Senior Ball with K.This very short blog series is from a recently discovered print-out (dot matrix on perforated computer paper) of a short-lived journal that I kept during the final semester of my senior year at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA — in 1987.

I have replaced names with random initials, though those who were in my life during that time will easily be able to figure out who everyone is. I have also kept everything as is with helpful clarifications in [brackets].


February 26, 1987

Senior ball went pretty well for me. Nothing happened between K. and I but it was still fun. It won’t be quite as memorable as L.’s but then I think I’ll pass.

It ended up that night that V., B2., K, and I stayed at my house the whole time. During the dance K. and I were talking about L. and B. and she asked me what L. was looking for. I told her that he was just looking for a fling. She said that B. could be a fling. Then I asked her if she was a fling. She told me that she was just looking for nothing and that B. and her were just looking for fun.

I took that as a major hint.

Then when I didn’t kiss her goodbye I decided what to do about J.

I went over to J.’s house Sunday and we sat around and talked for a couple of hours. She is pretty intelligent and she acts much more older than she really is. We had a truly good time talking. I guess I’m with her now and it really is fun. It still seems weird that I’m with her, she’s only a sophomore. We’ll see what happens.

Today was officer training day for JA [That really cool Junior Achievement program]  at Proctor and Gamble. It was fun we talked most of the time but we still got a lot done.

To be continued on April 6, 1987.

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