How times have changed---

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How times have changed---

Post #1 by Commander » Thu, 12 Oct 17, 01:34 am

Reflecting on today's young adults, I was thinking back to my childhood.

-By the time I was six years old, It was drilled into me that sticks and stones could break my bones, but names would never hurt me. Besides the obvious lesson of this old saw was the not so latent lesson. That is, if I wasn't physically harmed by something, it wasn't a real hurt. Although I thought I was dying at times (like when a girl would break up), verbal abuse was only something that would cause me pain if I let it.

-By the time I was ten, I had learned that life wasn't "fair". No matter how good you had certain things, there was always someone better off. I wanted to be able to make those quick cuts like my buddy on the football field (ie the local vacant lot and never with full pads and helmets), but the agility he showed would never be mine (well except for a short time when playing against my kids before they hit their teens). Other friends had talents in other areas, like painting plastic models, being able to woo "that" girl, capable of downing three or four beers in two minutes or so--- You get the idea. I know there were areas that some of my friends may have liked to be me, but we didn't have a victim mentality about it.
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Post #2 by luke strawwalker » Thu, 12 Oct 17, 23:04 pm

Yep... we now live in the snowflake generation...

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Post #3 by Rocket Babe » Mon, 16 Oct 17, 20:06 pm

Some of us were the girl. :D

I rarely drink now but when I do I prefer a top shelf margarita and yes, 3 in 3 minutes is very doable. Of course, after 3 that fast, in about 10 minutes I'm in a very good mood and ready to dance. ;)

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Post #4 by Rocket Babe » Mon, 16 Oct 17, 20:07 pm

If you look at yourself as some kind of victim of society, you always will be. Pass.

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Post #5 by Commander » Tue, 17 Oct 17, 02:07 am

Rocket Babe wrote:Some of us were the girl. :D

I rarely drink now but when I do I prefer a top shelf margarita and yes, 3 in 3 minutes is very doable. Of course, after 3 that fast, in about 10 minutes I'm in a very good mood and ready to dance. ;)



Damn, where's that bottle of Tres Generacions?

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Post #6 by Rocket Babe » Tue, 17 Oct 17, 17:02 pm

Looks like you're ready for Christmas and it's not even Halloween. :lol:

Like I said, I rarely drink these days but when I do, it's only little ones like this. This isn't me, but you get the idea.

I might have a photo of me with a drink somewhere. 8-)

Dang, now I want one. Commander, you're a bad influence! :o
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Post #7 by Commander » Tue, 17 Oct 17, 23:24 pm

Rocket Babe wrote:Looks like you're ready for Christmas and it's not even Halloween. :lol:

Like I said, I rarely drink these days but when I do, it's only little ones like this. This isn't me, but you get the idea.

I might have a photo of me with a drink somewhere. 8-)

Dang, now I want one. Commander, you're a bad influence! :o


Glad to be of service ;)

I was at Home Depot Sunday when all of a sudden, while walking through the store, I heard a Christmas Carol loudly playing. I guess it was coming from a display, but I had to stop and think along the lines you mentioned, kind of early for Christmas stuff.
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Post #8 by Rocket Babe » Tue, 17 Oct 17, 23:51 pm

There's a house I pass everyday going to work that put up their inflatable Christmas decorations 3 weeks ago and they're on every night now. :shock:

I blame it on Lowe's

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Post #9 by Rocket Babe » Tue, 17 Oct 17, 23:57 pm

Makes me wonder; should I have taken down the Christmas photos in my quarters after last Christmas. :oops:

I just left them there. I guess I'll leave them up since it will be coming again soon. :lol: