So, it happened. I have become that guy. The worst part about being that guy is you don't even know you are that guy....or perhaps that is the best part. Ignorance in this case really may have been bliss.
I was happy once. I thought I knew things. I play video games. I have the newest phone. I bought a new laptop. I have a tablet. I knew things. Then one night of excitement shattered my world of glass into a thousand pieces. It was admittedly a small world...only a thousand pieces, but it was mine. And I thought I knew things.
Forget "that night". Let's back up even further. Years ago I realized I wasn't aging well. I pulled my hamstring....lots of times....in a single summer...pulled it so bad it bruised my entire leg....it was not pretty even though I was secretly proud of it!!! But I was aging. Not just in body but in mind.
It was already happening I'm sure long before I realized it. I was turning into my dad. I didn't mean for that to sound like an insult. He's a great guy whom I along with everyone really truly loves and respects. I only mean to say that I was already considering new music to be terrible and too loud.
And that's a bad feeling the first time...when you hear about some hiphop artist that did something stupid on MTV and you have no idea who that person is or exactly what they did (what is twerking??) It's a bad feeling...the first time. Now it has become an everyday occurrence. Who these people are and why they are famous I will never understand (what is a kardashian anyway?)
Anywho, you get the gist of who I have become. And with that realization I aged in my mind. And I was ok with where I was. I'm too old for hiphop...I'm ok with that.
Then "that night" happened. There I was with my girlfriend. Watching a hockey game. Happy. Then it happened. A girl right in front of me took a picture of herself. Then a minute later took another....then another from a slightly different angle...then another from above....then another with a friend...then another with a weird ducklike face....then another...then with a hat on. I was confused.
To my girlfriend I could only utter single words or parts of words "Wah?" "Why?" "Huh?" "The hell?"
She just uttered a single word, "Snapchat."
Like THAT answered my question. I have so many more questions now. "What in theee hell is a Snapchat?"