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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I am lost between Baby boomer and Generation X

I am extremely bored today. I have a lot I could do But I have NO desire to do anything. I think it's just gonna be one of those lazy days. I did have a little fun.... I went to lunch with Rick. We went to Carlos O'kelly's and I just had a little bit of his meal. I think we are turning into old(er) people. We are doing alot of sharing meals when we go out to eat. I see alot of old people doing that. Speaking of old people.....How Old do you think "OLD" is ? It changes for me the older I get. I used to think 40 was old, well guess what, I'm 45 and it aint old. I feel like I'm 30 something. Now I sometimes think 50 is old, but some of us kids(I like the word Kids) are nearing the age of 50, and one of us on the Hemmer side just turned 50 and I'm telling you, He's not old. So what is old???? I wonder is there is a definition?

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age. ~ Victor Hugo
For some of my "older" blogger" friends read below, you'll get a chuckle...I did
You're Lost Between Baby Boomer & Generation X If...

You remember when Jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the back pocket was cool.

You were once bowled over by the technological excellence of such products as Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco.

You remember the premier of MTV -- or worse yet, you remember its predecessor, "Friday Night Videos."

A predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.

You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was alternative, and when "alternative comedy" was really funny.

You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the minivan.

You rode in the back of the station wagon facing the cars behind you.

You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases: "You know, back when...," "When I was your age...," or "When I was younger..."

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)

You ever dressed to look like someone in a Madonna, Cyndi Lauper or Duran Duran video.

You remember with pain the day the Green Machine hit the streets (or the sidewalks), instantly making your Big Wheel obsolete.

The age-old question "Where's the beef?" still makes you laugh.

You had a crush on Ted the photographer on "Love Boat," Gage from "Emergency," or Ponch from "CHIPS."

Your hair at some point in time in the '80s could only be described by saying "I was experimenting."

You've ever shopped at Benetton.

You're starting to believe that having the kids in school year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

You remember trying to guess which episode of "The Brady Bunch" it was by the first scene.

You had a front-row seat (i.e., blew off one or more classes) for Luke and Laura's wedding on "GH."
You know who shot J.R.

You recall when Love's Baby Soft was in every girl's Christmas stocking.

This rings a bell: "My name is Charlie, and they work for me."

You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on. (Related item: you were sure that "New Coke" would NEVER catch on.)

You know all the words to the double-album set of the "Grease" soundtrack.

You've ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut.

"All skate, change directions" means something to you.

You've ever owned a pair of rainbow suspenders like the ones Mork used to wear.

You owned a Preppy Handbook.

You remember when movies were only PG and R.

You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out....and still carry the emotional scars to prove it.

You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector switch... and your "cable remote" was connected to the TV by CORD!

Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka.

Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table.

You found nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.

You remember having a rotary phone.

You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.

"Members Only" jackets...say no more.

And lastly, I'll make a song stick in your head for the rest of the day: ...you actually remember the words to the theme song of "The Greatest American Hero." ("BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M WALKIN' ON AIR...I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD FEEL SO FREE-EE-EE...")


  1. Sharalyn7:24 PM

    Hi Jackie,
    I loved your blog today. I think old is 75 now. It sure isn't the age I am today, hmmmm. I feel like I did the day I graduated from high school, (just a little slower). This is the best age though, don't have to pretend or worry about what anybody thinks... and you get all the hot chocolate you want!!! :-)

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. "all the hot chocolate we want". Sharalyn, you are truly a friend that I can relate to.... I really dont think we have any secrets, Isnt it a blast being 45 ! It dont get no better. Thanks for the comment, and you really need to get one of these Blogs. I wanna read yours.

  3. oh mama, Chris and I loled at your blog. I do not think you are old. All my experience in clinicals and Sunrise and such has allowed to realize that old is really not until you're like 80, and even then you might still not seem very old! Love you!!!!!

  4. You young WHIPPER SNAPPERS don't know OLD. Just wait til you start snapping and popping every time you move. Now that is old.

  5. old is when your body is decaying before you want it too. Is your body decaying JAckie? Do you have an odd STENCH about you? I didn't think so. So stop thinking you are old. Old is Bob Barker. You can see the decay taking place there... Thin skin... pale, sunken eyes... That show should be rated R now, just for the graphic content...not fit for kids.. not fit at all. hehehe

  6. Oh dont worry Kels, I DONT think I'm old and thank goodness I dont have a foul stench. I LOL'ed about bob barker...he is a sick old man that is trying too hard to look young....it aint gonna happen.