October 28, 2009


Today, during extended Health, I slipped out of class to go use the bathroom. There were two girls, probably sophomores, standing in front of the sinks and talking. There was a short, talkative one, and a larger, heavier one. I'll call them L and B, respectively.
L: Nice iphone.
B: Thanks.
L: My parents are getting me an itouch for my birthday.
B: Cool.
L: Know what's great about itouches?
B: No.
L:You can use the internet on them.
B: Yeah.
L: Emily has an itouch. She uses the internet on it.
B: Huh.
L: She looks at porn on it.
B: Wow.
L: Sometimes, I look at porn on it with her.
B: Oh.
L: It's kind of weird.
B: Yeah.
L: Don't tell anyone I said that.
B: That it's weird?
L: No, that I look at porn.
B: Sure.
L, speaking to me as I dried my hands: That includes you.
Tea: I don't know you anyways. Even if I told someone, they wouldn't know what I was talking about.
L: Good.

I, of course, promptly told both Red and Kathrya the entire story after I got back to health class. Kathrya and I agreed that even though we don't watch porn ourselves, it really doesn't seem like the sort of thing you want to do with a friend. I mean, seriously, that just seems like a recipe for either severe awkwardness or clandestine lesbian hookups.

On a completely unrelated note, we're writing essays on gender in English. Here are the theses of my group:
Margot: Girls wear clothes that are really uncomfortable.
Carter: Being a guy sucks because, like, we have to fit into expectations and stuff.
Brian: I have great female role models in my family, and we've now studied this so excessively I feel that my brain my spontaneously combust. It's all just empty talk that isn't going to do anything to stop sexism; that takes actions.
Tea: Femininity is an insurmountable obstacle preventing me from controlling my own life.
Rob: What Brian said.
Renna: Being a woman means not knowing what you actually want. Also, is it a problem if I write a synthesis essay using only personal anecdotes?


Gretchen said...

umm sort of cause synthesis meaning drawing from many sources...

my word is lonier

Gretchen said...

and HAHA
about the story

Tea said...

the also bit is what Renna said- she had two anecdotes and not a heck of a lot else. I, on the other hand, had an overly detailed outline.