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A perspective on age - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
A perspective on age
Okay, so I went out after work with a college friend, who just got back to town after working the campaign. All well and good. And we talked about how long we've known one another. We graduated from college more than twelve years ago, and I first got to know him sophomore year. Fourteen years.

This afternoon, I had a pleasant discussion and general civics conversation with a delightful young gentleman of twelve.

A kid who was born the year I graduated from college.

I still think of my college friends as relatively new friends. :Waves to high school friend chienar and friend-since-six-days-old, anna_fredricka: Friends made from 1992 on are practically new out of the box!

Dear G-d. When did this happen?

And the boy I was talking two is a year younger than my same-age cousin's oldest daughter, whose birth announcement picture I had on my dorm door senior year. (Said cousin was going to college pregnant.)

EDIT: The welcome home party was full of devoted Dems, and reinforced my general notion that I'd rather be with a dozen people who disagree with me passionately than two dozen who agree with me completely and don't give a rip.

SECOND IN LINE TO EDIT: In a link from AOL, Prince William was quoted as defending his father after, " A recent scandal has centered on a memo written by Charles that criticized British schools for offering children too much false self-esteem and not enough realistic criticism."

Between this and his scorn for modern architecture, I'm beginning to actually like Prince Charles. Go anti-self-esteem-based education.

I feel a bit...: drunk A wee bit tipsy

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ashtur From: ashtur Date: November 20th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hate to say it, but get used to it :(

When it's really bad is when your college chums kids are starting to decide on colleges...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 20th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
None of my college chums--at least the ones I'm still in touch with--has kids yet. But my little cousin-once-removed is in high school in September.

Wasn't I supposed to be perpetually in the younger generation?
ashtur From: ashtur Date: November 20th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, that's an interesting contrast. Most of my old friends are in the "how many kids can we have" category. The high is 6 working on 7 for one old friend.
leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: November 21st, 2004 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
'Time flies when you're having fun' as they say. I still can't believe I am the mother of a 15yr old!
At the moment, most of the professionals (doctors, dentists etc) I have to deal with are contemporaries, which is in itself a little unsettling. But soon I know they'll be younger. Then I'll really feel inadequate. ;~P
sreya From: sreya Date: November 21st, 2004 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
That's one advantage of going to law school straight out of college. I, and a few others, are considered the "babies" of our contemporary social circles! Anytime a friend does something that makes me think "Gosh, am I really that old?" I can remember "Nope, I'm not the old one, he/she is!" :~D

Though I don't think I can forgive my same-age cousin for already having a 6 year old. Honestly!
ivylore From: ivylore Date: November 21st, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I actually quite like Prince Charles too.
sophonax From: sophonax Date: November 21st, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Intergenerational friendships rock. Three of my favorite people are my boyfriend's eleven-year-old stepsiblings and a friend's fifty-five-year old mother.

Go anti-self-esteem-based education.

Oh, yeah: Word.
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