Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

I talked to Mario in 3rd and he said, “fuck Courtney.” “Whatever,” I said, “you always say it — but you never dump her or anything.” I think I have a crush — but that’s all. Went to Shannon’s after school. Came to Dad’s. Had dinner, watched “Romeo and Juliet.” Talked to Sean. I love him so much! Tomorrow should be fun ’cause it’s an early release day and I get to go over to Pansy’s house. Yay! I may even get to spend the night with her on Saturday.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Got out of school at 12:00. Went over to Courtney’s and chilled with her, Tim, Sean, and Tommy. Fun as hell ’cause I missed Tim and Sean so much. Came home and watched the story with Mom, Em, and Kathy. Eddie picked me up. Went to Los Tres and then to his house. I had an awful tummy-ache and didn’t eat shit. Watched all the shows. Came home and didn’t do anything but go to bed. It felt good as hell!!!

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

I guess today was okay. Mario really flirted with me in gym. I need to stop it with him, and it’s too bad I like it. His girlfriend Courtney called me tonight and talked about him flirting with this girl Holly. Bitch. I ain’t hugging him again. Talked to Sean. 🙂 Thor called me and we talked. I called Karen. 🙂 Watched the stories. I enjoyed talking with Courtney and I feel bad for ever flirting.

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.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Went to Kathy’s church. Boring. Went to Crabtree. Got 2 new shirts from Razzle Dazzle. Went to Tarboro. Depressing because Eleanor. She said she’s ready for the angels now. Oh, God, please send them down soon. Got home at 8:15. Phred called. Don’t like even a little. Sean called — love ’m to death. Shannon called — love her, too. Looked at “Making Peace with Food” book.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Got up at 6:00 with Bryan. We went to Dad’s yard sale until 11:00. I made $60! Dad, me, Bryan, etc. went to O’Charley’s for lunch. Came home and went to get the lawn mower fixed. Mowed lawns. Watched “Saved By the Bell College Years” marathon. Chilled. Had spaghetti with Mom, Kathy, and Bryan. Bryan’s in a pissy mood. Went and got “How to Make an American Quilt.” Bryan got happier. Yay. Talked to Sean. Yay! Mitch was there. Watched movie. Went to bed.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Wow. This day was cool/weird/nice/surprising. Normal day until after school. Phred stayed after school with me ’cause I needed help from Ms. Griffin and so did he. When we were in the halls he asked me out. Then we went into the stairwell and he kissed me. It was a peck, but it was really good. (Buncha little pecks.) I liked it, but I pulled away. Love Sean so much. Went home and mowed lawn. Talked to Karen. 🙂 Went to Applebee’s with Ed and Em. Talked to Phred. Talked to Sean and told him.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

This morning sucked ’cause Shannon was being unreasonable. Didn’t see Phred much at all. Went to Shannon’s after school. We didn’t get along very well. We went to Albert’s and then Seth’s. Chilled with a magazine. Came home, packed, talked with Em. Came to Dad’s and had spaghetti for dinner. Talked to Phred for a little bit. Then Sean beeped in and I was so happy! We talked for a while and he said he got congrats from Chrissi and Renee on us dating. God, I miss them. Got pictures and I love them! Cut them up for friends.

Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

Today was very slow and pretty shitty. I don’t like lunch very much because I don’t like the people that Courtney sits with. Kristen gets on my nerves ’cause she seems kinda bitchy. Guess I’ll have to get used to it. Didn’t dress out for gym. Phred’s getting on my nerves a bit. Talked to him today after school. Talked to Sean and told him we’re dating and he has no choice/way to get out of it. Don’t think he minds! Cool. Now I’ve gotta teach ’m kissing good.