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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

City Slickers

Have you ever seen the movie City Slickers? It's an oldie with Billy Crystal in it from 1991. I love that movie. First of all, he is hilarious and the theme has recently struck a cord in me.

In a nut-shell, the movie is about a "mid-life crisis plagued man and his friends find renewal and purpose on a cattle driving vacation". When I first saw this movie, I was about 21 years old. It was kind of like I was watching a movie like Grumpy Old Men. These people were OLD and yet so funny still. Ha!

Now the joke is on me. I watched it recently for nostalgia's stake and lo and behold..... the main character turns..........

in the movie. Wait a minute. 39? That can't be.

I'M 39!

Oh, well. That's life. It's funny. You just think you'll never get old. But you do eventually if your blessed to. Well, I'm embracing my age/experience best I can. It's fun to talk about.

Have you ever watched a movie and felt old? Tell me about it....


Pam said...

Hey Maria,

I love that movie, and I must keep saying that I thought you were my age. I love to watch Sex and the City. Those girls were all in their mid 30s, and it was great. It really made 35-ish feel like the new 25-ish. I may have to watch that movie again. I remember when it came out.

Liz said...

I feel old when I watch movies that I loved when I was a kid. Space Camp? The Lost Boys? What was I thinking? Those movies are horrible!!! I agree with Pam - you don't look 39 at all.

Rachel said...

I don't think I've ever watched that movie the whole way through, but what I do remember is that Billy Crystal has NOTHING in common with you, Maria! ;) Age is relative, and it's all in how you live it, right?

I haven't watched Space Camp as an adult, but I remember that as a kid it rocked! My sister and I watched it over and over. The Lost Boys was kinda scary, and it's hard to believe that Jack Bauer would ever be a vampire like that. I feel old when I see movies like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (another we watched over and over) and realize that Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker were REALLY young then (thankfully I was a little younger).

Something about celebrities aging on screen over the years brings home the reality that I, too, am getting older. I don't mind--like you said, Maria, it's a blessing to be getting older! That means we're still here! ;)

Maria said...

Thanks for the compliments. I just never thought past me being 30. I'm in uncharted territory as far as age and it's so weird. It's weird to not be the young one out of a group anymore seeing that my kids are still small. It's not a bad feeling, just strange.

Donna said...

I love City Slickers! We own that one!

Missed you last night at Circle!