Thursday, February 18, 2010


When I was growing up and would hear my parents or grandparents talk about stuff they had in "their day", it made me feel so lucky to live in an age with a bunch of super cool high tech stuff. Now when I talk about what I grew up with to 20 somethings or younger (cringe), I seem just as lame as my parents did to me. (Side note: That makes my parent's stuff super lame, I mean they were happy the toilet was inside the house!). So here a few of the items that I felt could never be approved upon when I was growing up.

  • VCR with remote control - the remote control was tethered onto the VCR of course via cord. It was much more expensive than the iPod Touch!
  • CD Player - It was as big as our turntable. We kept our CD player next to our record player and it cost like a million dollars!
  • The ability to rent movies that you could never afford to buy. We must have rented dirty dancing every weekend for 6 months! It cost almost $100 to own a video tape movie.
  • The ability to print banners on your home printer. Remember those printers that ran through stacks of paper by pulling it from the holes? And you had to pull off all those perforated edges? You could print a really long banner that could say Happy Birthday or something and color it in with markers.
  • Microwave Oven - what strange technology is this?? What do you mean my tv dinners are now in plastic trays??!! Swansons turkey and gravy never tasted the same after that...
  • 2nd phone line - What?? You mean I can have my own phone number that is for my room only?? My head is about to explode from happiness!
Thank you for strolling down memory lane with me. If you have anything to add, feel free to add it to the comments section!

1 comment:

  1. I still have the Video Tapes #1 and #2 from when we first got our VCR. Mostly Cartoons, Star Trek and MTV. Now I'm off to watch streaming NetFlix on my xbox.