11/05/2005

A few for the road

  • Somebody told me that 40 is the new 20. I believe this is poor counsel. Thanks to pilates, 30 may be the new 20, but thanks to our hurried lifestyles, 40 is the new 50.
  • Here’s some advice that came to me in a dream: Have as much as you can, but need next to nothing.
  • Some people are know-it-alls. I’m a vaguely-familiar-with-it-all. I find that not knowing too much about anything is a good policy, especially when it comes to women, government and the ingredients of a Slim Jim.

33 comments:

tornwordo said...

I find it unlikely that I would be first, but then what do I know?

That's some profound dream you had.

Love it.

Spinning Girl said...

I sure hope 37 is the new 27.

I am going to live by your dream slogan. Starting now.

Fist, though, I need to go to slimjim.com and answer a burning question.

nongirlfriend said...

Ick, Slim Jims. I used to eat those as a child.

Hot dogs, sausage and Slim Jims - never eat anything that might have once been a pig's foot, his innards or some poor meatpacker's toe.

Champs said...

Contents of a SlimJim reminds me of a famous commercial slogan for Wendys. (I think)

Parts is parts

duff said...

i'm sure if i actually knew what was in a slim jim, i would not feel the need to eat so many of them.

Blond Girl said...

Ha! "the ingredients of a slim jim" priceless! Of course, being from Minnesota and within spitting distance of the home of Hormel, I could say the same thing about the ingredients of Spam. What the hell is that stuff, anyway?!!? I've sure never been brave enough to try it...

Harry Yak said...

"pig's foot, his innards or some poor meatpacker's toe." next to veal those are my favorite types of vittles!

nice dream, you must have a dream catcher.

i prefer to think of my self as a 'know-next-to-nothing-but-willing-to-lie-about-it-all"

Peter said...

You didn't go far enough LBB, 50 is the new name for coranary and 60 is the age of retirement homes, we won't go ANY further than that as I believe the news goes from good to bad about then.

Amandarama said...

So, if I'm 34, then I'm 24 but also 44? That would explain why I have bouts of wanting to irresponsibly spend all my money and coupled with concerns I'm not saving enough for retirement.

poopie said...

Oh crap...I just turned 50 and everybody's been telling me 50 is the new 30. Now I have to recalculate everything ;)

LBseahag said...

Eat Me!
Anything with a slogan like that, or Make 7up Yours are staple items in my house..

how did u get the name lightening bug's butt?

actonbell said...

I don't like that first point at all, but I love second one and am finding that the third point is definitely underrated.

Sweet dreams!

gusgreeper said...

damn it i have been spelling pilates wrong this whole time??
why does this NOT surprise me.

Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle said...

Guuuud StuuuuuF!

Most of my dreams are about being beat senseless by a credit card.

Keep it up!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I know nearly half of everything. I know most of the questions, and none of the answers.

Anonymous Shannon said...

I think a slim Jim would be something to have a nightmare about. I mean after what the guy above said were the ingredients! Icky! Ooooo! I think I'm going to be sick.

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Is it true that Slim Jim's contain parts of pig uteris?

Because that would ruin it for me.

Toni said...

Mmmmm, Slim Jims. I like them because they have cheese inside.


What's that? Slim Jims don't contain cheese?


*blinks*

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

I'm with Spinning Girl on this one...I hope 37 is the new 27 too....;)

I STILL like Slim Jims....so the less I know, the better! :)

Dave Morris said...

I know approximately 80 percent of the answers to 2/3 of the questions about half of the time.

NWJR said...

No one CAN know too much about women. The government won't LET us know too much about them, and as for the Slim Jims...you're on your own there, Chucky.

Amber Lynn said...

"Have as much as you can, but need next to nothing."

That's great! And I know next to nothing about politics but I posted about my views on them today anyway. They are completely uninformed and I have no backing from research. :) I would fit right into the government, I think.

Blog ho said...

wise dream.

Chick said...

Ignorance is bliss...to a point that is.

Riss said...

I'm confused now... am I doing Pilates to look 20 or die at 50?

Oh now I remember. I'm doing it so the natural aging process doesn't force me to have to buy an entire wardrobe full of larger clothes. Can't afford it.

NWJR said...

Girl ingredients: Sugar, spice, everything nice.

Jim Brand Spicy Smoked "Snack" Ingredients: Beef, mechanically separated chicken, water, salt, corn syrup, dextrose, flavorings, spice, paprika, hydrolyzed corn gluten, soy and wheat gluten protiens, sodium nitrite, lactic acid starter culture.

Other than cheese, buttermilk, and yogurt, lactic starter cultures are also used to help prepare or manufacture a wide variety of food products such as sour dough bread, pickles, and sausages. As implied by the name "lactic cultures," they belong to a category of microorganisms that can digest the milk sugar lactose and convert it into lactic acid. For the cells to utilize lactose, deriving carbon and energy from it, they must also possess the enzymes needed to break lactose into two components sugars: glucose and galactose. Some representative strains are Streptococcus lactis, S. cremoris, thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, and L. plantarum. These cultures can be purchased directly from local health food and drug stores in tablet form. These tablets, taken orally during the intake of dairy products, help those people who have digestive tract disorder and cannot tolerate lactose. The major steps involved in a large scale production of lactic starter cultures are the following: media preparation (constitution, mixing, straining, sterilization), inoculum preparation, fermentation, cell concentration by centrifugation, liquid nitrogen freezing, and packaging.

Sources: http://www.pk.org/pottedmeat.html and http://www.glue.umd.edu/~nsw/ench485/lab8.htm

Oh great One said...

"vaguely-familiar-with-it-all" I LIKE it! It suits me to a tee!

I love you Lbb! In a sweet,friendly way not a creepy stalker way.

Ari said...

I don't think 40 is the new 20, but 30 might be. But it's true, in a way, 40 is the new 50. Mostly, I think it's all in the mind. Like George Harrison said. Before he died.

Junebugg said...

What's 50, then? I'll hit the big 5-0 on the 16th and I wanta know what to expect!

Edgy Mama said...

So, at 41, I'm really 51, though I look 31? I'm fricking confused.

And you're right, I do NOT want to know the ingredients of a Slim Jim.

sCruuw said...

the ingredients for slim jims.. don't wanna ponder that but kids love em ..can't get outta the store without them

Weary Hag said...

I've always said I know a whole lot about a little bit and a little bit about a whole lot. That's the way I'd like to keep it. Simple.

Lovin' your dream.

I can attest to the fact that I'm 50 and don't feel or look a day over 55.

dixiedarling said...

I'm with edgy mama - I am 23 and 20 years old so I guess that makes me 23 and 30 years old but I look 33 - I am confused as well maybe that is why I am that old. I thought the 20 + 20 year were suppose to be fabulous - I am missing out here - LOL and yes I refuse to say I am that old.