Friday, September 26, 2014

signs that I'm getting old

from Disney Movie UP

  • I remembered when gas was $0.99/gallon.
  • I took typing in middle school with a real typewriter. My kids have never seen a real typewriter. I haven't seen one in a long time either, other than on the internet.
  • My kids saw an old CRT TV with knobs and rabbit ears for antennas and asked me what it was. I told them that it was a TV. They didn't believe me and thought it looked like a robot.
    • Then they asked me what were the knobs about. I told them that it was to control the volume and the channels. They asked me where is the remote control. I told them that back then, you actually have to get out of your chair to change the volume and the channels. My daughter responded with, "Momma, are you being silly?" and followed with a giggle.
  • I remembered when milk was $0.99/gallon.
  • I remembered using the old rotary dial telephone. Then there was the Motorola cell phone that was the size of a brick. I thought it was so cool just to be able to use one.
  • I remembered when everyone used to dress up just to fly on an airplane.
  • I encountered someone who didn't know cursive. After some reading on the internet, a lot of schools are not teaching cursive anymore. Really? Cursive was required when I went to school.
  • I have trouble keeping up with the social media jargon and the hashtag this or that. I have to google them from time to time just to know what people are talking about.
  • I type faster on a keyboard than I can text.
  • I remembered the Space Shuttle program, from watching it on TV to actually going to Florida to watch it in person. The rovers and space station are cool too, but there's just something about the space shuttle that makes you dream.
I'm sure that there are more signs that I'm getting old, but I don't remember them because (you know) I'm getting old...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some Stuff to Ponder and Laugh About

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Some Halloween Costumes

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I got Halloween costumes a little early this year because 1) since the kids are into pretending to be different characters, I thought they'll have some fun with the costumes before Halloween, 2) I was late at getting costumes last year, and 3) I had trouble finding anything that they really liked last year at the last minute.

While searching for costumes, 1) I noticed that some are rather pricey for something you only wear once a year, 2) I don't like some of the costumes that are supposedly for children (some are too gory for kids!), and 3) I'd rather shop online.

Then I stumbled upon icon. I was surprised by their selection of costumes online and overjoyed by the prices. For example, Sofia The First costume is only $9.88 and the Super Why costume is around $17. As soon as I saw the Super Why and the Sofia costume, I immediately ordered it for them. I think they'd be happy as Olaf and Elsa too, but I'm kinda Frozen out, haha! (I'll keep them in mind as plan B though.)

They've been enjoying the costumes since it arrived. The costume quality is in line with the price. I wasn't expecting anything fancy, but they're not shabby either. They probably won't last for a long time, but I think it'll hang in there until Halloween.

Before the kids, my husband and I would alternate between Shrek + Fiona and Mickey + Minnie. We're not sure if we'll be dressing up this year though; we'll see.

What are y'all dressing as for Halloween?

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