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Friday, November 6, 2009

7th November 1984 (Wednesday)

I didn't give the letter to Arlene (Brad's sister) to give to Brad.  Karina just told her to tell him to ring me up or she'd give him an abusive phone call.  I'm sure he won't ring, he didn't tonight anyway.
Karina and I wrote a letter to Paul today.  It was a really soppy one.  He knew it was from us because he was there when we wrote it.  He reckoned he was going to frame it and Karina said he better because it was probably the only one he'd get.  He took it all as a joke, which it was, but it was also true.  He's so proud of it and said he'd pass it around the bus.
I started my Home Ec. assignment tonight which is due in on Friday.  I skipped my piano practice which was stupid.  I've only got 1 1/2 weeks 'til my exam.
Our Speech Night is coming up in 2 1/2 weeks.  The results came out today and I got an Academic Proficiency award, with 72.6%.  Nine Grade 11's got the same award and mine is the second lowest.  But I shouldn't complain.  I'm 8th out of about 100 Grade 11's.  Karina also got one, she got 81.7% - the third highest.  This is the fourth Speech Night prize I've received.  I've got one every year.  In Grades 8, 9 & 10 I received class prize and this year, Academic Proficiency.  Geoff didn't get an award this year.  Grade 8 was the only year he got one.  He missed out in Grade 9 and again this year.  It upsets me to know I receive a prize and he misses out.  He really is capable of the prizes but he doesn't put enough time into his study.
We got our Biology camp assignments back today and I only got 9/15.  I can't understand how I was 8th as I haven't been doing all that well this year.
Joanne Willett is Junior Dux of the school and my cousin Mason Benning is Dux.  Joanne didn't go to school today so I rang her to give her the good news.  She was very surprised.  Along with Junior Dux she also got four subject prizes, Geography, Advanced Maths, Typing and Business Principles.  She may have got an Academic Proficiency too but I'm not sure.


  1. Although I was a few years younger than you, I can so, so relate to your teenage angst! Your description of you in your profile could be me :) And I am cringing at your diary, only because I know I could have written it myself! I was never brave enough to keep any of mine as I was sure I would die of embarrassment if I ever read it again. I'm so glad you kept yours, however. It's like a time warp and I'm 16 all over again.

  2. Karen, I am so moved by your comment. This is exactly why I wanted to share it. I wasn't only a teenage nobody, I was a teenage everybody.

  3. This is how I fee about this diary too... I burnt mine, scared of what people might read... I so wish I had kept them. I truly love reading each post, thank you Teenage Nobody, thank you very much, xxx