Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sometimes the Clothes Do Not Make the Man (A Diversion)

1991
I'm a freshman at San Diego State and every weekend I drive up to Encinitas where Bryan is living in an apartment with a roommate who has a pillow airbrushed with tits. Bryan surfs while I sit on the beach. We drink. Fight. We are so young and tight but feel grown up. I drive my maroon Volkswagen Cabriolet way too fast on the freeway singing along to this song feeling like my mouth curves just like Christy's or Linda's, angling my jaw like they do in the video. On the weekends I do go-sees and watch House of Style and sketch clothes. I don't know it yet, but I am really unhappy.

Not sure what made me think of this song tonight but I did, and listening to it I am right back there as I mouth the words and feel hot and simple, my only worry that Bryan didn't call me back.

God, I love this song. Almost makes me want to put on shorts with tights and a belt, a unitard, a choker, ankle boots. Instead I think I will listen to it in my car this weekend, mouthing along like Christy and Linda, two carseats in the back.

5 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

omg. house of style. the memory of it takes me right back...

carrotlove said...

Wow, this post brought me back. I was driving my vw jetta (when it wasn't being towed) to Juanitas taco shop off the 101 singing to Deborah Harry's, "I want that man". Want me to send you some mexican food?

Geli said...

I guess some of us live in your old stomping grounds....It's still nice driving up the coast on 101 - if it weren't so damn crowded now.

Anonymous said...

I love my life in my 30's with my wonderful famliy and all. But gosh I miss those days in my 20's when all I worried about was a phone call from a boy... lol...so true...:) And I totally still rock out in the car with baby seat in back the music is just much lower and I drive a lot slower. :)\\Ally, SJC.

Good Enough Woman said...

I was a senior in college and would strategize my MTV viewing times to increase my changes of seeing the video. Then I would dance. Great song, indeed.