When I was 7 in 1966, I was occasionally late to school. Why? Well, I had to walk 3 and a half blocks to get there and along the way there was a flower shop. In the window of that flower shop was one of these--a lava lamp. They weren't really new that year but as the psychedelic generation was beginning, they reached a new peak in popularity. I stood and stared each morning at the one in that window. I was absolutely fascinated by it. Oddly enough, I was still a straight A student in spite of all the times I was late because of my lava lamp obsession.