August 7, 2006
It’s about time I write in here. Today, Meryl, Eddie and I picked up sticks and logs from the big tree limb that fell into our yard Saturday night. So that was actually okay. And I should let you know…. David broke up with me in June. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was a Thursday. So anyway, then he went out with Samantha Talky and now he’s going out with this chick Alexy who lives in his town with him. So, I’m glad he moved on. I HAVE NOT! I still *kinda* like him. But I can’t. I did meet the guy from across the street from the cabin! I don’t know his name, but I’m going to find out! Well, TTFN!
<3 Ava Estelle <3
Present day me: David was my very first boyfriend. We didn’t live in the same town, we met through a summer camp. We talked on the phone and on AOL instant messenger. It was fun back then. Now as an adult I’m glad I had a safe experience with my first boyfriend.
June 26, 2006
Today our foreign exchange student, Adela came. She’s from Spain and she doesn’t know much English. But she knows enough. We went to the park down the street and we played cards. Crazy Eights! It was okay, I think she was overwhelmed by mom though! But she was okay. And tomorrow Marina is coming to Band Practice with me so she can meet my teachers. And everybody else! I hope she likes it here.
<3 Ava Estelle <3
Present day me: I remember the day Adela arrived at our home. She was nervous and wary of us at first. She got to sleep in my own room, and I slept in another room that was considered the upstairs tv room. I think she may have felt she was imposing since I lost my bedroom while she was there. But overall, we had fun experiences with her visit and I learned more Spanish!
June 21, 2006
Wednesday, 10:32 pm!
I don’t know why but I’m seeing double. It sucks. Well anyway today Meryl had her third flute lesson at school and Eddie and me played tennis in the tennis courts. It was really hot out so we only played for twenty minutes. Then we went into the school, got a drink and walked around it all. It felt weird being in school in the summer. So after Meryl’s lesson we biked home, it took us half an hour but it was okay, I guess. And then (this is the best part) when Mom got home at 3 we went to the bank to take out money. $200 I never had that much REAL money in my hands before! I withdrew it because I got a NEW DIGITAL CAMERA!!!!!! It is soooo awesome! Nikon L4! I LOVE IT!
Bestest Camera Ever! (In cursive flowy writing)
And yeah, they gave me a $10 gift card for buying the camera, and my mom got a queen CD with it! Also she bought me a memory card and I bought some rechargeable batteries. My camera uses double A’s!
Ava Estelle <3<3<3 😊😊😊😊😊
**Walmart suggestion: Go to service desk and ask to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway**
Present day me: I remember this day well. This is a really good memory for me and I loved using that camera!
April 10, 2006
Today I told Hillary that I hated her!!! Ohh! The power!! Haha! And so Amy told her that too! So me and Amy are over the Hill-bug! Yippee!!!
<3 Ava Estelle
**another Walmart suggestion: “Walk up to an employee and tell them in an official tone, ‘Code 3’ in housewares….and see what happens.”
Present day me: I decided to include this one as well, albeit it’s length, because it really showed the audacity I had at that age to tell someone how I felt about them. Looking back, I did it for the hell of it. This was all done over AOL instant messenger. It’s not a good situation to be in as friends, girls in the 7th grade. I’m not proud of these actions.
March 28, 2006
I know it seems like the most boring day of the week, but it’s not, I guess. Today I went to school and rode my bike around with Eddie. Yeah and downloaded musaq 4 dad! I’m listening to Jungle Boogie by KC & the Sunshine Band!! Awesome song! Anyway, I gotta read and stuff so, ttyl!
<3 Ava Estelle <3
Present day me: I had somewhat of a struggle to include this entry or not because of it’s length and lack of interesting information. But I like it still because it reflects how I talked and wrote when I was that age. So I decided to include it anyway.
March 9, 2006
Yep! March is now here! Amy is going out with Gabe AGAIN! Yep, the one she always got into fights with. But now, she is “in LOVE with” Jerry and she wants to go out with him now! Yep! And guess what (what!) Jerry will go out with Amy, but he also wants to have s-e-x with her. Amy said, “He just started thinking about it” so yeah. What good friends I have!!
<3 The One and Only! (all swirly with cursive writing)
P.S. I think me, Alex, and Paula are going to Wal-Mart on Saturday!!!
** A cut out suggestion, from a random forwarded email, to do at Walmart, saying, “get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in peoples carts when they aren’t looking.” **
Present day me: I find it hilarious I had that taped into this journal. There are other suggestions taped among a few pages in this spot of the book. At the time I only thought throwing condoms in random people’s carts would be good fun, but as an adult I can realize that it would not always turn out that way. I don’t remember going through with the list of things to do at Wal-Mart.
February 1, 2006
Today was a normal day at school! Spanish is like now my favorite class, but then I don’t sit by Tabitha, or Paula or Wendy, or any of my friends in that class. ☹ It’s a downer, cuz then idk it’s just a boring class, SOMETIMES! I still <3 it. Yeah well it’s Wednesday and I deep cleaned the bathroom! Whoo hoo! My mom said I had to wipe everywhere, even the floor and I did! So yeah! It’s 8:33pm and I’m getting kinda tired, so ttyl! I love that book!
Present day me: Going to reread TTYL when I get a chance!
January 23, 2006
I keep wanting to put 2005 but 2005 is over!! It’s 2006 people!!
Anyway, Amy isn’t mad at me, and I’m GLAD! Yeah, today was the first day of second semester! So now I’m in reading and Spanish! Tabitha is in my Spanish class and in reading there’s the same people that were in my health and art class. Yeah, the only problem is that Amy was mad at me this morning before school cause I don’t know. She completely ignored me when I said hi to her and waved. So yeah, whatever that tells ya. Ummmm, so what to say, Amy wore mascara today to school and Hillary said she looked kinda like a hooker!! Yeah that was kinda harsh, but whatever. Hillary, Tabitha and Samantha hate her, Courtney of course, agrees with Tabitha on it. So yeah… that was the day! So much fun!
Ava Estelle <3<3<3
Present day me: I always signed off on my entries with my name and hearts or whatever doodle I was into at the time. This entry made me laugh reading it today as my 29 year old self. I don’t have relationships with any of these people any longer.
January 22, 2006
Yep 2006!!! This is my first official diary entry! Yahoo! I guess. So yeah, today I found out my best friend AmyBlouse is a prep. Well, her other friend Madison had something to do with it. Anyway, Madison stayed at Amy’s house last night and today they hung out at the mall together! And the store Hollister, is Amy’s favorite store now. And everyone says Hollister is a prep store. Samantha Talky one of Amy and my friends hates Amy now, and they got into a big fight online before and Samantha called Amy a bitch and that’s how it went, Amy started crying. I was mad at her a little bit but then not so much. Me and Samantha kept copying and pasting convos on aim of what we said to Amy to each other, and we’d laugh. But that’s all over now and my hand really hurts so! Ta-Ta-for-now!
Still 2006! (Same day) It doesn’t seem like it though! Oh well. Anyway, I was thinking that if someone said, I love you to their “significant other” while they were “going out” not dating would it really be an “I love you?” That most adults (while they’re dating) are worried to tell their “significant other” or “partner.” Anyway, “going out” means the same thing (kinda) as dating but I’m not sure. Whatever.
Love always and forever!
Present day me: This entry was the beginning of a journal I started in 7th grade. I had many friends and got caught up in plenty of middle school drama! I’d spend time talking with my friends on AOL instant messenger. Sometimes it’d get pretty catty, I regret the way I handled myself now, but back then it was a different time in my life.