Friday, May 16, 2008

Dear New Kids on the Block

I don't know if you got the memo - or skipped school the day opposites were taught in kindergarten - but you are most definitely not the 'new' kids on the block. As much as I love the hits of the early days (The Right Stuff, Hangin' Tough and Cover Girl to name a few) and reminisce over the days when my sister and I used to dance to your music in our family room, the fact remains that you are no longer kids, nor new. You've been around the block a few times (yes, pun intended) and once you become a checkmark in the 30-35 year-old segment, you forfeit being able to pass as a kid.

And don't even get me started on your new single 'Summertime.' A song which makes me hang my head in shame. You're sealing your fate of being regulars on the state and county fair circuit in 5 years. Nay, 2 years.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dear Moab,

Thank you for the great weather, frisbee in the park, the Delicate Arch hike, the Colorado River - class III rapids, the wet suits & life vests, putting the wet suits on, helping others get their wet suits on, River Guide Jake, tailgate breakfast time, sleeping sans tent under the stars...illegally...sort of, early morning yoga from Cheryl, sunrises, detours in West Helper, slightly melted PB M&Ms, endless amounts of drinking water, true love in the Price Taco Bell parking lot, excellent road trip conversation, sing-a-longs, Chaco's tan lines, naps in the park, pizza buffet eating contests, jalapeƱo cheese bread from Maverick, Judd the bus driver who needed a lift and many many many more memories...priceless.