Posts Tagged ‘Age’


May 12, 2020

I’m just a tad pensive today because today is the day that even *I* have to admit that unless something changes dramatically along the way, I can see middle-age on the upcoming horizon from here.

(And no, I’m not in denial.  I know my calendar age,  but assuming it continues to be worth it, I really am planning to live that long.)

I Was Wrong

December 2, 2019

While it’s true that “You’re never too old to make mistakes,” I really thought that by now I wouldn’t be proving and reproving that statement quite so often.

This Is Risky At Any Age (Yours Or Theirs)

July 5, 2018

I witnessed this a while back, but it came back to me today.

People, unless you are an actual child, if a woman of any age asks you for something, never say, “You’re just like my mom!”, particularly if you are younger than said woman, because if you do say it . . .

Run, baby.  Just run!

This Conversation Got Old Fast

April 25, 2018

As further proof that I’m currently hovering around a particular stress level, yesterday somebody made the mistake of trying to play the “Let me guess your age” game with me when I was just not in the mood:

Them:  “Why won’t you tell me your age?”

Me:  “Because I don’t dwell on my age.”  (But thinking Because, stranger, it’s none of your damn business!)

Them:  “I’m going to guess then.”

Me:  “You can guess if you want.”

Them:  “The starting digit . . . 2 or 3?”

Me:  (Thinking Nice try with the lowball there, but no cigar.)  “The starting digit was zero, just like everybody else’s.”

Just . . . Not Today

April 15, 2014

With that said, let me talk about tattoos.

In short, tattoos just aren’t for me. I can admire how a good tattoo can look great on some people, but I’m just not one of those people, and as the years roll by I feel I become less and less one of those people a tattoo would look good on, if you catch my meaning.

Recently though, I saw a gentlemen a few decades my senior showing off his full body tattoos and his (to my mind) comically overlarge piercings. Bluntly, I thought he looked ridiculous.

But you know what?

I would have thought he looked ridiculous like that if he was 20. His age didn’t have anything to do with it, so who knows?

Maybe someday I’ll get a tattoo after all.