Friday, November 19, 2010

Caffeinated Randomness - You Know You're Old When.....

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This last year, I've been becoming more and more aware of my age.  Specifically that I'm getting old.  I'm not upset with getting older.  I embrace my age and can't wait to turn forty and see what the next decade has in store for me.  I'm going to refer to that decade as the decade of no toddlers and diapers (unless God has other plans).   No, this new awareness of my age comes from my dear precocious daughter you says it like it is and reminds me of my childhood every day.

Saying all this and in the style of  "You Might Be a Redneck" (thank you Jeff Foxworthy for your simple and honest humour), here is my edition of You Know You're Old When......

1.  Your idea of the latest top 40 music is the  latest Mini Pops cd.  Thank you my daughter's friend for re-introducing this phenomenon to me.  I was jealous as a child that I didn't get a mini pops record.  I guess that in itself ages me too. 

2.  You refer to yourself as Tammy Faye Baker when you cry with mascara on.  I actually had a young woman ask "Tammy who?"

3.  You play either the 70s on 7, 80s on 8 or 90s on 9 when listening to satellite radio and you know all the words.

4.  You call your daughter's cd player routinely, her Ghetto Blaster.

5.  The clothes you hated as a kid are again back in style as Retro.  Namely: stirrups.  Yes Andrea, I may just purchase those leg warmers for you.

6.  You talk about the good ol'days of sitcom tv.  Why can't there a be another Family Ties, Growing Pains or Silver Spoons?  

7.  You go to buy a DVD player and ask to look at the VCRs.

8.  The cashiers at McDonalds look like they're 5 and the managers not much older.

9.  A child asks if you have ever seen a typewriter in person.

10.  The toys you grew up with are part of the museum exhibit on the 100 years of Saskatchewan.

11.  You're kid's teachers are younger than you or went to high school with you.

Finally, my favourite.  You know you're old when.....(drum roll please)

12.  Your children start referring to your childhood as the pioneer times or olden days. 


I want to thank all my Facebook and Bloggy friends who helped me with this list.  You know who you are and you know how vintage you all are to me.

Link up you're randomness today.
 

4 comments:

Andrea said...

After yesterday, I just might take you up on those leg warmers! :P

Jen said...

What a fun list! I'm 32 and could relate to almost all of them! Thanks for brightening my day!

Ashley Pichea said...

I must be "almost" old, then, since I could relate with about half of your list. I especially miss the "quality" TV shows - Growing Pains, Boy Meets World, Full House... lol. My husband and I are constantly wondering what happened to TGIF on ABC - such great shows.

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Oh, seriously, Michelle. I am completely cracking up!!!!!! I LOVE IT! I can relate to so much - I particularly rolled on "Ghetto Blaster" and I too love me some 80s and 90s music. You completely made me giggle today so THANK YOU FRIEND!

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