i LOVE this thread, and totally laughed out loud at the disparities in cultural/age references...
i am going to avoid doing what i did earlier this year when working with a group of 21-24 year olds (um...one was born during my freshman year in high school...ouch....)
so there we are, chatting about what we majored in during college....and one guy says "i made up my own major, it was philosophy of blah blah and globalization blah blah"...
so i say,
"wow! that's cool! globalization wasn't even a WORD when i went to college!" [hand clapped over mouth. deer in the headlights look. dammit dammit dammit]
"wait...so how old ARE you?"
i am torn between being upfront about my age, and just letting people assume what they want. i am 37, but i easily pass for mid-20's. i don't want to look like i was trying to hide something, or like a chump, if people ask a direct question, like when did you graduate college, and i don't answer it as directly. (yes dear, that would be 1990. not 1990-something, just 1990.)
now i can't WAIT for my own orientation to start!