1975: Long hair
2005: Longing for hair
1975: Acid rock
2005: Acid reflux
1975: Moving to Cape Town because it’s cool
2005: Moving to Cape Town because it’s warm
1975: Trying to look like Liz Taylor
2005: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor
1975: Seeds and stems
1975: Going to a new, hip joint
2005: Receiving a new hip joint
1975: Rolling Stones
2005: Kidney Stones
1975: Passing the drivers’ test
2005: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.
The people who are starting university in September across the nation were born in 1987.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced the year they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had M-Net or Sky.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet?
Save the earth. It’s the only planet with chocolate.