Thoughts on getting older

May 26, 2008 at 7:23 am Leave a comment

I turn 34 today……………. Ok. Now that the fan fare has subsided, I can’t really say it’s a big deal. I used to get excited about birthdays. Thinking back, I can’t remember when it was that I lost interest. I think it was after Nathan was born. It became more exciting to think about and plan their birthdays and what to get them. As it is, I am still unsure as to what to do today. If I had my druthers (What the heck are “druthers”? Isn’t that such a grandpa type term?), I would end up  in my office  with the door closed working on some old projects that I want to finish. But, knowing this isn’t really an option, my thoughts have been all about what will be fun for the kids. We could go to the zoo, but that would take all day, which would be fine, but we have this new little dog and I am reluctant to leave him home alone all day. Same deal with SeaWorld and LegoLand. So, we will probably go to beach, which would be great except that the weather decided to be lousy. So that slims up our choices even more. What can you do in southern California WITH your pet that’s indoors??

Getting older just sucks. I have become indecisive, easily bored, and apathetic. So, most of the time I am bored cause I can’t decide what to do and really don’t care.

Getting older is annoying too. I have hair growing out of my nose faster than the hair on my head.
plucking has become a part of my life. How depressing.

Getting older isn’t healthy either. I am coming closer and closer to needing to do things like getting a colonoscopy. While it’s a “healthy” to take care of yourself and get checked up, there’s a much higher instance of finding out you have cancer if you have a colonoscopy. I’m just not a fan of that. I just read an histerical article by Dave Barry, one of my favorite satirical writers, about this subject. Please read it here.

Getting older means I get to be more like Dad. I keep going around the house turning off lights grumbling about the electric bill. I keep checking the thermostat to make sure it’s not set too high. If it gets a bit chilly in here, I tell my wife and kids to put on another layer of clothes rather than turn the heat up. I finally understand why we thought Dad was mildly crazy wandering around the house and talking to himself when we were kids.

Anyway, for those of you who haven’t gotten this old, I don’t recommend it.

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