Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Other people who will qualify for their "Yeah, baby!" discount this year...
Eddie Van Halen
David Alan Grier
Billy Bob Thornton
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Six months ago, my 1974 graduating class of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas decided to start getting together for lunch once a month. This Saturday was our biggest gathering yet and we had a fabulous time, as always.
When I saw this picture that was posted on Facebook last night, I was struck by the fact that this year we will (or already have) hit that magical senior citizen discount threshold of being 55 years old.
Now, you tell me. Do those people up there look like senior citizens to you? I think we need a new phrase for the discounts we baby boomers have so rightfully earned. The phrase must not include the words senior, silver, golden or elderly.
How about a "Yeah, Baby!" discount?
"I would like to use my 'Yeah, Baby!' discount, please."
I like the sound of it.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I've had my Wii Fit for about a year and a half now. Each Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus skill has four levels of achievement: beginner, amateur, intermediate and champion. After a year and a half, I have finally reached the champion level on a skill. That's a picture of the "skill" up there.
The skill is in the yoga section of Wii Fit Plus and it's the skill of meditation. More specifically, it's the skill of sitting on the Wii Fit board with your legs crossed in front of you while staring at the flame on your television and listening to soothing music.
Not only is this my first champion skill in Wii Fit, but I also achieved that status on my first try. Put another way, I am a "champion" at sitting on my ass in front of a television.
I've had years of training.