My Life has become a Cautionary Tale

Preoccupied with tonight’s posting frenzy… I almost forgot something that made me realize how old I am nowadays. This type of realization is increasingly prevalent in my day-to-day life (along with the broken hips and LifeAlert necklace), but it threw me for a loop earlier.

This past weekend, one of my best friends used recent happenings in my life to illustrate a certain point to her god-daughter… thus I am now an example or role-model—or whatever you want to call it—whose actions may or may not affect the future of today’s youth… or at least the developing world-view of one teenager.

I don’t think I’m prepared for that kind of responsibility. I thought I was “today’s youth”. Shit… I’d better start checking prices on term life insurance, eh?