It was a dingy hole in the wall place. It wasn't cool from the inside or out, which is exactly what made it very cool to all of us design folks. Quarters were good for laundry and Thumbs' Thursday night special—the green drink for $.75. We infiltrated and gentrified it to conform it to our hipness. By the time we left college we were complaining about how crowded it was with "bros".
I've never looked back and wished I could relive a different part of my past. Mostly because every new season has just gotten better and better. I loved college, but I don't find myself nostalgic about the parties or classes. It's usually the little things, like eating cottage cheese with potato chips or Wheat Thins (!!!!), singing karaoke to O-Town, long drives down Hwy 30 and trading my roommate her iPod for my sunglasses.
I wonder what everyday moments will be highlighted in five or ten years from now. There's no way to know, however, if we're certain we'll look back with such fondness, maybe that means things are right where they need to be.