Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by bobsvinyl, Sep 22, 2016.
That little girl as been brought up well. Pity there's less and less of it nowadays.
My in-laws were watching one of the old game shows on cable, where one of the guests was Tom Bosley....he was promoting the new sitcom that he was in...."Happy Days" !
We moved our residence recently, and I happened to be going through the contents of an old wooden machinist`s toolbox that I hadn`t looked in for many moons. Happened to stumble across my old ID card from Lincoln Tech "way back when". Expiration date: 1977
Forty years rolls up behind you all too quick....
Tell Us Something That Happened To You That Made You Feel Very Old.
I GOT old.
How did that happen???
I went to a nightclub on south beach.
1977? Seems like yesterday. I had just moved to San Diego in August of that year when I heard the news that Elvis had died. 40 years ago! I think there were a few decades in there somewhere when I was on cruise control.
How about walking around the grocery store with a list on the back of an envelope?
Or not being asked for ID when buying acetone, turpentine etc. even when I ask them if they have a cold one in the fridge?
Watching cable last night and saw a piece of a movie.
I realized the actors in "Young Guns" aren't kids any more ...
 Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen ...
Before dinner I try to finish a crossword puzzle!
I'll walk through an antique store and realize most of the stuff is from when I was growing up.
One of my bosses who is 28 yelled at me for grabbing an adjustable wrench out of asphalt in the paver (the foreman had to make an adjustment and dropped the wrench. I turned around and said, "Son, I must have burnt both of my hands a million times each before you were born and on things that were a lot hotter than 400° F."
Talking to a 24 yr old college grad who didn't know who Ho Chi Minh or Mao Tse Tung were and then asked me if I was at Pearl Harbor (I'm 69). The Pearl Harbor question DID make his friends groan audibly, which helped a little.
I live in the city I went to High School in. I didn't want to hang out with those people then and I certainly don't wish to drive across town to see them now, so, no reunions for me.
I credit 50 years of use with keeping my intraocular pressure low although EXTREME glaucoma runs in my family. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Now I get NM Medical cannabis for osteoarthritis, sciatic neuropathy and chronic pain issues.
Hearing early Leonard Cohen songs in a Vietnamese Muzak version in a Hanoi restaurant. Next time there it was "Leader of the Pack".
When I first got out of the military, I was fooling around with a barmaid who was around 10 years older than me. Divorced, she had a young daughter named Kim. I attended Kim`s 8th grade graduation, then lost track of both of them for a long time. Ran into Kim recently, she was standing in line ahead of me at the Dairy Queen, she was taking her grandchildren for ice cream....
I set up digital streaming and NAS at home. Failed at burning LPs. I can't even keep my Bluesound running.
Want to get old fast?
Get a job constantly traveling internationally, even when your sleeping, 'non stop', for 35+ years.
Time will just fly by.
(but it sure was big fun ).
Being at a sporting event (or a rodeo like I was) and they do a sing-a-long bit, and knowing more words to "Sweet Caroline" than "Don't Stop Believing".
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