Upon a routine 'shift the junk from one pile to another' (or tidy) of my room, I came upon my 1991 diary. A haven for my emotions, my feelings, my ideas, my 'things'. I thought I'd publish selected extracts, because it does show the mental state I was in four years ago. Oh how things change?
Grandad for tea. Soaked while trying to get the FF (Fast Forward - BBC young persons magazine) Year-book. If I will ever find it, I don't know. Sometimes I wonder what the point of life is. I have dreams for the future. Calling for a pizza and dressing as a teenage mutant hero turtle to collect it. Well, they like pizza! School hols are so boring. Mind you, school is even more boring.
Inter-form cross country. In weather conditions of ice and cold winds, then I hated it (Does anyone understand what on earth I was going on about here? I don't.) I hate stupid Dooling (rather large games teacher). 129th. Stupid Games Department.
Belated New Years resolution: Be more cool. Nearly had class detention with Keogh (English teacher - from Yorkshire you know!). Just saved it. Kill Roland Bushell. Just my luck. He's moving into Maths Set One. 20 lessons a week with him. Poor me.
Not a bad day except for Bushell in games, but we won all our matches! BUSHELL'S TEAM DIDN'T!!!!!
Went to Ashton/Hyde and Parker's house. Spent only 49p! Couldn't put any money in the bank though. Now shuts at 12:30. Awkward thickos. I think I'll transfer my account. No offence. I am now thinking about getting an Amiga. Of course, I'll have to pay a lot to pay a lot towards it...
Well, here endeth diary extracts part one. I did honestly write all this. You can see it if you like. I should stress that all extracts remain completely unedited, with no words, phrases or sentences substituted for others. Or your money back!
Sadly this is all true... I don't know if anyone believed it at the time, but these really were entries from my diary when I was 13.
What I'm not sure about is why I decided to put them in Hydra. I presume I thought it was funny although frankly who would have understood it is anyone's guess!