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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-09 10:04 AM
My son's 12th birthday is tomorrow. He'll be starting 7th grade in a few weeks.:shocker!:

I always thought it was a cliche when people said how fast time flies when you have kids but now I believe them. It goes by remarkably quickly.

The good news is that I don't feel 12 years older than I did when he was born. :cool:
Parent - - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2017-08-09 10:51 AM
My son turned 22 on Monday. Young Master Fury is 22.
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2017-08-09 11:41 AM
:cry: but also :hug:
Parent - By runnergirl4 (BJ Queen) Date 2017-08-09 1:00 PM
:hug: happy birthday young Fury :hug:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2017-08-09 2:19 PM
Holy shit
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2017-08-09 2:36 PM
fair warning.
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-08-09 3:34 PM
:hug: Happy birthday to him! mine will be 22 in December :shocker!:
Parent - By soundandfury (100 mile stud) Date 2017-08-09 3:35 PM
fellow Old!
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-10 9:42 AM
Mine turns 22 next week. :shocker!:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:23 PM
Happy Belated Birthday YMF!:cool::hug: I can't believe he's 22 either.:shocker!:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2017-08-09 10:57 AM
Life. That and the fact I am old. On the other hand my pastor thanked me for helping at the memorial service on Saturday. He said  that I was needed keep the average age of the volunteers down to 80.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:19 PM
:laugh:  :hug:

and you are definitely not old
not in my book
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:25 PM
:laugh: Nice job, young turtle.:hug:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-08-09 11:04 AM Edited 2017-08-09 11:09 AM
My youngest started school today and drove himself.  This is the first time in almost 20 years that I no longer have to drive kids to school/daycare before work

Last week marked my 20th anniversary at work. I've been working almost as long as my underlings have been alive. Of course, my co-worker has been there 49 years and has worked longer than I've been alive - this fact helps.

I regularly wear clothes that are 10 years older than my underling. Granted, it's just home from the gym or to bed but still...

Oh yeah - my DH TAUGHT my underling in elementary school.  :meh:

Fwiw - I loved my kids getting older until they hit 12.  Now, it's definitely bittersweet.
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2017-08-09 12:06 PM
As OT  said, life and years on this planet. Also, this week I've had  a brain MRI ( the square of the hypotenuse is equal to -- ) and tomorrow is PET scan time. For the next two days, I will be a functional nitelight. :roll:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2017-08-09 9:11 PM
:hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:19 PM
:hug:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:26 PM
As always, sideshow.:hug:
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-09 12:40 PM
Los Angeles just got the Olympics for 2028.

I worked at the Games the last time they were here: 1984.

That's making me feel old.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-09 12:51 PM
Were you the person with the jet pack!?:shocker!:
Parent - - By Tommeke Date 2017-08-09 1:11 PM
She was responsible for the Russian delegation : pbbt:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-10 9:43 AM
For them not showing up? :cool:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 12:32 PM
:cool::cool:

My neighbor did all the art for the 1984 Olympics.  Sadly she passed away last year :sad:
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:27 PM
:cool: And I trust that you'll be working the Games again?
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-11 10:45 AM
If we do in fact have the 2028 Games (city council is a bit unsure about taking on this without some financial safeguards), I'll be 65 that summer and likely still be working. But I might take vacation time to work the Games...though perhaps volunteering rather than slinging hot dogs and outsize Snickers bars at the swim stadium.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-11 4:43 PM
That is so cool that you did it before and I hope you can and will do it again whatever you do, assuming it happens which it almost certainly will.:cool: My small bucket list (as does that of mrs. flamus) includes attending an Olympics, any Olympics, and we've *almost* gone several times but it never worked out. We're talking seriously about Tokyo 2020, possibly with our niece who worked in Japan for a couple years translating in the business environment. With or without our niece, going to a Tokyo Olympics would be an amazing experience.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-08-11 4:58 PM
A former ladies forumite got to carry the torch at the 2002 SLC winter games.  Being one of the very few female firefighters in SLC shortly after 9-11, she got a prominent spot in the relay. Her stint was not long before the opening ceremonies in between 2 NBA players. :happy:

The torch bearers get to keep their torch - for a fee, of course - but still... soooo cool! I got to see it. I felt special. : pbbt:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-11 5:05 PM
Holy hell that is so cool that you got to carry a SLC torch!:shocker!::hug: That indeed is special!:cool:
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-09 1:40 PM
Not much except when you hear how old some musicians are....The Boss 68 next month....Stevie Nicks 69 (which years ago sounds like a good idea)  :hug:....Glen Campbell was 81.  :sad: Even the Biebs is 23 :roll:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:29 PM
Yeah musicians getting older and dying always has made me feel old.:sad: Then again, most are younger like you suggest.:meh:
Parent - By ironjen Date 2017-08-09 2:21 PM
My daughter will be 12 on the 24th and she's starting 8th grade in a few weeks :shocker!: Ditto on your last statement.
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-08-09 3:32 PM
The triplets started high school last week. The twins are going to back to start their senior year of college next weekend. It blows my mind.  College goes by especially fast, faster than anything. Dh and I will be married for 25yrs next week. It's all these major milestones all in one month :shocker!:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 12:32 PM
:shocker!::shocker!::hug::hug:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:23 PM
- all the people, especially males, that address me as "sir"
- my bowels the morning after certain foods (peanuts, kettle-type chips, etc...)
- my toenails no longer growing back in
- my hair and beard not getting any longer
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:48 PM
Those are good ones but let me put one thing into perspective. I was 19 and smoking a cigarette on a beach with my buds. (yes I did smoke for a bit even after running competitively in h.s. and even while continuing to run). A kid about 15 or 16 came up to me holding a cigarette and asked, "Mister, could I have a light?" I hesitated and he pleaded, "Please, Sir." I was 19 years old yet was both "Mister" and Sir.":cry: I grabbed my lighter and lit his cigarette.

This of course was in 1974, which itself makes me feel old. We could smoke in college classrooms then.:shocker!:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-11 4:19 AM
I remember a prof smoking in a classroom once.  A student asked him to put it out.  He complied.  This was probably in the early 80's, when the transition was just beginning.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-11 10:46 AM
I had an instructor in probably 1986 or 1987 who smoked through every class. Ugh.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-10 7:49 PM
Kid turned 30 this year. That's enough.:laugh:
Parent - By DottieO Date 2017-08-11 12:06 AM
All my high school classmates are turning 60! :shocker!: (I'll be joining them in about 6 months. :cry: )  And my oldest grandchild just turned 13.
- - By runnergirl4 (BJ Queen) Date 2017-08-09 1:06 PM
-dd turned 21 in June :shocker!:  she lives on her own, works full time, pays her own bills and comes to our house just to hang out pretty frequently:hug:  she also is the best dog/house/step-sibling sitter ever :hug:

-I'm old but not that old and having a bunch of weird cardiac type stuff:cry: multiple visits to the cardiologist, EKGs, an ECHO, and now I'm in a holter monitor for two days. At work. People can see the electrodes. It's dumb. I hate this kind of stuff :cry:

-remodel stuff at our house always makes me miss the young carefree renter days.

And hi everyone :hug:
Parent - By callie [ca] Date 2017-08-09 2:19 PM
:sad::hug:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-11 4:48 PM
I missed this before!:shocker!::blush::sad:

But hi yourself rg4!:hug: And of course, my very very best!:hug::hug:
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-08-09 1:59 PM
Something I wrote a few weeks ago

my friend calls this the season of loss
the age we have reached now
of regular departures

i imagine loved ones
perched on a cliff
faces to the wind
ready to take flight
when their particular current arrives

i am standing at a distance
waving my arms
look here
not yet
stay please

too many goodbyes
the sun blocked by all those wings

come back
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-08-09 3:33 PM
:hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:21 PM
very nice :hug: :hug: :hug:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 12:32 PM
:hug::hug:
- - By darbycrash Date 2017-08-09 9:40 PM
Aside from grey hair and hair growing in places it shouldn't, the biggest thing making me feel old is how I feel running the 1-2 days following  a hard workout. Seems like as I near 49 I have really lost the ability to bounce back quickly. It has become very noticeable over the last 3 or 4 months. It feels like a switch has flipped and my recovery runs are misery even though I'm just shuffling along. I get so tight in my hips and glutes even though I do ancillary work. I'm still running well(for me) on my workout days but otherwise I'm a shuffler. I don't think I can handle the mileage I was able to maintain the last few years anymore.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-09 10:07 PM
I hear you...although the hair growing everywhere is great....my ass has never looked better....just like a Royal Garden.  I can tell you the tight hips etc is a sign of the times....but the kicker is you're 49 and still doing things a small percentage of the population does.  Your lungs and your heart love you for giving them a workout.  So recover and shuffle.  Run slower miles if you have to.  AND....buy those $2 reading glasses rather than squinting..it causes wrinkles :hug:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-08-10 5:52 AM
:hug:
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-08-10 5:42 PM
hmm maybe the hip tightness is created by hair follicles, increased friction and resistance against running shorts (or wind resistance if streaking), or accidental weaving of backside hair leading to a reduction in skin and muscle flexibility (think a too tight weave).  That could be it:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 6:07 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :hug:
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-08-10 7:46 PM
It is so good to have you around!  :hug:
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-10 9:23 PM
Awwww u should be one of my many dogs and loving humans......so lucky :hug:
- - By stickywicket Date 2017-08-10 4:23 AM
My parents having health problems. My mom had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. I'm not ready to deal with that kind of stuff.
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2017-08-10 4:35 AM
:hug:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-10 9:44 AM
:sad::hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:21 PM
:hug:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 12:32 PM
:sad::sad::hug:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-08-10 12:59 PM
:hug:
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-08-10 7:47 PM
:sad::hug:
- By Quagmire [us] Date 2017-08-10 8:35 AM
My age.
- - By Annie Date 2017-08-10 8:58 AM
I've been married for 20 years and I realized that I wear clothes that are 10+ years old :shocker!::laugh:
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2017-08-10 8:26 PM
Yeah--but they still fit . photos please ?
Parent - By Annie Date 2017-08-11 7:40 AM
If they didn't fit I wouldn't have them anymore :grin:
- - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 12:38 PM
things that no one does or care about anymore are important to me

hand written notes
a phone call instead of a  text message
having dinner parties
holding doors open for ladeez
behaving ethically and/or not being a selfish fucktard
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-10 12:52 PM
is one (#4) w/ maybe a partial (#5) out of five passable?
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2017-08-10 1:15 PM
yes :laugh::hug::hug:
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-08-10 5:39 PM
bad at notes, but hate texting,  miss dinner parties (place is too small), happy to open doors though cautious as sometimes (but not that often) it is taken wrong, definitely though its not just the kidz-- its like as a society the internetz made us rude and now its spreading to real life.

OK this is making me feel old.
- By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-08-10 5:31 PM
My niece just turned 13.

I'm doing serious retirement planning based on 10 years to retirement and a 20 year Life expectancy at retirment which doesn't seem all that long.  (If I don't get fired or eliminated first I will have a decent retirement and I won't starve if I can just make it a couple more years.)

A bunch of my high school classmates are posting pictures of their grandkids
- - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-10 6:17 PM
Bursitis. :cry:  I fucked up my elbow a few months ago and now I can only do so much before it hurts like hell. I've been wearing a brace and it helps some. Mostly because it reminds me to limit use.

I did try some CBD oil at the dope store today. It actually helped for a while but I had a long drive(manual trans.) right after I tried it.  Amazingly, my mom asked me to get her some today.:laugh: (That kinda made me feel old too.) A friend of hers just started using a topical for arthritis and really likes the results.  My mom said she needs to reduce the amount of Ibuprofen she takes. :hug:
Parent - By Annie Date 2017-08-11 7:39 AM
I hurt my elbow a couple of months ago too and it still hurts like hell. It's the brachioradialis ligament - apparently it's a mofo injury that takes a long time to heal. It makes lovely crunchy sounds.

CBD oil is amazing stuff :grin: It really helps reduce the use of ibuprofen.
- By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2017-08-11 6:52 AM
I'm trying to teach myself coding online and it's kind of making me feel old and dumb. :blush:
- By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-08-11 6:58 AM
We met our copay and deductibles for the year... $4800. :meh:

Hey, free healthcare the rest of the year other then payroll deductions. Maybe I should have a tune-up on my right knee just in case. :roll:
- By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-08-11 3:25 PM
The young (very young) interns in our office, invited to a big bash last night that was hosted by one of our top markets. They are almost all about to be seniors in college. Their amazement and delight at the open bar, fancy hotel lounge, and company-logo gift as the reception finished was enough to make us feel old and jaded.

Especially when they admitted they were all posting photos online and their friends were exclaiming enviously about free drinks (I don't think any of them got carded, probably a good thing) and free food.
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