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Soundtrack for a Breakup: '90s Edition
Five songs that got me through a particularly rough patch of the Clinton administration.
By Matthew DiFrancesco
1. Weezer, "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"
"How's it going with Nicole?" Tim asks.
"Better, I think. She seems more into it these days." I actually have to turn down the Weezer that I'm loudly playing in my room to make sure I can hear what Tim's about to say. But for a moment, there's just silence on the other end.
I know it hasn't been easy with Nicole recently, but I love her, and if we could ever get back to the feeling of our first months together, it would be worth it. What I don't know is that yesterday, Nicole stopped at a local bakery, bought three cupcakes, invited the baker back to her apartment, and promptly blew him. Tim, on the other hand, does know this. Once he collects himself, he quietly clues me in to the fact that my girlfriend spent the past evening giving head to a complete stranger, who by some random chance happens to be an old friend of his.
I hang up numb. And then I have what is surely the least rational and (in retrospect) most hilariously '90s thought possible at such a delicate moment: "But I got her tickets to Alice in Chains Unplugged!"