Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Aging Process

Happy Birthday, S.Q.!

I recently hit the big 3-0 mark in my life and have been reflecting on how I have changed as I have gotten older. I've been thinking I was 30 for the last six months anyway, so it wasn't much of a shock to my system. First, the taste buds are dying. Foods that previously made me gag, no longer do (except for fish). I used to despise fresh tomatoes. I still pick them off my food, but I don't die if I miss one. Second, it is more important that shoes are comfortable than cute. This does not mean that cuteness is not important. The best shoes are stylish and comfortable. Third, gadgets only need to do what they are meant to do. A phone should dial another phone. It does not need to text, take pictures, get on the internet, or play music. Fine if I can get S.Q. to do it for me, but I don't care to find out myself. Fourth, I watch a lot more PBS than I used to. Historical shows, nature shows, and of course, British comedies, and my favorite, The Red Green Show. This show, in turn, leads me to believe that I can fix anything with duct tape, which I believe is true; however, the quality of the fix is in doubt. Please share any other unconventional signs of aging that you, my readers, come up with.

P.S. My space bar likes to put an extra space in half of the time and it is driving me nuts!


MBC said...

Happy Birthday!

I notice some of things changes in myself, too. I read a lot more nonfiction than I used to and I'm waaaay pickier about the quality of my food.

sue said...

I've noticed some of these changes too. I tend to read even more than I did, how that's possible, I have no idea. I've also noticed that hearing tends to go. Granted I never had the best hearing anyway, but still.

Manda said...

Hmm, I think I read less than I used to. I don't think the nonfiction/fiction ratio has changed at all. I have noticed that my tast buds are dying, though. I eat a whole lot more nutrients than I ever used to.