“Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz! … Do you presume to criticize the great Oz? You ungrateful creatures consider yourselves lucky that I’m giving you audience tomorrow, instead of 20 years from now! … The great Oz has spoken! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

Okay, I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz as a kid. Seriously obsessed. I even had a poster in my room that listed out reasons for why “Everything I need to know I learned from The Wizard of Oz.”

The thing is, that poster was true then and it’s still true now.

There is an appropriate, relevant Oz quote for pretty much every situation in life. That was definitely true to today, and it will likely be true tomorrow. Now, I’m putting on my ruby red slippers and getting out of here.

(3rd grade Lindsay, “Dorothy” … Oh, and my friend Anna the Hershey Kiss.)