Tuesday, October 18, 2011
5 Things We Appreciate More As Old Guys
1. TV in black and white. Not all of the time, but sometimes when you flip channels and you find a classic, it calls to mind a simpler time. It can take you back to the past. It's unbelievable, but this month marks the 60th Anniversary of Color TV. Doesn't seem possible that it's been that long. The old shows still make us laugh, the actors didn't rely on the bells and whistles, they relied on their raw talent. We didn't watch TVs in every room of the house, we sat down together and watched as a family...seems like that still might be a better way to do it. (Although we must admit, we don't miss the rabbit ears.)
2. A lazy afternoon. We've worked hard and we'll keep working hard, sometimes we play hard, but we definitely appreciate a lazy afternoon. This is made so much easier right now by the extended summer we're having in Southern California. Although, to be honest, it could be cooler. We wouldn't complain...much.
3. True Friends. Life flies by, some friends come and go, but there are those "stick." Those friends who will always be your friend no matter what you do or where you go. We've lost some of those great friends along the way and whenever it happens, you almost can't help but think, "The good die young." Not matter how old you are. Losing some makes us appreciate the ones that are left. As a matter of fact, today is the perfect time to remind our friends what they mean to us.
4. Time. When we were kids, time seemed to drag on and it seemed forever to just get through a day. School years were long, summer vacations were the only thing that seemed to fly. Now, it's different. Time passes so quickly. How is it October already? How is it 2011? It seems like life is flashing before our eyes. Time is a luxury that we don't think we can afford when we are younger, but as we get older we make sure that spend it.
5. Classics - Cars or Bikes. Maybe it's the nostalgic feeling they inspire, but there's not a classic car or bike that passes without us craning our necks to see. Some of us have memories wrapped around a specific car or a bike. Many of us can remember when the cars that are classics now were the "new" models. Others worked on them with our dads and our buddies...some of us still do.