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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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I know I'm getting old because....
When I go out I dress according to the weather and comfort rather than if I will pull in that miniskirt. (Miniskirt?! You'll catch your death, girl!)
I complain about loud music and the fact that one can't have an intelligent conversation when you can't even here yourself think.
I can make calls and send text messeges on a mobile phone (so I'm not that old) but the rest of the billion functions on my phone remain a total mystery AND even worse, I have no desire to see what they do either!
Said text messages are perfectly punctuated and grammaticallly correct and I find text speak an outrageous insult to the English language.
I like to watch a good documentary and listen to Radio 2.
Tea is elixir from the gods and the answer to all problems. (It used to be cheap vodka!)
If I see my younger brother and his friends in a pub I will ask how old they are and if they are old enough to buy alcohol. When they tell me they are over 18 I will sternly tell them that they can't be, I'M ONLY JUST OVER 18! er no your not dear.........
I don't find it strange to drink alcohol and even *shock, horror* get drunk with my parents.
I have been known to use the words "whipper-snapper" without irony.
Pepole come to me for spelling advice and to ask what a word means.
But the absolutely soul-destroying, I-feel-old-pass-me-the-slippers-feeling comes when I look in the mirror and I see.........my mother. Eeeeek!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:35, Reply)
I now pay more income tax each year than I earned in my first few years of full time employment.

I also find that I get along well with both of my younger brothers. Even the annoying young one. He's pushing 30. Ha!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:20, Reply)
get noticed hanging around the playground!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:07, Reply)
You know you're getting old when...
...you have a pension.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:06, Reply)
Comfortable shoes
I found myself telling a friend in a shoe shop the other day,

"ah no, you want to buy the size above that, there's nothing worse than badly-fitting shoes. Comfort, that's what you want, not the way they look."

And this from someone who once spent an entire week's wages on a pair of 6-inch platform suede boots. Scary, that's what it is.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:52, Reply)
Migrating body hair
'Back hair' says it all.

But can still be reckless like a young 'un... snorting rum to see what its like (for those who want to know, its damn painful and really spoils the rum)

*potters off to get slippers, mumbling incoherently*
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:34, Reply)
1. 6:00 am is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

2. Having sex in a single bed is absurd.

3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

4. Your fantasies of having sex with three women with lesbian tendencies are replaced by fantasies of having sex with anyone at all.

5. You don't volunteer for clinical trials at the local hospital.

6. You know all of the people sleeping in your house.

7. You hear your favourite song in the lift at work.

8. Informative TV does not include Richard and Judy.

9. The bank manager doesn't write threatening letters any more.

10.You carry an umbrella.

11.Seven-day benders are no longer realistic.

12.You don't go to Tesco's with all your friends.

13.You have standing orders and direct debits.

14.The heating works in your house.

15.Your friends marry and divorce instead of get together and break-up.

16.You pay the government thousands of pounds every year.

17.You go from unlimited days of holidays to 20.

18.Jeans and a jumper no longer qualify as 'dressed up'.

19.You're the one calling the police because those damn kids next door won't turn down the stereo.

20.You get out of bed in the morning even if it's raining.

21.Washing up is not an annual ritual.

22.Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

23.You don't know what time the kebab shop closes anymore.

24.Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

25.You feed your dog Pal instead of McDonalds.

26.You don't get ideas for drinks from local tramps.

27.You don't put half-finished curries in the fridge to eat later.

28.You don't spend half your day strategically planning pub crawls.

29.You "hate scrounging students".

30.You no longer have a strange attraction to road signs when drunk.

31.Sleeping in the lounge is a no-no.

32.You can't persuade your flatmates to 'Drink till dawn'.

33.You don't spend Wednesday afternoons in the pub.

34.You always know where you are when you wake up.

35.You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.

36.A fire in the kitchen is not a laugh.

37.You go to the chemist for Panadol and antacids, not condoms and pregnancy test kits.

38.A £3 bottle of wine is no longer 'pretty good stuff'.

39.You can remember the name of the person you wake up next to.

40.You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time.

41.You don't have mice living in your kitchen.

42.Grocery lists are longer than pot noodles & cans of lager.

43.You don't go to Liquor Save to buy Vodka.

44.You have hoovered.

45.Breaking the law means doing 40 in a 30 zone.

46.'I just can't drink the way I used to' replaces 'I'm never going to drink that much again'.

47.Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

48.You don't experiment with banned substances.

49.You don't get drunk at home, to save money, before going to a pub.

50.You don't find a "dump" left in the toilet hysterically funny anymore.

(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:30, Reply)
Pretend joint pain?
I'm sure I did it as a joke at first, but I now can't sit down or get up without accompanying it with a noise. You know the ones, a small groan when you get up and a satisfied aaah as you sit down.

I am 30.

There's only one more phase to go. When I start hitching up the knees of my trousers before sitting, I'll know the end is near...
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:25, Reply)
Thinking things like Halloween
are an unwanted imposition on the UK as are MacDonald's, (c)rap music, graffiti "art" and other Americanised "culture" and part of their global Coca-Colonisation of the World as we know it.
Edit: I've turned into a grumpy old man, haven't I??
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:21, Reply)
Getting old...
I have grey hair.
My back creaks.
I think old people things.

And I'm only an unborn foetus!!1

Oh! The hilarity!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 12:02, Reply)
I bought a shed
Because I had the thought that it would be 'practical' for storage.

It is....for my mountain bike, whisky and porn mags (not to be used all at once).

I am getting older, and don't really care. Accepting it gracefully..
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:53, Reply)
Sitting in the car the other day....
...and Mr Mogg and I were discussing how music 'is nothing like how it used to be'.

I'm 21. He's 22.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:48, Reply)
Oh I remember once...
I was having the usuall nostalgic convosations about the old kids tv programs when one youngster said
"whats bodger and badger?"
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:48, Reply)
Only 24, so young yet...
- When you throw a party and worry about carpet cleaning

- When you still feel rough from your party on Monday at work

- You enjoy buying furniture

- You worry about calories

- You worry about deafening music in pubs

Balls to the lot of it. I'm still going to get wrecked on a Friday and still destroy my home with needless parties.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:28, Reply)
you're telling me my pubes are going to go grey? Effing marvellous...
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:14, Reply)
getting old
grey pubes
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 11:02, Reply)
The man
who I listened to on the radio for 25+ years and introduced me to some of the most awsome music died last week....
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 10:34, Reply)
Yay for being Over 30. I no longer have to worry about
Not having enough cash to go to the pub
What anybody thinks about me.
Other Teenagers
Life and all the other mental baggage that anyone under the age of 25 usually carries around with them.

However hangovers do get worse
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 10:33, Reply)
Today I realised I was getting old
after getting out of the bath I looked in the mirror and noticed a single hair sticking out of the middle of my fore head. I tried wiping it off, just incase it was stuck there with water, but it was firmly rooted. I was confused about it for several minutes, until it dawned on me that it hadn't grown out of the middle of my forehead at all. It is was the sole survivor of my old hairline, and that it was the rest of my hair that had infact receded.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 10:30, Reply)
um, maybe
it was the point at which I bumped into an old friend's little sister. She's 18 and started "making moves on me".

I last saw her about 6 years ago. When she was 12 and I was 19.

God, I felt old. (But hey, it was legal, so.... erm)
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 10:08, Reply)
Not old, young
as a student and a barman its great fun seeing really old men sitting in the corner drinking 1/2's of mild. also IDing people and they turn out to be older than me.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 10:00, Reply)
shit my pants when i sneeze

mind, i've always done that though
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 9:51, Reply)
my knees are knackered
and my kidney is playing up. I have visited the hospital more times this year than the rest of my life (even to visit people). My body is getting old although my inner child isn't which isn't a bad thing :D

Another thing is when you are looking around toy shops for your child/ren and you find a toy that looks really cool and realise quite how old you are buy it anyway and say "its for my daughter/son"
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 9:26, Reply)
All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down...
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 8:34, Reply)
age creaps up like an unwanted weed (35 in december btw)
I am referred to by shop keepers as "Sir", and *HORROR* I'm a parent!
I get asked for advice on lawn care, how to decorate the house and where to get the best bargain on dry cleaning.
I find I'm in bed by 9pm sone nights and I love a good Crime drama.
On the other hand, I can still act like a dysfunctional 11 year-old when I feel like it....
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 8:25, Reply)
I'm only 14 and I correct everyone's grammar. Especially my mama's
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 8:15, Reply)
Reading stuff like this
confession on group hug recently;

Is it wrong to date a fifteen year old when you're eighteen if she makes you feel young again?

18 and wanting to feel young again? What a bastard
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 7:56, Reply)
Alan Titchmarsh
yes, it's really good that History of Britain, alan Titchmarsh is very good isn't he?
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 7:53, Reply)
I must be getting old...
Not only am I old (36) - well, old compared to the vast gangs of chav-like teenagers that seem to roam the town centre and hang out at the bus station (surely they can think of somewhere better - hmm, maybe they can't!), but I think I'm (turning into) a grumpy old git because...

I think that compulsory National Service for anyone under the age of 25 is a bloody good idea.
I can realy relate to everything that was said on the BBC programme "Grumpy Old Men".
Most Policemen look about 18.
My doctor is younger than I am.
I haven't been to a club in years (nor do I have any desire to do so).
Most music in pubs is too loud - why can't I just have a pleasant conversation?
Most modern "music" is shite.
I make groaing noises when sitting down, standing up or bending over to tie my shoes.
I constantly have to explain television programmes like Bod, Bagpuss, Battle of the Planets, Mr Benn etc. to some of the people I work with who have never heard of them.
Starburts and Snickers don't exist in my world - they're Opal Fruits and Marathons.
I lament the demise of the Texan bar -perhaps the finest confectionery ever made
I am constantly correcting other people's grammar, particularly with regard to the apostrophe (if I see one more sign advertising "Carrot's" I won't be responsible for my actions!)
I complain that exams are so much easier now than they were in my day.
I use phrases like "in my day".
... and most tellingly of all, I make lists like this complaining about it all!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 7:42, Reply)
Brew Time
When you realise that going for a cup of tea and a biscuit after buying furniture is more appealing than going straight to the pub. Shocking
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 4:28, Reply)

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