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29 June 2013 @ 03:29 am
sweet like candy to my soul sweet you rock and sweet you roll  
I was playing this iPhone game with my 8-year-old niece tonight - you had to find hidden objects in a picture and she had to find an ashtray.

Her: What's an ashtray?
Me: Uh... it's a thing...like a little dish where people who smoke cigarettes drop the ashes into as it burns. Then when they're finished they stub the butt out in it and it's like a rubbish bin then I guess. (not at my most eloquent tonight).
Her: Oh. *pretends to dry retch* Gross.

Makes me laugh -and feel REALLY OLD at the same time- how many things she just doesn't know about because they're outdated now. I mean, I know people still smoke but no-one in her family circle does, which is good I guess, but there's not so many places she would ever even see people doing it now, being 8 and all, everywhere she goes is smokefree pretty much. She thinks I grew up in Shakespearean times because I tell her that when I was little we couldn't pause or rewind live TV and because I can remember when you couldn't see your photos on the back of the camera straight away, you had to take it to the shop to get it developed - in a few days or an hour if you were lucky. She thinks that shit is hilaaaarious.

I have a new TV show - Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller (yes. just yes.) and Lucy Liu. Love it, love them. They have this cool chemistry which isn't even sexual I don't think or maybe it is but maybe that's why I love it more. Like I don't think I even want them to get together because their dynamic is so cool now but I keep watching every week because I want to see tiny shippy moments between them.

Also, can the Catching Fire movie hurry up now please. Please k thanks.
Joannajoanna_484 on July 2nd, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
I can't even imagine what it's like growing up today with the rate at which technology is changing and evolving. I consider myself fortunate to have been alive when rotary phones and cassette players where still around, probably because of the element of nostalgia that outdated technology can evoke. I wonder if today's kids will feel the same way about iPhone? haha
Scarlett: baby and johnnygolden_scarlett on July 6th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
Probably - it will be funny to their kids that they had to use a rectangular thing that needed recharging instead of...whatever the hell they' ll have by that time! You know what I can't imagine the most tho - being a teenager with the added drama of having Facebook and texts etc the way they are now... ugh that'd be horrible :( xx
dutchxfan on July 3rd, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
OMG... yeah, that makes me feel old as well. Kinds have to grow up in such a different world nowadays. Makes me wonder how much the world will change still. Are we all going to walk around with those Google glasses in about 10 years? It's a weird thought.
Scarlett: wolverine and roguegolden_scarlett on July 6th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
You know I think it'll be directly implanted into your eye at some point...or maybe I just read too much sci-fi :)