Monday, November 7, 2016

Millennial teaching Grandma

So, umm this picture just describes it all, if I do say so myself. This here is my lovely grandma at 90 years old, but she doesn't look a day over 25. My weekend came to a close when I went to her house to surprise her on my Chicago visit, a few days prior to the Cubs killing it at the World Series and a day after my beautiful friend Karen married the love of her life. Yup, we clean up well.

My grandma as adorable as she is, does not know the meaning of any technology, including how to use an actual phone instead of her old school dial up one and when I come visit, she asks me to put Raymond (From Everybody Loves Raymond) or Jerry Springer on the TV. Also she no longer has that dial up phone. So in this picture I am actually sharing photos from the wedding with her. I can't imagine what it is like to be 90 years old and to have seen such a world of technology change and television go from Black and White to Color, and UHF/VHF to having 1,000's of channels. I wonder if we will ever go back to a simpler time. That's enough of my rant of "When I was your age....."

For the longest time I didn't know I was a Millennial kid until discovering that the cut off age is actually between 33 and 34 so that puts me just a tad below but still in that category. Since I didn't quite know the definition of what it means to be a true Millennial, I asked the one "person" who would know, Siri. At first Siri and I got into a fight because she produced the wrong results of "Millennium." Let's try this again. "Siri, what is a Millennial?" In which, that dumb broad still gave me the wrong answer and hence why I am now changing Siri, to a sexy sounding British man. May'be he will get the job done better. This time I asked "Hey Siri?" In which he responded "Yes, Kristine?" Much better. "Hey Siri, what is a Millennial KID?" Now we are finally getting somewhere. Producing results from Forbes magazine I found a few things out. Thank you

1) Millennials expect technology to simply work- so you'd better make sure that it does.

I think my entire weekend of non stop snap chatting at my friends wedding sums that one up. But hey at least we didn't do it in the Church. Respect!  My friend did make a solid point on that note, and I quote, "Why can only one person at a time be Hello Kitty?" If you have used the new Snap Chat filters, you will understand what I am talking about. So hey Snap Chat if for some crazy reason you are reading this, that type of technology is simply just not going to work for us. And I also have to point out that my friend who said that (No names will be mentioned on this one. ) is actually dare I say it NOT a Millennial. I guess the world of Snap Chat Users is just getting more and more demanding.

2) Millennials are a social generation-and they socialize while consuming (and deciding to consume) your products and services.

Basically, I think I can sum this up as watch out because we Millennials can put you out of business quickly with the drop of a 2 star rating on Yelp or Uber. Scratch that, most Uber drivers are Millennials. Heck they started it.

3) They collaborate and cooperate with each other, and when possible, with brands.

Basically, "I love you, you love me." Barney and Kum ba yah and all that stuff. Oh and let's not forget for my fellow ravers out there PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) thank you EDC for bringing that into my life. Probably one of the best weekends of my life besides this past one standing up in my friend's wedding and Chicago winning the world series.

And another we love each other photo that pretty much sums up our friendship. Also if you look closely we can't even be bothered to put our phones down for a picture.

Oh yea where were we? And yes I actually write like I talk with no filter and a whole lot of nonsense.

4) They're looking for adventure (and whatever comes their way)


I love this one because I love to travel. Hey being a Millennial doesn't sound so bad. I thought it was all ME, ME, ME and crap but so far Forbes is making us sound pretty ok.

And here is the last one

5) They're passionate about values-including the values of companies they do business with.

This is why we have amazing companies like the Honest Brand thanks to Jessica Alba. And I am too tired and lazy to look up if Jessica is in fact a Millennial. I guess I could ask Siri again, but we seem to get into too many fights late at night when I am half awake and slurring my words.

And on this Millennial note, some special endorsements from my You Tube videos that my friend Denise I have been making together. You waited long enough, so here are cute girls eating weird food. I'm sure this has never been done before. As always, if you like what I write, please continue to follow me and tell your friends. I promise there will be more videos, photos and randomness.

Kristine Angela

So many ways to follow me, I am such a Millennial!