I feel old! I'm only 27 years old!
My hometeachers sat on my couch the other day and asked if I owned my home. One just got off a mission and living at home and the other is living at home until he goes on a mission.
I sat in an Institute class last night where everyone on the roll was born in 1990's and talked about getting college credit for religion classes. It's been so long since college and needing/wanting credits...
On Facebook someone posted a picture of a certain high school and said "30 years ago today, 5 strangers met here for detention, Saturday March 24, 1984" ---- And if you know what that means, even by just looking at the high school, that means your old. It's referring to the Breakfast Club movie!
I feel old when I watch Bonanza every Tues after work at the gym and I like it! The custodian at the gym keeps telling me I'm too young to know what Bonanza is. Sadly, I am not.
Maybe the whole 'looking younger than I am' thing might help relieve this problem. But it certainly isn't helping in the dating department.
Us single ladies are at the point we are getting dating advice from siblings with 3-4 children already. No offense, but the dating advice is slightly mute when you were married and had your first kid by 21-22. You don't know what dating is like nowadays and we don't have much in common at this point.
I feel old when we do lip syncing contests in the YSA and everyone is doing boy bands like N'sync and Backstreet Boys.
I feel old when someone shows a picture of this goofy strange animal and I immediately know his name as Alf. I enjoyed shows like Growing Pains, M*A*S*H, Roseanne, Saved by the Bell, Seinfeld, and Taxi! And in the 90's when these kids were just born, I loved ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (man oh man if you saw how Will dressed back then...), Friends, Full House, Golden Girls, Home Improvement, The King of Queens, That 70's Show, Power Rangers, Gumby.
And then the movies of course, the ones you haven't seen in forever and are classics (to you) and you watch them again like Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch, Dirty Dancing, The Three Amigos, Back to the Future, Top Gun, Footloose, Indiana Jones, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ghostbusters, ET, Problem Child and of course Goonies! The younger kids probably have heard of these, but they didn't grow up watching these! And when I say 'younger kids', I mean kids still in their early 20's, not too far from me.
I remember being scared to death watching Jumanji and Jaws and now comparing the animation to the 20th century, it was clearly fake, almost pitifully so, but I didn't know that when I was little!
I feel old when I remember I used to play Skip It, Aggravation, yo-yo, hacky sack, pogs and slammers, marble game, I loved Lite-Brite and Polly Pocket!, Cabbage Patch dolls, Etch-A-Sketch, Army men, Mr. Potato Head, I remember a whole city of Hot Wheels and even a case for the cars, Tonka Trucks, Fisher Price Cash Register and Roller Skates!, poppers, corn poppers, ring toss, moon shoes, sticky hands, letters and number blocks, troll dolls, Play-Doh, Fisherprice chatter telephone, I remember the record player!, I loved Hungry Hungry Hippos!, Mad Libs, Pick Up Sticks and Perfection, Silly Putty, Slinky, anyone remember the View-Master?, Nintendo, Gameboy, Furbys were creepy.
I remember tamagotchi, the little electronic thing you can have a pet and take care of it, they have similar games on the smart phones...., Stretch Armstrong, cap guns were all the rage, Mouse Trap and Operation, Clue and Chutes and Ladders, Chinese Checkers, Barrel of Monkeys, Trouble and Twister, I can't remember the name of it -- the little plastic bead like things in different colors you make a picture out of it, following a pattern, and then you can melt it together by ironing it.... (I guess they call them Perler beads now) I loved that, could do that for hours. Come to think of it I could manage to play by myself for a long time!
And its crazy to see the next generation playing with some of these toys we used to have and to see some of these come back like Legos and Smurfs! Blast from the past.