Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84599 times)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #550 on: March 08, 2018, 09:10:16 am »
I don't like to brag but . . . . . from my man-cave with everything in its place and a place for everything.

The woodworking department is on the other wall!
Rob
Is there any logical reason why the WD40 and GT85 are on different shelves?  ;)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #551 on: March 08, 2018, 09:28:22 am »
Is there any logical reason why the WD40 and GT85 are on different shelves?  ;)
Solvents on one shelf, lubricants on another?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #552 on: March 08, 2018, 10:42:52 am »
My workshop is currently my parents' dining room.

Shhhhh!!!  Don't tell!
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #553 on: March 08, 2018, 10:46:45 am »
You know you’re middle aged when you find other people’s workshop photos endlessly fascinating  ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #554 on: March 08, 2018, 11:07:03 am »
Bookshelf syndrome: when you lose track of what the interviewee is saying because you're trying to make out the titles in the bookshelf in the background.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #555 on: March 08, 2018, 11:54:48 am »
;D

That is a good likeness to your avatar, OD. Whenever I see a grinning smiley I will be reminded of you.

 ;D  ‘Tis my legendary photo face!

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #556 on: March 08, 2018, 11:55:37 am »
Grinning like a loon!

Cheers me up every time I see it  :thumbsup:

T42, you're workshop is bigger than my entire bike shop!
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #557 on: March 08, 2018, 01:57:03 pm »
Just luck. We didn't really want a barn when we bought the house, but it was there and had the workshop set into it. I suppose it would originally have been used for storing and fettling harnesses & suchlike.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #558 on: March 08, 2018, 02:46:37 pm »
Bookshelf syndrome: when you lose track of what the interviewee is saying because you're trying to make out the titles in the bookshelf in the background.
I was middle aged as a kid, then :( :( :(
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #559 on: March 08, 2018, 07:00:58 pm »
Is there any logical reason why the WD40 and GT85 are on different shelves?  ;)
Solvents on one shelf, lubricants on another?

Sort of - the lower shelf has the more frequently used stuff - the eagle-eyed may spot that in addition to the WD40 on the upper shelf there is a spray can of 3-in-1 oil and one of Waxoyl for occasional use inside steel frames.

Rob

BTW- this workshop thing is an obsession .... I now manage an LBS and have just revamped the workshop and tool-board there.  :thumbsup:

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #560 on: March 09, 2018, 08:57:57 am »
I don't like to brag but . . . . . from my man-cave with everything in its place and a place for everything.


The woodworking department is on the other wall!

Rob

That makes me so happy!  :D
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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #561 on: March 11, 2018, 02:43:39 pm »
A new toaster makes you unreasonably happy.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #562 on: March 11, 2018, 04:30:03 pm »
Chatting to a chap at last night's gig who was accompanied by his teenage son.  Discovering that we attended an awful lot of the same gigs in the 1980s.  Some of which we'd prefer to forget for e.g. a post-makeup Kiss at Wembley Arena, Hawkwind having Vera Lynn as a special guest* in Crystal Palace Park.  Thanks, Mike!

* I had forgotten that one, or at least the Vera Lynn part of it
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #563 on: March 11, 2018, 04:36:23 pm »
You read the obit in the BMJ of the suicide doctor who was young enough to be your daughter.
 :'(
My younger sister's youngest son turned 18 this week; he is older than most of the MSD 'kids'. Said sister's oldest so turns 30 next year.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #564 on: March 11, 2018, 04:52:20 pm »
I don't like to brag but . . . . . from my man-cave with everything in its place and a place for everything.


The woodworking department is on the other wall!

Rob

That makes me so happy!  :D

I think we are overdue a picture of Tewdric's SEEKRIT BWWWWWNKER....
I've struggled to find it....

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #565 on: March 14, 2018, 11:12:47 am »
'to can' confuses me. No, that's wrong 'to can' has me completely confounded.

The only thing I can think for it is in putting food or similar in a tin can, 'to can food', but how this fits into the context of the sentence I can't work out and why we would want a word specifically for something as none day to day as canning food, I can't even begin to comprehend. All this would lead me to the conclusion that I have completely missed the point, and Google has only confused me further.

Of course, my general lack of English skills (as apposed to language skills) and dyslexia don't help at all.
It's not really to 'can' it's to 'can even', which is the playful logical opposite[1] of 'can't even' as it appears in "I can't even...", a common construction denoting speechlessness with the actual verb (probably something like "begin to explain how I feel about this") being left as an exercise for the reader.

So being able to can even suggests that you're full able to articulate your emotions.  Or something.


[1] See also: Molish
How about "to Marmite even"? Okay, I'm exaggerating, it was actually just "to Marmite" with an "even" used normally for emphasis.
"Do you even Marmite, bro?"
The context is one lot of teenagers (British) ribbing another (Australian), and suddenly it all makes sense.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #566 on: March 14, 2018, 04:00:17 pm »
A topical one: ...when you know who Jim Bowen was. (I like this one cos it makes me either still young or already old!)
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #567 on: March 14, 2018, 04:07:43 pm »
A topical one: ...when you know who Jim Bowen was. (I like this one cos it makes me either still young or already old!)

"Let's see what you could have won!" [Either a Mini Metro or a speed boat  ;D ]

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #568 on: March 14, 2018, 04:21:46 pm »
That man bears much of the responsibility for the epidemic of speedboats left parked outside council houses in landlocked parts of Britain.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #569 on: March 15, 2018, 01:00:45 pm »
You burst my bubbles! I've noticed the front garden speedboat phenomenon but now instead of thinking "Young adventurer in the spirit of Donald Campbell, life on the edge, proud seafaring tradition," I shall think "Middle aged beer gut, four-pack of Carling and twenty Bensons on the sofa in front of daytime TV."
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #571 on: March 15, 2018, 01:56:48 pm »
A topical one: ...when you know who Jim Bowen was. (I like this one cos it makes me either still young or already old!)

There has to be a name for somebody great having their death upstaged by that of a mere entertainer.

Jean d'Ormesson, one of the greatest French writers and philosophers of the last hundred years, once observed that it would be truly unfortunate to have one's death immediately followed by that of a pop singer. He died last December, and within 24 hours Johnny Hallyday kicked the bucket.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #572 on: March 15, 2018, 02:21:49 pm »
I've seen the term 'Huxleyed' used, after Aldous Huxley, who died on the same day as JFK (as did CS Lewis).

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #573 on: March 15, 2018, 02:32:56 pm »
I've seen the term 'Huxleyed' used, after Aldous Huxley, who died on the same day as JFK (as did CS Lewis).

I understood that a JFK was a euphamism for a headache.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #574 on: March 15, 2018, 02:43:41 pm »
Seems like a good time to repost this thread: https://twitter.com/davidWhill14/status/959712290269429760
That is fascinating.  Thanks
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