I think I’ll make another list

Any suggestions? I already did movies and foods. Shiroi_Norite thinks I should make a list of my favorite students. I know he’s joking, cuz it would be way too narcissistic. Besides, I love all my students equally… Of course, those who take Classical Japanese are more equal than others. Haha.

: Growing Older :

But I recall thinking of growing older. As you may–or may not–know, I am fast approaching the half century mark, the big five-oh. So here–with a nod to Paiky who made his own list–are some of the bad and good you guys can look forward to

    Bad

  • Lower metabolism: this really sucks. Chocolate, potato chips, pizza, all the things I love to eat kinda stick to the body unless I make a concerted effort to work it off.
  • Time flies: There simply isn’t enough time to do everything I want. I feel that I am better at what I do, and so I can do them rather efficiently, but I also have a lot of it to do.
  • A general decline in health: The body creaks, joints pop. I try to exercise, and this allows me to enjoy a relatively healthy existence–quitting smoking didn’t hurt either–but recovery time is slower as well. My body needs time to recuperate from a vigorous workout, which for me would be running about 5 miles and then doing some weight training.
  • Associated with this is a specific decline in sexual activity. Aah, to be 18 again. Most young men can get a woody without even thinking, its just a reaction. But as you pass 30 then 40, and reach 50, you can no longer take it for granted. For one thing, after a degree of experience, it takes more to get excited. Where once, a little cleavage would arouse me immediately, now porn ellicits little more than a yawn… well, most porn, anyway…
  • Money worries: Ok, many may think that everyone has to worry about money, but I think it gets much more serious as you get older. In my 20s, money saved was for a car, or for a vacation, or maybe even for the “future”, a house maybe. All goals for myself. Now, I save money just in case, like paying the plumber when the pipes begin to leak, or the critter control guy when squirrels clay and make a whole in the roof, or the dentist for a root canal for my son because he doesn’t know how to brush properly.
  • Lost brain cells: Warning to all you guys who like to party. Every drink you gulp, avery hit you take, you are losing brain cells. Yes we all lose brain cells as a matter of course, but the process is accelerated with these “poisons”. I don’t really know if this is correct, but someone once told me that’s why you get high: All these brains cells are being attacked at once leave you in a temporary stupor. Whatever. Anyway, fewer brain cells become noticeable after a while. On days after drinking, I certainly can’t function as I used to, and I con’t focus as well as I would like sometimes. Perhaps some of my students will have noticed I that I will sometimes lose my train of thought. That NEVER used to happen….
    Good

  • Experience: I sure make fewer boneheaded decisions anymore. I often don’t have to think things through anymore, because I already know the results of certain actions. Instead of thinking, If I do A, that will lead to B, then C, then D…. then Z, I now go straight to Z. Sometimes I can’t even explain it. I just know some things are right and others wrong, like not eating steamed clams that don’t have their mouth open. I attribute this to experience.
  • Patience: Aah, this is truly something I have developed. There are many people who may think I’m pretty impatient, and in a way, I am, but I used to be REALLY impatient before. I had not time–I thought–for idiots, slackers, slow-minded people. But now, I’m beginning to realize that in many ways, I was the idiot slacker who was slow-minded, that I was stupid and too lazy to understand that people do different things at different paces. Indeed, with my fewer brain cells, I am often the one who is actually slower and the apparent slacker…
  • Uh, I thought there were more good things, but I kinda got depressed thinking of all the bad. Haha! Oh well, If there’s anymore, I will append it to this list.

Oh yeah, I was thinking of moving the the JAJournal here at RBJ. Not that it matters I guess. I’ve been spending some time on their forum. We’ll see how long it lasts. Maybe you’ll join me.

vs.

Football Saturday

Bruins sucked wind!!!! No offence. Matt Moore the QB gets sacked 8 times, to a team that only had 11 sacks in the previous 7 games! WTF is going one?!? Grrrrrrrrr. I’m in a bad mood. I think I need a beer or two or 17…. Will someone drive me home? No wait, I’m already home, Forget it. Grrrrr….

I think I’ll make another list

Any suggestions? I already did movies and foods. Shiroi_Norite thinks I should make a list of my favorite students. I know he’s joking, cuz it would be way too narcissistic. Besides, I love all my students equally… Of course, those who take Classical Japanese are more equal than others. Haha.

: Growing Older :

But I recall thinking of growing older. As you may–or may not–know, I am fast approaching the half century mark, the big five-oh. So here–with a nod to Paiky who made his own list–are some of the bad and good you guys can look forward to

    Bad

  • Lower metabolism: this really sucks. Chocolate, potato chips, pizza, all the things I love to eat kinda stick to the body unless I make a concerted effort to work it off.
  • Time flies: There simply isn’t enough time to do everything I want. I feel that I am better at what I do, and so I can do them rather efficiently, but I also have a lot of it to do.
  • A general decline in health: The body creaks, joints pop. I try to exercise, and this allows me to enjoy a relatively healthy existence–quitting smoking didn’t hurt either–but recovery time is slower as well. My body needs time to recuperate from a vigorous workout, which for me would be running about 5 miles and then doing some weight training.
  • Associated with this is a specific decline in sexual activity. Aah, to be 18 again. Most young men can get a woody without even thinking, its just a reaction. But as you pass 30 then 40, and reach 50, you can no longer take it for granted. For one thing, after a degree of experience, it takes more to get excited. Where once, a little cleavage would arouse me immediately, now porn ellicits little more than a yawn… well, most porn, anyway…
  • Money worries: Ok, many may think that everyone has to worry about money, but I think it gets much more serious as you get older. In my 20s, money saved was for a car, or for a vacation, or maybe even for the “future”, a house maybe. All goals for myself. Now, I save money just in case, like paying the plumber when the pipes begin to leak, or the critter control guy when squirrels clay and make a whole in the roof, or the dentist for a root canal for my son because he doesn’t know how to brush properly.
  • Lost brain cells: Warning to all you guys who like to party. Every drink you gulp, avery hit you take, you are losing brain cells. Yes we all lose brain cells as a matter of course, but the process is accelerated with these “poisons”. I don’t really know if this is correct, but someone once told me that’s why you get high: All these brains cells are being attacked at once leave you in a temporary stupor. Whatever. Anyway, fewer brain cells become noticeable after a while. On days after drinking, I certainly can’t function as I used to, and I con’t focus as well as I would like sometimes. Perhaps some of my students will have noticed I that I will sometimes lose my train of thought. That NEVER used to happen….
    Good

  • Experience: I sure make fewer boneheaded decisions anymore. I often don’t have to think things through anymore, because I already know the results of certain actions. Instead of thinking, If I do A, that will lead to B, then C, then D…. then Z, I now go straight to Z. Sometimes I can’t even explain it. I just know some things are right and others wrong, like not eating steamed clams that don’t have their mouth open. I attribute this to experience.
  • Patience: Aah, this is truly something I have developed. There are many people who may think I’m pretty impatient, and in a way, I am, but I used to be REALLY impatient before. I had not time–I thought–for idiots, slackers, slow-minded people. But now, I’m beginning to realize that in many ways, I was the idiot slacker who was slow-minded, that I was stupid and too lazy to understand that people do different things at different paces. Indeed, with my fewer brain cells, I am often the one who is actually slower and the apparent slacker…
  • Uh, I thought there were more good things, but I kinda got depressed thinking of all the bad. Haha! Oh well, If there’s anymore, I will append it to this list.

Oh yeah, I was thinking of moving the the JAJournal here at RBJ. Not that it matters I guess. I’ve been spending some time on their forum. We’ll see how long it lasts. Maybe you’ll join me.

vs.

Football Saturday

Bruins sucked wind!!!! No offence. Matt Moore the QB gets sacked 8 times, to a team that only had 11 sacks in the previous 7 games! WTF is going one?!? Grrrrrrrrr. I’m in a bad mood. I think I need a beer or two or 17…. Will someone drive me home? No wait, I’m already home, Forget it. Grrrrr….

I think I’ll make another list

Any suggestions? I already did movies and foods. Shiroi_Norite thinks I should make a list of my favorite students. I know he’s joking, cuz it would be way too narcissistic. Besides, I love all my students equally… Of course, those who take Classical Japanese are more equal than others. Haha.

: Growing Older :

But I recall thinking of growing older. As you may–or may not–know, I am fast approaching the half century mark, the big five-oh. So here–with a nod to Paiky who made his own list–are some of the bad and good you guys can look forward to

    Bad

  • Lower metabolism: this really sucks. Chocolate, potato chips, pizza, all the things I love to eat kinda stick to the body unless I make a concerted effort to work it off.
  • Time flies: There simply isn’t enough time to do everything I want. I feel that I am better at what I do, and so I can do them rather efficiently, but I also have a lot of it to do.
  • A general decline in health: The body creaks, joints pop. I try to exercise, and this allows me to enjoy a relatively healthy existence–quitting smoking didn’t hurt either–but recovery time is slower as well. My body needs time to recuperate from a vigorous workout, which for me would be running about 5 miles and then doing some weight training.
  • Associated with this is a specific decline in sexual activity. Aah, to be 18 again. Most young men can get a woody without even thinking, its just a reaction. But as you pass 30 then 40, and reach 50, you can no longer take it for granted. For one thing, after a degree of experience, it takes more to get excited. Where once, a little cleavage would arouse me immediately, now porn ellicits little more than a yawn… well, most porn, anyway…
  • Money worries: Ok, many may think that everyone has to worry about money, but I think it gets much more serious as you get older. In my 20s, money saved was for a car, or for a vacation, or maybe even for the “future”, a house maybe. All goals for myself. Now, I save money just in case, like paying the plumber when the pipes begin to leak, or the critter control guy when squirrels clay and make a whole in the roof, or the dentist for a root canal for my son because he doesn’t know how to brush properly.
  • Lost brain cells: Warning to all you guys who like to party. Every drink you gulp, avery hit you take, you are losing brain cells. Yes we all lose brain cells as a matter of course, but the process is accelerated with these “poisons”. I don’t really know if this is correct, but someone once told me that’s why you get high: All these brains cells are being attacked at once leave you in a temporary stupor. Whatever. Anyway, fewer brain cells become noticeable after a while. On days after drinking, I certainly can’t function as I used to, and I con’t focus as well as I would like sometimes. Perhaps some of my students will have noticed I that I will sometimes lose my train of thought. That NEVER used to happen….
    Good

  • Experience: I sure make fewer boneheaded decisions anymore. I often don’t have to think things through anymore, because I already know the results of certain actions. Instead of thinking, If I do A, that will lead to B, then C, then D…. then Z, I now go straight to Z. Sometimes I can’t even explain it. I just know some things are right and others wrong, like not eating steamed clams that don’t have their mouth open. I attribute this to experience.
  • Patience: Aah, this is truly something I have developed. There are many people who may think I’m pretty impatient, and in a way, I am, but I used to be REALLY impatient before. I had not time–I thought–for idiots, slackers, slow-minded people. But now, I’m beginning to realize that in many ways, I was the idiot slacker who was slow-minded, that I was stupid and too lazy to understand that people do different things at different paces. Indeed, with my fewer brain cells, I am often the one who is actually slower and the apparent slacker…
  • Uh, I thought there were more good things, but I kinda got depressed thinking of all the bad. Haha! Oh well, If there’s anymore, I will append it to this list.

Oh yeah, I was thinking of moving the the JAJournal here at RBJ. Not that it matters I guess. I’ve been spending some time on their forum. We’ll see how long it lasts. Maybe you’ll join me.

vs.

Football Saturday

Bruins sucked wind!!!! No offence. Matt Moore the QB gets sacked 8 times, to a team that only had 11 sacks in the previous 7 games! WTF is going one?!? Grrrrrrrrr. I’m in a bad mood. I think I need a beer or two or 17…. Will someone drive me home? No wait, I’m already home, Forget it. Grrrrr….

I think I’ll make another list

Any suggestions? I already did movies and foods. Shiroi_Norite thinks I should make a list of my favorite students. I know he’s joking, cuz it would be way too narcissistic. Besides, I love all my students equally… Of course, those who take Classical Japanese are more equal than others. Haha.

: Growing Older :
But I recall thinking of growing older. As you may–or may not–know, I am fast approaching the half century mark, the big five-oh. So here–with a nod to Paiky who made his own list–are some of the bad and good you guys can look forward to

    Bad

  • Lower metabolism: this really sucks. Chocolate, potato chips, pizza, all the things I love to eat kinda stick to the body unless I make a concerted effort to work it off.
  • Time flies: There simply isn’t enough time to do everything I want. I feel that I am better at what I do, and so I can do them rather efficiently, but I also have a lot of it to do.
  • A general decline in health: The body creaks, joints pop. I try to exercise, and this allows me to enjoy a relatively healthy existence–quitting smoking didn’t hurt either–but recovery time is slower as well. My body needs time to recuperate from a vigorous workout, which for me would be running about 5 miles and then doing some weight training.
  • Associated with this is a specific decline in sexual activity. Aah, to be 18 again. Most young men can get a woody without even thinking, its just a reaction. But as you pass 30 then 40, and reach 50, you can no longer take it for granted. For one thing, after a degree of experience, it takes more to get excited. Where once, a little cleavage would arouse me immediately, now porn ellicits little more than a yawn… well, most porn, anyway…
  • Money worries: Ok, many may think that everyone has to worry about money, but I think it gets much more serious as you get older. In my 20s, money saved was for a car, or for a vacation, or maybe even for the “future”, a house maybe. All goals for myself. Now, I save money just in case, like paying the plumber when the pipes begin to leak, or the critter control guy when squirrels clay and make a whole in the roof, or the dentist for a root canal for my son because he doesn’t know how to brush properly.
  • Lost brain cells: Warning to all you guys who like to party. Every drink you gulp, avery hit you take, you are losing brain cells. Yes we all lose brain cells as a matter of course, but the process is accelerated with these “poisons”. I don’t really know if this is correct, but someone once told me that’s why you get high: All these brains cells are being attacked at once leave you in a temporary stupor. Whatever. Anyway, fewer brain cells become noticeable after a while. On days after drinking, I certainly can’t function as I used to, and I con’t focus as well as I would like sometimes. Perhaps some of my students will have noticed I that I will sometimes lose my train of thought. That NEVER used to happen….
    Good

  • Experience: I sure make fewer boneheaded decisions anymore. I often don’t have to think things through anymore, because I already know the results of certain actions. Instead of thinking, If I do A, that will lead to B, then C, then D…. then Z, I now go straight to Z. Sometimes I can’t even explain it. I just know some things are right and others wrong, like not eating steamed clams that don’t have their mouth open. I attribute this to experience.
  • Patience: Aah, this is truly something I have developed. There are many people who may think I’m pretty impatient, and in a way, I am, but I used to be REALLY impatient before. I had not time–I thought–for idiots, slackers, slow-minded people. But now, I’m beginning to realize that in many ways, I was the idiot slacker who was slow-minded, that I was stupid and too lazy to understand that people do different things at different paces. Indeed, with my fewer brain cells, I am often the one who is actually slower and the apparent slacker…
  • Uh, I thought there were more good things, but I kinda got depressed thinking of all the bad. Haha! Oh well, If there’s anymore, I will append it to this list.

Oh yeah, I was thinking of moving the the JAJournal here at RBJ. Not that it matters I guess. I’ve been spending some time on their forum. We’ll see how long it lasts. Maybe you’ll join me.

vs.

Football Saturday
Bruins sucked wind!!!! No offence. Matt Moore the QB gets sacked 8 times, to a team that only had 11 sacks in the previous 7 games! WTF is going one?!? Grrrrrrrrr. I’m in a bad mood. I think I need a beer or two or 17…. Will someone drive me home? No wait, I’m already home, Forget it. Grrrrr….