I just recently hit 18, and... it's really feeling no different than any other age so far, haha. I still sit on the couch and watch cartoons whilst eating those colorful frozen popsicle stick-things, and my 21 y/o boyfriend plays video games all day. Feels good still being young enough to not have to worry too much
I was in Walmart last week and the checker said "Thank you, young man".
Because I was afraid this error would unbalance the universe and destroy us all, when I went next to Hannaford's, I tried to convince my young checker to say "Here's your receipt, you old geezer", but she would not. I explained the dire portent of her refusal, but she just laughed.
I'm not sure what I should do next. Do you think if I had called that young checker an old buzzard that harmony would have been restored? Or should I go back to Walmart and show my driver's license to the checker who caused this mess? That may not work, because her eyesight must be very bad..
My hubby, poor guy, wears a beard that is mostly gray (he's 41)... After I had Lily, he had gone home and came back in to a new shift of nurses. The nurse came in, looked at him holding her and said to Lily "Awww, did grandpa come to see you?" I laughed for weeks.
A couple of months later as we were going through the check-out at the grocery store the checker asked him if he had a senor discount card. I swear to God he almost cried.
Personally, I have entered that "somewhere in her thirties" look that is common in Italian women until they are around 45. After that, they look 60 by 46 and 70 by 50.
thanks for the wishes!....i celebrated for the first time in a long time....many folks don't know my bday.....i'm sure they wondered what i was up to...i think they thought i was havin' a good time cuz of the xmas season!
On my 50th birthday, my younger sister told me "Now you can apply for senior's discount at Shoppers Drug Mart." I wanted to slap her silly... but I didn't, I was traumatized. That was years ago... now, I demand a senior's discount.
I am actually 45, however up until, and for several weeks after, my last birthday, I was convinced that I was 44. My mum had to show me my birth certificate to prove this was not the case. Talk about stuck in time.
Something that a lot of people don't realize is that when you "turn 50" you have finished 50 years, when you turn 60-- you have finished 60 and are in your 61st year. It makes sense when you think about a baby being 1 year old-- he has finished living one year.
So, I'm in my 70th and am feeling good. When the Dr. asks me about my medication list, I have to convince him that I don't have one. I must be younger than I think.
Rochelle, you certainly sound so much younger. In my first interactions with you, and especially because of your fabulous sense of humour, I thought you were in your thirties! In all honesty though, I wouldn't put too much store by my comments, especially when you consider that an 81 year old woman has to remind me how old I am. And if you think that's a one off, my marriage certificate shows an incorrect age for me, surprisingly, I was 12 months younger then, too.
I notice that most of the best writers here are in their 40's, 50's and up. But, I agree with Holllie, I find them sounding so much younger. Could it be that writing is better than those facial creams that promise you to be young-looking? Also, in my work, I try to squeeze my free time into writing instead of listening to gossips and worrying about annoying people that will surely get me wrinkled and aged.
Really "old" sounds like "Unngg, my arthritis hurts!" But most writers don’t seem to feel their fingers hurting even if they type away in their computers for say, an hour, because of so many things to write/share.
Don't have enough fingers and toes even if I include four of my friends fingers and toes to figure it out. Best guess would be...Hmmm...in third grade I sat behind Moses...kept trying to talk him out of including that silly fourth commandment,but you know how those religious fanatics are...last I heard he was looking for water somewhere...I guess that's what the big stick was for...freaking alzheimer's kicking in again...Is this the weed thread?
I hear what you're saying, mega1. However, it can be done without the use of props. It's all about your presentation, confidence and ability to keep a straight face. And a little practice helps, too. And remember, you've lost your driver's license.
49?? Really?? You're worried about 49?? Wait 'til you get to months away from "The Big Six O" and see how worried you are about admitting your age. Honestly - I've been in a big "mental crisis" since I hit my most recent birthday. I've been actually afraid to out-and-out say my age, in the hopes people will just kind of think I'm a "generic middle-aged person". Once you say the actual age, people suddenly conjure up images of arthritis and forgetfulness!
S'ok. These young whippersnappers have nothing on us.
Why, I remember the days that we walked sixteen miles to get to the Internet! Web pages were made from papyrus and the alphabet was so new it only went up to N. We couldn't earn more than twenty five dollars a month because the abacus at Google only counted that high. Not only that, but the computer viruses were as big as a horse and the skies were full of 'em.
That Microsoft fella, Bill Gates, was still picking pimples off his nose when I started writing code. And we had to chisel it into rocks, then - no fancy keyboards.
Man, these young kids have got it soft, I tell ya!
I remember the days when I had a Radio Shack "laptop" that only had memory for a couple of hundred words at a time, and that required my sending my stuff over the phone line a cable (and the "cable" was really a string between two tin cans.
I walked 17 miles (and in the fierce and blustery snow, of course) to get to the Internet - and when I got there it turned out there wasn't even an Internet invented at the time. All there was were two empty Green Giant cans and 18 miles worth of string.
oh, heck no, I'm not really 49 - I'm even over 60! I try to joke about it but I make a big deal out of my age all the time and people look at me with bemused indulgence. They don't get why not only the gray hair and wrinkles, but just the fact that I've lived over 60 whole years and have pretty much nada to show for it should make me so frantic! Well, maybe they just aren't aware of their own anxiety about the days passing so fast like one of those old black and white movies where they showed the days of a desk calendar flying away in the wind in order to show the passage of time. Doesn't it really make everyone frantic? Don't we just spend 90% of our time worrying about the passage time? one way or another? being late? being early? Well, I'm sorry to have to enlighten those of you who are blissfully happy with your age and the state of your bodies, among other things. But, its not pretty. That's all I can say. It isn't cute. And there is NO ESCAPE!!! Yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Gee, mega1. "Thanks" for painting such a "lovely" picture of over sixty - just when I'm trying so hard to delude myself into believing that hitting The Big Six O isn't such a bad thing. (I don't think this age thread is all that much fun any more. Think I'll go find a plagiarism thread or something like that. ) ()
Times are a changing, 60 is the new 40. It really is, gone are the slippers, pipe and pinny. In with the internet, and people of all ages communicating, the younger ones benefit so much and the more experienced, also.
That ought to work for you for - oh, I don't know - another 10 years or so; but then you're going to have to turn, maybe, 25 for awhile. I think my new approach is going to be start knocking off a year every time a birthday rolls around. At some point, calling myself "36" too many times is just going to make me seem like a senile old lady.
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