If you were a teenager right now, what would your friends be texting about YOU?

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  1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
    Billie Kelpinposted 6 years ago

    If you were a teenager right now, what would your friends be texting about YOU?

    I can't even put the 17 year old me in 1962 into the present year of 2013.  Maybe you are able project the "teenage you" from the past into the now and imagine what your friends would be texting about you!  Just a funny little exercise. 

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  2. Flossydella profile image55
    Flossydellaposted 6 years ago

    I was 17 6 years ago, so not too long, but to me that is really long. My friends would probably be texting me about food and crushes, ahaha things have not changed in my 6 years.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cute!  I never thought of food.  Kids text about food?  Hmmm. But OMG, that means my friend Sandy could text me if she saw the quarterback, Ted, who I was secretly in love with, down at the grocery store so I could ride my bike over and flirt!

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    anndangoposted 6 years ago

    Oh gawd! I was the uncool, nerdy kid who read books, wrote lots of bad poetry, and adored the Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (whereas the cool kids were into Shaun Cassidy, Bay City Rollers and the Fonz). So, my friends would be texting me about the latest great young adult book (if there were YA books back then), asking me if my latest angst-ridden poem was about the school dance last month where no boys asked us to dance, and a pic of Baryshnikov in his tighty tights.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can relate big time.  I actually understood what "wallflower" meant when I wore a flowered dress to a dance at our girls' school.  The boy's school came, and I stood against the wall so long  I literally became one of the wall flowers!

  4. jennshealthstore profile image91
    jennshealthstoreposted 6 years ago

    I was 17 eighteen years ago and you know what, I think I would be getting a lot of the same texts as I do now lol.. It is funny, I have had a lot of the same friends since before I was 17 so I guess we can all act likes kids around each other. I believe it is great to still be able to relate to your childhood and teenage years. We are as young as we feel. I keep up with technology and the "new terms", it may also be because I have a 10 year old who act likes she is 17. But thanks for asking this, because it did make me realize that I still really do feel young at heart!

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very awesome - feeling young! Having never grown up with texting or a cell phone, I wonder how my life would have been different.  I think my mother wouldn't have worried so very much about me. Cell phones would have given her relief from that.

  5. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 6 years ago

    "She's wagging school again! How come she never gets busted??"

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Now this is why I LOVE hubpages.  I had NO IDEA what wagging meant!!! Can teachers wag school? (I might have called in sick years ago when my throat was not really killing me dead - i.e. I could have stuck it out, but called in sick.)Is that wagging?

    2. LongTimeMother profile image94
      LongTimeMotherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol.Yep, that can count as wagging. Now you're getting the idea!  It would be more authentic though if there'd been no phone call and no hint of a sore throat.

      Stick with me Billie, I'll help round out your education! What do you call it?

  6. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 6 years ago

    If  I was teenager in this time of life definitely my parents would worry more about my whereabouts thing shave changed and not many teenagers are safe in the outside world. I would surely be texting.about daily activities and plans.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I see...because we're more mobile.  I thought my mom who worried so much in the 60s would worry less if I could have called or texted her, but maybe she would have worried more because of more dangers.  Maybe the dangers were always there?

  7. connorj profile image77
    connorjposted 6 years ago

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    What is John going to do with his life; all he is interested is in ice hockey; yet he is still not drafted at 17 and no universities seem interested. Although he had a promising year in junior it seems like he is going no where quite rapidly. He is kind of cute yet he shows no interest in girls. I vote John as most likely to be unemployed in 5 years or at minimum still in college into his 30s.

    NOTE: At age 52 (26 for the 2nd time) John is (presently) still in college. some "things" never change...

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Connorj - your answer is so meaningful and deep I really don't know how to respond.  I have loved being in college and wish I could go again  - except for the tremendously difficult projects and dead lines.  It's all such a mysterious journey, huh?

    2. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Billie, it is a mysterious journey there are so many "coincidences" that invade our time.I believe they are pointing us in the same direction. I have found that place to ponder and discount a whole "lotta" stuff to be the college I profess at...

  8. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    talking about guys dating which girls, etc. Which guys are hot, what's the latest gossips.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This dating thing seems to be universal smile  Fun!  If only we knew then what we know now - (or maybe not - tee hee)

  9. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    They would be texting about grades as we were nerdy. Other subjects would be meeting at church, going to football games, sleepovers, and current boyfriends, and hanging out at the movies where my guy worked. It sounds like fun. Take me back to those exciting days.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cute!  I think teenagers are probably texting the same things. Let's hope!  (I like the hanging out at the movies where your guy worked).   We should have some teenagers tell us what they ARE actually texting.  That would be a cool comparison.

 
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