Blast from the Past: Two Entries from my College Journal
Blast from the Past: College Journal Entry – Undated, but circa February 1986
Today I will be working on page 6 of next week’s Catalyst. I will also be working on (a) page three of next week’s paper and (b) my romance. In addition, we will be going to class and a Coca-Cola break.  And before I forget, I will be planting explosive devices behind Bill (Lara) while humming a melody from Camelot. 
February 5, 1986
Hello again, gentle reader. By now you must have a good idea of what I am like, what my profession is going to be, and a little of what my life is like at this point in time. Indeed, I have tried to be as open and creative as possible. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm being too open, but then very few people will see this journal. Maybe someday I will be famous and enough of a successful writer to have this tome published when I am long dead, but I doubt it.
If you have been reading this thing all the way through, you'll notice that (a) I am on the verge of falling for the News Editor, Elizabeth; (b) that my job as Opinions Editor is going well but not without its problems, and that (c) school is all right but not extraordinarily exciting.
You will also have noticed that I am trying (not very conscientiously) to write down ideas for a sci-fi novel. It's too bad that I haven't the time to actually sit down and write one. Oh, well.
And now for the news. I am planning to take Elizabeth to lunch. I'm going to see if she's in the mood to go to the Burger King on Wheels by Bldg. Three or if she'll want for something else. I don't know if she'll even be in the mood for lunch; she's in a bitchy mood lately, and I haven't been much help, either. In fact, I'm almost unable to maintain a conversation without going "Uh, ah, I, that is..." and other assorted gibberish. Oh, darn. (I wonder what the weather is like in Argentina this time of year.)
I think being the Opinions Editor has been a great experience, especially when you consider that I've not been in a position of editorial authority since my days at South Miami Senior High. My staff is a good one; Katrinka and Mary have done a great job these past few days. With their hard work and devotion to duty, the Opinions section has done a "job well done." The only thing that plagues us is the constant breakdown of our equipment. This, coupled with T's illness, is causing a bit of tension in Room 8216.
 I guess I was full of myself back then. I seem to be fond of using the royal “we” in this journal. Oh, well. I was 22 going on 23 when I wrote this stuff.
 I obviously had a weird sense of humor in college.
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