I know I am getting older
I've become a square. I know that I am getting older. Things that used to just be part of pop culture and I would celebrate I now think that they are silly and that 'kids these days' just don't understand. I heard a lyric on a song a few days ago, and I wish I were kidding, that said 'you're hotter than a baby in a microwave'. Really? How is that poetic, or beautiful? If a man came up to me and said that phrase I would assume he was a psycho and run screaming in the other direction. Don't get me wrong, I am not one of those people that doesn't embrace change and still thinks that Night Rider was the best show ever made, I like new things but I wonder about the quality of today's pop culture.
And the desire for quality has driven the 'vintage' movement. If I hear one more thing described as vintage I may gag. First of all, my understanding of vintage refers to a year. For example, the vintage of that wine is 1986. Meaning that all of those grapes were picked in 1986, squished, then bottled and put on a shelf. That's vintage. Vintage has become the word that people who don't want to be called hipsters use in order to say that something has a rugged, used feel about it and that it is old. Or it was made to look old and was actually manufactured in this millennium. It's not that I don't like vintage things, I am designing a home and including many traditional, colonial, and antique touches, the word vintage is over used. I might decide to like the phrase 'baby in a microwave', at least it is creative and unique (still horribly morbid though).