Tuesday, January 11, 2005

terminal envy

This is why I want to be Lileks when I grow up.

Heh. When I grow up.

I have no excuse; I'm about as grown up as I'm going to get, seeing as I expect my children to surpass me in maturity any day now, and their cumulative ages are still not half of mine. They're reaping the benefits of advantages I didn't have, namely, they are all adorable, articulate, and healthy. I will leave it to you to figure out which of one of those described me as a kid.

Come to think of it, I'm long past being a kid and I'm still only one of those three, and that one comes up for discussion from time to time: What did you say???

I remain hopeful that recovery is still possible. Perhaps recovery isn't what I should be aiming for, though -- maybe it's redemption. I have to be able to make something of all this, I think.

I just don't know what, yet.

2 comments:

Sheik Yerbootie said...

It was adorable wasn't it? You were articulate and healthy, but so adorable that it overshadowed all else that was right about you?

Huh, huh? How's that for a guess?

~~ snerk ~~ [1]

Hey, I'm still a kid - I admit it. I have more toys for a person my age than most kids have. I still play video games!!

It is my belief that the younger you think you are, the longer you will live.

I believe that I am about 13.

[1] ~~ snerk ~~ was introduced into my language by none other than Joan - it is a perfect way to make a snarky comment.

Joan said...

Oh, I'm sure I was present during the early days of "snerk", but I don't think I coined the term. I think it was Larson.

Anyway, I'm about 12. So I'm still younger than you. (hee!)