11. Bringing flowers on a first date! It’s so cheesy, but no one has ever brought me flowers.
12. Drive-In Movie Theaters.
13. Traditional animation. A lot of the big animation studios claim it’s too expensive and time-consuming but if you look at their budgets and how long it can take to render CG animated films then it’s about the same difference.
14. Canning and preserving food. I grew up doing this and it’s something I still do. There’s nothing like eating chili in the winter with tomato juice you made yourself or eating homemade strawberry jelly. My friends didn’t grow up in that lifestyle but enjoy when I bring them fresh jelly in the spring.
15. Stores being closed on holidays. It’s dead already but was so much better.
17. That Irish one with the rings that indicate whether or not you’re interested in dating anyone by the way you wear them.
18. Stained glass window-making in the style and quality of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
19. Singing sea chanties.
20. Cheat codes in video games. Very few video games have them anymore. I think the last really big game I played that had cheat codes was Saints Row IV.
Please bring them back.
21. Fixed work weeks.
I’m off on Wednesday’s and Thursdays. I can plan things for those days.
Every job I had before this would give me two days off every week, but I’d never know when they were going to be until the Sunday before. It’s no way to live and it doesn’t make for happy employees.
22. Handwritten letters.
I’m not sad to see the greeting industry die, but I wish it was more common to send handwritten letters. They’re treasured in a way you can never treasure an email. Having something handwritten is also such a meaningful connection (and keepsake if needed).
23. LAN parties.
24. Learning how to live off the land, all these survival foods you buy for hiking, camping, etc, might not always be available. I love watching Primitive Technology on YouTube because he shows how to live off the land without any modern tools. The only modern things in his videos are his shorts and the cameras recording the video.
25. “Home economics” as they used to call it. Learning the basics of cooking, baking, sewing, cleaning and how to manage a household budget. They are useful and important things to know no matter who you are.