Friday, April 05, 2013
Never Get Old
I only had an hour between flights but had a stop I wanted to make. No, not that stop. Though I totally did duck in there to do an entire Austin Powers' "evacuation complete" session.
Most any day O'Hare is one busy place, but yesterday seemed even more packed. I think people are wrapping up spring breaks and such, as there were way too many kids.
And in the title image, you do see kids. Well - adults, but only by the letter of the law: 18. I'm guessing.
All were sporting sweatshirts from the Navy.
I texted the picture to 710 - he replied back "they are 12!" I responded "+6".
When we were in Columbus, Jon and I had this friend named Aaron. Jon dubbed him 'Big Daddy'. Aaron was nice and funny and for a man in his - gasp - 30s , was easy on the eyes. But he liked boys. Not like high school boys, but up to mid-20s.
We weren't much older than that, but Jon also nicknamed Aaron 'the Colonel'. Figure out for yourself why.
Honestly, I took the picture of the plebes in jest - as I have zero interest in any 18 year old. I wasn't even interested in them when I was 18. They were too young for me even then.
Alas, the irony was not lost on me as I took the picture, for the place I was stopping at the airport was a kiosk for Field Museum, which I'd seen often. They had an item I wanted. A t-shirt.
Yes, the irony was not lost on me.
Song by: Sinéad O'Connor