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You Know You Are Old When....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

As many of you know on June 18 I turned 49. 49 does not bother me! My parents were told I may not se age 20, so every year is a gift to me!! But, even though I am young at heart, I still get signs that age is creeping up on me and I may actually be.... Dare I say it.... Old!!

1. The music you used to find so rad and controversial is now your background music for your walking workouts! Yep, those "rad" groups like The Clash and yes, even The Sex Pistols and a whole lot of Van Halen are key parts of my walking workouts!! They now hold no political interest to me and I listen for the beat that allows me to get at least a 15 min. mile in!!

2. Young people tell you that you really don't look "that" old! I know it is meant as a compliment, but the "that" word in there doesn't make it feel like one! How old am I? Am I really 'that" old? I don't think so!

3. Some of the music, bands, TV shows, movies you reference are not recognized by people under age 40! What? You don't know the Go-Gos or Cheap Trick? You thought so and so came up with that song? You never watched Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club? What young planet did you come from anyhow?

4. The only way you can twerk your buttocks is to jump up and down. BTW, mine don't bounce any more! What is a twerk anyhow? Just kidding!

5. Many of the bands from your teen years are making remarkable comebacks and some of the singers sound really old.... In fact, they sound "that" old!

6. When talking to young adult girls, ages 19 to 25 or so, you hear your mom's voice coming out of your mouth! You tell them that sex isn't everything. You tell them not to settle for a man, but the right man. The fact of this matter is that you don't hear my mother's words so much as her meanings.... I'm a bit more foul mouthed and brutal than she ever was! But, I have heard that you are too good for him come from my lips!

7. Bars and even some popluar restaurants are just too loud for you! You can't hear your companions talking to you over the background din! That same din and all those smells used to mean life to you! Ah, please let me go home and listen to my CDs! Yes, I finally graduated from my casettes! What is a cassette you ask? What young planet are you from anyhow?

8. While being young at heart and assuring yourself you are not "that" old you find that your knees pop, your shoulder sticks occasionally, all those broken bones that healed so quickly are now yelling at you....

9. You used to be able to literally dance all night long and now after a few fast songs from the 80s you are ready to take a break and drink your water, not your beer!

10. When you do drink alcohol you wake up feeling like a zombie, only deader! What? Am I really "that" old?

Well, I feel young except when it comes to video games and new and improved technology. I truly believe I am too old to wear low rise jeans and cropped tops. I live for today instead of worrying about tomorrow. And another mature thought is that I really don't care what other people think! As long as I am doing what makes me feel good, whether it is jogging with my "that Old" boobs popping me in the face; or, dancing 80s dance moves to current pop songs; zip lining; exercising.... I am doing it for me and only me! So, just go back to your young planet anyhow! I really am not "that" old!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOFEDUPP 7/21/2014 10:27PM

    Melissa, I absolutely loved this blog!!! I can relate to almost everything.

Thanks for the laughs, smiles and memories.


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LESSOFMOORE 7/21/2014 9:35PM

    Not to worry, dear-I'll always be older than you! Hugs!

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MALAMI518 7/20/2014 10:11PM

    I turned 50 exactly one month before you turned 49, so I can relate to everything you've listed!

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CIPHER1971 7/18/2014 2:29AM

    emoticon - loved it.

For ever young


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LITTLEWIND53 7/17/2014 3:20PM

    You brought a tear to my eye and a chuckle to my lips......

It's great to see you again.....

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PATTISTAMPS 7/17/2014 1:10PM

    And you are so much younger than I am! But HEY! We had the Beatles!!! (Or at least I did...) And the Rolling Stones. Oh wait. They are STILL touring. Nah. We're not THAT old... LOL

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ROXYZMOM 7/17/2014 6:39AM

    So true!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 7/17/2014 12:07AM

    emoticon Enjoyed reading your blog. Brought a smile to my face and a chuckle to my heart.

BTW you share a birthday with my Mom who is "that old".


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KNEEMAKER 7/16/2014 7:50PM

  Actually 49 is so very young. I wish I could go back to those good old days over 13 years ago. My how time has flown. I sure miss the "that" in front of the old comments. How lucky you are! Thanks for sharing though and I need to go listen to the "Rolling Stones" and "Chicago" while I slow jog and trip along around the park. Have a Wonderful Wednesday. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/16/2014 7:04PM

    LOL - Congrats from one old lady to another!!

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