In recent years, there have been far too many situations where I’ve been forced to step back for a second, take a deep look at myself, and attempt to answer one of life’s most terrifying existential questions: “Shit, am I old now?”
You never know when it’s going to happen.
One day, you’re on the cutting edge of cool, a tastemaker amongst tastemakers with your finger on the pulse of culture and everything that’s hip.
Then, you’ll suddenly find yourself trying to keep your eyes open inside a crowded bar at midnight on a Saturday as young people dab to the tune of a Soundcloud rapper with too many face tattoos while you try to figure out what the hell happened to the world you thought you knew.
It happens to the best of us.
When reality hits, you have a couple of choices.
The first is the tried and true Steve Buscemi strategy.
The second is to just roll with it.
Now that I’m in my late 20s, I’ve decided it’s easier to embrace the reality that I’m washed and accept the fact that I now get genuinely excited when Amazon lets me know my new socks are on the way.
However, if you’re looking to reclaim your youth for a fleeting moment, there’s no better time to do so than the Christmas season, a time that gives us all a chance to be a kid again.
I recently proclaimed my love for Christmas movies— especially A Christmas Story, which teleports me back to my younger days more than any others.
As a result, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to come across a LEGO set inspired by the holiday classic, complete with a flagpole, a leg lamp, and a BB gun that’s perfect for shooting your eye out, kid.
I know I should be asking for practical gifts at my age but I was ready to throw this at the top of my Christmas list before realizing it’s a concept that needs 10,000 supporters before LEGO will officially produce it.
As a result, my new Christmas wish is for the people of the world to come together and make this a reality. I thank you in advance for helping make my dreams come true.