Friday, May 02, 2008

The Great Age Divide And Great Magazine Giveaway

I can't wait to sit down at the computer this weekend and post something other than the dribble I've been doing this week - by the time I get home I have been so fried that a typical post sounds something like brzzzthpfft and all I can think about writing about is maybe the turkey sandwich I ate for lunch.

I have been working on some more Air Force Wife Pieces and some other projects (Jamie - I swear I'll email you this weekend!) so please bear with me.

I do have one funny tidbit. The other day at a hospital meeting with several different units a young social worker came and sat next to me. Did I say young? I meant to say fetal. Seriously - she was like twelve. Am I so old that the new college graduates look like my children now?

Anyway - as I sat there feeling withered and ancient she tapped at the table and looked around. Her eyes rested on me and she said, "Hey. What up?"

What up? This simple salutation had me feeling like Ma Ingalls or some school marm from a Turner Classic Movie. It froze me. I think I actually straightened my spine and cracked a pathetic smile and said, "Hello. My, lunch surely smells divine, does it not?"

I need to work on my assimilation skills.

For your patience with my bloggy-loserness (and lack of visiting all of your blogs which I promise to remedy) I am giving away a magazine subscription today. I'll pick a commenter to receive one year of Real Simple (or other if you already have that) this Sunday. So please tell me you're still reading even though I suck and then I can send you something even more fun to read!

38 comments:

Sunshine said...

I'm still reading even though you suck.

I'm going to suck for the next month because of real life, so I get it.

Marie said...

Actually it's spelled "wuddup." :P

Jenn said...

Ah, I suck all the time, so a few days of sucking on someone else's part is no big deal! Still reading!

Memphislis said...

Of course I am still reading!

Audubon Ron said...

Wuddup, yo.

You don't suck.

No mag for me, I can't read.

jakelliesmom said...

I just hired a new staff person, and if I'm doing the math right, I was thirty when she was born. Or something like that.

Are you exhausted? Having fun?

Beck said...

You're fine. My 22 year old brother is always over, reminding me of my aged decline and general lameness.

Sass E-mum said...

Very gracious of you to talk to the young-uns. I suck too much to do that.

Guess you are just down with the kids.

Adrienne said...

Still reading! I would love to Real Simple. It is the first one I take out of the library every week.

Amy F. said...

i'll keep reading wether you suck or not!

J & J Acres said...

She actually said "What up"? Not even "What's up?" Wow. Maybe I'M getting old now.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Hi, I'm still reading!
I thought it was pronounced Wassssuuuuup? But then again, I'm older than dirt.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Hi, I'm still reading!
I thought it was pronounced Wassssuuuuup? But then again, I'm older than dirt.

liv said...

Still here....you know, I have kinda been leading a wild life this week, what with taking care of my bff post boob job and all...

i totally win.

Jan said...

No mags for me. This post is fun. I'm almost 64, and love the interaction I have with the other booksellers at B&N, where I'm the oldest. Most of the young ones are afraid of me, at first, and that's not a bad thing. Yes, work on the repartee, tell me you did not actually say that.

Roya Rose said...

If she was truly hip, the "Wa" would disappear and become simply "Sup".

You should take it as a compliment. She assumes you are young enough to not judge her awful slang....
although my sister in law says "Sup" to her grandfather, Boss, and just about everyone in between. It is surprising she's not climbing up the corporate ladder more quickly with that eloquent snarl.

Still reading, BTW! I am a working mom, and my hubby is out of town 3 days a week....so I'll read to support you even when it is unintelligible.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm still reading!

And does it make me old that I HATE when teenagers tell me to "Have a good one." after they've rung up my purchases???

jen said...

Hey I just started reading and I think your "dribble" is some of the best s*#t I've come across in forever!! Although, I'm not sure that's a compliment being that I'm a SAHM that only reads children's books all day, but you're still fun and interesting!! I hope you find your new pt job rewarding! Make sure you show some of the infants a thing or two! If you're as good in real life as you are in your blog I'm positive you will!! Thank's for the laughs!
Jen

Lora said...

Of course, I'm still reading...

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm still reading and I actually chuckled at the image of you as Ma Ingalls!

Barb McMahon said...

Still reading. Applying for work myself, so you have my total sympathy.

Mary Beth said...

I'll add a "Whazzup?" but I think even that dates me. Your "boring" days are better than a lot of other stuff I read, so I'll keep coming back:)

Jennifer said...

Still reading! I love your blog and can relate on so many levels!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Social Butterfly disagrees with Marie on the spelling--she says it's "whaddup?"

I'm still hangin' in with you!

painted maypole said...

oooh... i am still reading and REal Simple is one of my FAVORITE magazines, that I buy when I need a treat kind of magazine on the airplane or whatever

painted maypole said...

since I can't leave a comment on your may day post, let me just say that if you swing by my place you'll see there was lots of maypole dancing, ribbons, and flowers in our hair....

andi said...

You so don't suck (in fact, you wouldn't suck at all if I got that magazine subscription...) - sometimes real life just has to have priority over life on the interwebs.

Jerseygirl89 said...

I've been sucking lately too - I have so many posts in my reader that I'm waiting for it to crash. But I'm still reading you, if that makes you feel better.

And we're not old, they're just VERY, VERY, young.

Madame Queen said...

Of course we're still reading! We want to know how things are going!

Stacia said...

I just came across your blog and have enjoyed the read!

Jennifer H said...

Kids these days.

I love your response, though. :-)

What kind of turkey was it? Mesquite smoked, honey, baked? Details, girl, details.

my minivan is faster than yours said...

Sup, dawg!

Did I win???

Kimmykay said...

I'm still reading..... I'm joining the suck race. LOL. And yes, the new college blood looks to be in jr high. sigh. I stopped asking when they were born when they announced the year I graduated high school.... that was it for me. LOL.

bichonpawz said...

You are hilarious!!! I'm surprised she didn't say WASSUP?? And yeah....I get it....they all seem like twelve to me too. And I am pretty sure that you are younger than I am!! You still got fans!!

Anna said...

I can't wait to see what part-time work brings to your writing material and flow--bring it on!

Anna said...

And, I'm going to be IN the July Real Simple, so it would be GREAT to get it! :)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I'm still reading. Spring is a good time to suck since everyone else is so busy they suck, too!

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

Oooh, is it too late to enter? Have you already picked a winner? If not, rest assured, I am reading, although not as often as I would like. What with work getting in the way and all.