Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Some recent signs I am getting older

- I clip coupons
- I carry mints in my purse
- I now prefer VH1 over MTV. In fact, I can't stand MTV anymore. I tried to watch the new "Real World", and after about 5 minutes I wanted to jab myself in the neck with a pen. What the hell happened to this show? I used to love it. Now it actually makes me fearful for the future of mankind. Where do they find these people? Is this how college kids are now? I'm scared.
- While on MTV, I saw a commercial for "Punk'd" where Ashton Kutcher was in a car singing along to "Manic Monday" by The Bangles, and he didn't know the words and it PISSED ME OFF.
- I want every guy that has long hair to cut it.
- I don't understand the Scion. From what I can tell, it's just a full-sized toy car. Is that right? I don't get it.
- Every kid at every restaurant everywhere in the world calls me "ma'am" every time without fail.
- Then in my head I hear myself saying, "Damn kids."

19 comments:

Jay said...

This year's college freshmen were born in 1987. How much does that suck?!

Sarah said...

Holy crap, Jay. I didn't even think of that. I suddenly have the urge to tell a bunch of kids to stay off my lawn.

AL said...

Sarah, I know what you mean about being old. I especially notice it when I flip to the centerfold in my Playboy and she was born in 1986. D*mn it, make me feel like a pedophile! Dont put their ages in there!

slcup said...

Sarah, we are one. I always have mints (altoids) in my purse and I was going to write a post about how much MTV sucks now. Seriously, "Next"? "Parental Control"? What is wrong with these people? VH1 is far superior.

russ said...

The problem with the Real World is that kids know no matter what crap happens on the show it is really a ticket to semi-noteriety and invites to exotic locales for competition with other sexy bimbos for the rest of their youth, however long they can manage to extend it (yes I'm talking to you Mark).

It was really important to have older folks living a real life, younger folks for whom everything on the show was ├╝ber-important, and us watching. I think ever since they started making them have a job (Miami?) it's been total crapola.

I currently Tivo it, and the Gauntlet. I have a problem.

Sarah said...

Russ, since I assume you are currently watching The Real World: Key West which is the one I semi-watched yesterday, can you please answer a burning question that I have? What is up with that one kid's hair? I think his name is Zach. Seriously what's going on there. Is that a dead animal on top of his head? Every time they showed him I kept thinking, 'If that was me, my mom would be like, "Everyone's going to think your mother doesn't know how to dress you"' which is what she used to say to me all the time when I looked like a slob.

By the way, the fact that you Tivo those shows is hysterical.

russ said...

Zach is the "Jew from Seattle", which explains the perma-5 o'clock shadow and the thick, bushy jew-fro. They are a Mediterranean people, swarthy and hirsute, those MoTs.

He seems to be a pretty affable guy, a semi-jock very comfortable with himself but not cocky. That explains his sense of personal style run amok. Apparently his dreamy green eyes make up for that roadkill haircut.

At the moment it might seem easy to hate on the young and fairly simple Svetlana, but I chose to alternately dislike John the Jackass Frat Boy and The Cabal, which is composed of the arrogant aloof girl self-described-biracial girl (Janele) and the arrogant but not aloof enough gay kid (Tyler).

Paula is still pretty messed up with body image problems and either a current or reasonably recent eating disorder, which really screws up the dynamic since she's the oldest in the house (at a waht-used-to-seem-ancient 24).

Jose is the only clear winner in the crowd.

I think the last show that had the cast balanced properly was London. Hawaii was entertaining but that was cuz it was fairly wild, and we learned that the way 60% of 22-year-olds drink is a "having a drinking problem" if you're on national Tv. God Bless you, Ruthie.

John said...

I love to read Russ's blog. Wait..? is this Russ's blog? Oh right I was on Sarah's blog and yes Sarah you are old. Welcome home Sarah....welcome home.

Anonymous said...

I won't lie...I fell a little in love with Russ for his Real World synopsis...

Sarah, reread your previous day's post. You aren't grown up quite yet. -Steph

"AG" said...

Altoids are a food group, not a sign of aging.

Golightly said...

Why MTV sucks nowadays: 'There & Back'
WTF? Reality show about a one hit wonder boy band member and his preggers wife...that channel kills me--anything on it is a joke, well, until they bring back Laguna Beach!

The Writer said...

Just wait till you turn off VH1 in favor of HGTV!

Eileen said...

Mints are nothing. However, if you start carrying those individual tiny plastic wrapped packages of Kleenex- you are old.

Mon said...

A carload of kids drives by screaming and blasting their music. I say, stupid effing kids! You know I was right along with them, um, 14 years ago. I have passed the point of music television. I don't know the latest video, or what half the kids on the radio look like. THAT makes me feel OLD! How bout the fact that on St Pattys Day, I was home by midnight, without my buzz on? OLD!

Sarah said...

The Writer, HGTV is my favorite channel ever. I am obsessed!

Eileen, um...guilty. However, this is a new development. I decided recently it was practical to start carrying around Kleenex. Also I should mention my purses are getting bigger and bigger.

Mon, I like VH1 because of the "I love the 80's" series. Those are awesome. Also I was home on St. Patty's Day by 7:30, and I went to bed at 9:30. Rock star!

John said...

Wait until you start using that kleenex to wrap up dinner mints from the table at a wedding reception and putting those in your purse. That's old

russ said...

Eff you Johnny Potbelly!

I'm 'ment bloggin, EmptyV-style.

Matthew said...

I saw this book in Barnes and Noble. The first comment out of my mouth? "You know, we didn't have stuff like this back when I was a kid..."
How's that for a sign that you are getting older?

And for the record, I TiVo those shows too...

russ said...

BTW, Sarah, you're only as old as the crap Tv you watch. Grey's Anatomy prolly puts you at about 14-16.