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 …
- You remember — fondly — all the songs advertised on the “greatest hits of _____” collection you see advertised on satellite TV at 2 a.m.
- You wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. (This is what inspired my list.)
- You hear yourself say, “That’s music? It sounds like noise to me.”
- You’re in bed with the chickens and up with the rooster.
- You remember life before e-mail, cell phones and phones that will check your e-mail.
- You think about buying sensible stuff … like toilet paper and Kleenex. They don’t magically appear (darn it).
- You’d rather sit and chat than run and play at family gatherings.
- Grocery shopping is the highlight of your week.
- 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.)
- 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.