Monday, November 05, 2007

"on her 22nd birthday, she already is an old maid"

well, i am a few years past 22, quickly approaching the quarter of a century mark, but man i feel old. and here's why:

first, my knees, which have been scarred and shaped from my years of dancing, acting, and falling down a lot, have been causing me an unacceptable amount of pain over the last month. my joints and ligaments are all stiff, and i frequently sit in my living room with my running laptop sitting on top of my knees, the warm battery soothing my aching knees. (perhaps i should invest in a heating pad of some kind...) i feel like the scary old lady down the street who sits on her porch in a rickety rocking chair and announces to all walking by, "there's a big storm a-comin'! i can feel it in my knees!" yep. that's me. old.

second, my increasing habit of getting tired by 10:00 p.m. yes, i'm a big girl and have a big girl job that starts at 7:00 a.m., but come on! my circadian rhythm has never worked properly! i'm a night owl who can stay up until 2:00 a.m. or 3:00 a.m. easily, no matter what time i awoke that morning. i stayed awake for 36-ish hours straight when i flew to italy 2 and a half years ago and had absolutely no problem with jet lag. so, apparently later in life, it's starting to kick in. and it's making me lame. and old. case in point:

i was out friday night having a lovely dinner with some friends. it was nearly 10:00 p.m. when we left the restaurant, and everyone was planning on playing ping pong, pool, and foosball late into the night, like any sensible, young, and alive twentysomething would do on a friday night. me? i asked to be taken home. because i was tired. i laid down on my couch, turned on "what not to wear," and was gone by 11:00 p.m. i crawled upstairs and into bed and was fast asleep by midnight. yep! i'm officially lame now. and old.

third, well, there's no real third. unless you count the fact that i will, in fact, be 25 in 2 months. however, i know most of you have already hit that mark and will balk at my exclamation that 25 makes me old. even though it does.

ache ache

hmm...a storm's a-brewing...better bring an umbrella tomorrow.


  1. i'm old too! i go to bed by 11 and HAVE to have at least 8 hours of sleep in order to function properly.
    oh well!

  2. If I were you, I would welcome a storm. It would give moisture back to your skin. Humidity is great! (Except June-August)

  3. Whatever, old is relative and young is overrated.


    I love you. A Lot!

  4. At least you won't have to turn that pesky weather channel on anymore. And I go to bed early too. But maybe that's because I'm a boring married lady.

  5. Hmm. I still see some hope for you.

    "What not to wear" is a darn sight better than scoping out Antique Road Show for personal items you dropped off at DI last week...

    I still like you. =)