Friday, December 11, 2009

TBWCYL Day 345 - Old Age

I am 27 years old and hope to retire from real work when I get to about 65 or so. A few years back, Diana and I decided this and moved forward with some investing that we decided we needed to do to get us to the place where we could retire in style and not have to work forever. I tell you all of this because for today's task I was supposed to plan for old age.

I wonder what old age will be like. I am going to guess my house will be paid off by age 65 so we will just have to have money for fuel cells for our flying cars and for the space travel expeditions we will go on. I bet Jupiter is lovely this time of year.

I am going to bank on having a personal teleporter because I really think someone will figure that technology out in 40 years. Also, I am going to guess I will be able to have extra appendages added to my body so I can have the prehensile tail I have always wanted. Now your thinking, "a 65 year old man with a monkey tail sounds pretty gruesome" but I am looking forward to it so you can just take you gene-splicing prejudice and stuff it.

I figure I will live to at least 90 so having 25 years off is going to get old pretty quickly. If jobs aren't completely outsourced to India by 2047 then I can get a job for a few hours a week that will be for the best. Having me get bored is usually a bad idea. If not, I suppose I could always just sit all day and read my comics because by that point I will probably have so obscene an amount that it will be dangerous.

All in all I think old age will be pretty cool.

That is all,


7 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Your Whataburger intake does not seem to indicate that your body will make it to 90. Although...with the advances in science...ok, maybe.

Trinity said...

I will live long and prosper. The Whataburger makes me strong and helps fight off disease. Everyone I know gets sick but I stay healthy so I am not changing anything.

Erin said...

You really don't get sick - that's a miracle of modern science right there. Until your arteries clog.

Trinity said...

They won't clog because there held open by strips of bacon I ate. It lodged in there and is propping them up.

What you call modern science I call an extra value meal.

Diana said...

Ew...I hope you never get a monkey tail. That would be just a plain turnoff.

Soda and Candy said...

"so you can just take you gene-splicing prejudice and stuff it."

Yeah, racists.

I want giant bird wings like Angel from X-Men. Either that or adamantium claws like Lady Deathstrike.

Addy's Daddy said...

Typos and grammatical mistakes abound...

I also hope for a personal transporter. Driving five hours to get, um, anywhere other than Midland really blows!