Being a curious soul, I love discovering new things and thoughts, but this week I somehow felt more out of touch than curious. It’s been a few years since I wandered through a mall on a hot summer morning and somehow I missed hearing about the creation of a “6,000 square foot photography funhouse” at the Detroit Selfie Museum.
I’ve been envious of the recent concert announcements in our area for Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton, but after reading about the Ticketmaster “Official Platinum” method of ticket buying (The Case Of The $5,000 Springsteen Tickets), I’ll continue to pass on concert tickets during these days of avoiding crowds and the fear that I could easily purchase an outrageously priced ticket in a moment of excitement. Thankfully I can afford to listen to all my favorites on the nature trails.
While I love to stay up-to-date on dessert trends like trying a Fruity Pebbles candy bar or adorable Bundtinis (just love that name),
I’m a little behind on fashion trends at the mall, including that some of my pop vending machines have been replaced with eyelash vending machines.
I often read about all the changes now taking place in offices across the country due to the pandemic and, honestly, thank god I can currently remain out of touch on the trails and miss out on Zoom meetings or trying to understand why there are Zoom “caves.”
Now, if I could find some cool time machine,
I might go back and tell my younger self to be more interested in the guys playing Dungeons & Dragons, because my middle age curiosity about TV trends has me thinking after watching Stranger Things that they were much more fun than I thought back in the day.