28 September 2009 Born in the U.S.A.
My high school graduation was to proceed in an alphabetical order where Markham followed Manriquez, me. This is how it went down at the preceding day’s rehearsal, where the heat was as severe as Markham was extremely uncomfortable, but determined to walk the glorious walk she’d earned through four long teenage years at Zumwalt West High, to the stage where she was to receive her diploma with her left hand, and shake with her right.
Instead, she received her document otherwise on account of the above-featured young superstar’s impatience. He was ornery as hell at the rehearsal and born on graduation day.