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Chin Hairs and Other Weird Stuff - A Funny Look at Obscure Signs to Know When You're Approaching Fifty

Updated on April 3, 2015
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Is your hair turning gray? Do your knees ache when you sit down? Has hair started growing out of your ears? Are you getting wrinkles? These are all pretty obvious signs that remind you that you aren't getting any younger. There are many more indicators, but they aren't nearly as obvious.

I turned 47 years old a little while ago. 47...phew. How the heck did that happen? Wait a minute...that means that I'm going to be 50 in 3 years. That can't be right. My daughter will be 12 when I turn fifty. Do 50 year olds have 12 year old kids? I can't be this old. I still act like a goofy kid when I go visit my parents. Of course, I do go visit them in their apartment in a retirement community. Maybe that should be a clue that I am getting up there in age. When I get together with my brother, we behave like school delinquents. I can't possibly be almost fifty...I have dance moves that put young women to shame (well at least I think so).

Thinking about it, I should have noticed the signs earlier. They've been coming on slowly and I probably didn't want to admit what they meant. Maybe I didn't want to notice in hopes that they would go away.

Whatever the reason for my denial, it's all there for everyone to see now. Well it's all there to see, except for my gray hair. That has been expertly disguised to look like my sun kissed locks from days gone by. So, with the goal of helping all of you determine if you are getting close to turning 50, I've composed this handy dandy guide. I hope it helps!

*Please note that this article is for entertainment purposes only. In all seriousness, if you notice any changes in your body, you should consult a physician.*

OK - So may be I don't have this many errant hairs, but sometimes it feels like it!
OK - So may be I don't have this many errant hairs, but sometimes it feels like it! | Source

You might see chin hairs...yuck!

A couple of years ago I noticed a stray hair on my chin. Every once in a while I'd grab my tweezers and yank it out. I didn't think much of it at the time. Then, slowly but surely, I noticed more on my chin and a few on my neck. Seriously...my neck? Where did they come from? They weren't even the nice blonde peach fuzz hairs I always had on my face. These were wiry dark things. Fast forward a couple of years and it's gotten to the point that I have to pluck these wayward hairs every week and what really blows my mind is that they seem to grow back overnight. Even my "moustache", which was barely visible at one time, now provides a nice dark contrast to my pale upper lip. Adding insult to injury, I've recently noticed an eyebrow hair that is about double the length of all of the others and sticks straight up. Upon further eyebrow inspection I have discovered loads of gray eyebrow hairs. Holy moly, I can't catch a break. At this rate, I'm going to have to get up half an hour earlier every day to pluck stray hairs so I don't end up looking like Sasquatch!

One thing that makes me feel a little bit better is that my husband, who's the same age as me, has sprouted so much hair on his back it looks like he's wearing a woolen sweater.

Bottom line...Make sure you check your face for these mystery hairs. It's a sure sign that fifty is just around the corner.

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Chicken fat arms begin to appear

Your body changes throughout your life, but things really start going south (literally!) in your forties. At least that's when it started with me. I've always been on the chunky side, losing weight, then gaining it back, so weight change is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the dreaded chicken fat arm. You know, that floppy skin that hangs down under your upper arms and waves like a flag when you shake your arms. My arms have never been stellar, but they never kept waving long after I had stopped. I didn't notice this change until a few months ago and I do not like it one bit. The only benefit that comes from this calamity is that the local sporting goods store made a few bucks off of me when I went and bought dumbbells. Now I just need to use them.

Keep a close eye on your arms. That flabby chicken fat creeps up on you like a cat in the night. Maybe I'll add push ups to my non existent daily regimen. Hmmm.

Wear your sunscreen!
Wear your sunscreen! | Source

Funky body spots start popping up everywhere

I don't know if everyone approaching the big 5-0 has this problem so this section is dedicated to all those 1960s babies who were told that baby oil was ok to use as sunscreen. It wasn't and I'm paying for it now. I have spots, bumps and skin tags all over my body. Even during the dead of winter when I look like a vampire, you can still see the outline of a bathing suit, except that the bathing suit is pearly unblemished white skin and the exposed skin is shades darker because of all of my sunspots. Over the last 5 years I've had lots of spots removed and I go back every year to get a skin check. I'm your classic case study of what NOT to do when tanning. Any sunscreen with an SPF higher than 4 used to be my kryptonite. Now anything lower than SPF 30 fits that moniker.

If you don't have any spots or bumps already, you're probably going to get some.

*All joking aside, get skin spots checked by a doctor and wear sunscreen, protective clothing and a hat. It will be worth it in the long run.*

You find yourself singing to muzak

Strolling through the shampoo section at the local drugstore the other day I found myself doing a little hip shaking and singing along to the Muzak song that was playing. If you don't already know, Muzak is that instrumental music that gets piped into elevators and stores, but back to my story. It wasn't even a great song...some Barry Manilow number that was a big hit way back when. Turning around, there was the teenage stock clerk with a silent smirk on his face. Mortified, I grabbed the nearest bottle of candy pink conditioner and hustled down the aisle. To add insult to injury, as I was checking out, on came a Muzak version of an Eric Clapton song. Come on...Eric Clapton on Muzak. Jeez, I am getting old.

I hate to tell you this, but when you start recognizing songs from your youth being piped in to your local pharmacy, you are getting close to 50.

This photo was dated 1969 by the photographer, but that outfit could fit right in today (minus the headband).
This photo was dated 1969 by the photographer, but that outfit could fit right in today (minus the headband). | Source

Your old clothes start to become new again

I love getting fashion catalogs. All the latest styles are modelled elegantly by women that weigh about 95 pounds. Yeah, like I'm sure that slinky crop top is going to fit me just like it fits her. Well a few years ago I started noticing that some of the clothes and shoes these waifs were modeling looked familiar. Ah, how I loved those rock hard clogs I used to wear around high school, twisting my ankle at every other step. I had the bellbottoms too. Of course now they are now known as boot cut jeans. Had I known these things would come back in style I would have ignored my rule of getting rid of any clothing item that I haven't worn in 2 years. They wouldn't have fit, but I could have made a fortune on ebay.

A sure sign that the aging process has begun is when you start seeing styles you wore when they were first introduced way back when.

You've started watching the weather channel

I never used to care about the weather. If it was going to rain, then bring it on. Weather never stopped me. Now I find myself checking the Weather Channel or my fancy phone weather app to see hour by hour updates. God forbid it's predicted to start snowing when I run out for my morning coffee. I'll probably never make it home from the gas station that's 5 minutes away.

The way I knew I was getting close to the big 5-0 is that I started watching the Weather Channel with my father-in-law and we started discussing the forecast. Yeesh...

Might as well beat the crowds and save a little money.
Might as well beat the crowds and save a little money. | Source

You're hitting the early bird specials

I am really embarrassed to admit this, but I've noticed lately that my husband and I go to dinner a lot earlier than we used to. We find ourselves checking the clock, knowing that a popular restaurant gets busy pretty early. We don't want to get caught up in that line so we head out around 4pm. We've started noticing that some places offer discounts at that time and you don't even have to be a senior. Not too shabby.

Keep an eye on the clock. If you notice you are heading out the door for your monthly big night out at 3pm, then fifty is right around the corner.

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Turning fifty Isn't so bad

Now that you know a few of the more obscure things to look for to see if you are aging, take a look at yourself and see if you can spot any signs. Once you've found them it will be time to try to do something about it. You can go out and spend lots of money trying to turn back the clock or, better yet, Get Over It!

Come to think of it, nearing 50 really hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. I'm thankful I have a terrific family and my health. Check back with me on my fiftieth birthday and I might not be quite so optimistic!

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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very funny hub! The Weather Channel had me laughing the hardest. Great job my friend; I'm right there with you, only older.

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Oh my word, some of this rings very true. I get seriously depressed when the angry punk music of my youth is now background music on TV ads. On the other hand, I get quite nostalgic about music that I hated when I was younger. And dinner is definitely eaten earlier than ever before. Oh dear, I can almost feel a hair sprouting on my chin - off to watch the weather forecast!

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      Susan Keeping 5 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I'm 55 and I got 5 out of 5 on the test. I have to say, my chicken arms aren't so bad since I started working out 3 times a week.

      I agree with you Judi, I hate it when songs from the 60s and 70s and 80s are used in commercials.

      My chin hairs and neck hairs get plucked...and even shaved... every once in a while. I notice I can feel several on my chin tonight.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Glad you liked it billybuc! I hope the weather doesn't interfere with any upcoming plans!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks Judi - You better go check in the mirror and see if any have sprouted!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      I guess I better get my hand weights out uninvited! Thanks for the comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The eating dinner at 3 in the afternoon is definitely me. Cute Hub!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks rebecca!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      It gets worse. Eyebrows start to thin, hair thins and my friends eyebrows even turned grey and stick out like an old man. She has to dye them and cut them.

      I told my daughter if I end up in the hospital she better come and pluck my stray strange hairs.

      Enjoyed your interesting hub. Voted Up and share.

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      Just History 5 years ago from England

      And for ladies it is even worse with the dreaded menapause- on the brighter side you are not the only 50 yr old with a 12 yr od- my husband was 50 when our youngest was born and it has really kept him young- it has to he will have to work til he is 70 to support the boy!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I got a head start with a small area of chin hair beginning at age 23 and I hated the bristly feeling! After pulling it out for some time, it finally stopped reappearing. Having sprained a knee on a trampoline at age 19, it would lock up (painlessly) every time I sat down for 20 years before it was totally healed. I hope these types of things never happen again!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Oh moonlake - that doesn't sound good. I'm going to have to be more vigilant. Thanks for the comment!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Just History - more weird things to look forward to! Interestingly, there are a couple of parents in my daughter's school that are older than me. That is almost reassuring! Thanks for the comment!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Patty - The knee doesn't sound good at all. I hope they don't happen to you again either. Thanks for the comment!

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Funny, and I'm laughing now, but in a few years I probably don't. :) I'd better start exercise all muscles I have and save my clothes for later. Voted up!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hahahahahaha! I'm well past that marker and I can tell you that it is just about all true. Chin hairs become a daily plucking job. The arms...well just put it this way...buying sleeveless dresses is out. Getting senior citizen discounts...that part is nice. Grey hair...check! Hair thinning...I keep calling it a cowlick in the back of my head. Of course I didn't notice it when I was in my 20's, 30's, or 40's or even 50's. Could it be that I am paying more attention now to the back of my head? Hmmm..... Knees...well, let's put it this way...I'm so glad I did the hiking and climbing and scrambling over rocks when I was younger. Tree climbing is a fond memory. Memory...darn!...now what was I going to say? Oh yes, I remember! Voting this up, funny and definitely sharing with my followers. Thanks for the smiles.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      So spooky - it's as though you were writing about me!!!

      I have laughed so much - the long eyebrow sticking up, yes I have a couple of those, not a pretty sight, also they are turning grey, so naturally I pluck them out - I don't have much eyebrow left now.....

      In fact I spend a lot of time in front of the mirror plucking, I really ought to throw the tweezers away!

      Loved this hub, fantastic writing - voting up and shared.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      I am familiar with all the things you write about here, sadly enough! The hardest part is that the sight is getting worse which makes the plucking so much harder, or maybe it is a relief because otherwise I would be standing for ages in front of the mirror:) But seriously, I don't see the point in this increased hair grown in new places on the body with age and that is strange because everything in nature normally has a meaning or a purpose! Thanks for a fantastic hub, I loved it!

      Tina

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      jennzie 5 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      Haha I'll have to look out for these signs when I turn 50 (a few decades from now), though I'm already starting to develop those chicken fat arms! Better start working out.

      Voted up and of course funny, as well as shared.

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      Cristale 5 years ago from Florida

      This is interesting. And I made a hub about turning 30being dreadful and terrible, check it out.This makes me feel a little better :)

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      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      Haha, thanks for the tips on determining whether I'm approaching 50. Great for folks who don't wnt to do math. Remember when we were kids, if someone asked us our age we'd shout it at them right away? But now we have to stop and remember. Or even calculate.

      Anyway, you've inspired me. I want to do an article of my own now, something like "10 signs you're 50 and products to help you obliterate them."

      Or maybe, "10 great things about turning 50." If I can think of 10....Hmm...You get to join AARP. Okay, nine more to think up and I can start writing.

      Great Hub!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much Made! I'm glad you liked it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Peggy W - Very funny! I need to start doing all the hiking I ever dreamed of now. I haven't worn sleeveless dresses in a while. Thanks for the visit!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much Movie Master! It's a bit scary how similar people can be, but intriguing at the same time. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks for your visit thoughtforce! I really don't see a point in increased hair either.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much jennzie! Lucky you have quite a few years before you have to start worrying!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Cristale - Thanks for the visit. I'll have to check it out. Of course it will be wishful thinking for me.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Good Luck with your 9 ideas! I didn't even think about AARP yet. I'll have to keep looking in the mail. Thanks for the nice comment Chris!

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      susiebrown48 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      Oh did I need this! I turn 48 in 3 days! I literally LOL'd reading your article. Well written, very funny and oh so close to home. Blissfully my eye site is worse now so I can't see the wrinkles or chin hairs so well!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for your nice comments. Hopefully you don't have all the signs yet!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh, the things to look forward to. I am approaching 40 and not looking forward to it.. at all. I am going to invest in some Nair. Great list with some fun humor.

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      Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the heads up! I'm nearing 50 too and it's time I started paying attention. :D

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      tammy - Thanks for the visit. You have a few years to go and I like the Nair idea!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Hi Feline - Thanks for your comment. Keep vigilant.

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      toomuchmint 5 years ago

      Hilarious hub! I never realized how much biceps look like chicken wings. Voted up and funny!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much tomuchmint! I'm glad you liked it.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a funny tone you use in this article! I think of conversations with my mom about my dad's growing hairs in his ears LOL. I vote funny and sharing too!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I am a little concerned.... what if you can relate to all of this at the age of 36? To top it all off, I not only watch the Weather Channel, I have a favorite Weather Channel song. I will have the Weather Channel on and if my song comes on, I have been know to say, "Turn it up! That is my jam!" Oh dear!

      Fun hub and voted up! :-)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks Christy! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Jeannie - Nothing to worry about. You just have more time to deal with it! Thanks for the visit.

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      Tara Carbery 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Wahhhhhh! This made me laugh and panic at the same time! I'm 40 in a couple of weeks and feeling all nostalgic about my youth. I've not had to reach for the tweezers yet thankfully! My bingo wings will emerge soon if I don't start heading for the gym a bit more!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Oh that's a big birthday! No need to panic yet! Thanks for the comment.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Oh so funny! lol! when I stopped laughing, and believe me it took a while! I had to think, what do I have that shows my age? I am 53, so past that horrible age! I do not have the chicken arm things though, I do push ups every day, and no I don't mean I am clambering out of bed! lol! I do them against the top of the stair rail, so I am fine in that department, mind you the hairs on my chinny chin chin do tend to sprout! and my face looks different because, one, I have a thyroid problem, and two, yes I now look like my mother! haha!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Good for you and the pushups. I really need to start doing those! Thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      A great article! I enjoyed reading this ever so much. Your delightful narrating was the reason for this. Thank you.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much QudsiaP1. I appreciate the comment.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      This was such a funny article, you had me laughing a lot!....And, it made me laugh so much, because I have just passed that mark a few years ago, and yes.....there are many changes like needing reading glasses...I've worn those for several years now... and yes, more wrinkles and gray hair coming in....but interestingly not in my eyebrows....and I cover the gray now & have done that for awhile. My sister, who is a few years younger than me, is now finding these things happening to her too, so we just laugh at it all, after all, it's just a number and I am still the same goofball I've always been, I still feel like a kid, but I have to admit, it took some getting used to being over 50.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it oceansider! I got my reading glasses around 40 so I've had them for a while. Thanks for the visit!

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      A very funny hub....I am 45 so I realize that 50 is right around the corner for me as well. I am a blonde haired person...and all my life I wanted to grow a beard that people could see at least three feet away....well it never happened as my blonde hair appeared to be invisible....but now that my beard hair is coming in gray....and it is no problem for people to see my beard...so I of course make sure I am cleaned shaven now.....so in my case I can finally grow a beard, it is just about 20 years to late...lol.

      Also another problem is having to watch the food that I eat....how did I reach this point in my life.....I used to eat pizza and drink soda everyday....now that diet would kill me.

      Lots of great thoughts in your hub....that was a fun and interesting hub to read...voted up and funny and awesome.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much Cogerson! I didn't even touch on food. Antacids are more commonplace for me now.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Too funny and too true! Being past that venerable age of 50 I can related to everything you've written. I'm not sure which one bothers me more...I think its the arm thing because like you, the exercise regime just doesn't seem to get started!

      Great, funny read. Voted up, funny and awesome.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Thanks so much tillsontitan! Hopefully more signs don't start popping up too soon! Have a great day!

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      hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

      This reminds of the Rolling Stone's song: "What a drag it is getting old.." My knees make noises when I walk down stairs. I'm only 40. Even though I hate getting old, I enjoyed this hub!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Thanks so much hecate!

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      You and I are the same age, but I scored 30% on the quiz, thank God. I do have all those weird stray hair issues (what is it with the super long eyebrow hair, anyway?) but I just can't bring myself to eat dinner before a respectable 8:00! Fun hub.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Hi Deborah. Thanks for the comments. The hair seems to only get worse and I'm usually asleep by 9:30 so 8 is way too late for me!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi GTF. I am nearer 60 than 50 now...OMG it looks far worse written down . I do have all the signs you so accurately pointed out...but now much worse, and the chicken wing arms not only go baggy but also wrinkly with time. The good thing is your eyesight also starts to go, so you stop noticing too much, and you also get to the point where you don´t really care too much either. Great hub, very honest and funny too.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Oh bac2basics....my eyesight is already going too, but for some reason I have perfect vision when looking for these aging signs! Thanks for the visit!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting, funny and oh, so true! Aging is a fact and each day is a new discovery. Enjoyed the hub GTW.

      Voted up and funny.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Thanks rajan! You're right. Each day is a new discovery, some good, some not so good. Thanks for the comments.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I love this hub! I can relate to every aspect of it but the one that literally cracked me up is the chin hair. I've been fighting it for the past year and thinking it was only me. You have given me my freedom! lol

      You are an awesome writer Glimmer Twin Fan and I will become a loyal follower. Keep writing. It is your gift.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Wow lrc! Thanks so much for your nice comments. I appreciate them. Keep those tweezers handy! I think I grew a couple more since I started on hubpages.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      lol...I have a pair sitting by my keyboard. I can pluch now without even using a mirror.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is awesome! I can so relate! Chin hairs, OMG! My Sunday night ritual, painting my toe nails and plucking my chin hairs! Don't tell my kids!!! Glad to see I'm not the only one. Voting this up and more! :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Thanks so much sgbrown! I just found a couple more hairs this morning and I'm not happy. I promise I won't tell your kids if you don't tell my daughter!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Cute, cute. I have surpassed these milestones now by ten plus 4 years. And the gray hair..I tell everyone I meet that i have earned each hair. We can so relate to each of the hoops we must jump through if we are able to jump that is. love this :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      It's amazing how there seem to be more hoops to jump through every year that goes by! I'm glad you enjoyed this. It was fun to write. Thanks for the comments.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for providing this list and handy dandy quiz to help me determine my age, since I seem to keep forgetting and have to do the math every time. I have to say, this is probably the first time that I was embarrassed to get a 100 on a quiz! Voted up and funny.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Hi Millionaire - I hope the quiz helped! Sadly, since I wrote this I even more chin hairs. Agh...what is a girl to do. Thanks for commenting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      What a fantastic hub. I sure enjoyed reading this.

      Voted up.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Thanks rajan - I had a fun time writing this one.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Loved this !!! As I read I nodded and said 'check' as I can identify with so many of these....

      And I turned 50, 15 years ago...it really is true...time flies when you are having a good time :)

      Have a lovely evening Angels are on the way :)ps

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I just had to do some facial maintenance this morning! Glad you enjoyed the hub. Scary how we all seem to experience the same sort of things. Have a great day.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      I am fifty today...no comment :o)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This hub was written 10 months ago which means you are now only two years away from chin hairs and aching knees. Haha! I'll be there a lot sooner than you...as James Brown sings "I feel good..."

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Oh, yes! These are the first signs of aging. Chin hairs and chicken arms...lets not talk about it! But at my age you 50 year olds are just young whipper-snappers!

      Enjoy your 50th when it rolls around, and go ahead and sing to the Muzak. You'll always be young at heart!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Thanks Jools - Happy belated birthday. Hope it was good and you didn't worry all these signs too much! :-)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Hi Sunshine - I just noticed a couple more stray chin hairs this morning. That is going to be a long 2 years before I hit the big 5-0. Have a great sunny day!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Ha Stephanie - I think that 50 is the new 30, at least that is what I like to think. My 10 year old daughter keeps me young too. Thanks for reading.

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