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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 realised
i was getting old when i was told i needed to start applying to universities...


(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 20:58, Reply)
Evidence that you're getting cold
Sorry, I mean old - but I am getting cold, too.
I costs more to park a car for a month than I spent to park myself for a month in Montreal.
Also - nose hair. It's so persistent and grows so fast that when I sneeze, I look like a party favor. Complete with the squeak.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 20:52, Reply)
I prefered The Times
when it was a broadsheet newspaper
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 20:23, Reply)
And another thing!
I got my hair cut the other day and was asked (casually) if I wanted my "eyebrows done"
Whilst reading this thread, I've had to increase the font size...
My right eye squelches when I rub it
I like buying wine glasses that I never use
I'll take a book along to the supermarket during the Christmas rush
I keep pebbles. In fact anything that will somehow remind of the rapidly receding years (cinema tickets, receipts for presents bought for ex-girlfriends, etc.) all stored inside an old Quality Street tin. I'm on to my third now...
I put 1s, 2s and 5s into a big jar (or usually, lots of big jars). It took me over two hours to cash it up the other week and there was just over £120 in there. And my back hurt like a bastard for a week after I lugged it all down to the bank. I even let an old lady sneak in in front of me in the queue.
I've often thought I'd like to take up crown green bowls. No really!
I can remember 1/2 pennies
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac was in the top 5 when I was born and I still like listening to it
I remember when there were only three channels and telly didn't start until 10am
Kids' programming went down hill after Tiswas stopped
Tea is the elixir of the gods
Every time I'm ill, i immediately think it's cancer
My youngest brother - whom I once I had to help nappy change - now has two children
My mum feels that she can discuss her sexual problems with me. Some things are just best left unsaid...
I keep deluding myself by saying that all these young women really fancy bedding a guy in their thirties. The sad fact is, they very probably don't...
I need TWO alarm clocks to wake me up, one of which is set 10 minutes fast.
I seem to sweat a lot more these days... 24 hour protection my arse!

On the plus side though, I still go out every Friday and Saturday without fail, usually end up quite quite wankered and can never remember how I got home. I can't see myself ever smoking a pipe and I'd rather walk barefoot than wear slippers.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 19:13, Reply)
Put me in a home!
I knew it was going to rain today.
My ankle was bongling with painful spasms.

Now if I can only develop the flood predicting bunions....
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 18:19, Reply)
Well, where to begin?

Have just moved to stay with Mr Blonde and his student housemates, having graduated about a year or so back. All of a sudden I have found that:

1) The music is *always* too loud for me to hear what anyone is saying.

2) I can't handle squalor anymore, in spite of having lived in a house with one sink full of mould for more than a year.

3) I tut when someone uses an item that isn't an ashtray for ashing in.

4) I find it difficult to believe when someone suggests going out anywhere *gasp!* on a weeknight, and suggest that maybe I'll just stay in and watch a movie instead.

5) Everybody mumbles.

6) I am persistently shocked at the prices of things.

Is there any hope for me??
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 18:08, Reply)
hmm.. the good and bad bits
31 years, and counting.


I have a mortgage, a car and a shed (I need the space to store the mower and tools)
Exercise is something I need to do to stay well and sane, good job I like it.
My 25 year old friends think *they're* old
Giving directions to someone at the top of Winter Hill and pretending not to notice as her son gets fits of giggles making fart noises in the background.
Getting irritated by txt spelling.
Actually liking classical music and opera
Watching Doctor Who:Logopolis a few months ago for fun and realising how awful it actually is.
Having conversations and worrying about mortgages and pensions.
Being able to hear, and having no smoke is a big factor in choosing a pub.
Going in clubs where everyone looks 14.
Hair starting to go grey.
In my day there were less script kiddies on the Internet.
I have been on the Internet more than a dozen years..
Yes - nose hair - but just pull it out you stupid sods!
I actually follow politics to some extent.
Parents retiring, funerals of relatives.
OS/2? What was that?
People not knowing what pacman is
Having 'this country is going to the dogs' conversation with a friend 3 years younger than me.
I havent a clue what some of the things that young people enjoy.. oh nuts.
My sister is approaching 30
I will actively avoid clubbing in town on NYE 'because it's a rip off and getting taxis home is a nightmare'

The good:

I have a mortgage, a car and a shed..
I still go clubbing till 3am. Woo to Poptastic/Jillys.
I retain a decent alcohol tolerance
I'm not stupid enough to get drunk quickly
I can actually be myself, without caring what other people think.
I'm out doing something different every weekend
My clothing style remains a tad alternative - nuts to blandness..
I dont watch TV or other crap that rots your brain.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 18:01, Reply)
I'm scared.
I fit some of the things that people post here that they say makes them feel old.

I'm only 14.. I can't be old.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:34, Reply)
The A.K. Club
(A.K. stands for Alte Kakker, which is "old shitter" in Yiddish. Thanks, Grandpa!)

Anyway, I feel old for the following reasons:
1) My little brother is graduating from university this year
2) I have to have orthopaedic surgery
3) My average 4 pints in a night out has dwindled to about a pint and a half
4) I get supremely cranky without two cups of coffee in the morning
5) I've started to prefer quiet nights in to dancing and drinking all night
6) I was a high school TEACHER, *two* years ago.
7) Sundays are spent cooking, cleaning, and reading the New York Times, rather than recovering.
8) I've been going gray for the past 10 years
9) Popular music is utter shite
10) My obsession with TV cooking shows
11) I need my glasses more and more

And I'm only 24. It's tragic, really.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:29, Reply)
When it dawned on me
that my little sister now takes teh cock.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:24, Reply)
Admitting it.

Next Question?
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:15, Reply)
Good and Bad

I like watching Poirot.
Most my favourite telly is on UKGold
I have a house, mortgage and am working on my garden.
My favourite group has been going since the 70s (Robert Smith is a god).
most my friends are getting married and/or dropping sprogs.

on the other hand

I wear Combats and a band T-shirt to work in an office where most people wear shirt and trousers.
I DJ at electro/industrial/ebm nights.
I go clubbing once or twice a week.
I spend silly amounts of time playing computer games.
I prefer to read Viz than the Ecconomist
I have no interest in children, sheds, slippers, politics, art or real ale.

I guess the saying is true - you're as young as the teen porn you download
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:10, Reply)
Women over 40
When you look at them & think "Actually, she's not half bad."
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:05, Reply)
I've decided to stop buying clothes from new look/accesories from claires cos these places are now where my daughter shops *shame*
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 17:05, Reply)
UK Music Hall of Fame
I sympathise with most of the things other people have said, and still feel young and spring chicken like.

Alas I just reminded myself of one thing lately which has made me feel old. The fact that the only episode of that dreadful programme with Jamie Theakston that I enjoyed was the 1960s one. Oh dear.

Otherwise, cheer up you bunch of fairly young people, ageing is great in so many ways!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 16:54, Reply)
Had a mid-life crisis at 26 and bought a mazda MX-5.
Then replaced it with a station wagon last year (now 32). Maybe when I hit 40 I'll swap back again - so I can let my one remaining comb-over hair flap about in the wind.

Getting ill more often is not fun either - it takes a lot longer to heal from things like doing your back in gardening, or having the flu.

Oh, and of course the music... how fondly I remeber the very first Ministry of Sound Annual album - now there's like a bajillion of them.

And whatever happened to the Inspiral Carpets?
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 16:17, Reply)
Hmmm, I guess you're getting old...
...when you no longer find that festering pustule on your left testicle to be the source of amusement that it was when you first noticed it 25 years ago.

Or is that just me?
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 15:52, Reply)
You realise your getting old when....
It pisses you off that 18 year olds think they are old and not just spotty oik students
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 15:27, Reply)
" What's in the Charts"
What does that mean ?. Furthermore I use capital letters at the beginning of sentences when writing to people and I say fuck but with a silent ph. Oh where have the years gone, by the leathery feel of my foresink, sorry, foreskin I've a pretty good idea.
I'm old enough to still find Monty Python funny
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 15:16, Reply)
One foot in the grave
Shit, I've discovered this thread, and agree with every single post.....

1. Hairy nostrils. My girlfriend calls me 'spider nose'
2. As I type, I am fighting off the after effects of going out on the piss.....on Saturday night
3. I watch cookery programmes obsessively
4. I think I raise my eyebrows at kids and chavs more than I use the word 'the': their fashion, attitude and general behaviour.
5. I think Radio 1/the charts are shite, and cried when I heard about Peelie
6. During the week, still being up and about at 11 o'clock at night is 'late'
7. Me and the old man actually have conversations
8. This Saturday we are going shopping for curtains. Oh god, kill me now.
9. If I stand up too quickly, my knees crack and pop like an coffin dodger
10. Hopefully soon, i'll be old enough to have an afternoon nap. I'm tired.

I know the above is the same as everyone else, it's all so depressing

I am 32, but I balance it all out y'see:

1. We 30 somethings all had a fancy dress party on Saturday. I went as a zombie covered in fake blood
2. I play video games obsessively
3. I go to more gigs now than I ver have done, cos I can afford it
4. Still go to rock clubs
5. Still go to festivals
6. Still take drugs (even tho it takes me about a week to recover)
7. Still dress in combats/t-shirt combo

Plus people at work think I'm much younger than I actually am. My record was being told I looked about 23!!! Hoorah!
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 15:10, Reply)
I can't walk for a week
if I go clubbing in any shoes with more heel than flip flops. My hangovers last all day, I listen to Radio 2 on purpose, and I look forward to the Antiques Roadshow.

I am 25 years old.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 14:23, Reply)
A mass of contradictions
As a teenager I liked all the classic 'old people' things of life: black and white films, MOR ballads, gardening, walks in the country, sensible haircuts and boring clothes.

As a 27 year old, I quaff as many drugs as I can get my hands on, listen to hard house and electonica and refuse to wear a suit in the office (I actually look odd in combats sitting among the suited people). I have lots in common with the 'alternative' youth of today (I just dont mention kids TV from the '80s).

The thing that makes me feel old are my friends who, at my age, meet in quiet pubs to talk about babies, pensions and mortgages. Their lives are going to be predicable and dull for the rest of their sorry lives. Should I grow up and embrace this premature mediocrity?? I've got as long as I have my own hair and no wrinkles to enjoy myself before I have to stop (wouldn't want to become one of those clueless aging men in clubs who get laughed for trying to fit in with people 20 years younger than themselves.)

Oh shit. I just realised I wrote "youth of today" NO!!!

PS: Whats happened to Treats? Peanut M&Ms just don't cut it.

PPS: All these people saying kids TV was better in the 80s are wrong. Theres some very clever and funny stuff out there now. He-Man was shit. Its all Rose tinted spectacles. I watched the Phillias Fogg cartoon (the Gentleman lion) on an aeroplane last week and all my happy memories were destroyed in one go by this poorly animated piece off poo being projected at me.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 14:20, Reply)
Nasal Hair
And the fact that your nose and ears never stop growing, so you end up looking like a village idiot with a squirrel up each nostril.

Still, you do get to embarass your children at school discos with the useful catchphrase "This has got a good beat - let me show you the twist!"
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 14:19, Reply)
You Know You're Getting Old. . .
when you take a cup of tea up to your son and he's wanking with his headphones on
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 14:17, Reply)
oh ploppies....
I had recently decided to grow my hair rather than wet shave it off as had been my style for the last year. Imagine my horror last week however upon finding that my fringe is no longer quite as stylable due to the fact that it has somewhat reversed in high gear up my scalp. Not noticable when wet shaving once a week. I'm 21 and my father has a better hairline than I do. And he's 35 years older than me. The cunt.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 14:12, Reply)
You're Old...
The precise second it dawns on you that everyone younger than you is invariably a cunt.

And you use words like 'invariably'.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:54, Reply)
most of this applies to me,
and i'm only 18 :(

*even has a dressing-gown*

i bought a playstation 2 a few days ago, and couldn't for the life of me work how to turn it on. and i was even frightened to turn it off.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:54, Reply)
Slippers and Dinners
I am now engaged, and my loving fiancee bought me the most horrendous pair of 'old-man' slippers that I wear round the house. Last night my mate came to visit, he's in his thirties, going bald and was wearing white trainers and a baseball cap. I proceeded to call him a chav whereupon he noted my slippers and proceed to ask 'what the f*ck was going on with those?' I promptly informed him they were comfy and warm after which we both went silent.

My fiance and I then fed him dinnner and pretended he was our son. We also watched Antiques Roadshow.

I'll stop there.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:45, Reply)
Looking a b3ta
and quietly tutting to oneself about how childish it all is.

Most of what's already been posted could probably apply to me, but I don't see what's so bad about it all.
(, Mon 1 Nov 2004, 13:41, Reply)

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