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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
"She's wagging school again! How come she never gets busted??"
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?
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?
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.
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?
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...
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?
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...
talking about guys dating which girls, etc. Which guys are hot, what's the latest gossips.
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.
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