Childhood. The old-fashioned way.
There was something very precious about that moment when you realized you would be staying home from school; either because of a snow storm or because you were sick. Sometimes, when we were home sick from school, we were allowed to watch television. One television show that consistently transported me to a magical, imaginary place was Get Smart. There was something about the intro to Get Smart that made the entire boyhood fantasy of secret passages and hidden entrances very real for a ten year old boy. Of course, gadgets like the shoe phone only made the whole thing even more alluring. Thanks Agent Smart (and 99, of course!)