It’s amazing how fast things have changed. Most for the better, some not so much. Everything now is so fast paced, driven by technology. It’s like we don’t take the time to enjoy what’s around us anymore. We don’t stop, relax, and yes, I’m going to use the old cliché, smell the roses.
An encyclopedia salesmen might not have thought the advent of Google was so hot. But I remember having to spend hours upon hours at the library to complete term papers, so I think Google is the shit, especially when I need to look up a recipe, or settle an argument about how old a certain celebrity is.
I remember playing pick-up sticks, hopscotch, and jump rope with my friends. Do kids still do that? Saturday mornings were for cartoons and Micky-D’s was a special treat.
If you remember any of those things you probably remember the following:
1. McDonald’s cool mascot Mac Tonight. Well, at least McDonald’s thought he was cool.
2. Learning important life lessons from Sweet Pickles books.
3. Trying to get the high score at the video arcade on Galaga.
4. Reading books so you could get a free Pizza Hut personal pizza from the Book It! program.