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Old 12-23-2008, 06:45 PM   #41
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When people come to the p.d., I always take their d.l. for identification. I check out the date they were born...all of them thus far have been younger than me. I've seen hundreds of them.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #42
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78 record, was it smooth on on side?

First project on retiring has been turning old vinyl into MP3s, mostly 33s but a few 45s. Currently don't have any 78s. I am about 2/3 done with the project. Also turning old slides into JPEGs.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:53 PM   #43
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I'll take a senior discount anytime some one offers it to me!!! If they think I look like I qualify....so what! I know how old I really am, and don't give a flyin' rip what they think!

BTW....a 'senior' coffee at Hardee's is only 39.....and ya get free refills!!! I KNOW!!!
Alternatively, you could just say you are retired and never give your age. "I know," are you quoting Craig Ferguson?
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:58 PM   #44
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...I'm half tempted to go buy a solid grey wig, some cheater half glasses, flash my real AARP card and rack up those discounts, too. My local sales tax is 8.25%. so if I get maybe a 10% discount for mileage, I could take the difference and invest it. No guilt here - store markup is excessive to begin with.
Store markup, not to mention the cost of those gray wigs & half glasses. I don't buy anything extra to look old, but am tempted to accentuate my age, don't ask me how.
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Store markup, not to mention the cost of those gray wigs & half glasses. I don't buy anything extra to look old, but am tempted to accentuate my age, don't ask me how.
Weird thing is I've been looking younger since retirement.

I don't look like 30 or 40, but apparently look like 'only' 50 or so.
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Store markup, not to mention the cost of those gray wigs & half glasses. I don't buy anything extra to look old, but am tempted to accentuate my age, don't ask me how.
Easy one - get a Fred McMurray / Mister Rogers style button down sweater from the Salvation Army and a pair of half glasses ($4 tops) at the dollar store. Keep both in the car for just these occasions.
I just had an inspiration - I have one of those "upside down bucket" hats that I bought in NYC a while back. I can pull it down so just my greys at the temples show. I can borrow one of dh2b's pairs of half glasses. this will be more fun than Halloween.
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Easy one - get a Fred McMurray / Mister Rogers style button down sweater from the Salvation Army and a pair of half glasses ($4 tops) at the dollar store. Keep both in the car for just these occasions.
ROLFL, that is soooo funny on so many levels.
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<<<<<<< Is that what made you go blind?
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Only if you drive over a state line for a date shake? Wish I had the ingredients now. Turkey is in the oven, getting hungry.
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Yakers----what equipment are you using for your recording conversions??--thanks
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Our kid has been moving her iTunes account (synched to her iPod Touch) over to our Mac Mini so that our desktop PC's iTunes can be synched to her "old" iPod. Then she's going to give us that iPod for Christmas, already loaded up with classic rock, and show us how to make our own playlists.

In the process we learned that some of my 20-year-old CDs, including albums by Dire Straits and Robert Cray, have met their corrosion resistance.

I made a comment about having to haul out my old LPs and plugging one of our turntables into the PC to digitize the tracks. Once I explained the concept of "LP"s and "turntables", she said "Oh, we won't have to do that, you can just download all that old junk off iTunes or LimeWire."

I swear she gets that smart mouth from her mother...
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This thread got me thinking about my 8 track tape player in my car during high school. I had to keep a matchbook cover nearby to jam against the side of the tape sometimes to keep it playing. Did you ever take an 8 track tape apart? I did and am amazed the crazy things worked at all:confused:
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BYOB, I did scrounge up the ingredients and it would go well with a shot of rum.
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I bought a used car in '07; it has a CD player; can't imagine ever using it.
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That's the spirit. See my disguise idea a few posts back (#33).
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Easy one - get a Fred McMurray / Mister Rogers style button down sweater from the Salvation Army....
I already have one...it's an old comfy thing!
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I just had an inspiration - I have one of those "upside down bucket" hats that I bought in NYC a while back. I can pull it down so just my greys at the temples show.....
I already have a couple of those too! My favorite old boss (may he rest in peace), always wore one, so we refer to them as "Al hats".

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Alternatively, you could just say you are retired and never give your age.
I have a couple of caps that state that fact....one says "RETIRED" in large white letters on blue, and the other one is my "Union Retiree" cap. Normally, they'll see that, and automatically give me a senior discount, 'cause they figure that I'm an old retired fart on fixed income! Whatever! I won't argue with them about it!!!
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When the same dishes you ate off of as a kid start turning up in antique stores? Happened to me before I was 50. (We had the aqua ones.)
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I just know some of these days one of my nieces is going to ask me not only why I don't switch to broadband but why it's called "dial"-up when you access the Internet over the phone line.
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