Friday, August 08, 2008

May 21, 1983 (age 12) - Journal entry

I know I shouldn't have done it, but I couldn't help it. The movie doesn't come out until next Wednesday, but the teacher called my name today and the "Return of the Jedi" storybook was in his hands.

I told Mom about it when I got home and then went out on the porch to take a look at some of the pictures from the book. I wasn't gonna read any of it. I didn't wanna know what's gonna happen in the movie before I see it. That would spoil it. But after looking at the pictures, I was dying to know if Vader was really Luke's father and who the other was (I already knew that Han was unthawed because I saw pictures of him alive in Starlog a few months ago). I read a few pages of the book and just couldn't stop. I finished it in a little over an hour. Now when I go to the movie, it will be like I've already seen it. I kinda wish I hadn't got it. I ordered it through Scholastic for a few dollars. I didn't think they'd deliver it before May 25th. Anyway, maybe they'll be some things in the movie that weren't in the book. I hope there are. Mom's gonna drive us to LaCrosse to see it since it's not coming to Winona right away.

I've only got a few more days of school left and I'm done with grade school. I'm kinda nervous about junior high. I'm gonna have to take a bus to Winona every morning. I really liked just walking to school, but now things are gonna be different. I hope the summer goes by really slow.

I have some new favorite singers since I wrote last time. I like Huey Lewis and Prince and Culture Club. And I love Michael Jackson's new tape, "Thriller". It's got a lot of really good songs on it. I heard that he's a Jehovah's Witness, too.

My dad is still gone a lot. We might go to Nashville and Graceland this summer in an RV.

I have a new favorite video game. It's called Gyruss. You're in this spaceship and you go round and round shooting other ships. The music is REALLY choice. It's the best videogame I've ever played!


Anonymous said...

I like the idea of writing "blogs" from when you were younger. Perhaps I could try something like this later on.

Thomas said...

I highly recommend it, Sil. I've found it to be very therapeutic and intend to compose at least 5 more.

disestablishingpuritanism said...

Great memories you bring back. That's exactly how I used to act too. If it wasn't journal writing, I would do one of three things: play a pickup game like basketball or football with neighbor kids, ditto for a video game on Atari 2600 or Commodore 64 (program some stuff on there as well), or read one of Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators' series. This was a great idea. I haven't thought about plugging in entries from my youth.

Thomas said...

Hello there, Dis. I never had an Atari 2600 and was quite jealous of the kids that did, so never hesitated to go to their houses to play a few games, Pac-Man (though it was extremely primitive) and Pitfall, in particular.

Composing these time-machine entries is very cathartic for me. I encourage all those reading to give it a try. If you don't like what you come up with, there's always the delete button.