Monday, December 03, 2012
Freelance copywriter, writing consultant, and proprietor of Talking Shrimp, Laura Belgray ’91 lays out three “very valid reasons to hate nor’easters.”
“One: Old-timey apostrophes are goofy. Like in the word ‘per’aps,’ which, I’m ashamed to remember, I went through a phase of saying instead of ‘maybe’ when I was 11. That and the sandals with socks might be why even my little sister stopped thinking I was cool.
“Two: The weather part sucks, especially when you’re wearing baggy sweats that are too long and keep dipping into slush puddles, and then grow longer as they get wetter. Also, wind and snow or rain combo means more cheap, black umbrellas turned inside out on the street. It looks pathetic. Those 3-dollar umbrellas are pathetic on their best day, what with their icky, bumpy-textured plastic handles. …”
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Image: via Laura Belgray.
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