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Post by Lurker on Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:39 pm

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I wash my hair every other day.

Every now and then after I've exited the house, I glance down at my legs to make sure I've switched out of my pajamas.

I've been called ma'am for enough years to know it's not accidental.

When shopping for a sympathy card, I buy two extras.

I follow routines so I don't misplace my car keys.

I count housecleaning as a workout.

Much of what I read seems feeble or recycled.

I choose a matinee over 8 p.m. Saturday every time.

I use the word "thing" whenever I can't remember the real noun. Which is often.

My ideal night of "sleeping together" includes actual sleep.

I understand my mother.

Balancing exercises are part of my routine workout.

My dentist is my son's age.

I have doctors (plural).

Swing doors are unaccountably heavy.

I wish there were recombobulation areas at the end of check-out lines.

As rites of passage go, accepting that you're probably in life's final third offers less a frisson than say, becoming a new parent or mastering potty training.

Some people are far cheerier about this personal transition than I am, even claiming that aging has liberated them. I suspect such folks are blessed with either better genetics or better medications than me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, for example, the only daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, summed it up this way: "First you're young. Then you're middle aged. Then you're wonderful."

Bully for wonderful Alice.

Then again, she lived to age 96, so maybe she had a point.

While I mull over that, I'll keep taking notes.

Last month, I found a roll of foil in the freezer.

This morning, my mascara was inexplicably...oh never mind. At least I know where my car keys are. They're on the kitchen counter in that...thing.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:03 am

Haha, a friend of mine who recently turned 40 posted today that he poured his coffee into his cereal. It happens in minute degrees, like a lobster in a pot of water Smile

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Post by nicko on Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:06 am

Afew days ago ifound my car keys in the Fridge?
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:13 am

nicko wrote:Afew days ago ifound my car keys in the Fridge?  

That's awesome Smile Why not keep your car keys in the fridge, your milk on your nightstand and the book you're reading in the pantry?

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:38 pm

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Pantry pffft...belongs in the fridge.

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Post by nicko on Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Have you ever looked for your glasses, and realised your wearing them?
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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:01 pm

nicko wrote:Have you ever looked for your glasses,  and realised your wearing them?

OMG! Does the bear shit in the woods? Or your hat...which is on your head. Razz

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Post by Lurker on Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:02 am

I was sitting at an IHOP one day having a pancake breakfast and I poured the syrup into my coffee. They put a pot of coffee on the table and I meant to warm up my coffee but grabbed the syrup dispenser instead of the coffee pitcher.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:28 pm

Lurker wrote:I was sitting at an IHOP one day having a pancake breakfast and I poured the syrup into my coffee. They put a pot of coffee on the table and I meant to warm up my coffee but grabbed the syrup dispenser instead of the coffee pitcher.

Haha! Friend of mine posted this to Facebook the other day:

"I poured my coffee into my cereal. It's going to be a long day."

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Post by Cass on Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:53 pm

nicko wrote:Have you ever looked for your glasses, and realised your wearing them?

if being on top of your head counts as wearing then yes I am guilty as charged.

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Post by Cass on Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:56 pm

some things are lurker's list are getting a bit too close for comfort......sigh....

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:22 am

Cass wrote:some things are lurker's list are getting a bit too close for comfort......sigh....

I know, right? Here's what scares me -- I'm feeling these things as I get to 40. But people I know who are older than that laugh (loudly, in my face) when I talk about feeling older. So that tells me, it just keeps intensifying pale

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Post by Cass on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:29 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Cass wrote:some things are lurker's list are getting a bit too close for comfort......sigh....

I know, right? Here's what scares me -- I'm feeling these things as I get to 40. But people I know who are older than that laugh (loudly, in my face) when I talk about feeling older. So that tells me, it just keeps intensifying pale

I concur.....I'm still in the right side of 50.....just......and in February Mr.C and I celebrate 25 years of wedded something or other and junior will be a college freshman .......how is this even possible???

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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:07 pm

I know I posted this somewhere else, but it seems apt for this thread Laughing


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