Twenties, Where Did You Go?

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Official evidence that I am Getting Old:

I caught the last twenty minutes of the movie Reality Bites on T.V. yesterday. As Ethan Hawke wound up his existential angst-ridden performance as the quintessential soul-searching street philosopher (a role with which I was enraptured, as I recall, in the early nineties), all I could think was, “What a slacker.”

Please pass me my AARP membership card.

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19 responses »

  1. So should I even admit that I never saw that movie? Now, I’m probably too old to enjoy it, so why bother. Isn’t it awful when we re-experience something from only 10-15 years ago and wonder what intrigued us about it? I find reasons to feel old daily…

    BTW, I noticed that we can now see your whole face πŸ™‚

  2. That is very interesting how differently we view things over such a short period of time.

    Like Macgyver. He used to be cool, man. He used to be hot. But now I watch the show and think…man, they were really reaching with that dialoge…boring plot too. Ah well.

  3. Man you guys are getting old. I’ve got several years on you, Katrina, and even though I threw out my back getting up from a chair this morning, I can still appreciate Claire’s cute boots on “The Breakfast Club” and giggle (and quote) about half of the goofy 80’s flicks! And, yes, I still think Jake on “16 Candles” is just about as cute as they come!

  4. So, to make you not feel alone in your “oldness” – I was watching “13 going on 30” last week with one of my sweet college girls. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a movie that flashes back to the 80’s. The date “May 1987” flashed on the screen and my sweet college girl said, “Hmm, I was 4 months old.” Aack, I’m old. She looks at the 80’s like I looked at the 50’s when I was her age. She’s enthralled with 80’s like I was hung up on Happy Days….well, Chachi specifically. πŸ˜‰

  5. Aha, ha, ha! That is too funny…I know how you feel. We went to a College basketball game the other day…the college kids were all rowdy and cheering, faces painted…and I was thinking “they really shouldn’t put that paint so close to their eyes” I am ridiculously old and unhip.

  6. I agree with Kathy. And RosieBoo. Jake & Chaci were AND are hot.;)
    Now Jake is a carpenter & Chaci was on Diagnosis Murder. Hmm, think Jake can whittle me a cane while I watch Diagnosis Murder with Chaci?

  7. LOL. Read my live journal entry this morning. Age does have its advantages. πŸ™‚

    And who didn’t have a best guy friend like Duckie in Sixteen Candles, or have a crush on Judd Nelson in the Breakfast Club?

    I know I’m getting older when I chaperone a youth weekend and just about knock teen girls out of the way to get the only bed in the joint.

  8. Lisa, the bed is yours by default, no knocking anyone out of the way necessary. However, who hasn’t wanted to knock a teenage girl out of the way for some reason or another? Jules, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has researched where Jake is now. I’m not alone in my stalking…too bad for him! And BTW, we have now both been flagged by the FBI for commenting like that. I hope nothing ever happens to Jake!

  9. Hee hee hee! As I was sitting here reading these comments, thinking “I’m not that old,” my six-year-old asked, “Mom, why are you wearing those glasses?” I hate reality checks.

    Never saw Reality Bites. My nine-year-old loves McGyver and Happy Days. I’ll admit I’m so old I had forgotten about Chaci. Hubby has been bringing home the DVDs – we just finished the first season. Now, thanks to you gals, I’m looking forward to the furture seasons. πŸ™‚

  10. The thirties are THE BEST! I wouldn’t go back to the insecure, selfish, worried-to-much-of-what-others-think-of-me if someone paid me to. I have to agree with you Katrina, that movie has “slacker” written all over it.

  11. Rest easy, readers–I would not dare to malign venerated 80s classics like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, or Some Kind of Wonderful. And I certainly said nothing to cast doubt on the timeless appeal of our friend, Jake the carpenter. Whoever tried to get my Corey Feldman Fan Club Membership revoked, please withdraw your complaint. They’re threatening to take away my Official Corey Feldman Ray-Bans.

    Cori–I couldn’t agree more. I love my thirties!

  12. Now you’ve gone & done it!!! I’m going to have to leave this site and go straight to Blockbuster Online to rent ‘Say Anything’ again! I loved that movie πŸ™‚ And, Anne, if you think that MacGyver is bad, try watching Knight Rider. My 6 year old thinks that it’s so cool…I can’t help but laugh and wonder why I thought that David Hasselhoff was such a hotty? Of course, hubby recently downloaded ‘The A-Team’ to his Ipod, so we all have our vices, I guess πŸ™‚

  13. Okay – MacGyver, Knight Rider AND the A-Team all mentioned together beg this question: How do you explain to a seven-year-old that a guy who has a different girlfriend every episode really isn’t as hot as he looks? πŸ™‚

  14. Debbi – you show them a current picture of that same person…have you seen some those guys lately? They all sag in the middle and around the eyes – no 7 year old can possibly still find them ‘hot’.

  15. it is sad my friend. all i was thinking last time i saw him was
    “take a bath!”
    i used to LOVE the dirty indie boys.
    oh well.

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