Sunday, August 26, 2007


If you know me, you know I love all things from previous generations. I guess I am different that way. I love classic rock, 80s, and 90s music, as well as all old tv shows and old movies. I think my parents had a big influence on my interest in that stuff. I have several coworkers who are younger than me. I am only 28, but these kids are 25 and under. I am often surprised by what they don't know about popular culture history. We have a small group of people at work called the Automation team. One member of the group wanted to call themselves the A-Team (there are 4 of them). Well, the 2 girls on the team had no clue what the A-Team was! I was shocked! I mean, didn't we all watch the A-Team? It reran so many times I don't know how anyone could miss it. There was another instance at lunch last week. The song playing at the restaurant was the theme from "The Greatest American Hero". I loved that show! When I started singing the song and mentioned the show not one person knew what I was talking about. So sad! This morning I found a great channel. It's called Boomerang by Cartoon Network. I am now addicted. So far today I have watched several old Hanna Barbera cartoons, Popeye, the Smurfs, and the Snorks. Huckleberry Hound is up next! I hope you all know what these cartoons are. If not, you need to find this channel! I will be forcing my child to watch these shows. They are just such good old classics! I guess that's where we will have a good balance in this house. I love the old stuff and Darren likes the new. Together I think we will properly expose our child to every good thing out there. Of course, all his/her friends will then think he/she is a freak because of all this crazy knowledge, but that's ok! I know people think of me that way sometimes. :)

1 comment:

  1. Well we grew up in the same house, but I do not remember what the Snorks are. I remember popeye and the smurfs very well, but barely remember huckleberry hound. Sorry my memory is just not as good as yours. But your kid will have a good variety of learning experiences, and that is a good thing.