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Old May 30 2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default You know you're living in 2009 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.
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Old Jun 1 2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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Guess I am only partly living in 2009. 7, 12, and 14 are the only ones I could answer YES to!
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Old Jun 2 2009, 11:07 AM   #3
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Most of them fit most of the people I know.
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Old Jun 10 2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Do they still make real cards?
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Old Jun 10 2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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Only if there are real people to play with them.
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Old Jun 10 2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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I thought cards were banned by the "Save-the-Trees" people. So if you like cardgames you have to fire up the compy to play.
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Old Jun 11 2009, 05:22 AM   #7
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Not if they're from sustainable sources.
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Old Jun 12 2009, 02:58 AM   #8
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2, 8 and 10 definitely fit me.

However, email is old hat apparently.

1. Everybody takes for granted that you're on a social networking site, and look at you funny if you admit you aren't and give them your email ady instead.
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Old Jun 21 2009, 05:58 PM   #9
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Well we can all admit to being on a social networking site
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Old Jun 22 2009, 02:40 AM   #10
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No we can't
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Old Jun 27 2009, 09:23 AM   #11
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Special interest boards don't really count, I meant Facebook, MySpace and their ilk but didn't want to post specific names.
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Old Jun 27 2009, 11:24 AM   #12
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#6 got me because I get my daughter calls me from the driveway all the time (and my husband calls from the other room lol
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Old Jun 28 2009, 05:01 AM   #13
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Granath - I'm with you! I am actually on a social networking site, after pressure from many pals encouraged me to join, but I don't use it and get frustrated when pals 'poke' me instead of just sending an e-mail to say hi!
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Old Jun 29 2009, 07:32 AM   #14
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I love the strange looks they give a person, when they find out that you DONT have an email address..or even a computer.
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