- Many of my students were just being born... (chew on that)
- I was just starting high school and started crushing on a guy (that would last all high school) who is now married (yeah, I just said "crushing")
- MTV played lots of music videos (and TRL still existed)
- I got up at 5:00 every morning to wash my hair in the bathroom sink and then blow dry it (I can't shower at night, my hair is too fine. And I was still on a "shower at night" schedule then)
- And then I ate a breakfast of Lipton Cup a Soup (Don't ask why) while watching MTV. This video always brings me back to those mornings:
I can taste the noodle soup in a teacup... Anyone else get nostalgic listening to this song? Not that I really understood it then. I do now.
But here's the thing. I forget that 2000 was more than a decade ago. That movies from 1997 now look miserably old. I am shocked that someone born in the 90s can legally drink. My students don't remember 9/11...
It's really funny how you feel when you get "older" and, being a teacher, I am more attune to it than many. But the funny thing is, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. I find it curious and amusing and I kind of love the feeling that I am finally get old enough to feel and act the way I always have any way.
But what brought this to mind was Train. They also had a popular song in 1998--"Drops of Jupiter"--that I also watched in the early AM. They were young right?
They were in my memory.
Then they started coming out with new music again. And I loved it. But I recently watched the video for "Drive By" and loved it, but was shocked by the aging of the singers. And it's not that they look ancient; it's just that I caught myself thinking "she's too young for him."
Maybe it's just what I call "the Gatsby effect" or maybe time is a wrecker. Either way, I felt older watching this video.
And I kinda really liked it.
What makes you nostalgic? Are you afraid of aging?