How it feels to be a “Baby Boomer”

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The march of time. It amazes me how time continues to make the transitions necessary to accommodate the times. So many things and events occur each decade and then they seem to be swallowed up in the abyss of our memories.  

1972: Long hair……..2012: Longing for hair

1972: KEG……..2012: EKG

1972: Acid rock……..2012: Acid reflux

1972: Moving to California because it’s cool……..2012: Moving to Arizona because it’s warm

1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor……..2012: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1972: Seeds and stems……..2012: Roughage

1972: Hoping for a BMW……..2012: Hoping for a BM

1972: Going to a new, hip joint……..2012: Receiving a new hip joint

1972: Rolling Stones……..2012: Kidney Stones

1972: Screw the system……..2012: Upgrade the system

1972: Disco……..2012: Costco

1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut……..2012: Grand kids begging you to shave their heads

1972: Whatever……..2012: Depends

    The generation that’s starting college across the nation this fall, was born in 1994!! They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. They have never owned a vinyl record. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are. They never heard: “Where’s the Beef?”, “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”, or “de plane, Boss, de plane..” There was only one phone in the household and it was wired into the livingroom wall. Protection on a date was deodorant. The only people who lived together were relatives. The morning after pill was a multi-vitamin.

 This is a rehash, modification, improvement and bastardization, by me, of different quotes, confessions, statistics and bullshit that I have mentally regurgitated or yanked off the internet.

1972:Well read……..2012: Plagiarized



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