I don't watch a lot of TV. In fact, the last time I watched an entire program, it was probably BJ and the Bear. I couldn't tell you what episode it was. All I remember is Sheriff Lobo hassling Billie Joe McKay over a legitimate contract hauling job. It was a big misunderstanding.
There are actually two things better than watching a rerun of BJ and the Bear, if you can imagine that. One of them is building a model of BJ's Kenworth K-100 semi truck and living out your own, pretend, trucker adventures.
The other thing is pulling whatever you're driving into the Bickford's at 77 Gallivan Blvd in Dorchester. There's ample parking. Indeed, you can pull an eighteen wheeler into the lot and many hungry road warriors do. Why is breakfast at this Bickford's better than reviewing your beta tape BJ and the Bear archives? Because, for the majority of the people reading this, breakfast at this Bickford's will make you feel young.
When I eat at this Bickford's, I am the youngest person in the building by twenty years at least. Usually more, much more. I don't mean my fellow diners only. I mean the waitresses, the manager, the assistant manager, the fry cook, the prep cook, and the dishwasher. This may not seem like much if you're ten, but I'm forty-five. It's not many places anymore that I can say that I'm the youngest person in the room by far. I can say it any morning of the week at 77 Gallivan Boulevard. If you're feeling a tad over the hill, a trip to Dorchester may be the psychological cure you need. Especially first thing in the day.
A nod to Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!! for the 80s flashback graphic.