This afternoon, a classmate remarked that he'd never seen me be overcome with emotion. "That's because my default setting is you don't want to mess with this", I said.
Also, he's never seen me cry because he's never been around me while I listen to This American Life. (I was listening to the "Ground Game" episode on my walk to class this afternoon and started getting weepy about the half-mile point. Zero to misty-eyed in 11 minutes!)
Things that make me cry while listening to This American Life episodes:
(especially if I'm listening to the podcast while on public transit, doing grocery shopping, or otherwise am near people who can see me start crying for no apparent reason)
-Oh, god that is the saddest, most poignant thing I've ever heard.
-Oh, god, that's the happiest, most joyful thing in the world.
-Oh, god, just stop poking me in the soft bleeding-heart place! The empathy hurts!
-Oh, god, I have such a thing for Ira Glass. Keep talking in your sexy radio voice, Secret Radio Boyfriend.