This Week in Milford

March 21, 2016

Plot By Nora Ephron Hubbard

Filed under: Kenzie Hanley, Prairie Style Windows, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 3:37 am


This is the part in the romantic comedy where the romance hits a snag and the boy and the girl retreat to their corners to vent to their best friends in order to explain their inner turmoil to the audience.  In this format, the best friends don’t even speak or offer any comfort. They are cardboard cutouts of Bobby Truckerhat and Girl Who is Probably Leisl Ishii. There’s no room for their cute, b plot, what with all the basketball action!

Are those prairie style windows at Kenzie’s house? Close enough.



  1. Did Leisl steal Han Solo’s pants?

    Comment by billytheskink — March 21, 2016 @ 7:27 am

  2. Maybe, but that’s clearly a soccer ball poster in her room. Some rugger she turned out to be.

    Comment by g2design — March 21, 2016 @ 7:46 am

  3. “It took a long time to get comfortable being me. Now, overnight I’m not.” – Man, I like to think I’m not the sort of person who laughs at clunky depictions of teen angst, but then again I voluntarily write for this blog.

    Comment by timbuys — March 21, 2016 @ 7:49 am

  4. Leisl is so intimidated by Kenzie she sits at attention.

    Comment by RexKwonDo — March 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  5. Guess we just have to hope that these kids can figure out what most of us figure out only long after high school, that you can’t let stupid people’s stereotypes define you. I think Max especially has some growing up to do. “Sheepish” might be charming, “embarrassed” is kind of insulting.

    Comment by vaganova — March 21, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

  6. Kenzie: “It took a long time to get comfortable being me. Especially all the time in the weight room, doing upper body work until I had to walk through doors sideways. At least no one paid attention … who in this country pays attention to international rugby? Even my parents didn’t go to the games, and my grandmother thought I was traveling with a marching bagpipe band. Then I landed in Milford, where the one radio station and the one newspaper cover high school sports like the New York Post covers the Yankees. Now I’m famous for an incident that lasted two seconds and didn’t even result in an arrest. People pack the stands at the games to mock me … who in this country goes to a high school girls’ basketball game? Am I making any sense?”
    Leisl: “Not really listening. If you were paying any attention to my posture, you’d have realized I need to use your bathroom.”

    Comment by Philip — March 21, 2016 @ 2:31 pm

  7. Dunno about prairie style windows, but those are The Bucket’s Mid-Century Moderns in P1.

    I think Leisl developed that posture when she was sixteen going on seventeen.

    Comment by teenchy — March 21, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

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