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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Get Back to Blogging Event Day 3

I am participating in the SITS Get Back to Blogging Event as described on my Monday post  .  Today our assignment was to select a post of which we are proud, explain our reasons, and repost it. 

I selected the post I wrote in August of 2009 on my 65th birthday.  I'm proud of it, because I decided that instead of getting depressed or in a funk about turning  65, I would treat the day with humor.  (Actually, when you consider the alternative to turning 65, what choice do we have?)  Also, I think I did a pretty good imitation of Dave Letterman's Top Ten.  Here it is:


My Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate Turning 65


Just having a little birthday celebration here... releasing a few baloons in honor of this landmark day.


Having watched David Letterman frequently, I thought I would write the top ten reasons to clelebrate turning 65:

10. I am now eligible for senior discounts at Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

9. I’ve probably been there, done that—I just don’t remember it.

8. Anything I buy from here on probably won’t have time to wear out.

7. I now qualify for Obama’s Cash for Clunkers Program.

6. I could take up smoking and it probably would not have time to hurt me.

5. I no longer have to provide ID in order to by booze at the supermarket or liquor store.

4. I’m still young at heart, though slightly older in other places.

3. I now have an excuse to speed; I have to hurry or I’ll forget where I was going.

2. It will be much harder now for those sexual harassment charges to stick.

AND, the number one reason to celebrate turning 65:


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16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Excellent! The senior discounts are worth it alone!

Retiredandcrazy said...

That is such a funny blog Eva.

Brian Miller said...

haha. enjoy those benefits...smiles.

My name is PJ. said...

Tooooooooooo funny! I adore #9!!!

Gaston Studio said...

LOL Eva, good ones for sure... and I love the accompanying graphic which says it all to me!

natalee said...

LOL!! You've inspired me and I too am doing a back to blogging.... YOU ARE AMAZINGly Hysterical....LOLOLOL!!!!!!! HUGS MY FUNNY FRIEND!!!!

glnroz said...

lol,, i may borrow yuour list.. lolol

Joann Mannix said...

That was stellar! You could write for David Letterman. And remember 65 is the new 45. Go for it, Eva.

Karen Peterson said...

I can't wait for the senior discounts!

You did great on your Top 10 list!

Jen said...

Hey, now you've joined the majority-----in our family...lol

Fragrant Liar said...

HAHAHA! I'm a little younger than you, and I think I don't give a shit either!

Great post, Eva!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Haha, love it!! And being one in the over 50+ crowd I figured that really was the last big one. It's all gravy from here on out. I especially love #1 and I feel more and more like that every day!

Pat said...

These are great! I especially like the speeding one! I'll have to use that if I ever get caught speeding....if only I can REMEMBER it!

Eva Gallant said...

Retired&Crazy: I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Glen: If the shoe fits, as they say!

Jen: The majority...why does that not comfort me???

The Retired One said...

You are a bit older than me, Eva, but I cracked up reading these and could relate to them all. ha

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny lady! BTW, If you buy your wine at Target, you will have to show your ID -- it may make you feel younger. It made us feel ridiculous. Bill and I are older than you are (and we look every day of it) -- we've had to show ID every time we buy a bottle of wine there. "Policy" the clerk said, when we expressed disbelief!! Too bad the chain doesn't give their workers credit for having a brain.