Five on Friday: Five Things I Miss From the Old Days

Happy Friday! So today, I’m going to come across as pretty darn old. There are just some modern conveniences that don’t hold up to their outdated counterparts. Today I talk about five older items that I truly miss as I link up for Five on Friday!

1. Typewriters

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Yep, I used to use a typewriter. In fact, I typed up a scholarship essay on one in my senior year of high school. Sure, it’s MUCH easier to clean up mistakes on a computer, but there is nothing more satisfying that hearing the pounding of the keys when you’re typing away on a typewriter. And that ding at the end of each line? That’s when you really knew you were cookin’!

2. Phones with Cords

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Some people still have these, but it seems to be rarer and rarer. I remember for my tenth birthday, I got my own phone for my room. It was pink (OBVIOUSLY) and the keys lit up! As someone who paces when I’m on the phone, having a cell phone is clearly more conducive to my lifestyle, but pushing an “end” button to hang up on someone isn’t nearly as fulfilling as slamming down a receiver.

3. Cassette Tapes

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Again, some people still have these, but do you remember back in the day when you would wait FOREVER for your favorite song to come on the radio so that you could hit “record” for your Super Awesome Songs Mix? Just me? Cuz I’m the oldest person ever? Okay, fine.

4. Be Kind, Rewind

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VHS tapes were certainly a pain in their own right, but didn’t you always feel a little better about yourself when you would rewind the tape before bringing it back to the store?

5. Double Dare

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Okay, this isn’t a object, but it’s something from the old days that I TRULY miss. I really and truly think that if Double Dare were still on television that I would watch it everyday. Trivia plus the intensity of beating an obstacle course at the end of the show??? Sign me up! Side note: we got the Double Dare board game for Christmas one year…it didn’t hold a candle to the show.

What do you miss from the old days?

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