I’m at that age…
-where I don’t have time for unpleasant people. You’re a raging asshole with bigoted tendencies. I do not wish to associate with you or your kind. Same goes for the drama mongers, the politically ignorant, the sports jerks that take the fun out of the game, and most adults that post cryptic messages on Facebook.
-where I’m intolerant. I prefer to live and let live, but when you come at me with your “how can you be tolerant of my intolerance” bullshit, then darling, I have no trouble showing you exactly how intolerant I can be. Yes, dear, I am intolerant of you and your trollish, asshole behavior and I’ll say so. So tolerate THAT.
-where I’m unapologetic. Not going to apologize for being fat, being a woman, being bisexual, being a Cubs fan, listening to any and all kinds of music, not watching movies, not being religious, not believing in your God, being intolerant to your bullshit, not putting up with your ignorant ass, caring about what I care about, being a writer, etc.
-where I will sing and dance in the grocery store if one of my jams from “the nineteens” (as my nieces would say) comes on.
-where I’ll wear whatever the hell I want to you and you all just need to cope as best you can.
-where I don’t know who most of these new bands and singers are and I have to ask my nieces.
-where I’m tired of hearing about what you eat, how often you exercise, how great your husband/wife/kids are, etc. because you act like if you don’t mention it five times a day I won’t know how much better you are than me.
-where I don’t give a shit if you’re better than me. There’s no prize for being the loudest braying jackass.
-where I’m still going to dress up for Halloween and silently wish I could still go trick-or-treating while I pass out candy.
-where I’m not going to settle.
-where I’m going to point when “new” things have really been around for a while.
-where I’m going to refer to people as “young folk”.
-where I’m going to keep dreaming, reaching, striving, and hoping for something better.
Because, you see, I’m at that age where I’m realizing that the years are piling up behind me, leaving fewer in front of me. The less time I spend messing with the petty and shoveling the bullshit, the more time I can spend enjoying my days.
Sorry if that ruins yours.