A day in the life of...

The young have something no one else has or ever will have. Time.

It's true. We are smart, beautiful and...alcoholic.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Waking the demon, where'd you run to? Walking in shadows, watch the blood flow."

What is it about teenagers today? When did they become so...skanky? There are girls of fifteen talking about blow jobs and anal sex on trams, 12 year olds who are drinking in parks and tons of kids years away from voting age smoking pot and injecting heroin.

We were so not like that. Okay maybe we are kind of party animals these days, and maybe we drink and have sex and smoke the occasional joint but really...we haven't been teenagers for a long time. We all celebrated our eighteenth and twenty-first birthdays long enough ago that all the presents have long since been thrown up. When we were fifteen and sixteen we were baking cupcakes and playing cricket in the park and having water balloon fights. To be fair that's no longer an option what with the water restrictions and everything. But it does rain all the time anyway so who needs water balloons?

J may be as frigid as Samantha Jones now, but at sixteen the only thing she had pierced was her ears. A had never thrown a real punch. L and H didn't drink and studied for hours a night. K and B's idea of a wild night was family board game night.

You have to feel sorry for these kids. They don't have childhoods. You have your entire life to grow up, why would you want to rush it?