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When did you first truely realize your not the young buck you used to be?


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#61 gtx6970

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

Well said .

 

I still play for 3 different softball teams , still in good shape for the shape I'm in ! Lol !

Played in the Co-Ed Sno Ball Softball Charity Tournament last Saturday with my kids , finished in second place . Laying in bed with Kathie the next morning , I started laughing . She asked me why ? . I said , " How is it possible that even my hair is hurting me this morning ? "

We laid there and laughed like two fools ! What really matters , doesn't mind . What really minds , simply doesn't matter ! Keep moving ! It's harder to hit a moving target ! Lmao !

Oh , one other tidbit .... Some of the tournaments that I play in these days ? They're called Senior Tournaments for some strange reason .... I don't get it !



#62 Draggon

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

All I can say to this is Social Security and senior discounts, Enjoy!  :)

 I love senior discounts. Trouble is that the G/F has issues, and wont let me use it!



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

 I love senior discounts. Trouble is that the G/F has issues, and wont let me use it!

 

I'm old, I'm cranky and I don't give a darn what anyone else thinks anymore!  

 

My wife had a problem when the movie ticket girl automatically gave us senior tickets.. and she's 2 1/2 years older than me.   Me?  I was just happy to have the $4.


Edited by Tom Geiger, 08 February 2013 - 12:00 PM.


#64 sjordan2

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

All the girls I dated at my earlier ages for YEARS, were generally around 25. Now, I could be their father (or grandfather).



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

When I turned 50 and had my stroke. I then realized thing would never really be the same even though I recovered to be almost normal. Still try to do things I used to but it isn't working the same. It now takes up to 4 hours to wash a car the way I used to do it in 1 1/2 hours. Model building is harder but still forge on trying to do the best I can. Can't skate/play hockey/ball etc but wasn't good at it
when I could. You adapt and carry on...Not bitching, feel lucky to be able to do what I do. I can still wheel a car which means lots to me....

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

After having a heart related incident when i was in my late 30's because I didn't take care of myself, so now I try and use my head to deal with aging. Diet,execise,stopped smoking,lost weight. I've seen too many friends have illnesses more serious than me, or worst.....

Alot we can do to slow down the ineivtable.....

Edited by FASTBACK340, 10 February 2013 - 05:24 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

I've spent my entire life in golf.  I've played at basically every level competitively.  In college, I could stay out til 3am, get up the next morning and shoot 68 with a category 10 hangover.  Now if I did that, I'd have to have 48 hours of nothing but sofa time to recover. 

 

And I've noticed at night in bed that flipping thru a model magazine often sounds better than a roll in the hay with the girlfiend.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

All the girls I dated at my earlier ages for YEARS, were generally around 25. Now, I could be their father (or grandfather).

 

When I was 43 my "trophy" girlfriend was 18. Sure an ego booster, but it only took a few months of her wanting to go out at midnight, and me being exhausted after dinner that I realized something was wrong, and it wasn't her. And it was pretty creepy that her mother and father were my age. 



#69 Terry Sumner

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Today! After all the shoveling to get my truck unstuck 3 times yesterday. And all the shoveling to unbury my Mother and Father-in-law's home last night. Cripes I can barely move today!  Thank someone for Ibuprofen.... 



#70 MachinistMark

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

Shoveling the drive way for the third time in 24 hours was a pretty good reminder.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Indeed, Threw my back out shovelling yesterday. Thank goodness for Robax. 54 now. Remember 54 now. Ow! :(  :lol:



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

No problem asking for senior discounts just having trouble remembering where they are.  :)   Okay, I'm old, not a young buck anymore. :huh:



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

Shoveling the drive way for the third time in 24 hours was a pretty good reminder.

 

 

Today! After all the shoveling to get my truck unstuck 3 times yesterday. And all the shoveling to unbury my Mother and Father-in-law's home last night. Cripes I can barely move today!  Thank someone for Ibuprofen.... 

 

 

And people wonder why others move to southern California.  Inspite of the other issues of living here, I haven't scooped a single shovel full of snow in 25 years :D, but I still keep the snow shovel in the garage just to remind me why I am here when other things get not so nice!



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

A couple of months ago when I has to fill out my application for my Old Age Pension. Until then I kept pretending that I wasn't really getting old even though I'd retired from my job six years before (that should have been the first sign but somehow wasn't). Ten years earlier one of my students asked me if I was suffering from "Old Timers Disease" when I forgot something (maybe that should have been the second sign but I ignored it to).



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

I had my first old person stand up last week. You know the one where you used to leap up and walk away from your chair, i kinda half stood and limped 2/3 steps till i got 100% up. Im only 38. Cant wait till 40

#76 Draggon

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

Gary, Gary, Gary, we all limp! Wait till youre 60!



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

 When you spot a  70 Chevelle going down the road and it has an antique tag on the back... Then you remember walking into the dealership years before looking at the same year & model on the show room floor brand new.

 

I saw a mid eighties Grand Prix on the road today with an antique tag on the back!  Heck, wasn't that car just new?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:14 AM

My first glimpse was many years ago when I noticed the centerfold in Playboy was a few years younger than me. I distinctly remember that moment and thinking "it's all down hill from here". I gave up looking at them not too long afterwards.
When my daughter turned 21 a couple of years ago she asked me "You know what this means Dad?" I said "No. What?" She said "This means you're getting old." I told her "No, this means you're getting old." (that shut her up)
It amazes me at times to think about how much time has passed from certain events in my life. I find myself saying in my mind "Was it really that long ago since...??" (I'm actually thinking of a few events as I am typing this.)
In all seriousness though, I have noticed over the last couple of years I seem to have lost some of the strength I used to have. To top it off I am finding it much easier to work on models if I am wearing my wife's readers.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 12 February 2013 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

My first glimpse was many years ago when I noticed the centerfold in Playboy was a few years younger than me. I distinctly remember that moment and thinking "it's all down hill from here". I gave up looking at them not too long afterwards.
 

 

The day you realize that the waitresses, hair cutters and secretaries you flirt with are younger than your daughters!   :D



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I wonder how "icky" they think we are,,,,,,,,,,,