Those moments that make you feel old… July 16, 2005 at 10:15 am

[ Viewing: “Death to Smoochy (Widescreen Edition)” (Danny DeVito) ]

Redsugar’s post made me think of the times that I’ve had one of those, “man.. that made me feel old,” moments in life. Sure, some people will think that, at 32 years old, I’m too young to have those moments… but I do. Here are a few that come to mind:

  • I bought a copy of “The Lost Boys” to add to my collection awhile ago at Best Buy. When I got to the register to pay, the young girl working it looked at the cover and said, “Is this Keifer Sutherland? Wow! This must’ve been made ages ago!!” Yeah.. way back in 1987. Even worse, she was probably still a baby then.
  • Anytime it dons on me, again.. that people born up to 1985 are already in their 20’s.
  • When my little nephew talks about Star Wars, which he’s into bigtime. Just like I was… and he’s the same age I was back when the original movies came out.
  • I’m a huge fan of the new Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi Channel.. and when I realize that it’s been 27 years!! since the original aired.. which I remember watching when it was new.
  • When my nieces and nephews complain about how slow their internet connection is at home. Their broadband connection (cable modem).. and I started out with a 1200baud modem, at age 13. They’ve not only been online their entire lives, but had the internet. I started out on local BBSes, and even ran a few in my time.
  • Realizing those same nieces and nephews have never known a world without cell phones. My first personal exposure being to the huge phone my father got when he started his business, when I was 17 or so. It was from Motorola (IIRC) and was one of the smallest, yet still powerful enough to be used anywhere around town at the time. It was a case about the size of a thick, hardcover book, with a strap to hang it over your shoulder, and the handset was corded. Now even every kid has a cellphone.. and some are so damn small it’s crazy. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch the original Lethal Weapon and there’s a scene on a bridge where Danny Glover uses similar large phone.
  • Thinking it doesn’t seem that long ago that we were so occupied with y2k crap at work… and that it’s already been more then 5 years since then.

Well, that’s all I can think of, off the top of my head at 10am on a Saturday… if I think of more, I’ll add them later. 🙂

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