Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Before Everything Was On The Internet
My friend Reese and I got to talking today about our days as college rebels. We caused quite a stir that had a lot to do with Welcome to the Dollhouse and was a total accident on our part.
Me, Reese, Heather and Deanne were all sitting in class one day. Talking about Welcome to the Dollhouse and how much we love it. Quoting it. The usual things people do when they love something. Now, I don't know who's idea it was, but one of us decided we should have a Dawn Weiner Fun Run. (Dawn Weiner is the star of Welcome to the Dollhouse) It's not like the movie had just come out. It'd been out for awhile. It just felt right. It felt like something we should so clearly do. Once we got talking about the fun run it sort of snowballed into this huge ridiculous thing.
We went to Good Will and bought ourselves some shorty shorts. We got white t-shirts and wrote "Special People's Club" on them. (If you've seen the movie it makes sense) We printed out numbers to pin on our shirts. All our classmates were really excited to see us act so stupid for no reason. We had a couple people holding a ribbon for us to run through at the finish line. We got a couple other people to hand/throw us water in dixie cups. We had a route, going through buildings, around the walkway. It was all good, stupid times.
That is until a gentleman from the school people caught a glance of us and our shirts. He asked me what we were doing. I said "Dawn Weiner Fun Run" Well, the dude was livid. He decided that we were doing this to make fun of people. Us, the people running around through buildings in shorts, that had water thrown on them, were doing this to show everyone how cool we were and to throw it in everyone's face. He wrote a story about it in the school paper. About what terrible people we were running around making fun of everyone in his mind. He tried to talk to our design instructors about what awful people we were and did they realize what we were doing!? Had they seen Welcome to the Dollhouse!?
Somehow us loving a movie, having a few hours to kill between classes and having a silly good time turned into this huge thing. I tried searching for the article today to no avail. I think this was pre-online everything or something. Before print was dead.
I mean look at us! Clearly we thought we were too cool 4 school! (You can't tell who anyone is but me. I don't know if they want to be implicated in such HORROR)