Thursday, March 30, 2006

Generation X - hey that's me.

Generation Xers — Born 1965 to 1980
"Generation Xers are technologically savvy, having ushered in the era of video games and personal computers during their formative years. But witnessing skyrocketing divorce rates, their parents being laid off after years of dedicated service and challenges to the presidency, organized religion and big corporations instilled a sense of skepticism and distrust of institutions. Because they don't expect employer loyalty, they see no problem changing jobs to advance professionally.

In contrast to the baby boomers' overtime work ethic, generation Xers believe that work isn't the most important thing in their lives. They're resourceful and hardworking, but once 5 o'clock hits, they'd rather pursue other interests."

According to this Article >The Generations in Today's Workplace<
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In my opinion, the 80's sucked
I hated the clothes, the music
I hated it All.
I'm so thankful I was born in '73,
that way my college years
weren't during the 80's
- That would've sucked...

Now the 90's were cool.
You know they were!

A friend emailed me this -
You might be a child of the 80's if:
• 3 words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?
• the Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories
• You've recently horrified yourself by using any one
of the following phrases:
- "When I was younger"
- "When I was your age"
- "Because I SAID so, that's why"
- "What the HELL is this noise on the radio?"
• Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language
• You ever used the phrase "don't make me wouldn't LIKE me when I'm angry" when trying to frighten someone off.
• You know who shot J.R.
• You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh.
• You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.
• This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."
• You'll always hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
• You know what a "burnout" is.
• A predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid"


Jim said...


The mid-90s were great!
The beginning, or what I refer to as "The Arsenio Era"... not so much.
Ah, to be back in college in the 90s. Those were the days....


Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

Id be the 80's, I can relate, but the 90's were just swell beaver.

Anonymous said...

The 90's..? College (waste), Almacs, $2.50 movie, and large cheese pizza light on the sauce please! Who knew that I would miss that

Jim said...

you inspired me to revisit Back to the Future again. GREAT movie!!! They just don't make em like that anymore....and if they do, it's once every 10-15 years. "1.21 jigawatts? 1.21 jigawatts?!!! Great Scott!"

"What the hell is a jigawatt?!!"

Jen said...

They definitely don't make 'em like that anymore!

"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit."