This diary entry is part 19 of 30 in Lily's diary dated 02 - August 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

It’s been another busy busy busy day.  I looked up how to say “busy” in Japanese.  Isogashii.  I’ve been so isogashii it’s not even funny!  Our teacher has been teaching us so many things, it’s like I’ve already spent several weeks in regular class.  So much math and science and history and other things as well.  Beth seems so happy!  David, well, not so much.  He got used to slacking off a bit, and now Sabby’s riding his rear.  He can’t even sneak in a computer game, Sabby’s right on top of it.  It’s good for him!  But don’t tell him I said that.  I’m still not exactly his favorite person in the world.

He’s nine, though.  I’m not offended.  If he still hates me when he’s twenty, then we’ll have words.

Liz and I are missing each other because she’s still going to regular school, but she understands that it’s just how things are.  We’ll spend lots of time together this weekend!  We will!  I haven’t shown Liz my car yet.  She’ll be so jealous!  But I’m sure she’ll get a car of her own as well.  Her parents may be strict, but they’re not mean.  Who knows, she might get a nicer one than me!

I mean, mine is nice, but it’s not new and it’s not luxury.  I know you’re reading this, Sabby.  I love it!  I’m not complaining!  But these things are still true.  It’s not new, and it’s not luxury.  Liz’s parents have plenty of space to one-up us.  Sabby’s not one to “keep up with the Tangs” though, so Liz will like whatever car she gets, and I already love mine.

Dave promised to take me out to practice driving this weekend, and I’m inviting Liz along too – Dave is okay with this.  But, he says, on Friday we have to go to the liquor store and stock up.  Like I said, he never drinks, but I guess after putting two inexperienced teenage girls in the driver’s seat, he’s willing to take one for the team.  He’s also going to show us how to do basic car maintenance.  Change a tire, change the oil, the appropriate hand gestures for when we’re cut off… KIDDING!  But where I live, people drive completely insanely, so…

I told Liz to be ready to get dirty.  So maybe she’ll wear one of her old Prada skirts and one of her ratty cashmere sweaters.  Haha!  Kidding, Liz!  Sweatpants are the order of the day for that, I think.

I have to think about what kind of job I want to look for.  Dave tells me that now is a really good time to look for a job, because no one wants to work.  How does that work??  But maybe this weekend I’ll apply for a part time job.  Of course, school takes priority, but I need to pay for insurance and driving lessons!  When did I become so… normal??

Normally I’d apply for fast food, but I think since jobs are so plentiful right now I’ll try to find something a little more interesting.  We’ll see how that works!  Maybe I’ll work in a bakery, like dog-girl!

I learned another Japanese word too!  Sayonara!

Love you all!!! ❤️

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