I used to keep a private pen-and-paper diary from... I think Year 6 till Year 8 or 9. I must've used two or three notebooks, because I only used to write every so often, usually when something awful happened. I chucked them out a few years ago because by God, were they cringeworthy. I switched to LJ in Year 11 and then stopped entirely in the first year of uni. This post is making me want to start again, though I doubt I'd have the inclination or discipline. I'd feel as though I were talking into an echo chamber.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2013 7:17:18 GMT -5 by mistrali
Thanks, Mallory. I think I got the idea from Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph. In fact a couple years ago maybe now we as a board had talked about trying to do a "Day in the Life" picture project--where we would each on the same day take a picture that was somehow related to the BSC or Stoneybrook and then we would each share. Maybe we should try that next year.
The "Day in the Life" picture project sounds really interesting! I would like that. We should definitely try that next year
~The Babysitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together~Kristy's Great Idea
^ Good idea, Greer. I was thinking of maybe one of the sitters' birthdays or something but it could be more fun to do it at the same time of year they did. Clue in the Photograph came out in August of 1994. I think the story started in middle-later June because of summer school. IIRC, Claudia did say something about the 4th of July so I believe the book began before then. Just in case this is helpful, the sitters birthdays are (I looked up what day they will fall on in 2014, too)
Logan January 10th (Friday) Dawn February 5th (Wednesday) Shannon March 17th (that might be easy to remember-St. Patrick's Day)(Monday) Stacey April 3rd (Thursday) Mallory May 2nd (Friday) Jessi June 30th (Monday) Claudia July 11th (Friday) Kristy August 20th (Wednesday) Mary Anne September 22nd (Monday) Abby October 15th (Wednesday)
^Good question and could have been a fun BSC event/birthday party. I could imagine it sort of like the Valentine's Masquerade in something for the charges and later a party for Shannon. I know in Masquerade there was a Dance not a party, I just meant two events one geared toward the kids and the other toward the sitters. Was St. Patrick's Day ever mentioned in a BSC book outside of Claudia and the Terrible Truth and LS Karen's Leprechaun? Because if so, that could possibly be why. I mean if Shannon's birthday had been near or on Halloween for example, that was celebrated many times in Stoneybrook that might have been different. Only other thing is because Shannon was (overall and unfortunately) a lesser written about BSC member. Of course, there's always, the reasoning of any birthday making us readers more aware of the time warp-- a reason to leave them out (to the writers anyway).
^In Dawn's "Palo City" it is. Didn't she say 80 or 85 all year round? It has been cooler (for here) lately, in the 60's. Tomorrow it will be low 70's, Still not quite "surfing" or beach weather. After all, wasn't Dawn freezing in #5 when it was a sunny low 70's in CT?