i’m supposed to be in portland, oregon already. instead making the best of it at the minneapolis-st paul airport.
when i was packing for my trip odin noticed i grabbed my 5th generation nano ( which pretty much only gets used when i’m traveling to save space and battery life on my phone ) and he said simply and without any sense of irony, “oh, you’re taking your old fashioned iPod?”
oh, i get it, it’s all retro with it’s click wheel interface and no touchscreen or apps but “old fashioned” i mean c’mon…OH MY GOD “ON FIRE” CAME OUT 26 YEARS AGO.
“I am a patient boy. I wait, I wait, I wait. my time is water down a drain. everybody’s moving, everybody’s moving, everything is moving, moving, moving, moving…” fugazi – “waiting room”
16 year old me would be mortified to learn 42 year old me gets together with a group of adults and their children to play music and sing songs. all jokes about me singing “if i only had a brain” will be sent to /dev/null.
we’ve been doing it for years. turns out it’s good, clean fun. the kids enjoy it and it’s a great excuse for me to challenge my inner hermit.