Bruce Reyes-Chow, 1987This 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 5, 1987

D. thinks that I am being a geek because I am starting a journal. Oh Well. life’s hard. He’s a geek too just because he’s black. It sure is a good thing we’re such good friends. D. just said that he is scared for me. K. called me last night. but I wasn’t home, then I called her back and she was talking to someone else, then she didn’t call back. Oh well, I just hope she calls tonight. Everyone agreed that out of everyone I fall in love the easiest, I guess they are right.

February 5, 1987, 9:00pm

I just got off the phone with K., I asked her to the basketball game but she said she was going out with B. to a Davis dance. Then V. called to see if I wanted to go to the Bella Vista dance. I don’t think I’ll go. I’ld rather go watch the game. F. called to tell us that everything was okay with E. I sure am glad everything worked out for him. I wonder what’s UP with me and K.? I guess I’ll just get to know her a little better and we’ll see what happens. Everyone seems to like her and I think she’s really nice not to mention AWESOME! Who knows, maybe in the future. I am going to take it really slow because I remember what she told L. about how she needs her freedom. The last thing I want to do is scare her off, after all, I’m taking her to Senior Ball. Who knows?

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