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Well, I've got good news and bad news for you. You can take your pick.

The good news is that nothing changes when you reach 80 (IF you reach 80).

The bad news is that nothing changes when you reach 80.

I met a neat woman about a month ago and had my first date with her last Saturday, and it went great. Just a late breakfast in a secluded spot overlooking the Sound (Seattle's waterfront, you know). Everything seemed to go well.

But then midweek we ran into some misunderstanding, and I seem to have been left high and dry.

Like I say, nothing changes when you reach 80. You can take it as either good news or bad, from one who now knows.

Meanwhile, I want to share a great little video with you. Definitely takes the edge off of things...


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Jun. 17th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your dating letdown. At 80, have you learned to take it any better than you would have at 20? Or does it rather get worse? I hope not.

Thanks for sharing the video. I happened to have that show running on tv last night for the first time by accident, but I missed the little girl's performance. I only returned to see her being put through to the final (which she is undoubtedly going to win). So it was nice to see for myself that her success was justified (i.e. not purely based on cuteness factor but also actual singing talent). I just hope she doesn't go down the unfortunate route that so many child stars go these days!
Jun. 18th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
I think things roll off my back in a lot shorter time than they used to. I can give them more and better rationales. But the essential disappointment seems just as strong. And underneath it all, I tend to think that I was making more of the friendship than was really there. After all . . . there isn't much room to 'run with it'.

Thanks for asking, Lisi.
Jun. 18th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
The good news is that nothing changes when you reach 80 (IF you reach 80).

The bad news is that nothing changes when you reach 80.

I think that's why my grandmothers aren't dating.

My sympathies; that stuff sucks at any age.
Jun. 18th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, certainly true. But I still remember that old saw: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Or: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. If I had failed to put a small personal ad (a freebie) in a paper when I was 64, I'd have missed out on the second best relationship (out of four) of my whole life.
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