Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Black Belt in Gotcha

Rowan and Martin Laugh In

Do you remember "Here Comes Da Judge" or the "Fickle Finger of Fate"? My gosh, I had forgotten all the people who were in the show. Goldie Hawn, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jack Benny, Kirk Douglas, Joanne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Phyllis Diller....Very interesting, but stupid.

What I cannot believe is that this show was out 40 years ago!! Oh my gosh. Talk about feeling old. Where the hel
l does time go? You know, in my head, I am only 23 years old, not 51. It totally bites. I don't want to be like some of those pathetic characters on The Real Housewives of Orange County who will not accept the fact that they are not young anymore, but I really understand the motivation. Look how young Goldie Hawn looks in the clip.

Ray Bradbury has some great stories but one I really liked was Dandelion Wine. One chapter was about a time machine the boys find but the time machine turns out to be a really, really old man telling stories. When you read the story, parts of it are kind of creepy. Some of the kids in the story refuse to believe that the old people were ever young and make cruel comments. But I do remember thinking that old people were always old and it always surprised me that they had some great sto
ries about growing up and being young.

I guess this is where you need to count your blessings and be grateful for what you do have. I have 2 beautiful daughters, a cutie pie grandson, fabulous friends, and a great family. I have lived a pretty good life so far.

Will I be a cool old lady or the crazy lady who lives on the corner and yells at the kids for walking on the grass? I have a horrid feeling that I am becoming that old person who thinks kids are a pain in the butt. I so remember the old man we used to be afraid of as kids who yelled at us all the time. We lived in a cul de sac growing up, so we were always in the street playing. There were so many kids in just our little street so we probably did make a lot of noise. We used to take a baseball bat and beat the heck out of the streetlight because it would go off. We would play hide and seek with the streetlight off and it was a blast. But no, some cranky old person called the city and they came out and fixed the light and totally ruined it for us. Well, that is the way I remember it anyways.

I guess time is the ultimate gotcha, I just wish it did not have a black belt.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

You'll be the cool old lady, that's for sure!

Creepy Old Lady Story: I was walking Jesse home from school (in Murrieta) and there was this little old lady working in her yard. She was sort of pounding the ground with something - turns out, it was an axe. When she sees Jesse and me passing in front of her house, she raises up the axe and says "yoo-hoo!!!!" We almost ran away as fast as we could, and have laughed many times since. What the heck was she thinking?? Probably a sick old lady with a sense of humor who decided she'd see what we'd do!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Hey - there's an idea for when you're old and maybe a little bit bored. Freak out the neighbors!