80 YEARS OLD

Eighty years old! Today. My birthday.

Eighty a WOW!

Some observations.

At this stage of life, everything is just yesterday. What happened at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, etc. just occurred. That recently. Which raises the question…..Where did time go? All of it. So fast!

The mind does not age. Only the body. I am still 35 mentally. I have been saying that for years. When I speak with contemporaries re being a specific age mentally, they agree.

The body breaks down. I view taking care of my body like taking care of a car. You get recommended periodic check ups. When there is a problem, you correct it. Hopefully, it is one that can be corrected. The car will last a long time. Your body, also.

Everyone looks younger. It has been that way with me for several years. Nothing strange. They are younger. It took me a while to realize that.

Dee took me out for my 80th birthday. We celebrated with brunch at Martin’s.

I had not seen Dee in a while. She looks good. Healthy. She went through a bad bout with stage 4 cancer.

Spent yesterday afternoon writing. This week’s KONK Life column. Illegal Human Trafficking. Not about young girls being scooted away for prostitution purposes. Column has to do with Uber.  An interesting expose. Tied Key West in at the end. Worth reading.

Watched the Women’s World Cup last night. Great American team! Made me proud.

How do I intend spending my 80th birthday? The same as any other day. It got me this far. Might as well stay with it. The anti-gravity treadmill at 11. Then a pedicure and manicure. Not because it is my birthday. It is time. Followed by Publix. The cupboard and refrigerator bare. The freezer close behind.

Tonight is Happy Birthday dinner at Lisa’s. Robert and Ally will make me feel special.

Greece. Yesterday’s vote says it all. The Greek people refuse to be defecated on any further. They have said loud and clear…..We won’t take it anymore!

What next? Going to be interesting.

Enjoy your day! My birthday!

13 comments on “80 YEARS OLD

  1. Happy 80th birthday Louis!

    I hope you have a GREAT day and many, many more birthdays in your future!

  2. Wishing you a special day…every day! HAPPY 80th! We are looking forward to getting together with you very soon.

    Billy and Cindy Schott

  3. Happy birthday Lou
    But do not understand how you can say Greeks have been defecated on!!!
    They borrowed money from EUropean community. Loan terms have been modified several times.
    Greece owes huge amount of money and with their current spending level, there is no way they can pay back.
    If you had loaned money on behave of your family to someone, and that person could not pay you back and your family would have to absorp not getting that money back because the person you loaned money to was a poor manager of money and you asked person to curb spending so they could pay you back, would you be defecating on them????
    In my view, above is the current situation in Greece.

  4. Steve, of course Greece should pay its bills. But liberals just don’t look at things that way. The problem with liberals and socialists is that eventually they run out of other peoples money. Greece is unwillingly and too lazy to change. Where else can 50 year olds draw full pensions and benefits.
    But, we are close to the same problem. We’ll be there in a decade or two. Puerto Rico is there right now.

    • “We’ll be there in a decade or two.” If you mean by this social security then I disagree as that is literally a tax extracted involuntarily from every paycheck you and I have ever earned. If the far right wants to shutdown social security and focus all on medicare as the age explodes that is fine with me. With one major caveat, they have to payback every cent that was taken from my paychecks with at least 4% interest. As if they had not stolen that money from me I would have done at least that well myself as I have with my own funds.

      I guarantee you the rebulicano bankster lovers and far left socialist communists will ensure that I am totally ripped off so they can profit for their constituencies, themselves, of course, their crony business friends, corporations, and people who don’t plan, live loose and suffer.

  5. Happy Birthday Lou!
    Dan & I were so glad to spend some time with you on this last trip, fun and interesting as always. You are looking great, keep up with the treadmill and taking good care of yourself!

  6. Birthday blessings! I enjoy reading the “Adventures of Lou!” You are the youngest 80-year-old ever.

  7. All the Best Lou! You are a young 80 in spirit for sure. I have always enjoyed the blog and your thoughts.

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