Even though I'm done with the whole school thing (for now at least - never say never), I still get that same giddy, back-to-school feeling every fall. That feeling of newness, anticipation, but most of all, moving forward.
Last week, I talked about measuring one's life in 10-year blocks. I graduated from high school 10 years ago. Rather than dealing with that fact in any direct manner by going to my 10-year reunion, I went with my mom to her 40-year reunion instead. I didn't know a soul there, but I think I heard "You look just like your mom did in high school!" about fifty times. I guess I can see it.
I think we can all agree on who had better hair back in the day.
We've come a long way, haven't we?
The number one song in 1971 (at least according to almighty Wikipedia) was Three Dog Night's Joy to the World. In 2001, it was Hanging By a Moment. Would you think me a traitor to my generation if I said I prefer 1971's pick? Even if Lifehouse has much better hair? And clothes? And lyrics that actually kinda make sense? No? Oh, what a relief! In that case, you won't object if I ask you to join me. Ready? All together now: JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG (DUH DUH DUH) WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE . . .