Growing Older and The Sex Stuff, Too

On Thursday, my co-podcaster, Shaun, and husband guy, takes over the blog.

He’s adorable. I hope you’ll read what he says even if he does occasionally sound like a surfer dude from the 1990s or Captain Pontification. And no, we don’t always agree. 🙂

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Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be the ripe old age of 53. My younger brother and I share a birthday, but we are not twins amazingly. In fact, we are thirteen years apart which means he will be celebrating his fortieth birthday, one of many milestones which I have already surpassed.

I figured this out yesterday after thinking about our birthdays and whipping out my Texas Instruments calculator for some advanced math.

Then I got a little jealous! Oh, to be forty again. Or hell, even fifty!

I remember the younger days when things were so much easier.

I used to say, “I have to run upstairs for something,” and I would dash up the stairs and be back in a flash. Now, I don’t run up the stairs and as a matter of fact, I don’t go up the stairs for “something.” I wait. I wait until I need to retrieve multiple items or do multiple tasks, or a combination of both.

Stairs are not so much fun when a joint feels like it might just stop supporting your body weight at any minute or you can hear one or more of those precious mechanisms clicking and clacking as you go up or down. Climbing those stairs has to be worth the effort damn it!

Me, who lacks any vanity whatsoever, find myself constantly stopping in front of the bathroom mirrors to check for extra-long eyebrow hairs or any ear or nose hairs long enough to grasp. I promised my younger self long ago that I would not be one of those old men with stray hairs popping out from every orifice on his head. I am going to honor my word until I can no longer raise a pair of tweezers above shoulder level!

And then there is bed.

It wasn’t very long ago when I could get into bed and still be awake for an hour or two. Now I am pretty much asleep before my head even hits the pillow. Shoot, Carrie had to wake me up the other night to tell me to get my other leg into bed. Not back under the covers, just onto bed for the first time!

Being a male, I still love the loving and still believe in my head that I am seventeen and it is the driving force for even being alive. But, I don’t remember any of the following phrases from when I was a teenager or, well, up until a few years ago.

“Ow! You are on my hair!”

“What, I am not even fully naked yet.”

“My knee, my knee!”

“Sorry, I lost my balance.”

“Oh crap! I have to stop for a second.” 

“Are you okay?”

“Aggghhhhhhh! Yes, I just have a cramp in my hamstring.”

“I can’t wait to get to bed, I am going to ravish you like never before!”

Later in bed, “ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!”

Both of those were me by the way.

And lastly, “Holy crap, that was amazing!”

“What, I couldn’t understand you.”

“Let me catch my breath and get my heartrate back down, please.”

“Are you okay? Are you having a heart attack?”

“I don’t think so.”

“Good because the commercial break is just ending!”

I purposefully did not put any identifying markers on that dialogue, but I think you can figure out what lines belong to the old man.

In reality, I am very thankful for my physical and mental condition at my age and even more thankful for my life in general. One of the beautiful things about growing older is that you can compare yourself to some of your peers and realize just how lucky you are. I consider myself (and Carrie as well) very lucky and blessed to have all that we have!

So, don’t sweat the years, rejoice in them and appreciate the miles gone by and look forward to the road ahead.

As always, remember to Love Your Way Through It!

Peace,

Shaun

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We’re sorry we laugh so much… sort of. 


Please share it and subscribe if you can. Please rate and like us if you are feeling kind, because it matters somehow. There’s a new episode every Tuesday!

Thanks so much for being one of the 261,000 downloads if you’ve given us a listen!

One of our newest LOVING THE STRANGE podcasts is about the strange and adorably weird things people say?

And one of our newest DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE episode is about fear setting and how being swallowed by a whale is bad ass.


And Carrie has new books out! Yay!

You can order now! It’s an adult mystery/thriller that takes place in Bar Harbor, Maine. Read an excerpt here!

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The people who kill

It’s my book! It came out June 1! Boo-yah! Another one comes out July 1.

And that one is called  THOSE WHO SURVIVED, which is the first book in the the DUDE GOODFEATHER series.  I hope you’ll read it, like it, and buy it!

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Sex, Nothing Better! Ever!

On Thursday, my co-podcaster, Shaun, and husband guy, takes over the blog.

He’s adorable. I hope you’ll read what he says even if he does occasionally sound like a surfer dude from the 1990s or Captain Pontification. And no, we don’t always agree. 🙂

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Sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine!

I just pulled a teeny tiny prank on Carrie and the way she fell for it made me laugh so heartily, maybe for like a full minute in a half, that it made me feel the best that I have felt all day! It is after 6 P.M. and I am running late on my blog post. I had just told her that I was going to sit on the front porch and write it now and it was going to be about sex.

So, I took my laptop and I went and sat on the front porch.

Mind you, all of our windows are open and no matter where you are on the first floor, you can hear someone on the front deck if they want to be heard.

I sat down and created a fake document and opened my email.

I sent her the fake document entitled, Sex, Nothing Better! Ever!

It had no text. Just a title.

The next thing I hear through the window (because Carrie is always working and always at her computer) is this, “That was the fastest blogpost ever!”

I thought, “She hasn’t read it all yet, hehe.”

And then I hear, “OMG!!!!!!!!!”

That is when I started laughing! She pretty much fell for my stupid, little joke, hook line and sinker, as they say.

In reality she was probably sitting in front of her computer facing the approximate position of my front porch chair,, giving me the one finger salute, but with both hands.

But, she laughed. I laughed much, much longer and it felt good, so good!

My point is this, people, have some freaking fun once in a while! Life doesn’t have to be serious all of the time. Even if it sucks ass at the moment, you should still be able to have some laughter and light hearted moments on occasion!

Now my blogpost is done for realsies!

Remember to love one another and always, Love Your Way Through It!

Shaun

BE A PART OF OUR MISSION!

Hey! We’re all about inspiring each other to be weird, to be ourselves and to be brave and we’re starting to collect stories about each other’s bravery. Those brave moments can be HUGE or small, but we want you to share them with us so we can share them with the world. You can be anonymous if you aren’t brave enough to use your name. It’s totally chill.

Want to be part of the team? Send us a quick (or long) email and we’ll read it here and on our YouTube channel.

LET’S HANG OUT!

HEY! DO YOU WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER?

MAYBE TAKE A COURSE, CHILL ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUY ART OR A BOOK, OR LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST?

JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK AND FIND OUT HOW WE CAN INTERACT MORE.


HELP US AND DO AN AWESOME GOOD DEED

Thanks to all of you who keep listening to our weirdness on the DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE podcast and our new LOVING THE STRANGE podcast.

We’re sorry we laugh so much… sort of. 


Please share it and subscribe if you can. Please rate and like us if you are feeling kind, because it matters somehow. There’s a new episode every Tuesday!

Thanks so much for being one of the 261,000 downloads if you’ve given us a listen!

One of our newest LOVING THE STRANGE podcasts is about the strange and adorably weird things people say?

And one of our newest DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE episode is about fear setting and how being swallowed by a whale is bad ass.


And Carrie has new books out! Yay!

You can order now! It’s an adult mystery/thriller that takes place in Bar Harbor, Maine. Read an excerpt here!

best thrillers The People Who Kill
The people who kill

It’s my book! It came out June 1! Boo-yah! Another one comes out July 1.

And that one is called  THOSE WHO SURVIVED, which is the first book in the the DUDE GOODFEATHER series.  I hope you’ll read it, like it, and buy it!

The Dude Goodfeather Series - YA mystery by NYT bestseller Carrie Jones
The Dude Goodfeather Series – YA mystery by NYT bestseller Carrie Jones

TO TELL US YOUR BRAVE STORY JUST EMAIL BELOW.