SEX-AGE-narian

I find it mildly amusing that when someone gets to be 60, i.e. a sexagenarian, some oung people seem to get all weirded out that people so OLD are still HAVING sex. Of course, the baby boomers never want to be getting older. “Sixty is the new forty,” and all that. Back in the 1970s, there was an episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show called Mary and the Sexagenarian; I’m not remembering it specifically, but I’m sure there was a joke or two that today’s sixty-somethings would consider ageist.

I saw this story that sex only burns about 21 calories rather than, well, a whole lot more. On the other hand, it has other health benefits.

There are all these nifty benefits to getting older. The thresholds vary, but one can get lots of stuff at a savings, especially services, such as at restaurants and transportation. (But are they legal? Apparently, even though they are discriminatory against the younguns.)

Frankly, I think retailers are crazy to maintain these “senior” discounts. The boomer generation is HUGE in numbers in the United States and will likely live longer than their parents, to boot; this must be an economic drain on some businesses, and will continue to be so for quite a while. (Dustbury wrote on this topic recently.)

I LOVE 60, as a number. It has prime factors of 2, 3, and 5, and is evenly divisible by 4, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30 as well. And time is based on 60 – seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour; gotta be SOMETHING to that.

This coming decade SHOULD be the one in which I leave my job. But I have an almost nine-year-old daughter; I may NEVER retire…
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Perennially hormonal

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3 thoughts on “SEX-AGE-narian

  1. Roger, I love that you’re into dividing numbers, etc. The bummer age for me was 53, a prime number. This year was the best. I turned 56 and was born in ’56. Somehow that seemed a nice groove.

    And you never retire from LIFE, just the job. Tell your daughter to take out federal school loans that you will cosign – believe me, she will attend classes when she knows she’s racking up some debt.

    Besides, she’s your daughter… I imagine lots of scholarships in her future! Sixty is the new… discount! Work it, baby! Ame

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