Friday, November 21, 2014

Eternal Vacation

Here's what I've learned about retirement so far:

  • Everybody who goes to the Y in the morning is old.  I don't mean the nobody-in-their-right-mind-should-even-be-awake-yet time of the morning.  I mean the slept-in-had-a-cup-of-coffee-and-read-the-paper time of the morning.  
  • Old people at the Y love to play pickle ball.  They are crazy for pickle ball.  There are benches of old geezers sitting in the gym just waiting for their turn to play pickle ball.  
  • Until three short weeks ago I did not even know what pickle ball was.
  • I do not want to play pickle ball now.  
  • When I play pickle ball I will know I am really old.
  • Having more time doesn't mean I clean more often.
  • Everybody who goes to the dog park during the daytime is old.
  • The dog park is to old geezers what the bar scene is to the young.
  • I'm good at wasting time.



Abby said...

What's pickle ball?

Art Elser said...

Congratulations on your retirement. There is no such thing as wasting time in retirement. It's all good time, except perhaps for time playing pickle ball.

I'm with Abby. What is pickle ball? I've been retired for almost seven years and have never heard of it.

Since you have to load the pup into the car to get to the dog park, and you live in Sheridan, and Sheridan is surrounded by Wyoming, walk the pup in the wide open of Wyoming.

I hope your retirement is as much fun as mine has been and continues to be.