Monday, January 19, 2009

Feeling chicken

As I walked past Chicken Flavas yesterday, in the midst of having happy and pleasing thoughts about having ‘saved’ this month by spending money from my Australian bank account, the realisation: fuck, I’m turning 28 this year, hit me like an oversized bucket-o-fun.

Yes, I realise 28 logically and historically comes after 27, but honestly, it hadn’t occurred to me. I then called Vic to tell her of this crazy news. She proceeded with the expected ‘no shit did you just realise this?’ followed by a pep talk that age is just a number, I’m in a great time in my life, blah blah and to perhaps freak out next year. Now, I know all this stuff and I’m pretty sure it’s just a momentary lapse in my usual, who gives a shit about age, but still, 28? How did this happen?

I think going back to Australia kind of highlighted my self suspecting stunted growth in areas that most of my friends seem to be thriving in. Do I own a house? No. Am I thinking of owning a house? No. Do I know anything about watering systems? No. Do I think about the future? No. Do I think about diamonds? No. What makes it even more stunted in a kind of primordial dwarf way is that I packed up, threw out and gave away all of my belongings on my last day in Adelaide. These 'things' were the only tie to grownup living I had. Man, I had white goods. Had. Now, I actually own nothing of worth. I’m 18 again. Actually, I owned my bed and a car by then, so make that 17 but with short hair, fatter and without the hideous tendency to go out in public wearing tops saying ‘Boy Toy’.

7 comments:

Debbie Bends said...

Mmmm diamonds

Stewart Cook said...

AND don't forget you have a 'play suit' which is even younger than 17.

Oh. Shit. DO you realise what comes after 28... like, next year... 29!!!

You're cresting the mighty ridge of the 20s and looking down into the shadow of the valley of 30...

Fear it Morrish... fear it long time!!

(also I do love the notion of a primordial dwarf, rather than modern dwarves which make me think of mini-me's sex tape which is wrong)

Stewart Cook said...

OH and GOOD to have you back on the blog... it's been too long. (I have one now too!! tell all your friends)

Anonymous said...

Um...Stewart...I think YOU just told all of Vanessa's friends. What is it Mr Cook????? TP

banani said...

You walked around Adelaide with tee's that said "Boy Toy"????? Eeeeew. You should file that memory as "forgotten", not "add to my blog"

Wood said...

Rani, I went to The Planet wearing that. It was called for.

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