My Secret Life as a Senior

Flipping through a magazine at the doctor’s office the other day, I ran across an article by comedian/actor Steve Carell.  In it, he admitted how a trip to Target and some deep love for cargo pants brought him to the realization that he would never be cool.  I gave up that ghost a long time ago.

But since my book is coming out soon (September 1!), bloggers have been doing a great job exposing love secrets – that is, secrets that they have learned about their loved ones.  Well, here’s a secret I learned about myself.

I am a senior at heart.

Here are the facts:

  • I love Jeopardy!  I’ve watched it since I was a kid.  And now my husband and I compete at it.
  • If my day is going well, I get hungry at 5:00 pm.  Even worse: I like eating out then to avoid all the loud people and crowds.
  • My husband and I watch Columbo or Murder, She Wrote almost every night before bed.  Luckily, with Columbo, you know who the murderer is from the beginning, because I often fall asleep before the end.
  • Some of my favorite artists are Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Judy Garland.
  • I am a sucker for old-time movie musicals (Singin’ in the Rain  and My Fair Lady in particular) and Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

There you have it.  A secret about me.

Until recently, I held onto the illusion that I was just your average 30-year-old.  But then I did one of the hippest, cool things I think I do.  I went to play pub trivia.  It was at a new place, and the game started at 6:00 (My first thought was: great.  It should have been a dead giveaway.)  The average age was 70.

Hopefully, one day, I can aspire to be as hip and cool as these ladies.

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One Response to My Secret Life as a Senior

  1. Liz says:

    I also joke that Lior and I are an old couple – we prefer staying in than going out!


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