Saturday, March 14, 2009

SPF 30

I "graduated" from the 8th grade in the spring of 1999. Was there a ceremony? No. Did my parents throw me a party? Not for another four years. But I'll tell you what did happen. Baz Luhrmann dedicated a little song called "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" to the class of 1999. Chances are fantastic he was referring to high school and college graduates but ya know what? That man did not sing a note of that song so he lost credibility from the jump. I strangely remember everything he says, and consistently adhere to what he laid out.

So maybe Z104 is no more (remember the Titanic mixes those people came out with? GENIUS) and Ricky Martin's Livin' la Vida Loca is the song everyone thinks about when they reflect on the music of '99 (guilty) but I'm going to ask you to listen to "Everybody's Free" the next time you're having a little problem. I guarantee that problem will be solved in 5 minutes and 4 seconds.

maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. your choices are half chance. so are everybody else's.

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