Getting Old Ain’t For Sissy’s


Sometimes that’s exactly how my brain feels. Ten years ago this would bother me.  Today not so much.  It’s just a part of getting older.  What bothers me most is the realization of how much abuse I have done to my body.

I don’t always recognize my self in a reflection because inside mentally I don’t always feel my age, however mirrors don’t lie.

My hope this year is the year I pull my head out of my ass, take my health by the boot straps and do all I can to re-create a strong body.

Wish me luck.

Who says we ca n’t do anything?

Tell that to the following how died in a senseless rampage.  We owe it to them, these 27 individuals who lost their lives.  We owe it to them to make a change. There has to be a better way than accepting this reality. We must change.
Their names and ages- Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown, CT.

Charlotte Bacon, 6.
Daniel Barden, 7.
Rachel Davino, 29.
Olivia Engel, 6.
Josephine Gay, 7.
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6.
Dylan Hockley, 6.
Dawn Hochsprung, 47.
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6.
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6.
Chase Kowalski, 7.
Nancy Lanza, 52.
Jesse Lewis, 6.
James Mattioli, 6.
Grace McDonnell, 7.
Anne Marie Murphy, 52.
Emilie Parker, 6.
Jack Pinto, 6.
Noah Pozner, 6.
Caroline Previdi, 6.
Jessica Rekos, 6.
Avielle Richman, 6.
Lauren Rousseau, 30.
Mary Sherlach, 56.
Victoria Soto, 27.
Benjamin Wheeler, 6.
Allison N. Wyatt, 6

I am officially old — well as far as my kid’s concerned

I used the word “hip” as in “Hey that’s hip”. I also used the following words because, well, I like em.  Sue me.

  • 411 – information
  • ace – the best
  • airhead – a stupid person
  • BFF – best friends forever
  • bangin’ or bitchin’ – cool or impressive
  • bomb or boss – excellent
  • couch potato – someone who sits on the sofa watching TV or playing games
  • crunk – cool or hip
  • cowabunga! – surf’s up or let’s go!
  • DINK – Dual Income No Kids
  • deep sh*t – really big trouble
  • dis – disrespect
  • fine – hot or sexy
  • flash – awesome
  • glam – glamorous
  • goth – same as modern usage
  • grindage – food
  • happening – hip or current
  • harsh – cold or hard
  • head-banger – fan of heavy metal music
  • hoser – loser
  • jam or jet – to leave
  • lame – uncool or boring
  • later – good-bye
  • mash – to make-out
  • mondo – awesome
  • “most” added to adjectives, such as “most triumphant” or “most excellent”
  • narc – a tattle-tale or sell-out
  • noob – a new gamer or a dork
  • “o-rama” added to a word – makes it slang for “a whole lot of ___” such as “nerd-o-rama” or “babe-o-rama”
  • posse – friends
  • ralph – to vomit
  • righteous – awesome
  • rush or head rush – big thrill
  • schweet – sweet
  • scumbag – an undesirable person
  • shibby, shib, or sick – cool or awesome
  • ‘sup – what’s going on
  • tard – retard or idiot
  • veg – to chill out
  • wannabe – a “want to be” or someone who is not cool
  • Yello – hello

My kid sat in the back seat convulsing with laughter howling  “Oh God you are so old.”

To which I replied “Thanks a lot you little shit.”

What’s the point of Facebook?

ImageYep, I too have been sucked into the Facebook phenomenon and still can’t figure out why.  It’s like returning the to the 10th grade and truly I hated high school.

Dear Crazy Ass  Facebookers –

This is not Twitter. For the love of God stop using  hashtags. It’s pointless, and stupid, and I swear if you make Facebook incorporate them I’ll eat your souls.

With a spoon.

That is all.


I admit it. I am much less tolerant.


This election year can’t be over fast enough for me.  Not that I am trying to live my life away but truly I am just so over this election.

I am to the point I don’t give a shit who wins.  I just want it over.


Some Parts Wake Up Sooner Than Others….

I notice that I don’t sleep the sleep of the dead any longer. Do you remember in your teens, early 20’s and even in your 30’s when you fell asleep you could actually “sleep in” — sometimes sleeping until after noon? Oh God do I remember those days.

Not anymore.

My nights are filling with tossing, turning, the occasional night sweats, insomnia, and over all being just a light sleeper when in the past I could have slept through a zombie apocalypse.

I am also noticing when I wake up for the day — some parts of my body wake up sooner than others. There are random creaks and groans of my bones. Tossing back a couple of Tylenol right before I step into the shower is common practice.

What do any of you who are over 40 notice these days in regards to your bodies? Anything different?

Inquiring minds want to know.