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Am I really that old?

October 2014
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I decided it’s time to get some glasses or get my eyes lasered or something. A friend of Mrs. Bgddy’s works for one of the best eye doctors in the State (she’s quite famous actually) so my wife asked her what we should do about my eyesight before I started looking for a doctor. After a short conversation, reading glasses were recommended and she even sent a pair home with my wife for me to try out.  To say they helped would be an understatement of epic proportions.

Oh my God, what happened? When did that happen?

So here I am, a few hours from going to see Korn (one of my favorite bands), sitting on my couch typing this post, wearing reading glasses.

If that isn’t bad enough, and it is, at a meeting yesterday a young new kid called me sir (obviously a military background). Sir? That’s my dad! Oh wait, he died last year…

Just a few years ago I was a punk kid. Not long ago I was a young man, mid-30’s.  I’m not a kid any more.

Apparently having a bunch of tattoos isn’t the fountain of youth I thought it would be and rollerblading, running and cycling only puts off the feebleness of age… There’s no doubt I’m still exceptionally spry but still, my eyes just aren’t working like they used to…

I wrote everything before this sentence yesterday.

Mrs. Bgddy, because she’s the awesomest wife in the world – who knows some really cool people – got us some spectacular seats to the show because Korn is amongst my top three favorite bands (I’d put Stone Temple Pilots first and Korn second if I had to rank them).  I don’t know who is running the music industry around here but they’re doing a fantastic job of pulling in these top tier shows and we middle-aged headbangers are lucky beyond words for it – and I’m lucky for having such an awesome wife to set this whole thing up.

Korn was flat-out amazing.  The show was fantastic and we could tell they’ve been putting in the time to get this tour right.  They were tight.

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It wasn’t till the encore that Jonathan Davis, the lead singer, really blew my mind…  The encore song was from their first album (CD), he announced that the album turns 20 years-old in eight days.

Ah, how time flies.  Could be worse, at least I’m having fun getting older.  It is what it is.

 

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14 Comments

  1. you know you’re old when you go out and buy the 20th anniversary editions of your favourite bands’ albums, and there’s been quite a few of those in the last decade or so…

    • bgddyjim says:

      I know – my third favorite was ’81 to 2001. Their 30th (!) was three years ago but I didn’t make the connection. Fortunately, I was only 11 when the band formed. I was 13 for their big break album. Still, geez.

  2. Sitting on your couch blogging in reading glasses before going to Korn may be the best line ever written. Totally sums it up. I’m with you. To getting old!!!!

  3. Kecia says:

    I had Lasik eye surgery in 2009 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but I had worn glasses since I was in 4th grade and couldn’t see a thing without them. I’m not looking forward to the day I need to wear reading glasses. That will mean I’m getting older too 😦

    • bgddyjim says:

      Exactly…

      My far away eyesight is not great but it’s not bad either so lasik would improve the far away but make my up close worse. Thus the reading glasses.

  4. I hate it when kids call me ma’am.

    So who is your third favorite band?

  5. elisariva says:

    Readers are a sign of success – longevity! I have “progressive” contacts. Without corrective lenses I don’t need readers – I just can’t see beyond my arm. Welcome to your 40’s – sir.

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