Grouping people into generations is a way to describe how a portion of our population grew up. When you hear the term Baby Boomer or Gen X, you get a visual of what that person looked like growing up and what they look like now.  Everything from the technology of the time to the entertainment they grew up with.  It groups us together.

There is debate about the years and if the lines should be blurred, but all of us fall into one of these groups.  You may think you don't fit with those "damn Millennials", but if you were born after 1981, sorry...that is the group you are stuck in.

I'm happy I was born in the Oregon Trail generation.  What the hell is that you say?  Only the greatest blog I've ever seen written about the short window that is people like me.  1977-1983.  Those of use born during that time could fall into either Gen X or Millennial, but we really aren't either.  The more commonly used term is "Xennial", but when you are done reading this, check out that story about why we should be called the Oregon Trail generation and you'll understand more of the nonsense I do and say.

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After Millennial came Gen Z which are those born after 1997.  But somebody born in 1998 vs. 2018 are growing up in totally different worlds.  There are numerous reasons why, these kids are growing up in totally different worlds, but at the end of the day, it's one main reason they are different.  On Demand.

Some "experts" (I want to find these people) have started calling those born after 2010 Generation Alpha.  I don't what the hell that means but it's dumb.  Let's go to that kid born in 1998.  They started their very early years with technology.  Computers, cell phones, social media.  They are growing up with it.  But in 2008 when that kid was 10 they still had to wait for a song, a video, a commercial or OMG...a package that would take longer than a day.

My child was born in 2015, and now here we are in 2021 and everything for her is On Demand.  She wants to hear a song, she tells Alexa to play it.  She wants to watch a video, she goes to Disney Plus and watches it commercial free.  She wants to learn something, she Googles it.  She needs new shoes, she orders them (with my credit card!) on Amazon.  She wants to eat...ok, pizza rolls have been on demand for quite awhile.  But you get the point.  Everything is now.  The satisfaction is instant.  Nothing is worth waiting for.  Everything is On Demand.

What will this do to our young children as they get older?  No clue.  I'm not a shrink.  I don't know what this lifestyle will mean for them.  I mean, our parents thought we were spoiled and destroying the world.  Their parents thought the same thing.  Someday parents will be right about "these damn kids".  But hopefully that won't be for my kid.  Hopefully they'll use all this instant technology to do something good for the world.  Or maybe, the On Demand generation will be so happy getting everything they want instantly that they'll get bored having to sit through a 15 second ad on YouTube and give up on their hopes and dreams.

Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!