“WE ARE NOT HERE FOR A LONG TIME; WE ARE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME!”
~ Chuck from Rochester, New York: 1974-1975
It is Friday. At the wise age I have attained, the joyous hue and outcry of “We are not here for a long time; we are here for a good time” has changed its status. When first declared by Chuck, a friend and fellow communications student at university over three and half decades ago—these words meant : “let the party begin”. Classes for the week were over and we had a weekend of dancing, partying, imbibing, and general hail fellow fun ahead of us.
Regis Philbin is famous for talking about his glory days at university even now in his eighth decade. I understand. I loved the years I spent at university. Sure there were exams and a million papers to write and studying to be done, but it was also my first taste of freedom. I had to account for my own wins and losses, my own victories and mistakes.
Today, as there seems to be fewer years in front of me than behind, these words should be taken more seriously ~~because it is true: we are not here for a long time. I think I will start letting the good times roll…..again.
1. hue can be spelled hew
2. Chuck may not have originated this saying, but so what?