Monday, May 02, 2005

CPJL: Has Never Before Been Called "Pedantic," but Kind Of Likes It.

Hi Internet!

The Cleveland Park Junior League-

The smart girls: When you get to know them, you like them, but before that it's "that girl" in senior AP English who is actually the smartest person in class, but she knows it, and keeps bringing up points that NO ONE was interested in and then keeps talking and usually arguing with the teacher.

I really, really wanted to like these chicks (Lady Jane, the Duchess and the Governess) are smart and quite witty ("the shit that comes out of her mouth"). They are positioning themselves to be a sort of answer to the CPMC, which fine, but there answer appears to be more whiney than clever. Their actual postings are fine, a little pedantic, but hey, it's DC. However, every time I read their blog comments they post on their other sites, I puke a little in my mouth.

I like them just throwin those brass balls onto the table and challenging the gents, but alas, they are coming out swinging, but with no real purpose. The whole thing (sadly) stinks of smug and so I can merely wait and hope that the banter becomes a lot less smart people trying really hard to impress other smart people. Oh, and they drink, too, but I need more from these little tarts.


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1. I shouldn't allow comments on this because I fear LJG getting all red-pen-ish with her bad self. So contain yourself, Miss Lady Jane Grammar Police. Nobody likes the smart girl, at least not up-front when you're all loud about it. Right? Right. Right!

2. I wrote notes and then folded them into football-shapes during my AP English classes, lo those many years ago, & therefore never said a word. But hey, SHOUT OUT to teacher Mary-Patricia Amibraghili, and her mad love of all things The Sound and the Fury. Prom committee props and shit.

3. I drink, but I don't drink and tell. Smug? That's kind of true. I can work with smug. Blogs with PURPOSE? Novel idea. We lack purpose. Absolutely. Agreed. Check and check.

4. I promise to never comment on another blog again. I dislike being responsible for other's well-being, especially someone I don't know. (Sidenote: It's why I only own an undemanding beta fish.)

14 Comments:

Blogger Cleveland Park Men's Club said...

1. We totally know how you feel, ladies. But, it's usually the smart girls who are the best in bed. Just don't be the know-it-all girls...that is way worse.

2. We were the guys who were touching our thumbs together, index fingers raised, and created the goalposts for you to score....the football notes, that is.

3. You do lack purpose. But, we totally love you anyway....b/c of #1.

4. Even us?

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Governess said...

1. I don't dig know-it-alls, but I do dig LJG's sense of grammar. Unless she's 8 cocktails in, in which case I think it mostly disappears into bundle of tiny rage.

2. Excellent. And, it being the early 90s or so, at least your Oakley's would have prevented said note from any damage to your cornea. I had notoriously bad flicking-aim.

3. Thanks. I think.

4. I make tiny, idle, meaningless threats all the time.

Somewhere, someone, is throwing up a little in her mouth.

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Senator said...

Yeah, but we broke up, so it's ok.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Lady Jane Grey said...

1) I have holstered the red pen except for the most egregious offenses. Yes, G, smart girls really should learn to keep there (SIC) mouths shut lest they be called pedantic and cause wide-spread projectile vomiting amongst their blog readership. This is why I'm good friends with The G.: to remind me to lighten up, have another drink, and quote Family Guy until I cry laughing and my IQ drops 4 points.

2) In high school English class, having already read ahead three chapters in the book, I was the girl doodling hearts and ponies in the margins of my notes while secretly wishing I could play desk football with G and the CPMC boys.

3) I drink. I am the Pickled Tornado. I am a tart. And a tease. I am okay with this.

4) I find it irritating when others demand that I make my motives/purpose transparent. I think this makes me smug. I am more than okay with this.

5) I can't promise that I won't comment on other's blogs ever again, but I will provide complimentary barf bags and warm towelettes with each post.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Cleveland Park Men's Club said...

Good use of (sic).

7:15 PM  
Blogger V said...

These comments are more than generous because if you had read my blog it is Napoleon Dynamite to your Rushmore. Perhaps Futurama to your Simpsons / Family Guy / Arrested Development.

Hum, point being, LJG and all: keep the blog posts and the whole nine coming, if you knew me, you would never listen to a goddamn thing I said.

I think you ladies are cool as shit--being from Oklahoma originally, I am always jealous of the smart chicks :)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Elvis said...

1. Nobody likes the smart girl. Exceptions to this are as follows:
i. She has cute friends you want to date;
ii. she has homework you need to copy;
iii. she's got extra study hall slips;
iv. she's also the prettiest girl in school.

2. I remember AP English as "social hour", but without the beer. Sometimes I worried about homework, in which case I stayed two sentences ahead of the teacher. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have even bothered.

3. We all drink. I worry about people who don't drink.

4. I contract with myself all the time to never post, then breach this clause. Damnit. Must get a new contracts lawyer.

5:38 PM  
Blogger The Governess said...

Oh, V:

I call backpeddle. See, methinks you DON'T think we're cool as shit, otherwise you would have found something else to write about on your blog. But I'm not really concerned with it. Go on with your bad self. Ruff n stuff with your bloggopuffs!

Next up, I request a sweeping stereotypical overview of the "blog clog" a la "DC Blogs: The College Years." Kind of like "Saved by the Bell", sans former pro football player Bob whats-his-name.

9:03 AM  
Blogger V said...

Backpeddle is a fair assessment, but I just write about whatever I find interesting--this blog shit (as you know) is pretty creative / cool, and you all are certainly a part of it.

And, I do think you all define geek chic--you don't have to believe me anyway, I've always known Governess was the hardass.

2:18 PM  
Blogger The Governess said...

actually, i'm totally not the hardass. that's the Duchess.

2:30 PM  
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