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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
What's my age again? 
13th-Mar-2011 09:53 pm
I will write tomorrow about the awesome production of Romeo and Juliet we saw today -

- yes, I said "awesome production" and "Romeo and Juliet" in the same sentence -

but quick before I fall over into bed...

We bought two student/senior tickets and three regular. (Was supposed to be the other way around, but whatever.) The MIT student distributing two tickets saw that two were student/senior, looked at me, Elayna, Adam, and my parents, and said "Oh, these must be two students!" and handed the tickets to me and Elayna.

...this is never actually going to end, is it? *sheepish look*

(At least they didn't give me a kids' menu at the restaurant. Which has happened within the past 5 years. 37, you guys. This is what 37 looks like.)
14th-Mar-2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Um... MIT.
Full of grad students.
You totally look like one.
Not shocking.

I am not impressed.

(The kids menu? THAT impresses me. ^__^)_
14th-Mar-2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but me instead of Adam, clearly...

A few years ago (not many!), we went to dinner at Elayna's favorite Italian restaurant in Florida. I was deeply involved in conversation, and turned back to find that I had received a post-dinner mini pack of Oreo cookies. I looked around the table - "Hey, why don't you guys have cookies?"

My mother: "They only give them to the kids."

Sure enough, only Elayna and I had cookies. And I was most definitely over 30 at this point.
14th-Mar-2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
See, THAT one I am impressed by.
14th-Mar-2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
I know, right?

I don't think I actually look that young. But then, I'm biased.
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14th-Mar-2011 03:12 am (UTC) - you need ...
... some white hair to help with the age thing.
14th-Mar-2011 01:13 pm (UTC) - Re: you need ...
I have a few strands. Not many yet, though. I'm blonde/brown/red/black/silver calico, but heaviest on the brown/blonde.
14th-Mar-2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I totally play this up. Friday I went to the game industry (not an oxymoron?)fete at IBM NERD Center, "Made in Massachusetts." Anticipating that PAX/east was going to take the average age of the Mass Technology Leadership Council monthly meeting down about two decades, I dressed in an Aion t-shirt from Jinx, a black SomaFM hoodie, black jeans, and my sort of steampunky black wing-tip half boots with heels higher than I ever wear. And, of course, the black greek fisherman's cap, with my hair tucked up.

So, picture me as my (again) usual bubbly self, bopping around all these teen and twenty-somethings, enthusing about games. And then picture (regardless if my enthusiasm is directed at someone 60 or 20) the double-take when I explain...

"When I was in my early 20s back in the early 80s, when I started working in interactive graphics and with the Internet that first year as Chief Software Engineer at DEC..."

And for the first time they actually look at my face (or for the older folks, often at my hands) because they've been social engineered into thinking I am probably 50-60% of my current age. It's a hoot -- I enjoy it!

When I was 22 and got mistaken for a high school kid when I was giving my first technical papers? Not so much. Now, it's just fun.
14th-Mar-2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm still proud of the time about 6 years ago when I was asked by the other actors at the workshop to show ID, because they all thought the teacher was kidding when he said I could play up to ten years younger.

"How the hell can he play 14-15?" asked the 17-year old girl.
14th-Mar-2011 06:32 am (UTC)
You're my sister's age. Which I might have said before, but it's weird to me; you're only 4 years older than I am, and ... I don't even know how to finish that thought.
14th-Mar-2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Feels like I should be older?
16th-Mar-2011 01:00 am (UTC) - *sheepish nod*
It does, but I think that's mostly because you have Elayna; my sister doesn't have any kids.
16th-Mar-2011 01:01 am (UTC) - Re: *sheepish nod*
I started early!
16th-Mar-2011 01:02 am (UTC) - Re: *sheepish nod*
14th-Mar-2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
My 13 year old niece is visiting me this week with her diminutive friend Audrey. Audrey regularly informs waitstaff through clenched teeth that she "DOES NOT WANT A KIDS MENU."
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