You were the spice of life, the gin in my vermouth

I'm having a little bit of trouble coming down from my awesome Friday night Elvis Costello experience. I promise not to dwell on him too much, but the whole thing has got me thinking about the past.

I've been an Elvis fan for 16 years. That seems like an awfully long time but I guess it's not as long as it could be. His first album came out when I was 19 days old...

As a teenager did you ever imagine what you would do when you were older? When I was 15 or so I figured my life would be perfect if I could have my very own car with a CD player so I could listen to Elvis as much and as loud as I wanted. Really that's about where the dream ended. I figured if I had that (and a job that paid enough for me to buy the car) I would be set. I do have that now and it is pretty sweet. It just sometimes weirds me out that that was as far as my ambitions went. I guess I should cut the fifteen-year-old me some slack. My list of priorities were pretty limited at the time.

So now we go to the audience. When you were younger, what was the one thing you thought would make your life complete? Did you ever get it? No need to get too philosophical here. It could be as dorky as a car (like me). I just want to find out if I was the only person who was this shallow.

And I promise, no Elvis tomorrow.


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j-ngel of harlem said...

I'm picking my brain, but honestly, I can't think of anything I really, really wanted when I was younger that doesn't fall into the "too philosophical" category.

I think that actually makes me dorkier than you, dude.

(As far as nowadays goes, I'd like to have a drink with Bono. Oh, and I did just email Tippy some good news.)

Summer said...

All I wanted when I was 15 was to get the hell out of Texarkana. Well, mission accomplished! and it did make me happy! I think maybe I wanted a house and a husband and kids. Just got the house, working on the husband, and kids, well, no thanks!