Monday, December 26, 2011

when i'm 80.

christmas, christmas, christmas...

...'twas lovely, my friends.

much laughter.
much family.
much gifts given & received.
much blossomingJustDance3 addiction...

and much pictures to come, don't fret!
but here's a taste, my festive green pants and all:

anyway,
it is like....1am.
and i was just thinking to mineself.

my thoughts wandered to a story i meant to blog about, but it slipped my mind.
you see, one night in november i wanted hot chocolate...

three friends obliged and went with me.
and as we were leaving the local QT with our beverages in hand,
an old man with a newspaper stopped us.

fact: i like old people.

i like the stories they tell...
they often seem quite wise.
and they have perspective.
and they play some fierce uno.

anyway,
this man at the QT, he told fantastical stories.
i think he said he invented chocolate?
and maybe was friends with warren buffet?
and used to drive a shmancy car?
the details are fuzzy.

but what i remember most is that he talked a lot about money.
about wealth.
about living fancy in a hoity toity part of town.

...i feel like the newsies when i say hoity toity.
[...christian bale?!]

anyway,
now this man lives in an area he considers the slums.
he had disdain.
he was not a fan of the neighborhood.
his greatest pleasure, he told us, were his daily trips to the nicest grocery store in walking distance to get a name-brand cherry pastry-something-or-other.
we must have one of those cherry things, he said.

and you know...
i felt a little sad for him.

i hope when i'm 80 that i'm not looking down on everyone around me, even if i live in "the slums" and don't drive a fancy car or hang with warren buffet.

also, i typed "buffest" at first...

in any case,
if i don't want to be consumed by unimportant things when i'm 80...

...i sure hope i'm not wasting time worrying about them now.

though, the cherry whatever-pastry-he-said didn't sound too shabby.
i could totes be on board for that idea.

what do YOU want to be doing when you're 80?

this will be me...
yellow pants and all, kiddos.
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3 comments:

tiny dancer said...

Cute post! Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season <3

Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Elisabeth Gee said...

Adorable :)

Myke Olsen said...

I hope I'm crotchety when I'm 80, but in an endearing way, not in a I-don't-appreciate-the-good-things-I-have sort of way.