Ten ‘technological’ facts.


10. I had a pager in the early 1990s. It was teal and AWESOME. My babies get their gangsta from me.

9. I only wear Baby G watches – preferably with plastic straps. TMD buys me one like every six years and I wear it until it is a faded brown poop colour, no matter what colour it started out as. (I need a new one, incidentally.)

8. Right now my first ever mobile phone contract is so overdue for renewal and I am panic attacking over which free phone to get. I don’t want any of them because they are crap.

7. I love reading reviews of technological things (or anything, I suppose). But it is a thankless job when every review of every phone I am eligible for says that phone is crap.

6. My sister is getting an iPhone 4 ’cause she is more gangsta than me, and mailing me her 3GS ’cause I am more poor than her. *DO NOT FORGET TO DO THIS, SISTER.* Once I have this new-to-me awesome phone, I give TMD the new piece of crap I am entitled to….’cause we are poor, remember? Don’t feel too sorry for TMD (unless you want to donate us a phone!) because even a new piece of crap is lightyears ahead of our old pieces of crap. It’s all relative.

5. I married someone who is somewhat of a technophobe, and possibly wouldn’t use the internet for anything other than her email if Farmville did not exist. I’m only slightly exaggerating.

4. My uncle worked for a certain top brand of PC for years and years and we had a computer when I was in third grade. That is long before computers were in the home, dawg. PC Junior in the hizzouse! Bouncing Babies! King’s Quest! (I used old school reams of computer-paper-with-feeder-holes-on-the-side to create mastercharts of where the wolves, witches house, and tree stumps were.)

3. We did not get cable till I was in fourth grade, which was long after everyone else had it.

2. I never listened to the radio till I was in sixth grade (possibly explaining at least part of the reason I had few friends?). I also never had a Whopper till I was in tenth grade. No, we weren’t Amish.

1. Me and my sista were ACE at blowing on old Nintendo games to make them work. Quick blow left, quick blow right, three fast puffs in the middle!! (Best game ever that also makes no sense? Mysterious Mansion! Though I also holla for Bubble Bobble!)

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7 Responses to “Ten ‘technological’ facts.”

  1. P.S. House Says:

    The only computer game I ever owned was called “echo the dolphin” and it gave me panic attacks that I was (the dolphin was anyway) drowning.

  2. Erica Says:

    I think the reason I’m in such a technical field is because we never got acess to it when I was little. Oregon Trail, in school, was the only fun beyond King’s Quest. Your maps were the bomb & so was your pager. Mom says she still has it in her drawer. I couldn’t put my actual website into the comment or people would know your last name!

  3. Gnome Says:

    My best friend’s family still had a black and white TV in the late 80s. Imagine! (She was very nice though)

    • existere Says:

      Dude, we didn’treally have any tv till I was in 4th grade. None at all. There was one in the lounge but we lived in the middle of nowhere and got maybe 2 grainy channels.

  4. catsandcradles Says:

    We got our first VCR for Christmas when I was in 9th grade. When school started up again after the holiday and I mentioned this to classmates, they reacted as though I’d said that we had just gotten indoor plumbing.

  5. Christy Says:

    I find your lack of Whoppers till such an advanced age almost unforgivable and totally cruel.

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