Top 10 list?

Working the hours I do, I rarely get to watch Dave Letterman … but I used to be a huge fan of his Top 10 lists.

I can’t guarantee you I’ll be nearly as funny as good ol’ Dave (who’s actually a fellow Hoosier). However, here are some thoughts on getting older.

You know you’re getting older when …

  1. You remember — fondly — all the songs advertised on the “greatest hits of _____” collection you see advertised on satellite TV at 2 a.m.
  2. You wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. (This is what inspired my list.)
  3. You hear yourself say, “That’s music? It sounds like noise to me.”
  4. You’re in bed with the chickens and up with the rooster.
  5. You remember life before e-mail, cell phones and phones that will check your e-mail.
  6. You think about buying sensible stuff … like toilet paper and Kleenex. They don’t magically appear (darn it).
  7. You’d rather sit and chat than run and play at family gatherings.
  8. Grocery shopping is the highlight of your week.
  9. You can say things like “long log” without snickering. (Thanks to Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers for that idea. I saw her tweet something to that effect the other day.)
  10. You catch yourself turning out lights and shutting doors because “you’re not made of money” and you “don’t want to heat the outside.”

There you have it. Hope I managed to brighten your day.

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