Friday, February 03, 2006

dude, where's my walker?

one of my nicey roommates, who just turned 23 not long ago, just got on his first chicago longform improv team at the playground. after a meet and greet, he came home. i cheerily asked how it went. he got through the generals, then said one dude is really old. he's like, 30.

34, i mean, 34 - he stammered, as if it would make this better.

i shot him the meanest look ever.
your 3 other roommates are all 29 and 30, friend, i say.
yeah, but you don't act old, he said.

oh my god.
34 is young! good god, why did this conversation happen?
2 or 3 years from now, he'll look back on this and laugh. man, if i wasn't so tired from eating dinner at 3:30, i'd go in the next room and punch him in the neck. ah well- my teeth are out for the night, so why bother?

[name withheld to protect the guilty.]

7 Comments:

Anonymous Montecore's Revenge said...

One of the unfortunate things about getting older (I just turned 28) is coming to the grim realization that, in a few years, people who didn't know me then won't believe I was like this when I was 16 and 20 and 25, too.

Well, that and the inevitable hair loss.

12:46 AM  
Blogger tara d. said...

you are bald as an eagle.


in addition, i don't think anyone is old until they wear a shirt that reads "oldy". when they think it, i'll think it.

seriously, i don't think it until like, mid-eighties.

80 is the new 21!

1:11 AM  
Blogger christine said...

Moving around we are constantly meeting new peeps all of the time and noone seems to fit in our "age bracket" were are too old to be in the just out of college crowd but too young to be in the married/kids/family crowd. What to do?

And remember tara...we are young for our age...when we were in HS we were still having sleepovers (no alcohol), making vidoes, and playing made-up games. Oh, and we did play Clue and that board game with the octy and PB pretty religiously. There were nocollege-age boyfriends for these 16 yos!

6:07 AM  
Anonymous trace said...

some one asked me how old i was the other day...
i say 30
they say, in a shocked and awed kind of way, "oh.... you don't seem that old"

f you lady

ps. chrissy, secrets out we still play made up games, try and sing all convos for the day, make videos and have dance parties on friday night - alone or not -
old schmold

6:35 AM  
Blogger Zach said...

Speak up, dearie!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Timmy Tapeworm said...

I say get a new roommate. That guy sounds like a jerk.

11:35 AM  
Blogger VinnyDF said...

I think that this "roomate" and I need to have a talk, being that I'm almost the big 40! This "roomate" is sure sounding more and more like a tool!!!! Yeah! That's me calling you out Timmy Tapeworm!! You....my friend.....have thrown down the gauntlet!!!!!

You will rue the day.....Bwahahahahaha (insert evil laugh for dramatic pause)..that I come to Chicago!!!!Bwahahahahaha (insert evil laugh again for dramatic effect)

fade to black.....Scene.....

3:35 PM  

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