Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Put another candle on my birthday cake...I'm another year old today

What's a cheap way to get people to comment on your blog? Well, remind them it's your birthday.

Yep, had to go and change my age at the top once again. When I started this thing, I was 50.

I still love ice cream. I still love t.v.

I'm much achier than I was 3 years ago. Probably not much wiser. I'm skinnier, so that's a good thing. Even with all that ice cream and sitting on the couch.

My son brought me home a quart (not a pint, that smart boy) of chocolate Haagen Dazs last night...so there goes the skinnier.

When my grandparents were this age, I thought they looked so much older. That's because they did. They were gray, and dressed matronly, and thought and spoke old.

But not me....uh uh, no gray here. No matronly clothes. Hey I even watched the final show of MTV's TRL...doesn't get much cooler than that does it?

When I look in the mirror, I'm not sure who or what I see. I don't think I see a 25 year old anymore. But I certainly don't see a 53 year old.

I am much more tired, and that scares me. I suppose it's because I work hard...my job takes alot of emotion and heart. I never imagined I'd be doing work so gratifying though, and for that I feel grateful.

I can still make my husband laugh, so I suppose that's a good thing at the age of 53.

My kids, well, I imagine that what they see when they look at me is a tired old woman.

I wonder if all kids should have a Back to the Future or Field of Dreams moment, where they get to see their parents as they were when they were young, and fun, and full of life.

Well, I think I've rambled long enough. It's time to go and get my annual birthday breakfast donut...a tradition I started on my 50th.

So, I leave you with this little story, which seemed appropriate as I reach this ripe old age of 53.

Oh, and don't forget to comment :)

A stunning senior moment
Apparently, a self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one', the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. 'The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. Our space probes have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell phones , computers with light-speed processing...and more.'

After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows: 'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young........so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little snot, what are you doing for the next generation?'

The applause was amazing.....


Elie said...

Happy birthday! You're six years, and couple of weeks ahead of me.

HeyJoe said...

Happy Birthday CM.

I don't know if I fall into the arrogant little snot category or not. You've got me by 10 yrs, but I feel you on the Field of Dreams moments. I'm afraid my kids will not remember the days when dad had some energy, such as it is. Hell, I can barely remember them myself.

Did I say Happy Birthday? OK, now go and enjoy it.

torontopearl said...

Happy Birthday to you...and your
53-year-YOUNG self!

Ezzie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm the little snot-nose, but we always kept our noses clean. :)

Great story!!

Val said...

Great story... and I always am amused by people OLDDER than I am!!! Thank GOD for people older than I am! heheheheheh!

happy Birthday... thank goodness it's your birthday, as Lord knows WHEN you'da blogged again! ;)

cruisin-mom said...

Elie: thanks for rubbing it in!

Hey Joe: thanks!

Pearl: wish I could say that 53 feels young

Ezzie: yep, you're the little snot nose :)

Val: hey, thanks for rubbing it in too :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm late to the party, cruisin, but I wish you the happiest of birthdays and a great coming year. I'm rounding up the bend to my 50th next September and am in denial about it so it's great to know such a hip 53-year-old!


Jack said...

I had thought that I said Happy Birthday, but I don't see my comment. So here it is again.

HeyJoe said...

Doll, you simply must update this blog more frequently.

cruisin-mom said...

Danny, thanks for the wishes...don't worry about 50, it's definitely the new 30. Oh, and just ask my kids how "hip" I am :)

Thanks Jack...never received the first comment.

Joe:wow, just the fact that someone called me "doll", inspires me to write!

Wendy said...

I've been so crazy - sorry to be late! Happy Birthday. You share the day with my 10 year old, Max, so I should remember, right?

It is amazing how different we are compared to our parents and grandparents at our age. Phew!

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Belated wishes on your blog : )

Claire said...

If I have a husband by the time I'm 53, I hope I can still make him laugh too. Belated happy birthday!


HeyJoe said...

It's just about your birtday again, is it not?

Shira Salamone said...

Ouch, how did I miss this one? Well, hope you enjoyed, and I wish you many more healthy and happy years.

Val said...

um... knock knock knock... anyone there? You're birthday was 2 months ago!
C'mon... you must have SOMETHING to write about... jeesh!

cruisin-mom said...

thanks to all of you who stopped by to say happy bday. I have finally written another post...okay, so it took me two months.