it was about 1:12 am last night. we were on the way home from our very civilized wine celebration of bill’s 30th birthday, when i saw a guy get on the tram, start to hiccup wildly and then puke out the window. [tweetmeme]two thoughts occurred to me at that moment:
1. fuck’s sake prague.
2. i’m too old for this shit.
so, i decided with my 30th rapidly approaching and bill’s quite literally just passed, i should pay tribute to the murtaugh list. if you watch how i met your mother, you already know that this is a list of stuff you’re too old to do, inspired by sergeant roger murtaugh (aka danny glover in lethal weapon.)
observe (sorry about the poor quality, it’s all i could find):
the murtaugh list has gained a rather cultish following, and it even has its own social networking site. it’s a little bit like that oh-so-idealistic list of “things to do before i turn thirty” that we all made at the age of 17, only in perfect reverse. so, i will consider the following my ongoing murtaugh list, which can and will be updated whenever the time strikes. but for now, i’m too old to…
-puke out out the side of a moving vehicle, or be in close proximity to anyone who does.
-drink vodka and red bull, as pictured above.
-pull an all-nighter
-combine oreos with red wine
-get drunk and fall asleep on the floor of a vegas hotel room
-wear heels that tear up my feet, just to look good.
-make any kind of meal out of a box.
-go to any kind of gig that requires you to stand (or jump) all night
-attend a rock festival.
-drive 12 hours in one day.
-drink beer from a can.
-stay in hostel dorms.
-drink coffee at night.
-wake up with my hair smelling like secondhand smoke.
-sleep until midday
-travel by long-distance bus.
-smoke hash in a garage or dorm room.
-use a laundromat.
-see a band play more than once on the same tour.
-get snowed in on new year’s eve and have to split a cheap motel room with 5 other people.
-take the night bus/tram anywhere.
-eat anything from abrakebabra, especially after the sun has set.
-go to a 10pm movie.
this is not a complete list, and i will be updating it when the notion strikes me. but please, leave a comment below with some of your murtaugh list items!!
photo credit: michael dorausch, flickr creative commons
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