28 January 2007

Associated Happiness

So, I’m vegging in front of the TV. A commercial comes on with a song that always gives me happy feet:

The Buzzcocks: “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays”

I’m up and dancing around my fabulous new den, ready to buy whatever is being advertised. And, yes, I will be buying … in 26 months.

It’s an ad for AARP.

I guess fifty really is the new cool. Or so I’m telling myself.

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At 1/28/2007 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Didn't Suzuki...no it was Toyota, featured "What Do I Get." Man, it scares me that music that was dangerous some twenty-five years ago, is safe enough for advertising now.

Can you imagine playing "Rock Lobster" or "Lust For Live" when we're in the old folks home? Not to mention, being old people and yelling at kids "to turn it up," for a change?

At 1/29/2007 01:08:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

My wife gives me endless grief about that. I'll be eligible for AARPin a little over four years. From the pictures you've had on your blog, you appear to share something with me-- looking a lot younger than your age. I think that makes it, in a way, harder. You not only don't feel like you're getting older, you also don't look it.

When I approached 40 a few years back, I was okay with it-- until about three weeks before the fact, when an old girlfriend called and told me she was about to become a grandmother. She's only six months older than me. When I dated her, her son was in Kindergarten. His son should be starting Kindergarten this year.

When I think about it all, I consider my mother's sage words: "I never complain about getting older, because it beats the alternative."

BTW, have you seen the commercial with The The's "This is the Day?" Ouch!

At 1/29/2007 09:33:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

AARP? Only for the discounts if they still get some, (and they do offer grest supplemental insurance to medicare when we get THERE, if it is still there.) Age is only a number, don't let it bog you down. I know some incredible AARP folks that could run circles around me at 20 years ago.
I enjoyed the tune, the video was pretty bad.
Keep us updated on the little "K" man, still keeping him in the prayers

At 1/29/2007 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

That is a great song. And it does just make me happy hearing it. And you're even closer to the Senior Discount at Kohl's. I was in there the other day and found out they start there's at 55. A senior at 55? that seems a bir premature, but I'd take the discount. That's why I shop with my mom!

At 1/29/2007 10:32:00 AM, Blogger coffeypot said...

How in the hell can that video give you happy feet? It’s more like fleeing feet. And, at 62, my happy feet are more like the minuet feet.

At 1/29/2007 12:58:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

What's bad about 50 is that it is 50 and it feels like an out of body experience. It's like "50!" How'd that happen! Oh well, don't feel a day over 35!!!! Have a nice big party. You made it, you're full of life and can still shake your groove thang!

At 1/30/2007 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

50 is as 50 does (to borrow a line from the great philosopher, Forest Gump)

At 1/30/2007 07:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those little people in the video are the last remaing living actors from the movie the "Wizard of Oz".
They were the Munchkins.

At 2/01/2007 08:16:00 PM, Blogger DJ Andi said...

How todyou get videos off of YouTube and how do you get them on your blog? Please tell me. I'm pretty new to all of this and I haven't been able to figure out how to get the videos off YouTube.

Am I techncally challenged?

At 2/02/2007 10:42:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...

dj andi: I know I'm technically challenged, and yet it's easier than you might think.

When you are watching a video on YouTube, you should see a box on the right with "Category," "Tags," "URL," and "Embed." You want to copy all the gibberish in the "Embed" box.

Then, on your blog, click on "Create new post" and then look to the right of the "Title" box. You want to be in "Edit HTML" as opposed to "Compose." Once in "Edit HTML" you can paste in the gibberish you copied from the "Embed" on YouTube.

It's beautiful.

At 2/02/2007 05:28:00 PM, Anonymous kollett said...

Yes, You are back in town!! My sister (Kim) just bought a house in Stone Mountain so I've got two places to visit. I just love your blog. I really enjoy the song on the AARP commercial and didn't know who it was but remembered and liked it. Beth you are so cool. love kollett.

At 2/03/2007 10:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


(I'm about to change to new Blogger so can't login now)
I know you love music and know everything out there so I thought I'd like to share one you have never herd! It's a song I wrote and recorded and it's on my blog:


but also on You-Tube! I was thrilled that it's got 978 hits so far! Here's the code when you have time away from hanging up pictures and unpacking!


(So when are we doing another meme like The Little Miss Sunshine contest? That was so much fun! We could do one around Hallowe'en on costume pics!

At 2/06/2007 09:37:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...

"The Bitch is NOT back" (no offense)

Beth, I am officially putting out an APB. Your blogger photo (the famous "tree-head") will be populating the sides of milk cartons all across this great land.

At 2/07/2007 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

Why not "Orgasm Addict?"

At 2/07/2007 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

Donde Esta' Beth?

At 2/10/2007 02:19:00 PM, Blogger bigshoulders said...

Hi Beth,

I've tagged you today in a blog post at my blog. It's just for fun. Hope you are well and good.


At 2/10/2007 05:13:00 PM, Blogger David Amulet said...

Fifty is the new 30.

-- david

At 2/11/2007 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

Where the hell are you? We're getting worried. You have a curfew, you know. Now get back home.

At 2/14/2007 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous DJ Cayenne said...

Somebody go knock on Beth's door and see if she's buried underneath a pile of boxes. Seriously.

At 2/15/2007 03:46:00 PM, Blogger Tumuli said...

Come back!

At 2/16/2007 09:39:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

hello?! anyone home?

do you not love us anymore?

do we need to stage a hunger strike to make you realize how much we need our cup of coffey?

come back to us! wasting time at work isn't as fun anymore.

At 2/18/2007 08:13:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Now every time I see that AARP commercial with this song, I wonder where Beth is...

At 2/18/2007 04:49:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Miss you Beth! Where are you!! XOX


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