Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Well I Done Got Old

So I turned 31 yesterday I've been kind of dreading it for some time. I know some of you are thinking "31? Please", but for me it's a significant moment. I can remember my brother turning this age, 15 years ago, and now here I am. Pink Floyd once sang "And then one day you find ten years have got behind you, No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun". I still feel like I missed that starting gun. Here I am an adult but I don't feel grown up. Perhaps that's the curse of my generation. And something else I've noticed. I've been saying "Back when I was a kid" or "Back in my day" a lot.

Anyway, on to the meat and potatoes of this post. I saw this story and, while it made me laugh, it also caused me to think of things from my past that "kids today" may have never experienced or even heard of.

Cassette tapes

Vinyl records before they were retro

Pre-GHz processors


Gas under $1/gallon

Rotary telephones

Bo Knows...

The Gulf War

Mr. Wizard showing me how to insert a needle into a balloon without popping it

Pogo Ball

Tupperwear parties

Sticker books

Windows 95

Seeing my first Compact Disk