September 24, 2003

Blond Traffic Report

Guys with pretty hair make me laugh.

Waiting at a red light on my way to school today, a guy was fluffing his long blonde hair in the rearview mirror of his pretty imported car. I had to sit back and smile.

The golden locks were in his face, so he slicked it back a bit to create hair organization, fluffed it again to maintain fullness, then slicked again. What a paradox!

I liked watching him. He was so obsessed with his looks. I wonder...was he going to see his woman? his man? his mother? hmmmmmmm.

It fuels my mind. To know. To jump in that car with him, ride to wherever he was going, and simply smile when his mother comes out of her split-level and says, "You look so thin! Welcome home."

I have to smile, then write about it.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 24, 2003 5:05 PM

correct me if im wrong please! but the other day in classs i thought that you did not want to hear about the holocaust? so what is with the sudden change of heart? i thought you didnt want to hear another story sbout it ? however i am glad you got somthing out of it . by the way iam jewish, so i was offened by that comment the other day . just wanted to let you know . no ill feelings or anything .

Posted by: leah pore at September 25, 2003 3:22 PM

I said in class the other day that I didn't want to see another Holocaust presentation with sad pictures and faces. In my blog, I stated that Mr. Mendler did not offer either of these, and in that way, I loved the presentation--he changed my perception of the Holocaust.

I also said that my preconceived notions were blown apart. This happens to me all the time. A nasty by-product of ignorance.

I have watched _Nuremburg_ and parts of another movie--I can't remember the title, and I was sickened by the photos. It is important to face that, and I know that; but that day in class, I remembered those sights of sickness, death, and destruction, and was cringing at the thought of another mass murder show.

I am sorry if I offended you; some things just shouldn't be shown over and over again--you remember them for years afterward, just as Mendler does.

Posted by: Amanda at September 25, 2003 4:20 PM
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