Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boom box

Yesterday evening as I walked the boy home in the cold drizzle (seriously people- enough of the cold and the rain- this is Houston- we're not supposed to have winter here), we ran across the neighbor boy down the street and his friend. The boy shouts out- Brian! Brian! Hey Brian! Is that a radio? They nod and then the older kid turns to me and says- this is an old timey radio- like what you used to have? It's a circa 1980's something boom box with a tape player and I solemnly nod yes. The kid responds with our stuff sounds a lot better.

When did I get old? How did this happen? And since when is a boom box considered an old timey radio? Isn't that a phonograph or something?

3 comments:

Lee said...

I thought an old time radio had a crystal and a cat's whisker in it...

Sara said...

8 years ago when I was chaperoning a camping trip and the 5th grade boys were not afraid to undress in front of me - that's when I figured out I was already old!

Darkle said...

Old radios have vacuum tubes. Nothing old about radios have tape players. Well, except cassette tapes are no longer produced.