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Speaking of senior moments... - Elf M. Sternberg
Speaking of senior moments...
I was at a meeting at work yesterday, and the lights were dim to accomodate the overhead projection with the predictable PowerPoint presentation, and for the first time in my life I needed to put my glasses on in order to take notes. I didn't need them later, when I got out into a brightly lit room, to revise and read them, but it was just one of those moments in my life that hammered home my age.

It's like when Omaha jokes, after I've forgotten to shave for three days, that maybe I should just grow the goatee (c.f. Evil Overlords Rule #35). But I look at just how much of my goatee would be salt and pepper and say, uh, no thanks.

What annoys me is not the hardware failures, but the hardware unreliability. My eyes, my knees, my stomach, even my dick have all reached the point where ongoing daily maintenance and/or medicinal intervention have become neccessities. It's not that these components are broken, it's that they may mysteriously decide to not work when called upon for no apparent reason at all.

I know, I'm a bit whiny. I didn't get much sleep last night; the night couldn't decide if it was too hot or too cool, and when Omaha woke up around 2 in the morning to turn the window fan off, she revealed that the white noise of the fan was covering up metalshop sounds coming from the airport, a sound like a horde of blooded orcs bending a million pruning hooks into swords. It was horrible. I turned the dust fan on just to put some white noise back into the room.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: Hitomi Shimatani, Jewel Kiss

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danlyke From: danlyke Date: August 6th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

On aging

I'm nursing an acromioclavicular joint separation right now that either puts me in the same class of athlete as high school quarterback or shows up the foolishness of forty year olds at the skate park, depending on how you spin it, so I know where you're coming from, but one thing caught my eye: "...my dick have all reached the point where ongoing daily maintenance ... have become neccessities".

Funny, I think I peaked in that particular matter, daily maintenance of my dick, sometime back in my late teens or early twenties.

elfs From: elfs Date: August 6th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: On aging

danlyke From: danlyke Date: August 6th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: On aging

Oh, I'm still doing my part, but:

"...those who had ejaculated more than five times per week in their twenties, for instance, were one-third less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer later in life.

says that I'm probably pretty well protected, I think there were times in my twenties I managed five times a day.
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: August 6th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some of us find the grizzled look very attractive, you know.
gromm From: gromm Date: August 6th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, you're being astonishingly whiny. Be glad that you haven't been wearing glasses all day, every day since you were 8, don't have IBS, and that your sex drive didn't start flagging at the tender age of 30.

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elfs From: elfs Date: August 7th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a custom kind of DVD-ROM drive with a special region key. Sold only to adults.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: August 7th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I think you'd look good with a nicely trimmed goatee. It'd be an easy style to try for a week or two.
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