Sunday, September 11, 2005

they sucked every ounce of idealism from the marrow of my bones and all i got was this crummy t-shirt

Yesterday, on my way back to my apartment after buying some new running shoes, I passed by one of the more psychologically-ravaged-looking midtwentysomethings I've seen here in Cambridge. This bug-eyed, gaunt, desolate expression. Sort of what you would expect from someone who had just been let loose after spending the past week with his eyes duct-taped open being forced to watch nonstop film clips that spliced together all of the horrors of the world. Unrelatedly, perhaps, he was wearing a Teach For America T-shirt.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great title.

Anonymous said...

And I thought you'd be blogging about the Iowa game.

jeremy said...

I paid $20 so I could sit in front of my monitor and watch my beloved Iowa Hawkeyes be exposed as overrated. Not much more to report on that front.

Anonymous said...

Sure there is. Was it worth the $20?

jeremy said...

With sport, you pay your money knowing you might not be pleased with what transpires afterward.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

Well, I paid $9 for mini-golf and I was totally satisfied. There were slides.