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August 14, 2010 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Retroblog - the web version of one American student's year abroad, 1988-89
posted by mippy (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I spent the rest of the evening conversing with Doug about what we hoped to see and do while we were in England. His friend Lara stopped by a bit to say farewell. “Love and adventure,” as Doug says, referencing the Pseudo Echo album. “Take it as it comes,” as I say, referencing The Doors song.

Lord, that was written in the 1980s, all right.
posted by blucevalo at 9:34 AM on August 14, 2010


How quaint.
posted by unliteral at 10:59 AM on August 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Heavens. I've made it as far as October 22, and I'm really quite worried for Doug:

He was being quite distant tonight, moodier and darker than usual (and that’s saying a lot!), just staring at candles burning in his room, listening to the Ultravox album, “The Blooded Sword.”
posted by penguin pie at 2:07 PM on August 14, 2010


This is why I avoid reading my old journals.
posted by idest at 2:12 PM on August 14, 2010


Lord, that was written in the 1980s by a student, all right.
posted by Decani at 2:15 PM on August 14, 2010


The 80s were spottier.
posted by Beardman at 5:50 PM on August 14, 2010


This is actually pretty addictive, and it's difficult not to cheer the guy on as he was then for all of his grating young-adult earnestness and cluelessness (he cheerfully acquires his NHS card shortly after sneering at some left-wing activists). So far, plenty of drinking but no sex.
posted by Ritchie at 8:14 PM on August 14, 2010


So far, plenty of drinking but no sex.

Yeah, that was pretty much most of the '80s for me, too.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:52 PM on August 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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