10.28.2008

not a dry eye in the house

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.

2 comments:

helen said...

There is nothing on this earth that makes me cry as much as the "Unconditional Love" episode of TAL. I am actually getting misty and emo just thinking about it right now. OMG. Need to go get a tissue.

helen said...

AND! When we both lived in Chicago, I would sometimes drive past Ira Glass's home. It was not creepy, I swear.