James Kimo Rosen is the Blogger-n-chief
of dakinetalk blog and lives on the cosmic
island of Kaua'i with his spiritual advisor
Obama Da Dog!
|My friend Ken Landfiled from|
Alaska enjoying Skydive Kauai
on his recent sojourn...
Photo courtesy, Ken Landfield
Happy birthday to me, Skydiving and Pizza on my 60th...
This week I will turn the big 6-0h on January 23rd, wow!
I started out wanting to host a surprise Costco pizza party for all my friends, both real ones and local kine Facebook friends. I even reserved the community center where I live for the big day. I later decided I didn't want the stress of hosting a party for myself on my Big six-oh birthday. I also realized, it wouldn't be a surprise if I hosted it?
The idea of skydiving came up after a friend from Alaska recently made a trip to the Garden island and couldn't stop raving about the adrenaline rush and the fun of being a kid again. I thought OK ,
even though I hate flying I would skydive
for my big 6-0. After-all it's events like this are suppose to be on one's bucket list.
|They say my great |
like me? ;-)
(Awesome Youtube, Skydive Kauai)
I realized it would dry up my pocketbook , unless of course somebody gifted it to me for my birthday-- no such luck. The Kimo in me said yes, but the Rosen in me kept saying no,
if you know what I mean.
|The people who created me,|
Mom and dad.
Then it dawned on me that people are now saying, "60 is the new 40?" The people saying that are the same people like myself, that have a hard time realizing they are now into their golden years and the winter of their lives. Although it is politically correct to insist 60 is the new 40, I have come to realize at least for me that 60 is the new 70.
|James "Kimo" Rosen|
with nephew Jason Gross
I remember my father was 70 years old when he passed away. He said in his mid and late 60's that he had martial relations almost every night with his new wife. "Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday." I now understand Dad!
My father also said when asked when how he was doing, "Doing great, nothing that 6 pallbearers couldn't take care of!"
|Visiting my dad in Florida 1982|
For my Golden years I am hoping I can still blog. It's getting harder and harder coming up with material as you can obviously see from this blog.
My bucket list now consists of of reading the obituaries and hoping to not see my name.
Happy Birthday to me! OY!
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