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Post by Synne » Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:37 pm

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<b>YDOG22000 wrote:</b>
yes, it does sort of have to do with the other thread Synne. She's a character from the soap opera and that's her moniker there and for a reason. There's no way you could know that from this one. I can see how it didnt translate well over to hear. no harm no foul.
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I apologize then. Sorry, sore spot, I just can't stand when people do that. <img src=pix/icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Oh Synne, btw, remember the caasket lining girl from the waterhouse thread??? I was going to the grocery store and feeling kind of down the other day and thought as I was sitting in the parking lot "hey, maybe she'll be in there and we'll have a nice talk"...guess what,she was!!!
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hahaha ya, I hope you spoke about things other than casket linings!

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Post by YDOG22000 » Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:44 am

like i said, no harm no foul. no apology needed it was just a misunderstanding. has anyone surfed generationjones.com yet? yeah synne we talked about non-casket lining topics, in fact, casket lining didnt even come up. she likes my ponytail look, it was a good day to run into her, I needed contact with an old friend. she too is a janeser. which is something i'm really noticing now, people i really click with seem to be jonesers and maybe older xers as opposed to boomers.

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Post by Aardvark » Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:20 am

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I dont think there's any hardline rules about this aardvark. My main focus was about boomers versus jonesers. Whether or not someone is a joneser or an xer seems to be a little different topic than if jonesers are different from boomers. Nonetheless, it bears fleshing out as well. I kind of think the generation jones site, which puts the boomers at 1940-1956, jonesers at 56-64 (thereabouts) and xers after that is about right. I've been told for years that I am a boomer, well, boomer guys are all about 50 + or real close, they wear short hair and ties to the office, they've been in the same job for 500 years, they talk about how things used to be all freakin day, talk about how important they used to be all freakin day, talk about how everyone is too young to know anything all freakin day. THey're veterans (which I'm seriously not knocking) but I was never even old enough to be drafted I think I was 13 or 14 when the draft ended.
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I am mostly just joking around. The whole probelm with these generation things is that generations were originally suppose to be roughly 20 years apart because the average age of a person's first child birth fluctuates between 21-25 in American Society and 20 is a nice round number. The problem is 20 years is a long time and the person born at the begining of the 20 year period and trhe end are usually vastly different, as are the experiences they have. That s why generation such as the "Jonesers" come into being, the baby boomers were a result of hte end of WWII when that effect ended a new generation started, even if age wise it was not...well commercials over time for the superbowl.

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Post by YDOG22000 » Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:00 am

I understand your point about a 20 year spread aardie (if i may) but what i'm talking about is something more distinct. for me, people born in 55 or earlier seem to have considerably different experiences than myself and someone born in 50 or 48, only 8 or 10 years before me is much more like my parents than like me. But see i cant even tell you what year woodstock was, I had to look up the years of the vietnam war and when joplin and hendrix died.

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Post by Aardvark » Wed Jan 29, 2003 1:29 pm

I agree, I think anything as big as WWII is going to effect the very cultural experience of a nation ... including the aftermath of such an occasion (baby boomers) It is part of the reason people growing up during the Depression are often much more thrifty and into finacial security than other people.

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Post by YDOG22000 » Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:20 am

well, the generationjones.com site seems to be back up - it had been down a few days. I've been having fun researching not being a boomer, I dont know, its a relief to not be one. I've always resented being lumped in with them, we have nothing in common. THey watched howdy doody and andy griffith, I am about as old as peter brady, 3 years older than cindy and 2 years older than bobby. I was 11 when the show aired. any andy griffith or gomer pyle was all old black and white reruns. I was 8 when abby hoffman turned 30. One site said we jonesers have been sort of forced to identify with boomers because of a lack of anything in the 70's. I've been pondering this, there was stuff, it sucked, there was that boat off of korea held hostage, the oil crisis, the war in iran, inflation etc. and then it dawned on me, perhaps other jonesers like me have what i can only describe as a drug induced group blackout from about anywhere from 1975-1980. I mean we were always zoned out. Anybody out there care to cop to this???

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Post by YDOG22000 » Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:23 am

Jan brady, I'm the same age as jan brady, well she's 9 days older than me. and guess what, remember she was always the lost middle child!!!! sort of like generation jones :)

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Post by Cocqueroque » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:02 pm

YDOG22000 wrote:Guess what, you're not a babyboomer and you're not gen x. You're whats called a "babybuster" or a "wedgie" wedged in between the boomers and their kids. If this is you, you will really like some of the demographic and cultural information at http://www.babybusters.org. - it's academic and looks like a pretty dead site, but if you are a buster, it will have alot of meaning for you. If you are, please look at the statistics etc. and lets discuss them here. FYI generation x originally referred to those born between 1958 and 1964. Personally, it explained alot of things in my life.

That's a trip. We are the fattest, least employed generation. Don't agree with the short hair thing, as lots of us have long hair, well we did except when the 80's rolled in.
We actually have a lot in common with the baby boomers, but were influenced by the 80's a bit too much.

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Post by Cocqueroque » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:04 pm

I mean we found the least decent jobs after graduating than the previous generations, by far!:eek:

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Re: Born between 1958 and 1968?

Post by Jack09 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:43 am

YDOG22000 wrote:Guess what, you're not a babyboomer and you're not gen x. You're whats called a "babybuster" or a "wedgie" wedged in between the boomers and their kids. If this is you, you will really like some of the demographic and cultural information at http://www.babybusters.orgshuttle Paris . - it's academic and looks like a pretty dead site, but if you are a buster, it will have alot of meaning for you. If you are, please look at the statistics etc. and lets discuss them here. FYI generation x originally referred to those born between 1958 and 1964. Personally, it explained alot of things in my life.
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