“I was so wasted. I was so wasted. I was wasted. I was a hippie. I was a burnout. I was a dropout. You know I was out of my head. I was a surfer. I had a skateboard. I was so heavy man. I lived on the strand” Those lyrics, those words, attest the sentiments of a time gone by. They point out our youth, a window into who many of us once were. Some of us weathered those days; some of us watched it happen around us but never experienced it. Some of us are still living it, and some of us are now fighting it through the youth we engendered while we were so wasted back in the day. However you wrap it up, these words speak true to the grander majority of us who dare to declare ourselves Gen Xers.