Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I hate people who try too hard. I don't mean trying as in the opposite of being lazy; I applaud effort. I mean trying too hard as in, today, I saw a guy at Starbucks, and on his laptop (because, of course, he was on his laptop at Starbucks), in big sticker-letters was written, "Space Cowboy." Really? Big Steve Miller fan? Maybe it was his fraternity pledge name? Most likely, it was what kids used to call him as they mercilessly beat him every day after he got home from space camp. And, while it was 75 degrees outside, he was obviously wearing a wool hat, which had long strings hanging down from the ear-flaps, or something, and two prominent red horns on the top. Now that I think about it, he may have even been wearing an armband, too, though I might just be retroactively injecting that element because in my mind it perfectly completes the picture. Anyway, that guy was trying way too hard.