Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I was talking with two Danish girls at my youth hostile (purposeful spelling), and they asked how old I was. When I said "26," they looked shocked. Then one of them said, "What about marriage and kids?" Not as in, "do you have them?" but as in, "You're so old, you should be popping them out by now." It really bothered me. I mean, it's one thing when a snotty 9-year-old French boy says it, but when someone relatively close to my own age says it, it stings quite a bit more.

I'm tired, so I'm cranky. Simon and Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa" just came on, and it makes me feel a little better. Actually, it kind of makes me want to weep, but that's better than being cranky. :-D

I have no more interesting anecdotes for now. Today was a stupid day. It was registration, but it was horribly inefficient and disorganized. We had to be at school by 9:30, at which point they dismissed half of us until 2pm. Right...

At 2pm, those of us who were dismissed in the morning actually went through the registration. That took maybe 45 min, then we were dismissed again, only to return at 5pm for a party. Grrr...

Apparently, some of the courses have received lots of information from their course administrators, and they know what they're doing for the rest of the week and for the autumn term. My course has recieved next to no information. We haven't met in a group yet, whereas other groups have. But we'll find out more tomorrow, I'm sure, because we have a lunch event. Then we'll meet each other and our course advisers (I assume). So yeah. It'll all be fine. But no Rome this weekend. Friday is booked with vague course meetings.

Ugh. Like I said, I'm cranky. Thinking about the things I need to coordinate for the next two days is not helping. I should just go to bed and handle tomorrow when it comes. So I guess I'll do that, especially since Nickel Creek's "Hanging By a Thread" just came on and now I really want to cry. Nighty-night! I miss you.


  1. Good idea about going to bed. I hope tomorrow is better for you, Cranky-Pants. :O)

  2. What annoying girls! No manners. They don't think it bothers you enough already that you haven't gotten married? That's just rude. You should've innocently said, "So I assume you two ladies will be getting married right away, to the wrong guys? Good luck with that..."

    Good things can take a long time to cook.

  3. Phew. Good thing I'm not that old yet! I still have half a year before I become an old maid, right? But don't worry, Karen, we can be spinsters together!

  4. I love you, sweetie.

  5. migrainemaven9/30/2008 1:38 PM

    Hah! If 26 is over the hill, then I am over two hills. And starting up a third one, I suppose.

    Not everyone has to have kids. Some people have them later. Aren't there enough people on the planet already?

    ms petey is right. It isn't right until it's right, and things happen when they are supposed to.

    Don't worry about a couple of girls who have socialized everything in their country. Stay focused on what you want.

  6. Just curious -- were the Danish girls hot?? If so, that bolsters their argument considerably.

  7. 26 is not old and being single and childless at this age is nothing to worry about (and is rather awesome, if I do say so myself). If it makes you feel better, the inevitable schadenfreude factor when those girls aren't married by the time they're 26 will be quite high. :)