See what Jamie had to say when Jim stopped by to chat with her:
I'm Jim Benton and I'd like to ask you some questions.
Jim: How does it feel to be in middle school?
Jamie: Middle school feels exactly like elementary school. Except that
there's a lot more pressure on you to try to be popular. And there are
people-I'm not going to name names-that unfairly use their criminally
blonde hair to achieve popularity. And some of them-again, I'm not going
to name names-may use their poisonously blue eyes to achieve popularity.
And some of them-still not naming names-that use their heavenly Angelic
sounding names to achieve popularity and make people think that they are
like an Angel or something. But just because your name is Angeline doesn't
mean anything. We could name a hippopotamus Angeline. In fact, I may.
Jim: What inspired you to keep a diary?
Jamie: My dumb diary just feels like the right thing to do. It's also
important that if a vengeful beagle were ever to attack me in my sleep
then the authorities could read my diary and figure out which beagle needed
to be taken to dog prison.
Jim: And why share your diary with the world?
Jamie: I never intended to share my diary with anybody. How my most private
thoughts and drawings made it into a series of books is beyond me. Although
that I think about it, my friend Isabella got a check from Scholastic.
says it's because she wrote the Clifford books but Clifford was invented,
back in olden times so I wonder.
Jim: Who does your hair?
Jamie: So what. Your hair is ugly. Shut up. You are.
Jim: Lip-gloss is huge right now - what is your favorite flavor?
Jamie: Probably this one kind that was called like Triple Berry Fiesta
or something, but I don't get it anymore because it was so good that I
sort of ate it which made me a little sick but I guess it probably kept
my intestines from chapping, which I can only assume is medically desirable.
Jim: Angeline is so pretty and popular you must feel lucky to go to
school with her?
I'm not sure I've ever heard of her.
Is she that horrid blonde boyfriend stealing crud wad?