Monday, October 02, 2006

The Pretty Colors of Fall, All 300 of Them

Don't you love New York in the fall? It
makes me want to buy school supplies. I
would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened
pencils if I knew your name and address.

—"You Got Mail"

It has become a bit chilly in New York City (yet, they still haven't turned off the AC in my office...) and I can't stop thinking about this quote.

I'm really missing school this year. Way more than last year. Last year I just wanted a job...ha hA HA!

I'm even missing Virginia Tech's Drill Field, which I still blame for making me late to every class freshman and sophomore year when I had to walk across it—or maybe I was late because I wanted to see the end of "Trading Spaces" and I loathed Microeconomics...

But I don't just miss the all-nighters at the Math Empo, actually being able to sleep in past 10 AM, buying $2 liter beers of Natty Lite at Hokie House and VT football games—kids' uniforms and knee socks are getting me all nostaglic about my Catholic school days. I'm tempted to trek to the Brooklyn Target for a bright yellow box of 300 Crayola Crayons with colors like "Macaroni and Cheese" and "Blue Green" and "Green Blue."

New notebooks! Pens! Pencils!

Maybe I just liked the shopping...

Or maybe I miss the excitement of Pizza Wednesdays at St. John's Elementary School or tag days at O'Connell High School, dress down days that cost a $1 for student council fundraisers. Tag Days were a HUGE deal in high school, like, a total bigger deal than Fashion Week in Bryant Park—trip to Abercrombie & Fitch required. Of course these days I can eat pizza for lunch any day I want—if I disregard my bank account and my waistline—and I do have Casual "Jeans" Friday, for free.

Maybe, my boss wouldn't mind if I expensed a 50-count box of Crayons.


Post a Comment

<< Home