Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My pocket is flashing a red light at me.
I have buds in my ears.
Go figure how this Nana has jumped into the 21st century.
I would say the modern age, but I think I am STILL a decade behind.
That is still better than still being stuck in the dark ages! LOL!
I remember when cassettes were the new thing to learn.
Heck daddy still had a Victrola with old 45’s.
The house had a LP record player built into the tv console.
Grampie still played 8 tracks in his car.
A Walkman was the thing to have.
You was a nobody, an ancient relic or an outcast without one.
Oh, and it had to be a yellow one.
Once you got it, you had to figure out how to use it.
Not to mention having to buy cassettes for it.
EXPENSIVE was the thing that hit me the most.
Later on…you finally get your house outfitted with a Stereo /LP turntable and Cassette player.
That was awesome and high class.
Now the learning of dubbing your LP’s to cassette.
Oh my, the awesomeness of that was incredible.
Then you move on to recording your favorite modern songs straight from the radio.
Before you know it your cassette library is just as big as your LP library.
All is well and grand, you feel soo hip.
Then comes along the CD.
How in the world did they do that?
A whole album on a tiny shiny disc.
I resisted their shininess for a great while.
Their cost was extreme for my pocketbook.
Cassettes were getting harder to find.
Alas the boycott on upgrading to the new fad was deflated by force.
The 45’s had melted, the LP’s were scratched and the cassettes were becoming obsolete.
What is a person to do but conform with the rest of the crowd.
A Walkman CD player was the next thing to have.
I bought my first CD single.
Madonna, of course!
Yes, about a decade after they first came out.
We then upgrade the house to a Radio /CD player with dual Cassette player.
All the lovely little tiny buttons to learn.
Oh yeah, we are styling now!
We finally caught up with the rest of the world.
We buy CD’s like crazy and again another library is born.
For a good long time things were great.
Then the day came when we was informed that we was still behind the times.
When did this happen?
Had it really been that long since the MP3 players had come out?
Yes folks, another near decade of getting too comfortable with the last fad.
When is this going to end???
Just as soon as I master the latest device, a new one is already going out of style.
Yes, I know…MP3 players are soo yesterday, but hey I finally got there!
I finally bought one about a month or so ago.
It’s not the new nice pretty ones, that looks like phones.
Nor is it one that shows me videos.
It is also not one of those teeny tiny microscopic things.
It’s about the size of a fat tube of lipstick, with five of the smallest buttons these fingers can handle.
Small enough for me!
And low and behold it now has about 20 songs on it.
Son in law helped this old lady out and I am now jamming again.
Lynard Skynard anyone? Or maybe some Eagles?
Okay I gottcha, you want some Phil Collins! Right?
I can’t wait to get some Georgie Porgie (aka George Strait) on it!!
I even have a (one song) Michael W. Smith.
My mom, sister, daughters, ect, ect… would be so proud!
So there ya have it,
I will forever be behind in the modern day technology, but I will eventually catch up.
I can hope, can’t I?!
Posted by Heather at 3:35 AM