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24 May 2015 @ 05:58 pm
A Bit of Rambling  
I consider myself fairly bright. And although I'm too old to be "hip" (so old I don't think that's the current word for it) I try to keep up with what's going on the world. (OMG - I sound like my grandmother - whom I loved so I guess that's not the worst thing in the world.)

But lately, when I've been on Tumblr, and sometimes here on LJ, and often on Facebook, someone will post something and I'll have no idea what the hell is going on. I'll look at the post and it will have comments that say "LOL I laughed for 20 minutes" and I'll think "What? What does this mean?"

Do you ever feel like you got off the train at the wrong station or that you've walked into the movie half way through and can't catch up? That's how I feel some days. Or is it just me? Maybe the world has moved past me, which I suppose is okay. But.... well, it's probably just me.
 
 
 
McDanno Isa O'caanmcdanno_isa on May 24th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
TUMBLR??
Why don't I follow you in tumblr?? Link me gilr. Muah!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: redhearttkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: TUMBLR??
You'll be really disappointed. I almost never post!

<3
junnightsjunnights on May 24th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, sounds quite familiar (guessing most people do at some point). Given that I've also got trouble with reading body-language ++ (.. get a lot, don't notice far more) I've learned to mostly ignore it (though google is also quite brilliant though). My interests (... here specifically fandoms I read/shows i watch++) and more are getting too massive to keep up with everything (and even less the ever increasing numbers of authors and even sites the stories are posted at)... well at least not without putting in far more energy and effort than I'm willing to (is it even possible?). .. So:) You are definitely not the only one. (was far easier when I just read a few fandoms on specific sites..).
Are 6 dogs too many?: Belle at Bookstoretkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one! Yes, google is my friend and nearly constant companion. I hardly know how we lived before it existed!!

Thanks for the reassurances.
kapuahikapuahi on May 25th, 2015 02:27 am (UTC)
It's not just you, I don't get 90% of what goes on today, my nieces and nephews think it's hilarious. I only found out last night that you don't call a ball cap a cap anymore it's a SnapBack. Wtf? I feel like I'm in a bubble going half speed and the world around me is going double speed
Are 6 dogs too many?: castle writer vesttkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
A SnapBack? Whatever for???

I'm glad I'm not alone in my befuddlement!

Yes, my bubble goes half speed too. I'm with you!
kaige68: good friendskaige68 on May 25th, 2015 03:33 am (UTC)
It's almost like you're Steve Rogers!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
OMG You're so right! I could do much much worse!!!!

Feel free to call me Cap. <3

"Flying Monkeys. I got that reference!"
kaige68kaige68 on May 26th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
The flying monkeys quote was my first thought when I saw this post.

And hey, at least we don't have any bilgesnipe.
tprillahfictiontprillahfiction on May 25th, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
Yeah I feel like I'm always the last one to get anything and yeah the world is moving way past me. My nickname is "Grandma" because I like "old things" like Charlie Chaplin and I listen to my music on vinyl and 78 records. LOL. Tumblr I can't even handle. I guess the correct phrase is: "I. Can't. Even." Didn't that one start on tumblr? My OS is so behind the times, it doesn't even want to load tumblr. And facebook, ugh. I'm getting really sick of finding out important announcements via facebook. Weddings, babies, etc. that back in the olden days would have waranted a phone call or a mailed announcement or invite. Now it's all e-vites.

Of course on the flip side, I'm quick to make fun of my mom, who insists on writing checks at the grocery store. I'm always quick to say: "Who still even does that?" LOL. I tease out of love, not trying to be mean, and she scratches her head at me being glued to my iphone. But I see 70 and 80 year olds glued to their iphone too. And before I even got an iphone, some old lady told me I should get one, and showed me pictures of her cats on hers. XD

ETA: and I think I just missed the whole point of your post, right?
I do stay up on things, I watch CNN and the local news, so I'm not totally in the dark, but as far as new words for things, inside jokes on social media, etc. I'm an idiot.

Edited at 2015-05-25 04:42 am (UTC)
Are 6 dogs too many?: keep calmtkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh no -you were right on point. The world keeps speeding up and I keep slowing down!

I do love my iPhone and won't ever give it up. So I guess that makes me on point with at least one thing in my life!

Thanks for the reassurances.
Kathykitmerlot1213 on May 25th, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you are talking about! I can navigate lj and twitter pretty well but for the life of me, I look at tumblir and I can't figure it out. Too many times I get overwhelmed by all of the flashing words and pictures and I just click off of it and come back to lj before it gives me a damn headache.

And when I was a teenager, my mom used to say "with it" as in, "I know what music you listen to because I'm with it." I used to just smile and secretly roll my eyes but just the other day I told my thirteen year old niece that I knew what was going on because I was "with it." I still can't believe that those words came out my mouth and my mom almost lost it she was laughing so hard. :)


Are 6 dogs too many?: harrison showertkeylasunset on May 25th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
Tumblr is its own beast. That's for sure!

I'm totally not with it. But at least I'm not alone!

Thank you!
one hoopy frood: Dark Side Cookiesasphaltcowgrrl on May 27th, 2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
This was me, even when I was young. Hah.

It's definitely not just you though. Even with two teenage children, I still have no idea what on earth is going on most days. My 13-year-old threw my husband for a loop though by stating one of her friends was gender-fluid. He says, "What does that even mean?" Poor guy. :D