Despite being retired, I think of myself as current (and young too but that’s another post).
I keep up with what’s going on in the world (except for the political debates, sheesh!).
I try to stay technically savvy. Sort of.
Last week I installed a new app on my smart phone. It didn’t go well but it wasn’t me. Starbucks is notorious for ignoring decaf choices and again I couldn’t find one for my fancy drink. What were they thinking? I must be their best customer. I should be in their beta testing group. (I know what a beta testing group is!)
But there are other topics where I’m not so current.
I can’t tell you who the popular bands are. Boyz II Men are no longer on top. Neither are New Kids on the Block. I know some names like One Direction but can’t sing their songs. Isn’t that the fun part of knowing a band? (Who doesn’t know the words to Beach Boys’ or Beatles’ songs?)
I listen to an oldies’ station in my car. They play 60s, 70s and 80s tunes. Those are the ones I can sing. Very loudly. With all the right words. Those tunes make me happy. Put me in a good mood. But…they keep me out of touch with what’s current.
I watched parts of the Academy Awards and kept saying, “Who is that?” I hadn’t seen any of the movies.
I’m always a little late preferring to watch movies in the privacy of my home where we have a 20 minute rule. If the movie doesn’t interest us in the first 20 minutes, it’s outta here. We didn’t spend a fortune on popcorn and soda either!
The shelf life of a “hot” star is so short these days. I saw one quick camera shot of Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars. She’s no longer the “it” girl (but I still like her – she has pluck).
All those gorgeous hunky guys? (They all needed a shave, what’s with that?). Where was George Clooney? Brad Pitt? (No snickering please. I consider these guys my peers in a strange chronological way!) Was it beyond their bedtime? I was up! (Ok I was in my nightgown but still…)
It’s the same with TV programs. I don’t know most of the younger actors (and damn they do all look alike just like Mom said!)
I haven’t read all the books on the best sellers list either. I have heard of some of them. Truth is that when I pick up a book it’s an invitation to nap so progress is slow.
My mother would enjoy this post. She told me this would happen but I didn’t believe it.
Yeah Mom you were right yet again.