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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bend me, break me.

When I was about five years old, my uncle came to visit us. He picked me up at my school and took me to the PX. He said I could have anything in the store. My five year old self decided that it needed flexi straws. Not just straws, but flexi ones. I remember that being very important. I think I would have been very disappointed with regular straws. We came home with a box of these delightful straws that had an accordian bend near the top that allowed me to bend the straw in order to better be able to enjoy my beverage from any angle. This might have been exceptionally important due to my lack of stature and the imposing height of the table. Whatever my reasoning was, it was truly the best gift I had ever received.
I could have had anything in that place, and the PX is filled to the brim with goodies. But flexi straws were it for me. Even now, at the ripe age of 32, I feel justified in my choice of flexi straws. What would I chose today, if given the same opportunity? Everything seems so complicated now. I can't imagine being able to make the right choice today. Yet, I know that those straws were the right choice then. Otherwise, how could it still be considered the best gift/choice I ever got/made in my life?
So, are things more complicated now because that is just what happens as we get older? Or do we just forget what it is we really want?


Blogger Harmony said...

I think cause we are older, when you are young you just do it, whatever comes to mind naturally w/o a second thought, no processing or re-evaluating, just the first thing that comes to mind, which usually is the right thing anyway. I have always recognized this with my girls. To much processing always makes any thing you do more complicated and you usually go with that first gut feeling/thought anyway, dotcha, or is that just me??!!

3/27/2006 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Marci (aka Baby Banana) said...

Agree with Harms, that as adults we wield the power of overthinking and then, using it, we can't figure out what in the hell it is that we want.

If we knew what we really wanted I think life would be so much easier.

3/27/2006 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Buggie said...

Maybe if we believed that what we want is really what we wanted, then life would be easier..

3/27/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger DCSportsChick said...

I like flexi straws, but crazy straws are even better (especially when a nice cocktail is in the glass).

3/28/2006 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Buggie said...

Yes, Crazy straws are the best and most funnest ever, until you have to clean 'em. How hard is that!

3/30/2006 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger DCSportsChick said...

ooh. Good point. I hate cleaning them. Why can't they make disposable ones?

3/31/2006 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger Buggie said...

Brilliant! We'll be rich! McDonald's will buy our disposable crazy straws!

4/01/2006 11:00:00 AM  

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