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Is this what happens when you grow up? [Mar. 27th, 2004|08:17 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Today I got a dress for Spring Waltz, which is our big spring dance whoopdedoo-type-thing here at Grinnell. It was the first time since high school that I'd gone shopping for a dress with my mom, which got me thinking about whatever happened to my old high school prom dresses. I can't find them anywhere. One was navy blue velvet and one was black with a red rose winding across it. I'm sure they existed -- I have pictures of me wearing them and standing next to boys -- but they've vanished into the mist like none of that ever happened. I don't care so much about the boys, but it sure would be nice to have those dresses back.

I've been reading Catch-22 -- I'm about a third of the way through it. I remember I tried to read it when I was in middle school, and I thought it was horrifying and gruesome and quickly stopped reading. Now, I'm about to graduate from college, and I think it's horrifying and gruesome...and hilarious, and engrossing. I can't put it down. Is this what happens when you grow up?

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From: arielgodwin
2004-03-28 09:43 am (UTC)
That's a great book. I read it in middle school too, and there were a lot of words I didn't know. I should read it again, I'm sure I'd understand a lot more of it now...
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-03-29 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's got lots of good words. I think that one of the hallmarks of a good novel is that it sends you to the dictionary a few times -- not only because you don't know what the words mean, but because the author makes you care enough to go to that extra trouble.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2004-03-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
Did you check the closet under the stairwell by the piano? I have a prom dress or two in there.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-03-28 06:34 pm (UTC)
No, I never thought to look there. I never put them there, but maybe someone else did.
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