Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84610 times)

Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #375 on: August 04, 2017, 09:15:26 am »
When the limits of the viewable universe are within your near point.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #376 on: August 04, 2017, 10:08:10 am »
You know you're not quite middle-aged when you have ask what's a pension?
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #377 on: August 04, 2017, 10:25:46 am »
When you remember telling which houses had TV and which didn't by the presence of an H-aerial on the roof. Unless they had set-top V aerials, but in the 50s getting that H up on the chimney was a status symbol.

Knowing what a Band I aerial *is* probably makes you middle aged, these days.  It won't be long before watching TV through any kind of aerial qualifies you...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #378 on: August 04, 2017, 11:05:09 am »
When you remember telling which houses had TV and which didn't by the presence of an H-aerial on the roof. Unless they had set-top V aerials, but in the 50s getting that H up on the chimney was a status symbol.

Knowing what a Band I aerial *is* probably makes you middle aged, these days.  It won't be long before watching TV through any kind of aerial qualifies you...

Oh, stoppit! I'm still hoping desperately that feeling middle-aged will mean I'm only halfway though my life.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #379 on: August 04, 2017, 12:23:43 pm »
When there were only three (or even two! TV channels, then Ch4 came along and sucked for years.
Never tell me the odds.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #380 on: August 04, 2017, 12:54:36 pm »
When the limits of the viewable universe are within your near point.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #381 on: August 04, 2017, 12:57:13 pm »
When there were only three (or even two! TV channels, then Ch4 came along and sucked for years.

When there were three TV channels but our old 405 line TV could only receive two of them.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #382 on: August 04, 2017, 02:56:18 pm »
^^^ Our new one was like that when BBC 2 started. 1962?
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ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #383 on: August 04, 2017, 10:16:30 pm »
You know you're not quite middle-aged when you have ask what's a pension?

I think you're middle aged when even though you've been contributing for year's you can still ask that question.  And more so, will I ever get my pension?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #384 on: August 05, 2017, 09:07:51 am »
You make groaning or huffing noises when bending down to pick something up, or getting up from the floor.

When y ou don't pick up anything less than 20p because it isn't worth the effort

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #385 on: August 05, 2017, 09:27:15 am »
When you look at aerobars in the LBS, then at your gut and walk away sadly.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #386 on: August 05, 2017, 11:22:31 am »
When you look at aerobars in the LBS, then at your gut and walk away sadly.
Ahh, but think of the money you've saved by not buying needless fripperies.  Oh. That's another sign isn't it?  Looking at shiny stuff and thinking, "I'd rather save the money for something useful / important."  :)
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #387 on: August 05, 2017, 02:11:13 pm »
As it happens I still have a set of aerobars in the workshop, but I prefer my bar bag - another sign of being from the Middle Ages, I suppose.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #388 on: August 12, 2017, 08:39:32 pm »
When you seek out and renovate bikes made when you were 20.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #389 on: August 13, 2017, 10:03:12 pm »
You couldn't care less what logo is on your shoes or clothes (as opposed to when you wouldn't leave the house without specific branding, that's if you can remember that far back)......

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #390 on: August 14, 2017, 01:05:41 am »
You couldn't care less what logo is on your shoes or clothes (as opposed to when you wouldn't leave the house without specific branding, that's if you can remember that far back)......

I'm so old logos and branding on cloths wasn't a thing when I was young.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #391 on: August 15, 2017, 12:24:00 pm »
You forget to attend a Sustrans run on two occasions!
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #392 on: August 15, 2017, 03:01:23 pm »
In contrast to most posters on here, I'm looking for confirmation that I am still middle-aged  :-\

BrianI

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #393 on: August 15, 2017, 05:05:33 pm »
The first thing you do, when visiting a shopping centre, is to find the facilities to spend a 20p!

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #394 on: August 16, 2017, 08:03:12 am »
When you look at a photo you took on a ride two years ago and think "I wish I could still do that".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #395 on: August 16, 2017, 10:38:38 pm »
Work gives you an iPhone to replace your blackberry, you can only see any point in three features of the new phone, and secretly want to keep the blackberry
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Mrs Pingu

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #396 on: August 16, 2017, 11:01:46 pm »
You wish you had a BFO lamp and magnifying glass to paint your nails.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #397 on: August 16, 2017, 11:45:42 pm »
You have a BFO lamp/magnifying glass, but can't remember the last time you painted your nails.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #398 on: August 17, 2017, 07:40:21 am »
You go to a non league football match at a venue without floodlights like I did last night, which kicked off late and finished 15 minutes after sunset..... someone says: "Jumpers for goalposts" and it bring back memories of playing football in the street when you were a kid.....  ;D

Then you look at your street and wonder if even a pro footballer could make a 10 yard pass down it today without hitting something or being hit  :(
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #399 on: August 17, 2017, 10:50:16 am »
You have a BFO lamp/magnifying glass, but can't remember the last time you painted your nails.

This is a relatively new thing for me, only recently having the patience for it.

Any BFO mag/light recommendations?
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.