OK, this is scary. I found an old diary. Covers approximately late January through mid-September of 1976. It's not really a diary, it's a "book of days" with a small space to write stuff about each day. Get ready, here come some entries, not all of them, but pretty representative of what my life was like then, I guess. First, some context: Neal had his first birthday during this time; Sara wasn't born yet. I had my 23rd birthday along the way, Robin was 22. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary that year. I was working at Continental Can. OK, here goes:
Feb 8: OK day, then I cut my hand - 7 stitches
Feb 14: First time Neal flew - 1st time R & I flew together. Felt at home with Kelleys - wedding. Snot. [ed. note: I have no idea what wedding this was]
Feb 20: Did nothing - house fumigated
Feb 21: We don't make love enough
Feb 24: back on Actifed [Actifed was a prescription med in those days]
Feb 26: Neal very sick - had spinal tap - everyone sleepy
Mar 4: We made love wonderfully!!
Mar 5: another seemingly non-eventful day
Mar 7: I have had a shitty weekend - I never do what I want - I guess it's my fault.
Mar 10: very depressed - fought Robin - skipped work again
Mar 15: pretty nice day - had talk about second baby
Mar 26: at last! the work week is over!!
Mar 30: ME & ROBIN ARE HAVING A FIGHT!
Apr 1: saw Kael - worked graveyard
Apr 4: long talk with Robin at night about being a man.
Apr 15: vacation starts tomorrow
Apr 16: bored & depressed
Apr 17: hay fever getting horrible
Apr 18: asthma
Apr 19: asthma
Apr 20: got steroid shot - getting better
Apr 25: We're gonna do it (maybe) - Went to visit the Frangiones.
May 6: big talk with Robin's mom - what a witch
May 8: Robin Trower
May 16: Neal's b-day party - good day for little guy.
May 21: Me & Robin had fight - got drunk
May 22: party for Harold [this was an infamous party for the artist Harold Paris that ended up with Harold conducting an oddball theatre piece that featured half of us naked and half not while a couple ate each other out under some covers]
May 23: Mrs. Masoo had a hangover.
May 30: stuck inside of Weed ... awwh, mama ... [Robin and I and Neal and a friend, Stephanie, went to visit Geoff in Portland, but the car broke down on the way home]
Jun 5: horrible day - shaved off beard
Jun 13: Wings [the Paul McCartney band]
Jun 16: got verbal warning [at work]
Jun 17: filed grievance - got KFC
Jun 20: b-day at Biglow Dr. yeech [Biglow Drive is where I grew up and where my parents still lived at the time]
Jul 4: worst day of my life [this was the Bicentennial, although why it was the worst day of my life, I can't recall]
Jul 5: had tantrum, broke records, cabinet, yelled, screamed, horrible day.
Jul 8: in trouble at work
Jul 10: got in fight at work - got real drunk
Jul 29: more work
Jul 30: yet more work
Jul 31: worked
Aug 2: back to work
Aug 3: work
Aug 4: work
Aug 5: work
Aug 6: work
Aug 7: got loaded after work
Aug 8: had important talk with Robin
Aug 9: work
Aug 10: more work
Aug 11: work
Aug 12: work
Aug 18: bad work day - I'm lonesome
Aug 30: work
Sep 2: vacation - fuckit
Sep 5: went to Portland
Sep 8: had to leave Portland