Monday, December 31, 2007

UmmLayla gets Mortified
I suspect that many of you fellow bloggers kept a diary/journal when you were you angsty teens... I think most bloggers are writers at heart, and many people who like to put thought to pen keep a journal...

Anywhoo, I wanted to share with you a book that I found at The Virgin Megastore in FL, Mortified. It's the journal entrees of teens and preteens that originally found life as a stage play. I really enjoyed it and it inspired me to go to my dad's house and dig up my journals that I kept from about 9-18 years of age... And in true keeping with the spirit of the book, I will share an entry from one with you:

Thursday, April 5th 1990
Well, all's quiet on the (my last name) front! Yesterday, I did well in the lacrosse game. I'm definitely not in danger of losing my position (as team goalie). And I asked Alex if he likes Jenna. He didn't even freak out he just said, "Yeah, but only as a friend." totally calm and serious. So I'm sure he's not lying. Oh baby, my man and my position are safe! At OM (Olympics of the Mind) Alex and I both cut our fingers up with those retractable razor blades while we were cutting some cardboard. It didn't really hurt, but my mom wants me to get a tetanus shot since I haven't had one in ten years and the razor was so dirty. Oh well, I'm sure I won't die. I'm getting lazier and lazier as the end of the year gets closer. Soon I'm gonna just veg out! Speaking of veggin out, just about a month ago I became a vegetarian. It may seem odd but I feel better and I feel like I'm not hurting anything for my food and that's a good feeling. I've pysched myself out so much to refrain from meat that even the thought of eating animal flesh appals me! It's odd, before I loved steak and chili and chicken pot pie and turkey breast. but now I couldn't dream of touching it to eat. But in science I'll still dissect and stuff, I have to!!!!! What good would a doctor who didn't be?

Thursday, April 12th 1990
Whoa! Today has been just a blowout! I went off on the OM team about screwing around and not getting anything done. And at practice Jill (the coach) asked Selena (a teammate) and I to talk to the lacrosse team about their "bad attitude" towards practice lately. I was glad though they all really shaped it up afterwords. OM was different. Alex has decided that he kinda likes Jenna. (Bleah!) So he has to show off for her and screw around and shit and I'm getting sick of it. He can be cool though. Like tonight he rode home with us and i had on glasses and he actually told me I looked good in them. It was cool. but his shit with Jenna is gonna piss me off. I just hope he'll get over it pretty quick. Jenna likes Jason anyway. I don't know, I hope he grows to hate her!j/k (just kidding)

Adult me says...
I was about 15 when I wrote those. See I told you I was a geek. Olympics of the mind and all! LOL Seriously, I never even dated Alex... But I would've been smart to, last I heard he was at MIT;)


Now fellow bloggers, I am challenging you to get mortified! Pull out that journal and post a page or too, come on. If I can do it you can. Leave me a comment if you are planning to do, it would be cool to make the challenge on your blog too if you do. I'm waiting!!!!


Amira said...

Salaam sister,

I had so much fun reading your last post I believe I will take you up on your challenge. (I just have to go find that diary, lol) I'll let you know when I'm posting it.

UmmLayla said...

Yeah!!! I hope you are the first of many. I thought it was kinda cool to read through my journals as an adult... A window in time.

Mona said...

What a great idea. Thankfully I destroyed my diary long ago!

Aeryn said...

Did my comment get lost?

Amira said...

Salaam Sister!

Just wanted to say, that i did post some things out of my Diary. Come over and read!


UmmLayla said...

yeah it did Aeryn! Can u post again?

Aeryn said...

Asalaam alaikum Sister,

I don't remember all of what was in my old comment, lol. But, insha'Allah this will be close. I know I kept a diary occasionally as a child, but we also moved a lot and I really have no idea where any of my diaries are now. Perhaps it is for the best, lol. I was a geek too, so don't feel too bad, lol. I did science olympiad, math COUNTS, all of those things, quiz bowl, etc.

May Allah bless you and your family,


(I do remember my PS)
PS: my parents had shmoo's on the back of their car for their just married sign, I remember seeing it as a child, but I think that is long gone as well.

Anonymous said...

I will do it. It's a great idea! I'll work on posting it to my blog sometime tonight.