My Radio Has A Sense Of Humor

27 Sep

At least once a week I hear the song “Waterfalls” by TLC on my radio. That’s strange, right? Like what station must I be listening to?

At any rate, every time I hear it, it takes me back to 1995 when I bought the cd single. My friend Erica had a black Isuzu Rodeo and we (along with our BFF, Jason) would ride around and sing that song over and over again. We loved us some TLC, and looking back now – I wonder if my mom thought “Red Light Special” was a bit inappropriate. I’m sure she did, but she was probably trying to choose her battles.

And, in 1995, battle we did. I think “war” might be a better description, actually. She was trying to make me see that every decision I made back then could potentially affect me down the road. I thought that was, well, the dumbest thing I’d ever heard. But guess what? For the most part, she was right. And luckily for me, I was so terrified of my mother’s wrath that there were many, many poor choices I didn’t make that I could have easily made (if she wasn’t such a stalker/lecturer). Don’t get me wrong, I still snuck out of the house a few times (and did some other things that I’ll refrain from mentioning because I’m not sure what the statute of limitations for things you did in high school is) but I didn’t do anything totally stupid. Because I was scared of my mama.

These days, of course, my mom is my best friend. I talk to her multiple times a day, and I rarely go two weeks without seeing her. So, I can’t help but smile when I hear “Waterfalls” on the radio. A song about mothers warning their children not to be reckless…at least my radio has a sense of humor.

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2 Responses to “My Radio Has A Sense Of Humor”

  1. Long Island September 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    We need to work on your radio settings

  2. Anonymous October 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Music can really take you back in time. In my opinion it is the only thing that can.

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