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I'm a big kid now [Nov. 3rd, 2006|04:54 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Maybe I'm crazy, or maybe I've turned into an enormous weather wuss since leaving the Midwest. But I don't remember the Halloween-times of my youth being this ass-cold. I don't even remember Halloween-time last year being this cold. I remember a gentle mist that snuck up on you. I remember eating Quorn-and-Muenster sandwiches with Amanda and not having a desk. But I don't remember bone-chilling wind and rain.

A bag of cheap candy that other people picked out doesn't seem so special or desirable now that I can go to the store and get candy whenever I want. I look at these kids and I think that if I were one of them, I'd be saying, "You want me to go door-to-door in this shit? Fuck that, I'm going home and ordering in pad Thai." And of course, that's not at all what I would've said when I was their age.

"When I was their age." *sigh*

We don't think that we change, but we do. I don't want to go door-to-door for candy, I tell people that something is "great" when what I mean is that it's tolerable, I can get all the way through The Fountainhead without having to stop out of disgust with how morally bankrupt most of the characters are. I'm a big kid now!

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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2006-11-04 12:59 am (UTC)
I can get all the way through The Fountainhead without having to stop out of disgust with how morally bankrupt most of the characters are. I'm a big kid now!

Could it be because you've developed a tolerance? So many public figures in this country, particularly the political leadership on a certain governing party, are living real life as though they were characters in an Ayn Rand novel.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-11-04 05:35 am (UTC)
Oh, candy is just like sex and postcards. Getting it is easy! The idea that someone is giving it to you is the fun part!
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[User Picture]From: eliciel
2006-11-05 12:48 am (UTC)
Its funny you mention it being colder. I could swear up and down that the summers are getting hotter every year I'm alive.

Also... does it make me a bad person that I wasn't bothered by the characters in The Fountainhead when I read it? Granted, I only read it in 2002 so I was already pretty adult. But then, I read Grapes of Wrath in high school, and wasn't bothered by that, and I read The Clan of the Cave Bear as a 14 year old (there's rape and stuff) and wasn't bothered. I think part of me growing up is that I am more morally/ethically conservative than before. But I also am more likely to look at multiple sides of an issue and less likely to hold fast to one ideology....

Anyway. This is a humerous yet thought provoking entry of yours, Lindsey! arigatou!
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2006-11-05 02:40 am (UTC)
You're a better person than I. I can't get past the first 10 pages of an Ayn Rand novel without wanting to run away screaming.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2006-11-06 05:22 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-11-06 06:11 am (UTC)
Heh. I'm not sure that makes me "better".
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