Friday, January 16, 2009

I read this today & couldn't help but to laugh-

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 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 catalogue!! 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! There were no MP3s or Napsters! 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'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! 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, youjust didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames 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 and 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 heatsomething 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!Regards,
The over 30 Crowd

All I could think about was that oldest girl of mine again! When I first got her a cell phone I went very minimal with it - y'know to save money! Well she thought something was wrong with her phone because it wasn't showing her who was calling - well dear I didn't add caller ID - what is caller id was her response! Then I grounded her from her cell phone sometime back - so she tried to text her friend from the home phone! Only my girl!

So my son had this idea that he wanted to pull his tooth in some manner that would be funny so we could video him & get his cute lil' mug on America's Funniest Videos. Well - go figure - he succeeded! He is going to be on AFV on Sunday Jan. 18th. I haven't told my little man that he will be on there yet - well I am not going to. I am going to let him just 'catch' himself on there! I can picture him breaking out in a victory dance! I am going to have the camera on him to catch this exciting moment for him - but since the camera will be ready he will probley just laugh!

I was thinking about the funny things that my kids have done growing up - since I have 5 kids I have a lot of memories. My oldest daughter - dingy as can possibly be. And thinking back I guess she always has been but it gets worse as she gets older. Just a couple of weeks ago she brought me a surprise home - 'Mom Mom - I was at Wal-Mart & I got you something!!!!' She is pretty sweet about giving me little gifts so I was kind of excited. 'Well what is it???'
I am thinking this was just a few days after Christmas - maybe the day after. 'They were giving away Christmas trees so I got you one.' I had my very first real tree this year & I can promise you I will never do that again! UGH! So - she (I thought) knew I was done with the real thing. BUT - she had brought me a REAL tree for next year. 'Um honey - have you not seen the extremely dead tree I have in the house now that is decorated & I have only had for less than 2 months??? How are we to keep one for an entire year?' As serious as she could be - ' We just put in the ground & cut it down next year when we are ready'

Having 5 kids these days is not something you see often - & it is hard - never enough money - never enough time in the day - God knows there is never enough food - we can buy $600 worth or $300 worth a week & I can promise you it is all gone by the middle of the week. Y'know - if it is there they might as well have one of everything - right? But I wouldn't give it up for anything! NOTHING! The only thing I would change is I would have a farm (which I would love anyway - stinky cows instead of dealing with people - oh hell yea!) & we would grow & raise all of our own food!

Well - more of my babbling later - work calls -

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is a new venture for me -

I have wanted to start blogging for a while. Sometimes for me it is good for my soul to sit and write out my thoughts. Whether anyone but myself reads them or not - I have said them. So while I plan to add to this blog often with the humor of my life - I also intend on it being serious at times.

At this very moment I am wrapped up in the Twilight books. I am currently reading the last one. I am on page 519 of 754 - so until I am done with that book my head is actually a little distracted by fairy tale imaginations. After I finish this book I am going to really make a go of this blogging thing.