Intern Hilary: It's about time
In The Way of the WASP, Richard Brookhiser lays out the value system of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants. One value he cites is use, and he says that time, “the tyrant of daily life,” must be obeyed. While I am not a WASP, I could not agree more with this statement. Time rules my life, dictates how I spend my day, and forces me to think about the ever-approaching future outside of college, in the real world.
Unfortunately, I lost my watch. Now, I walk around campus like an imbecile, Blackberry constantly in hand in order to check and keep track of the time. Today I heard bells tolling: in my addiction to keeping track of the hours on my phone, I forgot that Vanderbilt’s bell tower announces the hour, on the hour. I’ve decided that I need a new watch. Now, if I were a WASP, I would probably already own the classic Cartier Tank Watch. While I can admire its beauty from afar on the wrists of other Vandy girls, the reality of this particular watch is a distant dream of an employed future after school.
For now, I have my eye on a bright, oversized Toy Watch. In addition to its obvious useful function, the Toy Watch is available in a vast array of bright colors that satiate my continuing appetite for all things fluorescent. Although I’m particularly fond of the lime green and neon purple, any hue of this necessary accessory is enough to make a bold statement. Maybe one day I’ll keep track of time with Cartier; but for now, Toy is just fine for me.