Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This is how we do it.....

I was talking with a younger friend (much younger, like over a decade younger) the other day, just about stuff, and she asked me about the post I had mentioned on FB (you know, the one where I'm just soooo controversial - 'One is the loneliest number') and she wanted to know what it was that, and I quote, "You old people do for fun". Um, what? I know I have a few years on her (okay, it's 15, but that's beside the point), but 'old people'? Really?

My automatic response was something rather sarcastic, along the lines of 'Oh, you know. Just the usual stuff. We gather all the crayons, makers and finger paint we can find, and then go and tag all the cool places you 'young ones' like to hang out at'. Apparently my sarcasm is somewhat lacking in it's bite, because she gave me THAT look and said 'Seriously?'. Wow. I weep for the younger generation.

I gave in and informed her that we do pretty much the same stuff as them; go out for dinner and drinks, go watch a movie, maybe go to a friend's house sans the kids and just talk and have a good time. But, if we really want to let loose, well then we get stomping. Again, I got THAT look. *sigh*

So I told her about going over to my friend 'The Incredible Ms. D's' house for our 'Modern Girls Knitting Club Meeting', and how we helped her separate and stomp on grapes for homemade wine. I swear, once she heard the word 'wine' her eyes lit up, and she went 'What? You made wine?'. Yup. Well, we didn't totally make it, more like 'prepped' it for the process of making the wine. I then got grilled for the next 30 minutes about exactly what it was that we did, how long did it take, how long do I think it will take till the wine is ready, can anyone do this..... yadda, yadda, yadda.

At the end of the conversation I said 'So, I guess us 'old people' still now how to have a good time?'. She again gave me THAT look, and said, 'Well, you know, if that's the kind of thing you like doing.' Seriously? There is no winning with some people. But  you can bet your butt that she's going to be talking to all her friends about this and I have no doubt that a local grocery store is going to be out of grapes as the 'young people' try their hand at making wine. This should be interesting...

Till next time, get your stomp on!!


         (we didn't exactly look like this, but you get the general idea. Thanks Aunt Dee for sending the picture)


  1. Being nearly 40 must suck, huh? *giggle.
    Though, that said, when I tend to go out and start talking to folks that are 10 to 15 years younger than me, I tend to become like a wise old Kahuna. Dude. Totally. And then they ask me to come to an after party, to which I decline saying that I have my kids turning up in the morning, to which they all give me a blank look - o_o - like that. *sigh. You're right, there's no winning with them, but screw it, we're having fun our own way.
    *I'm so taking you out when you come back home at the end of the year, so you can see this first hand :)

    1. Oh, I have no doubt you are the wise and learned one when you go out. And I've still got a year and a half before I turn 40 smarty pants. I kind of just cracks me up that they think we automatically get boring once you become a parent - some of the funniest and most out going people I know are parents.