Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Why I am old.

Well I guess I'm not a salesperson. It's a good thing I don't have to do Ryan's job. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to get some cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and pretend I'm a country fan just to go to this concert.

So I've been thinking lately that I'm old. Not because of my age, but how I act. Here are some examples:

I am kind of behind the times with technology. I only got my cell phone two years ago, and we just barely got an ipod. I am quite possibly the world's slowest texter.

I love going to the library and I love to read. If I could I would probably stay home and read most of the time. I think I'm the only person in my ward who is actually interested in having a book club.

The only magazines I subscribe to are Reader's Digest and the Ensign.

I'm scared of participating in organized team sports.

I'm cheap. But I have to say I'm not as bad as I used to be. Still, sometimes I don't want to spend money even on necessities ($9 for a pair of socks? No way!). I've only had two professional manicures and one professional pedicure, and even though I don't dislike them, I just can't spend that much on something that only looks good for one day.

Sometimes I am easily frustrated in simple situations. Not long ago I had to take the car to the carwash (which I've never done before- remember, I'm cheap) and I could not figure out where to pay, when to pay, I was supposed to get a discount on gas at the same place and I argued with the cashier that he hadn't given me enough of a discount (he had). Of course, I couldn't find anyone who spoke English but it shouldn't have been that big of a deal, right? Well I was almost in tears by the end of it and when I came home I told Ryan I'm never doing it again. And that's why I wash the car on the front lawn.

Well maybe these examples show that I'm not necessarily old, just weird. I guess that's okay. But now I'm off to my bridge group. We meet every Wednesday night and we watch Lawrence Welk while we knit orange and brown afghans.


emily said...

ha! i'm guess i'm weird, too. wow, so many similarites we share: just got on ipod myself, still no cell phones in our family, we get readers' digest and the ensign (i also get family fun, though), etc.

i'm glad we're both weird. i like weird people.

Shellbell said...

Then I am old/weird, too. I dont have an ipod, never have sent a text in my life, love the reader digest and ensign, I love the library and LOVE to read, I prefer to call myself a "bargain shopper" than cheap though it just might be the same thing, and when you were describing your car wash situation, that could have easily been me. Though I do love to play in organized team sports, especially basketball!
Old/weird people unite!

megan said...

Darn it! I forgot Family Fun. My sister gave me a gift subscription.

JoElle said...

It sounds like you're not alone. I too am trying to catch up with technology and buy practically everything on clearance. But, who else has asked what the difference was between an IPOD and an MP3 player?...I was pretty clueless.

Jeremy said...

I think it runs in the family. The frugality, that is. And probably the tears. I prefer to call myself "tight," under false hopes that someone might think I mean muscle tone. (More tears here.)

Don't tell Ma & Pa, but I don't read the Digest. I have no cell phone, but I've owned a non-iPod mp3 player (weird) for six years. That's what music geeks do. That and reading.

Carrie L said...

Amen Megan! I'm with you all the way, except the car wash. I gave up washing myself since I have to do it before 7:00am to beat the sun. So now, my car is just dirty!