A few summers ago when I was 16, I worked at a Girl Scout camp. One day I was at the infermary with another counseler-Ice (we all had camp names, mine was Mushu by best friend was Seneca, moving on...)- and another camper who must have been about 8 or 9 years old. At one point while standing there, I started to sing "Ice, Ice Baby" at Ice. She rolled her eyes and the camper just looked at me funny. I asked her why she wasn't singing and Ice looked back at me and said "She doesn't know that song, she wasn't alive."
Wasn't alive? People weren't alive in 1992? The fuck?
Last night I was watching E! THS*: Home Improvement and Jonathan Taylor Thomas was talking about his role in Lion King in 1994. 1994. Why is it that I feel like Lion King came out last week? I do that with Clueless too, I still feel like I was sitting in the movie theater last night watching Cher and Dionne. But no, that shit came out over 10 years ago. I was once babysitting for a 6 year old and we were watching Fresh Prince of Belair on Nick at Nite. Ok if something is on Nick at Nite and I can remember it being on, that's a problem. While we were watching the episode where Will teaches Ashley how to fight- "mind yo' business that's all just mind yo' business"- I told my charge that I could remember when this episode first came on. He replied "Dang, you're old**."
Now I know how my parents feel.
*if you don't know what E! THS is then you must leave now, because seriously
**Yes, I know I'm not old. But to a 6 year old I am, to my mother and every person over the age of 22 who reads this blog, I'm about 14. My aunt thinks I look like I'm 12. Awesome.