What kind of things were you doing in second grade? Find out. One of the cooler new Web sites we’ve seen lately is The Happening Book, where a dude from Los Angeles is scanning his 2nd grade diary and posting the pages 35 years after they happened. This was 1978, so it’s a lot of Star Wars and Japanese monster movies.
What makes it really work is the adult commentary after each entry – when his kid self watched an episode of Mork & Mindy, adult Chris watches the exact same episode and talks about it. When kid Chris talks about getting a toy, adult Chris finds pictures of it and remarks on how insanely crappy it looks today. It’s a pretty incredible chance to look at the truths of our childhood without the foggy lenses of nostalgia.
Check it out: The Happening Book.