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Monday, December 11, 2006

Ham and maturity, please

People spend their whole lives trying to be mature. Then you become mature, and have your midlife crises, where you try desperately to recapture your lost youth.

I'm still in that phase where I'm trying to be a grown-up.

A little while ago, I bought a ham. It's in my freezer right this moment. Having a ham in your freezer is definitely very grown-up.
Of course, I also bought apples simply because they were shiny. That might not be.

Sometimes I tell friends that I’d like to be an adult. And then I jump up and down, or something, just to demonstrate how eager I am to reach this goal. Most of them seems to think that I’m not, though.

Dave Cockrum, the guy who created the X-Men, died recently at the age of 63. They found him with a Batman blanket, wearing his Superman pyjamas. That’s definitely not grown-up. I wonder if he had a girlfriend? He probably didn’t have a ham in his freezer, anyway.

19 comments:

Jazz said...

Being a grown up, or at any rate acting like a grown up, is highly overrated.

Van said...

I'm actually in that awkward phase of life where I'm trying to be a ham. A delicious honey baked spiral cut ham.

Pan said...

Considering how stuffed my freezer is with wonderful, excellent food, I shouldn't be just mature or grown up. I should be ancient.

Rhea said...

I guess that's something to aspire to: being found dead in your action hero pajamas. But I do think a ham in the freezer is an excellent step!

Steven Novak said...

Sigh...

Fuck...

I am SO Dave Cockrum. ;)

Steve~

choochoo said...

Jazz - I guess it's not so much that I wanna be a grown-up as that I want grown-up money:D

Van - anytime you wanna spend time in my owen, just come on by

Pan - you're a grooooown-up:P

Rhea - yay! One step closer

Steve - how exactly did you get that woman to marry you? lol

mist1 said...

I went to the grocery store hungry. I came home with a ham. It turns out that I don't really like ham. It's been in the fridge for six weeks. Those things don't go bad, do they?

Pan said...

I'm not grown up, I'm not! OK, so only true grown ups deny their grown uppity, but where does that leave me?

I need to eat more.

choochoo said...

Mist1 - of course not. Just leave it in there until it's furry, give it a name and you have a very low maintenance pet.

Pan - Yes you are. Nahnananana:P

Van said...

mist - ham is forever.

choo - there's a euphemism in there somewhere.

Jocelyn said...

I'm loving those Dave Cockrum details. Too cool. Wanna go play hopscotch?

Pan said...

I'm not I'm not I'm not I'm not!

I'm not!

Ham is good, though...

choochoo said...

Van - a euphemism in my ham? I wonder how that might affect my digestion...

Jocelyn - absolutely.

Pan - You are, you are, you areyouareyouare. You're a whole year older than me, so you definitly are.

lindsey said...

ha! i love the blog...it is so true though! all people want to do is grow up and when they realize they have grown up they have a nervouse breakdown!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I have still not grown up.

And it's not looking good.

choochoo said...

Lindsey - thanks. Welcome back anytime:)

Mr. Fabulous - have you tried the ham?

Irene said...

Funny you talk about growing up when I just posted an entry all about it. =)

choochoo said...

Irene - lol. Small world:)

Anonymous said...

I think one is only a real grown up if she/he knows when to act like a child. ;)

Ah, beta blogger is still not letting me leave comments under my blogger account and will only allow me to do so under anonymous. My web page is at Ramblings.