looking back through the years
As I enter 2017, refreshed and full of new hopes for the coming year, I reflect upon my life as it is now and compare to what it was like just a couple of decades ago. Am I happier? Am I wiser? Am I more fulfilled? Who knows. All I know is that I look back and laugh and laugh and laugh...and laugh...cry a little and then laugh some more.
Here's a review of my life, then versus now.
Then: Tom Cruise
Now: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (he rocks my world)
Then: Crimping Iron and Sony Walkman
Now: Dyson Vacuum
Then: Stay awake all night eating chocolate and potato chips while watching Tom Cruise movies and playing MASH
Now: Stay awake all night because I had a cup of coffee at 3 pm, otherwise I just want to sleep, please let me sleep, I have to pee, but then, dear God, let me fall asleep
Then: Sweet Valley High, R.L.Stine, Choose Your Own Adventure
Now: Bernstein Bears and my life is already part horror-part adventure story
Then: York Peppermint Patties, Peanut M&M's and Cheetos, the crunchy kind. Lots of Pepsi.
Now: Fiber. Lots of Pepcid.
Then: Anything "poofed," "to the side" and/or "scrunched"
Now: I wake up with poofy, scrunched hair and a bunch of things already hanging to the side
Life was simpler back then, yet somehow more ridiculous (despite low-hanging boobage), than the life I lead now.
Probably my mother.