It hit me the other day that America’s irreversibly changed me, and I hope for the better.
In the [in]famous words of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman:
"When in Rome."
The most profound change is in my speech. Like, Shawty the other day was cracking up when, instead of saying that I want to grow an afro and stick a comb in it, I said that I wanna grow a fro so I could stick a pick in it. Granted, that isn’t that drastic a difference but trust me, I’d never have put it like that 5 years ago.
But that’s the least of the little things that’ve changed about me. I can’t entirely credit – or blame for that matter – America for the changes; growing up has a lot to do with it. But I still have a lot of 'wana'; I’m a big ol’ kid. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I can get real silly sometimes, but I sometimes wonder if that’s more detrimental than beneficial.
Like, the other day, I went to some gathering and bumped into a bunch of my former college-mates. Most of them, if not all, are married with a bunch of kids, and that made me wonder whether my perennial youthfulness is holding me back in some way coz truth be told, I haven’t even considered marriage, let alone kids. Dude, if there ever was a contraceptive, the fear of having kids is it. I love them but they’re a full-time job, a mortgage if you will. Life is so blissfully uncomplicated without them. But they’re so much fun tho, so maybe the kids ‘bug’ will hit me years later.
*gasp* I cringe at the thought.
But change is good. Think Web 2.0. Think bottled water. Heck, think Obama. Embrace it.
**Nip/Tuck is back on today! Praise be!**
Hip-hop quote of the day:
"You can pay for school but you can’t buy class."
Jay Z on T.I.'s Swagga Like Us