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LuckyBoy1
04-30-2005, 10:42 AM

Bearcat99
04-30-2005, 12:23 PM
When you feel that you are too old for play. Thats when you are old. As long as you can play...... you are still a kid at heart.

I had a few epiphanous moments though, where i realized that things were different...... one was while at Colubia University.. which used to be one of my accounts... I was looking at the freshmen coming in and I said to my self..."Geeeeze... that girl reminds me of my daughter...".. I had never really dug it before..... Another is seeing policemen and doctors who either look like they could be your kids, or look like they should still be in school (When you are young you dont notice that because they look like you....) another is hearing music you grew up with described as "oldies"... or having some sweet young thing call you sir as you are comenting to yourself about how good she looks...... or ..one day while I was working my PT gig at Best Buy which I have taken a hiatus from BTW... I was playing "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon and one kid says "That's kinda nice who is that.. I like that old stuff." I say "Thats Paul Simon.." The kid goes..." Paul Simon??!!! Who the h@ll is Paul Simon??!!!" Another time I was doing my Cagney impersonation (It's quite good... I even have a Cagney/Kennedy hybrid...."Eaahhsk not what yuah country can do fah yeouuu mmmmmm eaaahhsk what you can do faheuah county...mmmm you duirty rhhaaaat"... or somethuing like that...) anyway... I had already done Bill Clinton... whom the recognized... and George Bush.. whom the recognized..... and of course Ahhhhnold.. whom they also recognized... when I did Cagney they looked at me blankly... I go "What you don't like my James Cagney?" and they go..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif "Who's James Cagney?" .... yeah.... that made me feel old ...... for a few minutes..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

NAFP_supah
04-30-2005, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
When you feel that you are too old for play. Thats when you are old. As long as you can play...... you are still a kid at heart.



"One does not stop playing because one grows old, One grows old because one stops playing." dont remember who said that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DONB3397
04-30-2005, 12:32 PM
Hmmm...I always wondered why my grandparents seemed to enjoy the tinny sounding recordings from the 30's. And why my parents thought the "Doo-Whop" sound of the 50's was "cool."

You know you're old when (really) old tunes seem like you heard them for the first time...yesterday. Is that why I like the groups from the 70's? How can they call that "classic..." Oh, well.

SithSpeeder
04-30-2005, 12:32 PM
LOL @ Bearcat...good description of the Cagney/Kennedy thing.

* _54th_Speeder *

skabbe
04-30-2005, 12:39 PM
"When I was 32 and two young ladies I worked with offered a 3 way fun time, I panicked and ran home quickly to my wife"

eh did i get this right? more then age you have to worry about i think

ploughman
04-30-2005, 01:06 PM
I helped my other half out with a school related thing on Monday and as a consequence I was exposed to a class of 13 year old females. 70% of them were taller than me. I'm not super lofty, but at 5 foot 8 I thought I would have been taller than more than 30% of a group of only-just-teenage-girls. Not only did I feel old, I felt underfed.

I have to say though, two bright young things offering a bit of triple action? I understand you fleeing back to your wife in panic but...who'da man? You da man. Grrrr.

Tallyho1961
04-30-2005, 01:08 PM
I stopped into a music store in my local mall last year and asked the clerk where I could find their Neil Young stuff. "Never heard of him" was the answer, followed by a computer check that uncovered the sad information that they were not carrying any of Neil's music in the store. I'm still recovering from the shock.

Anyway, old is in the head. I'm 44 and in many ways I don't feel much different to 24.

InyerEye
04-30-2005, 01:24 PM
If i had as many posts as Bearcat,I would feel old.
I didnt think these forums were around that long ago.I mean,It must have taken yyyears to get that many frikin posts. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

gombal40
04-30-2005, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
When you feel that you are too old for play. Thats when you are old. As long as you can play...... you are still a kid at heart.



"One does not stop playing because one grows old, One grows old because one stops playing." dont remember who said that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who ever that said http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

dieg777
04-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Unashamadly stolen off the internet.

You know your old when.....
You're asleep, but others worry that you're dead.
Your back goes out more often than you do.
You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
You're proud of your lawn mower.
Your best friend is dating someone half their age, and isn't breaking any laws.
You sing along with the elevator music.
You would rather go to work than stay home sick.
You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
People call at 9:00 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
You answer a question with, "Because I said so."
The end of your tie doesn't come anywhere near the top of your pants.
You take a metal detector to the beach.
You know what the word "equity" means.
You can't remember the last time you laid on the floor to watch television.
Your ears are hairier than your head.
You talk about "good grass" and you're referring to someone's lawn.
You get into a heated argument about pension plans.
You got cable for The Weather Channel.
You can go bowling without drinking.
You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.
You feel like the morning after and you haven't been anywhere.
Your little black book contains only names that end in M.D.
Your children begin to look middle-aged.
You finally reach the top of the ladder and find it leaning against the wrong wall.
Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet.
You look forward to a dull evening.
You turn out the lights for economic rather than romantic reasons.
You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
Your knees buckle and your belt won't.
You're 17 around the neck, 42 around the waist, and 95 around the golf course.
Your pacemaker makes the garage door go up when you see a pretty girl.
The little old gray-haired lady you helped across the street is your wife.
You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.
You have too much room in the house and not enough room in the medicine cabinet.
You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise.
You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.
There are three signs of old age. The first is your loss of memory, and the other two I forget.
** You're getting old when you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.
** Middle age is when work is a lot less fun -- and fun a lot more work.
** Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there are five women to every
man. Isn't that the darndest time for a guy to get those odds?
** You know you're getting on in years when the girls at the office start
confiding in you.
** Middle age is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired.
** By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.
** Middle age is when you have stopped growing at both ends, and have begun to grow in the middle.
** A man has reached middle age when he is cautioned to slow down by his
doctor instead of by the police.
** You know you're into middle age when you realize that caution is the only
thing you care to exercise.
** At my age, "getting a little action" means I don't need to take laxative.
** Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid
you.
** The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through
Congress.
** You're getting old when getting lucky means you find your car in the
parking lot.
** It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

and especially when you dont know what a player hater is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

steiner562
04-30-2005, 02:57 PM
yu is not a ROXXXZOOOR LE88888TER THEN LUCKY BOY,im in my 40s also and dont have a clue what theses young people speak ofhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
04-30-2005, 03:02 PM
Hmm well I've been told all day I'm old. I today is my Birthday 40 years young I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bsnakeman
04-30-2005, 03:13 PM
Other day I was in the metro, rush hour, and while standing a very good looking woman in her late 20's stared at me smiling. I've thougth: "Wow, she's cute and smiling at me!" I returned smiling and her smile just went bigger and nicer and I've thougth:" Hummm, some action will come tonigth, yeah !!! "
Suddenly she stood up and came to me and said " Sir, would you like to have a seat ? " !!! I just wanted to die !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif At my 52 years young I felt so old !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Best,

LuckyBoy1
04-30-2005, 03:40 PM
Oh no, what a horrible vision of the not too distant future!!!

I don't mind if the women are late calling me to dinner.

I don't mind if they call me a son of anything they can imagine.

But to be so old as to be considered harmless! Now that one, I don't think I could live through! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Kupper
04-30-2005, 03:41 PM
Happy B-day T-O-A-D! You know you're gettin' there when you realize you have more hair in your ears and nose than you do on the top of your head...very sad... My daughter did just tell me that she told a friend the other day that she (my daughter) has the "youngest 50 year old daddy in the world". Bless her heart...

major_setback
04-30-2005, 03:43 PM
.... two bright young things offering a bit of triple action? .....

I thought "tripple action" was a new type of joystick! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif .....THAT'S a sign of being too old!

Now, ...anyone care to explain "six degrees of freedom" for me!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

madsarmy
04-30-2005, 03:47 PM
I was listenig to Glenn Miller Driving to the supermarket & was listening to Crass on the way home. Man my music tastes are changing.
"OH MY GOD I'M GETTING OLD!"

A Big Happy Birthday To TOADhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BSS_CUDA
04-30-2005, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Bsnakeman:
Other day I was in the metro, rush hour, and while standing a very good looking woman in her late 20's stared at me smiling. I've thougth: "Wow, she's cute and smiling at me!" I returned smiling and her smile just went bigger and nicer and I've thougth:" Hummm, some action will come tonigth, yeah !!! "
Suddenly she stood up and came to me and said " Sir, would you like to have a seat ? " !!! I just wanted to die !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif At my 52 years young I felt so old !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Best,

LORDY just shoot me in the head if that ever happens to me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif its bad enough at 44 my kids remind me daily of how old I am. IL2 keeps me young tho. must be that old age and treachery thing starting to kick in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Aaron_GT
04-30-2005, 04:15 PM
You know when you are getting old when you find yourself repeating things that your parents said,

"I remember when this was all fields..."

or

"That's not music - you can't hear the words. In my day people played real instruments."

or

"That person on the TV - is that a man or a woman?"

or

"Don't policemen look so young these days!"

Aaron_GT
04-30-2005, 04:17 PM
Another sign of getting old:

You are getting excited by the prospect of Crosby, Stills and Nash touring and think "better see them this time round - they might not tour again"

LStarosta
04-30-2005, 04:23 PM
Hahaha... I will never grow old! NEVER!!!!


I look forward to it, actually. I look forward to getting married, having kids and the whole shebang. I just don't know if I'm ready... But time will resolve all that...

-HH-Dubbo
04-30-2005, 04:23 PM
For the longest time I could never understand when either of my parents would wander into the room I was in, look around blankly, and state that they couldn't remember what they came into the room to do. They would then leave.

Now I can understand (some 20 years on) because I do it often. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PBNA-Boosher
04-30-2005, 04:36 PM
I'm 17 years old, but most people tell me I've the wisdom of someone who's lived much longer.

han freak solo
04-30-2005, 04:38 PM
Here's my reality.

The Fall of 2004 I begin classes at the local Community College at night. I had to retest my math and english just to get in.

So I'm sitting in class and the guy next to me is called the "Smart Kid", which he deserved.

The funny part is that the girls behind me call me "Smart Kid's Dad".

The sad part is that it could be true. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

IRL I'm 40. But, I chase my 33 year old woman like I'm 25. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

blairgowrie
04-30-2005, 04:43 PM
Since I am the only one (so far) to vote the Big Band option where does that place me? In the oldies goldies category methinks.

And yes Dubbo, count me in on the enter room phenomenon problem. My short term memory sucks but I can remember things that happened in 1945.

Other than that, I am ducky!

T_O_A_D
04-30-2005, 05:04 PM
Thanks Guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Does this count My First child just left the house for her first Prom. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember what I did my first Prom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

-HH-Dubbo
04-30-2005, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Thanks Guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Does this count My First child just left the house for her first Prom. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember what I did my first Prom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Oooh T_O_A_D Man, that's that karmic boomerang thing. OUCH!!

Woof603
04-30-2005, 06:11 PM
I've reached 75 and it's a great age to be. From here on out it's just a cakewalk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LuckyBoy1
04-30-2005, 06:16 PM
T_O_A_D, my daughter unfortunately is quite a looker... to the point where the boys are really a bunch of pests. Still, when she was 16, she cried because only 14 guys asked her to the prom. I told her that sounded pretty good and she began to cry and told me I didn't understand. Finally, my wife explained it to me. My wife said...

Yes, it was 14 boys, but they were the wrong 14 boys.

I asked why they were wrong and she said I was to blame! Geeze, just because I make a point of showing all her new boyfriends my aluminum baseball bat. I really like that bat. I explain to the young man that you just keep swinging 'till it pings! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Is it my fault I droll a little while I show the bat to the kid?!!! You'd think my wife would learn to appreciate my interest in young people! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

-HH-Dubbo
04-30-2005, 06:18 PM
explain to the young man that you just keep swinging 'till it pings!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

fherathras
04-30-2005, 06:27 PM
I`m not really old, at the age of 15

but the other day, some kids outside the supermarket where whining on my to buy them ciggarettes, (you have to be 18)

"what?" i said, they repeated the question, "come on!" they said "just because you are in your 20`s, doesnt mean you have to be a moral guardian"

I was stunned, "err... I`m 15" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

they looked at me with a funny eye, then the oldest looking said:"arh, forget it guys, this idiot wont help us anyways, lets go ask that old woman"



I went into the store, bought a can of cola, and
went home to play il-2



turns out the guys where 14
it felt wierd
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

ImpStarDuece
04-30-2005, 06:51 PM
"Your only as old as the woman you feel."

I'm 25 now but I guess the above makes me 21!

Bsnakeman
04-30-2005, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Woof603:
I've reached 75 and it's a great age to be. From here on out it's just a cakewalk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Seems that we broke the sound ( aging ) barrier at (19)47 yo so now you're doing a smooth Mach 3+ in the open blue yonder ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Best,

Bsnakeman
04-30-2005, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by BSS_CUDA:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bsnakeman:
Other day I was in the metro, rush hour, and while standing a very good looking woman in her late 20's stared at me smiling. I've thougth: "Wow, she's cute and smiling at me!" I returned smiling and her smile just went bigger and nicer and I've thougth:" Hummm, some action will come tonigth, yeah !!! "
Suddenly she stood up and came to me and said " Sir, would you like to have a seat ? " !!! I just wanted to die !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif At my 52 years young I felt so old !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Best,

LORDY just shoot me in the head if that ever happens to me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif its bad enough at 44 my kids remind me daily of how old I am. IL2 keeps me young tho. must be that old age and treachery thing starting to kick in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Can you lend me your loaded gun ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Best,

LW_Icarus
04-30-2005, 08:03 PM
a little while ago I was at a friend of mines house, his wife asked my age and when I said "36" she said "OH!, I would've never guessed you were that OLD."

so is this a compliment or...? I don't really see myself as old, I am still single no kids so I only have a few things to tie me down, but I know Im not a youngster anymore either.

LuckyBoy1
04-30-2005, 08:30 PM
Yeah, there was a time when women would say I looked good, but now, they qualify it with that "for your age" thing!...

"Your only as old as the woman you feel."

Yeah, I like that one, but for me, I think a younger woman might just kill me because I can hardly keep up with my wife's needs and she's 50 years old!

Hey Dubbo, don't feel bad. I was late for an appointment last week because I couldn't find my car keys... I finally found them... in my right hand! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

han freak solo
04-30-2005, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
"Your only as old as the woman you feel."

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I think I'll go feel 33 tonight! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

PBNA-Boosher
04-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by LuckyBoy1:
T_O_A_D, my daughter unfortunately is quite a looker... to the point where the boys are really a bunch of pests. Still, when she was 16, she cried because only 14 guys asked her to the prom. I told her that sounded pretty good and she began to cry and told me I didn't understand. Finally, my wife explained it to me. My wife said...

Yes, it was 14 boys, but they were the wrong 14 boys.

I asked why they were wrong and she said I was to blame! Geeze, just because I make a point of showing all her new boyfriends my aluminum baseball bat. I really like that bat. I explain to the young man that you just keep swinging 'till it pings! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Is it my fault I droll a little while I show the bat to the kid?!!! You'd think my wife would learn to appreciate my interest in young people! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Ah, funny story. I didn't go to my prom this year, couldn't see the reason for me to go, but one of my friends was held at gunpoint by his date's Dad. He showed me the pictures.

Bearcat99
04-30-2005, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by InyerEye:
If i had as many posts as Bearcat,I would feel old.
I didnt think these forums were around that long ago.I mean,It must have taken yyyears to get that many frikin posts. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hey kid.... 2002 is not that long ago.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOAD!!!!!!!</span>

Te_Vigo
04-30-2005, 10:09 PM
Male middle age crisis is basically...
Do I go for the 19yo nubile or the 40yo honey?

Old is as old as you feel

knightflyte
04-30-2005, 11:05 PM
You know the elevator response of the....
ooooops...Oh dang, wrong topic.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I feel so old.

Ankanor
05-01-2005, 02:05 AM
LOL, TOAD, Nice tactics with the bat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif My father used to show my sister's new friends his favourite items : a turkish scimitar, a French cavalry sword, Bayonets, hunting knives and the occasional spearhead and above them the horns of a deer he presumably http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif killed with one of the knives He said it was a test for a real man. Most of them did not qualify http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

I am close to 22, but I have issues. . Last week In the supermarket an old lady said to me "But you can't buy this! It's illegal" pointing at my beer(drinking is legal at 18 here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) But the best(or worst part) of it all was talking to a 24 year old and her saying "I am not dating teenagers. When I answered "neither am I" she went "BUT YOU ARE 16!!!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Monson74
05-01-2005, 08:16 AM
I am now everything I hated & never wanted to be when I was 16-17 years old: I have settled on a career, I have settled with a woman & I have settled in my mind... & I love it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

OldMan____
05-01-2005, 08:24 AM
Well I have grey hair since I was 2 years old... now it is 60% white.. rest is black.


At least when I get to 40 I wont look in mirror and say " MY GOD.. a grey hair.. I AM GETTING OLD!!" So I willl skyp middle age crisis http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LStarosta
05-01-2005, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by Ankanor:
LOL, TOAD, Nice tactics with the bat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif My father used to show my sister's new friends his favourite items : a turkish scimitar, a French cavalry sword, Bayonets, hunting knives and the occasional spearhead and above them the horns of a deer he presumably http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif killed with one of the knives He said it was a test for a real man. Most of them did not qualify http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

I am close to 22, but I have issues. . Last week In the supermarket an old lady said to me "But you can't buy this! It's illegal" pointing at my beer(drinking is legal at 18 here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) But the best(or worst part) of it all was talking to a 24 year old and her saying "I am not dating teenagers. When I answered "neither am I" she went "BUT YOU ARE 16!!!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif


Oh man, that sucks the big one.

As of late people overestimate my age. It's sort of flattering actually.

It's funny how when you're younger, you're flattered when people think you're older, and when you're older, you're flattered when people think you're younger.

On a related note, when I join the Air Force and they make me a bomber/tanker/cargo pilot... or even worse, a bombardier or navigator, I seriously will consider suicide/Canada.

InyerEye
05-01-2005, 10:28 AM
Quote from Bearcat99-Hey kid.... 2002 is not that long ago.

J/K,I'm no spring chicken myself. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif 38?! next month,but my wife tells me I'm really immature.So I'm OK with it!

CAPT_COTTON
05-01-2005, 11:18 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Old is when you get to the last post and cant remember how to get back to forums http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

At 62 everyone born before 42 are old men,everyone after 42 are kids http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Lets see am i spossed to hit Post Now or the X up top HELP! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Clan_Graham
05-01-2005, 11:28 AM
Here's one for you.....

The other day I was on a job site working away and I had my truck radio turned on to a classic rock station.
One of the young whipper-snappers at work walked by as Robert Plant was belting out "Black Dog".
"Hey," he says, "I've heard this dude before. That's that Ed Zepplin guy, right? He's pretty good."
Naturally I replied, "Ya, that's him. He had a band called Blue Oyster Cult for a while with two other guys named Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jethro Tull. They had a couple of good albums but they broke up when a chick named Yoko Ono started messing with Jethro's head."

The next song that came on the radio was by Pink Floyd.
I just held my tongue.

Capt_Pepper
05-01-2005, 11:54 AM
Funny the things that stick that do make you feel old€¦€¦
Never felt old when I started losing my hair about 5 years ago. Never felt old when I started to have mandatory visits to the Dr. for age related maladies. Never felt old lugging big amps and PA equipment up and down stairways at the wee hours to play 60€s R & R and R & B in a band (finally had to quit last year.)
Never felt old when sending the kids off to college (oldest just graduated, four to go.) Never felt old from the physical aspects while building my house a few years ago. During that year, I went up and down more ladders, made more contortionist-type movements resulting in aches, pains, cuts and bruises in places I didn€t know I had. I was okay with all that.

Then one day I was standing by the water cooler at work. A €œWings€ song was playing on the radio in the background. Two young girls in their 20€s were chatting and one says to the other, €œDid you know Paul McCartney used to play in a band before Wings?€

Another was last year on one of my final gigs playing a Motown set. A very cute girl (early 30€s I would guess) from the audience had been eyeing me most the night€¦..Of course I€m allowing myself to fantasize about the what-if's. Afterward, she comes up and says to me, €œExcuse me, Sir...that was great music!! You look familiar to me....Is your name Mr. So-and-So? From old family photos I€ve seen, I think you used to play in a band with my GRANDparents in the 40€s.€ After politely telling her I hadn€t even been born yet, I packed up my gear and drove home. Pulling into the driveway as the sun was coming up....I felt about 150.

BTW........Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOAD!!!!! You're one of the best in the community.

NorrisMcWhirter
05-01-2005, 12:19 PM
You know your life is over when you finally purchase a garden strimmer.

Norris

tsisqua
05-01-2005, 12:44 PM
I'll finally be old when I can't do this anymore . . .
http://server3.uploadit.org/files/tsisqua-100_1352.JPG

Then you can just go ahead and shoot me . . . or shovel dirt in my grave, 'cause I'll be dead.


Tsisqua

HerrGraf
05-01-2005, 01:31 PM
Old age is a relative thing. Some consider ones self old when the memory starts to go, or when one has more hair in their ears and nose than on top of their head. I believe that old age is when you hear all the music that you listened to as a teenager being played on the Musak station in the elevator.
In anceint times, because of the slow change in technology, old was when one was physically incapable of doing what they used to do. With the rapid change of technology in modern times, what someone experiences today and what will be experienced ten years from now will be totally different. This can make one feel old prematurely. I personally do not perceve a 1995 car to be "old".

Bsnakeman
05-01-2005, 03:59 PM
...but my wife tells me I'm really immature.So I'm OK with it!

They always say that when loosing the argue !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

LuckyBoy1
05-01-2005, 04:16 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/Luckyboy1/geraid.jpg

horseback
05-02-2005, 11:36 AM
For me, I began to realize that I was getting 'old' when my waistline exceeded my inseam and those sexy white streaks in my beard had taken over the whole bloody thing. I'm also no longer able to figure out the general age group of young women between 14 and 35 (I used to be able to accurately estimate any female's age within 6 months with some consistancy, allowing me to avoid the ones who used to think Andy Gibb was cute-too young- and those who had thought that Elvis was cool-too old). No more.

Ahh, well. I can still have fun, doing what I love-if I could just remember what is was...

cheers

horseback

Aaron_GT
05-02-2005, 01:31 PM
You are old when you have to ask your grandchildren to help setting the VCR/DVD recorder/whatever.

SDC_WOODY
05-03-2005, 07:02 AM
I'm 57 and glad I made it. I can finally afford the games and equiptment to run them. My 11 year old is my best friend and we both fly and fight together. He keeps my humble........