22 Excerpts From Laura’s Misanthropic Teen Diary, 2000-2003

Welcome to Excerpts From My Super-Secret Diary, a new A+ feature for Silver & Gold members in which we publish for you the incomplete and/or highly personal thoughts we’ve written on paper with actual pens.

Today, Laura is sharing excerpts from the diaries she kept in grades 8-10. Apologies to everyone. It was a time.

1.
Smoking — not a good idea, but not a sin.

"Damn" and "Shit" and "Bitch" and "Asshole" aren't swear words. They are mere vulgarities. Only using God's name in vain is swearing!
2.
In English we typed copies of paragraphs we wrote. Since I had only four sentences my grade started at 50% but I switched it when she was turned away to six sentences. I was lucky.

The topics were so stupid it wasn't even starting to be funny. I chose "My Favorite Meal." Pathetic, that's what it is. Just pathetic!
3.
[extensive quotes from all the sexy parts of The Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Tamora Pierce]
4.
I can't remember much about my dream now. What I do re...

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Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Boston. By day, she works as an industrial engineer. By night, she is beautiful and terrible as the morn, treacherous as the seas, stronger than the foundations of the Earth. All shall love her and despair. Follow her: @LauraMWrites.

Laura has written 211 articles for us.