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.