Thursday, April 27, 2006

Such a strange dichotomy it is being in my mid-to-late twenties. I'm both old and young at the same time.

This morning I was shopping for a new pair of running shoes. I hit the outlet store for the best price, find the brand I like, look at all four selections they have in that brand and miraculously find one that is both in my size and my price range. I grab it off the shelf, try it on, like it. Back in the box, up to the counter to pay.

Then, only then, do I realize that the shoes I chose and were about to pay for were the most hideous things ever. They were white, except with random splotches of neon green randomly distributed about their surface, and then criss-crossed with random black and grey lines. Seriously, it looks like after the shoes were made they were sent to be decorated by an eplieptic four-year-old with neon paint followed by a retarded two-year-old with black and grey crayons.

And you know what? I didn't care. I shrugged and paid. Heck, the shoes satisfy my more pressing needs, who cares if they aren't very attractive?

Now, compare this to most of the rest of my life when I would search for shoes based solely on looks, find the best looking ones, and if those actually had some use other than looking good (you know, comfort, reasonable price, etc) then that was just a bonus. Evidently, that process has completely reversed itself at some point.

Conclusion: I'm getting old.

But then I come home, go to mlb.com, open this story and giggle like a schoolgirl at the included picture:
















At least some part of me never grew up.

So in conclusion, I have the fashion sense of a 70-year-old man and the sense of humor of a middle-school kid. That's a winning combination.

14 Comments:

Anonymous ice said...

AND THE SKILLZ OF A POKER SHARK!!! don't forget those!!!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

Dude, if you ever actually do online dating, that is a line you have to use.

12:53 PM  
Blogger eric said...

Which line? About my fashion sense/sense of humor, or my poker shark skillz? I assume you're talking about one of those.

But either way, I doubt online dating is in my future.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

So in conclusion, I have the fashion sense of a 70-year-old man and the sense of humor of a middle-school kid.

This is the line.

I don't think there's any stigma to online dating anymore. I'd do it if I wasn't so lazy...and cheap.

12:31 AM  
Blogger April said...

So, it's looking like I'll be in Vegas the weekend of May 12th. I get in early that morning, maybe we can meet up for a Bellagio breakfast as you're finishing up your night. :)

12:21 PM  
Blogger eric said...

I don't think there's any stigma to online dating anymore.

It's not the stigma I'm worried about.

April,

Definitely. Sounds good. I have a new number. I'll email it to you.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

http://volokh.com/posts/1145051863.shtml

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

I decided to take my own advice. I have a profile up on Match.com. I have winked at two girls.

Hmm. Maybe I'll start an online dating blog.

7:08 PM  
Blogger estonb said...

This post was hilarious. Mad props.

1:56 PM  
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