“Seriously, I get awful middle school flashbacks and I want to run into The Doctor and go back in time just to tell my 11-year-old self to step away from the bandanna and never step foot into Limited Too ever again…There are, however, some sartorial gems from the early ’00s that are making a comeback and, to my surprise, they don’t make me want to sink into a hole and die. ”
“In my mind, high school was always like the waiting room for real life. It was that last stretch before I could get out into the real world and have experiences on my own like an adult. But looking back, I realize that while I was there, I learned so much about human behavior, relationships and myself without even knowing it. “
Anyway, That ’70s Show was formative for a number of reasons: It exposed me to a ton of ’70s pop culture references, it taught me never to trust Ashton Kutcher and to always (always) be grateful that my dad isn’t the Red Forman type.
"I had a bacterial infection when I was two that turned into gangrene. People don’t believe all the things I can do. Like write. I have some of the best handwriting in my class." She put her arms together to show me how she would hold a pencil or pen.
"Are you in school?"
"Well I just finished medical school to become a medical assistant." Just then she got a phone call, swiped open the touch screen and effortlessly held the phone up to her ear. I waited patiently as she tried to work out some logistics with a family member. "That was my grandma. She’s on her way to pick me up and take me to my dance studio."