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How do you tell when you'r getting old?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by forkman, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. forkman

    forkman Member

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    I'm asking because I'm starting to enjoy gardening / trips to B&Q and I can't climb trees like I used to.
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I find myself saying "F*ckin' kids" all the time when I see them doing typical stupid teenager things.

    I've gotten to the point where I realize that 99% of the things I did when I was a teenager weren't really cool like I thought they were at the time but incredibly dumb, unproductive and pointless.

    Oh yeah, I have to have a pretty damn good reason to even consider running anymore. Forget climbing trees :)
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  3. DaOsT

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    DAMM Nephilim I am still in My 20's I I keep saying fackin kids .....

    only thing I can do better now is drink more
     
  4. Oriphus

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    The key to knowing when you are getting old is when you stand up. Do you let out a moan/groad/gasp when standing? If so, then you be olde lol.

    Im only coming 22 in a couple of months, so im still young :)
     
  5. drchips

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    You are getting old when:

    The narrowness of your waist and the broadness of your mind change places ;)
     
  6. Nephilim

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    That's going up on my wall :)
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  7. brian100

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    Well in my experience, you know when youre getting old when:-

    a) you dont know any songs in the top 100 chart
    b) you only listen to the "classic" music, cos all todays music is shite!
    c) you tend not to celebrate birthdays as often.
    d) you tend to use zebra crossings as a matter of priority, cos them pesky modern cars are driven by idiots.
    e) all the girls under 20 tend to look 12.
    f) the highlight of your sunday is washing the car.
    g) you drive to the newsagents to buy your newspaper.
    h) your mountian bike is rusting away through under use.
     
  8. Prisoner

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    I am 25 and I moan when sitting and geting up. But a Good Ki is a good thing really. I think your getting old when you look at kids in first year University and think they are in primary school.
     
  9. vanila

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    honey - you need to exercise some. the prime of life is your 30's and 40's!!!
     
  10. Prisoner

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    Exercise is why I moan and grown. My knees crack and my back as always been an issue. But I do run ever other day, and walk everwhere!
    So Really not out of shape, just feel like an old man. That Quater of century is catching up!
     
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    my niece and I were discussing music the other day. of course i told her of my massive album collection. her first question to me was "what's an album?"
    I didn't even want to bring up the fact that i still have a bunch of 8-track tapes and a player. talk about feeling old!!!!
    sure albums sounded terrible, but it was all we had at the time. plus it's hard as hell to roll a joint on a cd case :)
     
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    And I can remember seeing Billie Piper
    http://www.allmusic.com/
    (UK Pop singer 1998-2001) on a music quiz show;

    There she was asked Which group Stevie Nicks did most of her work with?

    She didn't know - when she was told "Fleetwood Mac", she said...

    Wait for it!!!

    "Who's Fleetwood Mac"
     
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    ooh thanks so much for reminding me that i actually saw fleetwood mac in like 79 or 80. damn i feel really old now!!
     
  14. Oriphus

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    Fleetwood mac are quality ;-)
     
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    Start to potter.
    Horlicks is at the top of your shopping list.
    Your picture on your bus pass does not look like a criminal.
    Word search books become a welcomed xmas present.
    Boiled eggs and soldiers for breakfast.
    Crown green bowling becomes a must see sport.
    Join a bridge club.
    Walk to a duck pond and feed the ducks instead of throwing things AT them.
    Trips to the library for JR Hartley novels.
    Hair growing out of your ears.
    Wearing shin high white socks, open ended sandals, string vest and a white hankerchief whilst taking a stroll along the prom, prom, prom.
    Wear green cardigans that Mavis knitted at the WI meeting.
    Fasten your trousers off so that they are belted up around your armpits.
    Say things like 'Ooooh that's hit the spot'.
    Maintain an allotment and grow turnips.

    That's, it I am not giving [bold]all my secrets away[/bold]

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  16. Prisoner

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    Not knowing who Fleetwood Mac is, Is not a sign of being young. Just unaware!!
    Like saying Page and Plant are good, but I like the original better. This I heard from a Music star, but can't remeber who. Youth is one thing, but intelligents is a completly different thing.

    8-tracks suck, I fixed so many and they still brake all the time. I prefer Vinyl Metal to CD Metal, As I find the output music quality much beter.

    The ultimate of you know your old when you try to be young again. Like come overs, trying to use newer young terms (as in Bling Bling) and Starting sentense with the phase "In my Day".
     
  17. forkman

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    My stepson thinks i'm way out of touch,he came home yesterday when i had one of my Def Leppard dvd's on and he said they looked silly.
    Bare in mind though that one of his favourite bands is Slipknot!
    And i know i'm getting old because i'm telling the kids to turn their music down.
     
  18. 1Adonis4u

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    You know you are getting old when you ask a question like this.

    But seriously, if you think abou it, you are as young as you will be for the rest of your life :O)

    Think abou it!
     
  19. Prisoner

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    Forkman, As soon as you switch from the kid in the twisted sister video I want to rock, to the dad. Then you have become old. Turn down that noise!! Hee Hee.

    You own Def lepard on DVD, thats crazy. Some stuff was good, but the visual I think would be silly. And I like Twisted sister.
     
  20. forkman

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    I've got two Def Leppard Dvd's Visulize and Historia, now Twisted Sister I saw live at the Monsters of rock at Donnington back in 1984 i think it was and they were brilliant.
    Come to think of it alot of the bands i used to like wore spandex, Does that make me old or sad? still it was fun at the time (the live music not me in spandex).
     

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