Friday, April 26, 2019

If You Do This, You Might Be a Geezer: W is for Weekends



Oh, we're almost to the end of our A-to-Z Challenge! But the geezer signs are still here, revealing themselves!

Today's homage to the Geez Life is the way we (yes, I'll admit it, I'm in the tribe) spend our weekends - or more accurately, how we don't

Flashback to my younger days, when my cutting edge social calendar was kept on a checkbook sized paper booklet. The other day, I found one of these old calendars in a box of photos and I was amazed at how often I had plans. Here and there, I had little stars to redirect me, indicating that there was no room for a notation. As I flipped through the calendar, it made me tired just looking at it. At the time, however, I'm quite sure that any open space would have been depressing to younger me. 

But, it's 2019, baby! And Hubzam and I rule the weekend. We're particularly selfish with our Saturdays, so if you can claim that you pulled me away from our regular routine on a Saturday...well, aren't you special? 

Our weekends are jammed packed with excitement, like:

  • Getting vertical
  • Making coffee
  • Talking about how I need to get dressed...some day...
  • Reading the newspaper
  • Discussing the newspaper
  • Talking about how we need to cancel the newspaper subscription because the paper stinks
  • More coffee, followed by comments about how we might be drinking too much coffee, and how we agree that we don't care - we don't have any other bad habits, after all
  • Planning lunch at a restaurant ('cause we're tightwads who like the lunch prices). Okay, stop a minute. I need to confess that this takes longer than all the other items on the list.
  • Going to Costco
  • Talking about what a waste our Costco membership is and promising to use it better...next weekend
  • Stop at the grocery store
  • Standing in front of the Redbox, discussing how little interest we have in most of the movies
  • Going home for some "easy" supper prep and recliner/television downtime. 
  • Try to keep Hubzam from watching "Jaws", "Patton", or any WWII themed movie (this is technically one of MY weekend activities).
  • Watch dumb TV
  • Watch even DUMBER TV after Hubzam konks out.
On Sunday, I generally do less, but there is the church wildcard and baiting the dinner table with yummies to get all the kids here at one time.

I'm not lying, folks...that list made me think, "Yay, it's almost Saturday!"



  • If you look forward to what you AREN'T going to do on Saturday and Sunday with wild-eyed, unbridled glee...
  • If you'd consider a genuine vacation day to be a conflict with your regular weekend plans (or lack thereof)...
YOU MIGHT BE A GEEZER.

No apologies on this one. I waited many years to get to this point and it's pretty sweet.




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26 comments:

  1. When you're a retired geezer (as I am), it's "The Weekend" all the time!

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  2. On the bright side, at least I proceeded to "action" on the paper... must be anger management issues...

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  3. Weekends are for TRTing... the stuffs I didn't manage to TRT during the week.

    End of story.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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    1. 99% of my viewing time qualifies as TRT, brudder.

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  4. When you're retired, everyday is Saturday.

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  5. You reminded me of that comments on Downton Abbey by a British aristocrat in the turn of the 20th century; "What's a week-end?"

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    1. Ha ha ha...exactly.

      BTW...I love the Downton gang.

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  7. Ahh love my geezer weekends and would add, for me, catching up on shows I taped over the week. I still watch General Hospital and other shows. To think of doing what I used to do 30 years ago makes me want to lie down.

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    1. We need a t-shirt praising Geezer Weekends.

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  8. This is such a fun, clever and just fabulous post today.
    Getting vertical, hahahahahahahahahaha !

    cheers, parsnip

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  9. My wife has been going to stay with her daughter on weekends for the past several months so I've got Saturdays off for me. I've been thinking about getting involved with something to keep me busier. For now, you've described my Saturday sans wife and newspaper--I canceled my subscription years ago, which is fine because I still have a big stack of old newspapers I've been trying to finish.

    Personally, as I've been mentioning to my wife, I'd kind of like to drop DirecTV and the Costco membership. We've got an Aldi and a Walmart across the street from us and we could save that 6 mile trip to Costco (not that big of a deal really, but still..).

    In my past careers I've often had to work on Saturdays so I don't know that that day meant as much to me in my adult life as it did when I was in school. Although when my kids were in their school years I guess I did make Saturdays kind of a big deal for them as much as I could.

    With my wife retiring soon, our lives will be like a permanent weekend that we adapt to the needs of others' work schedules.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out



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    1. Lee, do you live in my neighborhood? Ha ha ha...I have a Walmart and an Aldi across the street.

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    2. I dream of country living in southwestern Virginia or East TN, but for overall convenience it's hard to beat where I live now.

      Arlee Bird
      Tossing It Out

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  10. I've kept my old calendars and planners back to 1973. WAY more exciting life then for sure. We are weaning my husband off the newspaper because he says it's too expensive. We rarely use Costco either except for gas but that's because we don't need to buy in bulk anymore with the kids grown.

    Janet’s Smiles

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  11. I like doing very little on weekends

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  12. Sounds fantastic. I'm still at a point where I like to have some plans but a completely open weekend is rare and precious.

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    1. We are downright greedy about it, lol. It takes the place of dates...it IS our date!

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  13. I'm in my late 40's but already there. I never want to go out and do anything. In fact, I moved to Vietnam where the cost of living is basically ZERO. I work about 10 hours a week and have enough money to live very well. And use that extra time to stay at home. I love it. If I still lived in the States, I would have to work a lot harder.

    I am at Transformed Nonconformist. I usually write humor pieces, but I am getting serious this month. I'm writing about people who have deeply impacted my life.

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    1. I have friends that just moved back from Hanoi. Very frugal place to live -- and interesting!

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Love, Cherdo