As we get older things seem to change faster, and with modern technology they really do.
I was thinking about the last dozen years and came up with this list in a few minutes. It may seem flip, but each change represents a deeper truth (okay, some deeper than others).
A dozen years ago:
A fax was still high tech, I had a landline and I carried maps in my car (which I could never fold).
We talked face to face, not on Facebook.
We weren't in even one war.
There was just us, not Wii.
911 was just an emergency number.
When I worried about China it was about breaking plates.
Tweet was a bird noise.
I had my pads, not iPads.
My cellphone was big enough not to lose, and not smarter than I am.
Texts were books. And books were made of paper.
I had one password.
Gaga was a description of when a lady got excited.
Real Housewives were ... real housewives.
Mani–pedis were not for mannies.
Harry Potter was a boy.
3D was three large bras (not mine).
We didn’t undress and get felt up when we went to the airport.
The only voice giving directions in my car came from a backseat driver.
Twilight was a time of day.
Sarah Palin was a small-town bully. (Well that hasn’t changed, has it?)
Dancing with the Stars was when I cha-chaed on my patio at night.
We had optimism.
A Republican was not extreme right, a Democrat was not a moderate Republican, and Santorum was not a definition.
I was the age I say I am now.