Thursday, March 11, 2010

George Carlin's View on Aging

My dad sent this to me in an email.
it is so great!  i'm getting ready to post about my 
30th birthday and this is such a great intro!! 

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30.  Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling.. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50, and your dreams are gone...

But! wait!! !
You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50, and makeit to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that, it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's, and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


Jaimie said...

That is hilarious and so true. I love it! Thanks for posting that.

I love all of your posts today. So glad you blog - I really enjoy reading about you and your family.

kara said...

I'm turning 30 this year too! Cheers to 3 decades. I heard about your wild weekend with the girls!

Megs said...

LOVE it! This is one of those things that is sooooo funny because it is TRUE! ;) btw I will be 35 in a couple months...and PROUD of it! ;)(of course I will be prouder if I lose some more weight by then! ;)
Thanks for sharing that email, made me smile! :D

Katie Hansen said...

Loved it! Where does your dad find all of his stuff? Thanks for the laugh.

The Evers Family said...

Seriously though, when are you going to post about your 30th. Come on now. It's been a whole week!