What does it mean to be in your 60's and working on your "second act?" It's a lot more fun than the first act. That I can tell you. But also a lot less lucrative, at least so far. Being in your 60's means waking up to meet some friends to play golf on a Tuesday morning. And then opening with a triple bogey. It means getting pissed at the aforementioned triple bogey and then not giving a damn. It means riding a bike without constantly hearing "on your left," because you're the only one on the path. It means working at 9 am or 3 pm or 1 am because nobody's asking, "Where were you? Now only I ask myself, "Where was I," and frequently, I forget.
Even stuff that's a pain in the butt like grocery shopping and doing errands are easier because you can do them when the rest of the working world isn't doing them. It even means taking the time to try out new recipes. And then saying "the hell with it and going out to dinner when it doesn't work out."
Now that the World Cup has started, it means not having to sneak out of work at 11 am to watch a game in a nearby bar (as I had done on several occasions with my co-creator and fellow soccer buff, John Colquhoun).
And it also means staying up waaayyyyy too late because you don't really have to be up at 6:30 am the next morning. I know I lot of people my age that say they can no longer sleep past 6 in the morning. I am not one of those people.
Next week, we'll be back with a couple new comics, and I will have lived a few more embarrassing situations to be fodder for future comics. And I may even take a crack at baking bread. "'Cause if if it doesn't work out, I can always get a proper loaf on Arthur Avenue.
Have a great weekend