Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Then and Now

Then: Long Hair
Now: Longing for hair
Then: The perfect high.
Now: The perfect high yield mutual fund.
Then: Keg.
Now: EKG.
Then: Acid Rock.
Now: Acid Reflux.
Then: Moving to California because it’s cool.
Now: Moving to California because it’s warm.
Then: Growing pot.
Now: Growing pot belly.
Then: Watching John Glenn’s historic flight with your parents.
Now: Watching John Glenn’s historic flight with your children.
Then: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.
Now: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor
Then: Seeds and stems.
Now: Roughage.
Then: Popping pills, smoking joints.
Now: Popping joints, aching joints.
Then: Paar.
Now: AARP.
Then: Killer weed.
Now: Weed killer.
Then: Hoping for a BMW.
Now: Hoping for a BM.
Then: Getting out to a new hip joint.
Now: Getting a new hip joint.
Then: Rolling Stones.
Now: Kidney stones.
Then: Being called into the principal’s office.
Now: Calling the principal’s office.
Then: Screw the system!
Now: Upgrade the system!
Then: Peace sign.
Now: Mercedes logo.
Then: Parents begging you to get your hair cut.
Now: Children begging you to get their heads shaved.
Then: Take acid.
Now: Take antacid.
Then: “Whatever”
Now: “Depends”

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