You know how old people are cute? I just love them. I just want to slap a bib on them and force feed them soup - you know? (kidding)
Today I met a new "old people" (is that somehow politically incorrect to call them that? I'm sure it is, but anyhoo....). This new cute "aged" person was at the gym. He was near 80 and he was so totally adorable. He also was in better shape than almost anyone there - really. He kind of reminded me of Spartan - but in a good way - like that is how I picture him in my mind's eye when he gets older. Like waaaaaay older.
Anyways - this mental projection of Spartan onto this cute fellow instantly made me develop an affinity for him. We talked for an hour. I know everything about him and his entire family right down to all 7 of his grandchildren (which range from 4 to 20 years old). I was 5 minutes away from inviting him and his wife for Christmas dinner - but then with his 4 kids and 7 grandchildren it looks like he won't be alone for the holidays...Makes me wonder about the people who will be alone. There are probably a lot. That makes me kind of sad.
On a lighter note - today I went into the toy section and made all of the Christmas toys start singing. ALL OF THEM. It was suddenly very christmasy let me tell you! There were a lot of people who didn't appreciate that so much - but I did. I laughed for a good 10 minutes... I don't know why, but stuff like that is funnier now than when I was 7. Besides - it is Christmas - just trying to do my part in getting everyone into the Christmas spirit... ** I think I'll go back and do it again tomorrow.
**if making them all look like they were going to murder someone (namely moi) counts, then --- mission accomplished!! Highe fihveh!