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 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
Msg: 11
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How Old School Are you?Page 3 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Strong moral values and hippiedom might cause dazing and confusion. Aren't they two different things?

I don't understand why some folk want to hold on to the days of their teens and twenties and surround themselves with old fashion music and movies etc. I find the old stuff very, very boring after it being around so many years (how many times can you hear the same old thing?) , and Ienjoy the new music of today (OMG how people my age mostly hate todays music) and entertainment I can get now.

Oh well, each to his/her own. Mixing the two types of people isn't going to work.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 15
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Posted: 10/21/2007 11:37:00 AM
....Very old school with respect to morality issues and values, can't push aside how I was brought up. I was never into drugs and I am a social drinker...although there has been a time or two I have over-indulged. Christmas party two years ago comes to mind haha...I didn't have to worry about forgetting what happened that night, I've been reminded many times by my friends.
I was a pretty good kid growing up, I had lots of responsibilties help raising my younger brother and sister.... although I did go through a rebellious stage as a teenager, nothing too serious, but who doesn't.

I still love the old music, even 50's stuff....classic movies like Gone with the Wind, Its a Wonderful Life and Hitchcock thrillers are still worth watching no matter how many times they come on tv.

Computers, have 2..one older one new, printer/ scanner.. I have to, I have teenagers at home. I also have a digital camera a dvd player and vcr... 2 tv's one in HD....and I have I have a cell phone. I'm still technically challenged, but hey, I've got teens at home that help haha.
I enjoy most music of today with one exception, rap..love the "touchy feely" movies, as a matter of fact just went to a screening of " Things I saved from the Fire"....excellent.

I'm still the same me...but newer and improved.

...maeflowers
 SueCat51
Joined: 8/11/2007
Msg: 16
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Posted: 10/21/2007 12:56:47 PM
OP - good post! I'm in-between. When it comes to morals & values, I'm a firm believer of the 10 Commandments. Also, "please, thank you, I'm sorry" is in my vocabulary. I believe in doing the right thing.

As far as technology goes: I have FIOS for my TV and computer; DVD player; surround sound system. My next car, I'd love to have a GPS system, it's hard to drive and look at those fold up maps at the same time.

Music: I enjoy 50's & 60's music; Blues; latin; Regaee.
 Ron9
Joined: 8/10/2004
Msg: 22
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Posted: 10/21/2007 11:40:12 PM
I’ve been a heavy computer user since 1981. I’ve never had anything but Apple computers and know them very well. My computers would make most geeks wet their pants.

BUT ..... I still wear Levi 501

I’ve had motorcycles my entire life but - don’t consider myself a “biker” and am VERY OLD school about motorcycles. I also think old cars are cooler than new ones.

The oldies are my favorites - don’t like rap AT ALL

Don’t like the fart pipes on the little 4 banger cars the kids drive these days.

I don’t like casual sex these days - it was groovy when I was a kid.

My entire “drug days” consisted of two “weeds” 30 years ago.

When it comes to living quarters - I am very modern / contemporary - I designed all three houses I have owned - all three were a bit “out there”. If I had my way I would live on a space ship hidden in the trees. The decor would be ultra modern - high end - cool as heck.
 Mzzzy
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 10/22/2007 7:48:49 AM
I'm am ole hippy and hate new fangled stuff,don't even own a cell phone,just owned this here computer a couple of years and really not sure how to do half the stuff the ya can on it .The grandkids gotta help me most of the time.Just been here lately I learnt how to download pics.I'm purty old school I'd say.
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 32
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Posted: 10/22/2007 4:28:33 PM
Messge# 38? What the hell is the point of your post?? I'm a bit confused, but then again I'm "old school." I was slapped repeatedly when I was a toddler to only read material that "made sense", not jibberish as you posted. Are you sure you're on the right thread, dude?? What the hell are you babbling on about???

Sans
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 36
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Posted: 10/22/2007 8:25:46 PM
Zone.. who are the hell are you talking too?? My life is just fine, dude..I don't know where you got that "my life is a mess?"..haha!!. Have you read my profile Einstein??? Care to clarify on that statement, dude? I'm patiently awaiting your intelligent response..

I live on a barrier island and am semi-retired.
I have 4 cat's that are more important than you'll ever be.
I hate white milk and my true friends won't present that vile liquid within 200 feet of me.
I'm on a boat every weekend enjoying the Tampa Bay, lazing on my hammock or boating in the Gulf of Mexico... are you?

Yeah, dude, I'm a real mess!! Too funny!!! haha!!

Sans..alrighty, then..LOL!!!
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 38
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Posted: 10/22/2007 8:48:10 PM
^^^Actually, I'm more of a catch than you could ever attempt to land with your boring and ridiculous post..keep fishing dude..you're bound to catch a "perch" or two.

Sans..and don't you EVER call me stupid again, you illiterate baboon..but do have a nice day!! *shoo* *shoo* (waving both hands now) ..I hate knats....

 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 39
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Posted: 10/22/2007 9:07:04 PM
Zone, my bad..I re- read your prior post..sorry. You weren't addressing me after all. I've been known to jump to conclusions on many occasions..I'm just pissed at the world right now. All four of my cats are throwing up on my new carpet..damn it to hell!!! I'm truly sorry.

Forgive me.

Sans
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 41
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Posted: 10/22/2007 9:30:29 PM
^^^^Really?? I hope so....and thank you, Zone..My mom keeps telling me to use my powers for "good."

But it ain't workin', dude!! haha!! I am "officially" on the dark side now. lol My mom has no chance of bringing me back from the depths of hell.
Sans
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
Msg: 42
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Posted: 10/22/2007 9:31:12 PM
I can't be old school. I can't quote old song even if I wanted to.

I laugh till I cry when people say to me "you know, such and such a song, by so and so. You remember", each time I tell me no way. I don't know. I erased all the old music from my brain years ago, when I found out my brain need new music each year so as to not be bored.
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 43
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Posted: 10/22/2007 10:15:08 PM
I made no sense in my prior post..what I meant to say is that I'm on the dark side now and I'm on the road to the depths of hell. There is no going back. I know that. Evil wins. It always has.

I have chosen my path...and I need to go to bed. lol

Sans
 Sanschele
Joined: 9/27/2007
Msg: 44
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Posted: 10/22/2007 10:32:02 PM
Zone, thank you forgiving me, dude. I'm so very sorry that I'm such an evil force. I don't mean to be....but I just can't help it. *gulp*

Sans
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 49
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Posted: 10/23/2007 7:16:36 PM

Push forward another 20 years. What will we be commiserating about as we sit in our retirement virtual reality wheel chairs? ( “Damn kids now days! We didn’t have implants in our brains to get to the ‘Net and we did just fine! I had to type for three or four minutes to find porn ! Betty Crocker making Instant Hash Brownies ? Consistent THC levels ? Where is the fun in that ? And sex ? We had to actually ask a woman out sometimes. None of this tap into her head and feel what she feels. How were we supposed to know not to treat nipples like the dials on a radio
??!!??”)
Ahhhhh THESE are The Good Old Days. ( sorry Carly


...Got a big kick out of your post.....what will we be saying 20 years from now?... Listen son, when I was your age I used to.......


...maeflowers
 passion58
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 56
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Posted: 10/25/2007 9:29:24 PM
I guess i am a little of old & new. I was raised old school, but am always open to trying new things.
 im2cuteferu
Joined: 7/22/2007
Msg: 67
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Posted: 11/12/2007 8:19:37 AM
I have an iPod. Tech advances are fine with me. I have very old school values, so I rarely date and am fine with that. I see no need to "service" horny men who don't give a darn about me anyway.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 68
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Posted: 11/12/2007 8:48:40 AM

Which reminds me that I called the maintenance man to fix my dishwasher about four months ago and he kissed my hand, too.......... Talk about shocked! Then I realized that he was attracted to me! Only problem was that he didn't speak English!



...Oh but look at the fun you could have had teaching him...english I mean haha.

maeflowers
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 70
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Posted: 11/12/2007 7:33:40 PM

I have an MP3 player with about 400 songs ranging from Bob Dylan to Greenday, thanks to my son.


...Thank goodness I have teenagers in the house haha... if it wasn't for them I'd be totally lost. I need help with the dvd player, the mp3 and of course they know the computer like the back of their hand.

...maeflowers
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 76
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Posted: 11/17/2007 7:51:33 PM
I tend to think of myself as pretty up to date (except music ~~ still love "classic" rock), but have really been on a learning curve this week. I'm watching my best friend plotting and planning an engagement. She bought him the ring yesterday, and is planning on popping the question sometime during the holidays. We've been batting back and forth ways and means. The latest plan, which I'm sure will change by tomorrow, is to make Chinese fortune cookies, and either bake the ring in one, or directions to the gift box in one. Also, there's the possibility of dropping it in some champagne in an Orefors crystal goblet. She fully plans to get down on one knee to do the asking.

I'm loving watching her do this: she's incredibly comfortable with it. But it does make me realize that if my life literally depended on my doing the same, I'd die. Every single iota of my Lady Training is screaming: NO! NO! NO!

Bet she brings it off, lol!



 Ave Caesar
Joined: 11/11/2007
Msg: 79
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Posted: 11/19/2007 10:52:55 AM
I am so old school, I make my parents look like wild youngins...

My favorite movies are all from the 30s and 40s...can't stand contemporary cinema...total crap...same with most contemporary American music (never did like 'classic rock' or Led Zeppelintype stuff either)...the only stuff I can stand is out of Europe.
 ankkka
Joined: 8/29/2007
Msg: 81
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Posted: 3/7/2008 3:47:36 PM
I believe in God's law...people's law...and nature's law...but sometimes I'm flexible...
 DenaliDadd
Joined: 11/20/2007
Msg: 85
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Posted: 5/11/2008 5:49:46 AM
"No wise man ever wished to be younger."
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

You see? This desire to be younger has been around a long, long time.
 DenaliDadd
Joined: 11/20/2007
Msg: 88
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Posted: 7/12/2008 5:40:50 AM
Am I 'old school?' In some ways, yes. I have deeply held morals, I don't believe that wearing "backyard bar-b-que" clothes to work is appropriate, I don't think using slang in everyday conversation says much about the speaker, and I believe in looking as good as possible. However, I am a techno-dude, own more iPods than I need, have just purchased a new iPhone to replace the other one I bought in November 2007, I would never go back to the days of my youth, I don't relive my Viet Nam war experiences every day, and I think that folks that continue to "live in the past" are depriving themselves of a terrific life in the here-and-now.

I'm not so sure that holding onto the old "things" of the past makes one "old school." I think it makes one old. No matter what the chronological age. And admitting that one is "a mean old man set in very old ways" is indicative more of some deeply-held fear than of holding onto old morals and such.
 DenaliDadd
Joined: 11/20/2007
Msg: 90
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Posted: 7/13/2008 5:58:36 AM

I wish that I could learn photoshop...

You can. It's just a computer software application, not astrophysics. It takes time, but you can.
 DenaliDadd
Joined: 11/20/2007
Msg: 91
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Posted: 7/13/2008 6:04:41 AM

Still like the adventure and action movies; don;t care at all for the blood and guts scary movies nowdays. Like the books, dislike the music exccept rap. Do NOT like the Hallmark or weepy stuff. Do not like to cry. Have Dvd, super fast computer. But, moved out to the country as city life has gotten a little fast and anonymous.

This is an interesting phenomena that I have seen recently. Many folks don't use the personal pronoun "I" as the subject when writing sentences. I wonder why? Why not say, "I still like the adventure..." and "I have a DVD and a super fast computer" and "I like books but I dislike the music exccept rap." (spelling is another issue, isn't it?)

Curious.
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