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#121 Sneakeater

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:57 PM



 



They don't have to look like clubbers, or wanna-be clubbers.

 

They just have to look like they're much younger than us.

 

And remember:  for every restaurant that repels us because of the noise level, there are more that repel them because of perceived staidness.

 

Don't get me wrong.    We don't do anything that even approaches staid.   That was the original gist of this thread.    And we are always the oldest table anywhere we book, but no one seems to care.   Average age in the places we haunt is, I would guess, 35.    And all have some kind of music, mostly soft jazz or retro American pop.    But not at wall-throbbing volume.    

 

 

No no no.  My point is that what seems strikingly casual and unstuffy to us seems staid to them (and they'd think 35 is kind of old) -- because it isn't like a party.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

 

We don't do anything that even approaches staid. 

Very true - you and the rest of the SF gang are very cool!!!

 

Sure, in your eyes.   What Sneak is trying to get across is the millennium viewpoint.    

 

My snit is about that juncture where ostensible millennium clout clashes with cutting-edge food.    He's right.    The answer is "Deal with it!"


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

I'll repeat my belief that the problem (for us) is that this type of Young People didn't used to care about good food, so all the party places were mediocre margarita mills and the like.

 

Now that good food is on Young People's radar, you get actual excellent restaurants that are unpleasant for people like us.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

How long do you think this affectation might last?     :lol:


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:58 PM

An alternative question is, how long do we have left?


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

An alternative question is, how long do we have left?

At about your age, I started asking that question.    Then it got too depressing and I've taken a "damn the torpedoes" attitude.    Doesn't really make any difference in the long haul, does it?


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

Totally doesn't.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

 

We don't do anything that even approaches staid. 

Very true - you and the rest of the SF gang are very cool!!!

 

Sure, in your eyes.   What Sneak is trying to get across is the millennium viewpoint.    

 

My snit is about that juncture where ostensible millennium clout clashes with cutting-edge food.    He's right.    The answer is "Deal with it!"

 

 

You want to talk about cool?

 

When I went to that new restaurant I linked about earlier, the DJ was so impressed with my Black Star tee shirt (sweatshorts I think it was called me on that one a year ago) that he dedicated a series of Talib Kweli tracks to me.

 

It's amazing what the low expectations generated by being 60 can do for you.

 

(I still don't understand why restaurants need DJs.)


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

(Maybe if you called them "Music Sommeliers".)


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:32 PM

 


It's amazing what the low expectations generated by being 60 can do for you.


 

In time you'll look back on 60 as rather young.     :cool:     

 

Some people age well, and some people, well, age.     A lot's in your head.  


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:41 PM

Similar to Sneak's impressive t-shirt story, I get great reaction when playing tennis in my "Body by Ben & Jerry's" t-shirt.

Well, maybe not so similar.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:22 PM

Similar to Sneak's impressive t-shirt story, I get great reaction when playing tennis in my "Body by Ben & Jerry's" t-shirt.

Well, maybe not so similar.

Again, a lot's in your head.    We judge others by how they see and deport themselves.    


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