You drove down PCH blasting Phantom Planet’s classic “California” while laughing.
It didn’t matter whose car you piled into or where you were headed — any time you were cruising down PCH, you rolled down all the windows, blasted your tunes, and danced at red lights, not caring who saw.
You watched Rocket Power.
On weekend mornings you made your way to the couch with a bowl of sugary cereal to watch Otto, Reggie, Twister, and Sam skate, surf, and spill their life problems to Uncle Tito. You loved following those kids’ adventurous antics and you always talked about which character you were. No one ever wanted to be the Squid.