Posts Tagged ‘Aging’

Just Please Give That Horse An Extra Carrot For What Has Been Asked Of It

June 23, 2022

Change is a part of life, and body changes can be a big part of that . . . literally in some cases.

Even so, so long as you’re healthy, don’t sweat it too much if you find yourself putting on some pounds. Your true friends will be sympathetic even when that sympathy is also accompanied by sympathy for the horse you’re riding.

Someday That May Change, But Not Today

October 13, 2021

Today I proved once again that I’m still the type of person who when my watch isn’t reporting my heart rate, I will tap the watch, not my chest.

You Have No Idea

May 12, 2021

This is the time of year that I look back and think, “I’m not the man I was, nor am I the man I could have been, and I am still so happy about that!”

It Just Confused Them When I Was Ten

May 8, 2019

With my birthday approaching (and having reviewed my last few entries here), I am pleased (in a backhanded sort of way) that I’m finally getting old enough for people to expect me to be as crotchety as I am.

“What Do You Mean Antiques? They Were New When I Bought Them!”

December 13, 2016

When I was a kid I used to love playing with the deck of cards my grandfather kept up in a top cabinet.  The cards at my house were always new and stiff, but these cards were broken in, soft, and yellow from age.  In my young mind they were “grandfather” cards.

Last night my son asked to play a card game with me, so I brought down my deck of cards from the top closet, and I couldn’t help but notice how nicely the cards were broken in, soft and . . . yellow from age . . .

Well . . . at least I finally have the style of cards that I like, so it’s not all bad.

Tales From The Diner (Part Three)

November 23, 2016

Sadly, the gentleman failed one of my personal touchstones for if I would consider my living to that age “successful.”  When a young girl at another table said, “You look good for a hundred and one,” he just nodded and smiled in a way that made me doubt he really understood what she’d said.

For the record, the correct response to a statement like that is “No, I either look good . . . or I don’t.  Which is it?”  (At your option, The “No” can be replaced with an expletive, and rest assured that I will choose that option if you ever say something like that to me!)

“What’s A Cassette?”

January 12, 2016

In the wake of David Bowie‘s passing, someone whose identity I shall keep confidential was telling me how they had used “As The World Falls Down” as a meditative focus since “the cassette came out,” but if anybody wanted to know if that was a long time or not, they’d have to look up when the movie was released.

“No, they won’t,” I said.

She Was Talking About Buying Insurance. I Wasn’t.

December 24, 2014

“People our age are cheaper than people in their 20’s,” L’s mother announced the other day.

“Isn’t that just the way of the world?” I sighed.

This Is Now Destined To Become A Running Joke

September 25, 2014

Me:  How old are you?

L:  I’m two years old.

Me:  No, you’re not.  You’re three years old, almost four years old.

L:  But I run away from four years old and three years old.  Now I’m two years old!

Me:  Have you been talking to your Uncle Matt again?

Tale Told By Request

September 23, 2014

The other day I picked up a small bottle of wine at the grocery store, prompting the cashier to stare at me mock-inquisitively before playfully asking if I was really “old enough” to make such a purchase.

“Oh, please!” I snorted.  “The number of years added up that I’ve been asked that question are ‘old enough’ at this point.”