Mar 272008

[I accidentally posted this the other day, and then again, and then this morning too, before checking to see if the video worked, so I apologize to my subscribers who got email notification for an entry that didn’t exist. I hope you called me names. I’m clearly choking on technical difficulties over here. BLOGGING IS CONFUSING, YA’LL. Even when you’ve been doing it since 2001.]

There’s this girl who ambles around Brookline, typically decked out in track pants and a pullover. She’s never spotted without her headphones on and, if she’s been fed recently, you might be lucky enough to witness her busting out in spontaneous cheerleading moves.

A few years ago, I used my stealth and uncanny talent of hiding behind fences to document her in action.

I don’t see her as often anymore. Perhaps her joints are not as well-greased as they once were, but last Friday, in a moment of sheer kismet, she walked right past my car as I sat in the parking lot of CVS. She’s upgraded to real, honest-to-goodness pompoms. I couldn’t be happier.

One of the reasons keeping me here in this dumpy town is the hope that she’ll continue to give me glimpses into her world of recreational (but serious!) cheerleading.

I kind of wish I had interviewed her for my Creative Non-Fiction profile assignment, instead of the Mormon missionary. Oh well.

  8 Responses to “The Girl”

  1. Shit. That video is funny. Is that “Ya Mo Be There”?!?!

  2. i love how at the end of the video you run away giggling.
    things that are apparent just by the camera work. :)

    can’t wait for xiu xiu!

  3. That was just like watching The Blair Witch Project.

  4. Amazing. Who created this wonder? And don’t say god.

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