October 28, 1995 – Saturday – 11:30 a.m.

I did backstage tech again on Thursday night for Tweetsie Railroad.  The girl who knows Matt was not there, even though she was supposed to be.  So I didn’t go to Salisbury Friday night like I thought I would.

However, on Thursday night I did meet a 22-year-old dance teacher who offered me free dance classes just so I could be a partner for her girls.  That’s cool, but I think I’d have to have my own car in order to really commit to it.

Since I didn’t go to Salisbury last night, Dan, Allen, Vince and I went to Boone instead.  We met up with Kristen and a bunch of her friends.  We all ate at Macado’s and went to see a movie called Powder.  I really liked it.  Powder was played by the guy who played Young Indiana Jones.

I saw Mr. Angel at the theater, as well as Lisa, Syndi, and Dr. Speer.  Ted, Tracey’s ex-boyfriend was part of Kristen’s gang.  It was good seeing him again.  We went to someone’s house afterwards and played Taboo.

My brother called me this morning.  He is seeing a hispanic girl.

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I just got off the phone with Lisa.  She called me while I was writing and wanted to talk about praying and how to do it.  She’s so adorable.

I’m going to go see Little Women today at Avery High School.  Laura, Molly, and Crystal are in it.

Brian White and Justice are in concert on Halloween again.  Just like last year.

October is almost over.

1995 is almost over.

Tomorrow is here.

Something happened yesterday however that will stick with me forever.  I’m confident I’ll never forget it.

While at Macado’s, a party of four sat down at the table in front of us.  It was three girls and one guy.  When they sat down one girl looked at me and then a look of amazement filled her face.  Her eyes widened and she took a deep breath.  Her three other friends then turned and looked at me and had the same reaction.  The whole night they kept looking at me, smiling, and then whispering to each other.

Then finally, as we were getting ready to leave, the guy from the group came up to me and said, “Excuse me, do you go to Lees-McRae?”

“Yes.”  I said.

“Were you in Antigone?”

“Yeah.”

“As the Messenger?!”

“Yes.”

His face lit up.  All of the girls’ faces lit up and he just shouted, “We thought that was you!  You did the greatest job man!  It was so funny!”  He went on and on singing my praises.  I didn’t know what else to do, but to simply say thank you.

Needless to say, I left Macado’s with huge smile on my face.  I felt famous.  And it felt like that wasn’t going to be the last time I would feel that way.

For that moment, I was an actor.  And I had left an impression.

My dream had come true.

April 20, 1994 – Wednesday – 5:30 p.m.

I just got home.  Our Computer Applications class went to Pittsboro today.  I had an okay time.

I stayed after school for about an hour to catch up on some work.

I also saw my step-grandparents (Henry’s parents) today.  They told me that their daughter Karen, went to Lees-McRae once for a basketball camp.  She said it was the most beautiful place in the world.

You know what, I don’t meant to sound prideful, but I’ve done pretty good so far.  Everyone tells me that I have a good head on my shoulders.  Whenever we have writing assignments in English and the papers are read out loud, everyone looks forward to mine.

I will do okay up at Lees-McRae.  I will be somebody.  I will be an good actor, writer, director, and lover of Jesus.

Whenever I was growing up no one said that I was a good singer.  I remember Brandon telling me to keep singing and eventually I’d sound okay.

Whenever I called him Sunday morning, he just found out that I sing background vocals for the Praise Band.  He said, “See, I told you you’d get good.”  He was right.

The time has come.  My work in this place is almost complete.  Thirty-two days are left of school.

Then two and a half months and then I will move on.  I am now looking forward to it.  The Lord is preparing me and I know he will provide me with what I need when I get up there.

I know there will be trials and temptations there, but He has His eye on me.  I know that it is true.

I have faith in God and myself.  I believe in myself.  I have to, or I will not survive.

January 13, 1994 – Thursday – 10:02 p.m.

I took my Computer Applications exam this morning.  That is the only exam I had to take.  It was easy.

I got home around 10:30 a.m.  Later today around 5:00 p.m. I called Wayne to ask him for Jenna and Tenielle’s phone number.  I wanted to see if they were interested in Skit Group.

Wayne forgot their number, so instead he gave me Shar’s number.  I called her and guess who was there?  Yep.  Jenna and Tenielle.  I talked to them, I asked Jenna for her number, she gave it to me.

They didn’t know about the VIP thing (it’s the after ballgame thing at Mr. Gatti’s), so I told them and invited them.

I told Jenna about skit group, but she said, “I’m not an actor.”

I should see them tomorrow after work.