Moments That Sucker Punched Me Today
Hey, I'm Paul. Thank you for having me. Seems like a wonderful community, and I hope I can refrain from exclusively contributing unforgivable puns.
- •Running into the girl I loved in high schoolOn my way to Washington Square Park with a 14lb burrito in hand, I ran into the girl I loved in high school. The one who I called when I walked my dog. The one I haven't seen in 7 years. The one who slept next to me in our friend's basement wearing only my extra t-shirt, while I, having never been kissed, kept to my side of the bed in case she didn't mean anything by it. She said I looked the same. She said she'll be living here for at least 2 years. I was so taken aback by her smile.
- •Overhearing a woman on the bus to New JerseyHysterically laughing, she reached into the aisle and begged my older, chubby construction worker seat-mate to take her headphones. He "[had] to listen to the best song in the world." When he guessed "The Final Countdown?" she told him it was her dead brother's favorite song.
- •Writing my first listThe only thing worse than a blank page is a blank private social networking profile. This went through entirely too many drafts.
- •Getting hit by the CEO of FacebookTechnically a Zuckerpunch. I'm sorry.