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April 19, 2009

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Elizabeth

Thinking about it now, I realize I missed the entire decade of the 90s! How funny..... I was, by that time, trying and failing to have babies, and then succeeding and succeeding and taking care of babies. You don't notice zeitgeists when you are changing diapers. Sounds like I didn't miss much. But since I tend to agree with you almost all the time, let me just say "Little snots! I hate those gen Yers. They don't know what it was like back in the day." There. I feel better now too.

a thousand shades of twilight

No, you didn't miss much. I guess I feel cheated because they were my formative years, but when I think of them,I just feel kind of blank.It just struck me the other day that both the 90s and the 00s are almost over and they seem to have merged into one big, blink of an eye. I am, of course being typically myopic and failing to mention momentous stuff like the end of apartheid. I was also going to mention the Berlin Wall, but turns out that came down in '89 - ha! Take that, 1990s!
It does feel good to vent about the Ys, bless 'em, as dear as many of them are to me. I'm sure there was much cursing about ne'er do well self-absorbed Gen X brats in my day. But I was too busy gazing at my navel to notice!
And on it goes..

claire

Yes, to the above. I was up to my eyeballs in diapers as well, and the entire popular culture thing just washed over me. That entire decade is nothing more than a blur. The only thing I can say about it is that we finished the decade with a surplus. Which G. Bush promptly plundered and then some. The NEXT decade? I could say a LOT about that and the complacency of the American people. But let's not go there.

a thousand shades of twilight

That's a very good point! In my mind the 90s and OOs blur into one another, unlike the 60s, 70s, 80s etc which all had their own distinct characteristics. In retrospect both decades seem to have flown although at the time it seemed as if those lousy governments (Australia's included) had been in power for centuries - it seems like a bad dream now..

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