Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Regards from the Over 30 Crowd!

Winnie: good morning sunshine!
Barbie: mornin!
Winnie: how are you on this nice crisp day?
Barbie: besides chilly? lol, well, ok. It is always hard to go back to the ol' grind after a nice weekend of friends, family and good grub.
Winnie: im starting to be happy that i dont have a 9 to 5 job...where would I find the time...
Winnie: i think Im still full from last weekend and SICK of baking and cooking. My son in college is happy, he went home with more food then I have left in my fridge
Barbie: You sure did Martha Stewart proud this last weekend. I of course did some elite eating myself..
Winnie: It was a nice weekend, was great to spend some time with you and the kids
Barbie: Thanks for hanging with us! I know the playgrounds were amazingly exciting for
Winnie: it was the most exciting part ;)
Barbie: that doesn't say much for your weekend
Winnie: no it doesn't LOL..but next weekend...look out!!! mama is on a road trip!!!
Barbie: lol....just to let you know....I REFUSE to go to that adult club. NEVER AGAIN....felt like I was on "Keys to the VIP"
Winnie: fine, but you better take me out somewhere PG 13 for me this
Winnie: Its bad enough i will be stuck in a hotel with a bunch of 15 yr olds
Barbie: well, where do you want to go?
Winnie: somewhere that i dont feel like a chaperon
Barbie: that is hard to do!! lol
Barbie: all the places except pubs the kids are so young..
Winnie: help me out here
Winnie: then pub it is I guess
Barbie: I like the crowd at the hut. Mixed ages. More people to talk to.
Winnie: that's cuz you know everyone, not too difficult to be social my to mix it up a bit!!
Barbie: I know...but it is HARD meeting new pals in a new city. Everyone I know (except Pebbles and Doodlebug) are married and stay with their families on the weekends!!
Barbie: I need you to move
Barbie: then we will have enough to form a posse.
Barbie: a girl needs a posse you know!
Winnie: Sure, sounds good...I'll get working on that
Winnie: You'll have to share your bedroom with me though
Barbie: I know that it isn't only the women finding the clubs young....our old friend lambchop mentioned the same thing this weekend.
Barbie: maybe it is time to post this:
Barbie: THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... barefoot...BOTH ways Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever!And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

Regards,The Over 30 Crowd
Winnie: Geeeeee thanks for making me feel old. Just what i needed today!!
Barbie: I don't like to call myself old. I prefer "retro chic"


  1. That is so funny. Being over 30, I can so relate to this post. Plus the thought of you two sharing a room, I mean rrrrrrrrrrr. NICE

  2. Thanks for the laugh...although at our house, we had a remote control for the TV, but it was attached to the TV with a 40 foot cord ... do you know how many times I tripped over the damn thing!!! ;o) and Saturday morning cartoons - the ONLY day of the week that I got up at 5 am to watch the Wizard of OZ cartoon .... good times.

  3. I had a cord to my tv too....hmmmm wait, it might have been to the BETA VCR?????

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhh I so wanted to be Smurfette when i grew up :) How i miss those little blue boys!!!

  5. Okay gals. Your hatered for the under thirty is somewhat misplaced. I think a major re-evaluation of your ageism is in order. Some of us who are close to or JUST 30 will ALSO giggle as your comments apply equally. ButI will putting your bias aside, and accpeting/reciprocating your love anyway. :P


    I would like to suggest the following flaw with your logic:

    while those of us who remember waiting all week for cartoons and played the (STILL AWESOME) atari games like paperboy and joust, and loved that there was no caller ID as it made prank calling the cute boy from class WAAAAY easier;
    we can remember all this we can STILL enjoy today's PS3s and Cartoon Networks and thank the heavens for caller ID (Because if work is calling me at ten to nine on a saturday morning I sure as hell am NOT answering). :P

    So i say, enjoy it! Besides one day the "spoiled" crowd will one day be bitching about all the things THEY didn't have. and we will STILL be shaking our fists at them.

    (devil's advocate enough for ya?)


    PS. Smurfs 8pm daily on cartoon retro. ;)

  6. I'd like to add how awesome it was to tape a song from the radio and have the tape end in the middle of a song.
    To frantically run to the tape deck from across the room (painted toes or something) and flip the tape over to hit the record button again.
    It didnt matter. We still memorized the song note for note (missing 8 seconds not included) by playing over and over again in our walkmans which were slightly smaller than a brick.
    goood times.

  7. I still remember watching Dungeons and dragons cartoons. They seemed so cool until I watched them just now on YouTube. Man, was I ever a geek. I also still remember breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo. Kids nowadays only wish they could dance like we use too. I do think we have aged well though, especially our Blogging Ladies. I remember 30 some year olds looking like grandparents when we were kids, and you 2 look like models.

  8. PS
    There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!
    Brilliant, did you just copy that off something, or did you think it up all by yourselves?
    and FYI I never actually did that.

  9. Sorry Doodlebug you are a cool under 30. Nope we ripped off the under 30 thing from an email I got from my cousin. Still funny even though we didn't write it (it happens you know).

    I also must say that I had a BETA VCR (the envy of all the folks) with a remote control and a huge cord. The only button on it...pause. LOL!

  10. Oh....and I must add that I didn't even have cable until I was 10 years old!!! Try getting excited over the CBC Sat. morning cartoon lineup for your entire childhood. Spiderman, Rocket Robin Hood, Hercules and Let's Go...and if you got up early enough you were able to watch Circle Square Ranch (kids singing Christian Songs)...yeehaw!!

  11. What's goin on? I start reading the blog, and I was enjoyin it, and now you stop?