Tag Archives: AARP

I Spry

The word spry amuses me. A member of the improv group Ponch! called me spry on my 51st birthday because I jumped over a row of seats at their theatre in Frederick, Maryland. I was walking to my car after this week’s … Continue reading

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Sorry Folks, AARP’s Closed

AARP The Magazine often features members doing things like sky-diving and rock-climbing. I didn’t think they would mind one bit if I did a little climbing on the stone pillar outside their headquarters, even if they weren’t there at time. … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Cellular

A security team bagged and tagged the audience’s cell phones at the preview screening of “Hope Springs” on Monday night. Like at a coat check, the movie fans were given numbered tags to identify which brown paper bag held their … Continue reading

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This Is Near… This Is Faaaar!

Most people my age are already wearing reading glasses on a regular basis. When I had LASIK surgery almost ten years ago, the doctors had a plan to use my nearsightedness to hold off the onset of “cheaters.” Their plan … Continue reading

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AARP-pee Dance

Apparently, the villain in “The Amazing Spider-Man” had something worse than just a rash. At the moment a power outage interrupted the screening my wife and I attended, Dr. Curt Conners was in the back of a taxi and his … Continue reading

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Soar Stomach

How old is too old to ride roller coasters? The AARP says you’re never too old. I’m not sure that I agree. I have very much enjoyed zip-lining in recent years but roller coasters may have passed me by. Although … Continue reading

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Fry Me to the Moon

One day last month, the Twitter feed for AARP Tennessee featured a picture from the Wilson County Fair. Since then, I have been eagerly anticipating my first taste of deep-fried banana pudding. Last night at the Tennessee Valley Fair, the … Continue reading

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Paleolithic

George Clooney, Michael J. Fox, Eddie Murphy. Did I mention George Clooney? These young stars of Hollywood are all older than me. IMDB has 3,182 listings of people born in 1961. Wikipedia has 6,630 listings. NMDB has a pretty good … Continue reading

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