Thursday, October 12, 2006

In case you have any doubt that I am anything but a big nerd, allow me to tell you about my lunchtime musings.

So I walked into the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner, and I’m meandering among the produce department and as I come upon the lettuce display, the first few lines of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" instantly pops into my head.

Why, you may ask?

Lettuce go then, you and I
When the evening is spread out against the sky

Ha! What can I say? Produce can sometimes a trigger spontaneous reciting of poetry.

Evidently you can take the girl out of the English Major but you can’t take the English Major out of the girl.


Amanda* said...

You are too cute. :-)

Sarah said...

haha thanks. i amuse myself at least. :-P

Nicky said...

So it seems that I have a fellow poetry dork! A few winters ago, I went through a phase where I couldn't stop drinking hot beverages (either the coffee pot or the kettle was always on) and I always thought of the line "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" every time. Though, admittedly, that's not nearly as hilarious as your lettuce.

Anonymous said...

Haha, I love it. I, too, get random snatches of poetry in my head sometimes. On occasion, I'll recite it out loud and no one will get it. However, on occasion, someone will and I'll feel like they're my new best friend. ;)

Sarah said...

nicky: ha! you have no idea how psyched that makes me.

stacey: i know exactly what you mean. i once randomly quoted this e.e. cummings poem totally out of context in one of my classes and the boy sitting behind me quoted the next few lines back to me. I was like "so should we get married now? or wait until spring?".

Anonymous said...

I must brush up on my poetry. I recently read something by ee cummings and thoroughly enjoyed it (hint, Sarah, after watching In Her Shoes, which I own and love and know you recently saw, I was intrigued enough to go look for him). So please, please share this "So should we get married now? or wait until spring?" poem - which one is it??

Sarah said...

e.e. cummings is one of my faves, i highly reccomend him!

and the "should we get married" isnt a poetry was just me wanting to marry that kid because he knew what poem i was talking about! that used to do it for me. :-P

Anonymous said...

LOL - I'm such an IDIOT!! Haha, too freaking funny. I love it. You should have married him and then you could make little pink-shoe toting, poetry-spouting, curly-headed babies. They'd be so hot.

Nicky said...

I would've had a minor in English, but RISD didn't offer it until the year after I graduated. Fie on you, RISD!!! FIE! (shaking my fist)
If they had offered it while I was there, I was only ONE credit shy (Intro to Minoring in English or whatever) because I filled up my liberal arts requirements with lit classes. THREE poetry classes later (one reading, two writing) and welcome to Degree-free Dorkville.