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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2018, 09:18:29 AM »
Hearing The Eagles playing Take it to the limit and thinking 'maybe tomorrow'.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2018, 09:26:08 AM »
My nose hair seems to get longer

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2018, 09:41:31 AM »
That's one of Nature's little games.  Nose and ear hair truly does get longer.  Also your nose and ears never stop growing, even though it's a slow process.  So if you started life as child with protruding ears or a nose like an eagle's beak it's only going to get worse.

There was an old boy who used to turn up for Remembrance Day parades who had fought in The Spanish Civil War as a volunteer.  A big olive-skinned chap with a true warrior's beak.  In the last few years of his life it was starting to hang down over his top lip.  (Like a cartoon drawing of a witch.)

By the time your face has thinned out with age and your hair's all gone, you'll look like a pink wingnut ;-)
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2018, 12:39:41 AM »
Omg  :o

I take it that this one is for me.
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 08:45:09 AM »
Going to see the UKSUBS in Vienna this May and thinking Christ,first saw them live back in '76 and "singer" Charlie Harper is 74 years old.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 11:46:55 AM »
For me it was my first ever, "back in my day," and seeing the young person who I was talking to's eyes rolling.
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 12:19:59 PM »
Just like ours roll when we hear a sixteen year old saying 'In my experience...'.

Sometimes they do know more than we give them credit for.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2019, 12:44:03 PM »
A soprano heavy playin guitar. As the yanks say, "go figure."
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 08:27:52 AM »
I don't get the manual gearbox thing. Driving is just a way of getting from a to b when it is too far to walk. Generally, in the UK it is a frustrating experience and as much fun as chewing a pebble. Why of why would you make it worse by adding extra jobs to do on the way?!

The concept only seems acceptable in cars. Imagine if your oven had a gearbox and to keep the temperature OK, every few minutes you had to press a pedal with your foot and move a stick about. Only a moron would think that a good idea. But transfer the concept to cars and wasting your time pressing pedals and moving sticks is deemed acceptable.  :-\
I would think you and Gyppo, out of anyone else could appreciate the value of the opportunity to select your RPMs rather than have a machine do it for you. It is to do with skill and the ability to make each corner your own. + 8)


I await your logical and deflating reply.  8) ??? :P ;D
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2019, 04:25:48 PM »
That's one of Nature's little games.  Nose and ear hair truly does get longer.  Also your nose and ears never stop growing, even though it's a slow process.  So if you started life as child with protruding ears or a nose like an eagle's beak it's only going to get worse.

There was an old boy who used to turn up for Remembrance Day parades who had fought in The Spanish Civil War as a volunteer.  A big olive-skinned chap with a true warrior's beak.  In the last few years of his life it was starting to hang down over his top lip.  (Like a cartoon drawing of a witch.)

By the time your face has thinned out with age and your hair's all gone, you'll look like a pink wingnut ;-)

Thanks mate ;)

I've been cursed with large features

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2019, 08:08:41 AM »
I can't tell if that's bragging or embarrassment.  ;D Kidding.
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2019, 08:37:18 AM »
My back trying to kill me with every move I make. That definitely makes me feel old.
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2019, 01:23:33 AM »
I moved to Ottawa when my step brother was two months old. he'll be 17 this spring :o

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2019, 05:12:33 PM »
I said to Mrs N only 30 minutes ago, "Is this the first sign of my senescence? I've just used a tin opener on a can with a ring pull!"