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Mr Larrington

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #100 on: February 27, 2015, 09:27:32 am »
I've got a jumper that's older than some of my fellow zeks from my time in the Gulag.
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Andrij

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #101 on: February 27, 2015, 09:39:06 am »
I've bought alcohol older than many of my co-workers.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #102 on: February 27, 2015, 12:14:43 pm »
...watching Reginald D Hunter's recent televisual wossname and thinking that country music is perhaps not totally a big bucket of poo after all.

I'm with Reg on the square dancing thobut.

Most country is a big bucket of poo, some of it however is sublime.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Riggers

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #103 on: February 27, 2015, 04:06:52 pm »
^ I know what you mean. Your heart sinks (well mine does) to hear "Arm a little bit Kerrrtreee, arm a little bit Rock 'n' Roll" blasting out the airwaves, with enough 'twannnnggg' from the guitars and 'weeee-owwww' from them good old steel guitars to start WWIII. In my opinion.

However … having said all that, I caught the whispering Bob Harris country music show on R2 (Tuesdays at 7pm I believe m'Lud) and was pleasantly surprised.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #104 on: February 27, 2015, 04:14:47 pm »
^ I know what you mean. Your heart sinks (well mine does) to hear "Arm a little bit Kerrrtreee, arm a little bit Rock 'n' Roll" blasting out the airwaves, with enough 'twannnnggg' from the guitars and 'weeee-owwww' from them good old steel guitars to start WWIII. In my opinion.

However … having said all that, I caught the whispering Bob Harris country music show on R2 (Thursdays at 7pm I believe m'Lud) and was pleasantly surprised.

FTFY, Tuesdays are Jamie Cullum's Jazz.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #105 on: February 27, 2015, 04:16:07 pm »
...watching Reginald D Hunter's recent televisual wossname and thinking that country music is perhaps not totally a big bucket of poo after all.

I'm with Reg on the square dancing thobut.

Most country is a big bucket of poo, some of it however is sublime.

Last week I had to do a slow uphill downwind of a chicken farm. That was in the country and none of it was sublime.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2015, 04:19:00 pm »
^ I know what you mean. Your heart sinks (well mine does) to hear "Arm a little bit Kerrrtreee, arm a little bit Rock 'n' Roll" blasting out the airwaves, with enough 'twannnnggg' from the guitars and 'weeee-owwww' from them good old steel guitars to start WWIII. In my opinion.

However … having said all that, I caught the whispering Bob Harris country music show on R2 (Tuesdays at 7pm I believe m'Lud) and was pleasantly surprised.

Definitely middle aged then!!!! ;)

Ruthie

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #107 on: February 27, 2015, 04:35:26 pm »
... you can wither a Young Person with the cock of an eyebrow.
Milk please, no sugar.

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #108 on: February 27, 2015, 06:04:02 pm »
... you can wither a Young Person with the cock of an eyebrow.

I really thought that was going somewhere else.
!nataS pihsroW

Riggers

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2015, 09:25:49 am »
^ I know what you mean. Your heart sinks (well mine does) to hear "Arm a little bit Kerrrtreee, arm a little bit Rock 'n' Roll" blasting out the airwaves, with enough 'twannnnggg' from the guitars and 'weeee-owwww' from them good old steel guitars to start WWIII. In my opinion.

However … having said all that, I caught the whispering Bob Harris country music show on R2 (Thursdays at 7pm I believe m'Lud) and was pleasantly surprised.

FTFY, Tuesdays are Jamie Cullum's Jazz.

Tuesdays? Hhhmmm, perhaps I meant Monday instead. Come on brain – remember!!!!


Wasn't "… you can wither …" one of Elvis's? Sounds like the tosh he'd come out with. Sorry, I don't have any matches. I've just lobbed the firework unlit.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Riggers

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2015, 09:28:24 am »
Thursday! That's when he's on. Defo! Just checked. Why are you confusing me with Jamie Cullum for?
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2015, 12:01:59 pm »
I've just been for my annual contact lens check and now I have the beginnings of natural changes in the lens of my eye which will eventually result in varifocals...

In my head I'm 27. How has this happened?
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Oscar's dad

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2015, 12:47:42 pm »
I've just been for my annual contact lens check and now I have the beginnings of natural changes in the lens of my eye which will eventually result in varifocals...

In my head I'm 27. How has this happened?

I think mentally I'm about 27 as well but being slowly let down by the physical me. My eyes aren't great either, in fact I'm "special needs" on the eye front so get a discount on my glasses!

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2015, 07:54:50 am »
..it's too late..
Sic transit and all that..

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2015, 09:10:44 am »
Every year I tell my Mum that I am the age she thinks she is...

CrinklyLion

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2015, 10:34:33 am »
The SmallestCub said to me, as I limped (this week's ailment, dodgy ankle) into the lift after collecting him from Art Club, "Mummy, I think I know why bits of you are so creaky.  Is it because you're very old?".

Harrumph.

We actually had a long tandem-shouty-loud conversation all the way home about the whole growing up thing and concluded that 'middle aged' is the vague amorphous bit between being a Young Person (with it's very many subcategories) and being Old.  And that I'm actually middle-aged.  Possibly with Old ankles/knees.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2015, 10:38:37 am »
I have one old ankle and one old knee.   Unfortunately they are not on the same bloody leg so I have two old legs!

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #117 on: May 17, 2015, 12:06:22 pm »
I have one old ankle and one old knee.   Unfortunately they are not on the same bloody leg so I have two old legs!

Is also my current state.  Although the ankle injury was sustained during a youthful act of vandalism, so there is that.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #118 on: May 17, 2015, 12:14:29 pm »
I too am suffering from wonky ankle after electing not to scamper after a soon to depart tube train.  About ten days ago chiz and I am walking like a one-legged sailor if obliged to go further than the kitchen.  With matelot-stylee swearing, obv.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #119 on: May 17, 2015, 12:34:19 pm »
I'm beginning to think that lack of activity-induced injury is a great advantage of being too feeble to do much...

Auntie Helen

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #120 on: May 17, 2015, 12:39:50 pm »
After two days' riding with people on uprights (rather than similar-speed recumbent trikes) I am feeling very middle-aged. I will be 44 next month.

However, two ladies I met at church on Thursday (Christi Himmelfahrt service) thought I was in my early thirties!  :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #121 on: May 17, 2015, 12:49:27 pm »
I know I'm middle-aged; two of my younger siblings already have grandchildren and the next sibling will hopefully become a grandmother next month.

Wowbagger

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #122 on: May 17, 2015, 12:53:45 pm »
After two days' riding with people on uprights (rather than similar-speed recumbent trikes) I am feeling very middle-aged. I will be 44 next month.

However, two ladies I met at church on Thursday (Christi Himmelfahrt service) thought I was in my early thirties!  :thumbsup:

My age-related memory failure had me doubting that AH had remembered her own age.

For some reason I had it in my mind that the fine assembly of beings and the associated meal at the Haywain pub on the occasion of me deliberately sitting with my back to the televisual device, on which world cup football was being displayed, was the occasion of Auntie Helen's 40th. It was her 39th and so it is not the case that someone has forgotten to organise the World Cup this year.
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Marco Stefano

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2015, 02:50:17 pm »
... you may as well carry on with exercise (sculling and cycle rides in my case) since you are going to be achy every day anyway.

Attempting the Couch to 5K running plan with historically multi-sprained ankles may not be one of my best middle-aged decisions [however, first paragraph then applies].


Tim Hall

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2015, 03:13:55 pm »
As "juvenile" is young and "senile" is old, it's obvious the middle aged is just "nile".
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