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The Cody Blog: On Flipping to 33

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

On Flipping to 33

So for the first time in my life, I actually don't like the fact that the number of years I tell people that I've been alive is changing. 33. How the hell did I get to be 33? 33? Sigh.

Somehow that's makes me feel middle-aged or something. Not "young". 33.

As I've been thinking about age today, one interesting thing about my age right now is the broad range of ages of women that I've been dating. I've dated women spanning from 41 to 23 in the last year or so.

Last night I was out in that dreaded Meatpacking District talking business and fun stuff with a couple colleagues. I ended up chatting with a woman at Pasti's (which is a great place to eat, but it's sort of just way too mainstream for this mainstreamly overly cool area -- don't you just love the irony of how I keep bashing the Meatpacking District as being "too cool for it's own good", yet I keep ending up going out down there. LOL).

She claimed it was her birthday yesterday. I asked how old she was. She told me, of course, that I'm not supposed to ask a lady her age. Yeah, yeah, whatever. Anyway, later she slipped and mentioned that she'd turned...18. 18?!

I could be her dad, techically. Holy cow! I'm old! When I stayed in Austin in 2001, I dated a 19 year old. I was 29. That was a pretty big gap. How funny would it be to date an 18 year old at my age. From 41 to 18.

I used to tell coaches and teammates who'd ask me what my range on the hoops court was -- not 20', not 25'. No, no. I always told them: two court lengths!

33. Bummer.


Blogger Barry Ritholtz said...

I was just telling a new acquaintence that we have a mutual friend -- who I know since the 1st year of my grad school -- 19 years ago!

How the hell did that happen...?

8/31/2005 04:14:00 PM  
Blogger The Unknown Broker said...

Be forewarned young Skywalker - the speed at which time passes increases exponentially with each successive year.

And if you have children it kicks into flux capacitor induced overdrive.

It was about oh...4 years ago that my first child was born, but in some strange twist of the laws of space and time my daughter got married two years ago, my son this year, and my youngest is doing dual enrollment high school and college.

"Where are you going my little one, little one
Where are you going my baby, my own?
Where are you going my little one, little one
Where are you going my baby, my own

Turn around, and you're two,
Turn around, and you're four
Turn around and you're a young girl,
going out of the door.

Where are you going my little one, little one
Where are you going my baby, my own?
Little dirndls and petticoats, where have you gone?
Where have you gone?

Turn around, and you're tiny,
Turn around, and you're grown,
Turn around, and you're a young wife,
with babes of your own."

8/31/2005 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger tony said...

A tirty-tree year old NYer?

Twenty seven was my best year! So believe me, it's all down hill from here. The older you get the larger the range you can date: only benefit. I dated a women recently, for a while, 30 years younger: she's 27 no wise cracks LOL. Then came to my senses :)


8/31/2005 09:57:00 PM  
Blogger jason said...

well thats college age right, if shes old enought to join the army and die in iraq. Im sure shes old enought to date you. Besides, isnt katherine zeta joins like 30 years younger then her husband :D And no you would technically be her older brother.

8/31/2005 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger jason said...

lol cody if you were her dad you technically had her at 15 :D LOL I

8/31/2005 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mariposa said...

Well....I must say... remember that aging is a privilege; our wrinkles are just lines in the map that is our life. We are the authors & architects of our own lives. I never understood why women always hide their age. It seems silly. Now guys do it as well. Why hide wisdom & experience? That has always intrigued me. About the 18 year old…well…coming from someone who normally dates older due to maturity levels…anything over 10 years is too much of an age gap kiddo. There is such a Vass difference in emotional & spiritual growth after a 10 year difference that sometimes it works & that’s great…but to the most part that’s just asking for trouble.

On that note…why do business on your birthday? I still think you should postpone it to a later date. And when you do…party like is 1999!!! BTW…this is FLO!

9/05/2005 12:39:00 PM  

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