Friday, December 26, 2008

The age post

H/T Karen Miller.


1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.

4. People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out.

8. You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.

9. You can live without sex but not without glasses.

10. You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.

11. You sing along with elevator music.

12. Your eyes won't get much worse.

13. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

14. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

And earlier this month, Brad Pitt had an observation on turning 45:

"I like wisdom that comes with age," Pitt said in an interview...."I wouldn't trade it for youth any day."

Of course, Brad Pitt is just a kid. But what about being 47, as Welshman Peter Black became almost two years ago?

Today I am 47. Nothing remarkable about that except that I am told 47 is another one of those numbers that has some significance in the world of pop culture.

From local beginnings (i.e. Pomona College), the number invaded the Star Trek television empire in various guises, causing Rick Berman to observe:

47 is 42, corrected for inflation.

OK, so I'll misinterpet Berman's statement and celebrate my 42nd birthday today.

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