Getting Old...

...well, hell... we've talked about Pandas and Otters already in the past few days, so why not talk about that damn mouse from CNN....

...136 years old... wow... engineered to live longer.... sorry folks, but I don't like where that is heading... pretty soon, they are gonna try that stuff on us... I don't think I WANT to live to be a 100... a nice, quiet 75 would be just fine with me...

..but, I do have to hand it to the writer of the article... I mean, just check out this sentence.....

"Yoda's cage mate, Princess Leia, is a much larger female who uses her body warmth to keep the dwarf mouse from freezing to death. "

..now that is just strange, man..... 136 years old... and only surviving because a big fat lady rat keeps him "warm".... poor mouse....

by Eric on April 13, 2004 | Comments(3) | Psycho Rants

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75 is just about as long as I care to live, too. Why in the sam hell would I want to live to be old enough to have someone else wiping MY ass, and someone else feeding me, etc?? Ridiculous, I tell ya...LOL.

posted by: Asherah on April 13, 2004 11:14 AM

Asherah just nailed the difference between living and merely surviving - who wipes your ass. I've got a friend who made me promise to kill him if he ever couldn't do his own wiping.

It's a coin flip on how serious he was :-)

posted by: Harvey on April 13, 2004 02:39 PM

Harvey, I'd be dead serious about that. LOL And while we're on THAT note, my husband already knows that, old or not, if I am EVER in a position where I cannot physically take care of myself, he better take me out behind the barn, so to speak, and put me out of my misery.

posted by: Asherah on April 13, 2004 10:25 PM