Thoroughly Thursday - the "Back to School" Edition
Welcome back to Thoroughly Thursday, the Back to School edition. For years, the term "back to school" made me envision yellow school buses, endless Target runs for new backpacks and retractable pencils, or blearily making lunches on Tuesday mornings for my anxious kids. But, now, I'm thinking of the seminal movie Back to School, starring Rodney Dangerfield (IMHO his best comedy by far, Caddyshack being a close second). Released in 1986 when I was just starting high school, it made me want to jump directly into college, especially if a Robert Downey Jr could be my roommate.
This is all top of mind for me as yesterday my wife and I moved our oldest into her new dorm to start her own university experience. For the last several months, there has been a feeling that we've been living with a caged tiger, who facilitated between an intense desire to move onward while also being a tiny bit freaked out of what life might bring. Yesterday’s drop-off was beautiful and kinda-sad-but-not-really and it was so very strange to return home and think, "she doesn't live here anymore." Then I thought about how I could turn her bedroom into my very own man-cave, and I was better again.
What I've Been Listening To - Refusing to Age Gracefully
Years before co-creating TV's Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein was known for being a founding member of 90's super-group Sleater-Kinney. While playing board games this weekend, TT-friend Jon suggested we listen to their latest album The Center Won't Hold. Produced by Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), the hard-charging record has some excellent singles (“Hurry on Home”, “The Future is Here”). However, the album is best listened to as a whole, both as a musical journey of finding connection in modern life and a testament that you shouldn't stop trying as you age.
What I'm Thinking About - There She Goes
"There is always a moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." ~ Graham Greene
All the best, and remember, tomorrow is Friday. :)
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P.P.S. Hopefully they can give Trinity a better send-off this time.
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