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(song completed 7/15/2008)
This summer the song “I Kissed A Girl” topped the charts. It was nearly impossible to escape Katy Perry’s teeny-boppin’ tale of homoerotic titillation. It brought back memories of my youth, listening to naughty little pop ditties carefully crafted to make parents squirm. Ahhh, the pubescent years.
I remember the very first time I got that feeling. That disquieting stir of impending manhood. A curious sensation I had never felt before. What was happening? Was there something wrong with me? Were other boys my age going through this???
Yes indeed, I can’t help but smile as I wistfully recall those magical moments when, for the very first time math started lookin’ kinda good to me. Those tight, acute little angles. Those sultry (parabolic) curves. The unparalleled exuberance of delving deep into the unknown (variables). Yeah, early in my teen years I got those (calculator) digits and I finally scored (well on tests)!
Oh, to be young again.
I never will forget my very first time, when I solved for x… and I liked it.