Sunday, May 24, 2009

Acting my age

Earlier this month I went another step up on the age ladder. I'm now high enough that I don't have to pay extra when renting a car, but not so high that the rungs on the ladder are starting to get a bit rickety. Now that I'm up here, it seemed like a good idea to take a look around and make sure I was acting my age. So I spent the last week meditating on the things I should be doing by 25 (it was either that, or do actual work...). Here's what I came up with, and how I measure up.

Complain about work: check and check. This one just came naturally to me. By this age, most people are just getting into this. I've been going strong for years.

Complain about aching joints/back. I just started to get into this, but I now vow to put more effort into it. The little I have dabbled in this, it's been fun. It's a good outlet, and as an added bonus, it's very annoying to those around you when you do it. I don't see any downside to this. With any luck, I can throw my back out, and then no one will hear the end of it. I'm pretty excited about the idea.

Act mature and grown up. Check, check, and triple check. I mean, people have been complimenting me on my maturity, adulthood, prime of life, ripeness, mellowness and development for years (Sometimes using the synonym feature in Word gives you interesting results...). When you look up maturity on wikipedia, it just shows my picture (provided you look within the next 10 seconds before it gets changed back to a less true definition).

Clear cut and to the point, you can always trust wikipedia. Just like you can always trust everything said on this blog (with possible exception to things said in the comments).

Reminisce about the good ol' days. I don't know if this task actually falls into the responsibilities of my age group, but I'm willing to take it up just in case. Man, things were good back then. So much better than now. And have I told you how much better the cartoons were when I was young?

Yup, that's right, I'd definitely say I earned this.

Well, after this thorough investigation, I'd say I'm still on target with my age. I can't wait until the day I become old enough I can just sit on a rocking chair on my porch all day and just yell at the young whippersnappers as they run by. I'm hoping the word whippersnapper comes back into fashion by then, otherwise I may be calling them hooligans. Either way, I'm excited for it.


Jessica said...

ha ha ha- you actually changed the wikipedia page?! Mike, you're the best.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Ha!! I love the wikipedia page!! That's a great picture.

Katherine said...

I think you should get an award for the Person Who Goes To the Greatest Extremes For His Blog. That's some impressive stuff! And welcome to the Over 25 Club. It's pretty dang awesome up here!

Jess said...

This post goes way beyond your normal Microsoft Paint productions, did you happen to get a new computer with a better version of Paint (Paint 2009)?

Trent & Emma said...

One "truth" here that I can agree with is the good old cartoons part. We have started our collection of DVD sets which include: Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Super Mario Brothers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Gummi Bears. We still need to get Ducktales, but we have the movie. So at least I can testify to the truth of somthing in your blog.