Am I Already Out of Touch?

I’m 32 years old.  I’d like to think I still have a pulse on what the kids are into these days.  Sometimes the pulse may be a little hard to find like you look over at your great Aunt Mable and she appears unresponsive, so you start performing CPR only to discover she was just resting her eyes half way between a bite of mashed potatoes and peas.  Hard to find or not, it’s there.  For the most part I can turn on the radio and tell you the song and artist that’s being played.  I have an entire IMDB library in my head and can spout off random and completely useless facts that benefit absolutely no one about various celebrities.  I’m so fashion forward I CHOOSE to only wear sweats because I don’t want to induce a frenzied riot in Walmart while I’m buying a gallon of milk and not because I fell asleep in them the night before and figure with a baseball hat no one will be able to tell the difference.  But I digress.

One of my assignments for my c lass in a few weeks is to create a glogster.  That’s glogster with two Gs, not to be confused with globster which is what I kept referring to it as.  Just so you know, according to Wikipedia a globster is “an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water.”

(you know it’s real because the picture is black and white)


You know what else I learned from Wikipedia?  What a glogster is.  How sad is that?  I’m on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, not 1 but 2 blogs, Flickr, and probably a whole host of stuff I can’t even remember.  But I had to look up the definition of what a glogster is after my forty something year old professor with no kids told me to create one for class.

Good grief.

It’s Not Just Security That’s a Pain

Lastnight I was talking to my sister about going to LA to visit her during President’s Day weekend.  So we get online to book a flight.  What should have taken 15 minutes ended up taking over an hour.  After finding the cheapest airfare, the process went something like this:

Computer: Please enter the following information (the usual stuff)

Me:  Ok done.  Continue

Computer:  Please check to verify all information is correct

Me: Ok done

Computer:  Please fill out the following form to ensure Visa security

Me: Um, ok.  Never done that before

So I start to fill it out

Me:  Enter my username?  What username?  Enter my password?  What password?  What the crap!  Enter my Social Security number??  What’s my zodiac sign? (ok so I just made that last one up) 

I delete all information on this form and click continue only to discover that I didn’t have to fill out that form in the first place.  Good.

Computer:  Please verify all information is correct.

Me:  Yes I already did that

Computer:  Please enter credit card information

Me:  Again, I already did that

Computer pop up:  If you would like to save an additional 20% on your flight please click here to see offer.

Me:  What? No.  Just give me the flight I already said I wanted. 

Computer: Please verify all information is correct

Me: For the love!!  I’ve already checked.  So unless you’re going to change the information I’ve already entered….it’s correct!

Computer pop up: Would you like to receive advertisments on great deals for future flights?

Me: GRRR!  NO!!  Just book my flight already!

Computer: Thank you for choosing us for your travel needs.  Before the final process is complete please check to verify all information is correct.

Me:  AUGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!