This is not an exit

Post preview: an insight into the blog’s namesake

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I'm the second from the right. Not much has changed in nearly 20 years.

I’m starting a new weekly column to keep things interesting here on This Is Not An Exit. After thinking about it, there’s no better way to start off than explaining where I got the title for the blog itself. Here are a couple of choice paragraphs from one of the longest and most personal entries to date:

Those who know me would agree that I’m intensely nostalgic. This has been a characteristic of mine since I can remember. When I was about 12 or 13 one of my cousins pointed out that I would begin every other sentence with, “Remember the time?” Yeah. I was that kid (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

This quality has its perks, particularly when your highest aspiration is to be a storyteller or pop culture reporter. You relate to the emotions anyone can feel for the people, places and things in their lives because of your own attachments. I’m guilty of being easily enthused and I attach some kind of meaning to nearly every type of media I consume.

Any mention of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reminds me of this all-Turtle getup my mother bought me when I was 5: a lime-green shirt featuring all four turtles, a pair of black sweatpants with the logo plastered all over it and TMNT sneakers. Had you called me a baller then I wouldn’t have known what to make of it. I totally was, though.

Check back Monday when the full post goes live. You shan’t be disappointed. With that, enjoy your weekend!

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