When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious
diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with
walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot...
BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in
heck I was going to lay a bunch of stuff like that on my kids about how hard
I had it and how easy they've got it!
But 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 dang Utopia! And 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 walk to the library and look it up ourselves, in
the card catalog!!
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! Stamps were 10 cents!
Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter
of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our
butts! Nowhere was safe!
There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music,
you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would
usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up! There were no CD
players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and
"eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it
useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?
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!
There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you
just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch
with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being in
touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please!
You kids have no idea how annoying you are.
And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no
idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your
bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!!
You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like
'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!
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
backside and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!!
Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!
There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday
Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons,
you spoiled little rat-finks!
And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to
use the stove! Imagine that!
And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no,
no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you
were doing chores!
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung
on. If you were luckily, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the
last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard,
well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!
See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too
easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes
back in 1980 or any time before!
With Passover coming on Monday night, I thought you might enjoy taking a field trip with Martha Stewart, to the Streit's Matzo Factory in NYC. The whole process of making matzo must take place in 18 minutes! That is fast work!6:08
We had fun riding the bus to the livestock show, walking the midway, eating carnival food, and watching the largest rodeo in the world! The entertainment was THE BLACK EYED PEAS. Here is a link to one of their songs:
MY LIVING WILL Last night, my adult kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'They got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my wine.
My friend KS OWENS awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger award!
Now as part of the award I have to do seven things:
(1)Post the image of the award.
(2)Thank the person who gave it to me! Thanks so much, KS!
(3)Link to the person who gave it to me: http://ankira.blogspot.com/
(4)Tell you seven things about myself that you wouldn't know.
Things have really been hectic around my "NEW" house! We moved last week and I have been unpacking box after box. I am exhausted but extremely happy. Today I must concentrate on getting the boxes out of my kitchen area. We are buying a new table and we must have room for it when it is delivered.I am sitting in the kitchen now listening to the rain hit the skylight above me. That is a new sound for me to hear since we didn't have any skylights in our old home.Discovering new sounds and corners in my home are keeping my senses in check!!! Glad to be here working and REALLY GLAD not to have to drive back and forth hauling my stuff anymore.