Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What is this Blog?

So I was reading about this thing called Cringe in Bust or Bitch magazine a few months ago and wanted to do it so badly. I thought about starting my own group but decided that probably wouldn't go over very well here in Saint John. So I decided to do it as a blog instead. This also makes it so I always have a copy of this stuff.
There is a description of Cringe here. But basically this is the gist of it:

"Cringe is a monthly reading series hosted by Sarah Brown at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom in Brooklyn. On the first Wednesday of each month, brave souls come forward and read aloud from their teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence. It’s better and cheaper than therapy."

I decided to type out the entries as well as scan the pages. I think the handwriting is too terrible for just the scanning, and I think the typing would not be as fun to look at. I want you to see the boy's names scrawled in the corner, or the little remarks I make to myself that cut my self-esteem.

This blog is called Littly Missy because I couldn't think of anything better. I may change that tomorrow. Basically my mom used to call me Missy when I was bitchy or did something wrong. That name reminds me of my childhood and bitchy, whiney times, just like these diary entries do. I added the "little" because it's me when I'm little. So little bitchy whiney me. Not much has changed. ;)

Here we go.