05 June 2007

25 career girls

i love framing. and i have this habit of stacking things within picture frames. it happens out of laziness and a love of finding lost things later on. somehow, i tend to forget this and when switching out items i'm always amazed to find a trove of past treasures. that is how i came upon one particular frame. the contents? a drawing from 11th grade, a letter from partner on my 18th birthday, a photograph of mick jagger, an andy warhol print, and "our dating careers"-a little relic from labor day weekend of 1999, a time that i always look back upon and think, wow. things were so much simpler then.

25 comments:

Meggie said...

Petey! Wait... Y'all never dated Petey did y'all? 'Cause y'all were so jealous to find out that we were co-editors of the Yearbook section on Clubs and Academics.

oline said...

nope- we never dated peetey. he was a "sort of relationship" as designated by the dashed line. it was a glorious one nonetheless though.

Linda said...

What do the triangles mean? And we must remember that there were two Peeteys.

oline said...

heaven only knows what the triangles meant. maybe those were the real pie in the sky ones? or the ones who were dumped? clearly our career in flow chart construction will be very limited.

Linda said...

Are the triangles the boys that got a smooch??!

oline said...

that sounds about right due to the complete lack of triangles in my corner and little man being the only one in parto's. boy howdy, look at all those fellas you kissed, lindear! but wait, when cameron?!

Linda said...

he was a little guy that happened before 10th or 11th grade.

some of these names I am noticing are a stretch. that mcgee guy only asked me to come over "and make it a blockbuster night", so there wasn't any dating there.
and some of these were platonic school dances, hence the dotted line from me to little man. We must have been desperate to name any and all boy links we could think of! I love this!

oline said...

just laughed inappropriately loudly at work at the prospect of ANYONE asking ANYONE to "make it a blockbuster night."

don't you be impugning the validity of this great historical document, lindear. it does put into startling contrast how unoriginal partner and i were in our dating/sort-of-relationship careers, seeing as we shared nearly all the same people. and it's freaking awesome that we were prescient enough at that point to give kj three separate sort-of-relationships with silly old joel.

Clark MF Price said...

In honor of Linda, I am going to ask a girl to "Make it a Blockbuster Night!"
I will probably be promptly dumped, but it will be worth every minute.
My only regret is that I didn't come up with that line.

oline said...

i don't know. that line's bad, but it's also half clever and said with just the right bit of irony and a whimsically arched brow, it could almost be awesome.

Clark MF Price said...

I don't know if my brow is capable of whimsy, but it is quite good at being salacious or sprightly.
Oh and I do appreciate the "line", because it good on so many levels. I think my chortling would ruin the delivery of the "line".
I have a terrible pun that I want to insert here but I will refrain.

oline said...

i command you, insert terrible pun.

oline said...

and what's with the scare quotes? need we fear The Line???

Clark MF Price said...

Alright here goes with the terrible/lame/can't believe I thought this up pun for The Line.
I was going to say that too bad a guy didn't use The Line on you Bean-head, because then we could call it the "O-Line!"
There, I said it or rather I typed it.

oline said...

remember, i'm caroline of the bee-hind joke. of course i would appreciate that!

Linda said...

giggles... O-Line!!!!!!

Clark Price said...

THE LINE!!!!

Clark Price said...

Hmmm....Apparently I have 2 Blogger accounts. Weird.

Clark Price said...

I like this one better because it has pictures.

oline said...

lines are kind of strange when you think about it (and clearly i'm trying to think about everything but Big Event right now)- you can draw them, wait in them, be on them, cut in them, cross them. that's a lot to be able to do to one little line. there's my undercaffinated crap public intellectual thought of the day.

Clark MF Price said...

I was hoping that you would make some mathematical joke about lines. To show the closet mathematician inside you. For some reason you just won't cross that Line!

oline said...

punch lines= yes.
math lines= no.

Clark Price said...

A good line joke can go on ad infinitum.

oline said...

no. you always come to the end of the line.

Clark Price said...

awwww. I have been trumped. The noble lineage of my joke has been reduced to a pauper's