Jun 14, 2007

Ok, I AM getting old...

Hmphhhh.... there are some signs out there. I *may* be getting older. Not really sure about that yet, but again, there are some symptoms... I rather don't go into details.

Now, I may be getting old but what about grown up? Yesterday, while waiting at the dentist office, reading his office newsletter (yeah, they have one) I came across this list:

20 Signs that You've grown up
  1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them
  2. You keep more food than beer in your fridge
  3. 6:00 AM is when you wake up, not when you go to bed
  4. You hear your favorite song in the elevator
  5. You watch Weather Channel
  6. You go from 130 days of vacations to 14
  7. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualifies as "dressed up"
  8. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up
  9. You are the one calling the police because the kids next door won't turn down the stereo
  10. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you
  11. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore
  12. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers
  13. You take naps
  14. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one
  15. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach
  16. A $4 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff"
  17. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time
  18. "I can't drink as I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again"
  19. 90% of the time you send in front of the computer is for real work
  20. You read this entire list looking for one sign that doesn't apply to you

So the green bold ones apply to me. Five over 20, but on my defense, I believe that just two really count. Because yes I do hear my favorites songs on the elevator, but I have always loved oldies, songs that were written before I was born. And I watch the Weather Channel BUT I LIVE in Florida, WHAT DO YOY EXPECT? Hurricane season is not a joke...

Last but not least I NEVER considered a $4 bottle of wine "pretty good stuff". Not even in my 20's!

Anyway. I am either 25% grow up if we count all the green ones or 10% grow up if we count the two ones that I believe really apply. Not so bad considering that I have been on earth for more than 4 decades. So I may be getting old, but I am not fully grown up... phew! :D

How about you? Old, grown up or still a baby?

1 comment:

Pau said...

-No te vas a dormir sin antes lavar los platos,
-Pasas un trapo de piso “solo para levantar pelusa”.
-Le das un “besito” a cualquier botella con alcohol y como excusa enunciás un mentiroso “para aplacar el frío”
-Tenés cantidades industriales de sales digestivas, pastillas de carbón, laxantes, analgésicos, gasa, termómetro.
-La pasas realmente mal si te quedas sin Alplax
-Empezás a comprar cualquier producto “reducidos en algo”
-Patéticamente repetís “en mi época, esas cosas no pasaban” (aunque ÉSTE sea TU momento)
-Siempre sale la misma vieja anécdota cuando te juntas con amigos.
-Te regodeás con un plan de viernes a la noche que supone ...dvds y comida casera.
-Los últimos 3 pares de zapatillas que compraste son Converse botitas.

:( y tanto más...