Adult Ed vs College Daze…

Everybody Wants Some!!

Now that’s the truth.

This time, though, it is about  Richard Linklater’s latest film set in Texas during the fall of 1980.

Everybody Wants Some!! follows the lives of a group of college baseball players on the last weekend before school begins.

The “players” navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

What to wear to which party, which girl to shag and what beer to drink are the major decisions in Everybody Wants Some!!

I am a huge fan of Linklater’s trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) which I have been known to binge watch.

Notable Linklater standouts include, Dazed and Confused, SubUrbia, The Newton Boys, School of Rock, Bad News Bears, Fast Food Nation, Me and Orson Welles and Boyhood.

Everybody Wants Some!! made me want to pack up my trunk and get my ass back to college.

Studying would be my biggest responsibility.

No mortgage, taxes, bills, adult decisions…a perfect scenario.

The past few weeks have been intense and my adult classes have me  cramming for Medicare, rehab centers, caregivers, hospital beds and the healing time of a fractured pelvis.

The 18 phone calls a day with my mom encompass questions involving  too much information inquiries.

Making sure my mom is eating and sleeping and sacrificing her body for physical therapy are my new set of priorities.

I am not the first to declare that we are born, progress and then regress, but that is the gospel.

Thankfully, Queen E.’s mind is as sharp as a tack.

Anyway, the movie is a lovely escape vehicle from the rigors of reality.

Right now my happy ending involves springing my mom from rehab.

Hopefully, Queen E. can, once again, resume normal programming.

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