Saturday, April 24, 2010
I was reading an entry on a 20 year old's blog and they mentioned back in the day. The day? Did she mean day care? It seems that everyone has the notion they were a badass at some point in their life. Lets face it everybody wants a checkered past or an experience no one else has ever had. These are the events that songs are written about and have caused a great deal of damage to tree trunks and pocket knives. As I get older "the day" starts to get a little fuzzy which is good because I am forced to embellish and complete stories with more creativity.
Now the person with the blog entry has a crystal clear memory of whatever life shaping event that has occured. "Once my friend and I took all the green jello cubes from the cafeteria and made a peace sign out of them on the sidewalk." In ten years it will be something like "My freinds and I robbed a circle K and threw Twinkies at people on bicycles from our getaway car". Or was that me?