Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm getting too old for this.

Lately, a few happenings have made me aware of what a drastic difference a few years make.  I've hit that age where I'm starting to find there are things I'm clearly too old for.  Some of them I do anyway because I'm bull-headed, but that's a different post for another day.  Here are some things I've discovered I'm too old for:

  • Jello shots.  Someone who will remain anonymous on my blog to protect their reputation argued with me one day that you're never too old for Jello shots (the someone is a couple years older than I), but I did not concede.  I'm definitely too old for Jello shots.  
  • Pop music radio stations.  I sometimes turn on the local pop station to learn about what the kids are all listening to and I can usually handle about 2-3 songs before I get so annoyed by what crap it is and turn it off.  My brother-in-law cracked a joke at me the other day about how I complain about "those kids and their damn rock and roll music."  He's right.  I do sound old.
  • Amusement park rides.  I'll ride a couple.  Maybe a roller coaster or two.  That's it.  I get dizzy and barf on anything that goes around.  I have a messed up tailbone that can't handle wild coasters anymore.  The older you get, the less appealing it is to be whipped around like a rag doll until you toss your corndog.  Unless you're my Uncle Dave.  He never has seemed to tire of Kennywood rides.  I guess it's not a genetic trait that made its way to me.
  • Concerts on school nights. We saw They Might Be Giants last night.  It was flipping awesome.  They played "Particle Man."  I screamed.  Amazing!  That said. . . we were out until 11pm.  I get up at 5:30.  I'm too old for that nonsense.  Pass the coffee.

1 comment:

  1. there are things that are inevitable. and no matter how you think about it, the last generation is pretty different with the current.