The other day on the radio, the alternative station played "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys and I remember thinking about how "Licensed to Ill" came out in 1986. I couldn't believe that album is now TWENTY years old. Two decades ago! Seems like just yesterday me and my friends wore our Beasties T-shirts and stole VW emblems off cars to wear on chains to look like them (yeah we were idiots).
I also have a relative that was born when I was in high school start her freshman year in college.
Ever have a "Wow, I'm old!" moment?
"I'm gonna drop a deuce on everybody" -"The Office"'s Michael Scott, on "Casino Night"
I always have one when I think how old people were to me when I was in school, like the fact that the guys I work with are 26, so when I was a senior in high school they were in the fourth grade. My buddy has a wife that we met when she was 18, and we were talking about how various situations relative to the day after Christmas blizzard in '99 and she said "Oh, I remember that because we didn't have school for a week." O-L-D.
*insert easy cheapshot at pieman HERE*
"You know what you need? Some new quotes in your sig. Yeah, I said it." -- DJFrostyFreeze
Listening to speeches of introduction in which most of the freshmen in my class revealed they were born after I graduated from high school really drove the point home for me. It got even worse when I was listening to a political discussion between 2 of my students and I was called upon to confirm that there was a difference between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush because neither of them remembered the elder Bush's time as President.
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. -- Erasmus
All others things being equal, the simplest solution is usually stupidity. -- Darwin Minor
A while back at work I was talking about Nirvana's Nevermind album with a coworker. Another coworker overheard and told us that Nevermind was the first CD he'd ever bought. Back when he was in second grade.
I don't normally feel old, but I was at the park not too long ago where two kids were having a catch. The ball got by one of the kids, and rolled right to me. I threw it back, and the closest kid said, "Thanks mister!"
That, ear and back hair, and my son's shoe size getting closer to mine every day...
Lord loves a workin' man. Don't trust whitey. See a doctor and get rid of it.
Nah, it's the culture thing, I guess. Knowing that the (mostly) young men I teach were born after I was married. Knowing that I have to hit the page down key three times to find my birth year on most places where that appears.
Oh yeah. Did I mention aches and pains. Them too.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
The Ring (pretty much the entire movie but especially when she crawls out of the tv) I heard a lot about this movie, but had no idea what it was about. It wasn't out yet here in Holland. I was on the plane back from a trip to the USA and watched it.