Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Got Nothing But Drivel

I went back thru an old journal this week. Have you ever done that? 

Seriously, what drivel. I mean...the angst, the stupid, the…in my case, idiocy.

Was this journal from my teen years? No, my thirties. Mid to late thirties.

I read this stuff, and thought, what are you fifteen? Hell, I think fifteen was easier. Outside of the eighties hair, and the peg leg jeans. What? You had them. Unless you’re younger than me, and in that case, suck it!

Excerpt…

“I was thinking today would be a good day, but I was wrong. What is wrong with my life? Why do I let things affect me so?”

For real?

I’d rather read the teenage years. Now that was angst! That was drama!

For God’s sake, I’m an adult, I have bills, I have love, I have an apartment to clean.

I want your stories. Why? So I don’t feel anymore stupid than I already do.

Give them up.

Zooooves!!

16 comments:

Mike said...

Everyday you wake up and are not dead is a good day.

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Beth said...

Mike: I'm getting that embroidered on a pillow;)

Anon: Ok.

MysteryChick said...

I'm feeling somewhat drivel-y today so I think I should keep my story to myself. At least until I can come up with something cheerier.

Beth said...

Chick: You share right now missy! J/K:)

IWS Radio said...

You should hand your journal over to Jayman and let him do a live, dramatic reading of it on the air. Cheers and Zoves!!

Matt-Man

Jay said...

I should have kept a journal. It would have been so full awesome like "well, guess I'm just gonna sit here and watch TV alone tonight" every single day. That's pretty exciting.

Jay

Beth said...

Matt: It's dramatic enough on it's own, it needs no reader. Although that would be funny;)

Jay: Ha! I think so:)

sybil law said...

Oh, God. I've read the pure shit I wrote in my 20's, and made myself cringe. Never, ever advisable to read old journals.

Beth said...

Sybil: You are correct, they should just be burned!

Knight said...

I've been drunkenly writing on cocktail napkins when I'm alone at bars for the past seven years. They are usually pretty embarrassing. Let's see if I have one in my purse now...Yep here we go, excerpt dated 5/27/10
"Oh hell I don't know what I'm doing. I need to be more of a recluse. Hang out alone and silently until I know what I'm doing. Listening to others just makes me make stupid decisions and then I hate everyone." It took me another full year to follow my own advice. Sad.

Beth said...

Knight: Nothing embarassing there. I actually think that's cool. At least you're following your own advice now. I'm still waiting to follow mine;)

bobbybegood1 said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, I so regret not having a jounal when I was young. Shit! Oprah had several of them motherfuckers! I got my first when I was 42. Ain't had one since. Pitiful. Really. Cheers B!!

Beth said...

Bobby: No it's not, it's pretty smart actually;)

bobbybegood1 said...

Why do you say that Beth? What do you mean by smart? I think there's a sacredness about documenting one's life. It leaves a trace of your thoughts. Thoughts are important, I think. At least you could leave it to your children - if appropriate. Cheers!!

Beth said...

Bobby: Honey, no worries, I just feel stupid about the dumb things I wrote, that's all. No children here, but thank you for all of your comments. Keep em' coming!