Thursday, May 14, 2009

Further Proof That I Am Getting Old

Possible things that might qualify me for inclusion in the "not exactly young anymore" group:

1. I remember when McDonald's sandwiches came in styrofoam containers. This was convenient because you could put your fries in one of the styrofoam halves, and puddle the ketchup in the other half. Then they switched to all paper wrappers instead. Apparently there's this thing called the "environment", or something like that, which refuses to be friends with anything that doesn't biodegrade in a couple thousand years. What a shame. Now I have to put my ketchup in those teensy little paper cups.

2. I remember when Golden Crisp cereal was called "Super Sugar Crisp", and the spokes-character was called "Sugar Bear". Then people got into such a ridiculous sugar phobia during the 80's that many products took the name "sugar" off their labels. Kind of annoyed me, really.

3. I'm still not entirely sure what an i-Pod is, I have never owned one, and it's entirely possible I may die of old age without ever figuring out how they work.

4. While visiting mom and dad for dinner Wednesday night, I suddenly felt uncomfortably warm. I was so warm I started feeling a little sick. Mom, on the other hand, was so chilly she was covering up with a blanket. I told her I was feeling way too warm, and she said "Oh, you must have had a hot flash." (??!!!) I reeled in horror and replied "I'm too young to have hot flashes!"
She shrugged and said "No, you're not; I was 35 when I started having hot flashes."
Sigh. Please, someone out there, tell me 39 is too young to have hot flashes.

5. I can't hear quite as well as I used to. (What? Huh?)

6. I am able to appreciate the benefits of dietary fiber, and actually enjoy trying cereals with the word "bran" in the title. Believe it or not, there are a few (very few) that actually DON'T taste like sawdust.

7. There are other things I wanted to include in the list, but I seem to have forgotten what they are....

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PS. I had plenty of other pictures I wanted to place in this post, but alas, my ISP is still being a jerk, and I am still getting "Address Not Found" errors throughout 90% of cyberspace. Highly annoying.
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12 comments:

Lynda said...

Wow, I remember that stuff too and 39 is way to young to have a hot flash! I'm 35 and I still want babies!

whall said...

Captain... CAAAAAAAYVEMMMAAAAAAAAHAN!

Thom said...

You want proof you are getting old? Wait until your my age and get CRS and can't remember yesterday...Great post :)

Gwenhwyfar said...

Don't feel bad, I remember the styrofoam containers at McDeath's and until you mentioned it I was completely unaware that they aren't called "sugar crisp" any more. Do they still have Sugar Bear? Because he was one pimpin' bear. He was like the Barry White of cereal mascots.

Da Old Man said...

Oh no!

But getting old beats the heck out of the alternative. And they aren't hot flashes. According to the Mrs, they are power surges.

Trukindog said...

Remember when TRIX was what prostitutes turned...uhh I mean was just for kids!

Janna said...

Lynda: I hear you can find them in cabbage patches...

Whall: OMG! I remember that too!

Thom: I might be able to remember yesterday, but last week is a blur.

Gwen: If I remember correctly, Sugar Bear is now called "Honey Bear" instead. Makes him sound just a wee bit more girly, if you ask me.

DaOldMan: Power surges? Can I plug appliances into... no, wait...

Trukindog: I remember when Lucky Charms had only four shapes!

Marilyn said...

No way you should be having hot flashes... Maybe it was something you ate? Like the bottle of medicinal pepper stuff.

What we really need is Super Sugar Crisp with added fiber.

Janna said...

Marilyn: And brownies with added fiber, and chocolate truffles, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with fiber, and dark chocolate cheesecake with fiber... I could be the healthiest person on the planet!

Gwenhwyfar said...

Honey bear sounds like one of Sugar Bear's bitches. And they all work for the master mind of crime - Huggy Bear!

Lynda said...

Crap, I have been looking in the carrot patch....

Janna said...

Gwen: Sounds ominous! And sweet!

Lynda: Oops! :)