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Do you realise?



The world is changing.

I'm not (so much). But the world is. One legal fight in Florida got people talking to their families about their final wishes. A dying religious icon has the faithful praying. And talent is determined by millions dialing a toll-free number.

Tv is changing. I mean my favorite show stars former models, a former football player, former hobbit, and former stepfather. Strange and eclectic.

Movies are changing. A variable who's who in hollywood can headline a movie that's almost completely shot on green screen. The little cinematic tricks I grew up on aren't cool any more. Everything is digital. It doesn't surprise me that animation is popular. But almost no animated movie are on hand drawn cells anymore.

Music has changed. I like my "classic" rock radio stations. It's music that I can sing to. Music I can tap my feet to. I can understand the lyrics and picture a story unfolding. I miss videos that told a story. No demoralized woman and flaunted bling bling. Wait- actually that hasn't really changed very much.

I remember playing Oregon Trail on a DOS based Apple computer from a real floppy disk. Do you remember those? It was like 5 square inches of soft vinyl.

I remember hanging clothes out to dry in the backyard. A red wood painted picnic table with an aluminum umbrella. Walking to my friends' homes to go swimming. Block parties, sleep-overs, barbies, sleeping with a blankie.

I miss being a kid. I didn't really care too much for what was going on in the world. I just lived my life, looking out for me.

I dunno. My mind goes a million miles a minute. It's weird that it's not so much thinking of me- The influences of the world around me just make me wonder what direction we, as a species, are headed. Opinions are divided, private lives made public, celebrity misdeeds headline the evening news. Was it alwys this way? Or am I just noticing now?

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I feel it in the water, I smell it in the air, I feel it in the earth.
(sorry, had to place that quote lol)

I feel the same as you. I don't like real-tv, I don't like much new music (I only listen to new albums from people I already knew from before lol), I suck at new video games (I miss my Lion King and Aladdin simple games on my old 'puter!)
Barbies! And Little Ponies! *sigh*
I feel it in the water, I smell it in the air, I feel it in the earth.
(sorry, had to place that quote lol)


I was going to quote that too. Funny how LotR fits into almost everything we say or do.

The closest reality tv I watch is Extreme Makeover:Home editon.

MY LITTLE PONIES!

They're back, and unlike stupid NEW Strawberry Shortcake, they are exactly like they used to be. I've bought a ton of them "for my daughter" wink wink. Sure I did.

Re: MY LITTLE PONIES!

Dude if you're fucking awake- call me!!! 251-1975
I'm only 17 (well...sort of...in 6 hours)

but I miss my childhood too.

Actually, I just miss up until I was 10, and then I hated it from then on.

But I remember we had this stupid ditch behind our houses that my friends and I played in all the time, and these dirt hills that we played on as well. And once, we found this computer monitor and pretended to be in space.

Wow, I miss my friends from Amarillo (where I lived when I was younger). I miss being able to have a huge imagination and go do whatever and nobody would ever question it because you were a kid, and that's what kids are supposed to do. Now, people give me weird looks all the time if I walk down the hall skipping, or if I'm just reading a freaking Harry Potter book, or if I want to watch Disney movies.

Meh, I miss being a kid.
I still have a big imagination. I live more inside my head then I probably should. As a kid I would stay up all hours of the night just pretending I was in some movie or tv show. I would talk to myself and act out little scenes. Now when I do that- it's usually trying to figure out the scene I'm writing.

Ahh the good old days.
I was actually just talking about this today to some friends - one of them said that it seemed like I was always stuck inside of my head, which is true.