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A Yearbook

A yearbook is a collection of uncomfortable portraits and cheesy quotes that are used to commemorate a school year. Most school will publish a yearbook annually with the all the names and pictures of their students and faculty members. They will also list all the clubs, sports teams, and extracurricular activities, and typically include a recap of the biggest new stories from that time. Traditionally you get your friends and favorite teachers to sign your yearbook and write you a little message. Then you stash it away and forget about it for a few years until you open it one night when you’re feeling a little nostalgic. You’ll end up regretting it. You’ll feel guilty about forgotten friendships. You’ll mourn old friends who have passed away. You’ll see how young you once were and that always makes you feel old. The older the yearbook is, the more it will make you cringe. It’s fun to reminisce but you can’t help but notice how awkward you were.

Critically Rated at 9/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Getting Sucked Into Your Timeline

I’m on Facebook a lot because I’m a product of my time. I make statuses, I check into places, I post pictures, I share articles, and I get tagged every single day. Every once in a while, I will log on and check out my profile. It’s like looking at your life from an outsider’s perspective. You’ll start looking at what other people have posted on your wall, and you’ll eventually start looking at old pictures. We don’t have actual photo albums anymore. Instead we have Facebook Timeline. It sucks that it’s not tangible, but it’s better in a lot of ways. You’ll stumble upon a picture of you and a group of friends that you never see anymore in a place that you never go to anymore. You’ll feel nostalgic and you can instantly tag them or message them to remind them about the glory days. It tells you when it was posted, so you can reflect on how much shit has changed since it was taken. Then you’ll click on another picture of another group of forgotten friends in another forgotten place. Then you click on another picture, and another bunch of memories come flooding back. Before you know it, three hours have passed and it’s time for bed. Getting sucked into your timeline is like picking up your yearbook from senior year, it’s a trip down memory lane.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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