Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Under 30 crowd

I got this e-mail from a friend at work who is younger than me!!!

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

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 cap. 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! 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 a$$! No where was safe!

There were no M3' s or Tapsters! 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!

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 a$$ and walk over to the TV to change the channel! 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!

TV stations actually went off the air after midnight. If you couldn't sleep we had these things called novels to read.

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!


The over 30 Crowd

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RAin part 2

Ok, I'm a day or 2 late with this, but I'm sure ya'll had enough other stuff to keep you busy. :-)

So...Hubby came home Monday and went up i
nto the attic space through a hole in the garage. It was 85 degrees all day so it was a sweat box up there.
He was just coming out of the attic when I arrived home from work.
Sweat was pouring off his face and his t-shirt was plastered to his back.
Poor guy.
Turns out there
wasn't a hole in the roof.
Blonde Goddess & I had the same proble
m with the wind swirling and whipping the rain up under the eaves and through the vents in the soffits

At least my house is still on it's foundation and I didn't end up with a pond in my back yard.
So I should be thankful that all we had to suffer through was a bit of water dripping from the light fixture and a sweat puppy hubby.

The photo of the guy with the pink crocs on is a relative of one of the girls from work.
They showed it on the news! It was his neighbors back yard.

Dad is doing well.
He actually drove to the store by himself.
He "snuck"out while Mom was at a senior citizen meeting.
He's back to using just a cane.

Now if the kids could just find jobs!!!
PEace people.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rain RAin go away..

We have had enough rain in this area of the country.
Last night we had a storm so bad that it flooded out trailer parks and hospitals....and people's basements.
Of course my kids were driving home from NY City and hit every storm along the way. They called around 9 pm and said that they had 2 hours more to drive before getting home.
Hubby asked where they were and I told him about 3 hours away.
Experience taught me that if I told him 2 hours he would be asking where they were in exactly 2 hours, so considering the storm and his worrying I said 3 hours, but probably longer because of the torrential downpours.

THe thunderstorm was very violent.
I tried to go to bed at 11:00, but couldn't fall asleep because the kids weren't home.
Quarter to midnight, I was just about to fall into the nice sleep listening to the thunder, when Hubby got up to go to the bathroom.
Five minutes later he comes back into the bedroom, turns on the light and says...You'll never guess what is happening!
Well if he didn't turn off the sticking light he wouldn't want to know what would be happening to him!
He said that the roof was leaking.
The new roof he just put on in May.
How can this be?
It had rained before and never leaked.
I asked where it was leaking and it was in the kitchen.
I threw on my glasses and flipflops and trudged my way to the kitchen.
Sure enough, water was dripping out of the kitchen light fixture.
Seems Hubby stepped into a puddle on the floor when he went to get a drink of water...and since we don't have a dog ...he knew something was wrong.
He was rather upset that the roof would be leaking.
I told him that the winds were pretty strong maybe part of the ridge vent blew off or something hit the house again.
(He slept through most of the storm)
"Well I'm not going out on the roof to see what's going on now" he grumbled as thunder rumbled and lightning flashed and the rain pounded against the windows on every side of the house.
"that's right, you're not"
So I went back to bed.
10 minutes later the kids were home and I could hear him telling them what was going on to the sound of the water dripping off the light fixture into a pan on the floor.
I popped out said glad you made it back and good night and went to sleep.

TIme for bed...I'll tell you the rest of the story tomorrow
Peace and stay dry!!