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Friday, April 24, 2009

Font party

I'm sitting in the crook of a giant burgundy plush couch at my sisters' sorority house, chewing on ice cubes and observing the chaos that is ninety synchronized menstrual cycles. They're all really nice girls, but it's so stereotypical: mascara wands and theme parties and way too much emotion. Tonight I'm going to a "font party." Someone's wearing a toga and going as Times New Roman. I'll either be Gothic or Georgia-- whichever piece (black eyeliner or a cowgirl hat) looks more likely to start some sort of drunken literary discussion.

I forgot to mention that part. When I drink, I feel really compelled to talk about literature. "You're such a transcendentalist," I once told a creeper frat guy. Kelly forcefully pulled me away at that point, to which the boy shouted, "Like 'Walden,' right? Yeah! I am!"

I'm not in the mood to blog right now, to be honest. I'll catch up tomorrow. If I call or text you tonight... forgive me.

20 comments:

Christine said...

Doesn't a certain nerdfighting author get mad at you for drinking?

Kristina said...

Oh I hope you drunk text me. xD

erin meagan said...

That is such a great theme!

Catherine said...

haha. Transcendentalists!

the apple that astonished paris said...

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oh my god that is the best party idea i've ever heard.

...[/biggestnerdoflife]

Kristen said...

I'm glad to hear you won't be going as comic sans, apparently everyone hates that font so much so that apparently some groups are trying to ban it. Have fun at the party!

taylor said...

Note to self: Throw font party for journalism friends only.

VicMorrowsGhost said...

WINDINGS!

Although if you went as Bell Gothic you could do an Emo version of Bell form Beauty and the Beast.

JustMargaret said...

This question comes in the form of two questions and one suggestion.

1) Who throws a font party?
2) Where can I meet this person?

http://www.deep.co.uk/games/font_game/
PLAY IT NOW.

[morgan.] said...

Font party?! Oh my gosh...I need to throw one of those. My birthday is coming up...you're all invited. :P

Hayley said...

hahaha ;)
your blog never seems to stop me from smiling! i spent my afternoon catching up on the ones i missed :)
have fun !

Anonymous said...

OH I do that too! Except that I start drunken philosophical discussions or drunken political discussions (because that's not inflammatory at all :-/) instead of literary ones. Being drunk whilst someone is trying to convince you that the world can't logically exist really messes with your head.
- Ali x

A.J. James said...

Wow I have been reading your blog on my iPhone this whole week and I have to tell you again how much I enjoy your blog every day. As far as drunk dialing and texting is concerned try to avoid DMing John Green and I think you'll be in the clear.

samstarr said...

omg. talking about literature when drunk = the story of my life.
most of the time people hate me for it, but then you find that one other lone english major at the party and it's like you've found your soulmate. Soon enough you find out that they too like Harry Potter and you both go off somewhere and people think you're hooking up but actually you're discussing the true nature of Snape and the degree to which Hedwig is dead. If super-tanked, these discussions often end in a cry-fest, mourning the dead HP characters.
*sigh*
This is why I love "ale with profs" night in my English dept. at Uni. It's like full frontal nerdity at those gatherings.

Jesse said...

Tengwar Annatar is a great font. It's actually one of the written Elvish languages from the LOTR series. *NERD*

Joy said...

Haha! Awesome...

My dad is a font designer (as in that's his job, cool or what?) and he loved the idea of a font party. We had a bit of a font nerd discussion about what different fonts people could go as, and how to portray those fonts...

89ravenclaw said...

"ninety synchronized menstrual cycles"

possibly the greatest way of describing a sorority house that i have ever heard

Johanna Jezebel said...

I think the best part about that transcendentalist story is that the guy actually then responded sort of coherently. LOL.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, Hayley! I've been catching up on older posts that I missed, and enjoying every moment of it.

Anyway, I thought I'd let you know that you are not alone. I've drunkenly told at least five different frat boys to read Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, on at least five different occasions. I've also been known to advise people that Engineering majors won't make them happy.

JulGra said...

OH MY GOD MORE DRINKING. HAYLEY. HONESTLY. HOW MANY FRAT PARTIES HAVE YOU BEEN TOO?

Jeeeezzzzzzzzz ohh mannnnnnnnnnnn.

Yeah. Sorry. I'm a bad person. Once again, hate email me. It's only fair.

But reading back through these...

I'm loving your honesty. As much as it shocks me... I love it.

And I'm loving your tales of high school. And I'm insanely curious about this douche bag you keep talking about.