Monday, July 30, 2007

How’ll you know?

You’ll know you’re becoming an old fart when you begin to ______?_____

38 Comments:

Blogger Blueberry said...

...think maybe joining AARP might be a good idea after all.

(side note: my word verification was "labia". What are the chances of that?

July 30, 2007 3:51 AM  
Blogger Wren said...

You're having a conversation with colleagues at work and none of them were alive when the important milestones in your life occurred.

You double the average age of technology users any time you log on to an online service.

"You don't look a day over 50" is taken as a compliment.

July 30, 2007 4:17 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

You begin to think that no one around you in important positions (doctor, lawyer, etc.)is even old enough to drive.

July 30, 2007 4:45 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

When you begin to FORGET......ummm...something!

July 30, 2007 5:15 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

...when you'll actually think of commenting about when you know you're becoming old.

July 30, 2007 5:33 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Forget what you are doing.

July 30, 2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Umm, I dunno. Maybe when you age and begin to have a lot of gaseous events? Now, if it's forgetting stuff, then Alberto G., is prolly ready for the old folks home.

July 30, 2007 5:57 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

when you don't really care if you wear a bra......when no one at work remembers before there was a bush OR a clinton in the white house .....when you begin to feel like 9 p.m. is 'late'.

July 30, 2007 6:08 AM  
Blogger Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

1."When you begin to ask for senior discounts and muse about the good old days?"

2."When you start sleeping through sex and forgetting your teeth on the night table?"

3. "When you realize you can't read blogs with black backgrounds!!!!!"

July 30, 2007 6:26 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

when you body starts to have more aches and pains.

July 30, 2007 6:27 AM  
Blogger Time said...

When the best part of your day is a good bowel movement.

July 30, 2007 6:33 AM  
Anonymous KathyR said...

Never, dammit.

July 30, 2007 6:33 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

When comparing health care plans is dinner conversation with friends.

July 30, 2007 6:46 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

When comparing "internal" movements is dinner conversation with friends ;)

When your childhood is considered America's long lost golden age.

When your waking sight is out of a Monet painting, and you don't remember to put on your glasses.

July 30, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger roger said...

most of the above. i don't have a workplace anymore, and my bowels work just fine, but i do have aches and pains, i forget things, and any injury takes a long time to heal. oh, and i never wore a bra, so don't have that to give up. was there something else? probably.

July 30, 2007 6:57 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

when your kids talk about music you've never even heard of and you realize that a new music culture is afoot. Also, you use the word afoot.

July 30, 2007 7:17 AM  
Blogger Katharine said...

When you dance in your seat on car trips while listening to your "best of" the '70s and '80s CDs and your kids think you're dorky ... but they don't know what "dorky" means.

July 30, 2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

When you complain about the kids doing the same thing you used to do when you were that age.

July 30, 2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger American Scot said...

When you say "do you remember that song, by what his name? You know the one that goes..."

July 30, 2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger Gort said...

...you can't stand the kids music and your idea of a good time is a lawnmower and a six pack.

July 30, 2007 9:17 AM  
Anonymous momadness said...

Look at the younger generation and think the same things about them that our parents thought of us (late 60s and early 70s). My husband does this; I DO NOT, and vowed a long time ago that I never would. I guess my flagging energy level more than anything else qualifies me for old fart league.

July 30, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

When you look at the list of birthdays in the newspaper each day and don't recognize a single person under the age of 40, sometimes 50. Yet, I refuse to be a "geezer."

July 30, 2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger DoctorBoogaloo said...

...enjoy your prostate exams because of the human contact.

July 30, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

When you go to the doctors office and the doctor looks like could be one of your grandchildren.
Or when your digestive system becomes quite important, more important than sex!

July 30, 2007 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...get possessive of the toys, fashion, music, fads of your childhood from being enjoyed by the teenagers of today.

July 30, 2007 11:54 AM  
Blogger TheCultureGhost said...

Never. Having resisted becoming an "adult" for as long as I have, I refuse to do this whole aging thing.

July 30, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Well, the mind is the second thing to go.

I forget what the first is.

July 30, 2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

Bifocals?

When you get carded for your Sam Adams at the grocery store, and when the cashier looks at your DL, her eyes bug out of her head and she busts out laughing.

July 30, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

I've gotta link you at my new place. I'm tired of navigating through your profile via comments....

July 30, 2007 1:53 PM  
Blogger Joni said...

When the kids you babysat as a teen are married and have kids. Argh!

July 30, 2007 2:51 PM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

When you pee and sneeze without wanting to!!! LOL....................

July 30, 2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger Dizzy Dezzi said...

When you view Depends commercials as informative as you used to view Playtex ads and when a commercial for Beano is a "reminder" to pick some up.

I still listen to that "hippety-hoppety" music that the young'uns listen to because when it comes to old age, I will live in denial so long as the young bucks are making passes at me :)

July 30, 2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

When you begin to daydream about retirement.

When a night on the town is the early bird special at the diner and a movie, and you're home by 9:00. And you can't stop yawning all the way home.

July 30, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Cop to the fact that you're reacting to things as your dad did, i.e., wishing you'd stockpiled some of those clothing items, such as shoes or underwear, since no one makes them any more...
Or you start observing aloud that you wish stuff wouldn't wear out so fast, "They dont' make 'em like they used to"...
Seriously, my good old conservative dad makes a whole lot more sense to me lately.

July 30, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

It all boggles the mind so...everything above applies.

July 30, 2007 8:13 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

When you're already a member of AARP and actually find that their magazine is the one magazine that has nothing but articles that are amazingly relevant to your life and you look forward to reading it cover to cover.

July 30, 2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Also? When you and your friends get together and the subject of conversation is what medications you're on and how high your cholesterol/blood pressure are.

July 30, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

all of the above.

but,

i'm still kicking-just not as high as i used to! ; )

p.s. i come from the "never trust anyone over 30" generation and now my kid is 34!

August 01, 2007 10:56 AM  

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