I had to write my thank you blurb for the TroyPhi Pilipino Grad ceremony today (shameless plug: New Graduation/Job Announcement page!). I didn’t want mine to be lost in a sea of inside-jokey paragraphs and, basically, things you’ve all seen before.
Then I remembered the song I squeaked out as a thank you after my 18th Birthday debut, inspired by one of my favorite episodes of Boy Meets World. (Apparently Glee did it, or something? I don’t watch Glee. So no, damnit, they didn’t “do it” — Boy Meets World did!)
This is a case where re-inventing the wheel might’ve actually worked.
My thank you: A reinterpretation, if you will.
Those Trojan days
Of “Fight On!” wails and epic fails are gone
But in my mind (and Facebook),
I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone
Who has taken you from cradle to dorm room?
It isn’t easy, but I’ll try…
If you wanted the sky, I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high
Mom, Dad, Monk, Ugly, Ate Robie, Kuya Jason, The Babies, Uncle Jo, Unks, Lulu & Lula, Mangubat Blood, Anat Cousins, UCMR, Puma, Menlo Haus, OSome, Jermaj, 303, Donny, DOZ, TroyPhi, Jess Weiner, ASME, Seventeen, Glamour, MegaDesk, Geronimo, Sebastian, and USC, I guess, if my tuition money hasn’t been enough of a thank you,
– Lulu, To Sir With Love (@HeyBerna Remix)