So when I was in my teens, this song (which is titled 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes', and is by a band named Ultravox) had a poignant relevance. It just happened to come up on shuffle and I am stunned by how little relevance it has to the world I live in now.
Wow. Do I have to say 'thank you, Ronald Reagan, for ending the Cold War', or can I just lay the blame for the irrelevance at the feet of Mikhail Gorbachev? Because the scenario in the lyrics stopped being probable in the late 80s.
Nearly 20 years ago.
I remember living with the thought that at any point, my life could end at 17 minutes' warning as the ICBMs rained down on the west coast of this continent. It actually is telling about the world being better now than it was in the past that this song was, at the time, a top-40 hit, and is now merely cringingly irrelevant.
Do you like Thai food? And if you do, do you have an opinion on the worth / lack of worth of any of the following restaurants?
Coconut Bay – 1300 Howard, Burlingame
Red Lantern – 808 Winslow, Redwood City
Sweet Basil – Foster City
Sirayvah Organic Thai – 366 El Camino, San Carlos
Siamese Kitchen – 637 Laurel, San Carlos
Bangkok Bay – 825 El Camino, Redwood City
Erawan Thai – 2639 Broadway, Redwood City
I'm going out to dinner with the folks later this week, and they've suggested picking one of the above.
Also, in 5 hours, I will be celebrating the anniversary of my 29th birthday for the last time.