1986 (I was 11)
"Monday I got a note from a boy that said 'I like you a lot! Do you like me?' His name is Brandon. That night he called me and he asked me lots of questions. I really like him but dad says I can't have a boyfriend."
"I was watching Oliver tonight and guess who Oliver reminded me of - you guessed it - Brandon. I still really like him but nobody knows I do.
"My wisdom teeth are growing in and they are killing me!"
1997 - in Queens, New York
"...last night Fawcett and I were sitting in Springfield Park - we were taking a break. A guy walked past with his dog and stopped to ask us what we were doing. We told him we were enjoying some peace and quiet. He said that we should probably enjoy it somewhere else, on account of a dead body being found there the day before."
"JaLae (Mr. Thompson and Me) and I had a really good talk tonight. She's an incredible person and I am so amazed at her strength!"
2002 - in Mexico
Monday - "When I got up to shower I had an adventure. The water heater is electric and twice in my 5 minute shower the fuse blew and I was left in darkness with cold water. Luckily my squeals let someone know to switch the breaker back on!
Thursday - "In this village of Tamaula there is no plumbing or electricity. Our options for a bano (bathroom) are the fields, the latrine at the school, and a little bucket we use at night when we can't go outside because of the coyotes."
"I'm sitting here on the couch at Rika's house in Las Vegas. Fawcett and I flew down yesterday to visit for the weekend and we are so happy to be here! ... My heart broke this week and I think it may take a while to recover. I don't want to write about what happened right now...maybe later. Let me write a line from a book I just read. In a way it expresses some of what I feel:
'There's a kind of holiness to love, requited or not, and those people who don't receive it with gratitude are arrogant beyond saving.' " -Marisa de los Santos
Last night for dinner I had a bowl of Fruit Loops and guacamole and chips. Sounds good doesn't it? There's a good chance my dad is going to kill me for harassing him as much as I do. Last night I called him to suggest a medication I saw on TV but before I could even talk to him I was laughing so hard I was crying.
"Dad, I want to ..."
"Don't do it Noelle...don't say it."
And then I laughed some more... "But Dad, I think this medicine I saw will really help."
He stifled a laugh before he said, "Noelle, I'm serious...don't finish this conversation."
"The medication is called..."
"Boa noite Noelle" (which is Portuguese for good night) and then he hung up on me.
I laughed for five more minutes.
If you're bored (Amber this is for you!) go to http://www.utahcakes.com/ and click on wedding cakes. Then click on butter cream cakes and look at the fifth cake. What do you think?