Hey, yes, I know, it’s been forever. Or at least, far too long. As always, time gets away from me, and things get complicated. In any event, this was worth sharing.
You might not be surprised to hear this, but I’m the kind of guy who walks around singing a lot. This is somewhat unfortunate, considering my singing voice, but still. Considering my advanced age, it probably won’t surprise you that many of the songs that I walk around singing are, shall we say, less than current. Yesterday, while getting out the door to go shopping for cat food, Coke, and a 16-foot long 2×12 (you should see our dinners), I found myself singing Eddie Money’s “Take Me Home Tonight,” which I must have heard on the radio recently, since I seem to remember some of the words.
“I can feel your heart beat faster / Take me home tonight / I don’t want to let you go ’til we see the light / Take me home tonight…”
Whereupon Number One Son, in all his 14-yr-old glory, looks at me and interjects, “Well, OK, but you could at least buy me dinner first.”
Fourteen years old and he’s still making me say, “Huh?”
I leave you with Eddie, Ronnie, and the ’80s. But please, buy her dinner first.