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"Touch my bum, this is life", glowers Richard "Interw3bz" McBeef. I was recently asked "What colour was your hair?", which made me feel well old. Tell us about moments when you realised you were knocking on a bit. Conversely, perhaps you are a sprightly young whippersnapper who is exasperated by the older folks: do tell.

(, Mon 25 Apr 2016, 15:51)
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I don't feel old
Recently, one of my best friends died of cancer, what came as a shock was the realisation that he was in his early seventies.

My partner is now in her fifties and her son and his wife have a son of their own. Not feeling overly pleased about being grandparents at such a young age, it was pointed out to me that it is twenty one years since I went to university as a mature student, at the same age that her son is now.

Other things that creep up and remind us that we are old, my mountain bike has Deore thumb shifters on it, some younger riders don't know what they are. My Motorbike is now a teenager and is developing the issues that classic bikes start to get! Recently I was complaining to a friend about my failing (now failed) desk top computer, then it was pointed out to me that it was old enough to have had the Y2K problem!

Oh dear. Oh well, maybe it is time to stock up on adult nappies! Fuck that, I am off to play with my Lego and listen to heavy metal, just like I did when I was sixteen (back in the 80s!).
(, Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:43, Reply)

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