Another possible structured diary I'm always thinking about starting is the Lake Diary. I live a few blocks from Lake Michigan, and it looks different to me every day. If one day it is the same color as the day before, the sky is probably different. If the sky is the same color, too, the texture of the water surface is different. There's not a day I see that lake and don't say to myself—or to whoever is lucky enough to be around—"Look at the lake!"
Quite so. Look at the lake.
(As for the beginning of the post, I read it as "unkempt diary" as well. And OGIC reminded me of too many half-recalled late nights boozily munching on Swiss burgers at Jimmy's long ago.)