Let me start this off by saying that I feel absolutely ageless. I’m 26 years old, and I don’t feel a day over 27.
Jk, but I think between the working out, and spending most of my summers with high schoolers, I’m kind of a young spirit.
But there’s something going on inside of me that indicates that I’m getting a little hold.
So, when I was training for my first marathon over a year ago, the Shamrock Marathon in VA Beach, I started “reading” books on tape, especially during my long runs when my partner, Jenny, couldn’t make it. During that time I tried to read some crappy book that my religion professor told me was good, I read Kathy Griffins memoir, and I read Tina Fey’s Memoir. All awesome. Like, falling-off-the-sidewalk-laughing-so-hard funny. Kathy Griffin surprisingly isn’t all piss and wind the way she makes herself out to be, she actually had some pretty sketchy things happen in her immediate family, suffered with binge eating, and suffered with a terrible end to a marriage. Tina Fey is perfect so…
So anyways, now that I’m not really training for much, I’m kind of in my groove where I run anywhere between 3-however many miles a day, and I discovered the best thing ever to help pass the time. I found comedians on Spotify.
Now, I LOVE a good comedian or comedienne.
My faves are obviously Tina, Chris Rock, and Kathy Griffin. (I can’t sand Chelsea Lately cause I think she’s not funny and really racist, and I hate that she has that little person running around her show like he’s some kinda of novelty item when he’s a human being.) But as I was listening to a Chris Rock album from about 2005, I could not help but be a little uncomfortable in response to some of the ubiquitous swearing.
Trust me, I can swear with the best of them. But my speech, in general, is not peppered with offensive words because I don’t want to sound like a dumb dirty idiot.
The older I get, the more offended I find myself getting with profanity, especially ubiquitous profanity just thrown in there for shits and giggles.
I kid. But anyone else starting to feel this way?
8 thoughts on “Getting Old…”
I feel the exact same!!
I had no idea about Kathy Griffin! Chris Rock is funny but dang all the swearing is much I totally agree!!
And the using of the n-word ALL the time. I’m black, and it still makes me cringe. I totally hate it. You laugh a little, but then you kinda are like “oh no! oppression!”
I love Tina Fey! Definitely what of the funniest ladies out there!! Profanity bothers me when people curse just because they can. When there is no point to even say the word…just throw it in a sentence like, look at me, I can say bad words! lol Does that make sense at all?
Totally makes sense. Like Chris Rock is smart and funny, why are the f-bombs and the constant n-words necessary?
I am the same way. But I have been like this for years. I think I was born with the mentality of a 60 year old.
And I am so glad you said that about Chelsea Handler. So many people love her, and I find her greatly offensive. I feel like, unlike most comedians who say stuff they don’t really mean for a laugh, she truly does and says racist/de-humanizing things because she means them. I cannot stand to watch or listen to her.
I also had friends that went and saw her like two months ago and evidently, she was WASTED on stage. I mean, I love a drinky, but I would never show up to my job wasted. And since comedy is her alleged profession, it would serve her well to not show up to work too drunk to function.