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Old 03-23-2011, 01:18 AM   #81
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When people ask if I have videos of my wedding (June 1980). Someone had a super 8 movie camera but only got a few minutes of shaky footage.

I had some data archived in boxes. One year they decided not to store magnetic media anymore. They sent me my 8" floppy disks. I showed them to the IT group who had never seen actual floppy disks much less 8" disks. They wanted one to show their friends.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:04 AM   #82
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talking to someone that has never seen much less used a rotary dial phone......
Reminds be of a few years ago with my Dad asked on of my nephews to use the phone in the garage and call his mother and he came back and asked him how to use it (it was a rotary phone). He and the other kids were facinated by it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:11 AM   #83
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I feel old each time I go downhill skiing. I was a pretty good skiier in my youth and I still remember what to do however the mind says "go" and the legs say "NO!" (at least after a 100 yds or so in the bumps anyway).

Not sure whether it is age or out of shape, perhaps a combination of both. Until I get in shape I am resigned to cruisers.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #84
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #85
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Whenever I donīt feel well I fear the worst and and, even so, I delay going to the doctor. i donīt think I was that way when I was young. Was I ever young?
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Ten years ago, I felt old and tired. Then I had a revelation: the main times I felt this way occurred when I had just climbed up the 50 stairs to our house, or when I had just had wine with dinner.

The point is although I only felt tired occasionally, and in understandable situations, it gave me the impression that I was getting old. As with pain, fatigue can be quite a subjective experience.
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The point is although I only felt tired occasionally, and in understandable situations, it gave me the impression that I was getting old. As with pain, fatigue can be quite a subjective experience.
My subjective impression is that those occasions were very seldom when I was younger, and I wasn't so understanding of the situations...

My recovery time is at least twice what it used to be from "end of the workout" to "end of the pain". I can completely understand why men (and some women) start dosing themselves with testosterone.
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What's wrong with being old?

From the comments people seem to equate "old" with "out of shape/unhealthy/in pain". But that's not what old means. Old just means something/someone has been around for a while.

You could be 90, in good health, happy, with lots of friends and an active mind, but you're still old. So what? I just don't understand the attitude that old=bad. Isn't this just a product of a society and consumer culture that is absolutely obsessed with young bodies, youthful lifestyles and novelty?

I look forward to experiencing a healthy old age myself. It seems like it would be a wonderful phase of life with the right attitude. Rather than desperately trying to pretend you will never get "old" because you go to the gym, have low blood pressure, and use face creams.
How about pain and disability and the laws that won't let you die when you want to?
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How about pain and disability
Those aren't problems exclusive to old people. And certainly not all old people have those problems.
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Despite excellent health, the annual over 40 male physical exam is the thing that reminds me most that youth is fading.
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Despite excellent health, the annual over 40 male physical exam is the thing that reminds me most that youth is fading.
There's a solution for that:

Do You Actually Need a Physical Exam? - US News and World Report
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about 10 years ago my date made me feel old (but I still prefer younger men) when getting ready to go to the DC mall to hear Judy Collins I was very excited and he innocently stopped and asked "so, who's Judy Collins"

In general PAIN makes me feel old. I liked it much better when I had no concept of what Mother was talking about when something hurt her all the time. Arthritis hurts...all over...and for someone who claimed "to live is to dance, to dance is to live" - well, no nicer way to put it - it SUCKS.
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one thing that makes me feel old is when I think back on something that happened in the past that doesn't seem that long ago, but then I realize it was. For instance, I remember about 20 years ago, "Nick at Night" ran a short-lived tv show called "Hi Honey, I'm Home", about a 1950's era tv sitcom family that got canceled, and suddenly end up having to live in real life and adapt to modern times.

Well, I hadn't thought about that show in years, but for some reason, it popped into my mind. I did a search on Youtube, and found the opening theme to it. And it's amazing just how quickly the intervening 20 years just seemed to disappear. Suddenly it seemed like it was 1991 again, I was in college, watching it with one of my friends who I thought was cool because he was living in his own apartment, and didn't have a care in the world.

Unfortunately, it didn't take long for those 20 years to come back with a vengeance!
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about 10 years ago my date made me feel old (but I still prefer younger men) when getting ready to go to the DC mall to hear Judy Collins I was very excited and he innocently stopped and asked "so, who's Judy Collins"
DW had the same situation a few weeks ago.

We're going to see Paul Anka in a show at the local casino. She stopped at the library to see if they had any video's on his life story that she could see, even though we're a few years younger than him.

The young guy at the desk had never head of him ...

(BTW, any current demonstrations at the Chain Bridge?)...
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