Wednesday night is another night for CRINGE. Here's the email I received about the event:
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:35:56 -0500
From: "Sarah & Liz"
To: cringe.reading -at- gmail.com
Subject: OH, with the cringing!
It's been two months since the last Cringe, so we have to ask you, is our playing hard to get working? Do you want us more? We know you do. It's okay, we want you too. Also, before I just tack on the same old same old at the end of this email, we'd like to really encourage people to feel free to bring stuff and volunteer to read without being on the list. I mean, we're at Freddy's, not the freaking Viper Room; just come on up.
Ha, does the Viper Room even still exist? That was like when my dad tried to reference Adam Curry once as proof he was cool and knew what MTV was. Anyway, I remember River Phoenix died there, in like, what, 1993? I was sixteen years old then and still dressing up for Halloween. Like, I remember watching that news report while sitting on my parents' floor and divvying up my candy.* Jesus. Too bad I didn't immediately go upstairs and write about that in my journal, because then I'd have something to read this week. Okay, I'm going to go eat some soup in my bathrobe and watch Matlock. See you fools Wednesday.
Funny people reading from their old diaries, letters, songs, poems, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence, but it's okay because they're totally cool and well-adjusted and super attractive now:
Cringe Reading Night
Wednesday, November 2, 8:30 pm
Freddy's Bar & Backroom
Dean & 6th Ave.
2/3 to Bergen, any train to Atlantic/Flatbush
More directions at http://www.freddysbackroom.com/directions.html
Cost: free dollars
Bring written evidence of your own shameful past and share if you dare!
To be removed from further Cringe mailings, reply to this email with YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE STOP EMAILING ME in the subject line.
* Maybe it was my brother's candy. Let's just say it was.
I'm taking something to read and it's not about dating. I think we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief now.