Here's a snippet of a conversation Katie and I had with a gym goer last night...
Gym Goer (GG): God I remember when I was younger and could do all these exercises without a problem.
Me: Enjoy it while you can, right?
GG: You bet. [doing bad Cranky Old Guy voice] Back when I was your age. [normal voice] Ummm, what are you two, like 21 or 22?
Me: Heh heh. 32 in December.
GG: You've gotta be kidding me. I thought you were both still college students. You must really take care of yourselves. Just wait til you two get to my age.
Me: You're now our favorite gym member.
Never underestimate the power of a compliment. As offhanded as it may have been.
I guess now is as good a time as any to start the official countdown to my birthday. Yeah, I'm pretty bad at this whole Birthday Self Promotion thing. I really need to take lessons from Sandra, Alissa, Karl, and Chase. I am but a mere 20 days away from my 32nd birthday. And I know it's ballsy to say, but I do accept gifts (anyone in my family who is reading this -- all two of you -- that is looking for a birthday or Christmas list from me can refer to my Amazon Wishlist as well - oh hell, I'll even put it in the sidebar to make life easier)!