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Unable to hold back the genetic tide, I find myself gardening in my carpet slippers, asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds and agreeing with the Daily Telegraph. I'm beyond help - what about you?

Thanks to b3th for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:39)
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Things I've caught myself doing
1) Referring to any group of people talking to one another on the street or in a park under the age of twenty as "A gang of kids".

2) Making noises as I get into or out of chairs.

3) Wanting modern music to have 'words' and 'tunes you can hum'.

4) Spending more and more time in my shed sitting on a stool listening to Smooth Radio while wearing my 'shed coat' invariably fixing a broken plug or searching for my Jig-saw blades (I still haven't found 'em).

5) Owning a broken classic motorcycle I will DEFINITELY fix. Any day now. Just need to get the parts ordered. And time off work to finish it.

6) Buying almost ANYTHNG, be it a Cow garden ornament, toy bi-plane or novelty lighter, because it amuses me and is only a pound!

7) Owning more clothes (and getting more each birthday/Christmas) than I'll ever be able to wear.

8) KNOWING beards are the final word in rugged-manliness/looking knowledgable about things.

*I've just put some Rage Against the Machine on to prove to myself I'm not completely 'past it'. I've just looked at the date is was released...I seem to remember my dad doing something similar with Motorhead albums and saying that the music in my yoof (the eighties) was rubbish.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 13:31, 7 replies)
Your jigsaw blades
have fallen down behind the shelves. At least that's usually where I find mine after I've bought a few new ones.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 13:46, closed)
But I don't keep them there.
***Jig-saw blade update*** I've looked behind the shelves, on the floor beneath the shelves and under and behind the bits of wood beneath the shleves. They are not there. Usually they live in the tool-box. More precisely the sectioned off area with removable plasic cover on the lid of the box. They MUST be there. I will search again after work tomorrow as nobody told me the batteries in the torch had ran out and I can't be bothered to run a lamp off an extension out there. Not in this weather anyway.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 21:35, closed)
Listen to your dad
Motorhead are fucking supreme.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:00, closed)
I did...
I now have his 70's/80's collection of Motorhead, Sabbath et al. Listening to that stuff way back when helped me get into Rage Against the Machine etc. and all 'angry' and 'political' in university. Then I realised that Lemmy has more money than God and decided selling out was ok if he did it.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 21:30, closed)
*Click* for 'shed coat'
Sounds comfortable
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:11, closed)
Don't be ridiculous!
You'd get lovingly-creosoted splinters every time you sat down!
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:21, closed)
Are the last word in rugged manliness and looking knowledgeable about things.

Without my beard I look like a balding boy.

With my beard I look like some sort of slightly-overweight omniscient being. Possibly. In my mind.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:22, closed)

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