Thursday, July 24, 2008

How I know I am old ...


First a disclaimer. Tom Petty ROCKED really hard! He hit every song I needed him to except one ... but still, sitting in the crowded arena it started dawning on me, slowly, ever so painfully slowly ... I am freakn' old.


Here's how I know ...


1. two martinis and I was "altered"

2. started pondering if they sell ear plugs

3. wanted the girls ahead of me to "just sit down and enjoy the show"

4. wanted to warn the boys in front of me that "too much pot can really damage your brain" I mean, seriously guys ...

5. wanted to move far away from the big cloud of smoke

6. had to get up and lean against a wall to "stretch my legs"

7. thought about ways the Target Center could limit the amount of alcohol sold to some of these obnoxious drinkers, and worried about the drive home

8. was a little anxious that the dancing girls might flip over the railing, get seriously hurt and maybe interrupt the show

9. sorta glad there wasn't a 2nd encore as I was just "so darn tired"

10. first thing I did once I got home after checking how my kid did was wash my hands.


-a little note to the woman who is entrusting me to drive the three teens to culture camp. I know it might be weird that I answered the phone after my two martinis, in a bar ... I mean, seriously it's been over 3 years since I've been in a bar with martinis and yet the first time we ever talk in person there I was in a loud bar with martinis ... but I thought you were the radio station guys calling to say I won me some tickets.


-a little note to my daughter. 6:30 a.m. is a lot too early, especially this morning.


-a little parenting advice to you bloglanders ... if you are going to pull your 3 yr old into your bed in the crazy hopes she'll "fall back asleep", it behooves you to make sure her/his toenails are clipped first.

8 comments:

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Hhahahaa...I love it! Baby steps...

Mama Papaya said...

Oh no, no Lucy. 6:30 is way too early after Mama has been out late. Honey, there is a saying about payback that you will learn one day. Your Mama just earned the right to wake your buns up at 6:30 on a Saturday morning when you are in college.

Steph & Evan Griffith said...

Hi,
I love your blog. Lucy is sooo cute, and it looks like she has a ton of personality.

Two months ago I took my 20 y/o niece, and 4 of her friends to see Petty. You nailed it, I left feeling ancient!!

Steph

cathy said...

You also know you're old when you yell at the teenagers at the park across the street from your house to "GO HOME AND GO TO BED!!! I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!" And it's only 9:45pm. I hardly recognize myself sometimes.

Still, I'm glad you had a fun night out.

Anonymous said...

was going to ask you to clip those nails, decided not to. Love your baby sharp nails and all

Kari said...

Glad to hear that you had a good time. But 6:30 is waaaaaay to early after a night out! Lucy, girl, you have got to be nicer to your momma!

rebekah said...

I have had ALL those thoughts at concerts pretty much since I turned 30. Last Saturday we went to a street festival with a drag show, stayed up till 12:30, and remembered at 5:30 am, when the little guy wakes, that we are in fact, too old to party. (but not too old to try!)

Sarah said...

Too funny! It is amazing how quickly we grow up and our whole perspective changes!! LOL!

Your Lucy is just a DOLL!!