In which she realizes she may be having a mid-life crisis

by DaniGirl on July 26, 2012 · 4 comments

in It IS all about me

It started innocuously enough. The radio dial started spending more time on the pop music station KISS-FM and less time on BOB-FM with its hits of the 80s and 90s. I’d find myself humming Call Me Maybe and Wide Awake all hours of the day and night. I blame (or credit) the boys for that one – I haven’t been this familiar with current pop music since before the millennium.

Then I switched coffee teams. I used to be able to order a coffee with milk, but now I have to concentrate to get the foreign words out in the proper order: I’ll have a grande blonde roast in a venti cup, thank you barista.

Finally, perhaps most dramatically, I switched computer teams. This week, after months – nay, years! – of considering it, we sailed forth on the great ship Macintosh. My MacBookPro arrived yesterday, and it was only by an impressive act of self-restraint that we did not also purchase a desktop iMac computer to go with it. That in fact may be another blog post entirely.

It hit me yesterday, as I sat on the porch wondering where my ‘back’ key went, that there’s an underlying pattern linking all these strange new lifestyles together. If I were a male, I’d be driving a red convertible and combing over my tonsure. On the eve of my 43rd (!!) birthday next week, I’m having a geeky midlife crisis!

Don’t be surprised if you see me in Starbucks, Mac propped open on my lap, wearing skinny jeans, a hoodie and Buddy Holly glasses with a piercing in my lip. It won’t be pretty, but at least I will be cool at last.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal July 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

cool at last! Love it.

2 Steve July 27, 2012 at 7:14 am

Hipster Dani is here!

3 Lynn July 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I was just reading on another blog a discussion about what a mid-life crisis for a woman looks like. I think this is a great model – I’m off to Starbucks!

4 Sara July 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm

You were always cool to me! But if you go with the lip piercing, can you live blog that one?!!!

Welcome the Mac family – you will not regret it!

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