Over 30 crowd, or close to it :)

From an email from a friend, made me nostalgic.

Now that… I’m over the ripe old age of Thirty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. 
You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my
 Childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! nd I hate to say it but you kids today you don’t know how good you’ve got it! 

I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and Look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!! There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! …Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! 

There were no MP3’s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ’d usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! 

We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you
 were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that’s it! And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, yo u had no idea who it was! It could be your school, Your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you Just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! 

We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games Like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘asteroids’. Your guy was a little square! You Actually had to use your Imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or Screens, it was just one screen Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting Harder and harder and Faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE! 

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
 was only m-net And there was no on screen menu and no remote 
Control! You had to use a Little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it Came to channel surfing! You had to get off
 Your ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and there was no 
Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons
 on Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I’m say ing!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK….For cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards! 

And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove … Imagine that! 

If we wanted Popcorn, we had to us e that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. 

That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled. You guys wouldn’t have lasted Five minutes back in 1980!

HAHA I so used to tape songs off the radio. Hell I used to hold my tape recorder up up the TV to tape Jem and the Holligrams songs hahah. DORK! I loved being a kid.

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 3, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is hilarious 😉

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