day 184: we are

I would sit out on my silver shiny blanket in my swim suit at Kiwanis Park in Provo, with my tanning buddies, and we would crank it up.  Yes, it was only April, but at this altitude you can start cooking nice and early (yeah, I kick myself now for all of the sunbathing, but I so easily turned a nice mocha color and I always felt like I looked better that way).  I was just finishing my junior year at BYU and was embarrassingly naive about the problems in Africa.  We cranked up lots of tunes, but in 1985 it was We Are The World, the old version.

Now I see my boys glued to youtube watching the new one and getting all excited about it, and it makes me feel so good.  When Will.i.am says "they need us.  they need us",  I think to myself, yes, they sure do.  Poor Haiti.  Poor poor Haiti.


I must say Pink's couple of interjections are so incredibly good.

7 comments

Connie | February 18, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I better check it out. If you get too tan, that new foundation isn't going to be the right color! It's good to get wiser (no I wasn't going to say older)and take better care of ourselves. (giggle)

DeNae | February 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM

All right, off to watch We Are the World. I didn't know there WAS a new version. But I live in a cave.

Luann | February 19, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Ditto about Pink. I used to bake at that park with my roomies too. :)

Barbaloot | February 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I haven't listened to the new version yet---maybe I'll have to bust it out and see.

And you had a silver blanket? I can't even picture something like that:)

Kazzy | February 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM

B- it was the 80s! It was all about the shine.

Kimberly | February 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Such mental images! Thanks for the heads up.

wendy | February 19, 2010 at 6:55 PM

I better You Tube that ---haven't heard it.
It is so hard to deal with the trajedies in the world and always wonder "what can I do to help, what can I DO"