This is the post where I post pictures and you guess what the hell is going on. Then I tell you.
Here I am working the Skirt Chaser 5K tent at the Oktoberfest Triathlon this morning. I shared the tent with two gorgeous seniors from the University of Colorado. I felt old, frumpy, mom-like and old. They talked of studying and plans to make 60K right out of college. I was like, hey, but have you run a marathon because I do those. And I have a blog.
I tried to hang. The one girl asked me if I knew who Kei$ha was. I might be old but I’m not dead. (Look, I even put the “$” in her name, that has to count for something, right?). I just poke fun. These girls really were awesome and fun to hang out with. I’m just having youth envy and am bitter.
This is my son, who is 13, driving a 1950 Willy yesterday. That is my dad in the back, lounging. My dad’s friend owns this car, and taught his own son to drive in in. It has no doors and an optional windshield. But, by God, it has lap belts. I also like the sunroof and I’m sure it has heated seats and airbags.
In Colorado you can now get your driving permit when you are 14. This means this summer for Sam. Is it wrong that I cried when I saw this picture? Mostly because he used to drive this:
Don’t even pretend you don’t want one of these sweet back hoes (not those kind of hoes). Oh, wait, that might be a front loader. Forgive me, I don’t work in construction.
Weird, he even has the same pose in those pictures.
This is part of the production that is going on around here as the countdown is on for Tuesday’s Taylor Swift concert. There are also posters and hats. I do like Taylor $wift, but I don’t like being trapped in a large venue with 30,000 other screaming ‘tweens. This, however, will be the highlight of Emma’s year. I do it for the greater good. We went last year and I have to say she puts on a good show.
What’s been your favorite concert ever? I have been to SO many, but I actually surprised myself and liked Paul McCartney the best. Maybe I am old.
What’s happened lately that made you feel old?
PS: Check this out. These two guys are on Day 37 (115 miles) as they run from New York to California as part of the Transcontinental Project to raise money for Global Kids and Shannon’s Fight. Thanks to the girls from Two Former Fat Chicks for letting me know about this!