Thursday, September 3, 2009

This-n-That Thursday

Questions on aging:
  • Where did my metabolism go?
  • When did wine become an instant sedative?
  • How could I drive all the way home from Virginia with my reading glasses on?
  • How high do reading glasses go?
  • When did my belly fat get its own pulse?
  • When did buying a new bra get so exciting? At Kohl's no less?
  • When did I amass this collection of ointments?
  • Speaking of ointments, I wonder if I've put all my dermatologist's children through college yet?
  • Why does it seem like yesterday that I was begging my parents to stay up late to watch The Big Valley?
  • Does anybody remember the song Timothy about some guys surviving a plane crash?
  • Will I ever feel my hipbones again?
  • Why is it that I wouldn't want to be any other age?
What'd I miss?

27 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

It is a sign .. driving and not realizing the reading glasses are on one's nose.

Living on the Spit said...

I am closely approaching the reading glasses stage. I am embracing early signs of aging...through your grace and education program although I don't see ou as old...at all.

LL Cool Joe said...

I found your blog via "Pouty Baby Nonsense" and just had a grin at your list. I was shopping yesterday and realised I could no longer read the price tags on any items. I realised it was probably time to accept that I need glasses!

Daryl said...

Why have legging come back into style? Who has a butt/hips small enough to look good in them now, trust me those same people looked bad in them then.

kim-d said...

Timothy, Timothy...where on earth did you go? Timothy, Timothy...Joe was lookin' at youuuuuu...

Not only do I remember the song, but I also remember that, whenever it came on the radio, my friends and I would turn it up, sing along and then scream "ewwwww!!!" It's a little hard to believe that the guy who wrote "Timothy" also wrote "The Pina Colada Song." I think it's a little ironic.

My belly fat has also taken on a life of its own. Which, I guess, is okay since my posterior has its own ZIP Code. Hipbones? Huh? And that's okay because, maybe, eventually, they will come up with some sort of ointment for all that!

Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy? :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Your metabolism must have joined mine on the lam!!

Decadent Housewife said...

Well. If you had parents like mine, you missed The Big Valley.

I was driving the other day and double checked to make sure I wasn't still wearing Pj's. Seriously.

Keetha said...

I feel perpetually about 28 years old. It's such a surprise to consider my birth year and calculate that I'm about 10 years older. I feel like I did when I was 28. Good or bad? I'm calling it good.

Mango Girl said...

Aging is an interesting process.

I don't know the song Timothy...I have to Google it now...

Enjoy THIS day!

noble pig said...

I think reading glasses go to 2.50+...i'm already at 2.00+. I have totally driven with reading glasses, thinking I was wearing sunglasses and wondering why the sun was so bright.

Marsha said...

What's scary is when one feels that they don't have good vision without their reading glasses...when they become a necessity instead of assesory.

Joanie said...

I swear, I think I wrote this post, I can almost totally relate..except the Virginia part....

Grandma J said...

You were reading my mind, weren't you?

Sandie said...

Good grief...#5 had me laughing out loud. It's true! (Sad, but true nonetheless.) You're so funny and I agree with you fully: I wouldn't want to be any other age.

Happy Thursday!

Linda said...

I could have written this post, but I'm not clever enough! My position, and I'm sticking with it, is, I'm growing old(er), and I like my age too.

Growing old is quite the process. We all think we will do it gracefully, and someone is having quite the laugh at us!

Starwoodgal said...

Where did my metabolism go?
Mine went south - to buttville.

When did wine become an instant sedative?
Somewhere between the 3rd glass and the entire bottle.

How could I drive all the way home from Virginia with my reading glasses on?

This is why they invented 'curb feelers'.

How high do reading glasses go?

When they sell them with a white cane and assistance dog.

When did my belly fat get its own pulse?

Think of Jell-o. It has a motion all by itself.

When did buying a new bra get so exciting? At Kohl's no less?

Leverage vs. gravity.

When did I amass this collection of ointments?

One can never have enough 'ointments'.

Speaking of ointments, I wonder if I've put all my dermatologist's children through college yet?

I often want to ask my dentist if he enjoyed his vacation home in Aspen and when do I get to visit the room with my name on it.

Why does it seem like yesterday that I was begging my parents to stay up late to watch The Big Valley?

Heath! Heath! Where are you Heath?

Does anybody remember the song Timothy about some guys surviving a plane crash?

Nope.

Will I ever feel my hipbones again?

I'm not counting on it myself.

Why is it that I wouldn't want to be any other age?

Because you know better! :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yes!

Nurse Nancy said...

I would not want to be any other age but would love to live a few over again knowing what I know now.

TSannie said...

You are thinking WAY too hard, my friend.

Camellia said...

I remember when I was the youngest person in the dorm at college. And had the invulnerability of youth. What's scary is in my head,I can still do all those things I did then. Lucky for me I have low stamina.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Well, so you are a bit quirky and a bit spacey and that makes the best kind of blogger. Loved the list.

Mary said...

I think MY metabolism is sunning itself on a beach in Cabo... Unfortunately, I can no longer go out in public in a bathing suit... Have a great weekend, Lauren. :)

Asthmagirl said...

I do not want to talk about the blindness that has set in... Or my belly fat... or how easy it is to doze off when I get home from the pub.
But I really wouldn't want to be 20 or 30 again. The 40's were a hoot though!

((hugs))

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Welcome to my world baby!
Dont say belly fat too loud. It makes me giggle!

Deb said...

You're crazy and always make me laugh.
Feeling your hip bones is over rated. I used to think that my protruding ribcage was ugly to look at.
As for glasses, I have reading glasses and computer glasses. I wish I didn't have any glasses.
I never watched the Big Valley. Does that make me weird?

Pouty Lips said...

Ha-ha! Wasn't Timothy a song about canibalism?

Dogwood Diarist said...

maybe I'm too young (43) for a few of those, but the first three are right on!