I hope you are healthy and happy. (That's how my mom says I should start letters. Only she calls 'em "missives" -- what's that all about?)

We had to dissect a frog kidney in science class today. It was pretty disgusting, especially after I dared Mickey Craft to eat part of it and he totally did.

Margie Peck asked me to go to the Sladie Thompkins dance with her. I haven't decided. She's alright, I guess. She's funny, and kind of cute. It's better than not being asked at all. I'd rather go with Fiona Contreras, but she's going out Mr. Bigshot volleyball star Aiden Castillo, so fat chance of that. He thinks he's so cool, but he's a huge jerk. I don't know what she sees in him.