Sep 26, 2016
Another edition of.. Holy crap I AM turning into my parents!
No need for deep philosophical discussion on this topic, but here's a few things I've noticed about myself lately..
New music sounds like crap to me
I kid you not, even the so called good music doesn't sound good to me at all. I hear maybe half a dozen songs a year from new artists that I like. I find myself ever more listening to older music from the 50's through the 80's and sorely missing the good old days.
I have more coupons in my wallet than money
I may not be loaded with scrilla, but by god.. I can get a heck of a good deal on two pizzas with garlic bread, or a four wheel tire rotation and alignment!
I get irritated with cheaply made products
My regular readers know what I'm talking about. I sometimes get on rants for days about cheap plastic crap that Wal-Mart sells. Whether it's a cheap sprinkler, a spatula, or hair dryer, I'm steadily buying more and more vintage items for everyday use, and laughing all the way to the bank.
Fast food doesn't taste as good as it used to
Two years ago I was the king of fast food, and even had a web-site dedicated to artery pounding monstrosities that I had conquered. Due to a health scare, I've greatly changed my eating habits since that time. When I do dine on fast food.. it really doesn't do anything for me. Well.. except for maybe giving me an upset stomach, and feelings of guilt for treating my body like a tent rather than a temple.
I'm more at peace with the way I look
Everyone has things about their appearance that they don't like. Suddenly this year, none of my old personal hang ups seem to matter as much as they used to. Life is too short to sweat superficial things, and it will just take away from a whole lot of living I need to do.
I guess these things aren't necessarily bad, just a wake up call that I've really changed, and will probably continue to do so as I get older. The thought of becoming more like my parents used to horrify me, but now I don't view it as a bad thing. If I ever start mowing the lawn in slippers and black socks however, someone will need to slap me.