Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Know I'm Getting Old When . . .

I'm 38, which I know isn't exactly over the hill, but lately I have felt my age

because . . .

The music that I grew up with is now considered classic or retro. I hope you're enjoying listening to some of the hits from 1971, the year I was born.

I have some gray hair which, of course, I have colored.

I go to sleep at the time that I went out for the night during college.

I require several cups of caffeine to get going in the morning.

I voluntarily take vitamins, granted they are still Flintstones vitamins, though.

I have aged out of the Young Adult Sunday School class.

I almost always choose price over style, and now shop at stores where I wouldn't have been caught dead ten years ago.

I can easily remember the days before cell phones, internet access, and cable tv.

I did high school debate research using microfiche, a card catalog, and some odd film-like contraption.

I remember the early days of MTV when they actually played music videos.

I think about what body parts will ache the day after I exercise or try some new physical activity.

I usually take at least one Tylenol or Aleve before lunch.

I wear reading glasses.


I am happy to be past the spit-up and diaper-changing phases, and no longer gaze longingly at babies.

I have body parts that will most likely never return to the shape or size which they previously were.


I now understand why women get body parts nipped, tucked, and lifted.


My oldest child, Curly Girl, is almost a teenager.


When I took Curly Girl shopping this past weekend, I actually thought, "I can't believe what kids wear these days." This coming from the person who wore pink Converse high-tops and ripped jeans with the names of bands written all over them in high school.

Clothes that were in-style in high school during the late '80s have come back around. Vans, OP, and neon weren't that great originally. Did they really need to come back in style?


I am going to attend my 20th high school reunion next month. It can't possibly have been 20 years. It certainly doesn't seem like that long ago.


. . . but perhaps my memory and sense of time are going with age, too.





3 comments:

  1. LOL ....am still laughing at the debate research materials!!!! HA! Microfisch, the "CARD CATALOGUE"!!!LOL

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  2. Oh the phrases that come out of hubby's and my mouth these days. Reminds me of my grandparents, for crying out loud! Grey hair? What grey hair???

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  3. Getting old is only in our mind.
    Age never prevented people from doing things:
    http://www.whatwasdone.com/

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