Saturday, October 14, 2006

TWQ: Feeling Out Of It?

Have you got to a point when you didn't know what was going on in the modern world? TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks about it:

Can you provide some good and amusing examples of when you fely 'out of it' or 'behind the times'? They can either be true stories or just jokes.

Here is my answer:

I felt out of it when I was asked if I had a Blackderry and I said I didn't like those sort of fruits.

So, it's over to you....

But before I go....

Don't forget that the next post is my 300th! I'd really like you to be there for that. From Sunday night British time to Tuesday night).

See you there!


Catherine said...

What comes to mind is that someone made a joke comment about Arnold Schwarzenegger giving up hummers - and I wasn't familiar with either meaning of the word. But then, I'm not American.
Hi from Michele.

rashbre said...

I prefer to be a beta tester for the future. Low serial numbers rule.

panthergirl said...

Happy 300th!!

Sorry, but I'm never behind the times. I'm like rashbre...the beta tester for the future. I have a Blackberry, 2 iPods, the newest Mac (always), TiVO, a GPS in my car, etc.

My dad was a gadget freak and always had the first new whatever to hit the market. I guess it's in the genes?

Here via michele today!!

Miss Cellania said...

I keep up with technology pretty well, but the pop music scene makes me feel old. Since I've been working in country music for ten years, I feel very "out of it" about pop music, when I was once an expert. And since I've been unemployed for a few months, I now even feel "out of it" when I hear country songs I don't know!

Florence said...

Being Beta means working out the limits of others tech savy. Not that I consider myself an Alpha Beta, but I live in Brisbane Australia where, for example, the word blog hasn't quite filtered through yet.

I'll be there for your 300th!! Big milestone, Congrats!


Ellee said...

When I was a cub reporter, some cruel colleagues told me to ring Mr Ash, and it turned out to be the crematorium!

And happy anniversary, what a great achievement. I'm looking forward to reading a very special post that day.

kristal said...

Great question!

When I in my early teens, I went to public school for the first time. I had been extremely sheltered and wasn't allowed to watch tv or listen to music. One of the kids asked if I liked Madonna and I told her I wasn't Catholic. I had no clue that there was a singer by that name. Doh!

Professor Xavier said...

300 posts. Wow. That is impressive.

As far as modern gadegtry - I love them. I don't own a PDA because I just don't have a use for one, other than playing games at work, but I do know what they are. I don't get things as soon as they come, but I do try to keep up with what's going on so I don't recall getting caught flat footed.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

It's the music that does it for me. I feel like an old woman when I hear the stuff that's coming out now and how bad the lyrics are.


Here via Michele's

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i discreetly told the young lady standing in front of me in line for a movie that her sweater was on inside out, and then she told me that was the way it was supposed to be.
happy pre-300th, i'll be back!

Darth Nepharia said...

Xavier, I'm pretty much the same. I love technology that makes my life easier or more pleasant. Our house has 5 computers, a wireless network, and I have an Ipod which I absolutely adore, but I didn't get a cell phone until this last June because forced me to as a safety issue. I despise talking on the phone and hate it when I see people talking on their phones in traffic as they weave all over the lane. And I really don't have a use for a Blackberry.

And I do keep up with the current pop music scene, as I hang out with a small group of teens on a regular basis (I live with them -sigh-).

Congratulations on your 300th post. Will definitely be back for that.

Carmi said...

My day job requires me to know everything there is to know about the leading edge of technology. But music is another story altogether: I listen to my kids talk about their favorite bands and artists and I realize I have no clue what's going on.

To wit, I thought Black Eyed Peas were something I'd find in the produce section of my supermarket.


Susan said...

I call my sons mini computer thingie a PAD as I had no idea what it really is called. He can cope with that as he could sting off registration numbers of the Enterprise without pausing for breath.
And as for pop music I've not listened to it since about 1986. :)

Oh and my children speak a forign language most of the time.

honestyrain said...

oh man, i feel out of the loop a lot these days but the most recent example came when i decided to get fashionable with my shoes. i had NO idea what to buy. i'm developing a sense, though, i think. i hope.

here via you know where :)

Local Henchmen 432 said...

I can't deal with the lastest lingo.I don't what kids are talking about with some stuff.

Dental for all.

Dr.Polaris rules.

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, 300! That is amazing. Time to CELEBRATE I'd say! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Until two weeks back, my personal music system was a cassette tape walkman with only one earphone, because I hadn't got an mp3 player yet. thankfully, that has been corrected.

Also, my sister and her friends wear tartan and mismatched socks. Is that cool? I don't know.

dragonflyfilly said...

i feel out of it when i go to a gay bar! HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH....

oh besided that you mean? -- well i don't really feel out of it techno wise because i feel that with enough time and money i would be "in like Flint"...BUT, i DO feel out of it when i don't understand some of the new street lingo! -- that really bothers me.

well, guess what? - when i told my daughter i was going to my 40th high school reunion tonight, she almost fell off her chair! -- talk about a time warp...should be interesting....

later all,

pads said...

I think I am up to date with most of the modern technology we have several computers and a wireless network, but my son calls me a neewb on msm whatever that is lol.

But Im definitely not up on the music, I am forever asking my teenagers who are they when they talk about pop music they like lol.

Love pads

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You've come up with some great comments here to that question.

It is hard to keep track of all the new things around!

Thanks, as well, to all those new people who have dropped in; I hope you'll do so again.

Pads, you're well in tune.

Nepharia, you have a lot more technology than I do. I'm a technophobe.

Better Safe Than Sorry, loved your story!

Mistress Of The Dark, I agree with you there.

Kristal, that was a classic story!

Ellee, how cruel your colleagues were!

Florence, Beta is a new one for me.

Panthergirl, what a gadget afficionado you are!

utenzi said...

Since I work in a university I am constantly in contact with young adults and almost on a daily basis I'm confronted with how much the world is changing--and I don't try very hard to keep up. I have a cell phone, but no Blackberry or PDA of any kind. I'm good with computers but a lot of the spinoff devices have me quite confused. Hell, even my car stereo is damn confusing.

Michele sent me, Captain.

Anonymous said...

As I live in Tokyo, technology wise I'm not too behind...but when it comes to pop culture back in Australia...I have some big gaps! It makes for some interesting conversations when I visit home. I'm looking forward to your 300th!

Michele sent me.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Thanks for stopping by my place earlier :)

Coming in again from Michele's. Mind if I link ya Jean-Luc?


Moogie said...

Wooohooo...almost 300 posts. That's wonderful! I don't own a Blackberry. :) Heck, I have a hard enough time learning all of the features of my cell phone. I leave all of that to my husband. Here via Michele's but I come and visit alot anyway.

toygirl said...

I'm up to date with most stuff. . . but I admit I didn't know who Corey Lidle was until he drove a plane into a building. . . and I LIVE in the NY area.

I don't own much of it, but that's another story!
Michele sent me.

Lahdeedah said...

I have gadgets, my problem is using them. I have an Ipod, I even managed to put playlists on them, then I found out you could download shows on them. I was like wow. I have a PDA but I only use the calendar. I have a cell phone with all sorts of stuff on it, but I only have managed to program people's numbers on it, and use it for nothing else but talking. I want a blackberry, because it's all in one, but would I really use it?

Last Girl On Earth said...

I don't watch TV very often, so when people are talking about current TV shows, I don't have a clue what they are talking about! Especially things like who is the best on American Idol or who is going to get the ax on Survivor!

Congrats on your 300th post! Michele sent me today. Have a great weekend!

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