll be in the mountains- cool air and peace and peace. I miss Jon. I miss Jon. I’m in love. I’m in love.
This will be quick because I have a baseball game to obsess over. If you listen carefully you can hear my dogs barking like jerks in the background.
Again, the diary entries are out of order, but at least I talk about Kyle.
I like Kyle. Dave Justice is getten married. Soon I’ll be at Nanas. Our turtle is so cute. My sister is sick. Well gotta go. I’m gonna watch baseball.
I am so happy. I got a Dave Justice baseball card. I really like Kyle. When he looks at me my knees get like jelly. When he smiles I melt. But the prob is we’re just friends. I’d give anything to go out with him. We talk All the time. But forget about baseball. Well soon T. will be here and then we go swimming.
PS: I finished all my [home]work.
Thoughts on the entry above:
a) I included both entries because they were very similar and short.
b) Fawning over Dave Justice really dates me. This was right before he married Hallie Berry and beat her. This was when he was hitting 40 home runs a year and the Braves were hot.
c) Every time I mention Kyle, there is a heart drawn around his name.