I was tagged by Becky to do my own meme. Imagine that!
So, here goes...
The Aging Meme
all you have to do is fill in the blanks...
At a certain age women should not wear very long hair. At a certain point I think around shoulder length is really long enough.
At a certain age men should not date/marry/or make children with women in their 20s.
When I was a kid I thought I would become an artist.
Now that I am older I wish I spent more time thinking things through when I was younger.
You know you are too old to wear a miniskirt when you wonder if you're too old to be wearing it.
You know you are too young to wear make-up when you still have gorgeous kid skin.
When I was in high school I listened to the music of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, R.E.M.
Nowadays I find I like the music of whatever they're playing on The Spectrum on Sirius Sattelite radio. It's a great mix of new and old including R.E.M., Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, and Jakob Dylan.
On my last birthday I turned 37 and celebrated as described here.
On my next birthday I want to go skiing.
The best birthday present I ever got was the timing of my birthday. My birthday is January 15 which was Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and because his birthday is treated as a national holiday I not only get to share my day with a great man, I get a long weekend. Don't get me wrong, I've gotten lots of wonderful presents, but that day off is so nice.
The first time I felt grown up was the first time I had to stay up all night with Zoe when she was sick.
The last time I felt like a kid was 5 minutes ago as I enjoyed the movie Wall-E.
When I read Bridge to Terabithia it changed my life. I read that book sometime in elementary school and that's when I discovered how wonderful reading is.
Last year was filled with ups and downs.
Next year I hope not to repeat some of the downs from last year.