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road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #750 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 #751 on: December 02, 2018, 12:50:06 pm »
T. M. I.
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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 #752 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 #753 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.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #754 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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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #755 on: December 02, 2018, 10:06:06 pm »
i have often wondered whether there was a living to me made, offering my bed-warming services to thermally-challenged ladies...

On heat?  At your age?

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #756 on: December 02, 2018, 10:08:41 pm »
i have often wondered whether there was a living to me made, offering my bed-warming services to thermally-challenged ladies...

On heat?  At your age?

Santa comes down a lot of people's chimbleys* at this time of year...

*And brings along his chimbley brush.
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tonycollinet

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #757 on: December 02, 2018, 10:11:35 pm »
You are Wow - as ever - delightfully crude  :thumbsup:

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #758 on: December 03, 2018, 02:59:17 am »
The eye doctor tells you "Your distance vision is improving" followed by "It's a side effect of your cataracts getting larger".

A short discussion of "when they do the lens implant, you'll have fixed vision and use readers to see things up close, but no more need for distance-vision correction"

and "we will let you know when you need to talk to the eye surgeons about this"

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #759 on: December 03, 2018, 06:19:38 am »
When what is in your brain to say

"We never did get that greenhouse this year"

And what (nearly) comes out:

"We never did get that wing mirror this year"

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #760 on: December 03, 2018, 10:06:47 pm »
People of reasonably (?) advanced years come out with stuff like this https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11510.msg2347668#msg2347668

Middle aged? that made me feel old.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #761 on: December 04, 2018, 02:27:04 pm »
You really cant remember if you bought that set of pliers to put in the toolbox your filling for Pcolbeck junior for when he leaves home after Christmas and if you did buy them where the hell you put them.
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 #762 on: December 31, 2018, 08:46:13 pm »
'Little' Jimmy Osmond, several years your junior, is treated for a stroke.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46721950

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #763 on: January 01, 2019, 02:37:07 pm »
When you can't be arsed watching the New Year's fireworks.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #764 on: January 01, 2019, 02:53:54 pm »
When you go can't be arsed watching the New Year's fireworks.

Our neighbours' pyrotechnics were such that I only needed to turn my head slightly...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #765 on: January 01, 2019, 04:08:01 pm »
Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street. We got up at midnight to keep the dogs company until it died down, but they weren't really worried to start with, since there were no municipal whizzbangs: they're usually so powerful that you feel the shockwave in your ribcage.

Lots of firework débris on my ride today, including the blown-off door of someone's mailbox. There are some dumb sods around.
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 #766 on: January 01, 2019, 06:15:40 pm »
Ditto.  I sat in bed watching them after a bit of a snooze

lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #767 on: January 01, 2019, 06:19:37 pm »
You realise that you have socks older than the undergrads that you meet on a daily basis around work and your work tea towel is older than most of then people that you share an office with (tea towel was a hideous engagement gift in 1988 that was kept at the back of the draw and never used. It was pulled out and taken to work rather than throwing it away.)

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #768 on: January 01, 2019, 06:20:13 pm »
Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street.
I don't know why anyone would want to do impressions of the 1950s president of communist Poland!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolesław_Bierut
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #769 on: January 01, 2019, 06:28:20 pm »
Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street.
You know you're middle aged when loud firework displays going on all night are compared to Beirut!  ;) ;) :-*


That said, what's the modern equivalent? Sana'a? Mogadishu?
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #770 on: January 01, 2019, 06:44:51 pm »
Homs?

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #771 on: January 02, 2019, 08:36:31 am »
You realise that you have socks older than the undergrads that you meet on a daily basis around work and your work tea towel is older than most of then people that you share an office with (tea towel was a hideous engagement gift in 1988 that was kept at the back of the draw and never used. It was pulled out and taken to work rather than throwing it away.)
Youngster - I still have tea towels that my mother bought in the '70s. They are getting a bit worn but are still thicker and more absorbent than the modern ones.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #772 on: January 02, 2019, 09:25:49 am »
Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street.
You know you're middle aged when loud firework displays going on all night are compared to Beirut!  ;) ;) :-*


That said, what's the modern equivalent? Sana'a? Mogadishu?

AFAIK Bierut's the only one that became idiom. There were only three shots in Dealy Plaza and 'Harvest Music Festival' would be in bad taste.

Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street.
I don't know why anyone would want to do impressions of the 1950s president of communist Poland!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolesław_Bierut

Apparently somebody did and got shot for his pains.

(did a bit of an FTFY there - old link fooled by the ł )
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #773 on: January 02, 2019, 09:55:01 am »
'Little' Jimmy Osmond, several years your junior, is treated for a stroke.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46721950

AND you discover somewhere along the way you have forgiven him for THAT single. OK, maybe not.

yorkie

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #774 on: January 02, 2019, 03:56:31 pm »
Yeah, we had the usual Bierut impressions going on up & down the street.
You know you're middle aged when loud firework displays going on all night are compared to Beirut!  ;) ;) :-*


That said, what's the modern equivalent? Sana'a? Mogadishu?

AFAIK Bierut's the only one that became idiom.
Troo dat!
Must admit to thinking "Golly gosh** Sounds like Beirut out there!!" as 2018 swung sideways with tyres burning into 2019, accompanied by enough airborne ordinance to fight a reasonably accurate re-enactment of the 6 Day War!
I suppose that makes me middle-aged as well!!


** May actually have sounded more like "Clucking Bell" to be truthful!  ;)
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