I just finished working out in the on-premise gym at my corporate office job. I was listening to the angry punk music of my youth.

I’m pretty sure that if Teenage Matt could see Middle-Aged Matt, I’d be getting a kick square in the junk.

5 Responses to “Aging”

  1. Pitt says:

    Funny how that stuff stays with you. Last night I was driving up I-85 and merging onto I-95; every time that same song lyric goes through my head from “Five State Drive”.

    If teenage Mike could see mid-30’s Mike, he’d be jealous of his car collection. (Note: There is no way in St Lucifer’s den that am I going to start referring to myself as “middle-aged”, yet. If Death wants to take me before I hit the centennial mark, it had better be planning a sneak attack.)

  2. Kevin says:

    Well Matt, I also belong to the on campus gym for my corporate job with a cellular phone that has punk/alt music to listen to.

    Trying to figure out why the trainer was telling me that my hips are tight when I was going through my exercises, oh yeah I sit all day now.

    I don’t think we hit the middle mark yet but it is closer than farther at this point.

  3. BrianN says:

    I remember teenage Matt. You would have kicked his ass.

  4. Pitt says:

    I’m streaming bluegrass on my blackberry through my computer speakers right now. In that regard, teenage Mike might be rethinking some future life choices.

    I like to rationalize where I am in life by figuring the first 15 years or so of my life was pretty much just going through the motions to get into the parts where you actually have some control over what you do and what happens to you. And the first 5 or 10 years of that phase wasn’t all that remarkable, either. So really, I’m perhaps 10 years into the *real* part of life, with hopefully another 50 or more to go. We’re just barely scratching the surface of what’s to come.

  5. matt says:

    Fourteen years out of college — a third of the way through our traditional working lives. I think “middle-aged” is accurate, if not especially cheering.

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