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Me in 50 Years

Me in 50 Years

@Portegno_Apps happened to tweet this earlier, better demonstrating their “Age Me” app for the iPhone. I’m a bit creeped out, but not so much that I wouldn’t share the photo with anybody.

Given that I’m approaching the ripe age of 40, I’d love to live another 50 years from today. It’ll take more than luck to make it that far – watching what I eat and keeping up some kind of aerobic / anaerobic activity will help make it happen.

I don’t like to work out. Isn’t that some form of “resistance training?”

I'm Old?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Ack. Thpt.

I didn’t know what to get Ponzi for Valentine’s Day. Really, truly. I always seem to pick the “wrong” jewelry and clothing styles when we’re out and about, so I didn’t even bother to go that route. Flowers? No. Chocolates? No. A Nintendo DS Lite – white, to match her iPod (which she did appreciate).

The hardware was sitting behind a locked case at Target, so I had to locate a “keymaster” employee. Since I wasn’t sure if Ponzi would want white or black, I got one of each. There were also a handful of games in front of me, so I asked about a few of ’em. Was that the original Super Mario Bros? “Yeah, but it’s like the old, old, old one from the old NES.”

DUDE?! I grew up with that game system! Hell, I was a frosh in high school when Zelda was my princess! OLD?! Does it look like I wear dentures? Do you see any grey hairs? I whacked the kid with my cane, pivoted in the Little Rascal, and wheeled away with those handheld game units tightly pressed against my Searsucker.

Old. I’m old!?

Elders vs. Seniors

Admittedly, we were hoping to catch the attention of the senior elder blogging community with yesterday’s comic. A-List Elderblogger, Ronni Bennett, made note of the gag – and in doing so, suggested that we use the word “elder” instead of “senior” to describe her demographic. There must be some kind of cultural baggage that comes along with the “senior” term, though it’s the only one I’ve ever known. Is “elder” the new norm? I’d really like to know, as I do respect my elders – and I don’t want to offend them with outdated labels. Steve Garfield’s mom blogs, too! This online universe ain’t just for the young – but the young at heart, as well.