Sunday, December 29, 2013

Man, I'm getting *so* old

I went to the local pub tonight for an evening tipple (Fulles's ESB on tap, thanks for asking).  I ended up having a wonderful chat with two lovely girls, 21 and 22.  As the line from the movie goes, they were as fresh and full of promise as a martini in the moonlight. They took a "selfie" of them and me, no doubt to appear somewhere on the 'net.  No, we weren't doing anything untowards - I think I was their "Dad equivalent" for the evening.

And I may have got a date for Mrs. Borepatch to take one of them, along with #1 Son, to the shooting range.  All women should be dangerous, I've convinced them of this truth (from a starting point of "Guns, eww!").  Go team me!

But when did I get so damn old, that when sitting with two lovely young women I start thinking "these could make fine daughters in law"?  Bah.  As Doc Holiday said, "I'm in my prime" ...


11 comments:

Carteach said...

I can't say getting older sucks, but it sure does bring on some changes.

After teaching high school age kids for a decade, my brain see's females as 'little girls' till they reach 30 or so. Sheesh.

Oh.... that may be my favorite clip from that movie. I was just thinking of it the other day.

Dave H said...

"these could make fine daughters in law"

I don't think that's old age, that's contentment with your state of matrimony coupled with the understanding that your children are adults now.

I'm at the age now where I'm in the same boat as Carteach. My oldest daughter turns 30 in six months, so now women in that age range remind me of teenagers. Difficult ones.

And sometimes getting old does suck, but it beats the alternative.

bruce said...

oh yeah Borepatch, it is a drink both sweet and sour.

Borepatch said...

Carteach, I love this scene.

bruce, sweet and sour does sum it up.

quizikle said...

And why would "fine daughters-in-law" be contrary to "I'm in my prime"?

(Grand-daddy was 3 years older than - and friends with - his mother-in-law)

Q

Goober said...

I'm still young enough that a 22 year old would still consider me fair game...

...I think.

Not that I'd give two hot shits if one did anyway. If there is anything that 22year olds have in common, it's that they're mostly all a pain in the ass.

I like my 32year old wife fine, thanks. Besides, my humble opinion is that thereis nothing hotter than the mother of your children. All others pale in comparison.

Borepatch said...

Goober, well said.

Weetabix said...

I'm with Wyatt - I'm retired.

jimmie said...

My wife has to many guns for me to be looking around.

jimmie said...

My wife has to many guns for me to be looking around.

Jay G said...

I remember, not too long ago, watching a teenaged girl walk down our street.

As I looked at her, one thing and one thing only ran through my mind.

"I wonder if she's interested in babysitting"...