Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How Old Do You Feel?

Leslie Nielsen passed away last weekend. It seems like the past couple of years there have been a lot of famous deaths that resonated with me. I feel like my parents when I was a kid and they'd talk about a celebrity being gone who I'd never heard of. Lately there are more and more things about me that are reflective of my parents, or in other words, make me feel old. I'd be worried about offending them but while they know I have a blog, I don't think they understand what that means, so I have no fears of them reading this. (Just in case, though, love you guys!)

Things That Make Me Feel Old
  • Going to a concert and making sure I get tickets for SEATS.
  • Going to a concert and leaving early because it's so loud my ears hurt.
  • Deciding NOT to go to a concert because I can't sit. And I think it will be too loud.

  • Hearing Young MC rap about movie tickets costing $5.
  • Talking about when gas was only $1/gallon.

  • Not knowing what Silly Bandz were until September - after they were already banned from schools.
  • I have no idea why kids sing "cha cha cha" in the middle of "Happy Birthday" now?

  • Martha Plimpton playing a GRANDMOTHER on TV.
  • I always think of my parents as being 40. I'M closer to 40 than my parents are.
  • I feel about Lady Gaga the way my parents felt about Madonna.

  • Watching Doogie Howser portray a womanizer.
  • I was talking to a friend about "Stand by Me". She'd never seen it. (Blasphemy! Best. Movie. Ever.) So I told her I owned it and she could borrow it. Then I realized it's on VHS.
  • Watch Eddie Murphy's "Raw". It's not nearly as offensive as you remember it being when it was first released.
  • The Pizza Hut where DH and I had our first date almost 17 years ago closed before we even got married.

  • The TGIFriday's where we had a memorable date (that's for another post!) closed last week. Apparently all the Friday's in town have shut down.
  • The country club where we had our rehearsal dinner burned down yesterday.
  • When DH and I have the choice between sex and sleep, the decision rate is about 50/50.
  • A night when I can stay in and snuggle on the couch with DH and catch up on our DVR that's full of NCIS, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family sounds so much more appealing than a night out on the town.
  • I told a friend that I miss going out dancing. She said we should have a girls' night and go. I told her I didn't say I wanted to go. Just that I miss going. How LAME!!

So many others, but that's enough for today. It's 5:15pm. Past my dinner time. Ready for bed.


L. Eleana Johnson said...

I feel you on the dancing. I always say I want to go out, but I'd much rather have friends over for a drink and call it a night. Lady Gaga, Niki Minaj, and all these newbies are killing me. But I heart Madonna, she's in a league of her own.

Lisa said...

Funny! Just tonight, Jimi and I were watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Lily, and remarking how spoiled "kids these days" are because Lily didn't know what a commercial was! We're always watching Nick Jr on-demand or using our dvr to fast forward through the commercials.
On another note, I really enjoying reading your blog. You're a great writer!

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Thanks, Eleana! I know, no matter what these new gals do, there will never be another Madonna.

Lisa, I know! We struggle with the commercial thing, too. :) I'm glad you're enjoying the blog!!

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Ok, if you'll pardon me know, I'm just gonna go powder my wig and rinse out my gartered stockings in the sink.


Did not lead a big giant list of reminders!

(Ironically, I was having that same Eddie Murphy thought recently, though.)

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

It's a really sad statement on how desensitized we've become to crassness, isn't it? Don't worry, Lori, I'll help you onto your Rascal before I get my walker out...

Liz said...

Leslie Nielsen makes me sad, too. Naked Gun was part of my youth!

Looking at any gossip mag makes me feel old because i don't know who more than half of them are.

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