November 25, 1996 Monday
Today was Mr. Beres’ first day back from being ill. We celebrated by giving our speeches. I gave a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death.”
Tomorrow we have to turn in a check to Jostens for graduation. For fifty dollars they’ll give me my cap and grown. Which is great, in one sense; I kinda need it. Then it will be mine for the rest of my life… to do what with? I can’t just rent? Beats me.
I am doing well in terms of Christmas shopping, and am much further ahead than past years. I found an All My Children coffee table book that documents the show’s entire history that Mom will probably love. I bought the CD-Rom version of Dragon’s Lair for Hoke. I might get him something else also. The only other gift I’ve gotten is for Sidney, which is an X-Files video. No word yet on the all the letters I sent out. I wonder now if I’ll get any responses.
I also brought Sidney’s cherry pie to school she made for me, to share at lunch. My generosity was ignored, and we were the only two to try it. I thought it was pretty good.
We were supposed to have a Thanksgiving movie in school like we do each year. Yet, because one teacher thinks teaching is somehow more important, she ruined everyone’s goof-off afternoon. Thanks a lot (Mrs. Wales).
Thursday we will go to Grandma Connor’s farm of Thanksgiving, like we always do. It will be fun, and I’m looking forward to all the food.
I better go. I still have Accounting to do, and Trig, and English, and…