We used to be an eclectic group of people living together who shared the same last name and had a terrible habit of watching long TV mystery serials. We still own an obscenely fancy coffee machine and routinely welcome unexpected guests who drop by to visit us. (Note: I, the primary administrator on this blog now, no longer watch movies/TV.)
We used to think about turning the front yard into a concrete slab for extra parking space, since we had so many drivers and routinely entertain large groups of people. Now it’s more plausible that it will be turned into an extended garden of organic vegetables, possibly some chicken coops.
Our family life used to resemble a sitcom, in which we were both the participating characters and the viewing audience. This actually hasn’t changed much except that the house is much quieter and we really only resemble a sitcom when we’re all together.
We used to be famous for doing things in a “BIG” way. Birthdays were pretty much equivalent to a space shuttle launch or the President’s inauguration. Now there are mixed opinions on whether or not we should even give gifts on birthdays, and the celebrations are usually pretty laid back since we’re all aging like fine wine (though sometimes birthdays include fine wine).
We still have a pretty cheesy tendency toward alliteration and other wordplay, especially puns. 🙂