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Youthful as I am, I realised yesterday that I no-longer know, or care, who is #1 in the charts. Furthermore, it takes all day to get rid of a hangover and I now seem to have a profound interest in gardening. Worst is that I now use words like 'furthermore'.

What makes you think that you are getting old?

(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:01)
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My preferred listening matter has changed from hard rock to opera
- and I can't even remember when it happened.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:44, Reply)
Christ where do I start?
The fact that I have a daughter, am getting divorced and all my friends are now married with kids.

Oh and the grey hairs are multiplying. bastards.

And yes, you do feel a bit of a dirty old man when you see an attractive girl walking down the street, then realise that there is a 10 year age difference between you and her.

Oh and that my b3ta id is a low 4 digits
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:43, Reply)
I remember....
when we had 'proper' music - you know, where you couldn't hear ANY of the words, just boom-boom-boom. These days it's all this sing-sing-sing R&B (Rap&Bullsh*t) music. I just can't see how anyone can be ripped to the tits on drink & drugs to that and have a good 'rave-up'.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:43, Reply)
All the songs you grew up with
Are all back in the charts being covered...

Tainted Love, Personal Jesus, Valerie (well, sampled anyway in "Come to Me"), etc etc etc
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:41, Reply)
Seeing young children smoking and being disgusted that they are starting even earlier than you did. Then being told that they are infact 18.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:40, Reply)
i really look forward to the news these days. my favorite news is channel 4 at 7pm. it lasts almost an hour, far better than bbc1 or itv.

i turned 25 last sunday.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:39, Reply)
When you swap
Radio 1 for Radio 4;
Loaded for the Economist;
Stylish for comfy;
Stella for Fosters;
Gambling for Pensions;
Rebelling against your parents for defending yourself from your children;

Could go on & on...

\33 years old
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:38, Reply)
seems to be something "them youngsters do"
and it now seems to take me a good hour to wake up in the mornings (even though I've not been drinking the night before)
going bald
developing a paunch and a double chin
enjoying cocoa
I've even started listening to Gardeners Question Time!
most of my friends have started families
feeling closer to people in their 40s and 50s than teenagers
noticing that the year doesn't seem as long as it used to - time speeds up as you get older
I ache more
haven't argued with my parents in years
can't outrun bouncers anymore
but at least my alcohol tolerance seems to go up with each passing year...
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:38, Reply)
I first noticed it when I was about 23. All of a sudden, I started seeing spotty kids everywhere, teens I think they're called, then realised I was not one of them anymore. Going to the pub, now the students are back in town, and realising you're the only person in the pub who needs to shave!!
And now I watch the news, and don't find it boring.
I spent 4 hours the other Saturday watching golf on TV (Dad would be proud!). But the worst has to be looking in the mirror and seeing my old man looking back at me, thats pretty scary, oh, that and all the fucking grey hairs I'm getting, at 28 I tell you! There's no justice!
EDIT: I did pull an 18 year old a couple of months back though. He He He He He!!!
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:37, Reply)
I started watching The Bill
Oh and that nice Alan Titchmarsh natural history of Britain thingy.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:37, Reply)
God, where do I start?
Every day I feel like I've turned into a grumpy old man - and I'm only 21.

The state of the music charts. Its almost exclusively pap. Mindless garbage manufactured by Simon "Twat" Cowell and his goonies.

Annoying mobile phone ringtones, and the apparent craze for getting new ones - would someone PLEASE tell me what the point is in paying £3/month for ringtones, when the first thing that you do when your phone rings is turn the ringer off so you can talk?

Boy racers - they cruise around Shrewsbury in their souped up 206's and Corsa's. Blasting "choons" from their "6x9's", and exhibiting their "mad skillz" behind the wheel. Except everyone else on the streets thinks they are twats.

Not being able to buy sweets in a newsagent without people looking at you as if you are about to go and lure some poor kiddie to their doom. I happen to LIKE "Dolly Beads" ;)

Complaining about Christmas, and how you can tell its near when all TV adverts are for kids toys.

Oh, plus there is the obligatory anecdote about how I tell every kid in the area that the ice cream van has sold out when it starts playing its music ;)

I think thats it, but there are bound to be plenty more.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:37, Reply)
speak up, sonny!
I work with someone who doesn't remember the Falklands War because she wasn't born....
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:37, Reply)
You've hit the nail on the head. I've been mulling a tattoo as well, and a motorbike. Early mid-life crisis ahoy methinks.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:34, Reply)
The fact I'm posting to this thread?
I'm 27 and have an acquaintance who has refused to join reality and stayed on at (Keele) uni having chosen to undertake a PhD. I visited earlier this year and went out in the union...

Me "So are this lot visiting from a local school to get a feel of the place?"
Friend "Nope, they're mainly 2nd years"
Me "Fuck"

My peer group looks pretty much the same as it always did bar a few grey hairs and some general baldness (the ladies of course), I felt like a paedo that night...

The music was too loud as well :)
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:33, Reply)
The fact that
I can't get my head round people who were born in the late eighties could be technically classed as adults
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:32, Reply)
Young people these days...
I think the music in the charts is rubbish. Why don't they play any of that nice punk, like they did when I were a lad.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:30, Reply)
getting old
I spend every weekend doing DIY, now I know I’m pasted it because I have started to like it. I am only 26
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:24, Reply)
hair, skin...
That I've grown a ponytail and am thinking about tattoo number one....

Plus my broad mind and my narrow waist have started changing places...
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:22, Reply)
my knees.
oooh.. my knees.

also, the feeling that you're now a dirty old man, rather than just someone trying it on with their peers

edit : using the edit function, cos its 'neater' than reposting..
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:21, Reply)
I'm 29 and am a teacher, and the kids all go to bed later than I do.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:18, Reply)
Friday nights are now
a chance to catch up on some sleep.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:18, Reply)
That's some wicked bass they play at the beginning of 'The Money Programme' innit?
I'll get me zimmerframe...
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:17, Reply)
I listen to radio 4 in the morning as I now have become interest in politics and well Moyles is bloody annoying and the music on radio 1 all sounds the same. I have stopped listening to my old indie collection and am raving on about Tom Baxter and have just taken delivery of a new mountain bike so I can explore the english country side.

Im 28.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:16, Reply)
When you wake up and think
what shall I do today? I know, I'll have a bonfire!

Then you know that you have finally become your dad.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:15, Reply)
Oh crap...
When I started to see what my mum meant by 'all this boom boom music'.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:15, Reply)
The stroke
gave it away.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:14, Reply)
The fact that I work with people who were born after I left primary school, and were allowed to use calculators in maths exams, B*****ks. Explains the accounting around here!
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:14, Reply)
I thought that grumpy old men programme
was a lifestyle documentary. I was waiting for the address to send off for a factsheet...
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:12, Reply)
Turning 35 last month
That was a bit of a hint.
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:10, Reply)
I watched the Money Program on BBC 2 the other night.

Cardigan and slippers are on order from Marks & Spencer as I write this...
(, Thu 28 Oct 2004, 13:10, Reply)

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