Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Releasing the Geezer Within

I got to spend a little time with Colleen Coble this Sunday / Monday. She is a kindred spirit! She's fun, smart, warm - and Colleen is addicted to chocolate and coffee... and loves turkey! In the midst of a discussion on the evils of asparatame an it’s tendency to aggravate gout (in my dad’s big toe – not my own) I realized that I had released my inner geezer (or more appropriately ‘senior adult’). You can get in on the discussion with some diet Pepsi addicts here.

A few years ago, some friends and I came up with a theory: just as a person can have an inner child, they can have an inner teenager or even an inner geezer (old person). I most definitely have an inner geezer. I admit it. I may look like I have an outer teenager, but I can tend to act more like someone who regularly gets to order from a reduced-price menu at family restaurants.

I like routine. I like early bedtimes. I like Antiques Roadshow. I get cold easily. I can discuss intestinal issues and things like gout. It’s a sad, sad state of affairs.

So, do you have an inner child – an inner teenager – or an inner geezer? I think this might be more revealing than any other personality test… For the record - I believe that Colleen has an inner teenager!


Colleen Coble said...

Ellen, you're so right! I'm nineteen in my mind. But I cant imagine you as an old geezer. LOL You just don't have a delicate constitution. Yeah, that's it!

Diann Hunt said...

Hi, Ellen! Love the geezer photo!!

I think I have a geezer side, too. I love little old ladies with attitude, lipstick outside the lines, flowery house dresses, bobby socks and sneakers. The ones who can put a rebellious teenager in her place then love her with a heart the size of Texas to adulthood.

My geezer self is slipping southward, but I'm deliriously happy.

Sorry about your dad's gout. Hopefully, I'll break the Diet Pepsi kick one of these days, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

Katy McKenna said...

I'm afraid I have an inner geezer, too! Only at 53, it's not THAT inner!

Can a chick have an inner geezer and an inner teenager? I could have sworn I had one of those lurking in there somewhere!


Ellen said...

You all crack me up - seriously, when you start applying the 'inner something-or-other' theory to different people around you, it can make you tolerate odd habits a lot easier. For instance, a former boss of mine who was painstakingly tidy, could be forgiven, when I remembered that inside, he was really a fastidious old man with a nervous habit. :) (I can only say that since he was a fabulous boss who was like family to me... otherwise, I might have still just found him weird)