Dear Team,

Is this a moment in history?

I remember every detail of the moment I heard Princess Diana died. I don’t know why. At the time, I didn’t give it much thought. My friends and I were on the way out (to the Republik) dancing and Rita’s mother came down the stairs to tell us. 

The fact that moment is stuck in my memory seems odd to me. I wasn’t particularly interested in the Royal Family, I was very interested in going out that night and I was wearing very uncomfortable pantyhose. I feel as though my brain took over, like a meddling parent,  “I know you don’t realize the significance of this moment, so I’ll mark it for you, so you can come back to it later.”

I have several memories like this. A heightened sense of remembering. Thinking about the original smell of Pantene gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling as it reminds me of the first time I had, you know, relations. Note: while this certainly isn’t a moment in World History, in Blue History, it is right up there. 

Sometimes, I think to myself as it is happening that I will remember every minute detail forever. Most times, they sneak up on me later, when I pull out the sweater I had been wearing, or a song comes on the radio.

I wonder right now though, will I remember the day Obama became President?