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You know you are getting old when you can’t remember what age you were when certain technology became available.  When I was young, we lived in the age of the tv dinner.  The tv dinner was introduced to give families meals around the television.  They were awful.

My first stereo had a turn-table and a 8 track player.  Google that if you don’t understand.

I have always been behind technology advances.  My grandmother lived until just after my second child was born, which makes me a young adult, by then.. but interestingly enough, she never had a microwave oven or a computer.

The first video (yes, they used to play videos) I ever saw on MTV was Men Without Hats – Safety Dance.  Google that if you don’t understand.

The first cassette tape I purchased with my own money was Cyndi Lauper – She’s so unusual.

The first and only 45 record I ever purchased was REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight That Feeling.

My generation stood in lines wrapped three times around a building, to see Star Wars.  We ate peanut butter Reeses Pieces just so ET could get back home.

My generation saw parachute pants and break dance competitions..  and we saw the Space Shuttle Challenger explode on National TV, in a classroom.

We did have rabbit ears on black and white televisions, but I think color televisions were available when I was younger. I’m not so sure about that, though.  Maybe I should Google it.

My favorite part of technology today is duh! GOOGLE.

We live in an instant information world.  I can’t imagine living without my laptop by my side.

I am Generation X.

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