Sunday, November 19, 2006

another day

How observant are you?


C'mon, look around...notice anything different? Look up...keep going...your getting warmer...yep...that's ramblings are now from a "51" year old wife and mom.

Yesterday, I turned another page in the book of Cruisin-mom.


Funny, it smarts just a little more than 50. Don't get me wrong...I'm not unhappy to be here. In fact, I love my 50's. It's just so damned weird to say...

"I'm in my 50's".

How can it be? "And yet, everything around me and about me, tells me I am in my 50's:

I flash.
I have grey hair (well, under the brown dye).
People in their 40's call me "ma'am".
The kid at the movie theatre offers me a senior ticket.
I don't sleep at night.
I remember with great clarity, the Beatles visit to Ed Sullivan.
I voted just a "little" Republican (but mostly Democrat) in the last election. (HORRORS)
I prefer to go out to dinner at 5:00 rather than 8:00.
People are talking to me about their bowel movements.

It all points to the "50's".

But it's okay, because I'm not alone. The planet is lousy with baby boomers. And we happened to see one of them last night doing a one-woman show.

Carrie Fisher (princess Leia), just turned 50. She is performing a brilliant one woman show at the Geffen theatre in Westwood, CA. called Wishful Drinking.

We arrived at the theatre about 45 minutes before show time, and thank goodness we did. What a people watching lalapalooza it was. We even saw Carrie Fisher enter the theatre right through the front doors, as they have no artist entrance at the Geffen.

Rob Reiner (Meathead to those of you old enough to remember All in the Family), was in the lobby waiting too...he did, afterall, direct Carrie in my favorite movie When Harry Met Sally.

Her show covered her life, from her birth into Hollywood royalty (Debbie Reynold's and Eddie Fisher...or as she put it for the younger people..."the Brad and Jen of this era, with Angelina Jolie being their Elizabeth Taylor")...through her pivotal role in Star Wars, her marriage to Paul Simon, her boughts with drug abuse, rehab, mental illness, the gay father of her child...right on up to the present.

She was funny, engaging, heartwarming, and who knew she could belt out a tune?

And...Mr. Cruisin managed to once again...LISTEN!

I mentioned that I'd love a digital camera for my bday, and what did he do? He surprised me with the Canon powershot and a printer to boot!

Now, although this camera seems to have every possible function known to man...
don't expect any pics of me.

For some odd reason, they left off the "make the 51 year old broad look 25 again"



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweetest Mom!!!!!
Your Post was wonderful!!!

Frumstar said...

Happy Birthday Lady! And you're only as old as you feel inside....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, c-m! Just remember... you're still hot, but in the good way! ;)

Shira Salamone said...

Happy Birthday, and many more, from another "olde lady" of 57. :)

Anonymous said...

Yom Huledet Samayach!

Doctor Bean said...

I don't think your list makes you as old as you think. Most of them apply to me, too:

I have grey hair. No dye.
People of all ages call me "sir" especially in my white coat, which irks me because that's not my title.
I don't sleep at night because I'm getting paged.
I remember with great clarity the Challenger disaster.
I voted only for Republicans in the last election. The down-the-line Democrats are my Jewish patients in their 60s and 70s. They still think they're voting for FDR.
If I haven't had dinner by 6 pm I get downright irritable.
People are talking to me about their bowel movements all day long.

And I'm just 38, but I guess I'm a 62 year-old trapped in the body of a 38 year-old.

Happy Birthday!

torontopearl said...

Randi, all the best. You're only as old as you feel, photos or not.... I think you're feelin' pretty good! Keep it up.

Baleboosteh said...

Aawww, Happy Birthday Cruisin!

Gosh in about 2 weeks time I will be writing just about the same post (my 30th).

Hope you had a good day!

Val said...

Cruisin, it's just a number, but I have to say that I like knowing that though it's only a couple of years, you're still older than I!
Happy Birthday!

marallyn ben moshe said...

a are still a baby!!! mazal tov cruisin...enjoy every second...the best is yet to come...loved the post

Ezer K'negdo said...

Happy birthday! (or as my sons would say, Happy Birthday Mrs. Chicken-Nugget-Head :-))

cruisin-mom said...

TOWIK: thanks!

frumstar: insides feel pretty that's good.

RCJ: thanks!!!

SS: 57 ain't old :)

elie: translation please (I hope you said happy birthday!!)

Doc: once again you have me cracking up :)

T.P.: thanks!!

baleboosteh: I remember 30, that's when I got's just so scary to say it was 21 years ago.

Val: you'll catch up to me soon :)

mbm: thanks for the wishes

E.K.: excuse me, but it's "Mrs. In and Out Burger" to you.

Ezzie said...

I'll make you a deal. Pics of Elianna for pics from your birthday. :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry - always forgetting to translate! Yes, it is "Happy Birthday" in Hebrew!

cheated are the clouds said...

Cruisin simply too funny, but if you don't mind me saying, you need to read the instruction book a little closer on your new camera, as it does have that mode on it, it is called edit, simply take a picture of yourself and scan a picture of you in your thirtys and cut and paste your head onto your gorgeous 51 year old body, you have just converted your self in to a thirty year old and the best part no one will know, maybe mr cruisin, as he has studied your looks for maany years and may notice the difference, awesome post

Mia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a fantastic birthday-weekend! Well, if we can´t see a picture of you (and I am sure you are looking awesome), I hope to see pictures taken BY you!!!

When I read your blog and your comments I never realize your older than me :) Just be as old as you feel in my eyes you are just my age.....

Wendy said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! I've been so sick - I was thinking of you over the weekend & didn't write until now - sorry! Happy, happy, happy!

cruisin-mom said...

Ezzie: I don't know about that...Elianna is tough competition. (of course I do have more hair)

Elie: thanks...I figured :)

CATC: Hey, thanks, I like that idea.

Mia: you are sweet...okay, from now on I'm only 38.

Wendy: I'm so sorry to hear how sick you were all weekend...and you had your little guys bday to celebrate...hope you were able to. Thanks for the wishes. Hope you're on the mend.

Jack's Shack said...

Happy birthday.

wanderer said...

I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say you flash... You could get arrested for that y'know!

Happy Birthday Cruisin' Mom!

cruisin-mom said...

jack: Thanks :)

Wanderer: Please, a girl's gotta have fun somehow! thanks for the wishes.

Neil said...

I'm SOOOO sorry I missed your birthday. Happy very belated b-day to a fine cruisin' mama!