2004

You know you are living in the year 2004 when…

  1. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is because they do not have e-mail.
  2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
  3. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.
  4. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
  5. Every commercial on television has a web site address at the bottom of the screen.
  6. You buy a computer and 3 months later it’s out of date and sells for half the price you paid.
  7. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.
  8. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning.
  9. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
  10. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.
  11. Your dining room table is now your filing cabinet.
  12. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.
  13. You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.
  14. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
  15. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
  16. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.
  17. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your e-mail on your way back to bed.
  18. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and happy Australia Day, be sure to drink, say g’day a lot and have a BBQ. ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Comments on “2004

  1. G’day g’day..Will you buy a pint for a Pom like me? I’ll get the next round, of course I will……

    Its night time in Aussie! Its 6pmish here…

    This is the part where I say something funny and witty. I screwed up didn’t I?

  2. “You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your e-mail on your way back to bed”
    – I SO do that! although it’s more like 4am
    I used to leave the lap top near my bed and leave it on.. not sure why.. hmm that’s quite sad in retrospect!

  3. nubmer 9 and #17 sound like what i do ha ha ha ha and the one to logoff the internet to sound how i use to feel, but now I am on cable i am always on.

    how about

    you don’t have photo ablum no more, it’s online now.

    GOOD’D to you and drink 4 for me…

    Dan
    Salem, MA USA

  4. My mom was leaving the house once, got in her car and realized she forgot something, so she called me from the driveway on the cell. So I was talking to her and then turned and saw the car, and said “You’re still in the driveway” and she said “Yes” and then I hung up on her.

  5. Lol @ that list, hehe.. I love the end one, tilting your head to smile, haha. ๐Ÿ˜€ Another one that could be added, saying ‘LOL’ out loud in public. I do that. Now I know I should refrain from using the internet as much. =P It’s doing strange things to me, hehe.

    Its 8:30am on Australia Day, why am I up early? BDO in a few hours, woohoo. Happy Australia Day Kitta! Have fun, xoxoxo.

  6. happy Aussie day everyone!! I can happily admit that I went to a BBQ and although i did’t say g’day, there was much aussie patriotism, and talk of cricket! Twas a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Is it just me, or does the CSS border/shadow effect around my pictures look fucked today. *scratches head*

    Seems to work in mozilla firebird, but not IE. ?:/

  8. Kitta, this is the error message that pops up at the top of my screen (on IE)

    ‘Warning: ob_start(): output handler ‘ob_gzhandler’ cannot be used twice in /home/kitta/public_html/b2-include/b2functions.php on line 634′

    Hope this helps

  9. Yeah, that just happened this morning. I’ll have to wait till my host wakes up to ask him about it. I think it might be due to the server move.

    It might also be fucking up the css.

  10. G’day Kitta!

    I try to use smilies in real life all the time. People look at you funny when you start making weird hand gestures in the middle of a conversation. Hands are a pretty lousy ASCII emulator, too…

    A question: Given you’re a girl, could I say “G’day mate” or should that “mate” be changed to something else?

  11. Would “G’day Sheila” work ?? … my knowledge of Australian colloquialism is based on Neighbours !!

    You know when it is 2004 when you can not book a Summer holiday in Portugal and Electronic Arts release two football games in one year !!

  12. Love the last one. Several times people around me have stared at my notes for a couple ofminutes before turning it 90° clockwise and realise that the last word isnt a word but a hand-drawn smiley.

  13. I do believe the number of sites that strive to “grow their fan base by communication” is usually on the rise. Many individuals jumped into developing internet sites and blogging without realizing the importance of creating a connection with their readers. Like you have here, congrats.

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