Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Someone Asked Me To Go To "Tron" . . .

. . . on opening night, and I said, "I don't really like going to 'the show' that much anymore.

Let me tell you why this is an old guy thing to say:

1. The fact that leaving the house to see a movie is too big of an outing for me.

2. The fact that I said "the show." It's the first time I've ever said that, and the only people I know to say that were my friends' parents when I was a kid.

How about you, Seven Readers? Have you had any signs that you're old lately?


Spiky Zora Jones said...

yeah...old people are always telling kids to turn down the music or to settle down.

oh and they say...hey don't walk so fast...what's the hurry. :)

vodka and ground beef said...

I say "Jeez Louise" a lot.

Listening to some Tesla on your blog now. I love it so much.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Using the expression "By Jove!" or making mildly sympathetic remarks about Dr Zaius in Planet of the Apes are signs that you're becoming ancient.

Alpha Za said...

I called a fellow car driver a young punk....something Im sure my elders use to describe my it's current state.

Radioactive Tori said...

I have learned to embrace my oldness (and the dorkiness it brings) and use it to my advantage a bit. But then again I have kids that I can boss around if I want to. I rarely do, but knowing the possibilty is there is nice.

I am laughing about you saying "the show" is too much of an outing. I just told my daughters last weekend that I wasn't up to going to a movie with them. They called me on it though and said "driving and then sitting somewhere for a few hours is too much effort for you?" Busted.

Heff said...

The fact that I have to "check myself" after a fart these days is DEEPLY concerning.

Mr. Shife said...

Every time I go to the mall and try to find clothes. I guess I am going to have to shop at the Old and Fogey store. Or when I take my son to story time at the library and I see parents in their 20s there with 2 or 3 kids. I do think being a Cubs has probably aged you prematurely as well.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Spikey: Yes! Settle down!!! I like that one. It suits me.

Beef: Jeez Louise, I love me some Tesla!!!

Gorilla: I laughed out loud at the notion of old fogies sympathizing with old Dr. Zaius.

Alpha: "You punk! You crazy punk!" Love that line from "The Graduate," delivered by an old guy.

Radio: Your kids sound like they have an advanced sense of humor. Sometimes kids are great at pointing things out like that. : )

Heff: Hahahhaa! Good to run a check. Hahahhaa.

Shife: Oh, the Cubs have aged me without a doubt. They just killed poor Ron Santo with their badness too. : (

Andrew said...

I know I'm getting old now because I require more than 2 hours of sleep to function & my alcohol habits are getting thrown out of whack. Where did my youth go?