Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Geriatric-like Hope

I went skiing with my parents this weekend. Skiing with your parents has multiple benefits. Hot chocolate, and often lunch, are free. Your ego is stroked. My, your technique looks lovely, dear. After nearly 30 years, that shit doesn’t get old. You’re not so tired at the end of the day because really, you took a couple of easy slopes at a mellow pace with a couple of 60-somethings and then called it a day around noon because their knees were hurting.

Except for the fact that I am so out of shape that I was actually very tired. And my knees hurt for the first time. When did I get so old?

I found out a friend’s sister qualified for the Boston marathon today. I qualified for discounted rates on car insurance, I think.

On a different topic, I was surprised at the interest generated from the internets in seeing my debut as an unkempt grocery store rep, so I promise that if I ever manage to find said video, I will be sure to post it for your viewing pleasure. Don’t hold your breath. I am not sure King Soopers posts much to YouTube.

Also and P.S. Congratulations Mr. Obama. I’m very happy for you. And very glad I got to watch the inauguration from the warmth of my house (well, to be technical, my neighbor’s house, seeing as how my frickin’ cable [hate you so much, Comcast] went out at a particular key moment) and was not standing outside in the blistering cold trying to catch a glimpse of a Jumbotron somewhere. Though I probably would have tried to if I lived anywhere near D.C.

7 comments:

meno said...

Hey! This means WE could go skiing together.

DLPanther said...

They had one of those jumbotrons set up outside SF city hall... I've never seen that many people outside at 7am in my life.

Wickedly Scarlett said...

I have been feeling old, old, old lately. And tired. Woe!

Diane said...

You're not old!

Phil n' Liz said...

At least you can ski. My torn meniscus had expedited my journey to elderly status faster than anticipated.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love doing stuff with my parents - it sounds like skiing was fun! Hope your knees feel better!

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