Wednesday, August 10, 2005

When I Was Your Age....

Hey, my son deserves one of these, too, right?
We got plenty of them (in verbal form) when we
were kids!

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...we only had 10 TV channels. And we watched them ALL.
You've got 97 and only watch 3. What's up with that???
Never mind - I don't even want you watching as much
television as you already do!

..."Pong" was considered "high-tech".

...a "mini-computer" was larger than our refrigerator.

...kids walked the neighbourhood in winter, asking if
people wanted their cars shoveled out, rather than just
pummeling their fathers with snowballs as they did all the
shoveling.

...kids walked the neighbourhood in general. Kind of "free
range", until dinner time when you'd start hearing kids' names
being screamed from a distance. The kids who feared their
parents most, ran the fastest.

...I got up to get my own drink once in awhile.

...my parents were able to live very comfortably on ONE
income - including a house, boat, vacations, etc. But not
able to get along.

...the internet tecnically existed, but it was only used by
computer programmers to store their porn, like a giant,
virtual mattress. They got really mad when we found
out about it.

..."trick or treating" started when it GOT DARK, not at
5 pm. And we went out without parents. DON'T EVEN
THINK ABOUT IT.

...for some reason, when we laid around in the grass, we
weren't instantly covered with ants, deer ticks or leeches.
I don't know WHAT the hell happened there...

...Jimi Hendrix was still alive. Ouch.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Laughing Frog said...

"When I was your age, we only had 5 tv channels, and I wasn't allowed to watch any of them."

"When I was your age, video games were called kaleidoscopes."

"When I was your age, we were lucky to have *A* family car, instead of one for every adult with a license."

"When I was your age, monkey bars and banana seats on bicyles were really cool."

"When I was your age, weekly allowance was a nickel."

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Mr. L said...

Jane: most of those work for me too, but you've got a slight edge! Congratulations...or sorry...heh... ;)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Bud said...

So true. I find it so disturbing that I chat with former students all summer who are bored and never go outside. That is just too fucked up. I ak them why they're not outside and they say there is nothing to do. What? It's pathetic.

7:01 AM  

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