Thursday, June 14, 2007

On the Rocks

Here we see Friendboy Andy showing off our delightful parting gift from the College Board in exchange for the irreparable emotional harm inflicted by 56 hours of essays which often started as follows: "In Johnny Got His Gun, Donald Trump uses many literary devices."

We were also given a Kentucky Convention Center water bottle which was manufactured by a world majority child for eight cents, and were sternly told that we were to put our names on it in Sharpie. The College Board wouldn't check us in before we did so. Andy and I looked at each other, markered our names on the bottom, and immediately sent them sailing into the nearest recycling bin, so that all who rifled through might see that we label our cut-rate imported plastics. Throughout the week we cringingly identified fellow readers who wore the backpack and their nametag and toted the water bottle; Andy said that if I did any of these things, he would not be my friendboy anymore. So if you saw a pasty person ordering Maker's Mark at 2 AM with a tiny plastic pouch around her neck, that... wasn't me.

Best New Country Song Title Award: "I'd Like To Check You For Ticks" at mbe@drinktothelasses.com

6 comments:

Toni said...

Dorkiest backpack EVER.

red pill junkie said...

and how about that nametag?? Maybe the purpose wasto make you feel HUMBLE in order to give a fair grade to the students...

PatsFan said...

Hi, MB !! Agree with you on the song, but the ACTUAL title is even better....

it's just "Ticks". Nuf Said.

Katie said...

I wanted to say that I just finished reading your book (I started it yesterday and couldn't put it down) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me laugh out loud and reminded me of my own years spent in an all-girls' school (high school, though, not college). Awesome book!

college gal said...

I think it's going to sound a little dorky of me but...I love that backpack!

The water bottle and name pouch I could do without :-)

MB said...

Oh, thank you Katie! I'm so grateful that you bought the book... how kind of you to also take the time to let me know you liked it... I surely appreciate that :)

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