Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Old Days

Today I am just contemplating about the days of my childhood and how back then everything just seemed better. What truly holds up? I mean the stretch pants with the extra built in fake socks seemed like such a good idea at the time. As did the t shirt with the giant gold lion on it.

I have almost every gaming system there is at my house, Wii,Playstation 3, Xbox 360, DS, Dsi, psp, gameboy color.... well you get the picture. Why then, did I a while back spend quite a bit of time trying to find an online version of Tapper? Why do I still miss my old Commodore 64 titles? Is it nostalgia or were things actually more fun?

I don't consider myself a prude at all, but many recent music videos I've seen recently border on pornography. Have we become so desensitized to things that it takes more and more to shock? I mean what's next a close up of someone's anus? Oh my God I sound like an old fart...

My daughter will be graduating High school in ten years. What type of music will she be listening to? If I have grandkids what will be the rage then? Am I going to be 75 and cranking up Jay-Z? I shudder to think .

Now that I have kids I can share with them how the clothing they have today is very similar to what mommy had growing up but the hair is alot better. And it gives me an excuse to watch old tv shows now. Let me tell you "Small Wonder" doesn't really hold up that well.

For now, I should really start focusing on today. It really is a gift, as some people say, but I really can't help but wonder about what the future holds. Will I really be yelling at the young folks that their music is nothing compared to the oldies group Muse? Or maybe things will come full circle and the kids will be making music with rocks and hollowed out sticks. Plenty of time for that, right now I should go play on the Wii.....


  1. I loved reading your post today. I wrote a real similar one yesterday, talking about the way things used to be when I was a kid. But now today I wrote a piece talking about the music I love listening to & how big a part of my life my music really is. I'm 53 & love Nickelback, Audioslave, Creed, Pearl Jam, Metallica. Guess on some things we "oldies" step forward into the current age & other things we like to keep one foot into the past age, remembering how things used to be "in the good ole days". I hope I always try to keep current & won't have that fuddy-duddy attitude like I remember my mom having. *lol*

    I enjoy reading your blog.

    ~Andrea :-)

  2. Hi thanks for sharing :) My mom is 54 and she likes Nickelback too, I saw the cd in her case and it threw me a bit hehe. I went to see Metallica about ten years ago and my husband then boyfriend were completely fixated on this sixty something year old with blazing pink spiked hair. One of my favorite websites is for Old Grandma Hardcore, a gamer in her seventies. I have a feeling you will always stay cool lol.Thanks for the feedback.

  3. wowow. really nice narration.. :) keep going.. who said you are new?? :)