In no particular order...
1. I remember when CD players (for music) were the totally new thing. DVD players took awhile after that. I NEVER thought my tapes would become obsolete!
2. I spent my entire childhood and much of my adolescence without access to the internet. Everything was looked up in books. (How did I survive?) AOL was the Big Thing and everyone loved hearing their computer say "You've got mail" as they logged on.
3. Of course, during most of my life (oh up until maybe 6 months ago) the idea of a black president was "Oh it's never gonna happen."
4. Just in looking at old pictures of myself...my wardrobe will make me seem really old. As a baby I'm always wearing 70's fashion. My brother is always wearing little "nutter" shorts with his socks pulled up his calves. Don't forget the two thick stripes on the socks. Then of course came junior high when I started getting my hair permed and wearing two socks at once. If I wore a pink shirt and white shorts then I wore a pink sock and a white sock on each foot and scrunched them down so you could see both colors. And I alternated the combo on the other foot.
5. I'm sure my children will get tired of hearing me say "You know when I went to Gladstone Elementary, this (gesturing across the street) was nothing but strawberry fields!" Of course now where the strawberry fields used to be is the Glendora Home Depot, Sam's Club, Kohl's etc...
There are a few things that make my parents seem old to me...
1. The biggest one that always sticks out in my mind is my dad telling me that when he was a kid Cola was in cans the way tomato sauce is in a can and you needed one of those triangle bottle openers to pop a little hole in the top. That kills me.
2. The fact that when my mother went to school it was mandatory that girls wear dresses unless it was raining. That must have been torture for mom.
3. When my dad was in school, if you were really bad you were sent to the gym teacher and he'd swat your butt once with a paddle. This doesn't make my parents seem old, but it does make me marvel at how things in the school system have changed.