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  1. #1
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    Default Signs You're Getting Older

    (borrowed from Tack of the Day)

    "I just can't drink the way I used to", replaces, "I'm never going to drink that much again".

    06:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

    90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

    A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff".

    A 'late night' now ends at 11 pm.

    About half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief".

    All your favorite music is in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

    An "all nighter" means not getting up to pee!

    At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.

    Conversations with people your own age often turn into "dueling ailments."

    Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

    Eating a basket of buffalo wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

    Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work.

    Getting a little action means you don't need to take a laxative.

    Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.

    Grocery lists are longer than macaroni & cheese, diet Pepsi and Ho-Ho's

    Happy hour is a nap.
    About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
    -- Tom Wilson, actor & comedian


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    Default A Few of My Own ...

    When old age birthday cards start getting funny. Then they start getting funnier.

    When you've finally had it with bending over to do chores and you head to the Goodwill (on senior's day for the discount) to buy a pair of all elastic waistband jeans. And you swear that you'll never wear them to town ...

    When you start noticing that your moves are getting slower and more deliberate (like old people).

    When a long handle shoe horn is a godsend. and you prefer to buy slipon shoes.

    When sit happens, and it does make you feel better. And you have a favorite chair and the family clears landing for you.

    When old is however old you are plus 10.
    About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
    -- Tom Wilson, actor & comedian


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    Old is when you go get something and can't remember what and it is not funny any more.

    Old is when you get down on hands and knees to get something from under the desk and then wonder how you will lift up again, what to grab that won't topple over, because your knees don't work any more.

    Old is when you are looking for your next horse and the shorter and pokier the better.

    Old is when you are competing with little kids trying to find that next horse.


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    I actually uttered the words, "It's too much house" as a reason for considering selling my (950 sq foot) place and buying a duplex instead.

    I'm 32.



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    Oh, meup....
    You have some great experiences still ahead

    Like you Bluey, I find myself looking at the 12h driving pony and wondering if he could be broke to ride.
    However, he is a Hackney, so "poky" is not & will never be an option in his World.

    Still...tumbling off that height is increasingly attractive compared to Mr 17h+.
    Especially when Mr Big gave me his very best impression of a rodeo bronc on the longe the other day....
    I felt like I was holding on to a runaway Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloon
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009


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    Quote Originally Posted by pony grandma View Post
    (borrowed from Tack of the Day)

    "I just can't drink the way I used to", replaces, "I'm never going to drink that much again".

    06:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.

    90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

    A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff".

    A 'late night' now ends at 11 pm.

    About half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief".

    All your favorite music is in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart.

    An "all nighter" means not getting up to pee!

    At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.

    Conversations with people your own age often turn into "dueling ailments."

    Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

    Eating a basket of buffalo wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

    Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work.

    Getting a little action means you don't need to take a laxative.

    Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.

    Grocery lists are longer than macaroni & cheese, diet Pepsi and Ho-Ho's

    Happy hour is a nap.
    Oh dear, according to this list I have been getting older for a really long time now!



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    Old is when you spend the money on an incredible bag instead of incredible shoes you can no longer walk in. The incredible body has been history for 10 years!


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    When you've been sitting in one position for a long time and getting up and walking looks like an imitation of the evolution of man.

    When you always hold the banister going up and down the stairs.

    When you always make sure you cross your legs before you laugh or sneeze.

    When you tell people your age and they don't look shocked.

    When you have reading glasses in every purse, every room in the house and in the barn.


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    When you groan while getting up or down.

    When you ache if the weather is too cold, too damp, too hot, basically anything but mostly sunny and 75.

    When you will stifle a sneeze because you don't think crossing your legs will do it.

    I am 32.
    "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." -Douglas Adams


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    When you can't see the food in your plate without reading glasses.

    When my solid bay, unless right by him, is a solid brown blur.
    I can't tell which end is the head or tail until he moves around.



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    When you start humming to yourself off key, the way your late Aunt Emma used to.
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



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    When you see yourself in posts like this. I'm 46.


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    Forehead wrinkles.

    Chin hair (just one thank god!)- and wtf- too young!

    Staying out till 10 pm is LATE.

    College kids look REALLY young.

    I have no idea who any of the famous people are in the magazines in the check out line.


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    ...is when you no longer bend and bounce, but crumble and break.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    When you can't see the food in your plate without reading glasses.
    I hate eating blurry food!
    About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation.
    -- Tom Wilson, actor & comedian



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    Quote Originally Posted by pony grandma View Post
    I hate eating blurry food!


    Right!



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    When your Dr and Dentist are younger than you are.

    When the PRESIDENT is younger than you are!

    When you look down and you notice that your toes are wrinkled (this just happened to me today. )
    "I used to have money, now I have horses."


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    Going to a craft store* and realizing slowly that a) wow, all the music they're playing is GREAT!, b) it's all music from when I was in college, and c) I'm now the target age group for scrapbookers. F(*&%&$(*&%
    *for a present for my mom.



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    When they don't make sexy shoes for you anymore.

    All the sexy shoes have heels that are too high and toes that are too narrow. All the other ones are frumpy, low heeled things that only OLD people wear.

    Uhoh. That's me, isn't it?


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    When you state..."Man, I am getting old" and no one disputes that statement anymore.

    Personally, I have come to the conclusion that once you hit 40 (I turned 42 yesterday), we are all just old...it doesn't matter if you are 40, 48, 52...we are all the same age.


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