For each day in 2010 (give or take) I’ll be showing a picture from somewhere in my life with a little explanation as to what it is. Enjoy the trip down memory lane. (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARCHIVES!)
Date: Fall, 1997
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Description: I remember back in the summer of 1992 when my sister took me to OnStage for the first time. There I met many interesting characters, including Scott who was avidly trying to get me to try Mountain Dew. My sister, being a good protective sister, tried her best to get me to avoid it. But I had my first taste, and that was the start of a very unhealthy addiction that I arguably still have today. It’s not my fault it’s so good. However, Rutgers University had just signed an agreement with Coke, so there was NO Pepsi products to be found on its sprawling cmapus. We had to get a ride off campus to buy some at the supermarket, which we would do with great regularity. It was actually a common sight for Cyrus and my fridge to only contain Mountain Dew and a lone can of Teriyaki sauce. In fact, we had so many boxes lying around that I decided to paper our wall with it. It lasted a good week before the fire marshal declared it unsafe, saying “no more than 25% of the walls can be covered by any covering.” When I pointed out that the other three walls had nothing on them, and therefore we were well below the 25%, he didn’t particularly care and still made me take it down. It wasn’t the first time at college that the man would try to keep me down without good explanation. And this is actually only the third most impressive piece of art achieved with Mountain Dew in my day. But I have to leave something to build up towards, don’t I?