Monday, August 6, 2007

George Carlin

This is an email I received....thought you might enjoy reading it....

George Carlin's View on Aging Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"I'm four and a half!"

You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?"

"I'm gonna be 16!"

You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.

Before you know it, you REACH 50 . And your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.

And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!

But do share this with someone,
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

seen before but still good


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.



Barbara said...

How true all of this is and funny.

We were horrified here when we saw the pictures of the collapsed bridge. To hear that there were 70 others in the same condition was even more horrifying. Our thughts too are with the families.

jennifer said...

This has been a delight to read! I love the cell phone stuff! I am cracking up about sitting in the driveway, calling the kids to help me unload groceries!!!

Fun Monday morning!

Myrna said...

How funny!

I see myself in all of it! How funny!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, aging...isn't it grand?! that George always had a way with humor. thanks for the funny this a.m. Betty.

Thank you too for your always sweet comments to me. I haven't been on any home tours, but if you ever get to B'ham, I promise you can have a personal one.



Susie said...

Thanks for the giggles to start my day! All so true!!

dot said...

Cute post Betty! Tony and I just got our first cell phones and we are always talking about what a pain they are. Gotta remember to take it with you, gotta remember where you put it, then you get in church and remember it's on but you can't remember how to turn it off so you have to leave and go outside and figure it out in case someone calls in the middle of the service. Then you remember everyone who has your number is sitting in church! lol.

T*mmy said...

Enjoyed reading those!

Mary said...

I'm having a real old giggle - George always does that to people!

Cell phones - love 'em, hate 'em. I was seated in the Grand Jury room today listening to testimony when mine rang - had completely forgotten to turn it off - was I ever embarrassed!!!
Yes - selected for the G.J. and have to serve two Mondays a month for 6 mths. Interesting though!!!

Sue said...

I can so relate to the phone # list. With my three kids there are at least 9 phone #'s. Thanks for the morning laugh.

PEA said...

I've always loved George Carlin and I remember watching him on the Ed Sullivan Show!! He sure does have a way with words! lol Everything he says is so true!!! xox

Ruth said...

Loved both of these!! Thanks for posting them.