:: Hiatus Culpa ::
Thursday, August 21, 2003
I'm not dead. I'm just preoccupied, and since my computer's still broken, I have to post from work, where I'm especially busy.
I wasn't too busy, however, to notice yesterday that the NYU kids are arriving. I walk past two residence halls on my route home, and after a few months of laying dormant, they are now crowded with arriving parents and "students".
I watched them transform themselves last year, from fresh-faced kids looking pretty much like your average college freshman to:
1) obnoxious trend junkies hoping to catch the eye of some recruiter from Williamsburg with an invitation to join that oh-so-hipsclusive club soon after.
2) noxious fashion junkies hoping to follow in Lauren Weisberger or Plum Sykes' high-heeled footsteps if it (or the anorexia) kills them.
3) bibulous budding music scenesters who equate iconoclasm of dress with talent.
4) brooding bookish McSwooners hell-bent on breaking through that paper ceiling of mass adulation, but not at the expense of lit cred.
These are all fine ambitions, but their outward displays need to be tempered significantly, which I suspect the remainder of college does for some. I wish this year's class the best of luck in duplicating the efforts of their predecessors, and I look forward to mocking them, silently but with malice, anew.
Posted by morland @ 05:36 PM
:: Comments ::
we were just wondering if there were any gatorade-hoarding, trenchcoat-wearing, cane-carrying technophiles among the ranks of the class of 2007.
Posted by: josh and alexis on August 22, 2003 07:25 AM
Good point: all at some time fall prey to the excessive flamboyance of youth. Take my friend Bosh Jedwell for example: by the end of his freshman year, his long amber locks tucked neatly behind each ear, he displayed quite the penchant for A&F clothing and a perturbing fondness for "Live" and Dave Matthews' eponymous band. He also had crabs.
Posted by: morland on August 22, 2003 10:09 AM
Ooh, Morland. So much anger. That's not the Morland I remember from high school. That Morland was easy-going. And he stalked people. Not real stalking, the fake kind.
Posted by: the guy who lives in vail on August 22, 2003 01:45 PM
I never wore A&F clothing. Bringing the crabs up was a low blow.
Posted by: Bosh on August 22, 2003 06:47 PM
I seem to remember a favorite winter jacket of yours.
Posted by: morland on August 22, 2003 09:05 PM
damn. cold. damn cold.
Posted by: Josh on August 22, 2003 10:43 PM
you said bibulous.
Posted by: nate on August 24, 2003 11:22 AM
You dissin' my alma-mautter there, sizzlechest
Posted by: Goldberg on August 25, 2003 03:34 PM
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