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我没有做错(I’m Doing Nothing Wrong)

更新时间:2011-01-09    来源/发布:www.en369.cn    作者/编辑:英语作文网

  my father, dale, hits on p.j. harvey at her rock show. actually, it is a p.j. harvey lookalike. there are dozens like her, wannabe rock stars wearing ankle boots with pin-sized heels. the others, boys with thrift shop tees over crisp oxfords, men like my dad whom everyone assumes is a roadie because he looks like he’s in a heavy metal band, and older women with scattered hair and dry lips, jostle to prove they’re up to it. i prefer the latter. they have a startled, somewhat embarrassed look, as if they tend to people’s vanity and ailments like a bikini-waxer or hospital attendant. under cover, with the aid of protective gear. i think, these are the women my dad should be interested in, not the ones everyone else wants. i thought my dad was an original, but i am wrong.

  "this is not new york," dale tells me in his van. on its side is a sign that reads, "daddy’s little girl flooring." it’s alarming how many calls he gets out of this. he used to work with another guy, greg, in manhattan, but he died so i came to work with him. now, if we’re refinishing, there’s usually a woman at the door who will say by way of greeting, "you must be daddy’s little girl." i imagine people wondered who the little girl was when it was just my father and greg."i know this isn’t new york," i say. "it’s been ages." i am fond of outdated expressions that make me feel madcap and carefree. he doesn’t mean we left new york a half-hour ago, and are well into the heart of new jersey or connecticut. he means, we left new york for good. we did, four years ago. after a year of doing floors together in new york, we moved the business to fort collins, colorado. what dale refers to is the traffic outside denver, where we\'re headed. we’re idling on i-25. unlike some people who would’ve said, "what’s the holdup, this isn’t new york," or if they’re really pissed, "what the hell, this isn’t fucking new york," my father states the obvious as if he’s unsure of it’s veracity.

  my dad loves p.j. harvey as much as he loves fleetwood mac and the eagles. he admits it is odd, given the fact that most parents find her music to be just a lot of noise, but something about her speaks to him. he heard my boyfriend larry playing her album to bring you my love when he came to pick me up for work, and asked if he could borrow it. larry tried to convince him to take her first album instead but dale would have none of it. this was a cardinal sin. larry believes in listening to music chronologically, from the first album to the last, always. i have questioned him on this extensively. what if the first album sucks, and your favorite is the most recent? or you hear a song on the radio, and go to buy the cd, only to find the song your looking for is on the second, or third, or fourth? what then? according to larry, you’re screwed. you have to start from the beginning, every time. in fact, the whole notion of "favorite" is blasphemous. there’s a larger picture to see. he doesn’t listen to the radio, for this reason. larry goes nuts when he comes across a greatest hits collection. concerts are out of the question, since they\'re a greatest hits collection with amped up applause and bad feedback. hence, his absence at tonight’s show.

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