How Times Have Changed

"Shopping" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Shopping” Cedar Park, 2016


Tonight’s photo is of my son, Bay, shopping for some new shoes. 👟 On his laptop. It’s strange when I think about it – shopping for clothes online is so common nowadays!

I remember when I was a kid, going to the shoe store and my mom buying us new sneakers. It was so fun! Measuring our feet, trying on all the different shoes, that shoe-store smell, and the cool low seats that had the angled mirrors on them so you can see how the shoes looked from a distance. I suppose you can still do that, but the online option is so convenient, isn’t it?

I watched an episode of the show Stranger Things the other night, and I noticed they used the word “mixtape”. 📼 I told Bay that back in the ’80s, we didn’t have that word. He asked me what word we used, and I just said “tape” and he just shook his head… Also, they described someone as being “mental” which was not an ’80s term at all, at least not in the States. Anyways, I thought it was interesting that they didn’t use more common ’80s terms.

And just another sign that I’m getting older! But still young at heart. 😝

Well, I hope you had a nice Friday, and here’s to a great weekend!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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