Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Wore my new shirt to school but it was pretty shitty happiness wise. I’ve decided that lunch always brings me down. Mario’s flirting with “Holly” now — instead of making fun of her accent. No fair. (Huh?) Went to Shannon’s after school and Phred came. 🙁 Walked home. Had soup with Mom and Kathy. Went to Dad’s and babysat Rebecca. I’m making money! Talked to Sean there but not about much. Came home and went to bed.