Archive for July 23rd, 2010

The Young Generation Extends an Olive Branch

Good morning, my little lotus blossoms. My grandson Max just called me to say that he’s almost reached his destination in California, so I’m going to turn things over to him tomorrow to “guest blog”. I cannot wait to hear all about his trip, and I am sure you must feel likewise.

On a hot day like today, there’s no bigger treat than a big glass of ice water. It’s nature’s candy, so treat yourself. Just don’t treat yourself to too much actual candy, or you’ll get the diabetes. I’ve been seeing a new public service announcement about diabetes testing with Nick Jonas in it. He seems like such a nice, clean-cut young hipster, and it’s good to see him plugging the generation gap by extending an olive branch to the senior and baby boomer demographics.

Now when we seniors start talking to you young people about the diabetes, you have no excuse not to know what we’re talking about because Nick Jonas told you. If there’s one thing we seniors enjoy, it’s having something in common with young people to talk about. It wasn’t that long ago that we were young, you know. It wasn’t like it is now, where all the kids care about is getting hopped up on Totino’s all the time:

I didn’t see a single warning in that commercial about the diabetes! Not a one! I remember when my Uncle Roosevelt (that was his first name, not his last) would start talking about his diabetes. He didn’t know how to make it fun like Nick Jonas makes it. After you watch that public service announcement a few times, you’ll probably want to go out and get the diabetes yourself, that’s how fun he makes it seem. Of course, getting the diabetes gives you a good conversation starter for any situation, but you cannot forget the health consequences, which can be deadly.

Until next time!


The Codger