Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


I'm officially old

First, I bought broccoli on purpose and put in my potato/ham casserole tonight. Secondly, while I was cleaning up the kitchen, Pickle was watching TV and listening to Daft Punk and all I could think was "TURN THAT NOISE DOWN!!"

Then, I was trying to read a label on something and I had to take my glasses off so I can read it up close.


And, I'm not even 40.


  • At 12:37 AM, March 05, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    It sucked when I realized fairly recently that the problem wasn't my contacts (why is my vision sometimes blurred?). It was an unpleasant and gradual realization, same as discovering my mild nearsightedness in my mid-20s, and the fact that I was squinting to read the menu behind the counter. I need reading glasses sometimes when I've got the contacts in, but my glasses have small enough lenses that I can usually just look down with barely a tilt up of the head, and be able to read that fine print. We'll see how long that lasts! :-/

  • At 9:41 AM, March 05, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    Just you wait, whipper-snapper. I realized I was old a bit later. On my 50th, my son informed me with total incredulity that I was now "half a century old!" and then offered to get me a rocker.

    I took the little b@st@rd down... ;-)

  • At 11:18 AM, March 05, 2008, Blogger Uzz said…

    Daft Punk is so awesome:-) I'm so proud!

  • At 1:22 PM, March 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think Jimmy Buffett said it best. He observed that "all the pretty girls call me 'sir' " When all the hot guys call you "maam" then you are officially old.

  • At 2:42 PM, March 05, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, then I'm officially old. A few months ago, a very hunky college guy held the door open from me at the gas station. I said 'thank you' and he replied' You're welcome, ma'am." I thought I was going to cry. Ma'am.


    But, hey, all the 40-something and older guys love me. I turned heads this morning on my way to my luncheon in my heels and black pencil skirt. *shrug* I'll take it where I can get it, I guess.

  • At 8:00 PM, March 05, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    Bah. I wouldn't read too much into "Ma'am". I remember when I was a 20-something, and someone around my age, perhaps a little older called me "Ma'am." I was rather surprised, but took it as a sign of respect, cuz really, what's the alternative? I didn't mind "Miss" one bit (and I was used to that-- oops, guess I'm showing my age ;-) but I think wimmen's lib killed that one. All of a sudden it was an "offense". Argh. Give me a break.

    Hm. But now that's got me thinking... what is another non-specific way to address the fairer sex? "Sir" works for men, both young and old. "Thank you, lady" or "You're welcome, lady" isn't right, unless it's a small child saying it. Then it's cute. :-)

  • At 9:15 AM, March 07, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    Mo K -

    The ones that work for me include Babe, Hon, Sweetheart, Sugar, etc. etc. ;-)


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