Sunday, October 14, 2007

Is this blog for you?

Here are a few questions to help you decide if you're a member of the Elastic Waistbands Society.

  • Do you use your exercise bike as a coat rack?

  • Do you count on the slimming effect of wearing black so much that people often ask if you’re headed to a funeral?

  • Have you ever spent an afternoon trying to look “cool” as you search for your car in the mall parking lot?

  • Do you believe that cheesecake and Prozac share many of the same healing qualities?

  • When a form asks for your hair color, do you write Number 186?

  • Have you gotten to that point in life where you realize you’re being nice to people just to be sure you’ve got a crowd at your funeral?

  • Do you think that The Night of the Living Dead is a movie about your job?

  • Have you ever been called “ma’am” by a young man whom you think is “checking you out”?

    Scoring: If you took the time to read this quiz, you're one of us -- a member of the Elastic Waistbands Society!

And that’s okay. Because we’re all in this together…

Adapted from the book, THREE FEET UNDER: Journal of a Midlife Crisis by Christee Gabour Atwood.

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