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Old 01-15-2009, 11:58 AM   #21
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I just recently started to feel old when I realized I would never be able to pull off those hot little dresses anymore .
Me too! Or pull those dresses off those hot little women, or something like that.

I'm so old I'd probably get a surcharge in a brothel.

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #22
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It sort of hit me this September when I realized that the 'nice young men' who ran the valet parking service were of an age to be my grandchildren.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:19 PM   #23
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I'll be 52 next month but wierdly enough, I've been feeling younger lately.

I'm coming to the end of my current job and career in software and, if I'm lucky and keep myself fit, I've got 30 good years left. That's as much time as I had from age 20 to age 50 -- enough time to start on a whole new career / vocation / love affair with life.

If I'd had a trust fund at age 20 equal to my net worth today, I could have done anything I wanted.

So... I can do anything I want now -- go back to school, find something I'd really LOVE to pursue, take a few chances, backpack around the world...

That's what feeling young is about for me -- the feeling that you've got the time to pursue your potential, whatever that means for you.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:31 PM   #24
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I'll start feeling old when the waitresses stop asking when I'm coming in with my shorts on, riding my bike.

Or conversely, when young things, in the summer time, tell me to put long pants on, and to add a baggy shirt.

And I'm 61, with gray hair, and matching geeky glasses.

By the way: define old
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I'll start feeling old when the waitresses stop asking when I'm coming in with my shorts on, riding my bike.

Or conversely, when young things, in the summer time, tell me to put long pants on, and to add a baggy shirt.

And I'm 61, with gray hair, and matching geeky glasses.

By the way: define old
When you're not quite 'over the hill', but you know the brakes aren't going to hold.
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I'm so old I'd probably get a surcharge in a brothel.
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Well, I don't know about that...but I'm sure they'd call you "sur".....
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When you're not quite 'over the hill', but you know the brakes aren't going to hold.
I guess DW will enlighten me about the brakes.
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Off our rockers, actin' crazy
With the right medication we won't be lazy
Doin' the old folks boogie
Down on the farm
Wheelchairs, they was locked arm in arm
Paired off pacemakers with matchin' alarms
Gives us jus' one more chance
To spin one more yarn

And you know that you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill
Doin' the old folks boogie
And boogie we will
'Cause to us the thought's as good as a thrill

Back at the home,
No time is your own,
Facillities there, they're all out on loan
The bank forclose, and your bankruptcy shows
And your credit creeps to an all-time low

So you know, that you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill
Try and get a rise from an atrophied muscle,
And the nerves in your thigh just quivers and fizzles

So you know, that you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill.....

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35 years ago, when I first heard this:

I had forgotten "Lather".
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When I was very young, in the '70s, I knew an elderly couple who lived across the street from Grace Slick. They were so funny pretending they didn't quite know who she is and describing the people who come and go at her house.
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When I was very young, in the '70s, I knew an elderly couple who lived across the street from Grace Slick. They were so funny pretending they didn't quite know who she is and describing the people who come and go at her house.

And she is still going strong

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She passed through Denver a couple of years (less than 2) ago and was interviewed by one of the local Entertainment TV folks. Yeah, she STILL has it goin' on.
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She wrote a very engaging book, Somebody to Love.

Amazon.com: Somebody to Love?: A Rock-and-Roll Memoir: Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan: Books

Bless It's Pointed Little Head was the first rock album I bought. Probably the first album I bought that featured white musicians. I still love to listen to it. I still love Grace Slick. My son bought a turntable and I gave it to him.

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When in our early thirties, DW and I were held up at gunpoint.

The worst part was that the newspaper reported that "a middle-aged couple" was robbed.

I generally feel younger now (age 55) than I did at at age 49, thanks to Younger Next Year.
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When I kicked those kids off my front lawn, finishing with," ... and stay off."
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I'm so old I'd probably get a surcharge in a brothel.

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Can't say I felt old at 23, but that's when I realized how quickly life passes by - and wasn't happy about it anymore. Think about it. You can't wait to be 16 so you can get your driver's license. You can't wait until you turn 18 'cause you are "free" of your parents rule. You can't wait 'til 21 because, well, you know... But at 23, and in my case a year of my "career" under my belt, it occurred to me that the next major milestone was someplace off in the 60s (age, not the decade).

I've heard it said that every doubling of age is perceived as the same length of time. That seems about right. So, if at 61 I'm not old, I'm getting there.

The other expression I have to agree with is "I always knew I'd get old. I just didn't think it would happen so fast!" But, of course, YMMV
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I thought 30 to 50 to be the 'awkward ages': too old for young stuff, too young for old stuff.
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I thought 30 to 50 to be the 'awkward ages': too old for young stuff, too young for old stuff.
Many people fill those years with a whirlwind called child rearing. No better years.

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