Is it Good to be Twenty-Something?

It's my opinion that if you are over the age of 29, your adventures on Thursday nights at 12:30 a.m. are rather limited. If you are over the age of 29, you are are probably geriatrically engaged in one of the following activities:

Option A) You are in bed. It may or may not be your own bed. You may or may not be sleeping. I'll leave that for you to decide. Still, if you are over 29, I highly doubt you are having sex. You are probably snoring peacefully and dreaming about clothing from Banana Republic.

Option B) You are watching late-night talk shows. I use the word "watching" loosely. I know you're just trying to stay awake now that the joke monologue is over. As your eyes start to close, you find yourself thinking that Jimmy Kimmel is half-way decent looking. To keep yourself alert, you are probably channel surfing over to Fox News Channel and MSNBC to find out the latest political pundit's opinion on our being unable to take a bottle of soda onto an airplane anymore.

Option C) You are playing videogames. Someone else in my house is doing this right now. I don't think he's really good at this game though because I keep seeing the same screens over and over again.

Option D) You are online. C'est moi. In the past two hours, I changed my MySpace profile song from AFI's "Prelude 1221" to Depeche Mode's "Precious", I emailed a few friends, read a few other blogs and tried (unsuccessfully) to get my google chat to work.

All those options are fine and good. But, I can tell you with 100% certainty that my neighbors across the street are not engaged in any of those four. Do you want to know what they are doing?

They are having a party.

I don't just mean a small get-together with a few friends. No, I'm talking about a full-on bash.

How big is this? Well, they have a dj on their front lawn.

Yes, you read that correctly but, just in case, I'll say it again... A DJ ON THEIR FRONT LAWN!

They also have a live drummer to drum along with the house and techno beats the dj is spinning. There are flashing strobe lights set up on the porch and in parts of the front yard. Occasionally someone gets on a mic and shouts out to the crowd of people dancing. This party has been going on since about 9:30. They are obviously not past the age of 29.

Their DJ just played a remix of a song Prince no longer performs, "Erotic City" and everyone is singing along and cheering. I'll confess, this is one of my favorite songs, at least in my top 50. I'll front right now and tell you I only like it for the killer bass line and the keyboards. The title certainly matches the tune, that's for sure.

What's better, being in the twenty-something set, or being over here across the street in the online and writing on this blog set?


Sundry said…
Wonderful that you can enjoy the music from across the street and get some good writing out of it, on top of that! Nice lemonade!

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