ok, so i am officially old.
i ran into a highschool friend the other day, who nicely reminded me
that we had graduated 9 years old on that very day, (nuts!) and then i
went to my sister's graduation party and noticed that my little cousin
was wearing these odd shaped, colorful bracelets stacked on her wrist and
for the first time in my life had to be told, "you don't know about these?
they're so in!" i felt so out of the loop that i went home straight away
and listened to a justin bieber song so i didn't feel totally behind the times.
silly bandz are the latest craze for children of school age and beyond.
they come in a variety of shapes, colors and themes and can be worn,
shared, traded, (and even beaten up for) in order to collect them all.
they are sort of like the modern equivalent to the sticker,treasure troll,
pog, giga pet and beanie baby collecting of yesteryear.
you can find these stretchy silicone bracelets everywhere from
book stores to convenient stores and at $2.50 a pack,
i think i might just have to invest in some for a little summer pick me up,
or maybe just so i can have the satisfaction of making someone else
feel really old, when i say, "oh, you haven't heard about silly bandz?"