Category Archives: Diary Friday

Diary Friday: “OK, it wasn’t just a normal assembly. It was a CONCERT from a rock group – Freedom Jam.”

This is a repeat Diary Friday. There is also an update, which I attached to the end of the entry. Every so often I come across an entry that is too good not to share … but is so embarrassing … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “Is it too late to buy a donkey ball ticket?”

Here is an entry from my junior year in high school. I was in love with someone in a fiery unrequited way (“DW “). The first sentence of this journal entry makes me laugh out loud. NOVEMBER 14 I am … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “It’s gonna be a good year, class-spirit wise.”

In honor of the school year, here is an entry from my high school journal, commemorating the start of my senior year (which actually would be a tremendously momentous year for me, personally. I have NO idea what is coming. … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “I LOVE movies like that – with meanings.”

And here is an entry which completely proves the power of cinema. Movies are powerful, they can touch us on a very deep level. Especially “movies with meanings”. For example: This diary entry is from when I was 15 years … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “Do whatever you want to do. Just don’t have a rod up your ass and think you’re playing Shaw.”

In grad school, we had an intense Friday workshop which met for hours every week, and it was called the PD Unit: the Playwrights/Directors Unit. It was a requirement. It was, really, the whole point of going to grad school. … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “All they have here is Irish knit sweaters and skirts.”

Here is an excerpt from my travel journal, written when I was 14 years old, and in Ireland with my whole family. The O’Malley kids ranged from 14 to 4 years old, and, in retrospect, it was quite an amazing … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “Betsy and I are gonna enter the talent show with a tap dance to ‘Stray Cat Strut’.”

In high school my friends and I all went to a summer-camp in Rhode Island which was really special, still exists, and now my friends’ kids go there. It’s a tree-farm, it’s basically a religious work camp. Sounds fun, right? … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “He took requests so I asked for Devo, The Clash, J. Geils, Adam Ant, Loverboy.”

I am 15 years old here. A sophomore in high school. Fri. Jan. 21 Tonight was a Hawaiian dance. I tell you, I was not looking forward to it, because the last dance was a disaster area. I didn’t go … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “I have never seen anything like it. Ever. And probably never will again.”

In honor of the approach of Hurricane Irene. This entry is from my first semester of college. I was about 3 weeks in at this point – living in an all girl’s dorm – referred to by the rest of … Continue reading

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Diary Friday: “I mean – Huey is so so so wonderful.”

My first concert was at the Providence Civic Center to go see Huey Lewis and the News with my friends Meredith and Jayne. I thought Dolores was there too but I don’t seem to mention her in the entry below, … Continue reading

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