Tonight, as I was procrastinating getting back to studying, The Lawyer and I were watching Rock Central--this news magazine show for boring grown-up types like us.
It was storming outside, and in between watching the lightning, I was paying attention to a story on US Olympic hopeful Gabby Douglas. The commentator mentioned that the last time the US won gold in team gymnastics was 16 years ago.
I'm mildly obsessed with Olympic gymnastics, so I immediately interjected.
"But what about that girl who landed on her broken foot? Didn't US get gold that year?"
"You mean Kerri Strug?," The Lawyer asked.
He Googled her name and replied,
"That was in 1996. So, yes, 16 years ago."
You guys, I remember 1996. Well. I watched those Olympics and got misty eyed after that vault and screamed at the TV with joy when the US won gold.
And, apparently, that was 16 years ago.