Anonymous said: Am I too old for Tumblr?, as I'm 29 and fast approaching 30, though I've been tested and have the mental age of 14, but I have to pretend I'm older and grown ups my actual age talk about stuff I can't deal with (relationships, bills, sex) and tumblr is a nice refuge
30+ tumblr needs to make a power grab at some point. fuck your disney princesses, i want to see posts about the first time you realized ‘the monkees’ show on nickelodeon was an old tv show and that the monkees weren’t young and cute in real life anymore. i want to hear more from people who grew up in a pre-spongebob universe and used a rotary phone.
I’m not 30 yet but I will hand my tumblr over to my olderlords
They’re 30, not 50.
As someone over 30, I have to point out that I did actually use a rotary phone at one point (and I’m a lot closer to 30 than 50).
Of course, I was five and we were living with my grandmother at the time.
I’ve used a rotary phone! And answering machines and cassette players and record players. And Atari. I’m 29.
Likewise, I didn’t have an Atari tho. I had a Commodore! (28 here)
We had a rotary phone until I was like 13 - but my parents are cheap. :-). Atari was the ONLY gaming system we ever owned bc my mom figures out pretty quickly that that shit was worse than crack. So I got addicted to space invaders and the worm game instead. Word.
I’m 29 and we had a rotary phone in our house growing up. Of course, most of my friends had no idea how to use it, so we were unusual.
I’m 33 and we had TWO rotary phones. But we also walked to school barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways. Such was the past.
My dad had a black rotary phone from college which I took to college my junior year because goddamnit, Carrie Bradshaw made it look so cool and I was going to have my first quasi-apartment. Of course, I needed a second phone because the rotary phone had no ringer and I’m pretty sure it resembled the phone used in this scene of Goodfellas which was supposed to take place in 1980:
That said, I did keep a toploader VCR that was older than I am until M begged me to throw it out when we moved out of our New Haven apartment, so maybe I just love old technology.
30 since January and ain’t it just grand.
My Granny has a rotary phone when I was a kid and it was the coolest thing to make calls on.