I found this list on the internet somewhere, put a few personal tweaks on it, and am passing it on to you all.
You know you're living in the 21st century if:
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to send this list (after you've copied and pasted it into an e-mail).
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.
AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at yourself.
Number 8 hit home with me. Two days ago, I left the house without my cell phone (something that I only began using about two years ago) and very nearly turned around to retrieve it. I didn't. It was quiet that day, and, yes, I had messages when I returned home. Strangely, though, the world did not end.
Also, I do still play solitaire with real cards. I like the sound of the cards slapping down on the table. (I play hard.)