Boy, am I cutting it fine.
I’ve had two years to ready myself for this deadline and now, with just hours til the calendar flips to March 28, I’m a bit frantic: how to go live with the domain name I bought back then .
I should make a business of domain names. Each great idea, I’m onto GoDaddy to buy up the domain before someone gets the same great idea. That last trip to the vet with our beloved shepherd Stanley – http://www.lastcarride.com. That brilliant idea I had for a seniors service –still a brilliant domain name, parked and idling in my GoDaddy account.
This particular name came to light over a martini with a pal as we mused and amused about life and woman stuff. We were changing, our interests were changing and – no kidding! – our bodies were changing.
“Remember when 64 sounded so impossibly ancient.” I hummed the first bars of The Beatles’ When I’m 64. “I should buy the domain.”
So I got on it. Whenimsixtyfour.com was taken (although inactive), but whenimsixtyfour.ca, available. Eureka!
So here I am on the eve. The good people at WordPress told me it could take 72 hours to go live but pulled out the stops when I mentioned the urgency. Eight hours from now I would be unable to say when I’m 64.
Writing is the key driver for me. If I have a date with a blog that says shouldn’t-you-be-writing, I hope I’ll heed it. I wrote columns for a living for decades and thanks to WordPress, Wix and Weebly there is little excuse to not continue.
I hope my friends will join me in exploring the stuff we become aware of in this decade and beyond; families growing at one end and shrinking at the other, our awareness of our bodies, how we want to clock young clerks that call us ‘dear’ and how groovy should be resurrected as an adjective for all generations.
If I sound fatuous, let me know.
Ideas? My friend Pauline had a particularly juicy one but it can wait until we all know each other a little better.
So that’s it. When I’m 64 is live.
As of this posting I’m still – just barely, 63.
I’m in a bit of a hurry here and haven’t figured what to do with that text widget space on the right. What’s a widget?
The picture: me pondering what life might be like when I’m 4.