Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Take a Picture it Will Last Longer... remember that expression? You'd say it when someone was staring at you (for better or for worse). For some, it was the same era when you would shout STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME. Well people, please take this opportunity to throw (if you didn't already like twenty years ago) these outdated retorts out (for those of you concerned about the Earth, you may take this opportunity to recycle them). Done? Ok, so the other night, Alex and I were trying to leave a restaurant, but the man was in awe of the juxtaposition of the clouds, birds, and whatever else was in the sky. So I say (in a sassy tone like "can we leave already") Take a picture it will last longer. And Alex does, he takes out his Iphone, and snaps about twenty shots of that baby (by "baby" I mean the sky). Every single angle, it took forever, I learned my lesson about outdated sass. Now I know the person who made up the expression "take a photo it will last longer" was probably, six years old, and most likely not a psychic... but come on. Remember when Bob Dylan said the times they are a-changin'? He had know idea, no idea at all. Will someone please key me in on appropriate child slang these days? Are kids shouting Take a Twitter it will last longer or STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK MY BONES AND SO WILL FACEBOOK?