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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #725 on: May 16, 2018, 09:55:50 am »
I suspect there's some rule about punching passengers no matter how well deserved that punch might be.

I imagine so. Having dead or unconscious knob head passengers lying in the aisles would impede evacuation of the aircraft in the event of an emergency.

menthel

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #726 on: September 01, 2018, 11:00:47 am »
You spend the morning ordering a bin store and a wood store and think it all rather exciting...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #727 on: September 01, 2018, 11:30:07 am »
I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #728 on: September 01, 2018, 12:28:36 pm »
VELOMANCER

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 #729 on: September 06, 2018, 08:37:22 pm »
... you finally give in and buy reading glasses.  :(
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #730 on: September 07, 2018, 09:13:56 am »
When drying off after your shower, you discover one armpit still full of soap.  And realize it's not for the first time.

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.
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 #731 on: September 07, 2018, 09:58:04 am »

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.

Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.
What duck?

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #732 on: September 07, 2018, 11:52:07 am »

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.

Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.

A ha'penny too much...
Penny a foot's more the mark
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #733 on: September 07, 2018, 12:21:37 pm »
He's doing guitar necks, not finishing the side of his bunk.
What duck?

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #734 on: September 07, 2018, 12:27:46 pm »
When drying off after your shower, you discover one armpit still full of soap.  And realize it's not for the first time.

that's not middle-age! What a terrible suggestion.

It's because my mind fills up with Very Important Matters while I shower (and other times).
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #735 on: September 07, 2018, 12:59:01 pm »

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.

Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.

A ha'penny too much...
Penny a foot's more the mark

And when it rains...….

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #736 on: September 07, 2018, 01:31:30 pm »
Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.

Hard to find here. On line a chunk of quilted maple 95 x 10 x 3.5 cm will rush you > 100€. I'd settle for ash but that's around 60€.
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 #737 on: November 30, 2018, 12:18:37 pm »
At school parents evening, there's a new maths teacher so while waiting to see him I ask my son what he's like.
"Like a maths teacher. Not as dull as the last one. Middle aged."
When we got to see him, he was about 30! But then... viewed chronologically, never mind from the point of view of a teenager, that is most definitely middle aged. "You start to lose all your youth when you're past 30."
More interestingly, he was wearing a tie with a bicycle pattern.  :thumbsup:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #738 on: December 01, 2018, 05:20:15 pm »
You local heritage railway is running trains of your childhood, not steam


There is a 3 carriage unit shuttling up & down the Coastway line (Portsmouth to Brighton) which is done up in the old BR livery.  Took me by surprise the first time I saw it.

https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/br-blue-repaint-for-pioneer-class-313
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #739 on: December 01, 2018, 10:15:51 pm »
...don't know what you got till it's gone. See Paradise...

OK not Paradise, but strikes me the old BR livery had a degree of elegance and restraint lacking in some of the more recent TOC liveries.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #740 on: December 01, 2018, 10:30:41 pm »

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.

Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.

A ha'penny too much...
Penny a foot's more the mark

And when it rains...….

Oh purleeze! If you are going to continue the poem, do your best to make it accurate!  :P

"A penny a foot, and when rain comes..."
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #741 on: December 02, 2018, 08:38:48 am »

I get excited by off-cuts of wood that will make ideal paint-stirrers at some point in the future.

Hah! I'm currently rooting through off-cuts from jobs I did 25 years ago in search of pieces of timber suitable for guitar necks because the DIY shops don't stock anything decent any more.  And realizing that that metre-long 20 x 50mm chunk of sapele that I casually used for the last one will probably be the last I see unless I order on-line.

Get some Birds-eye Maple. It's only three-ha'pence a foot.

A ha'penny too much...
Penny a foot's more the mark

And when it rains...….

Oh purleeze! If you are going to continue the poem, do your best to make it accurate!  :P

"A penny a foot, and when rain comes..."

 ;D  (goes off to see where he parked his Ark, before offering a lift....)

lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #742 on: December 02, 2018, 09:50:23 am »
    I know I am middle-aged (which I am) because:
    • I worry about our students when it's cold, especially when they don't have coats.  I have to stop myself from giving them my coat, scarf, hat gloves etc and making them wear them
    • I no longer need to bleach bits of my hair to dye them pink or orange or blue; areas now appear naturally
    • Block parties start at 12 am - That's usually when I wake up to make my first nocturnal trip to the bathroom
  • I get excited when I find time to do some knitting.  I also get excited about learning new knitting stitches. Until a few years ago, I didn't have the patience to knit as I had to be on the go.  Now I don't have the energy to be on the go all the time.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #743 on: December 02, 2018, 09:54:58 am »
I can go with the cold weather one Lou.

I used to be the one wandering round, de icing cars whilst wearing a t shirt and shorts. I was also the go to bed warmer. Mrs F used to rely on me going to be 10 minutes before her as I used to get pleasure from climbing into a chilled bed and warming up. Too chuffing cold for that nowdays.
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #744 on: December 02, 2018, 10:04:33 am »
I can go with the cold weather one Lou.

I used to be the one wandering round, de icing cars whilst wearing a t shirt and shorts. I was also the go to bed warmer. Mrs F used to rely on me going to be 10 minutes before her as I used to get pleasure from climbing into a chilled bed and warming up. Too chuffing cold for that nowdays.

 ;D   Being a woman and middle-aged means that I am the one to warm up the bed.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #745 on: December 02, 2018, 12:31:46 pm »
Being a woman and middle-aged means that I am the one to warm up the bed.

In contrast, my middle-aged wife is the block of ice who sleeps in PJs in a sleeping bag under her duvet and blankets, often aided by a hot water bottle while I am one of nature's radiators who sleeps naked under a summer duvet.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #746 on: December 02, 2018, 12:50:06 pm »
T. M. I.
VELOMANCER

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 #747 on: December 02, 2018, 05:37:10 pm »
Being a woman and middle-aged means that I am the one to warm up the bed.

In contrast, my middle-aged wife is the block of ice who sleeps in PJs in a sleeping bag under her duvet and blankets, often aided by a hot water bottle while I am one of nature's radiators who sleeps naked under a summer duvet.

I'm with you RR, though not literally  ;D
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #748 on: December 02, 2018, 09:45:44 pm »
I can go with the cold weather one Lou.

I used to be the one wandering round, de icing cars whilst wearing a t shirt and shorts. I was also the go to bed warmer. Mrs F used to rely on me going to be 10 minutes before her as I used to get pleasure from climbing into a chilled bed and warming up. Too chuffing cold for that nowdays.

 ;D   Being a woman and middle-aged means that I am the one to warm up the bed.

 ;D
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #749 on: December 02, 2018, 09:48:57 pm »
i have often wondered whether there was a living to me made, offering my bed-warming services to thermally-challenged ladies...
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