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Wednesday
Jun042008

Better.

Why, hello there. You know what helps one feel better? Prozac, and a Wii. Did I mention that last week was my birthday? And nine days before that was Scott's birthday? So we bought each other a Wii. Also, it's our ninth anniversary, um, tomorrow. And lo, we have a Wii! It's a present that keeps on giving. The Wii, that is. (Okay, also the medication. Huzzah for medication! Damn the naysayers!)

I am 39 now. And Scott turned 38. He's a baby. For nine days we were the same age, so we walked around nodding at each other. "Whoa," Scott said, and I said, "yup." He finally got it. Then I hurtled ahead of him and now he can't possibly understand my perspective on anything. I was born in the SIXTIES, man. It was DIFFERENT.

Reader Comments (89)

I'll be experiencing the exact same thing come August, but only for one day. That 60s/70s divide is a big one, if only mentally (which is where I spend most of my life anyway.)
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElli
A very happy belated birthday to you and Scott. (And anniversary.) I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for you guys.
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTammy
Some of us in our late 40s were also born in the 60s... Gah! But Wii ROCKS! Glad you're feeling better.
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterannie
I usually do not comment but it made me laugh and hit mome - The sixties/seventies discussion is always going on at our house. I am 41 and the husband turns 36 this month. He contantly reminds me about the age gap - with wow you graduated from college before I graduated from high school, etc. In his defense - he cleans the house, washes dishes, and makes the bed which a few of my friends with older husbands have to do all by themselves. Enjoy your birthday and anniversary Wii. I personally enjoyed Zoloft while I was planning my wedding. It is good to see that you are doing better
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
So glad you're feeling better! We have a Wii, and I want Wii fit. We have SSX Blur snowboarding and we love to play that.
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael
Totally, dude. You GET it. He just doesn't.

Happy Belated Birthday.
June 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteredj
So apparently we have to get a Wii. Right now we rock the X-Box and my DH loves the blow-up-and-shoot-stuff games and Tiger Woods. He made me create his female character on the latter because I made the boobs more "realistically large" on mine. His girl's looked like something out of a Russ Meyer movie. I'm sure if I suggested it as a joint Christmas present, he wouldn't say no....

So very, very glad to read you're doing better. Happy, happy birthday!
June 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDie Frau
It only gets weirder....

DavidDiaper Class of '65
June 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
Twenty years ago I met the most wonderful man. We spent much time together after leaving where he worked and I volunteered. I invited him to my home and introduced him to my daughter who was 17. After she left the room he looked so confused and I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I didn't know you had a daughter that old" and I replied, "She's the youngest." And then we both said, "How old are you?". When we married two years later, he was 34 and I was 47. I grew up with Elvis, he with the Beatles. We have a wonderful marriage.
June 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJO
Woohoo! A Wii! Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary!
June 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAsianmommy
i'm 28 days younger than my husband, and i GLOAT GLOAT GLOAT for each and every one of them, because i am a harpy. it was especially fun last year, when i got to have 28 days un my 20s while he was already in his 30s. ha HA!

also, SSRIs are my good friends.

happy birthday!
June 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermichelle @ TNS
I love my Wii! Desperately hunting the fit right now so I can get my yoga on and watch it on TV.

My favorite thing about the Wii is the way it entertains the in-laws when they are visiting. Makes my job so much more bearable....
June 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
I keep meaning to post about this on my blog, but Declan had this big freak out when he figured out we were born in the "Nineteens" - LOL!

AND! We got a Wii for our 12 anniversary which was last May only it took us a while to actually procure a Wii, and I turned 38 in April and my hubby Bryan turns 39 in August. Weird.

ANYWAY.

I am glad you are feeling better. Verah glad.

Oh, and I am on Lexapro too. It's goooood.
June 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAimee Greeblemonkey
Meds work. I've found effexor good for depression and anxiety. I finally found my way to trazodone to take for sleep. Non-habit forming.
July 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

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