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3-05-2012 @ 7:11PM
Beyond making me think, this column made me smile three times:1) The music2) Discussing cartels reminded me of college, which I graduated from almost a year ago (is this what being old feels like?)3) You stuck a musical theater reference into a WoW news site article revolving around the in-game economy.I'd be interested in a follow-up article revolving around auction house cartels - pretty sure there's a guild on my server focused entirely around controlling as many high-volume markets as possible. There might actually be a Gold Capped on the subject, but I'm feeling all sorts of bleh at the moment so I can't remember.--@SyntheticAether
3-05-2012 @ 7:58PM
talk about feeling old, who is cartel??
Re: #2Well, your mileage will vary.For me, I started feeling old when:* I realized that I could be the dad of any of the late-teen/early-20's cashiers at my local supermarket. * my pop-culture references were greeted with the same blank stare I used to give my parents when they made lame, ancient references to movies, TV shows, and songs that no one in my generation had ever seen or heard.* a long, animated conversation about "joints" was about pain and inflammation.http://s403.photobucket.com/albums/pp113/blink617/?action=view¤t=zz_farside.jpg&sort=ascending&call=1
3-05-2012 @ 8:30PM
@Hob, #3 reminded me of a conversation I had about 12 years ago. I was 34 at the time and ran into an old high school friend. I was recovering from surgery from a ruptured colon, and he was recovering from a stroke, brought on by a car accident. Over lunch we spent the majority of time talking about our health, medical insurance, meds and I started laughing. He asked what was funny and I said, "We used to talk about sex, drugs and music, now its health, insurance and medication." I'd go on, but my old fart home has jello I don't want to miss.
3-05-2012 @ 8:44PM
old? hahahahahahahahahaha. hahahahaha. haha. Just you wait, kid.
3-05-2012 @ 8:56PM
@matt Cartel was (is, technically) a band who had one big single in the mid-2000s. I hadn't heard the song Fox posted; I just recognized the name. Don't feel too down about that one.@hob Seeing people younger than me working at stores/restaurants freaked me out for about two years after it started happening regularly. Justin Bieber gave me a "what am I doing with my life" crisis on and off for a weekish before I decided not being a little douche is more important than having tons of money.@raingod Ask them to put vodka in the next batch, then let the mixture set in those little water cups they give you with pills. Jello shots!@pint Hahaha yeah, I guess I should clarify that I recognize that I'm still young, but little moments (like this one) are beginning to creep in every few months or so. The first was back in high school when I started being able to say "It's been a decade since I _____" - and that was less 'old' than 'wow that was over half my life ago' I think in general people feel less young when they make life transitions and can start 'looking back' on longer periods as a single condensed experience.
3-05-2012 @ 9:11PM
My wife makes PHENOMENAL jello shots. They're not the crappy kind that sit in the little plastic cups that you have to run your finger around the edge to down either. They're the jello jiggler type and they are awesome. Her own recipe. I keep trying to get her to get a liquor license and sell them over this new-fangled interweb.Excuse me, I have to go yell at the squirrels to get off my lawn now.
3-05-2012 @ 9:14PM
Come, join the cartel... we have jello shots!
3-05-2012 @ 9:35PM
I graduated college in 1980.And yes, had to walk uphill both ways, in the snow.Well, it was Ann Arbor, so of course there was snow.
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