This week’s theme is TIME, and this week I had a birthday. A big one.
Forty is a milestone that seems weird. That big number isn’t mine. It can’t be. I don’t feel forty.
Among the presents was a CD, Judas Priest’s Defenders of the Faith. I looked at the back, squeeing, eager to hear Freewheel Burning and my favorite, Love Bites. Then I saw it. The year the record was released. 1984.
In my mind it was suddenly ‘86 again. My hair was a big frizzy perm and I was just a rock-n-roll nerd wearing spandex while I jammed on my guitar in my bedroom…sometimes to this music.
The memory was fond. The realization that it was twenty-four years ago was not.
It seems like yesterday, but where has all that TIME gone? It’s leaked into photographs, crawled into scrapbooks, and burrowed into memories.
So, go back in TIME with me, Linda--your Hump-Day Word-Whore, and reminisce on this:
You know you’re stuck between Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers when: