Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I get annoyed when...

...the media are relentlous in highlighting the relationship plight of Generation X/Y and our inability to find a partner, settle down, get married, have kids and a 40 year mortgage all before the age of 30-35? (btw is it coincidence that the word 'mortgage' includes the french word 'mort' - to die?) Really, we're not losers, its just that in the last few generations, you got to die in your 50's and 60's. Now we've realised that we've got a good 70-80 years to kill before the 'afterlife' of whatever we believe in. This is much longer than previous generations, so hey - just gives us more time to procrastinate before we shoulder the responsibilites of procreating and major soul destroying loans.

Oh, and by the way, we should also eliminate the word 'spinster' from the dictionary. I'm going to stick it up the sphincter of the next person who directs that title towards me. And I haven't even hit 25 yet.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

We were friends; not great ones, but as good as you can get when you're thrown together by circumstance. For months we were each others constant companions, and we saw each other almost everyday. it was a rather comfortable friendship that was heavy on laughs and light on the deeper stuff. We both liked to keep the personal stuff private.

And then exams came around
And then his life started coming together
And then I got a full time summer job
And then he met other girls
And then I decided to get serious about uni.

I can't remember who first stopped communicating with who, but it happened. And now we're just two people who drop generic "hi how's it going" emails to each other once a month. I miss my friend.