I am once again linking up to 7 Quick Takes Friday over at Conversion Diary. I haven’t made a new recipe since Wednesday night and I’ve been thinking about aging a lot. So…
My 7 Signs That You Are Old
1. You think the show Car Talk on NPR is funny. Much to my surprise, this happened to me a couple of years ago. I was very shocked because when I was a teenager and my mom would listen to the show while cleaning the house, I hated it. And I mean really loathed it, in a “I want to bang my head against something until I pass out so I don’t have to listen to this crap” kind of way. Now I like it. Very scary!
2. You know what the KGB is. I know many people would say that I have used the wrong tense. I would say I have not. I’m a might bit suspicious of our Russian friends. Probably another sign.
3. You can’t stay up past 1:00AM. I’ve always been a night person. And I can still stay up late. But now it wrecks the next day in a way that it never used to. I know you’re all, “You don’t have a job and can sleep in!”. While this is technically correct, there are two problems with this assumption: a. Labrador retrievers in general and Mr. Bingley specifically. He needs to pee. And when he’s done, they both want their breakfast. They will not be denied! b. This usually happens between 6 – 6:30AM, which leads to #4.
4. You can’t go back to sleep once you are up. This never used to happen to me and I don’t appreciate it. I am famous in my family for my ability to sleep forever, and I would like Father Time to GIVE IT BACK! Note to God: I mean this in a non-encephalitis induced sleeping disease kind of way (very scary program on NPR last week).
5. The need to wear gloves when doing the dishes. Obviously, if I were smarter I would have been doing this for years. Instead, I only began recently when the aged appearance of my hands started to freak me out. It also happens that in the last year or so I was noticing the appearance of a certain other blogger’s hands (a famous one) and thinking, “At least my hands don’t look that bad.”. It turns out they do. I’m a horrible human being.
6. Strange hairs in strange places. I debated whether to include this and WILL NOT be descriptive. If you are under the age of 30 or even 35 and are scoffing while you read this, please re-read #5. Be afraid, be very afraid!
7. Acting like your parents. I know this is the ultimate cliche, but it’s true. I have a lovely mother (Hi Mom!) who misplaces things all the time. And 9 times out of 10 when this happens, she jumps to the conclusion that someone stole her stuff. There is no logical reason for this. She’s never been robbed, etc… My siblings and I find this trait extremely humorous. We have been ribbing her about this for years. And now for me: Last summer we were at a baseball game and I decided to look in my purse for my IPhone. It was not there. I quickly became frantic and turned to the husband and said, (you guessed it) “Someone stole my phone!”. The husband rolled his eyes and suggested I look in the car. Of course, it was in the car. When I returned to the game with my phone, I explained that I realized I had just acted exactly like my mother. And a painful death was awaiting him if he told anyone. I’ve lived with this for six months now, and can talk about it without freaking out. Aren’t you lucky?