As I was saying…
Yes, I know it’s been awhile. I’ve not been writing, mostly because I wasn’t. I’ve found that when you are looking for one, excuses are extremely easy to find. I’m committing to writing again, we’ll see if it leads somewhere. To re-introduce you, here’s something from my archives. It never quite made it to the site.
“What a drag it is getting old…”
I realized a new meaning of that sentiment last week, and it frankly surprised me a little bit. Not that getting old is a drag (…it sure beats the alternative…) but rather how it was revealed to me. Through some terrible uninteresting circumstances, I was working not from my home office, but the dining area, and this gave me access to the digital music channels on my cable television system. I threw on one of the “alternative hits” channels, fairly standard operating procedure for me. They list the year the songs are released as they play there, and I had an unsettling discovery. Nearly every song I liked/remembered/whatever was 20+ years old. Yikes!! When the hell did I get so uncool?? (I know, I was never truly cool, but it’s my blog…humor me! J )
And as I am writing this, the point gets hammered home to me again. Here’s that story. I’ve taken to writing at a coffee shop/bar and restaurant and I was waiting for some coffee. There is a craft beer cooler at the counter, and I noticed a seaweed ale. I mean, I knew about the craft beer movement, it wasn’t lost on me, but yeesh…seaweed ale? The barista assured me its good, it doesn’t taste like seaweed, but wow, I really am old. My drinking days are certainly behind me.