Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
I’d put aside my thoughts of fish and bicycles when I moved up here for school. But two weeks ago, I snuck up to Seattle for the weekend, to see the Boy. We were laying around in the funny glow of the last day of vacation, talking about everything and nothing (as you do), when the conversation took a turn for the mushy. Not the kind of mush whose words you ever want to write down, but the kind where language quickly decays into pure sentimentality.
It was enough to bring back the bicycles, so suddenly that I almost vomited.
He asked me what I was thinking; I told him; he said yes.
Expected party date: sometime after quals. No, I’m not changing my name or giving any money to DeBeers (though I am installing a permanent shunt from my bank account to Southwest Airlines).
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- The Covering: Ramblin’ Rover – The Fables (A Time)
But gie me a ramblin’ rover,
And fae Orkney down to Dover.
We will roam the country over
And together we’ll face the world.
- The Crossing: Talk About Suffering/Man of the House – The Chieftains w/Ricky Skaggs (Further Down the Old Plank Road)
- The Crown: Trin For Trin – Onky – Vendt På Hovedet
- The Root: Autumn Child / Heaton Chapel – Lùnasa (Otherworld)
- The Past: Mushaboom – Feist (Let It Die)
I got a man to stick it out
And make a home from a rented house
And we’ll collect the moments one by one
I guess that’s how the future’s done
- The Future: Creative Freakout – The Hellers (Creative Freakout: Advertising Protest Songs for those who protesteth too much)
- The Questioner: Scrapple From The Apple – Mike Marshall (Into The Cauldron)
- The House: Time – Pink Floyd (Dark Side Of The Moon)
- The Inside: Clyde Davenport Tunes – Jenny In The Cotton Patch/ Sally In The garden/Callahan – Cordelia’s Dad (Spine)
- The Outcome: Suuret Ja Soriat [Tall and Handsome] – Värttinä (Seleniko)
All others are graceful and handsome, but I am small and unsightly. I was made of charcoal and grime. Why was I ever born? Some day I will get a great bridegroom. He comes from the nether world and will not blame me for my appearance.
Verdict: we might accidentally turn into yuppies, if we’re not careful. But if I’m going to lose my soul to consumerism, at least I get a tall and handsome netherworlder in exchange.