the wrong side of the bed

Saturday, April 01, 2006

i do not want to be a temp again

10:07 PM


Have you ever had a perm? My mom made me get a perm when I was like in fifth grade, and I've never forgiven her for it.
Blogger jeremy, at 6:55 AM  
there are moments when you are clever.

anyway, yes, i also do not want a perm again. yes, my mother also made me get one when i was in fifth grade.
Blogger dorotha, at 10:40 AM  
When I was in 7th grade--which is for these purposes equivalent to 5th--I wanted to shave my head, and my mother let me. But she wouldn't let me get the dreadlocks I wanted the year before.
Blogger Rhymes With Scrabble, at 12:35 AM  
I'm confused--the title of your post is "I do not want to be a temp again," but everyone is posting about hair. Is there a story here known only to those who were at some event in Madison?
Blogger Gwen, at 11:14 AM  
i had the same thought, gwen. although jeremy's hair response was an apparent non-sequitur, dorotha did refer to it as "clever", something she is ever-reluctant to do, so it must have been diabolically clever. clearly, we the teeming multitude are being left in the dark. i say, illuminate!
Blogger Henry, at 12:14 PM  

It's a pun: temp, perm. TEMPorary, PERManent.
Blogger Sean, at 1:00 PM  
That level of word-play is WAY too complex to expect normal people to get.
Blogger Gwen, at 2:19 PM  
but see, it's more than a pun, as it's actually, more than anything else, an inside joke/nod to dorotha's past. thus: complexity. and countless millions left bewildered.
Blogger Henry, at 2:56 PM  
no, it is mostly a pun. you don't need to know that i had a perm in order to get the joke. jeremy may not even remember that already knew about my childhood perm.

calling him clever, on the other hand, is an inside joke.
Blogger dorotha, at 3:32 PM  
I didn't know Dorotha had a perm. I was hoping the link in her comment about it was going to be to a photo.
Blogger jeremy, at 8:00 AM  
i feel dumb
Blogger Henry, at 9:27 AM  
jeremy is wrong. he does know that i had a perm. i even showed him the picture. i think that maybe he just can't remember things that aren't about him. just a theory.
Blogger dorotha, at 12:27 PM  
Somewhere there is an incriminating 5th grade photo of me sporting both a perm and, if memory serves, a pink Esprit shirt.


- Carole
Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:33 PM  
Dorotha's theory is compelling. Every time I say anything about Scrabble to Jeremy, he says, "You like Scrabble?" At this point, I think I've told him that I like Scrabble like 50 times. He always receives it as news.
Blogger Rhymes With Scrabble, at 7:21 PM  

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