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 Post subject: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I'm not sure if the thread title covers what I'm trying to express, but sometimes things in the news makes me realize that I'm getting older and sometimes it makes me feel old, sometimes it makes me feel like I've grown and moved on. Which can lead to a bittersweet feeling ....

Today the news said "they are going to scrap the Love Boat" ...

http://www.examiner.com/travel-in-hunts ... -scrapyard



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Oh man, I used to watch the Love Boat when I was a kid (with my Nana, hahaha.)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Isa and I have this game. I call it "The Game of Making You Feel Pretty Old."

For example:

When Kurt Cobain killed himself, it had been 14 years since John Lennon had been killed.

(Dramatic pause)

It has now been 18 years since Kurt Cobain killed himself.

YOU'RE OLD.

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Yup, mumbles, that worked alright.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:29 pm 
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I have a purse with a collage of Marilyn's*all over it. My nephew, who was around 10 or eleven at the time, asked "is that Madonna?"

That was twelve years ago and I was feeling old then. Now, I'm an old pro at feeling old and I've just accepted it as a state of life now. OVER IT.

*Now, I'll wait for someone to ask "who's Marilyn?" *puts feet up on desk, crosses arms over chest*

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:35 pm 
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I feel older than most people my age, because I got my bachelors a year early, moved states, got certified as a pet groomer, started a new career, and got married, before most people I went to high school with had even gotten their first degree or moved out of their parents' houses. And Google thinks I'm 35+.

I'm 23. =(((


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Being on the PPK makes me feel old. All you youngsters.

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just mumbles wrote:

(Dramatic pause)

It has now been 18 years since Kurt Cobain killed himself.

YOU'RE OLD.


Yep, that is very effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:54 pm 
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just mumbles wrote:
Isa and I have this game. I call it "The Game of Making You Feel Pretty Old."

For example:

When Kurt Cobain killed himself, it had been 14 years since John Lennon had been killed.

(Dramatic pause)

It has now been 18 years since Kurt Cobain killed himself.

YOU'RE OLD.


I vaguely remember my mum was shocked Elvis died in'77, but at age10, I didn't grasp the significance of it.

At age 12-13, I also didn't fully understand the uproar about John Lennon being shot....

I'M THAT OLD! ;)

Sometimes stuff like this gives me a feeling that I "have" something (memories) that others probably don't have. Like I remember when Whitney Houston was seen as awesome and special.....And though I now might think different about Whitney Houston now, I can still feel how fantastic she seemed or was seen as back then.


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I cried when Elvis died. I'm that old.

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Paraphrased from a friend on Twitter, the significance of U2's The Joshua Tree to a 15-year-old is like the significance of a record released in 1965 to me.

All the bands from my youth are "Oldies".

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 Post subject: Re: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
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 Post subject: Re: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:07 pm 
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I went to pick up some beer in Park Slope this weekend, rounded a corner to the bar and was astonished to see every single person had on some form of ray bans, skinny jeans and ironic facial hair.

There was a brief time in my 20's when I felt a bit connected to youth trends, but now, it is like another world to me.

I felt old.

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i used to feel really old and weird when Id be at all ages shows in my late 20s surrounded by kids ages 14-20...then I got over it and realized I didnt care and neither really did they (punk scenes sort of cool that way), now I relish being one of the older dudes and like calling everyone "junior" and starting phrases with "you young croissants"

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I looked up a band the other day and all the people in it were born in the 90s. How is that possible?! Blah!

The people I know who had kids really young (like in high school young, but still!) have teenagers now. That boggles my mind!


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Going to see They Might Be Giants tonight... if that's not enough in itself to make me old, I am going to wear comfy outfit and athletic sneakers so I will be comfortable, rather than really making any effort to look cool or cute. OLD! Also, John & John are now 51 and 52... they are making me feel so old!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:31 pm 
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The day I realized that this sunken, tired look they've been rockin' is just the way my eyes look now. That was the day that I was like, "Stupid oldness." Also the fact that a wizard would be jealous of my eyebrows that I trim, not just pluck.

Some stuff makes me laugh though, like my hands have always been pretty bony and sometimes you can see all of the veins and I call them my Madonna hands.

For pop culture stuff, yesterday I told Brian that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are 25 and we both made a face.

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 Post subject: Re: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
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 Post subject: Re: Things that make you feel old or "mature"...
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I saw a doc this week "Smash This Camera" about a well known paparazzo from the 70-80's. A young woman viewing a gallery exhibit of his did not know who Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Henry Kissinger, Jackie Onassis or Marlon Brando was. This made me feel old, but then I wouldn't know many of today's celebrities. I hear the name but it means nothing to me.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:13 pm 
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oh, another thing: instead of "old fashioned", Sprog calls anything antiquated "hippie". I keep trying to explain that hippie isn't even that old, that my mother was a hippie, but for her it is Beyond The Generational Divide and Impossible To Contemplate. So "backwash"? Hippie. The Simpsons? Hippie. Madonna? Hippie.

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