Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen Things that make me
feel 50 years older than I actually am

1…Having to switch the radio station half way through Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back" because it gave me a headache.

2...Actually looking forward to watching political news at night.

3...Having my twelve-year-old niece ask, "Who's Brooke Shields?"

4...One alcoholic drink puts me asleep--and usually under the table.

5...Not being able to have coffee or any caffeine beverage after 2 PM

6...Bedtime is now 9PM--unless I violate #5

7...Watching American Idol and hearing them announce "Fergie", then expecting Sarah, The Duchess of York to walk out on stage.

8...Text Messaging is too confusing for me.

9...Gravitating toward bigger cars.

10...Not having to pluck my eyebrows any more, but fill them in.

11...Weighing the same I did in high school, but not being able to fit in the same clothes. (How does that happen?)

12...Having the weather be 60 degrees and sunny, but still needing a parka.

13...Almost calling the police on some teenagers who I thought were playing "too rough" at the playground.


Sad, isn't it?



25 comments:

Gina Ardito said...

Sad, but hysterical, in a "Oh, my God, I so understand where she's coming from" kinda way.

Next week is my daughter's Sweet Sixteen, and while reviewing her music list with her, I found myself thinking, "Four hours of noise. Whatever happened to 'music'?" And I swear the voice inside my head sounded just like my mother's!!!!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL #7, #8, #10. Great list.

Elle Fredrix said...

LOL. Oh, so true. Great list.

I recently pointed out to a friend that whenever our circle decides to get together and do something, we'll end up sitting on our butts. We go to a movie, we go out to dinner, we go to a play.
We sit on someone's deck, or in their living room. We never do stuff like go to the park and play a game of ball, we never go dancing. All we have the energy for is sitting and eating!

Chicki said...

Oh, that was a good one!

I can relate to all of these, but agree wholeheartedly with #1, #4 and #5. In fact, yesterday I drank a Godiva chocolate cofee drink at about 5 PM and I was up until midnight!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

LOLOLOLOL hilarious list. I'm the same way with caffeine, too!

Jennifer McK said...

*groan* I can sooooooo relate to this.
One more. Calling the cops on a house for having a loud party at 1am.

Sigh.

imogen howson said...

#7 :-)

Rashenbo said...

LOL! I'm only 29 and a lot of those I match already! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing these bits of yourself!

Ciar Cullen said...

OMG, at 49.9 I totally identify with every single one of these! You had me cracking up :o)

Um, add to that putting on my glasses to read the freaking wavy letters to add this post...

Tilly Greene said...

Ummm, something wrong with in bed for 9? [looking around for any hecklers] Yup, I'm with you on some of those, but I don't feel older, its everyone else who has it wrong :-)

Emma Sinclair said...

I was watching Vh1 yesterday (which automatically makes me feel old) and they kept referring to things that I remembered clearly as "a quarter century ago."

Damn it.

Robin L. Rotham said...

LOL! I can relate to too many of these, esp. #1 and #7.

How about when strangers coo at your youngest child, then point to you and ask, "And is this your grandma?" (That was the first time I ever felt the urge to lay out a little old lady...)

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

# 7 made me laugh out loud

Crystal Jordan said...

I don't pluck my eyebrows, I weedwhack them. It could be worse.

Heather said...

LOL -- great list. I think this is one many of us can relate to.

Dayna_Hart said...

*raising hand*

#1 had me yelling YES!

I'm adding: I don't understand some of the slang my kids are using.

And Myspace. Myspace makes me feel old. *sigh*

Shelli Stevens said...

Okay I love that Fergie one! LOL. But I have to say, I'm a news buff and have been since I was 18. :)

Gwen Hayes said...

Yeah...why can't I have more than one drink anymore without needing a nap and getting a headache?

shelley said...

LOL - the loud music is the one that gets me. Great list!

Kissa Starling said...

Oh goodness, isn't this true. I especially liked the one about text messaging- never done it never will?

Diana Castilleja said...

OMG!! That is toooo funny!

I have to turn off music becuse I don't want the boy to hear the fake orgasmic sounds of the singer! Oy! LOL

Alcohol - Yep same page there.

How about hearing myself or my hubby say the exact same things we heard as children? Happened last night! Cleaning his room and hubby is like "you missed the book, the shoes, the car under the bed..." Nitpicking it a piece at a time. I had to swallow the groan that was hiding behind the laughter...!

she said...

What really disturbs me about this list is that I can relate to a lot of the items on this list - I refuse to give up coffee that early in the day - and I'm only in my 30's. *sigh*

I don't remember becoming an old fogey!

Ember said...

Eep. Way too many of those hit me right at home.

Except I'd like to get Justin's Sexyback, maybe, just for a bit...

Annalee Blysse said...

I can so identify with some of these! LOL.

Glynis said...

Oh I love your list! I smiled at each description you gave, I can relate to them all.