You know you are living in the 21st century when ...
. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
. You call your son's beeper to let him know it's time to eat. He e-mails you back from his bedroom, "What's for dinner?"
. Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.
. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.
. You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains Echinacea.
. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.
. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
. Every commercial on television has a web site address at the bottom of the screen.
. You buy a computer and 6 months later it is out of date and now sells for half the price you paid.
. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.
. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and takes planning.
. Cleaning up the dining room means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of your car.
. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
. You consider second day air delivery painfully slow.
. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
. Your idea of being organized is multiple colored Post-it notes.
. You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.
. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
. You get up in morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your way back to bed.
. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)