Sunday, August 16, 2009

"SHIT!-I'M-OLD" SUNDAYS

There are a lot of blogs around with "Not Me Mondays" and "Wordless Wednesdays"(whatever that means...pictures?) and "Freak Magnet Fridays" (LOVE) and I think there's one for every day of the week but I can't remember the rest.

Well, I figure NOW, on sunday evenings we can ALL sit down and tell the annoying tales we will tell to our grandkids someday even though in our youth we swore we would NEVER TELL THESE TALES. I have found myself saying these things in my head. I know the day is JUST around the corner when I will start blurting them out in public. So may as well start now!

Tales from the Crypt Keeper

Come on over here little Obama & Oprah! (I'm sure no matter how hard I try to raise little pinstripe-suited republicans, my kids will inevitably end up being poor hippie assholes who dress my grandkids in purple hemp and pray to mother earth) GrammyBitch wants to show you something.


You see that Rite Aid over there? THAT store used to be called "thrifty's". And when I WAS YOUR AGE, a scoop of butter brickle ice cream was 10 cents! and a double was 20 cents. And get this Little O's...a triple scoop was 30 cents! Can you believe they try to make us pay $10 for a scoop of ice cream these days? Highway Robbery I say!

And did you know that WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE we had a phone. That PLUGGED INTO THE WALL. And there was this thing called a DIAL. And you had to stand in the same place to talk to someone. Oh, and you whipper snappers will NEVER believe this. We had NO REMOTE CONTROL for the TV. We had a DIAL on the TV too! And you had to GET UP and change the channel on the DIAL.

"Oh, grammy...now THAT is not true. you're lying to us grammy! No remote! HAHAHHAHAHA....And Grammy? What's a DIAL?"


***If you don't want to use a swear word you could substitute SHAZAM or SHITAKE or SCHIZZLE

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm pretty sure this just met your quota of swear words for the year.

NIKOL said...

I love it!

I was just thinking the other day about when my parents bought their first microwave. Remember life before microwaves? You had to heat everything up on the stove or in the oven!

ymK said...

just the other day Hubby and I were talking about how things have changed so much over the past few years.
*Shitake*

Kris said...

Now, why on earth would anyone want to eat shitake mushrooms when the first four letters pretty much sum it up?

But yes, back to ye olden days...remember back before ipods when you had to record songs onto a tape, directly from the radio?...and the DJ would always talk over the beginning of the song? And when MTV was all about music videos?

Mega8815 said...

That's stunning!! Thanx for sharing, such a good idea...

Counselormama said...

I love this idea! I found myself saying this stuff when my daughter left the Play-Doh out and I told her it was going to dry out. Her response: "That's OK, we will just go to Target and get more." I was like, when I was a kid we got Playdoh like twice a year and if it dried out we were SOL! Kids these days!

peewee said...

yah! Playdoh was a HOT commodity given only at christmas and birthdays! I would cry when my brother would leave the caps off of MY playdoh. Or when the playdoh would dry in the playdoh barbershop "heads"

sigh. The olden days.

rychelle said...

all i have to say is sh!t you are old. i don't remember any of that stuff. ;)

2busy said...

I used to ride my bike to Thrifty's for 10 cent ice creams! We will be old together.

NIKOL said...

My Play Dough tragedy always involved mixing the colors. Yeah, in the commercials the babershop hair was all cool and swirly - but after that, you couldn't do much else with it. Le sigh!

dede said...

I must be WAY younger than you cause a triple scoop was 35 cents back in may day!
I think I like Shazam a little better - granny's shouldn't swear on the sabbath!
my kids don't even know what a VHS is...sad!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Yes Methusula,

I too dialed a rotary phone, ate Kaboom cereal and had only ONE bathroom in my house. I also watched the Carol Burnett Show every Saturday night and snuck the occassional peek at Laugh In (when my very uncool parents weren't looking).

Yours truly,
Geezer Depends
(old person in solidarity)

seriously? said...

My daughter just found one of our old portable CD player walkmans and as I was trying to explain what it was, she says it "like an old ipod?" HA

BTW, your reunion that is coming up? Hang on...those things are wild!! Just wrote a post about the things I learned at mine, just in case you need some insight...

carin davis said...

the crazy thing is...those $10 ice cream cones would lose hands down in a taste test next to thrifty~ at least that's the way I remember it in my old age! :)

peewee said...

oh! Totally carin...I just had a thrifty's double malt ball crunch on sunday....and it was JUST as perfect as 30 yrs ago! That's what made me do this post because I was all "$1.69!" That used to be 20 cents! It's still worth it.