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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    Things that make you feel old

    For all you planners over the age of 35...

    On my way to work today, I was listening to a radio concert of a local band that I had taped in 1986. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was going out to see live music several times a week...

    Stopping at a convenience store, I saw a sign stating that they would not sell cigarettes to anyone born after June 25, 1985. Boy, that made me feel old... the kids graduating from high school now were babies when I made that tape!!

    Recently I was telling my 20-something co-worker about the time that I, as an 8- or 9-year old teeny bopper, saw David Cassidy (then a huge star). It then occurred to me that my co-worker probably didn't remember the Partridge Family - maybe had never heard of them.

    These are just two examples of things that make me feel ancient. I also find myself recollecting what life was like when I was a child: chocolate bars at our corner candy store were 5 cents or 7 cents; department stores were cooled by giant fans rather than central air... etc.

    What makes you feel old?

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    Re: Things that make you feel old

    Originally posted by Mud Princess
    What makes you feel old?
    The fact my wife is only turning 25 today, and doesn't remember/wasn't born yet for many of the things that I recall from my childhood.
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    My intern has never seen a first-run episode of M*A*S*H or The Jeffersons.

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    When you are talking about music with
    someone your age and you mention bands
    you saw and the intern pipes in "Wow,
    you actually saw those guys?!" like it was
    some great moment in history. (ex.
    Ramones, Love & Rockets, Susie, and
    anyone who has died and been elevated
    to superstardom)

    Oh, and needing reading glasses.

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    Needing reading glasses

    Probably needing hearing aids (denial - it's not just a river in Egypt!), and

    Learning of the recent retirement of favorite high school teacher.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    travels to morningwood estates are less frequent

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    Bands that I liked in the 80s are now considered "old"

    Turning 30 in a few weeks

    I live near a college and some of the studens look likey they are freshmen in High School

    Almost all my friends are married or getting married this year

    I can remember when Metallica was good.
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    age

    Eveything everyone has said only moreso.

    Things that were in style when I was a young turk (bell bottoms) are back in style.

    Seeing how others have aged and wondering why I haven't.

    I forgot the last one, Oh yeah, losing memory.
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    - Going to Six Flags and walking around with my eyebrows in my hairline from watching what all the young girls are wearing (short shorts with the fly unzipped and waistband rolled down so you can read what it says on the front of their thong)

    - After the wedding boom of the last five years, my friends are now starting to get divorced

    - My parents are starting to seem a bit, well, elderly

    - before getting pregnant, two glasses of wine would get me buzzed

    - At concerts, I get highly annoyed when everyone stands up!

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    Originally posted by Downtown
    - Going to Six Flags and walking around with my eyebrows in my hairline from watching what all the young girls are wearing (short shorts with the fly unzipped and waistband rolled down so you can read what it says on the front of their thong)

    That just means you're a prude, not old. Get with it.

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    I'm not quite near 35 yet but...........

    I don't like to go out on Friday nights because it was still a work day - can't wake up early and stay up late like I used to.

    I look at young girls trying to look way beyond their years and wonder what happened to their youth.

    I can't keep up with the latest video games (and I used to be an arcade fanatic).

    I yearn for the early years of hip hop when all you needed was 2 turntables and a microphone.
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    My grandchildren.

    Having to admit that I can't do the things I used to do or do them as long.

    I don't worry to much about that memory thing yet, instead of letting it frustrate me I just look stuff up.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    When my boy asked me to teach him how to use a rotary dial phone.

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    Originally posted by mike gurnee
    When my boy asked me to teach him how to use a rotary dial phone.
    A what?
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Seeing doctors who look way too young to be actual doctors.

    Finding my old LPs when I moved.

    Sounding like my mother.

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    Re: I'm not quite near 35 yet but...........

    Originally posted by Planderella

    I yearn for the early years of hip hop when all you needed was 2 turntables and a microphone. [/B]
    When people feel nostalgic about Hip Hop.
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    I'm not old - 28, but I have three younger sisters and to them, I'm relatively old. They get a kick out of the fact that I never used the Internet for research papers in high school or college.

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    not old, but how about the kids that are starting to drive now...I swear they look like they're 12 years old!

    When a kid asks me to buy them alcohol or cigarettes outside the convenient store.

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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Seeing doctors who look way too young to be actual doctors.
    Off-topic:
    I refuse to have a doctor younger than I am.


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    makes you old

    Being interested, in anyway, with this thread.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    I actually had a 15 year old that couldn't tell time...with a traditional clock...she only understood digital.

    I felt young when I actually got carded buying beer... and I am 38 .. until I saw the sign saying they card anyone under 40.

    I know I am getting old.. now I don't understand the bar-scene...would rather have cold beer at home... and I can only drink a few.
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    Realizing I'm less than 2 years away from having to do the annual mammogram...
    Not being able to shed those few extra pounds quite as easily as before...
    Some of my favorite foods don't "like" me anymore...
    HOWEVER!
    Still young in mind and spirit. It's all a matter of attitude!

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    I am on the low side of 35, high side of 30.

    Things that make me feel old

    Childhood injuries that are starting to turn into arthritis and bursitis.

    Having a kidney stone.

    Looking at attractive young ladies (early 20's) and having them look back at you like you are a dirty old man
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Originally posted by Greenescapist
    I'm not old - 28, but I have three younger sisters and to them, I'm relatively old. They get a kick out of the fact that I never used the Internet for research papers in high school or college.
    I typed my college senior thesis (on erasable paper). I didn't learn how to use a PC until graduate school.

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    .... 2 years until I get a slower qualifying time for the Boston Marathon .... 25-29 age groups sucks !

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