October 18, 2003

Ripple Fire

Jen's comment on this got me to thinking about age. I don't know about you, but the only birthdays I cared about were:
18 - legal to drink in some states.
21 - legal to drink everywhere.
25 - auto insurance went down.
30 - officially no longer a 'kid'.
Other than that, I really didn't care. Now here are some milestones that bugged me a little:
First time I saw a Playboy playmate younger than me.
First time I saw a Playboy playmate younger than my little brother.
First time I saw a Playboy playmate younger than the year I graduated high school.
Being called 'Sir' for the first time. This one was due to my military rank and a young MP. I was a sergeant and too damn young to be a 'Sir'!

In the NHL, the Phoenix Coyotes have completely revamped their uniforms, scrapping the old "peyote-dog" (my description, but I loved it) for a cleaner and more traditional look. I have to admit I like the new ones better, and their 'evolution video' is way cool. Meanwhile, both the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild introduced new 'third' logos and jerseys this year. Minnesota also moved more towards the traditional while Dallas tries to become Texas' team.

You know what just occurred to me? When I think about vintage television, I picture old black&white shows, but I talked about 'vintage television' and was referencing a show from 1979! Hell, I was already in the military in 1979. Must be the mind going...

The song 'I Love You More Today (Than Yesterday)' was sung by Spiral Staircase, a classic one-hit wonder. I know this because my wife told me so last night. It had been bugging her after hearing it on the radio.

Not to sound obsessive or anything, but Jennifer is a punk. She only slightly amends my opinion by inviting everyone to spend the day on her boat.

Mookie and Mom are getting ready for work. Mookie just popped downstairs to tell me she noticed that Jethro Tull's first compilation CD is titled 'M.U. The Best of Jethro Tull'. I'm a big Tull fan. One of the best concerts I've ever seen was Tull in Germany, in a smallish hall. Just me and a few thousand very mellow friends. I was one of the youngest people there.

I'm wearing a baseball cap because I had to go out back and hush the dogs up. It's too early to be barking, which has nothing to do with the hat, but I have a world-class case of bed-head going on.

Lots to do, enjoy the day!

Posted by Ted at October 18, 2003 08:16 AM | TrackBack

A "punk"? What'd I do?

Posted by: Jennifer at October 18, 2003 09:57 AM

I like the new Coyote uniforms better, too. Now if they'd quit playing that @)(&@) song everytime they score...and barking.


Posted by: hln at October 18, 2003 02:23 PM

I dunno Jen, my memory isn't what it used to be... ;)

Posted by: Ted at October 18, 2003 05:08 PM

All of those Playboy moments are things every guy goes thru, including me. And the first time I was called, "Sir," I was heading into Cheers (can't remember the real name right now, but the bar that "Cheers" was based on) while in Boston on a business trip.

Posted by: Victor at October 18, 2003 08:31 PM

I also saw my first live hockey game on that trip: Boston vs Pittsburgh, 3-3 tie. Andy Moog was the goalie for Boston; the B's scored two ppg's. Pittsburgh won their first Cup that season, so that would make it November 1990.

Posted by: Victor at October 18, 2003 08:33 PM

It is nice to know that I am not the only person who has to og out back to shut the dogs up.

I saw Tull last year and they were still pretty good. It doesn't seem like the show had as much energy as the last was I time I saw them but since that was 1976 ... well even I had a lot more energy back then (sigh).

Posted by: Starhawk at October 18, 2003 10:03 PM

Heavy Horses is still a great listen.

*singing* Smile yer little smile / take some tea with me awhile / brush away that black cloud fro-hum your shooooooulder..."

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 18, 2003 10:14 PM
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