I am hopeless, apparently.
I spoke to an old friend by phone last night, and in the course of the conversation she asked if I had watched the latest season of a popular t.v. show. I told her I had "heard of that show", but had never watched it.
She was aghast.
I didn't watch the Academy Awards...I saw the names of the folks nominated and the movies...but the only movie I went out to see last year was "Contagion".
When I see a celebrity's name in the news...I usually don't know who they are talking about. I do know the name Kim Khardasian, but only because her family pimps out that girl everywhere. (And I read about her in that "Rent a Celebrity" story earlier this month)
I watch ONE network tv show...."Grimm". Fantasy escapism, but done well. I watch "Bones" and "House"...but in reruns on AMC, TNT and USA networks.And only watch if it is an episode I haven't seen yet.
I have even backed off on watching History Channel and stuff like that. Just don't have the time anymore!
The only young actress I know the name of is Mila Kunis...and that's because she was on "That 70s Show" and in "The Book of Eli". Lindsay Lohen...never saw anything she was in, but I saw many news reports about her court appearances.
Other than that, I don't know the name of anyone in "Young Hollywood".
I am so out of touch.
The Girl and The Boy in residence can name dozens of actors and actresses. They think it is funny that I have no clue about anything concerning "modern pop culture".
I am totally clueless.
I can't operate an i-pod, i-phone or whatever "i" thingie is most popular right now.
My video game expertise ended with Tetris.
I can't figure out lap top computers. I have the same old clunky desktop I have had for years.
Fashion? I am more liable to laugh at the latest fashions rather than want them.
Cars? Latest models don't impress me. I would rather have a beat up old pick-up from the mid 60s to mid 70s than any of the garbage I see out on the road. Everything on new cars is so computerized. Who can work on those? Remember changing the oil YOURSELF? Shade tree mechanics?
We have a clunky old tv in the living room. The Girl has a flat screen she got for Christmas last year, but I have no clue how to operate it. I mean, I understand the remote...up to a point.Off, On, Up and Down. Got that. Then there are "Video Input 1", and 2 and 3....and what the heck!?
The Oldest Daughter, away at college, has a Kindle or Nook thing.
Just give me a book! No off or on buttons, etc.
Even in the kitchen I don't go with modern appliance.
I use the microwave only about 2 or 3 times a week...to reheat something.
No food processor. I do have a blender, though! But I use my mortar and pestle more.
I currently have a gas stove, but I daydream about having a wood stove again.
I think I was born in the wrong century.