Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We cannot fully understand that which is underground . . .

Today in my teenage angst, I made Little Red.  That’s right, my dream has been made reality.

For those not aware, Little Red is the underground newspaper at my college. Every issue makes my life a little bit better.  It also sparks a lot of dangerous conversation around campus.  But I guess that’s why it’s underground. 

SO, this post is dedicated to John Ottens and that day of old when the most commonly used phrase about him was “John’s bringing sexy back;” a picture taken because of this phrase is the reason I was included in a Little Red issue. 

Secondly, today in my teenage angst, I had the best and most awkward interaction with our Student Body President. 

I was sitting with a friend in one of the chapel pews when Anthony noticed an issue of Little Red on my friend’s lap.  He then stated, “Oh that issue; the controversial one.”  I then replied in Hannah fashion, “I thought it was one of the strongest yet.”
“You mean the most controversial?  Oh no you mean the best.”
“Yes, I found it to be the one of the best written, argued and researched issues I’ve seen from them.”

He then got really quiet and noticeably awkward.  He flashed his award winning smile at me and said “That’s wonderful.”  Awkward pause while I stared awkwardly back at him, “No it really is,” he finished. 

Then he gathered up his stuff, wished me a good day and walked away. 

What a moment for him. 


laurakdh said...

That was a good moment for him. speechless.

laurakdh said...

Thanks for keeping me anonymous. Wouldn't want people to find out that I'm Flaura.

Mich said...

haha. caught!

John Ottens said...

Haha. I <3 Hannah.

And I <3 Little Red, too; now that I'm not a candidate I can say that in public . . .