Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So This Is What It Feels Like

I am convinced now that I am in the middle of a mid-life crisis.  What are the signs?  Well, I just did the RealAge survey by those doctors who are on Oprah and I lied on some of the questions to make it look better.  I got laid off about three weeks ago and am now not sure I want to do what I am doing (DO NOT tell my wife).  I started working out again about nine months ago and now I am obsessed with it a little bit.  I think my hair is thinning.  I am concerned about my graying chest hair.  I have a mole on my leg that I think should be looked at even though it doesn't have any of the criteria for skin cancer. I look in the mirror and squeeze my gut and shake my head.  I am obsessed with nose hair and ear hair.  

I doesn't help that I have read numerous articles lately that basically describe all the stuff I am going through.  I feel like such a cliche.  

My shrink (yes I see a shrink - have for years) doesn't seem concerned.  My wife, I think, is a little befuddled.  The kids think what I do is funny.  My mom and sister seem supportive and excited for me.

Isn't getting older a wonderful thing?  I'm not sure, I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

From the mouths of babes

F: Through sobs "E kicked me and it really hurts!"
Me: "Are you dying? No.  Then take a deep breath and head back outside."

E:  "I didn't kick him in the face on purpose!"

Well, thank goodness for that.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Space Toddyssey v2.0

OK - so "Toddyssey" is not the most original name for a blog and I didn't like my first foray.  This is the first post for my blog v2.0.  Hopefully this one will go a little better.  You didn't miss anything on the first attempt.  I only had one post.  Wish me luck.