you know you are getting old when…

you take a mental health day from work and spend it at Costco. What about Costco entrances me? Is it the opportunity to by as much Crystal Lite mix at one time to kill 100 lab rats? To be able to purchase Stargate SG-1 for a mere $14.99? I don’t know. I hate consumerism, so I like its no-frills warehouse feel. Of course, that is all part of the design, so I have once again been duped by marketing. Seriously though, I could live there. Maybe I will! And film it! [Costo-ize Me].

you know you are getting old when

you are watching the newly released My So-Called Life dvd box set and you realize that Angela is a brat to her parents and relate a bit more to her parents. Angela, why so self-centered? Also, I used to be in LURVE with Jordan Catalano but this time around found him to be dumb and shallow (but oh so cute). Also, Brian Krakow is probably the better choice. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I guess that’s growing old for you.

Are you currently or have you ever….

been so lazy about doing laundry that you go out and BUY NEW UNDERWEAR instead? I just did that today and I think this signifies hitting rock bottom.

Also: you know you are getting old when you want to yell at teenagers on the street to stop dragging their feet. Everyone here wears flip flops which is gross enough, but they can’t even walk correctly. It’s a mess.

Also, I need to be careful what I wish for. I kvetched about living in the suburbs, but now I am woken up every hour of the night for something. Two nights this week the bar next to my building has had some sort of brawl/riot, there is a mentally ill individual who screams about Jesus every hour on the hour*, and people can’t control their car alarms.

* I understand that the mentally ill homeless person is having a much worse time than me. I don’t mean to make light of it. But dammit, I need my sleep.

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I’m trying to psych myself up about my move, so I’ve started a calendar, which you can access over on the sidebar, with upcoming shows in the Bay Area that I would like to/plan on attending. It’s a lil overwhelming, considering I have barely seen any live music in the last three years, whereas living in nyc I went 2-3 times a week. However, I am now three years older, which means…

You know you are getting old when you feel annoyed that shows go on too late. Doors usually open around 8pm, that means the opening act goes on about 9pm, plays for 40 minutes, there is about a 20 minute break in bewtween for set up, there may be more than one, and then your headline doesn’t get on until 10:30 or so, and it over after midnight. Then I first have to catch the subway/bus? I won’t be home until after 1am. Oy! If I have to work the next day, I will be spent. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if bands decided to play a matinee show? I think that would be fantastic. I’d be all energy and jumping around right in front. Or even start at 4pm. Teens are out of school by then. When I start my record label, I will require bands to play matinee shows. Fuck, I’m old.