Sunday, June 27, 2010

It’s Good to Have Options

My husband will be fifty years old in July. He is a little freaked out about his coming birthday. He never thought he would live this long. He had plans of going out young in a blaze of glory. Instead, he has a house in the suburbs and he is following a middle class dream he never even knew he had. Along with a life style he scoffed at when he was in his twenties, he has lawn mower wrists, a sore back from taking the garbage to the curb and tender elbows from sorting the recycles. His knees creak when bending down to get the newspaper and I have to repeat everything because his hearing is going (really, it’s his loss of hearing and not because he ignores me.)


He thinks our new neighbor across the street is a cute young blonde girl. The new neighbor is really a sixty year old ex-hippie man, a little on the pudgy side (years of munchies eating will do that to you) with slightly sagging pectoral muscles. Obviously, his eye sight is wearing out like every other part of his body.


I suggested it might be time to get some eyeglasses from Zenni Optical, the folks who have high-quality, affordable glasses available online. It’s good to have options.

18 comments:

  1. I always get freaked out by the birthdays that fall on the fives and tens, i.e. 40, 45. The ones in between don't bother me. How weird is that?

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  2. haha. they should hire you to be their full time ad person...smiles.

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  3. Very amusingly handled.

    What qualifies as spam?

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  4. It's the birthdays with the 9's that hit me - your last year in a decade.

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  5. * belts back a HUGE woo woo and hopes that paid posts are going to start to become a regular here ROFLMAO!!! Welcome to the over 50 club LOL

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  6. What he might see with those glasses could scare the bejesus out of him. Let him stay happy in his own little 50s fantasy.

    Happy Bday to the hubby.

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  7. It's good to see you Cheesemeister!
    Give my regards to Tempest Nightingale Letrope.
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  8. Hope it's satire. I often think way back when I was fifty and wish I felt that good again.

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  9. Add 10 + years to all of that and welcome to my world. Of course I'm talking about Doc, not about me. I'm in great shape.

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  10. LOL. Yup, options are good. I hope He'll enjoy his birthday :)

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  11. My birthdays don't really bother me, but my kids.... those get to me.

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  12. This is so fun :). You are creative as can be. I wish I could blame my girth on munchies. Darn it! : )

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  13. Very nice build up to a killer ad line. Love the part about the hippie.

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  14. Hey, that's a really good link! I'll keep them in mind. I'm goin' bifocal real soon, and 50's not far off or far out to me:)

    Fun post, Nessa!

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