The W
Views: 115806243
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.8.09 1403
The 7 - One Question... - What makes you feel old? Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 3 Next(213 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (46 total)
dwaters
Lap cheong
Level: 83

Posts: 555/1765
EXP: 5278273
For next: 153971

Since: 16.10.02
From: Connecticut

Since last post: 15 days
Last activity: 7 hours
#1 Posted on 21.9.06 1702.56
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1703.00
The other day on the radio, the alternative station played "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys and I remember thinking about how "Licensed to Ill" came out in 1986. I couldn't believe that album is now TWENTY years old. Two decades ago! Seems like just yesterday me and my friends wore our Beasties T-shirts and stole VW emblems off cars to wear on chains to look like them (yeah we were idiots).

I also have a relative that was born when I was in high school start her freshman year in college.

Ever have a "Wow, I'm old!" moment?
Promote this thread!
JayJayDean
Scrapple
Level: 128

Posts: 2734/4750
EXP: 23954523
For next: 427243

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 218 days
Last activity: 17 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on 21.9.06 1726.59
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1727.03
I always have one when I think how old people were to me when I was in school, like the fact that the guys I work with are 26, so when I was a senior in high school they were in the fourth grade. My buddy has a wife that we met when she was 18, and we were talking about how various situations relative to the day after Christmas blizzard in '99 and she said "Oh, I remember that because we didn't have school for a week." O-L-D.

*insert easy cheapshot at pieman HERE*
Whitebacon
Banger
Level: 97

Posts: 2143/2511
EXP: 9198092
For next: 119266

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 53 min.
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#3 Posted on 21.9.06 1728.40
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1728.59
I coach Jr. High school football (12-13 year olds) and these guys were in/just out of diapers when I went to the the school (1996).
Deacon Jim
Chipolata
Level: 26

Posts: 80/122
EXP: 91850
For next: 10427

Since: 11.12.03
From: Dallas, TX

Since last post: 1391 days
Last activity: 29 min.
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on 21.9.06 1734.03
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1734.44
My 25 yr old son is getting married this Saturday. I can't tell you how old that makes feel. It seems like just the other day I was the one getting married.
Leroy
Boudin blanc
Level: 94

Posts: 825/2334
EXP: 8222988
For next: 133700

Since: 7.2.02

Since last post: 305 days
Last activity: 305 days
#5 Posted on 21.9.06 1804.16
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1804.41

I work on a university campus, and realizing that a lot of these kids don't know a world without e-mail, the internet, or cell phones is enough to make me feel ancient.

We moved about a month ago, and my back is still sore. That didn't help. Nor did the single long grey hair I found growing in my ear.

shinstrife
Boudin rouge
Level: 49

Posts: 465/512
EXP: 825539
For next: 58350

Since: 5.10.02

Since last post: 180 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
#6 Posted on 21.9.06 1831.25
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1838.22
I'm only 18. However, smoking a cigar on my birthday this year and realizing I've known my best friend for over half my life sort of made me old.
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 119

Posts: 2961/4013
EXP: 18409086
For next: 520260

Since: 22.4.02
From: Outside of Boston

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 21.9.06 1857.29
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1859.01
Seeing videos for songs I loved in middle/high school on VH1 Classic doesn't help much. Neither does writing about teams where some players were born in the 90's.
geemoney
Scrapple
Level: 115

Posts: 1991/3840
EXP: 16766873
For next: 44542

Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 5 min.
AIM:  
#8 Posted on 21.9.06 1942.02
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1942.56
When I see players in college/pro leagues that are older than me. "What have I done with my life?" is what I usually end up thinking.
bash91
Merguez
Level: 56

Posts: 569/711
EXP: 1387239
For next: 10946

Since: 2.1.02
From: Bossier City, LA

Since last post: 1476 days
Last activity: 1 day
#9 Posted on 21.9.06 1943.24
Reposted on: 21.9.13 1944.03
Listening to speeches of introduction in which most of the freshmen in my class revealed they were born after I graduated from high school really drove the point home for me. It got even worse when I was listening to a political discussion between 2 of my students and I was called upon to confirm that there was a difference between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush because neither of them remembered the elder Bush's time as President.

Tim
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 115

Posts: 2356/3701
EXP: 16508404
For next: 303011

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 68 days
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#10 Posted on 21.9.06 2044.12
Reposted on: 21.9.13 2044.49
Realizing that Morten Andersen un-retired to become the oldest player currently on an NFL roster, and he's still four months younger than me.

Every player in the NFL is younger than me and Julio Franco can never retire.
Oliver
Scrapple
Level: 130

Posts: 2362/5007
EXP: 25512028
For next: 218618

Since: 20.6.02

Since last post: 547 days
Last activity: 541 days
#11 Posted on 22.9.06 0119.09
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0122.45
Looking in the mirror.
Nuclear Winter
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 326/524
EXP: 820450
For next: 3098

Since: 9.11.03
From: Bedford, Michigan

Since last post: 883 days
Last activity: 18 days
AIM:  
#12 Posted on 22.9.06 0137.42
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0139.06
Finding coins that are older than I am.

Movies. For example, when I think about Forrest Gump, I think, "Hey, that movie's relatively new." No it's not, it came out over 10 years ago!
TheBucsFan
TheChiefsFan
Level: 111

Posts: 1966/3428
EXP: 14686186
For next: 182220

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 749 days
Last activity: 749 days
#13 Posted on 22.9.06 0222.45
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0223.03
"You know, when *I* started driving, gas was under a dollar a gallon!"

"You know, when *I* was in high school, I only knew like 10 people with cell phones!"

(I'm 23)
dunkndollaz
Banger
Back to Back Survivor
Level: 99

Posts: 1939/2621
EXP: 9817516
For next: 182519

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 33 days
Last activity: 7 hours
#14 Posted on 22.9.06 0715.02
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0716.09
This thread.

(except for Pieman)

I am technically old enough to be my boss's father - in fact, everyone I work with in my division. I also realized as I spun down the thread that I will 62 when my son graduates from high school.
The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator
Level: 97

Posts: 1558/2490
EXP: 9091658
For next: 225700

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 58 min.
#15 Posted on 22.9.06 0717.42
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0719.50
My rapidly degenerating joints and my difficulty walking down stairs.
Caliban
Chipolata
Level: 26

Posts: 20/117
EXP: 91414
For next: 10863

Since: 18.5.02
From: Orlando

Since last post: 519 days
Last activity: 190 days
#16 Posted on 22.9.06 0816.42
Reposted on: 22.9.13 0816.57
A while back at work I was talking about Nirvana's Nevermind album with a coworker. Another coworker overheard and told us that Nevermind was the first CD he'd ever bought. Back when he was in second grade.
Alessandro
Lap cheong
Level: 83

Posts: 1006/1726
EXP: 5246964
For next: 185280

Since: 2.1.02
From: Worcester MA

Since last post: 105 days
Last activity: 23 days
#17 Posted on 22.9.06 1100.48
Reposted on: 22.9.13 1104.39
A co-worker (who just graduated college) said that she doesn't remember the "Where's the Beef" commercials ...

For some reason, that one just brought me down for the rest of the day.
jfkfc
Liverwurst
Level: 70

Posts: 730/1179
EXP: 2951537
For next: 64289

Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 119 days
Last activity: 7 days
#18 Posted on 22.9.06 1249.10
Reposted on: 22.9.13 1249.42
I don't normally feel old, but I was at the park not too long ago where two kids were having a catch. The ball got by one of the kids, and rolled right to me. I threw it back, and the closest kid said, "Thanks mister!"

Mister.

That, ear and back hair, and my son's shoe size getting closer to mine every day...
Mayhem
Scrapple
Level: 113

Posts: 2649/3681
EXP: 15594864
For next: 223745

Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#19 Posted on 22.9.06 1300.28
Reposted on: 22.9.13 1300.54

Hearing the 20-somethings around me at work talk about going out & drinking, having a good time. I get the "you should go out with us." But I'd rather just go home to my wife & son ...

Also, referring to people as "20-somethings" makes me feel old.
AWArulz
Scrapple
Level: 114

Posts: 1873/3625
EXP: 15930991
For next: 378626

Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
Y!:
#20 Posted on 22.9.06 1347.50
Reposted on: 22.9.13 1348.12
Knowing I am older than Pieman.....

Nah, it's the culture thing, I guess. Knowing that the (mostly) young men I teach were born after I was married. Knowing that I have to hit the page down key three times to find my birth year on most places where that appears.

Oh yeah. Did I mention aches and pains. Them too.
Pages: 1 2 3 NextThread ahead: Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
Next thread: Will You Vote?
Previous thread: Favorite podcast?
(213 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - One Question... - What makes you feel old?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.199 seconds.