So what age is it that you can’t wait to leave your own party because you are tired. We hosted a party this weekend. I can remember in my 20’s when we didn’t even go out to the bars until 10PM. Now 10PM is the time we are coming home. I don’t know how many more years I have before I dye my hair blue and am eating dinner at 5PM (with a coupon).
In my 20’s I could go to bed with a dirty place after a party and deal with it in the morning. Now in your 30’s/40’s, somehow you get all responsible and feel the need to spend an hour cleaning up before you go to bed so you don’t have to deal with it in the morning.
I recall being young and , as you mentioned, going out at 10pm, or ll, or midnight. Now I struggle to stay awake past 9pm. I never thought I’d seek shuteye before Letterman went off air for the night. And the funny thing is, I don’t mind it one bit. 😀
That’s cuz you got a woman so you don’t feel the need to put on your leisure suit and go clubbing anymore. haha
I used to take all-nighters and go to work the next morning. Then I’d do it again, Now, when I sleep less than enough one night, it ruins the next week…
I could never pull an all nighter
All I gots ta say is, keep off my lawn!
Haha. Old man
In my 20’s entertainment was going out till 2am, going to Denny’s for coffee and breakfast afterwards, go to work at 8am and get home and ready to do it all again, Now in my 40’s My Entertainment is sipping wine and reading Beartoons and Addanac City at home
Your life has definitely gotten more boring if AC and beartoons is what entertains you. Haha
Party? I don’t even know what that is. Why would you want a bunch of messy people in your place?
They bring the host gifts like chocolate
Well perhaps a party has its advantages, then.
Too late, invites already went out.
I will eat all the goodies I brought you then Binky, thanks 🙂 lol
Binky always loses out
Cruel and unusual Wombie punishment!
I am at the age when someone says lets get together and celebrate I say “Fine, let’s do lunch.” I told someone the other day that I go to bed right after the news. They said, “Lots of people do that.” My reply was, “The 6 o’clock news.”
Soon you will have to meet for breakfast
Oh this is spot on. Spot on. I so remember staying up all night and then working all day then doing it again. Not anymore.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Thanks Sandee. Yes where did all that energy go
It all depends on the party. I’ve hosted or attended (usually obligatory) events where I wished everyone would leave (or wished I could leave without being rude) after an hour, as soon as the main food was over because people were annoying or boring me. OTOH I’ve hosted or been to events (typically involving good music and dancing) where I’m like what 12:00 already hey I’m just getting started. And I’m mega-old. It’s them leafy greens.
True, but do you feel the need to clean up that night after everyone leaves or do you still wait until the next day. I feel a need to clean up so I wake up to a clean house
Great observation as always!
Asa man in the tail in of my thirties, I can but agree.
Welcome to your 40th year (soon)
How long do wombats live?
The oldest wombats live to around 30, with 34 being the oldest ever recorded. There are three in captivity now that are 28.
Ugh…the thought of throwing a party now days makes me wanna throw up!
Do you vomit blood like your characters?
I like to party all night long and who cares about the cleaning up, well I can easily sort that out after the party has finished, well the next day then but what a brilliant cartoon you have offered us Bearmanm 🙂 I guess it is a preference but I say let the party develop no matter how long it goes on for 🙂
You my friend have way more energy than me. haha
What can I say?
I like to sleep! 😀
Partying in my 60’s will consist of visiting this blog.
What a sad future
We don’t discuss parties at my house 😉 I should learn from Hunter S Thompson.
Discuss them or have them?
I’m getting so old I have to go to bed before the parties start!…lol
Cool comic, Bearman!
Then you should wake up refreshed to clean up.
It’s a survival mechanism to not party all the time, party all the time, party all the time. If we did, we’d start looking old and haggard. Besides, I like early morning coffee conversations with people who want to change the world for the better.
Nice Eddie Murphy homage.
There’s a worse Eddie Murphy song than that, if you can believe it. The king of pop himself (rest his soul) can’t save it. Those two put the “poop” in party pooper. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cQOcAC_K8
OMG that is hilarious
Oh man, this is so true! We even have to clean before the party, as well as after.
I try to clean as we go but my wife says it makes people think we are trying to run people out the door.
Just tell them they can stay, but their crap has to go. 🙂
You’re pooped already in your 30s? i would think maybe 50s.
Hopefully not till your 70’s
Same with me, Bearman. I used to party hard all night long from about 18 years old until about 28. That’s ten years of putting my mind and body through party heaven and hell. Now, I love to go to bed early and wake up even earlier so that I can have a cup of coffee in complete silent bliss, drawing, reading, creating.
As for parties at home. I don’t like them one bit. But I’m always willing to go to other people’s houses to party for a bit and then head home. Hate to eat and run, but…. :OP
I have always been good in the early Am and late at night…it is middle of the day I am a mess.
It’s a good thing that unproductive time is taken up by work, then.
Yes, I always wake up to find things glued to my back and hair. Those silly students!
OK, I must admit I am a night owl so I can last up to about 3am before the crash and burn. I am evey midlle age party nightmare. …. I just won’t leave ….bhwahahahahahahahahahaah
OK, I lied, I’m pretty much over it ny 11.00pm
That’s more because you are anti-social than because you are tired.
From party hard to party hardly…
Great way to phrase it.
I can barely even remember the last time I got drunk. I was 32, that was 21 years ago. I now rarely drink any more than 2 light beers at a time. I don’t mean I drink 2 at once but 2 max in one period. Nothing crazier than a 2 beer bender!!! Now my most outrageous act is to shave the dog…
I was never one to get drunk. I got a little overserved at our honeymoon and my wife says I became overly friendly with strangers, trying to set up couple dates for later in the week.
I imagine, Tony, that each of your beers is a big 1 liter glass!
If I can help it I don’t have parties at my house. If I invite somebody over and they are still there at 10pm, I keep screaming in my head, “Why won’t you just leave!?”
I’m in my 30’s.
Just be careful you only use your inside (head) voice
I’ll remember that when I come over today!
He kicked me out right after I finished the cake!
I should have kicked you out BEFORE you finished the cake.
Never really been a drinker… I was pretty damn boring in my twenties. I still stay up crazy late though!
I drink but rarely more than a few beers. I don’t feel like wasting my entire day with a hangover.
What about your 40’s? lol
No, forget it. I said nothing.
Those are the young’n days.
Peter past the 40’s??
In my 20’s: “Heck, yeah, I’ll join your four-hour expedition at the last minute! Let me grab my coat.”
In my 30’s: “It’s 90 minutes away? Awww, man….”
I have the same feeling. It is nothing for my west coast friends to take an hour to get to a dinner locale. Me, 15 minutes is my max.
It’s actually easier throwing a party when everyone is in their 30’s; most folks never show up due to prior engagements (or some such rot).
And they leave early cuz of kid issues.
Don’t worry. In your 40s everyone is gone by 10 pm because they want to get to bed themselves.
There are always the stragglers.
Hate to say it, but a lot of times I’m this 30 year old guy as illustrated. Geesh….I used to be the opposite. I’m old.
I’m in my fifties and still enjoy a good party, an all night party is even better as one can post all the appropriate jobs in the morning, well it’s either that or the nymphos going without any breakfast 🙁 lol