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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 12:11 am


Nary a soul can look back at their days of youth without at least a little embarrassment. Those of us who sported the grade-school bowl cut hairdo (with optional rattail) know humiliation as well as those who donned tight-rolled jeans as teens in the 1980s. Every generation has its own styles, quirks and idiosyncrasies that cause a mixture of nostalgia and head-hanging shame, but it takes an especially brave soul to own up to the silliness of childhood. Courtney Rae Wick of Springfield is doing just that by posting entries from her diary online for all to see. Wick chronicles embarrassing situations from age 6 to age 23, and the commentary that accompanies each post is hysterically funny.

She writes about being a self-professed “fat kid” and  having to run the dreaded mile in grade school, with gut-busting effect. Her recounting of the infamous tuna incident at age 15 will literally have you laughing out loud. A little taste: “I’ll tell you one thing diary! That #$@&% tuna fish gang is gonna get it!!! AHHHHHH!”

A word of warning: the language in Wick’s posts is sometimes R-rated, so those with delicate sensibilities would be better off skipping this one. If you can handle the occasional F-bomb and want to have a laugh at someone else’s expense, check out Wick’s blog at burnyourdiary.blogspot.com.
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