Anyway, hubby was talking about the amazing computer graphics on this racing game last night and reminisced about his first game ever. Where there used to be simple lines to show your racing course and ticking sounds to indicate your "engine" was working, now there are multiple views of the course including one from above (from a helicopter!! Haha) that can even show your driver leaning as you swerve or the driver shifting gears and all sorts of almost real stuff.
Why am I talking about this? I don't even like computer games.... I know, I'm forever the one outside of the crowd. It just got me thinking about birthdays and milestones. This week, a brother and a friend celebrated birthdays. One was my "baby" brother who is not a baby anymore...made me realize I'm not so young anymore. (Thanks 'Dric!)....the other is an old friend who thankfully is older than I am, pshew!! LOL!
Back to subject at hand...I digress way too much. Must work on fixing that! I got to think about the birthday cards I received last year for my milestone birthday and how they made me smile. So, here's sharing with you excerpts from one particular card, wording courtesy of Carlton (give credit where it is due) .... and if you understand any of these, that means you have have hit or are close to the big 4-0 !! By the way, some of these may be culture specific....but hope you can relate.
Do you realize that 40 years ago....
- Call waiting referred to a line outside of a phone booth.
- A flat screen was something you put in your windows to keep the insects out...
- An airbag was someone who talked too much.
- Spam * was found only in the kitchen.
- A cell phone was what you used to make your one call from jail...
- Guys only got pierced ears from going to a really loud concert.
- High-speed access was an on-ramp to the highway...
- ... and a birthday was something you actually looked forward to!
A very special THANKS to MY people who surprised me last October by celebrating me in such a BIG way. Love you!
Will explore a bit about how men and women handle their milestone birthdays in a future blog.
* spam - known as luncheon meat in M'sia.