Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84192 times)

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1050 on: October 25, 2019, 01:43:37 pm »
I know nothing of Fleetwood Mac (other than one song) but I am now forced to acknowledge that I need those varifocal contacts or, alternatively, that I can operate my computer by squinting at it from the other side of the office, using a stick to bash letters out of the keyboard. Admittedly the latter might improve my spelling.
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1051 on: October 25, 2019, 02:46:02 pm »
...When a bloke demonstrating a gadget on YouTube says "this is an amazingly flexible tool" and you think "aye, so's mine these days".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1052 on: October 25, 2019, 02:47:39 pm »
I know nothing of Fleetwood Mac (other than one song) ...

You are Wowbagger AICMFP!

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1053 on: October 25, 2019, 04:09:22 pm »
I don't even know one song.  I thought they were a cross between Fisherman's Friends and a dodgy mortgage set-up.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1054 on: October 25, 2019, 04:21:08 pm »
I discovered them relatively recently.  They seem quite good, and come from the heady days of music that was recorded with dynamic range.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1055 on: October 25, 2019, 04:22:49 pm »
They sound more than a bit Dad Rock. For those who find Dire Straits a bit racy.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1056 on: October 25, 2019, 05:27:02 pm »
...When a bloke demonstrating a gadget on YouTube says "this is an amazingly flexible tool" and you think "aye, so's mine these days".
;D ;D ;D

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1057 on: October 25, 2019, 05:34:24 pm »
I remember taking a Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits album on a school ski-trip in 1988.
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1058 on: October 25, 2019, 05:40:02 pm »
I only read this thread to make me feel young(er).

The only thing floppy about me is my disk.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1059 on: October 25, 2019, 06:12:07 pm »
All 3 1/2"

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1060 on: October 25, 2019, 06:49:00 pm »
It's not the size, it's the capacity.
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ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1061 on: October 25, 2019, 07:52:06 pm »
All 720kb?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1062 on: October 25, 2019, 08:40:42 pm »
Pah, I'm high density.
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road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1063 on: October 25, 2019, 09:53:07 pm »
You know you're middle aged when you get out your camera to take a photo and notice everyone else is using their smartphone.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1064 on: October 26, 2019, 12:49:46 am »
... and realise refocusing eyes twixt screen and scene requires effort/head movement/other specs etc.

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1065 on: October 26, 2019, 07:42:27 am »
... and realise refocusing eyes twixt screen and scene requires effort/head movement/other specs etc.
You just reached the stage I was at 30 years ago.  I recall feeing slightly insulted when the optician had a chuckle and said "happens to us all".


The only thing floppy about me is my disk.

Lumbar, presumably?  ;D
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1066 on: October 26, 2019, 08:00:49 am »
... and realise refocusing eyes twixt screen and scene requires effort/head movement/other specs etc.

In my case, I need an automatic glasses-flipper-upper
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1067 on: October 26, 2019, 03:55:18 pm »
... and realise refocusing eyes twixt screen and scene requires effort/head movement/other specs etc.
You just reached the stage I was at 30 years ago.  I recall feeing slightly insulted when the optician had a chuckle and said "happens to us all".

I probably reached that stage 15 years ago and really valued the optical viewfinder in my Canon IXUS 70 and the film cameras before.

I don't take photos now much as my left eye and right hand don't work well..

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1068 on: October 27, 2019, 01:05:32 pm »
You know you're middle aged when you get out your camera to take a photo and notice everyone else is using their smartphone.

...and you're the only one photographing the landscape with the long axis of the sensor horizontal.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

orraloon

  • I'm trying Ringo, I'm trying real hard
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1069 on: October 27, 2019, 03:05:29 pm »
....you do a scan as you shop in a branch of that well known supermarket chain, spot their 25% off 6 or more bottles of wine offer, dutifully scan in 6 to see the discount appear, get home to find you only bagged 5.  Rats.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1070 on: October 27, 2019, 03:54:45 pm »
Someone recently did similar with tinned soup elsewhere in this forum...
... we are all middle-aged...

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1071 on: October 27, 2019, 04:33:20 pm »
I'm glad someone else did that with tinned soup.

There I was getting ready for Brexit on Tuesday and when I got home I discovered I was missing the tenth tin of soup and the discount  >:(
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1072 on: October 27, 2019, 05:32:03 pm »
I'm glad someone else did that Wirth tinned soup.

There I was getting ready for Brexit on Tuesday and when I got home I discovered I was missing the tenth tin of soup and the discount  >:(

yes, I think that was you, upthread
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1073 on: October 27, 2019, 06:07:41 pm »
Continuing my camera theme, perhaps to confirm middle-age: at an extended family get-together today my mother-in-law takes a photo, sighs loudly and says, "What a pity, that's the last one; we'll have to buy a new film."

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1074 on: October 27, 2019, 08:44:14 pm »
...you remember being asked in a job interview if working in a non-smoking office would be a problem.
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