Old Fashioned


This is actually the weekly photo challenge, but when I read it I started to scream in my head like Donkey in Shrek: “Pick me! Pick me! Me! Me!” so there you have it. Old fashioned – that’s me. I could put a picture here, but I guess words are more suitable to explain why I consider myself old fashioned.

1) I’m the opposite of a fashionista. I have no idea of what’s trendy, and I don’t care. I dress how I like, which usually means an old fashioned look. A part of me is stuck in the 1980s, you see… “we were young, we were free“… ahem, whatever, enough changing somebody else’s lyrics! 🙂

2) I’m technophobe. Before I accept any new technology, it probably reaches version 5 or 6. My cell phone is still only a cell phone, my desktop computer has no web-cam and I still have to buy an e-reader. The only technological things I’m fan of are DVDs and email.

3) I like using my hands. I like handwriting, drawing with pencil and paper (even if I learned some “digital painting”), I like handcrafted things, used to make jewelry with beads (not anymore, being in indie author is full time work, no time for the hobby that doesn’t pay! ;-)) and castles with the sand (if and when you manage to see me on a beach, that is). Oh, and PEN palz, although unfortunately they’re now all on Facebook, so snail mail letters don’t go around much anymore. Sigh.

While rewriting old stories I discovered I was never a big fan of Prince Charming, or better, usually the prince was a spoiled bastard and the heroine (either rich or poor) always fell for someone noble of heart instead of birth. So I guess I’m NOT old fashioned towards men, although up to my 20s I wanted an old fashioned wedding and all that stuff. Not anymore, so that’s ruled out, phew.

I was old fashioned while I was still in the dating game (sort of) as only once in my life I asked a man out (old fashion dictates the man should ask first, ladies, let’s not forget it. Although there are no old fashioned gents left, I’m afraid, so you’ll soon find yourself an old spinster like me).This has changed because I got out of the dating game and don’t care anymore. But I’m sure that if and when I met a guy I’m really interested into (my Muse? ;-)), I’ll probably ask him out. Or maybe not. Some old habits are hard to die.

Anyway, this is old fashioned me. I’m sure I missed something, but well… the post is done. And I even have a picture fitting the challenge – my cell phone and snail mail! 😀

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  1. nikaleeanne

     /  13/07/2011

    Hey Barb, I’m oldf ashioned like you in many ways – and why not? I seem to be stuck in the eighties, with fashion and music. My mobile phone isn’t much fancier than yours and though I have a kindle, I still love old fashioned books. In fact, I love reading old books printed years ago in old fashioned type! I will always try to keep snail mail alive. Is that one of my letters I see in your photo? Too bad it doesn’t have an actual stamp on it – I guess the franking machine at work isn’t exactly old fashioned!

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    • Yep, that’s your latest awaiting reply… after the summer! 🙂 And yeah, I miss old fashioned stamps too… altough it’s my father who has the collection! 😉

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