Sunglasses Indoors? That’s Hot.

Posted: March 25, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in Uncategorized
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I guess Paris would fit in just getting out of class at SU

I guess Paris would fit in just getting out of class at SU

I’ve been mildly confused about a bizarre trend that is going around campus. Yes, I understand that we have just begun “spring” in Syracuse, so your Uggs and earmuffs are still perfectly acceptable. The temperature is in the teens when you factor in the wind chill, so I see nothing wrong with bundling up with a Northface and a scarf. What I cannot even begin to fathom, however, is WHY people are wearing sunglasses when it is cloudy out, or better yet, sunglasses while inside!

Celebrities in LA have been sporting this look for years, but for them, it makes sense. Take Paris Hilton for example. She’s six feet tall, has bleached blonde hair, and is famous for absolutely nothing. The girl has made sex tapes on more occasions than days she’s actually worked. Obviously the paparazzi are going to be ALL over that, snapping pictures every step she takes.

If Paris were a normal person, (which, I assume she is not, considering she wrote in her book, “Never, ever wake up before ten; never go to bed before three. Normal hours are for normal people. You never want to be normal. Anyone can be normal. How boring. I’m yawning,”) she’d simply avoid LA hot spots that she knows will be crowded with paparazzi. Since obviously this is not an option, she has to resort to her huge aviators, in rain, snow, or indoors.

Syracuse students, however, are not Paris Hilton, and we are opposite side of the country as LA. So why do people feel it is necessary to immediately be incognito the second their nutrition lecture is over?! I have honestly seen girls walking out of class, looking over both their shoulders in a suspicious manner, and discretely putting on sunglasses.

Paris in disguise thinks "Oh, I'm so smart, people will think I'm really not an mediawhore because I'm halfassed disguising myself"

Paris in disguise thinks "Oh, I'm so smart, people will think I'm really not an mediawhore because I'm halfassed disguising myself"

When I raised my question to one of my friends, she immediately knew the answer: Posh Society. Apparently it is a website similar to PerezHilton.com, except instead of drawing word bubbles and penises on celebrities’ pictures, you do it to students. Anyone with a valid school e-mail address can log on and look at the website, create profiles for students, and add pictures with captions of students doing ridiculously embarrassing things. Then, users can rate each post as true or false while adding comments about each picture.

And thus, the mystery of the everlasting sunglasses has been solved. Except maybe next time you’re dancing on a bar in a mini skirt, you should nix the sunglasses and go for a more discrete wig. Hey, it worked for Paris.

–Nancy Mucciarone

Comments
  1. HOT PANTS says:

    you don’t know how much i appreciate this post. my friends and i have been trying to figure out this phenomenon for a while. half the time, i think, it’s to hide their hang overs.

  2. Jessica Scicchitano says:

    Bless you, Nancy. ❤

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