Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Geriatric Teenager

I am a young man, looking for romance.  I spend a lot of time playing word games with my little girl. And yet I have every ailment that men of 80 have. My body acts its age but my thinker does not. I think I can eat or sleep like a boy scout.

Our old folks home has put one of its old computers in the card room for the residents to use.  It needs a new mouse though.  I searched through all my electronic junk boxes looking for a mouse.  I know I have one, but I cannot find it.  It must be in storage. Ah well, I will buy a cheap one and donate it, just to get the computer running.

I need paper for the printer, since I am nearly out.  I made a run to the Staples on my scooter.  They have a special on paper so I bought three reams.  I bought a cheap mouse.

When I returned, I opened the storage drawer to put the paper away, and LO, and BEHOLD.  There is already packaged paper in there. I have plenty after all.  Now I have plenty plenty plenty.  And next to the plenty extra paper is THE EXTRA MOUSE. Now I have plenty extra mouse too. 

So my active teen age mind is acting like a normal 80 year old brain. My little girl has passed the half century mark, and beats her Dad fourteen out of fifteen times.

So how old am I, anyway?

 

10 comments:

robinngabster said...

Your as old as you think you are...that's what people say anyway. Never really made sense to me. I am 38, no matter how I slice it up I am still 38.  I sorta feel 29 though.  :)

candace636 said...

My age!!!

Candace

firestormkids04 said...

Maybe you are like me . . . whatever age you want until you pass a mirror and see your parent reflected there.  Love, Penny

kateh2ocolorart said...

Firestorm said it all, only this little girl thinks of herself in her 20's, walks past the mirror of a 50+ year old and sees not only her MOTHER, but her GRANDMOTHER!  YIKES!  Glad I come from good stock.
Kate

plieck30 said...

Next you'll be teaching all the residents how to use the computer and how to start a journal. Hope they are as interesting as you. Paula

fisherkristina said...

Oh, you are not old at all Chuck.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/Sometimes I think

emfeasel said...

..old enough to not take yourself so seriously!.... ;)  Elizabeth

emfeasel said...

..what a difference a word makes..."old enough not to take yourself too seriously"...there..better....that's you.  E

ryanagi said...

Glad to hear that even if our bodies betray us, we can still be childlike in our minds...or horny teenagery...which ever. LOL

magogos said...

My partner Rene counts her age in reverse dog years. She is 65, so is 9 in reverse dog years. She has a great time with the attitude of a 9 year old and the money of a 65 year old. What do you think? You'd be 11. Margo