Rode Hard And Put Away Wet

my God, where do these days go?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Old Before My Time

“You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out of here…” - Paul & John



Eight years and change. Seem like a long time?

We are old in the ways of marriage. Oh, I know that we’re not; not really, anyway. There are plenty of people around who have been married for decades. Decades! And we’re just knocking on the door of our first 10 years (it’ll be 9 in December).

But when it comes to the people we’re around mostly, we’re practically Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn (ask your parents). Not only do we have eight years under our belts, but we have two offspring (offsprings?), one of whom is actually in the second f-ing grade! We’re practically ancient.

I only drink expensive beer and/or Scotch. I smoke a pipe. My favorite concert last year was Simon and Garfunkel. I make a funny noise when I get up off the couch. I’d rather read about matchbook art than delve into a hot button political issue - reading DailyKos just makes me tired. In about a month I’ll have bought my second house!

I guess it should come as no surprise that I’m old - the oldest 28 year old on the planet. I think I’ve been old my whole life. Forgive me, Janna, for dragging you into this.

3 Comments:

Blogger Myles said...

john, i may have to add you to the links again. you old fart.

10:28 PM  
Blogger the hamster said...

yea, but after hume cronyn jumped in that glowing pool with those other geezers, he came home and gave jessica tandy a reason to smile that she had forgotten about for decades. Decades! so see, you're not doing too bad for yourself.

ps. do you have to pay dues to be a member of the AARP?

9:08 AM  
Blogger Bigsun said...

Glad you finally posted slacker!

How's Tenn working out for you?

12:32 PM  

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