I had some Annie's Mac and Cheese for lunch today. I like mac and cheese. I've eaten it my whole life. It's good brain food.
As I was eating it, I started to think about other things that have stuck with me. I came to the conclusion that, for better or worse, I'm pretty much the same person I was when I was 8.
Sure, I've finished college and am now in graduate school, but as I was eating lunch, I wasn't thinking about smart college things. I was thinking about how much I was looking forward to the cookie I was planning to eat afterwards.
I still like whales, music, dinosaurs and the 49ers. Girls are still interesting and scary at the same time. Although, the respective levels of those two categories have probably adjusted since I was 8.
I'm pretty sure the only difference is that now I can grow facial hair and buy my own breakfast cereal.