My work's weekly staff video conference always opens with a survey question. This week's question: What was the first album you owned?
Jon: 2 Live Crew – As Nasty As They Wanna Be.
The Rest of the Staff: [pause]
I am driving the boy and girl home from school.
Jon: What time did you wake up this morning?
The Boy: 7:00am.
Jon: That late?
The Girl: No, 5:00am…and you are listening to Los Angeles!
Did she just reference Soul Coughing's "Screenwriter's Blues"?
I come upon Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" on the radio.
The Boy: Is this a remix?
The boy now dresses like Edgar on You're the Worst.
I drop the boy off for swimming at a local community college.
Whenever I see Asian students at a community college, I wonder if their parents are disappointed. Their parents are probably just undocumented, though, or desperate for their children to attend college in America.