Likewise, when Facebook opened up from college-only to the entire world, my son invited me in. Facebook is fun, snarky, and interesting. Sometimes I look around just to see what those darn college kids are thinking, and I find many of their thoughts to be smart and sassy. Being in Facebook gives me an inside peek into fresh ideas. I’m not exaggerating when I say I think it keeps me young.
After my initial annoyance with Albom's narrowminded view of MySpace began to fade, I started to think about other things I might be “too old” for. Let’s see, I might be too old for heavy duty shopping at Victoria’s Secret, a.k.a. Vicky’s Panty Shack. Yes, I still purchase my undergarments there, and some of the more demur clothing - such as pants and sweaters. I have to admit the shoes are to die for, but I concede I just may be too old for sexy bra tops. Likewise, I'm too old to parade around in a bikini. I still have a drawer full, hoping against hope for an eventual waistline, but I won't even try them on in private anymore.
Likewise, I’m probably too old for shopping trips to Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch, although I’ve sometimes found items I’d wear from those stores. You never know what you can find if you root around. I’m definitely not too old for mini-skirts. Every once in a while, I’ll take out my leather mini and wear it to work. Some things may be going south, but my legs are still thin. Speaking of leather, I’m not too old for leather pants, and still get compliments when I wear them. Of course, I bought them at Victoria’s Secret.
I wasn't too old to start writing again. I thought I was, but I was wrong. Writing is one exception to the rule of “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” You can fall off that bicycle, but it’s easier to ride with experience under your belt. I’m not too old to hoist rocks in my garden, although these days the pain of the aftermath may take days and not hours to lessen. It would be easier to have the “professionals” take care of my yard, but there’s a certain satisfaction I get from digging my own dirt and mowing my own lawn.