Thursday, August 21, 2008
I thought I would get your attention with that opener. actually that is one of my favorite sequences in 40 year old virgin but the other day I went to see mamma mia with my partner, a neice and two nephews. I was surprised that in the theater we were actually surrounded but middle aged women and quite a few women clearly over 60. that got me thinking a little bit, then my brother in law was over to pick up his kids from us. I said something about approaching middle age. he said "APPROACHING"??? damn it I thought! so here is my new joke
Q: Do you wanna know how I know I'M middle aged? A: I went to see Mamma Mia over the weekend and LOVED it!
In a year when I have lived through many middle age type experiences ie: the marriage of my oldest daughter, my partner's heart attack, my mother's critical illness and being sent home on permanant oxygen supplementation, stress eating and weight gain, I think about how I always wished I would finally feel grown up. Well folks, this is it. I have arrived.