While I'm writing about news items, did you hear about the man and woman who got caught having sex in a public restroom at the Minnesota-Iowa game?
The latest is that this woman — who is 38 and married — says she has no memory of the event because she'd drunk too much wine before the game. She didn't know the man in question. I am trying to imagine the chain of events that must have led her and a stranger 12 years her junior to get it on in a restroom stall, loudly enough that people gathered outside the door to cheer them on. If it had happened at a private party or fraternity back room, she'd have had to nurse the dirty little secret on her own. As it is, she says her life has been ruined. She's been fired from her job, and I can only imagine what that ride back to Iowa with her husband must have been like. How humiliating. How sad. And yet ... how titillating, the stories of other people's lusts and frailties. There's a reason this is the most-e-mailed story on the Pioneer Press Web site today. Probably the same reason I posted it on my blog.