Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Eat My Dust, Wolfgang

Tomorrow I turn 35, and so I'm taking stock of my many accomplishments.

Mozart died at age 35 after composing 600 works, including 41 symphonies.

Me, I've composed 763 blog entries, including this one.

When you're young, you're continually given new rights and responsibilities. At 16, you can drive. At 18, you can vote and view pornography (hopefully not at the same time). At 21, you can drink. At 25, you can be in the House of Representatives. At 26, you can rent a car by yourself. At 30, you can be in the Senate.

At 35, you can run for president of the United States.

I guess I should relish this new right — even if I don't use it. Because I won't get another one until I'm eligible to join the AARP.