|Image: Luna Park, Melbourne - for the young and young at heart|
I was on the phone today with an insurance company call centre and some way into the conversation I had to confirm my date of birth.
"Wow", said the person on the other end of the phone. "That's a real surprise, I wouldn't have guessed you were that old. You sound so young, like you're 30 or so".
So I am that old but sound that young?
What does a 30 year old sound like anyway?
I mean compared to a 40 something or 50 something or 60 something person?
Full of joie de vivre?
All giggly and girly?
Perhaps I should have mentioned to the 20 something person that I also obviously write as young as I sound.
My blog stats are telling me today that my most viewed post of all time (by far) is titled Sex on Moving Motor Cycles.
Well that was a surprise. Not. A. Proud. Blogging. Achievement. Really.
However it does make me smile. Widely.
It must be so disappointing when the Googlers get here looking for such critical advice and find instead a middle aged blogger who would be hard pressed to even get a leg up over a motorbike let alone point out the finer techniques required to achieve such mobile feats.
Maybe I need to start acting my age, whatever that means! But I wish people would quit thinking they compliment us (when we are in our 40s and over) by telling us we act younger, look younger and sound younger than we are. I, too, am guilty of doing the same thing to others and I am going to stop. That's why "growing young" becomes a fixation for us. It's an insult in some ways that our maturing age makes us 'less' somehow . I for one am happy to be where I am in life and want to go forwards not backwards! I think we need to hear more from bloggers in one of those countries where age is revered and not feared.
Tell me what is your most popular post of all time (see stats on blogger dashboard)? I will go read your post and put a link to it here. I wonder what it will say about the people searching for answers via Google?
Go visit my readers' blogs and check out which of their posts Google has loved the most!
Six Decades and Counting - Car Seats for Seniors - so very funny!
Gappa blog - Rukhwat Memories - beautiful post with a wedding theme and a profound message!!
Middle Age Ramblings blog - There is no such place as far away - this post is a must read and a real gem and inspirational!!!
A Glimpse into Midlife - Meet me on Mondays - check out more about Betty and living in Paraguay.
A Few Clowns Short - Ken Burns PBS Series - educational post about the Civilian conservation Corps in the Depression - very interesting.
Over Cups of Coffee - My dream home - post about the author's dream home, great taste too.
Where are my Angels - We were 80s - post about all the things in the 80s that we did and kind of regret now, hilarious!!
Kirti's Take on Life - From paperless to on paper marriage - Kirti discusses her marriage in India and the lengths she had to go to in order to get paperwork to prove her marriage some 16 years later.
Gran speaks - Hijacked Facebook Meme - Are you a Mickey Mouse lover too?