Monday, October 17, 2011
"When are you going to start acting your age?"
That was a question my sister asked me a few months ago when I told her that I had just gotten my 10 speed touring bicycle tuned up so I could start riding again.
"You have a birthday coming up in a few months." she reminded me.
"I know." I said.
"And how old will you be?"
"I don't know," I replied, "I've forgotten."
"YOU DON'T KNOW HOW OLD YOU WILL BE?"
"Well, I suppose I could figure it out....anyway, it's just a number...."
"Well, let me remind you......you will be 63...."
"Thanks," I told her, " I'll make a note of that."
"And you're going out riding your bicycle?"
"Every chance I get...."
That's when she asked that dreaded question.......when are you going to start acting your age?
That really upset me. And when I get upset, I like to ride my bike. In fact it upset me so much that I bought a recumbent exercise bike for the house, (so I can ride at night and on rainy days, and in the Arizona summers)
Last week I bought a one-speed cruiser bicycle for "fun" (I love bicycles).
But what I really, really want is a pair of rollerskates.
Would that be having too much fun?
I mean, if I did buy the skates, can anybody tell me how old would I be then?