Thursday, February 25, 2010

Retirement Homes Circa 2040

In the past couple of years I have had the opportunity to visit my grandparents in a retirement home and observe the activities that occur therein. It seems pleasant enough, and I hope to be able to afford senior living someday.

My sister and I were having a conversation a couple of weeks ago and ever since then I have been thinking about what I can expect at a retirement home when it is my time. Since my generation and younger is so computer savvy, and since the general outlook on life has continued to evolve, it should be pretty interesting.

Retirement homes now:
Bingo and Gin Rummy
Day trips to events like the county fair or home show
General telephone usage
Lawrence Welk and Big Band music
Black and White movies, big on westerns
A tendency to dress up in nice slacks and button down shirts and/or pantsuits
Remembering those that fought in World War II
General calisthenics and physical therapy
Saying "darn it"
Lots of pride when the grandkids visit

Retirement homes circa 2040:
Virtual X-Box tournaments
Trips to rock shows and lots of concern over if the mosh pit is going to be a hip breaker
Texting my homies while surfing the net and checking Facebook
Jay-Z and Metallica blaring on the sound system
Tarantino and Die Hard film festivals
Blingy Christian Audiger t-shirts and ripped jeans
Remembering those who fought for the last copy of Avatar 3D on virtual DVD
Wii Fit and body pump with intermittent trips to pump iron
Saying "f*#k it"
Lots of pride when the grandkids visit

Okay, maybe some things never change.

I just know that it will be fun finding out how we will roll, especially with so much technology at our fingertips. I wonder how we will act and if we will mellow with age or if we will continue to seek continuous instant gratification.

What do you think?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm Back....

After a long absence, I am here announcing my renewed presence. It has been crazy in "life" and lots of things have consumed my time.

The biggest "non time" problem is that I only get comic books once a month. Also, I haven't had time to read the comic book news or check out other blogs. I am pretty much lost when it comes to current comic book affairs. That has made it tough to blog.

What is bringing me back?

For one, the Emerald City Comicon is coming up on March 13 and 14 in Seattle. I will be volunteering at the HERO Initiative booth and Jim will be there with his artists, conducting business over at artist alley.

Original art has also become an interest, though I don't have the capital to invest in it. Watching what Jim does and how the market has beared up during the poor economic times has been fascinating to say the least.

Last but not least, I missed you guys. :-)

Stay tuned for thoughts, musings, and rants.... I have a Stan Lee one coming out next!