HAPPY MOUTH – September, 2009

On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, a large group of us (Wendy, Ron G, Carrie, Jay, Beth, Ron C, Tracy, Ted, Julie, Ed, Rob, Dave, Angel, and me) met for our monthly Happy Mouth outing.

It was Wendy’s month to select and she chose Pelican’s Reef, which captures a bit of the Florida keys right in Cincinnati’s east side. It’s a loud, boisterous casual restaurant with fresh fish, lots of sandwiches, and plenty of tasty desserts.

We had a great time – we were a nice large group with lots of energy, and Patti (the front-of-house manager) & Star (our server) took great care of us!

Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things that Make you Feel Old

From this site comes the following question: What are 10 things that make you feel old? Here’s my list, in no particular order:

  • Forgetting to do this on Tuesday!
  • Failing eyesight
  • Being sore after an amount of exercise/work that used to NOT make me sore
  • Considering being home by 11:00p on a weekend night to be a good night
  • Remembering when I used to go out at 11:00p – on weeknights as well as weekend nights!
  • Feeling the need to write things down instead of relying on my memory (or is that because I’ve got more – lots more – to do now that I’m older?)
  • Being financially well-off & responsible with money
  • Mentally calculating the age difference between myself and my students, and being very aware that I am old enough to be their parents – even if their parents didn’t “start young”
  • Listening to popular music and not recognizing a.single.artist
  • Wondering when Saturday Night Live started letting children host the show!

Still, all things considered, getting older beats the alternative.

What makes you feel old? Leave your thoughts in comments.

Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things that Make you Feel Old

From this site comes the following question: What are 10 things that make you feel old? Here’s my list, in no particular order:

  • Forgetting to do this on Tuesday!
  • Failing eyesight
  • Being sore after an amount of exercise/work that used to NOT make me sore
  • Considering being home by 11:00p on a weekend night to be a good night
  • Remembering when I used to go out at 11:00p – on weeknights as well as weekend nights!
  • Feeling the need to write things down instead of relying on my memory (or is that because I’ve got more – lots more – to do now that I’m older?)
  • Being financially well-off & responsible with money
  • Mentally calculating the age difference between myself and my students, and being very aware that I am old enough to be their parents – even if their parents didn’t “start young”
  • Listening to popular music and not recognizing a.single.artist
  • Wondering when Saturday Night Live started letting children host the show!

Still, all things considered, getting older beats the alternative.

What makes you feel old? Leave your thoughts in comments.