tger greenhaddock: Getting old

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Getting old

Last weekend Mrs H took the Juniorette to a book reading and signing event in Marburg by the author Knister. He read one of his Hexe Lilli series books that the Juniorette is fond of. She has read a couple of these books which is quite amazing since she only started to learn to read when she started school last September. But she is a little bookworm and we always have to remind her at bedtime not to read for too long. But we are not too strict with this as long as she can still get up the next morning for school. I believe reading to be the gateway to knowledge and understanding of the world we live in, so I will encourage her to read as much as possible.

In other news, this week I discovered my first grey pubic hair……well there goes the neighbourhood. This aging malarkey is starting to become annoying. I’ve often thought there should be a Haynes Manual of the human body, explaining thinks like when you reach thirty, hairs will start to grow out of your nose, and then out of your ears. I’m wondering what will happen next! - Nobody tells you these things when you are growing up – I guess that would spoil the surprise!

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Blogger versteckt said...

So, "those regions" are the ones to turn grey first? I would have never thought... I'm glad I still have quite awhile before I'll discover first-hand exactly how the aging process works.

March 11, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Versteckt - I have the odd grey hair on my head, and have done since I was 26 years old. But it's only a couple :)

March 11, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I was such a bookworm as a kid and that's really the best that a parent can hope for. I would be disappointed if I had a child who had to be forced to read, and one of the things I look forward to the most when I enter parenthood is being able to share my love of books.

March 11, 2006 6:35 PM  
Blogger J said...

Oh my god, I think we've just hit the area of TMI (too much information)! I damn near pissed myself laughing when I read it, though.

March 11, 2006 6:35 PM  
Blogger Bob Gentry said...

"In other news, this week I discovered my first grey pubic hair……well there goes the neighbourhood"

have i ever told you how much i enjoy reading your blog! LOL
man that's funny!

i am starting to get white hairs in my beard ...soon i will look like Sean Connery :)

March 11, 2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger The Capgras Delusion said...

I read voraciously as a child and look how I turned out: a half-wit, but a half-wit with a very large vocabulary.

March 11, 2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

LOL - you just crack me up haddock. I'm still trying to decide if my grey hairs are blond or not... And no we won't go down there...

It's way cool that Juniorette is bilingual.

March 11, 2006 8:25 PM  
Anonymous lydia said...

Hey Haddock look what I said you wanted a haynes manual

March 11, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Ha ha! Trust Mr. Haddock to go from children's books to pubic hair all in one post! Good thing I had just finished my tea. :-)

Great that Juniorette is doing so well with her reading.

March 11, 2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That grey hair is surely an anomaly :-)

March 12, 2006 8:11 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Crystal - Yeah I agree its the best a parent can hope for as reading is the foundation for learning a lot of things in life.....and its a very enjoyable hobby :)

J - Glad the TMI entertained you :)

Bob - Glad you like the blog. I like yours a lot too! :) Perhaps with the Sean Connery look you should audition to be the next James Bond! :)

Capgas - But a very funny half wit :)

Expat - Always better to think of them as blonde rather than grey :)

Lydia - That is fantastic. I'm going to have to order a copy! :)

Christina - It's made me really happy that the Juniorette has a thirst for readiong and learning.

Karen - I surely hope so! :)

March 12, 2006 9:03 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I was a bookworm too. Somehow though, today, I just can't really find the time :( But I do try to read and write as many blogs as I can. Does that count?? :D

Grey pubic hair... Hmm. I'll have to check OrangeX out more closely. Hehe! I'm sure he won't mind the attention ;-)

March 12, 2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

I'm happy that I'm a such a fan of reading. I always say that I will never be bored if I can have something to read.

Haddock, shifting so fast from reading to gray pubic hairs is going to strip your gears!

March 12, 2006 10:51 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

just surfing through....

this is a good blog.
you write well and i like the color...

March 13, 2006 2:32 AM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

totally agree with you on the value of books ... lucky kid to have a dad like you ... on the other subject .... hey at least it's not pattern baldness setting in

March 13, 2006 5:42 AM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

I devoured books as a child and still do as an adult. It's provided me with an outrageous imagination and a rather large (well, .de now) visa bill.

As for the grey short & curly, I have two words for you: brazilian wax. A monthly trip to the salon will keep your nether-region soft, shiny and smooth as a baby's bottom.

Hmmmm, I wonder if many men actually have waxing done? Oh well, something to google for the rest of the day!

March 13, 2006 8:51 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Canadianswiss - reading blogs counts in my book :) - I'm sure OrangeX wont mind the Pube Patrol! :)

Dixie - You're never alone or bored with a good book.

Carrie - Thanks for stopping by

Rory - I believe male patterm baldness also occurs down south when you get a lot older.

Eurotrippen - I would imagine a Brazilian waxing would hurt like hell?! :)

March 13, 2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger MarkH said...

Hey H, as long as there are still more hairs down there than on your back I reckon you're doing ok! ;-)

Otherwise you'll be chucked in the zoo with the rest of the silverbacks. Hehe

Hey, if you're hungry (after those marathon gym sessions), go & check our my new sandwich recipe site > Make Great Sandwiches. No guarantee of good ol' cucumber sandwiches though :-)

March 13, 2006 4:32 PM  
Blogger Orange-X said...

Still waiting for the Pube Patrol patiently (only since 2 days). A few months ago CS found my first grey chest hair, but it got "lost" in the shower. Don't tell her I pulled out the others before she could find them :-). Maybe tonight she'll find another grey hair deep down???

March 13, 2006 11:28 PM  
Blogger Just another American Expat said...

Bravo on the reading encouragement.

Condolences on the gray pubic hair.

March 14, 2006 6:49 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

???Pubic hair??? Darn it, I have to quit scanning so !"§$%&! much.

Oh my... you guys were serious. When I read it the first time my brain just X-ed out the word "pubic". I guess I left the Brain-Nanny running again.

March 14, 2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

MarkH - I think I'm safe with the visit to the zoo just yet! :)
I checked your sandwich site. There are some mouth watering sandwich recipes there. Not sure how much wieght I would lose if I tried them all though! :)

OrangeX - I thought that maybe my grey hair could have an accident in shower - but the thought/pain brought water to my eyes!

Lisa - Unfortunately grey pubic hair is serious - Ha! I wonder if they have special dye for this! :)

Just another -

March 17, 2006 12:30 AM  

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