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Sunday, August 28, 2011

You Are Officially Old When You Hear The Rebellious Anthems Of Your Youth On An Easy Listening Station

The other day I was driving down the road totally rocking out to Def Leppard.  Until I noticed which station it was on ...  Easy Listening.

That's right.

Not Hair Nation-- where you would expect to find a band from the 80's with hair. But Easy Listening--which plays Lionel Richie. 

Hell--oooo! It is not him I am looking for.

I took that as a sign that I am getting old. Here are a few more:

1. I have an Easy Listening station programmed into my stereo.
2. It's one of my top three.
3. The word hooligan comes to mind every time I see a teen-ager.
4. I had to read name tags at my 20 year high school reunion to remember who my former hooligan friends were.
5. I've called the cops to shut down my neighbors' loud, racuous parties.
6. I just used the words "racuous" and "hooligan" in one blogpost.

But, as I am a glass-half-full type of gal, there are some signs that I'm not totally over the hill yet:

1. I can still figure out how to program my stereo (barely, but still...).
2. I think I'll go ahead and move that Easy Listening station a little further down the list.
3. Teen-agers are actually hooligans, so everybody over the age of 30 is probably thinking the same thing.
4. I didn't need a name tag to remember my own name. Not that night anyway.
5. I haven't called them before 10:00.
6. At least I know what a blogpost is (though still unsure of its purpose...)

So, you see, I'm not that old.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for my nightly glass of prune juice.

7 comments:

Angie Cothran said...

Love it! I personally think you are fine until you start using the word "whippersnapper."

I know I'm old because my 12 year old son has started using slang I don't recognize. I thought he was making words up until I heard it on TV too. How am I supposed to know what "pone" means.

Jennifer Pickrell said...

Yeah, I got really bummed out last year when the oldies station was playing GnR. But my teen brother loves hair metal and the 80s, in general, so I think that proves we are still hip. (even tho I use words like "hip").

Beth Freestone said...

Hey, what's wrong with Lionel Ritchie?! I knew I was old when I started listening to NPR all the time--just like my Dad....

Myne Whitman said...

I think I'm getting old then, lol, of not over the hill.

Nice to meet you, I'm from the campaign.

Melinda said...

At least there's always someone older than you...does that help? Like I was feeling old because I just had my 10 year reunion, but then you said you had your 20 year reunion and I don't feel so old..HA! You have to know I only tease people I love! :D

Melanie Jacobson said...

Hey, I just used the word whippersnapper yesterday! And it was kind of ironically, but really, on the inside, I meant it.

Paula said...

Ha, ha. Sadie just told me the other day that no "horseplay" is allowed at lunchtime. Think about how long it has been since you have heard that... I think I am finally caught up on your blog. :)