Over the hill?

“Are you a sleeper?” Michael Kersterton asked this question in his column of the December 31st Globe and Mail, Should You Be Out? He was referring to how people chime in the New Year.

You see, this New Year’s Eve, I sat at home curled up next to my hubby watching episodes of 30 Rock, a nightly ritual of ours. I couldn’t keep my eyes open long enough to do the countdown, so we went to bed and turned on the radio to hear the sketch comedy The Irrelevant Show where I just couldn’t keep up despite its hilarious description:

…You’ll hear the National Pronunciation Bee, which is much easier than the spelling bee, but just as dramatic. Plus a helpline for people who can’t stop imitating William Shatner and George Takei, and a relaxation cd that screams at you…

Needless to say, I went to sleep only to rouse for the last three numbers of the countdown, gave my hunny a quick NYE kiss, and was konked out before the end of Auld Lang Syne. A sign of hitting my 40th this past year?

That article I mentioned from The Globe?

Tonight, some Canadians will be sound asleep while others are out celebrating midnight and the start of a new year. When should you be ready to admit to middle age and join the sleepers? …



  1. Don't Bug Me! said,

    January 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I have always been a sleeper, so hitting 40 last year has made no difference to me.

  2. Baino said,

    January 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Oh phooey. 40! You’re a spring chicken. I’m not a sleeper but not particularly a celebrator either. I came home early and watched the fireworks on telly with a dog at my feet and a glass of bubbly in my hand! In the end, it’s just a changeover and an excuse for a night out or to get blind drunk. . . I’m happy with dinner, fireworks and a cheers to friends. I hope 2010 is a good one for you!

  3. Carole said,

    January 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

    My mom would say that I’m still wet behind the ears, but I’m not so sure anymore.

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