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dwaters
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#1 Posted on 21.9.06 1702.56
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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?
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#2 Posted on 21.9.06 1726.59
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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*
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#3 Posted on 21.9.06 1728.40
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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).
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#4 Posted on 21.9.06 1734.03
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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.
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#5 Posted on 21.9.06 1804.16
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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.

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#6 Posted on 21.9.06 1831.25
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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.
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#7 Posted on 21.9.06 1857.29
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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.
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#8 Posted on 21.9.06 1942.02
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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.
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#9 Posted on 21.9.06 1943.24
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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.

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#10 Posted on 21.9.06 2044.12
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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.
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#11 Posted on 22.9.06 0119.09
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Looking in the mirror.
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#12 Posted on 22.9.06 0137.42
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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!
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#13 Posted on 22.9.06 0222.45
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"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)
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#14 Posted on 22.9.06 0715.02
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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.
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#15 Posted on 22.9.06 0717.42
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My rapidly degenerating joints and my difficulty walking down stairs.
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#16 Posted on 22.9.06 0816.42
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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.
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#17 Posted on 22.9.06 1100.48
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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.
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#18 Posted on 22.9.06 1249.10
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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...
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#19 Posted on 22.9.06 1300.28
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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.
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#20 Posted on 22.9.06 1347.50
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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.
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