Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I have a Problem with their use of the word Senior
I had a post all lined up today about my late father-in-law and our driving issues when Casey over at Half as Good as You reminded me that it was Random Tuesday Thoughts today. If you don't know what RTT is go check out Keely at The Un-Mom. And Casey, and Vodkamom, and Capt. Dumbass and all the rest of the blogs that are nice and neatly alphabetized in ascending order on my sidebar (like the librarian speak? "alphabetized in ascending order." HeeHee. Where's my sensible shoes?).
I received this horrendous thing in the mail yesterday. I'd like to take issue with Sunset Magazine's definition of SENIOR CITIZEN! I haven't turned 50, folks. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, what's six months but damn give me a break.
JR got a huge laugh out of this. He was saying things like, "Sunset just made my day" and "Honey, they think you're a SENIOR CITIZEN" and "This makes it official, you really are old." My response was the appropriate; "F**k you." He really should understand by now that paybacks are hell and he has a birthday coming up on Friday.
The SENIOR word is not going to stop me from subscribing though. It's only $10. I may be offended but I'm not stupid; Sunset has some great recipes and photographs. Just to show how pissed off I am about the whole SENIOR thing I'm going to rip out the photographs to use as inspiration for paintings. There! That ought to teach them. My total abuse of their work should be payback enough.
Speaking of abusive painting (why does that sound so bad?) this is my latest one. I'm planning to give it to the DIL or at least I was until she told me she was going to put it in her bathroom. I DON'T THINK SO! I expect a much better position within their household for my amateurish efforts.
Took a quick trip to Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Met some very nice people at the Medical library at UVa. Since, I haven't heard from them I'm assuming I wasn't the top candidate. That's alright, Charlottesville is beautiful but expensive. Plus, it would be hard for JR to find something there to do. Unless you count his plan to be my private gigolo as a job. Then he's all set.
I have today off (a whole other story that I won't go into now) so I'll be doing all sorts of random things. Paint, pay bills, cook, paint, clean the bathrooms, paint, eat too much, dust, try not to indulge in retail therapy, and paint. Hope your day goes well.