Monday, January 08, 2007

30 is the new 20

Our dear friend Andy Montgomery turned 30 this past Sunday. The Roes and the Howards got together with our friends and threw him a surprise party. QT was memorable as always.
The first clip is of him walking in, and the second is of him making a wish as he blew his candle. More pics are posted on my Flickr site.

Andy says, "30 is the new 20." Which is quite true looking at the current demograpics of people in their 20s. We don't get married till we are older, we don't get "real" jobs until we are older, we don't have kids till we are older and the list goes on (with the understanding that there are exceptions). We live in a culture that wants to prolong our adolescence as long as we can(...or is it 'want', not 'can'?). Is it because we are lazy? Is it becuase we have too many options in how to live? Or is it because we just love our lives as is? I dunno. All I know is that Andy turned 30 and he's livin' it like he's still 20! A responsible 20yr old, that is.

1 comment:

Jerimee said...

It's actually more than MTV that makes 30 the new 20. It used to be the case that
A) you could find a good job without years of education
B) you could get a education more cheaply
C) your parents would die when you were 20 something, leaving inheritances and job vacancies at the top

Also, before 30 was the new 20, 20 was the new 12. The longer we spend in development, the more prepared, and hopefully competent, we will be.

unemployed and yours,