Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to make someone feel old


Ever have those experiences where you just have to think “wow I am old?” Over the weekend I had not one or two but three!

Over the weekend was the state dance competition so O and I had dance on TV much of the Friday and Saturday. Song after song was from 80s or 90s and a few songs I had even danced to 20 years earlier. This and all the Facebook conversations between all us “old” dancers was great for remembering the fun. I even watched some of my old videos (yes VHS) with O. Wow, the bodysuits (really, we call those onsies as moms), baggy jeans, high top shoes and big curls. Yes stereotypical early 90s!

That is me on the right of the front row!

Anyone remember this song? I danced to this in 1993 an 20 years later it was back!

Then on Saturday afternoon while I was at the gym to lift weights I overhear a conversation between a group of guys about their plans for the night. One replies “Last night I was home really early and asleep at 1:30.” What? That’s early? That is the middle of the night. I can’t remember the last time I was awake past 11pm let alone that late! Seriously I am usually asleep bu 9:30, but awake by 5am. Heck when I was in college the bars closed at 1am not this 2am thing like they do now, yikes!

Later that day I was updating my iTunes and noticed the “Classic Rock” albums and there it was right next to Jimi Hendrix and Neil Diamond, Pearl Jam’s Ten. The music I grew up with and own can’t be classic yet, can it? I mean I have even met Mike McCready (Pearl Jam’s guitarist) back in 2011. He was running the race I was coaching, nothing better then starting a race to Even Flow in honor of Mike running!. I first ran into him on race morning in the elevator and then again after running 15+ miles in hot humid weather, coaching my runners for nearly 4 hours. We were all relaxing by the pool and had a great conversation.

My time with a rockstar at the pool in Sonoma.
At least I looked much younger, right? So I can keep being mistaken for someone in their 20s, I mean I have never celebrated anything other then my 25th birthday ;) Yesterday talking with a friend at the gym, we were told by a 21 year old that we were almost old enough to be her mother...no way! But I guess I have high school friends who have kids in high school so I guess. Time to get out and race these young ones and show them we only get better and stronger with age. Honestly I feel better at nearly 35 then I did at 20!

18 comments:

  1. Pearl Jam is not classic rock!! I cannot believe that someone could even consider labeling it that. I'm not that old yet...therefore, you are not that old yet!

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    1. We are only as old as we feel right? I guess I did own Ten on cassette, wow!

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  2. You are so not old! Because I believe we are the same age...and I'm not old lol! But yes...I remember all of those songs you are talking about lol!

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  3. Oh that picture!! Age is a state of mind and I feel better in my mid 30's than I did in my 20's. Then again back then running was a form of torture for us. There is something about us that we look really young for our age still. I say bring back the 90's music!

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    1. I agree let's start a fight to bring back 90s music! I need my XM90s back :)

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  4. Okay that 21 year old has a lot to learn about manners! Pearl Jam classic rock, oh no! Yes, I just received my invite to my 20 year reunion:( So sad.

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    1. Right, no way I could have a 21 year old, I barely feel old enough to have a 3 year old!

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  5. I totally get it! I listen to country and on the "Classic Country" Saturday night shows, stuff from the early 90s are being played. WHA????? I don't feel old, but I am starting to realize that I getting there (I'm not admitting to BEING there!). So sad...

    But, yea. I feel better (in some ways) than I did in my 20s. I know more about what I want out of life, I'm actually doing things to attain them, and I am WAY more active, even if I haven't changed weight all that much.

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    1. I think we all thought we knew it all at 20 but as we get smarter with age we learn better :)

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  6. I'm just a little bit behind you, but I agree, my 30's have been better than my 20's! I love where I am in life right now!

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  7. I've long said that you know you're old when the songs you grew up with start showing up on late-nite "best of" infomercials. Sadly, that happened to me YEARS ago. (I'm a child of the 70s, who grew up listening to 80s hits.)

    It cracked me up several months ago when a very popular blogger referred to something from the 80s as "classic rock." But when I think about it, that was more than 30 years ago — so I guess it qualifies.

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    1. I guess it has been 30 + years, but I still love the 80s/90s and think it should make a comeback.

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  8. You are not old. Old is a term -- you are as young as you feel :)

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    1. Very true and I don't feel old until my 3 year old makes me do gymnastics with her, yikes!

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