Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It was a dark and stormy night....

Okay, back when I was 17 and 18 and wanted to paint my bedroom black and I only wore black and wrote really dark, sad poems and stories about death and being sad and alone, WHY did I not do some actual research into Gothicism? Back then I had brain cells and the capacity for knowledge and now I have a skull full of oatmeal, three children, a husband, a dirty house and while I'm still intrigued by Gothicism, frankly, I'm tempted to pay one of those long-haired kids with black fingernail polish to write my paper.

Of course, I'd probably end up with pages of poetry about spiraling ever downward into a pit of despair and solitude and then I'd end up slapping the little punk and saying, "Dude, you have NO idea how deep that pit goes. No idea. Try doing Algebra and Macroeconics while intermittently being interrupted by a washing machine that backs up when it drains and a child who is puking in a trashcan in the next room. You spend a day doing that, THEN we'll talk despair."

Look at me, all fired up over an imaginary nerdy Goth who isn't going to write my paper.

Is 8:30am too early to start drinking? Eh, maybe I'll just paint my fingernails black and call it good.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm drowning in boredom an no academic thinking whatsoever... need help????? SSShhh I miss writing papers.... maybe I should start my Masters in Dec instead of next fall?? HA!

Elizabeth said...

Yah I may wanna borrow that paper when you're donw with it. I have one slightly moody teen with a penchant for black. I keep explaining to her she should at least have some inkling of the philosophies behind the gothic or punk culture...maybe then she'd get why buying her goth at the mall is so ridiculous

Sam said...

My Chicken is going as an Emo kid for Halloween, which is a new age, tight jean wearing version of Goth I believe. Who can keep track these days? Same ole black nail polish, right?

Cazzie!!! said...

Haha, I'm sorry, but I remember the days I would procrastinate when needing to write a paper...and I would go for a walk, yep, wlak the dog, or, oh, maybe cook a cake, or scrub the floors..LOL.