Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday Night Dine Out Group at the Cracker Barrel
This is the first video taken with my new iPhone camera. I'm loving it!
Almost always, every where I go I have my Canon Power Shot A560 camera strapped across my chest. Tonight I decided to forego the usual accessory and go with my iPhone instead. The video above was taken with my iPhone by my friend and Mac Mentor, Don V. Pretty good huh? I am impressed.
Well, today was quite the day. The temperature rose into the 70's thus affording me the opportunity to get a head start on my spring cleanup of my backyard. First thing I needed was a new hedge clipper.
Bill and I headed down to Lowe's and I purchased a Black and Decker Monster Hedge Trimmer. It's already paid for itself. I trimmed five HUGE Pampas Grass plants. All my holly trees (about 20 I think) and all my roses. The back yard is looking good and ready for the new growth.
The only downside to the day was that my body aches all over now. I am coming to the realization that his 69 year old body just doesn't have the stamina it used to have when I could go all day at yard work. I am facing the fact that I may have to hire a young (preferably good-looking) young man to do this work next year. That is not an alternative that displeases me by the way. Now I'll be one of those Old Guys who hires people to do my work. I've arrived!
I knew this day was coming. Some years ago I remember my Mother telling me, right after she finished hoeing and weeding six rows of corn after working an eight hour shift at Pepperridge Farms, that she realized she was old for the first time because she just could knock out those rows of corn like she used to. My Aunt Mabel told me the same thing when she was 74 years old after she whipped up a huge Sunday Company Dinner, which she used to do effortlessly. My Time has come. My body aches ALL OVER. I will sleep well tonight.
Thus, our Friday Night Dine Out Group meeting at Cracker Barrel was very welcomed tonight. This is just another reason why I'm glad I retired to southern Delaware and the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes/Milton area of LSD. We have a large retired and semi-retired gay population of delightfully interesting older gay men in this area. Tonight was no exception. Long gone are the days when my gay socializing was arriving at the 247 Bar in Philadelphia at the proper 11 PM time on Friday and Saturday night. Then boozing the night away gabbing with friends and hoping to score a trick. These days at 11 PM I'm going to bed. Times have change and I will say they have changed for the better.