I stopped being a pup today: I am 34. Can I still be the youngster as I approach what was formerly known as middle-aged? I don't feel any older than 15 years ago, although I'm somewhat more mature. I still giggle, laugh, tell jokes, do strange things. But I also get interviewed for Time magazine supplements and write for the New York Times as a freelancer. And I think 20 years olds Way Too Young For Their Own Good. And their music Sounds Like Noise to Me. Bring out that good old band, R.E.M.!