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Mexican schools are weird.

July 5, 2010

Sure, I wanted to wake up early. Last night after reading some memorable passages from the short novel, La Piel Muerta, I told myself, “I will wake up early and write.” But what I really meant was, I will wake up at some reasonable hour (10am), shower, eat breakfast and write for 3 hours and then read for 4. A good 7 hours before starting my new French class (7:30pm-10:30).

What I didn’t know when I went to bed was that across the street there would be a graduation at 8am. That little boys and girls in blue uniforms would walk to receive a diploma (at least it looked like a diploma) while Radiohead’s Creep played for the entire neighborhood to hear. Yes. Radiohead. 8am for a graduation. As I heard the words, “I wish I was special, your so fucken special, but I’m a creep” I thought of calling my friend Daniel and telling him I had found an elementary that produces the emo’s of tomorrow. WHY else could they possibly be playing CREEP during a transitional moment of Mexico’s future teachers, engineers, politicians? Creep was followed by BitterSweet Symphony and a little girl talking about “our” responsibility. As I prepared breakfast I muttered, almost unconsciously, “KISS ASS.” Maybe I was upset that her words had undone the previous work of the Verve and Radiohead: why couldn’t I remain in the past for a few more minutes! OR at least in bed, sleeping, waiting for a reasonable hour before I got back to being a responsible student.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2010 6:34 pm

    That is really wierd, but I would have called Nick. Would have reminded me of the days when I would wake up to Green Day and radiohead and nirvana

  2. July 5, 2010 11:27 pm

    jajaja the future emo's of tomorrow

  3. July 6, 2010 2:27 am

    you're taking French in Mexico City? That's weird.

  4. July 6, 2010 3:19 am

    Yes. thought of nick as well.Taking french to pass a French exam that is required of all latin american phds at columbia..fun times..though its pretty interesting to see who takes french in df.

  5. July 8, 2010 8:17 pm

    my mom thinks the lyrics to creep are "im a weirdo"

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