You know you are getting old when:

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  1. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I chide my younger wife.....I was older and much more sophisticated and looked down on the Monkees and their fans............while my younger wife was a fan. It is fun poking her about it.
     
  2. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I suppose that throughout the brief history of modern music, many entertainers were "produced". As in there was a team, with a vision, who "manufactured" the singing and dancing act. Choreography, vocal coaches, groomers, et cetera. The final product is polished. I think of the "Disney Machine" which gave us many memorable entertainers for decades.
     
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  3. GHT

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    If this 88 year old lady started flirting with me anywhere I would be sincerely flattered.
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  4. Tiki Tom

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    I’m flattered when anything with a pulse flirts with me.
     
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  5. Turnip

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    I quit flirting, too strenuous.
     
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  6. I've told this story here before, but years ago I ran into my best friend at a local chain book store and, after waiting in a not-too-long line, when we finally made our way to the counter to make our purchases the youngish lady called us both up to the register at the same time. While she rang up our purchases the three of us joked and chatted about whateveritwas, and it was a very pleasant exchange. Just as my friend and I reached the front door on our way out of the store, he turned to me and said, "You know, I used to think they were flirting with me. Now I realize they're just being nice to the old guy." :D He's five months younger than I am, and I turned 60 in July.
     
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  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Oh crap! What was the question again?
     
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  8. Trenchfriend

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    I'm doing an experiment from today on. Stopping frozen pizza and replace the "gaps" with my beloved Apple-Peanutbutter Burritos.

    Let's see, how long I can do without pizza. Actually I got none in my fridge and will just not buy new ones.
     
  9. tonyb

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    Probably healthier.
     
  10. Turnip

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    The dose makes the poison…:D
     
  11. tonyb

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    Moderation in all things, including moderation.
     
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  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend

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    Sure. The frozen pizzas were always just gap filler for me. Not for every day. But it's so easy to replace them with fastly made Burritos, which you can model healthy so easily with apple or Bismarck herring, etc.. :D

    Whoever started wholegrain Tortilla wraps, thank you again, master!
     
  13. Even when I was a young boy I liked Raisin Bran cereal regardless of which company it was manufactured and sold by, so I've eaten it occasionally throughout my life. Recently it came to my attention that Kellogg's had created Raisin Bran Crunch, which is essentially their regular Raisin Bran with what they call "crunchy oat clusters" thrown in, so I got a box to try it. Saturday I made lunch for my wife, then when it came time to make my own lunch I chose to have a bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch. Now, most adults are aware that bran is essentially roughage, and they add it to their diet to benefit their digestive health. As I stated above I've eaten it simply because I like it, and I can't recall it ever affecting any changes to my personal dietary elimination process...until now. I don't know if it was because of what I have or haven't eaten recently, or if it's because I'm now 60 years old, but Saturday's bowl of Raisin Bran Crunch...well, let's say a couple of hours after I'd eaten it, it was as if I'd done a Colonoscopy prep. Good thing I had no plans away from home that night, because it wasn't a good idea to be too far away from a commode.

    Has anyone here ever had that happen?
     
  14. Trenchfriend

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    Depends on the daytime? Or what you have aten the day before?
     
  15. Could be. This was just bran doing what it's supposed to do, but it's never done that to me before so this was a new experience.
     
  16. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I have taken to eating a bowl of dry All-Bran every night before bed -- I don't like it with milk, and actually enjoy the flavor -- but I do have a big glass of water afterward. And I've yet to experience that kind of explosive episode.

    On the other hand, if I so much as swallow a single tiny speck of onion, I'm doubled over in agony for the better part of the next 36 hours. In other words, maybe it's not the bran at all, maybe there's something else you ought to be considering as a possible cause.
     
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  17. Tiki Tom

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    You know you are getting old when the topic of the day, with your friends, is your bowel movements; regular, irregular, or otherwise.
     
  18. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I'm not getting old. I am old. My holiday shopping is at Home Depot. I bought a couple of 3step ladders.

    I spent an hour carefully deboning a turkey. Tunnel it. Get the carcass and thigh bones out. It should save about an hour in cooking time. Only old people do things like that.

    The only reason I even have turkey is because it was 49¢ per pound. I bought the smallest 12 lb bird. Thank you former VP Quayle and Albertsons Stores. They offered the least expensive turkey this year. Every other grocery seller wanted 99¢ per pound. At this price, I would be smart to stock up. Each turkey has a week's worth of meat.
     
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  19. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    My friends make a hobby out of trying to get me to marry and have children. Not a pleasant conversation. As they all believe that I can't be happy with a revolving bedroom door of depravity and debauchery.
     
  20. That could be, but I focused on the bran because that was the only thing I had eaten that was not a part of my regular diet, and that's usually when things like this happen to me.
     

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