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What "signs" have you noticed lately?
I'm finding I often do a big sigh when I do a wee.
I have to talk to the grown ups. No longer considered part of the Teenagers + Twenty-Somethings bracket.
There goes 78% of Theo's small talk.
proper grown up old Mum style
and wore no bra and my tits still stayed up in my dress, so I really cannot complain about my body which is probably the best it's ever been just now. Irt's just my ancient alzheimers brain that I need to worry about. I lost two bank cards and a coat this weekend as a result of two separate incidents.
and i can't remember whether I'm meant to like you or not.
My phone alarm's going, time for more painkillers.
to see how long it would take in each thread for you to talk about the old mams. Theo because he likes mams; I only got involved because I like bingo.
and just be grateful I'm not talking about my vag again.
Who had 14 posts?
Oh, and there's always something that aches.
Even if it is specifically PO tit-bingo
Man alive those knees don't have the suppleness they used to.
Often walk into a room and forget why I'm there. Given our flat only has 3 rooms this is worrying.
particularly if it's mid-week, so that I can go home, do nothing, and go to bed early instead. A text that says "sorry, i'm not going to be able to make drinks on Tuesday night" is better than any drug. My younger self is ashamed at what i've become.
Similarly, someone cancelling a work meeting, especially if it's external and would have involved me having to leave the office and get a train.
also early curfews at gigs.
Headliner has to be off by 9.45pm to make way for a club night afterwards you say? I think I love you.
Already thinking of getting rid of them.
one of life's true pleasures
Before 30th birthday; powerful, steady stream.
After 30th birthday; fine mist.
Music in shops is too loud too.
Drinking three pints of Guinness and waking up with a hangover. Loads of other stuff I can't be bothered to go into because of acute lethargy.
Not going to assist anyone out there who's playing bumhole bingo
rto put on my boots this morning. i would quite like to euthanise myself actually, if I was a labrador I'd be toast by now.
it is beastly. i've decided I hate it.
is when you have to find a new way to reach your feet because your knees/hips are too stiff to bend properly and there's a big mound of fat preventing you reaching beyond your waist.
Probably started my slow migration to the Mail or whatever.
Need glasses for teletext
Know what teletext is
Each knee creaks with each step down the stairs
Daughters can identify flavours in food that I know are supposed to be there but I can't taste any more
Three pints is a heavy night
Started drooling while sleeping
'Started' snoring while sleeping
Cinema is too loud (particularly Vue, might write a letter of complaint)
Writing letters of complaint
Forgetting I've already complained about something I've written a letter of complaint about
Wittering on endlessly.
on the East India Dock Road, my Dad once told me when I was a teenager. Obviously got a bit excited about him being a proper East End headcase. This excitement was quelled when my Dad elaborated that his barring was as the result of writing them a stiffly-worded letter of complaint because the beer was off and the staff were unmoved by it.
I thought he was an absolute fanny. Obviously now I'm over 30 I think he's a fucking hero.
I stand up or sit down.
Not particularly caring what's No 1 in the charts.
Getting distracted by the cookware section of supermarkets.
Sharing an acknowledging nod with security guards as you walk into shops.
watch it, you'll be onto the Daily Mail next
As if 16 years olds know or care what's No.1 anymore
I'm pretty sure I spend more on cookware now than I do on clothes or music combined.
detour to Sainsbury's to see what mental reductions they've got on their cookware range. Picked up some stuff with 66% off over the last few years. Griddle pans, cafetieres, the lot.
All hail the Tu cookware range.
But THIS spoon is curved in a different way to my other six.
it was number one for weeks apparently.
From what I can tell the noise a fox makes is rather close to the noise crazy frog used to make.
you're all old
you can't hear me from over there?
i'm 11 months away from this thread
can feel my organs failing already
a) you'll be old at some point too, or
b) you'll die early.
What do you think about that then?
which I chop down to nothing every weekend and then, 4 days later - BAM! - it's 3 inches long again.
Also, I tend to drink more water than beer on a night out now.
- The realisation that x thing happened 10 or 20 years no longer blows my mind
- The prospect of dinner is genuinely exciting
- Crazy eyebrow antenna hair
But Ni Hi was in the van back on the road!!!
the scary thing for me now is remembering my thoughts when I was 18/19 about music made before I was born i.e. that it was fucking aaaaaancient and made by old men. That there is what today's kids think of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream i.e the same thing I used to think about The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
Am I starting to ramble a bit. What time is it? Is lunch ready? Nurse!
When I see a kid wearing a Nirvana t-shirt I think "awesome that youngsters still 'em" but it's swiftly followed by "why are you listening to that old shit"
But y'know, death of music tribalism, birth of downloads, different listening habits and all that.
that despite being practically a pensioner, i'm still so incredibly childlike and needy. I had to go to A&E on Thursday night because I thought i was dying (it was only intercostal neuritis) but my mum and dad took me to hospital and stayed with me overnight, and then I went home yesterday to get looked after by them, and I think they are taking me on hioliday with them in May. I'm basically like a big fucking embarrassing retard. Nearly 38 and wishing that, actually, I could just give up my job and move back in with my parents.
speak for yourself!
when I started grunting whenever I had to pick up something heavy or do a big stretch to reach something. Then after a while, the grunt started coming out for lighter and closer objects. Then even lighter and even closer. Now I grunt if I have to lean across my desk to pick up my coffee cup.
There is nothing worse in this world than going upstairs, realising you left something downstairs and having to back down to get it, then facing the daunting climb back to the top. I think my knees just clicked at the thought of it.
Also the despicable speed and endurance of 18 year olds at 5 a side football.
Now they just seem attention-seeking and needy
Pop stars were pop stars in my day.
P.S. Martin Kemp was on TV this morning - looking great with grey hair. I now want to go grey much faster than I am at present
and yet I'm not actually attracted to any of them
you dirty old bastards
the wrongness kicks in when I remember that I have a 22 yr old stepdaughter.
After that, it all goes a bit Yewtree tbh
"Shit, it's all gone a bit yewtree"
but aged 29, lower back pain is starting to become a reality. will be at the pub on an uncomfy bench and go "right guys, backs starting to hurt, going home to bed" on a friday at 8pm. fully understand that it's only going to get worse
after playing football - seems a bit more frequent these days.
Other things already mentioned - having to talk to the 'old' people at functions of any kind.
Sitting down to put on socks / shoes (sometimes).
Think it's less to do with age and more to do with being so good at football that it's so intense and your body can't cope, so well done I guess!
I'll no longer be able to truthfully choose the 25-34 age band option when signing up for stuff, etc. It'll be the bloody 35-55 range. :-/
Forgot we're already into February. Each year passes by more quickly than the last, huh?
the dropdown box to find my year of birth....
had no idea most of you were so incredibly old
but now I think nothing of cupping my ear to try and hear something/one.
Jeez that's bad.
don't rub it in youngster.
Did we all see how buff 51 YEAR OLD Anthony Keidis looked at the superbowl half time show yesterday?
You should all be ashamed of yourselves
Such a cheeky look on his face
Should've followed the washing instructions on those jeans
I think I probably am.
You've bookmarked that photo of me haven't you?
I Hardly need to bookmark it for myself. I close my eyes and it's there.
making jokes like this
nearing pension age.
people under 25 don't seem to notice me anymore :(
My daughter has two friends. Both were born female but identify as gay men. They are boyfriend and boyfriend and are involved in a non-sexual purely-romantic relationship. One of them has a crush on me as he likes older men.
Si_Badvibes is all of these people
or are your feelings dictated by your daughters opinion on this area?
that she'd never work in an office, it just wasn't in her nature lol
Parents dying (your own and your friends)
Having to consider whether clothes are too young for you
My son being in double figures this year
Realising I may have peaked in my career
Ruing the loss of good manners
Taking active enjoyment in writing letters of complaint or doing so in person
Looking forward to a "nice cup of tea"
started using separate day and night creams to combat wrinkles
recording anything that is on TV after 10 as I know I'll fall asleep if I try to stay up
considering thermals from M and S
watching teen type films, like that one Aubrey out of parks and rec in and her sex list and feeling a bit voyeuristic rather than sharing their sentiment
quite envious of people that have watched numerous series of things like Breaking Bad because, even if I did own a box set, I know I'd never get round to actually watching it
In fact after having seen 'saw 3'
I actually feel a bit soiled, a bit ashamed, guilty almost, i.e. why didnt I turn it off?
Wont be watching 'the latest shockers' from now on....I know my era
Got married (years back now). He went on part of a stag do with just him and his brother and his Dad. They were drunk in a bar and discussed going to a lapdance bar whilst their Dad was at the bar. The conversation went something like this "are you sure we can take our Dad to a lapdance bar!?"
They decided to take him - He (the Dad) got thrown out for 'touching'!
and realised I didn't have my credit card with me. (I lost my debit one at teh weekend and this is all I have now.) OH WELl, I thioghyt, It'll be back at home somewhere. I've just popped back to my house and it's not there. So I've lost 2 cards in a week. One of them twice, because this barclay card is the one that was in the coat that I lost on Sunday (and which got returned to me on monday). Just fucking kill me now.
forgot this thread existed (dashboard).
Realise I have to make the most of the next two years
the best maybe.
i am young too!!!!!!
head to the young 'uns thread. That's where the good stuff is.
how's it goin?
they can't see it.
I personally find that its not a good idea to scratch myself so vigorously, as things might get dislodged
but really I love it. I am not interested in a lot of things da kidz are into anyway and haven't been for some time. If I do go somewhere and feel old, it doesn't get me down I just can have a smug superiority about it instead. I can go for a pint on my own, even in dodgy places. I can go on long walks with proper boots on.
i become immediately jealous at other people's kitchens, ESPECIALLY if they have an island for eating breakfast at. One of my friends just bought an ipad holder for the underside of a cabinet so she can look at recipes while she cooks. I hate her.
Being over 30 is much more a spiritual thing for the rest of us
And the idea of falling over terrifies me.
when you 'have a fall' instead of 'falling over'...