Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Getting older? Nah...

Saturday I was asking my brother-in-law about my sore arm I've had for 2 weeks. I figured I had strained it somehow but it wasn't getting better, it was getting worse! He quickly diagnosed "Tennis Elbow" (repetitive use of the Ham Radio frequency dial with my weak left hand believe it or not). Then he said something that keeps coming back to mind..."Getting old sucks, doesn't it.". I'm not getting old am I?

(Long silent pause....)

OH MY GOD I'M 40!

When did that happen? (Oh yeah that big party in October....) But I'm not done being a kid yet! Surely there is some kind of extension form I can fill out.

Maybe that's why I went to the gym yesterday, and to the archery range this morning. But I was shocked that I couldn't finish my archery because of my forearm pain. I got a brace for it now which helps some.

Just as well, when I left the archery range it started to rain pretty heavily and the most awesome rainbow came out.

Is this the beginning of my midlife crisis? Cool! Doesn't that mean I get to do one big foolish thing to recapture my youth before I settle down and live sensibly? Options include buying a Porsche, getting a tattoo, taking up skydiving....Hmmm so many choices!

Let's poll the audience...

What do you think I should do for my big mid-life crisis event? Respond in the comments area and have fun.

Peace Love and Mid Life Panic!

Rich

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8 comments:

Sandy Fewell said...

Well, you asked for comments. I can give you a couple of do NOT dos!!! Do NOT get a tattoo--it's forever permanent! Do NOT get a motorcycle! It's too dangerous! A Porsche? Maybe.

Here's a couple of suggestions for do's! A short term mission trip to Africa? A romantic cruise with Em to Alaska? A family trip to West Virginia to visit your parents?

Oh, well, I'm just your mom!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your Mom to some degree,you should come to WV.(We can get you a tatoo and a motorcycle and I know a great place to go sky diving)
Dad

Rich said...

Thanks Dad! I knew you'd understand. (I should mention that Dad has a tattoo, has a Harley and has been skydiving before! What, no Porsche?)

Bolo said...

If you do get a tat at home, I know of a nice little shop in Kailua where you can get a discount if you know the right folks. And I kindasortamaybe know the right folks ;)

Interestingly enough, I've been wanting to get a traditional Hawaiian tattoo for some years now. People over here rarely see my tats, so they freak out when they do see 'em. They ask when I got them, and I'll say, "Oh...lemme see...the first one was in May, and the other one was in August." At that point, the particularly silly ones go, "Oh yeah, they look pretty new." That's when I smile and say, "May and August of '99."

Rich said...

Actually if I ever DID get a "tat", I'm quite sure a bargain "tat" is NOT what I'll be looking for! (HA!) Thanks anyways!

vh1 said...

Get a tat. A REAL good one that everyone will know you have one, like Darth Maul and get those funny looking nubbins implanted. EVERYONE will know what you are going through, from a mile away!

Oh yea, if you do decide on something less glamorous, I have a HD for sale. :) K-dub

Gung Ho said...

Hmmmm...dress up like a Ghostbuster? Nope, you've done that. Live on a boat for a while? Nope, you've done that too. Buy a really cool looking small car like an MG or a Honda Civic? Nope, you've done that. Buy a whole bunch of electronic gear like a GPS or a loaded PDA? Hmmmm...seems like you've had a mid-life crisis your whole life!

I say instead of doing something for yourself, do something for Emily. She deserves something for putting up with your lifelong midlife crisis! Ha!

Em said...

if you get a tat, I want one too.....
if you get a Harley, I may ride with you....
if you go skydiving, I may say a prayer or two...
if you get a Porsche, can a get a Hummer too....

the best advice was travel, travel, travel and do stuff for Em. :)