What a difference 31 years make...
1970: Wore long hair 2001: Longing for hair
1970: Sitting around thinking of the perfect high. 2001: Sitting around thinking of the perfect high yield mutual fund.
1970: Finding a friend to split the price of a keg. 2001: Finding a friend to take me to have an EKG.
1970: Sitting through sessions of Acid Rock. 2001: Sitting through sessions of Acid Reflux.
1970: Thinking of moving to a real kool place. 2001: Thinking of moving to a real warm place.
1970: News stories of people growing pot. 2001: The reality of growing a pot belly.
1970: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with my mother and sister. 2001: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with my grown children.
1970: Trying to look like Richard Roundtree or Ron O'Neal. 2001: Trying NOT to look like Richard Roundtree or Ron O'Neal.
1970: Chewing on seeds and stems. 2001: Chewing on lots of roughage.
1970: Popping pills, smoking joints. 2001: Popping joints, needing those pills.
1970: Noting our president's struggle with Fidel. 2001: Noting our president's struggle with fidelity.
1970: Admiring JACK PAAR. 2001: Joining AARP
1970: Avoiding Killer weed. 2001: Avoiding Weed killer.
1970: Hoping to "get lucky" on a date. 2001: Hoping you won't catch anything from your "lucky" date.
1970: Reading about The Grateful Dead. 2001: Reading about Dr. Kevorkian.
1970: Getting out to a new, hip joint. 2001: Getting a new hip joint.
1970: Listening to the Rolling Stones. 2001: Struggling with Kidney stones.
1970: Yelling, "Screw the system!" 2001: Reminding yourself to, "Upgrade the damn system!"
1970: Throwing the Peace sign. 2001: Watching the Mercedes logo.
1970: Friends who wouldn't get their hair cut. 2001: Children begging to get their heads shaved.
1970: Talking to friends about taking acid. 2001: Talking to friends about taking antacid.
1970: Proud to be passing the driver's test. 2001: Barely passing the vision test.
1970: "Whatever" was a typical response. 2001: "That Depends" is the way to go.
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