Man, I feel so old today!

I’m in my 30’s (okay, okay, late thirties!) and a colleague of a similar age made an Alanis Morrissette reference, which of course I got, but the young people in the office didn’t.
‘Well, isn’t that ironic, don’t you think?’ he asked.
‘Yeah, I really do think,’ I replied, laughing.

The young people were confused. ‘What’s the joke?’
‘It’s an Alanis reference.’
‘Who?’
‘Alanis Morrissette?’
‘Who?’
*Shock*
Oh my god, I feel so old! So I played Ironic for them, and they admitted that they’d heard the song before.

Then they had a conversation I didn’t follow at all. It was like they were talking a different language.
‘Do you like grime?’
What the fuck is grime? Sounds dirty. Is it a band?
‘Yeah, I like Jamie.’
Who the fuck is Jamie? I did a Google search, and found out that she actually meant Jme, who is a grime artist. And grime is apparently ‘a genre of music that emerged in London in the early 2000s. It developed out of earlier UK electronic music styles, including UK garage and jungle, and draws influence from dancehall, ragga, and hip hop.’ The early 2000s, and I’ve never heard of it. *Facepalm*

I really had no idea what they were talking about, but finally I said ‘I know a song you’d like,’ although I was kinda cheating because I already knew they liked it from previous discussions. So I played Low by Flo Rida.

Then my young colleague ruined it by saying ‘Yeah, this was my jam when I was in intermediate.’
Intermediate? I only heard this song for the first time last year! So what if it came out in 2008 and I’m ten years late. *Rolleyes* Anyway, that still made me 28 when it came out, and she was obviously only 11 or 12 then. *Sob*

So, anyone got any music recommendations from the last ten years I should know about? *Pthb*

Author: Elle

Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.

5 thoughts on “Man, I feel so old today!”

  1. A wonderful blog, Elle; I’m going to feature it in my next post Saturday… Probably Friday for you… I don’t know how that works; watch for it! But yeah, you call yourself old because your coworkers don’t get an Alanis Morisette reference. That’s cute. I’ve never heard one of her songs, but I’d get a Beatles reference, Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad. You’re young, girl, and don’t beat yourself up just because you’re too rich, deep, and knowledgeable for today’s youth. You’re exactly where you need to be. They’ll get there eventually, at least the lucky ones will.

    Sorry I took so long getting over here. The last I’d heard, you’d stopped blogging… Or maybe that was another of my WdC acquaintances. Anyway, I’m glad you’re back, and I’m glad I found you. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Hi Jack! Don’t think I ever stopped blogging. Don’t know if I can! Ha ha!

      Would it make you feel better if I said one of the guys in the office made a Sound of Music reference and I got it?

      I love the Beatles. My parents listed to them, Queen, CCR, etc, so I grew up listening to that. I saw the Eagles live in concert before Glenn Frey passed away. I took my son (who is 16 now but was younger then) because I’ve passed on a lot of my love for that music to him. He says his teachers think he’s cool because he likes Pink Floyd. Ha ha!

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      1. Went back through my emails; it was Lilli that left WordPress to go to WdC. All those LLLs blended together on me; this Alzheimer’s ain’t nothin’ to sneeze at!

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