I remimber it like it was yesterday." Mom, can I call steve and see if steve can come over today?" or " mom, steves on the phone, can you drive me to his house?". the days seemed warmer and the skies more blue than they are these days. I remimber heading outside and the winter air felt crisp and not bitterly cold.

So what did we do? sometimes we would play outside. sometimes we would play castlevania or mario. what was our favorite thing to do? watch Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon was magical. awe inspiring. I wanted to go to summercamp at camp annawanna. I wanted to "spill my guts". I yearned to be apart of Goo's latest scheme or go to a beets concert with doug. I became a self proclaimed expert at putting together the shrine of the silver monkey. I wanted to all of the sudden hear a weird guitar chord followed instantaneously by a ladder being put up by my window and then playing ( with sam) the latest computer game featuring me. but most importantly I just wanted to be a character.

when we weren't watching our favorite shows, we would act them out or pretend we were in our own show. I wish we didn't have to grow up and have our show cancelled, but as they say in the business, the show must go on. now I am in the military and my friend steve is in a death metal band, but I garauntee both of us would drop whatever we were doing to watch just one more episode of classic nick. just one more.