Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Journal Journeys: Then There Was You

Some of you may recall a few weeks ago when I posted this post: Journal Journeys: The Doorbell Ditch. As I had mentioned then, I've been rereading through my old journals. Here is more of THAT story... Just keep in mind that I was 15 1/2 and a bit of a dork... :)

Thursday May 12, 1989

...[writing about other boys]...Then there's Eric. His family moved into our ward at church a few months ago. I have had the biggest crush on him since the first time I saw him. I really like him and I think he might like me too, but I can't always tell. Anyway, Eric seems different than the other guys at church. I guess time will tell if he likes me too.


Sunday May 14, 1989

[This was the entry of The Doorbell Ditch in which Eric basically makes it known to me that he likes me.]


Wednesday May 17, 1989

Tonight at church I saw Eric. With other guys that I used to flirt with, I always knew it was just infatuation or for fun. I never really had strong feelings for any of them. But Eric is different. Not only is he totally good looking, but he is kind and courteous and totally funny, and well, just plain great! Little does he know I think the world of him. We get along so well, he seems perfect. He comes from a family of six kids and I come from a family of seven. I daydream about him all the time and fantasize that we'll like get married one day and have like ten kids or something. But, it's just a fantasy, and he would probably think I was weird if I ever told him that!


Saturday May 20, 1989

Yesterday when I was on the phone with Eric, he told me he would take me out as soon as I turned 16 and am allowed to date. That is like six months away. So, as you can imagine I've been in seventh heaven all weekend. We always have the best conversations. We call each other like every day. Our phone calls last for 2 or 3 hours and usually we have to hang up because his mom doesn't like him tying up the line. I wish they would get call-waiting, like we finally did. At least now my parents rarely tell me to get off the phone.


So... totally dorky, right? Yeah, I told you. Anyway, as you can tell, I was totally twitterpated over this guy; he was like the cheese to my macaroni. He was the moon to my darkness and the stars in my eyes... stay tuned for more tomorrow! (like slowly ripping off a band-aid...you're welcome.) :)

11 comments:

springbubble said...

that makes me want to blog about my high school suitor named Eric. how does it feel to flirt? gee, was my life all that dull? i didn't have that kind of life when it comes to boys. i had always 'separated' myself from them. i mean when i was in high school, i was kind of cold to them (that i realized just now). i never entertained suitors. i never flirted which makes me think how much fun i missed. and that is because i was afraid to disappoint my parents and let them think that instead of concentrating my studies i'm having fun with boys, which is so silly. but anyway, did Eric turn out to be your first bf?

Yaya said...

Cute! I love how eloquent your writing was!

Susie said...

Isn't it fun to go back and remember? We were so innocent back then.

S Club Mama said...

I used to like going over my old journals (I've been keeping one since 4th grade). But I threw away my ones from high school when I got engaged to Big A. No need for me to relive the past! Too bad I can't erase those memories from my mind, too. :S

But I like going back to my journals now...reading about how sweet my husband is and cuddly my big baby used to be. :)

debilyn said...

so very sweet, em! being able to do something like this just proves the value of journaling... i think so many of us can forget what we were like, what we felt in years past. how lovely to go back to something concrete that helps you remember...

Cassie the Sassie Lassie said...

AAAHHH!!!! THE SUSPENSION IS KILLING ME!!!!!! He sounds really sweet. whatever happened to him? (like, what is he doing now?)

EXCITEMENT ALL AROUND, EMMA!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ok, I need to know. Did he take you out when you were 16 or ditch you for some other tramp? I MUST know!

lilianril said...

I have never been much of a writer. I think I tried to write a journal when I was younger for a whilr, but gave up on it. There are things that I miss not remembering clearly, but there are other things I'm still trying to forget. Plus, my parents read my sister's journal, so it's probably good that I didn't have one... Your writing was interesting even that long ago - a sign of things to come.

Tulsi said...

It is so funny to remember that we used to use the "land line" as the main phone then!! We only had a corded phone, too. A few months ago an old crush (we never dated) told me he had a crush on me in HS so I reread my journal from then. It is so funny. We'd crushed each other through HS and only dreamed. To bad we weren't brave back then. Wonder what would have happened. Makes for some funny reading.

RhondaLue said...

I love it!

Megan said...

You were able to express your feelings a lot better than I ever was at that age! haha! Love it!