2.2.09

Nostalgia

Going through a rough patch right now. So I'm trying to go back to the basics, the simple things that make me happy. Like having ice cream, taco dinners and staying up late just because.

Came across this video while searching for a peg for this website I'm designing.



It brings back many happy memories.

I remember the day our first TV set was delivered. I can't remember how old I was. I was in pre-school. My mom and I were home. The delivery man setup the black and white TV with brown wood panels and explained its functions to my mom. He switched it on and turned the channel to... Sesame Street! I was hooked.

I learned so much from Sesame Street: how to break down new words into syllables or letters so I could learn to pronounce them (C-O-FFF-EEE); what it means to love a friend (Big Bird and Snuffy); that grouches are cool too; how to count backwards; that pinball machines are colorful and awesome; if you can't sleep, count sheep; and how to ask for water in Spanish. Hahaha.

So from the little kid in me to the little kid in you... "Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away...on my way to where the air is sweet... Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?"


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post! Am amazed at the number of runners who write so well. Does running attract more from the A-B sector of society? Wondering....

makes coffee nervous said...

thanks, anon. though i don't think writing well is an A-B crowd thing. :) i'd like to think running (at least the long distance kind) attracts those who are fond of ruminating. :) because what do you do with your thoughts on those long runs, right?

Anonymous said...

hi, was referring to running attracting the AB sector more than the C and D, and not the writing. now what does one think of during those long runs? never gave it a thought till now.

makes coffee nervous said...

hi anon! oh sorry i misunderstood. really, you think running attracts more of the AB sector? hmmmm... or maybe just the ones we see in the races. also difficult to keep paying race fees. ah well. i think it's one of the cheapest and most accessible sports. have feet, will run.

what to think of during long runs? i should write about that next. thanks for the idea!