Its my birthdayApril 18, 2013
I remember my first meeting with the internet. Yahoo chat rooms and Lycos search engines. Do you remember Lycos? It had a black Labrador as its mascot. That Labrador was cute.
I remember what a/s/l means.
I remember doing my homework using Find out More which was a collectable encyclopedia that you got each week from the newsagents. I remember trying to write a paper on Egyptians and having to wait for the next installment to be able to finish it.
I remember when wanting to read a book meant a trip to the library and putting your name on a waiting list.
I remember asking Jeeves lots of questions he could never actually answer.
I remember taping cassettes off the top 40 on the radio.
I remember having a walk man.
I remember the start of Girl Power
I remember the cloning of Dolly the sheep
I remember the birth and death of mini discs.
I remember when DVD’s first came out.
I remember watching Lion King in the cinema.
I remember seeing the fire in Windsor Castle from our house.
I remember the death of Princess Diana and the columbine massacre.
I remember when Liverpool used to be good at football.
I remember when Amazon just sold books.
I owned a pager and a mobile phone that wouldn’t fit in my pocket.
I remember the dial tone from a 56k modem.
I can’t however remember what it felt like to be a teenager.
Some say life begins at thirty.
My one birthday wish is to know how I can stop the next year from going as quickly as this one. I am not that desperate to get to 18th April 2014.