This diary entry is part 5 of 30 in Lily's diary dated 02 - August 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

Yesterday was a boringly boring day.  Sooooo boring.  Nothing interesting to do.  No Karens, Liz had some classes, Beth was out with her friends, David doesn’t care if I live or die (but he’s a kid, so I’m not upset), Dave was working, and Sabby had housecleaning and chores to do.   I could have helped Sabby and I do if she asks, but this time she just seemed to want to get it done, and I just get in the way.  So I just sat on my computer and did stuff.

I’m not really a gamer.  I don’t like to play computer games.  They’re mostly boring.  I think maybe someday I’d like to actually write them, or at least I think that would be more interesting than playing them.  I listen to YouTube, or read fanfiction, or look up things that interest me.  Maybe not the most useful thing, but I don’t have to be busy every minute of every day!  Sabby wants me to be useful, but she also reminds me that I’m young and have a lot more things to learn than most people my age, so she’s okay with me just playing around, within reason.  There are some sites that are off limits, though!  And eww anyway!  Who wants to see that?

But I guess on the net you can’t avoid seeing some things you don’t want to.

Anyway, I looked up Japanese.  All those squiggles!  It’s so hard to even know where to start!  You’ve got squiggles up and squiggles down and squiggles to the left and squiggles to the right, and then they take those squiggles and smash them together to make more squiggles.  I have no idea where I’d even begin with that language.  Maybe I should just find out what the basic squiggles are and start there.  I was reading that they have two alphabets!  Two!  What kind of craziness is that?

The squiggles are kind of pretty though, I’ll give them that.  Our letters are all blocky and angular and even the curvy ones are boring.  But theirs are pretty and artistic and really look nice.  Their language sounds nice too!  Too bad I don’t know anyone in my area who speaks it.  I’ve never seen a Japanese person here.  Not one.  I’ve seen Koreans, but not Japanese.

Sabby tells me that getting those two mixed up is a pretty bad idea.  They gots history!

I saw some Japanese videos on YouTube.  I gotta say it.  Those people are insane!  Hilarious, but insane!  There’s this one game where two girls (I think they were girls, maybe my age) had to blow a cicada in each others’ mouths.  Who comes up with that??  The Japanese, that’s who!  But their shrines are rather pretty, I like them.  And Mount Fuji is really pretty too.  Maybe someday I’ll go.

But, to be quite honest, I have enough to learn here, first, without trying to learn all about a different culture.

Anyway, I went for a run this morning, sadly without Liz this time.  I think she has a free day though so we might spend some time together.  I wish we had more time to spend together.  You know for all the time we’ve spent together we’ve never brushed each others’ hair?  Liz has long, thick, shiny hair.  I wonder what it would be like to brush it!  I’ll ask her if she wants to.

Well, like I said, it’s a boringly boring update, full of boring boringness, with a sprinkle of boring.  But then, you’ve got me to tell it to you!  Ta-da!  Me, the tall, cute sixteen year old with too many exclamation points and no memories!  Maybe that makes it interesting!

Nah.  Not even I can make that boringly boring-inated boring update interesting.  But I can try!!!

Love you all!!!  ❤️

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