‘Make my day’

Handwritten page of a diary dated September 25, 2008

because there was a mean old lady next door and we laughed at her when she came out in her old lady shoes and said “you kids get outta my yard.” It freaks me out that I’m probably now the age she was back then. And now I have the problem about kids in my yard. But when I was a kid we were just running on the grass, not hurting anything. The kids in my yard bring spray paint. I don’t care if they run on my grass, but if they’re gonna paint stuff, then it makes me want to go rogue on them. But “you kids get outta my yard” won’t exactly work.

So today Evelyn invites me to the movies. Wants to see Gran Torino. She loves Clint Eastwood ever since The Bridges of Madison County. I thought Gran Torino was a movie about a car, so I had to be talked into it. But I got interested when I saw old Clint Eastwood’s character had the same problem I have, defending his house.

I came home and I found a picture of old Clint giving someone his mean look and I taped it up to the wall so I could better channel him. You see Clint’s eyes, and you know who it is. When those kids come back with their spray paint, I’m going to go out there and give them the mean eyes. I’m going to demand they leave, but I’m going to talk softly and use phrases like Clint says. I don’t know if I’ll triumph, but I will enjoy doing it.


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