December 11, 1980 (age 9)
School is going good. I like when we get the Scholastic newspaper. It talks about things going on in the world like inflation and Reagan being the new President. I'm working on getting more Star Wars action figures. So far, I have Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker. They have more than 50 total, so it's going to take a long time for me to get them all. I'm getting the main characters first. One of the last I'll probably get is the Death Star Droid. He's only in the movie for a few seconds. I still like Heather Spencer. I don't know if she likes me, but she's really fun to talk to. My favorite TV shows are Diff'rent Strokes and Three's Company. I also get to watch a lot of movies on HBO, even R-rated ones. :) Smokey and the Bandit 2 was really funny. My family is doing good. My dad is gone a lot with his job. My mom's around all the time, though. It's kinda good being the oldest, but kinda scary since I'm the first one that has to do things, like I'll be the first one who goes to junior high in 1983. I can't wait for 1983 since that is the year I'll get to see the new Star Wars movie and will be able to find out if they rescue Han, why Darth Vader said he was Luke's father, and who the other was that Yoda was talking about. I hope to get married and have kids some day, but that won't be for awhile. Some nights I wish we didn't have to go to all of the Jehovah's Witness meetings, but mom and dad said it's good for us. Last summer, I slept a few nights out on the front porch. It's really peaceful at night and I don't hear my brothers wrestling and stuff. Usually the papergirl that drops off our paper wakes me up. Sometimes I wish we lived in a bigger town so we could be close to the movie theatre and McDonalds, but at least Schell's Cafe has candy and you can play video games at the Fireside Inn or the Rollin Inn. I love Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. My favorite singers are Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, and Olivia. I wouldn't mind marrying a girl that looks like Olivia.
Too bad we're not the same age. My bike is great. It's called Sky Hawk. It's orange and the seat has a picture of an orange hawk on it. I can outrun anyone in town with it. One day, Danny Lehnertz was trying to get me, but I pedaled really fast and he couldn't catch me.