Saturday, August 9, 2008


Keeping with my age theme of yesterday I found these insights by George Carlin fun and wanted to pass them on to you. Have a wonderful day !


Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids?

If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half going on five. That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony, YOU BECOME 21. YESSSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk. He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you've just a sour-dumpling. What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.

Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!!

You MAKE it to 6o. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycles; you HIT lunch, you TURN 4:30 and you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there.

Into the 90's, you start going backwards; "I was JUST 92".

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!!

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Kansas Bob said...

That gave me a big smile Susan.. thanks!!

Anonymous said...

These were fun!! That is exacly how I felt when I turned 30!! =)

Charlotte said...

This is so cute - and so true.

PEA said...

LOL only George Carlin could say it the way it actually is! hehe I guess he would have laughed if I'd told him I'm now half a century old:-) Gosh, I miss him, he was such an awesome comedian. xoxo

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have an award waiting sweetie!

Saija said...

i left a comment on william Young's blog about his terrific book "the shack" ... and i've been scrolling through other blogs ... so it was neat to see your note there too ... one of my blog friends!

wasn't that book good? wow!!! i ordered some more so that i could give them as gifts - and an audio book too! it felt like a hug from God when i finished reading the last page!

blessings on ya!

p.s. i've read these george carlin insights before and found them good!

Anonymous said...

Lol. As kids, we "celebrated" our half birthdays. I was just remembering that yesterday was the half birthday of one of my childhood friends (wherever she is) and thought to myself, hmmm, she's 30 and a half. That just doesn't sound as fun as when we were kids.

Susan said...

I have seen this before. It is fun and funny! Thanks for sharing.

:-) Susan

diana said...

i can hear george carlin's voice as i read these. i didn't like all of his comedy but he was a funny man. he has stated the truth here but in a way that makes us laugh.