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by on November 26, 2015

A few moments ago, I placed a call to someone who was at another house. I did this by dialing the phone number of the location where they were. They answered. After a moment of conversation, I asked, “So where are you?”
To quote Charlie Brown, suddenly, I feel very old.

This is true in other ways. A couple years ago, I happened to be at a church youth event, volunteering to help with parking. In the course of the event, I happened to be making conversation with several teenagers. I had occasion to reference Carmen Sandiego.  They had no idea who she was.

I remember Windows 3.1, before the Start button. The first television show I ever saw was Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. I remember the debate about whether to join Facebook or Myspace. (Facebook won).

I had an account on Xanga, before it went behind a paywall and died. If any of you fellow Xangans are reading this, I was VaultESL. This was actually my second Xanga account: the first was VaultSL. I chose the name because, at the time, my favorite soft drink was Vault. They don’t make Vault anymore. It was a citrus caffeinated drink, not unlike Mello Yello. I also remember Mountain Dew Pitch Black. It was a grape-like version of Mountain Dew. They were both wonderful.

Times change. C’est la vie.

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. I can relate to the feeling old thing (I’m older than you! ) my older son was shocked that I didn’t have a cell phone in high school (they didn’t exist) and he was baffled as to why anyone would take pictures to be developed rather than just viewing them on a screen. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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