you just spoke to my SOUL.
You, madam, are the meaning in my life.
Best post since the one about the guy trying to sell you some "lady" liquor, which had you pondering Jon Arbuckle's inbred cousin ...
BTW, I dated this guy. I did. When I was 16. And he actually threatened suicide -- so crushingly romantic!! O god.
YES and thank you.
He sounds a little like Llyod Dobler. At least, the steering wheel part.
I always get a crush on the smart ass. Man, woman, child, whatever. You are a smart ass, I am sold.
Misfits guy is definitely not Lloyd Dobbler. Who I also love, but apples and oranges.
I have that, but I call mine Smashing Pumpkins guy.
That was amazing.
It's now my resolution to get a guy to clench-jaw cry over me before the year is through.
"clenched-jaw cries and punches his steering wheel "- awesome, totally made me laugh.
my sister (4 yrs my elder) told me about this kid she went to h.s. with who wore a Cramps T-shirt everyday. How she wondered if it was the same one or if he just had 30 of them.
I had a secret crush on him and always wanted to find him one day. Even though I have no idea what the cramps sound like- that kind of an obsession with a band just thrills me.
Yeah, I think it was just the clenched crying steering wheel part that made me think Lloyd. "You just broke up with me" and all that.
You write beautifully, but I'm sure you hear that a lot. I'm still stuck on Ramones and Converse. I'm not quite sure I'll ever outgrow it.
Girl, you'll be a woman soon.
You are the new Molly Ringwald.
And still it always ends in tears. Just once, can't it end with happy puppies doing backflips into a pool full of cotton candy? Is that really too much to ask?
I hate to tell you this, but your relationship fantasy will probably always be stuck in your teen years...
...but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
I'm exactly that same way! Only with Kenny Loggins "Live at the Redwoods" t-shirts. So maybe it's not really the same.
That just made me love you. And it's not the early evening vodka taking. Just me.
As Rob Sheffield says... my life was a mix tape too. And holy crap how did you crawl into my brain and pull out that little secret fantasy from 1987?
i hope i always have frivolous crushes as a high school version of myself. :)
I'm going to help you get past this one by dressing our nascent male child in an oversized misfits onesie, then sending you a picture of him crying like a fucking baby.
then we'll move on to dopey, lanky, malkmusian types circa 1994.
thanks lisa! glad there's still something ofr us ramones and chucks guys... even if sarah broke my heart, again
Once I move onto Malkmus guy, it's no fun anymore, because then I'm just one guy behind where I am in real life.
Sarah, I LOVE the concept of the mini-crush based on t-shirts - except, as a Mom of sons who would wear almost ANY t-shirt, I hate the thought of you wasting a crush on fraud! My advice: Don't ever confirm - just continue to fantasize!
In my defense, I am a couple of years younger and had no awesome older siblings to light the path. If a guy liked SP, or looked like Billy Corgan, I probably had a crush. (It's surprisingly difficult to find somewhat attractive bald teenagers though. I sublimated my bald lust by crushing on Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Phil Collins and Powder from the film Powder.)
Oh man, I'm like that about Jordan Catalano Coat Guy -- you know, the boy with the longish floppy hair in one of those corduroy jackets with a shearling collar. I even made Sean try one on the other day even though he was all "what is this, 1995?"
You know what would make me crush even faster than that? Guy in Misfits shirt, but it's this Misfits.
Oh crap, the html didn't work in my other comment, so you're like, "whatever". Anyway, the "this" was supposed to link to a picture of the Misfits, nemesis band to the Holograms. Sorry, Pizzazz.
Sarah, you know I'm on the same page with this.
And, Misfits era-Glenn Danzig = HOT. Would not mind knocking into the headboard with a tiny Italian guy in a lace blouse + skeleton gloves.
Just curious, what do you consider to be the top five books that influenced you as a writer? Also, what are the top five books that inspired you as a writer?
Nobody makes me laugh out loud quite the way you do, Miss Brown.
OMG! That was hilarious. You totally described my high school boyfriend. He still has all his t-shirts and he's now 35.
I pretty much still end up dating this guy now. It's got it's good parts.
I still fantasize about the one in highschool.
I was THIS close to buying tickets for a Misfits concert this weekend until things went downhill. Maybe I'll just get the shirt so girls will think I'm cool.