Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84112 times)

Clare

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1025 on: October 23, 2019, 01:28:33 pm »
...your wife goes off to a Quilting Retreat ... (bet you didn't know that existed)

You should have learned by now not to assume, of course I know these things exist.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1026 on: October 23, 2019, 02:38:39 pm »
As I climbed the steps to our front door behind our Labs the other evening I found myself singing "Two little chums had two little bums/Both had a woolly arse", which I suppose would be even more non grata these days, as well as being grammatically dubious.

"Each had a woolly arse" would be OK.

I was going to put that but it would have added another mod to the original.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1027 on: October 23, 2019, 03:14:23 pm »
...your wife goes off to a Quilting Retreat for four days (bet you didn't know that existed) and not only do you not make any plans, but you also take no advantage of the holiday. She's back tomorrow.

Wonder if she'll meet the wife of my First Love, who is a quilter in Cardiff...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1028 on: October 24, 2019, 09:38:23 am »
...your wife goes off to a Quilting Retreat for four days (bet you didn't know that existed) and not only do you not make any plans, but you also take no advantage ...............
I must be middle aged, at 65.  Yebbut sometimes the aches and wobbles make me feel what I think old-age must feel like.  Dunno.  Mine buggers off at short notice for a Bridge weekend, and I get the dog to supervise so I can't go far away from home, and the dog hates going in the car so away-from-base walkies are out.  Yes, yes, I know it was on the calendar months ago, but how am I supposed to notice that?

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1029 on: October 24, 2019, 02:06:09 pm »
My sister's in that lark. Currently trying to get Downpatrick renamed Downpatchwork. OK for her, she lives near Lisburn.

Being shown the 748 photos she took at the European Quilting shindig in Ste-Marie-des-Mines would make anyone feel middle-aged. Or if they're already past that mark, suicidal.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1030 on: October 24, 2019, 03:12:09 pm »
Imagine having to find different ways of saying "oh that's nice dear"


With what has to pass for enthusiasm.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1031 on: October 24, 2019, 03:34:14 pm »
Unfortunately I don't have to imagine it. To be fair, though, 748 was hyperbole. It wasn't more than 200.
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1032 on: October 24, 2019, 03:38:25 pm »
I first heard of quilting in the US, where it's a big thing (families have quilts). Of course, I initially assumed it was some kind of sex thing, like pegging or some such.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1033 on: October 24, 2019, 04:26:55 pm »
I thought knights used to tilt at it.
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TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1034 on: October 24, 2019, 09:03:18 pm »
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Imagine having to find different ways of saying "oh that's nice dear"
With what has to pass for enthusiasm.
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Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1035 on: October 24, 2019, 09:35:52 pm »
I first heard of quilting in the US, where it's a big thing (families have quilts). Of course, I initially assumed it was some kind of sex thing, like pegging or some such.

I believe that is quiltbagging.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1036 on: October 24, 2019, 09:42:43 pm »
Imagine having to find different ways of saying "oh that's nice dear"


With what has to pass for enthusiasm.

You mean you aren't being asked your opinion on the colour combinations or how to arrange the blocks into the quilt or which of the fabric to use as the binding.

Sometimes I am so glad to have moved out of my mothers house, dad is known not to have an artistic or athstetic bone in his body.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1037 on: October 25, 2019, 07:24:41 am »
Imagine having to find different ways of saying "oh that's nice dear"


With what has to pass for enthusiasm.

You mean you aren't being asked your opinion on the colour combinations or how to arrange the blocks into the quilt or which of the fabric to use as the binding.

Sometimes I am so glad to have moved out of my mothers house, dad is known not to have an artistic or athstetic bone in his body.

No. I don't mean that AT ALL.

Tim Hall

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1038 on: October 25, 2019, 10:17:18 am »
I'm sitting in the office. The radio is on, playing Anarchy in The UK, by that popular beat combo The Sex Pistols.

All of my colleagues were born after it came out.
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1039 on: October 25, 2019, 10:19:47 am »
Yes, but they have Justin Bieber.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1040 on: October 25, 2019, 10:21:42 am »
My research trainee has been alive for less time than I have been in this job

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1041 on: October 25, 2019, 10:24:24 am »
Same here, one of the grads was born after I started here.

I'm only 43.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1042 on: October 25, 2019, 10:27:11 am »
A few years ago, I realised that the engineer sitting in the next desk over was young enough to be my daughter. She then went on maternity leave. I felt quite old after that...
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1043 on: October 25, 2019, 12:30:17 pm »
Some of my colleagues are younger than my beard.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1044 on: October 25, 2019, 12:38:24 pm »
you can have a discussion about tickets for Elton John and talk about the "original band", or debate the merits of Fleetwood Mac with or without Lindsay
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1045 on: October 25, 2019, 12:51:47 pm »
Lindsey, surely ?
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road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1046 on: October 25, 2019, 12:54:26 pm »
... or debate the merits of Fleetwood Mac with or without Lindsay

I think mean Peter, not Lindsey.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1047 on: October 25, 2019, 01:03:49 pm »
Bloke on Farcebok.  Talking about Fleetwood Mac.  Had to have "Dog And Dustbin" explained to him :facepalm:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1048 on: October 25, 2019, 01:08:47 pm »
in answer to thread title.

...its midday, on a friday, and you are tucking into a healthy and nutritious pint, whilst slightly grumpily perusing one's online world, which is only possible with reading glasses.

My ass used to be beautiful. That it should come to this...

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1049 on: October 25, 2019, 01:18:54 pm »
Lindsey, surely ?

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