On early retirement

"It is said: San Francisco is where young people go to retire." Or, so says Cal Stephanides.

While I haven't exactly been basking in the glow of my "golden years"* (and the idea of actual retirement in San Francisco is pretty much absurd, unless you are independently wealthy), for some reason, this quote has always rung true to me. San Francisco is an often breathtaking city, bountiful in its opportunities for contented living, play, and mostly organic food. I could happily live here forever, playing the young person's equivalent of shuffle board (whatever that is), but I don't know if I'm ready to be set out to pasture quite yet.

So, in a little over a month, I'll be leaving my hometown and moving to New York City (!). I hear it's where young people go to have their midlife crisis...

Readers, will you welcome me back? (You know who you are!)

*If I were Golden Girl, I think I'd be Sophia. Et toi?


Arlene said...

i've missed your blog! looking forward to your future entries as i'm sure they'll include lots of food. mmmm!!!

don't know which golden girl i'd be. i might be ready for early retirement because i've forgotten all the characters!

Krissy said...

This is great! I played bocce this weekend and it seems as though I am quite good. Perhaps, I am ready for retirement?

Unfortunately, due to my husky voice and height, I am often compared to Dorothy (Bea Arthur: femme or homme?).

Bee said...

Yay! I need to retire soon! =D

Eliza said...

Yay! I'm uber stoked to have you back, and especially excited to have you in NYC with me! There will be no mid-life crisis, just one last hoorah before moving back to the lovely city by the bay.

And now let us take a moment and celebrate feisty Golden Girl Sophia, aka Estelle Getty. With my high stress levels these days, I think I am most like her at the moment...or at least I wish I were, ha!

Janice said...

Placenta brain: You can't retire yet. You gotta pop out J.D. Hey, hey, hey, hey!

Krissy: I was tempted to post the B2B picture of you next to the Golden Girls. Yes, I can see the Bea Arthur semblance. Ha!

Bee: I think you meant to say "you need a midlife crisis soon." Yes??

Eliza: Yes, NYC will be a brief respite before moving back to the lovely city by the bay.

Oh Estelle! I didn't realize the timeliness of my post. Yes, she was a firecracker. R.I.P.