The coolest things ever (when I was 10 years old)

The coolest thing ever (when I was 10 years old). A weird list of food, places, objects and seasons.

  • dinosaurs
  • sharks
  • fire trucks
  • realistic Matchbox cars (I never liked Hot Wheels. I was kind of weird in how I preferred realism)
  • dioramas
  • roller coasters
  • amusement parks
  • canyons (as long as I didn’t get close to the edge)
  • summer days
  • fudge
  • Peanut Buster Parfaits
  • Filet-o-Fish
  • snow days
  • Mad magazine
  • raw peas

Now I want a time machine so I can go back to the summer of 1975 to savor these things (I’m okay with missing the snow days). Some of this list is clearly nostalgia-driven, but a surprisingly large number of these items still rank up there as pretty cool even to my sensible, more jaded adult self.

In fact, the pleasure I’d feel while eating some fresh-baked fudge while ogling a diorama of, say, dinosaurs, on a warm summer day, would be downright intoxicating.

Instead I’ll just do a GIS for fudge and lick the screen of my laptop. Or…maybe not.

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