Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

  A little concerned.

I am starting to get a little concerned. In two months I turn forty. This past weekend I bought a mini-van. (Something I said I would never do.) Here lately, I have been wearing socks with my sandals. But let me get one thing straight, they are white socks and I don't wear them in public. I wonder what God is trying to tell me?

God bless, Joe


A little concerned.


At 8:20 PM, Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

Don't fear it ... embrace it.

I turned 40 a couple of years back and I'm fine. People say that as you get older you start falling apart and your memory starts to fade, but I'm doing alright.

And another thing, people say that as you get older you start falling apart and your memory starts to fade, but I'm doing alright.

At 10:05 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

And white socks with sandals IS acceptable?? Bang!

At 5:24 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I vaguely remember 40.

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Hikingalong said...

You always make me smile! I love reading your blogs. I'm about to turn 48 and sometimes I wear socks with my flipflops...just for fun!You should try it, it makes your toes feel funny! Berrymom2005

At 1:04 PM, Blogger BHGA said...

I sort of remember 40..

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

next thing you know you will be wearring suspenders and cleaning your ears out with your keys.
(or do you already do this???)

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Bonnie said...

Those socks are black not white.LOL
and I'm 41,and life isn't too bad at this age.Our bodies may need some oiling at times.LOL OH! glad to know that you are a male,because if you were a woman with those hairy legs than I would have to shoot you.LOL

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

42 here, and recently married. How embarrassing to know how many fashion faux pas I made during my single years. My wife has helped dress me so she doesn't have to hide her face when we go out together.


At 9:02 AM, Blogger ME Strauss said...

Hey, Joe,
There's a reason they say life begins at 40. You may lose a little quick, but you gain a little smart. By the time you're forty there aren't a whole lot of first decisions to face and knee jerk reactions don't seem worth it.
Somehow you find your feet and you feel more comfortable in your skin.

And people can't call you childish, they have to call you eccentric.


At 9:17 AM, Blogger ukok said...

I've been doing stuff like that for ages and I'm not 40 for another 3 years!

God Bless.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger makuahine said...


Fun times ahead - at least I can send hubby ahead of me to check them out. Since, you know, he'll be there about 4 years before me.

I am NOT buying a minivan though. And I mean it.

At 7:35 PM, Blogger JJ said...

Socks and Sandals - there's an entire website dedicated to the subject.

At 9:57 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

haha! That's funny. My dad is 42 and he wears socks with is sandals (not in public thank goodness for us)'s funny thought, because my Dad made a joke to this guy in my youth group about socksand thongs/sandals and the guy started to wear socks with thongs/sandles to set his own trend...hehe...amybe you could start a trend. My mum told my Dad when they first met that she'd never be so unfasionable as to wear track suit pants and baggy jumpers...but the other day she laughed and said 'look at me!'

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Jot said...

My wife says I have ugly feet, so I pretty much have to wear socks with everything - well, everything except sandals! I turn 45 in a couple of months, and wouldn't trade it to be a kid again for any amount of money! Middle-age isn't nearly as traumatic as folks may have you believe. In all actuality, I'm having more fun now! Like a friend of mine often says, "You can be angered or amused" - take your pick!

Peace, love and white socks...


"I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks."
- Groucho Marx

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Pauly said...

Just don't ever start wearing shorts with dress socks and wingtips. When my daughter was younger, maybe 6 or 7 years ago (I was already over 40) she and her friends were bugging and bugging me to take them to the mall. I finally gave in, but came out of my room (on purpose) wearing black dress socks and wingtips with shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. They literally screamed. It was a hoot, but not something I'll ever do again.
Something else about being over 40...I wake up sometimes, all sore, and think, "I didn't work out yesterday..." Welcome to the old farts club.

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Pauly said...

Oh, yeah....dude...dump the minivan. Next thing you know you'll be listening to Kenny G and doing aerobics.

When I turned 40 I bought a Mercedes Benz.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger A Human Bean said...

I am only 32 and own a minivan. Three children basically require it. However, the sock part is unacceptable at least until age 70.

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Hikingalong said...

TAG, You're it!...You've just been tagged..vist my site for instructions.(This is a fun internet thing!)

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Gina Burgess said...

What a hoot, Joe! I'm 50 and I love it! I wear socks with my tennis shoes, what's the diff?

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Well Joe, is that a picture of you? Because the socks in that picture are black, unless of course you are colorblind or your washing machine doesn't get your whites white.

And I have to mention the hairy legs, I am not sure which is worse... the socks with the sandals or the hair, who need socks when you have hair like that? Can men wax their legs?

I don't have to worry about being the big 4-0 for another 11 years. Okay, okay it is really 5 years and 2 months...


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