Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Musings: Take Three

On the way to Perkins my roommate (Jenny) did something to make me gag...I did not appreciate that.

All the senior citizens at Perkins made me feel like I was in an episode of The Twilight Zone.

It gets even better too...Jenny and I went to The Watkins Museum/Store to buy something for her grandma's friend and we were surrounded by even more senior citizens. They were everywhere!! I wanted to get out of there right away, but Jenny made me stand in line with her. I was seriously feeling claustrophobic - plus, all the smells weren't helping either.

Note: I have nothing against the senior community. I love older people. I'm glad they are alive and kicking and able to take a tour bus all the way to Winona, MN to visit The Watkins Museum. They looked like they were in hog-heaven.

Jenny has an obsession with trench coats. I keep telling her that it's a bad idea to get one, but she ordered one anyway and now she has to return it.

One of the senior citizens at Watkins said, "Uuuuugh, you'll smell so nice," after her husband bought some peppermint foot lotion. I almost busted a gut laughing, but I held it in. Now it's a joke Jenny and I repeat - I love those kinds of jokes.

I took a three hour nap today. I love spring break.

I bought Up in the Air without viewing it first, but it was nominated for a few Oscars, so that's a safe buy, right? Another rationalization by me, thank you very much.

Oh, and the lady at Wal-Mart (I love Wal-Mart people) didn't believe I was old enough to purchase at Rated-R movie!! I told her I was 22, and then she gave me a dirty look. So I pulled out my license, and she finally sold me the movie. It's Up in the Air for goodness sakes!

I gave Jenny an Indian name - Slams the Door.

Slams the Door and I are having a roommate night where we're going to wings, watch some movies - Up in the Air and Inglourious Basterds - and do some homework.


  1. Awww...Perkins, how I miss it w/ or w/o the seniors! I hope you enjoy the movies, I really liked Up in the Air and Inglourious Basterds is very Tarantino.

  2. As much as I love my grandma, old people in general kinda make me feel queasy if there are so many in the room. The smell might be the reason.

    ps. Up In The Air is good, I heard. :D

  3. You're so funny. Did you like Up in the Air? My husband and I liked it but were kind of surprised it was nominated for an Oscar. I only watched it because George clooney is so yummy.

  4. Perkins on a weekday can be kind of overwhelmed with seniors. I'm following back from last week's friday follow, I'm running behind this week.

  5. You had to show proof of age to buy Up in the Air? That's crazy...

  6. Hi there, a fan (already) from Malaysia!

    Well, how do i put it..
    Me and my close friends Nicky and John, we enjoy making fun of strangers, in good faith of course. You just know you gotta laugh looking at weird strangers sometimes, so we would kinda giggle sometimes( not in front of them are you nuts?) Don't worry, we are not meanies but we laugh at old citizens a lot.
    Heck we even chat with them at the bar and you'll be surprised at how entertaining they can be!

    You know, having lived on this earth for decades longer than us kinda give them certain immunities that we, the young ones do not enjoy. For example, any jokes cracking attempt they make would surely hit your funny bones. I mean we always thought that old citizens are boring creatures and more often than not, when you chat them up, you'll get more than conversations, laughter follows. I don't know how to explain this, but they are kinda adorable sometimes, agree?

    "OH BOLLOCKS OLD HOGS!" one exclaimed upon seeing a bunch of "old" friends coming in the local bar LOLOLOLOL..

    Oh yea, i just followed your blog, waiting for 20 something bloggers approval etc..I just started my blog like 4 months ago. Please follow me:(


  7. Living in a town with huge retirement community I feel like I am in the movie Cocoon lots of times,lol.