Thursday, March 28, 2013

Feb. 6, 1992
Thursday

Tonight I have cub scouts. Last night they had a morse code class. I didn't want to come. I have to have a secret code I made up. I had one but it's stupid so I won't do it. I have to think of another one.

Thursday is the most boring day of the school week. All we do is have music and learn stuff.

I'm glad tomorrow is Friday.

I'm almost done with my report on president Roosevelt.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Feb. 4 [sic], 1992
Wednesday

I have guitar lessons tonight. We got a stand for me to put my book on when I practice. We also got a stool from the attic. I think I'm getting kind of good. I was sick last time so I couldn't go. I had extra time to practice.

I can't wait until Saturday. We will finally have a game. Then it will be almost three weeks since our last game.

I went to the doctor yesterday. He said I have cough asthma. Athletes sometimes get that. I get it sometimes when I play basketball.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Feb. 4, 1992
Tuesday

Today we had art. We made dragons. Like the ones we made in second grade only smaller. On one piece of paper.

Today we got to choose a president to write about. I chose Theodore Roosevelt.

I have to go to the bathroom. I'll be back in a minute. Okay I'm back.

Tomorrow I have guitar lessons, today Meg has piano, yesterday, Meg had brownies, Thursday, Meg has dance, I have cub scouts, and Saturday, I have a game.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feb. 3, 1992
Monday

I got my new glasses. I like them there black. I have to take them off at night and wear my old glasses at night to watch t.v.

Speaking of t.v. there's no reruns tonight. That's good.

It was fun in gym today. We played that game where you have to hit the ball past the other teams line.

I think I have Basketball practice tommorow.

I don't like this journal.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jan. 31, 1992
Friday

It's been a long week. I'm glad it's almost over.

I have basketball practice tonight. Our game was canselled. They were having a banquet. All the games were not going on. Since I didn't have a game I could go to cub scouts.

Tommorrow I'm getting a haircut. I might get to go to time out. I have 95 tickets. I don't have any homework yet. I hope I dont because then I would have to do it on Saturday.

Tommorow is Febuary. Darn. I don't like Febuary. I don't like Feb. 3, 10, 17, or 24th.


[In parentheses above "canselled", "banquet", "tommorrow", and "tommorow" I wrote "sp" to indicate questionable spelling. "Time Out" was the name of a video arcade in the local mall. "Feb. 3, 10, 17, or 24th" refers to all the Mondays in "Febuary", you see.]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jan. 30, 1992
Thursday

Today we had music. It was not fun.

Brian finished our project yesterday. Except for painting the bottom. I wish I wasn't sick yesterday.

I have a basketball game tonight. We're playing Met trucking. We're going to beat them. We had practice Tuesday. We worked on the same play we always do. We're good in practice, but we never do it in a game. I can't wait untill the week is over. It's been a bad one. I don't know why.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jan. 28, 1992
Tuesday

Brian brought boxes today. We started covering up the boxes with paper. That's all we've done. We're going to paint the cardboard bottom Thursday.

We're going to Disney World this summer. Were going to be in an apartment like hotel with two bedrooms and a kitchen. It will be fun. I've only been there once.

I don't have much to write today.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jan. 27, 1992
Monday

Today isn't a very bad Monday. Today we get to start on our projects. Me and Brian are going to build a pueblo. Brian is going to bring in some boxes the day before Wednesday. (I can't spell tommorow.)

The Redskins won! That's who I wanted to win. It was kind of a boring game. The Redskins were leading all the way. We went to the Britton's house. They were having a super bowl party. It was fun.

We have gym today.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jan. 24, 1992
Friday

Today is Shawn's birthday party. I'm going. I might be late because I have basketball practice from 5:00 to 7:00. The party starts at 7:00.

We get report cards today. I will probobly get an A or an A- in spelling. I probobly got a C in Work study habits or conduct.

Last night at the pinewood derby race Mr. Morris was one of the judges. I was in three races. I won one and lost two. It was fun anyway.


[On the next page is the following entry for the same day, but it's very strange and I have no idea what it means. I think this journal was a school assignment—there's a slip of paper stapled inside the front cover with the words "Matt's journal" and "B+" in a grown-up's handwriting—and this entry might be a response to some kind of prompt from the teacher. Who knows.]


Jan. 24, 1992
Friday

I don't know. I never really thought about it. I guess it's o.k. I try to be like them sometimes, and sometimes I am different.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jan. 23, 1992
Thursday

Tonight I have a pack meeting. We will have the pinewood derby race. My car only wieghes 3 ounces.

Last night I had guitar lessons. I think I learned five notes. E, f, g, c, and d. I'm not very good.

Everybody came to my party last night. All we did was eat pizza, play air hockey, open presents, play with footballs, and play nintendo. I beat Michael Allen on Bases Loaded 3, 23-1. My party was fun.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jan. 22, 1992
Wednesday

Today is my birthday. Do you know what I got this morning. You probobly don't. I got an air hockey table. I tried it this morning. It works. Everybody who comes gets a little nerf football. That's what we got last night. I'm glad the cleaning ladies aren't coming today. My room won't be clean for my party (or anything else). I like it that way.

I have guitar lessons tonight. My party is from 5:30 to 7:30, and my guitar lessons are at 8:00. It works out.
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The view from my 10th floor room at the Royal Sonesta in Boston. I didn't realize I framed the exact same shot both times.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jan. 21, 1992
Tuesday

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. day. That's why we didn't have school.

We won our basketball game last night. It was 43-19. We are 13-0 now. We have practice Friday.

Tomorrow is my birthday. Tonight me and my dad are going to go get some party favors. I am inviting Brian, Carson, Shawn, Michael A. and I was going to invite John, but I remembered he is at Disney World.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Jan. 17, 1991 [1992]
Friday

I like Friday. The week is finally over.

Yesterday night I was supposed to have a den meeting. But when I got there, there wasn't anybody there. I don't know where they were.

There are good things on t.v. tonight. I like Friday because the next day is Saturday.

I have basketball practice tonight. I think I have a game Monday.

It's only 9:41 a.m. right now. Nothing very interesting has happened yet. Exept for a new desk arrangement.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jan. 16, 1992
Thursday

Tonight I have cub scouts. There were some things I had to do in my book. I also need to make a shield. I have not even started on those things yet. Thursday or Friday I had a den meeting. I also had a basketball game. So I went to about the first 15 or 20 minutes. Then I had to go to my game. It must have been Thursday because Friday I was sick. Shawn or Brandon was going to tell me what I need to do in my book, and how to do my shield. Today me and my dad are going to work on my shield. I hate music.
Jan. 15, 1991 [1992]
Wednesday

I did something this morning. My sister thought it was hat day. I was going to tell it was Thursday, but then I told her it was today. She brought a hat today instead.

It's one week until my birthday. I will have my party at home this time. I'm sure not inviting Doug. I hate Doug.

Tonight I have guitar lessons. It was on Thursday, but we had to change it because I have scouts on Thursday.

There is snow today.

Monday, March 4, 2013

[Apparently this journal is actually from 1992, but I kept writing 1991 by accident on some of the entries.]

Jan. 14, 1992
Tuesday

We won our basketball game last night. It was 26-4. I have practice tonight.

I didn't have any homework today. I'm glad to. There is good stuff on t.v. tonight.

I don't have any special things tonight exept basketball practice.

There is snow today. I like snow. I tried to sled on it but it was to fluffy.

Today was kind of boring. There isn't much to write.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The first page from one of my earliest attempts at a journal, when I was 9:

Jan. 13, 1991 [actually 1992]
Monday


Today is Monday. I hate Monday. On Monday I can't sleep until ten like I do on Sunday. On Monday I have to go to school. I hate school. You have to work in school. I hate work. I'm glad I have gym. I like gym. I like going home. When I go home I play then I do my homework. This Monday (today) I have a basketball game. We will win. I hate Monday.