I MUST BE GETTING OLD
They say 60 is the new fifty. Then fifty used to be fricking old. I’m sixty-six and without looking in the mirror there are many signs that I am getting old:
I used to think about sex every 10 minutes; now I have to be reminded once a week.
I used to root for the Yankees as if my life depended on it; now I think, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the Orioles won for a change.” (I KNOW!)
I used to play and practice golf at every chance I had; now it’s “maybe tomorrow.”
I used to want a fast boat, a sports car, a big house, and a ton of money; now I think all of that would involve a lot of work.
I used to want to spend more time with my kids; now an hour with a grandchild will do.
I used to wake up raring to go; now, I wake up needing to go.
I used to think new stuff was really cool; now new stuff pisses me off.
I used to get all riled up over politics; now I figure it’s someone else’s problem.
I used to bowl a lot and I hated the 10 pin; OK that hasn’t changed.
I used to think 21 was young; now a young person is anyone under 45.
I think that Meryl Streep is hot; while Lindsey Lohan is a snot.
I used to invest based on potential for big gains; now high interest rates and big dividends get me excited.
Everywhere I go I see buildings that “Used to be” something else.
When they play “Oldies but Goodies” I’ve never heard of them.
The last thing that makes me positive that I am getting old is….ah…I’ll get back to you on that one.
Oh wow!...can I relate.ReplyDelete
Reminds me of the 3 phases of a mans life: Tri-weekly, Try-weekly, and Try-weakly. ;)
Fifty affected my children; they wailed they were getting old! I wonder what they thing as they close in on it, too. You work with what ya got.ReplyDelete
:) You're very good at these humourous lists. Raring to go and needing to go cracked me up.ReplyDelete
"I used to wake up raring to go; now, I wake up needing to go." You are not alone!!ReplyDelete
I had a really clever comment to make...but I can't remember what it was.ReplyDelete
I am in that same boat with you my friend--where did that boat come from.ReplyDelete
I relate, joe... And I'm only 50...... :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on your POTW and welcome to the club! The newcomers sit over there.ReplyDelete
very funny. :) congrats on your POTW!ReplyDelete
I love the one about new stuff pissing you off!!ReplyDelete
I feel the same
congrats on POTW
congratulations on the POTW! The list is scary because some of these I already agree with and I'm still in my 30's!! :DReplyDelete
Leaving us in suspense at the end. Congrats on the POTWReplyDelete
Ah, geez, I was hoping, upon reading your premise, that I could go through the list and say, "Nope! Not me!"ReplyDelete
You bastard. Now I have to admit that I'm old. However, I'm not quite as old as you, so there's that.
Great, funny stuff. And congrats on the POTW from Hilary.