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    Baby Boomer Thoughts on Ageing in 2015

    A fellow member and good friend sent this today. Problem is, it's all too true....

    Random thoughts for 2015 as we age ...>

    The biggest lie I tell myself is ..."I don't need to write that down,
    I'll remember it."

    Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten
    minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!

    Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met
    yet!

    I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks!

    I don't need anger management. I need people to stop ****ing me off.

    Old age is coming at a really bad time!

    Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the
    courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!

    I don't have gray hair. I have "wisdom highlights". I'm just very wise.

    My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs
    work.

    Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a
    piece of paper.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.

    The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please. I text back "no"
    which is shorter than "yes" .

    I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do
    that second week.

    When did it change from "We the people" to "screw the people" ?

    Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the sound!

    Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer
    me to someone I can't understand anyway?

    Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

    Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

    At my age "Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering
    what I came in there for.

    Chocolate comes from cocoa which is a tree ... that makes it a plant
    which means ... chocolate is Salad !!!

    And, of course? Have I sent this to you already? Or did you send this
    to me?

    Last edited by Sooz, 18th April 2015 at 11:40. Reason: Fixing Boldness

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    Subject: Weightlifting for over 50's

    Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room on each side.With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

    Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

    Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

    After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

    Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute (I'm at this level).

    After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each bag.


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    Um, OK..um is there a message in this Dr Doom? OK are you just being mysterious?

    Remember I am getting older, not getting the 'nuances' as sharply as I used to...lol...
    Last edited by Brigand Doom, 18th April 2015 at 12:51.

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    Quote Originally posted by Sooz View Post
    Um, OK..um is there a message in this Dr Doom? OK are you just being mysterious?

    Remember I am getting older, not getting the 'nuances' as sharply as I used to...lol...
    It's just a joke about getting older lol

    I have another one but it might break the profanity filter

    This is public thread after all.

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    Quote Originally posted by Sooz View Post
    Um, OK..um is there a message in this Dr Doom? OK are you just being mysterious?

    Remember I am getting older, not getting the 'nuances' as sharply as I used to...lol...
    Um, Sooz, I don't want to ruin other people's jokes, but I think you'll find the clue in this line here-below...

    Quote Originally posted by Brigand Doom
    After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each bag.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    I notice the censorship/snipping of my words. Doesn't matter.

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    Life is too complicated. I'm going to bed....lol....

    Love you all. Sometimes I just misunderstand things. Easy to do on a forum.

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    I'm too young to be a baby boomer, too old to be Gen X. I'm told I'm the lost generation. I'm not the only one lost...

    Chocolate is totally salad!

    I take advice from myself all the time. And I never get mad at myself if I forget and have to repeat myself.

    I LOVE my wisdom highlights.

    My friend Sue has just one bumper sticker: I knit so I don't kill people.

    Regarding procrastination: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can fail to do today.

    If I go upstairs and forget why and then have to go up again, it's exercise, right?

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    Hi Dreamtimer,

    I am in a 'knit' right now, lol....but not the knitting kind.

    Funny thing is, I got my 'wisdom highlights', (grey hair) when I was 20 years old, so hardly 'wisdom highlights'. It's a genetic thing from my Mother.

    I looked like Morticia Adams from the Adams Family. Still do. Everyone asks me if they are for real.

    'I knit so I don't kill people'. Love that. Thanks!

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    Sweet. I'm starting to get a streak that goes back across the top of my head. Didn't start in my 20s. Maybe I'll end up like Morticia. I was thinking Brunhilde.

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    I talk to myself all the time at least that way I get an answer !

    I got a ground floor flat so I don't have to forget what I went upstairs for !

    After being told in my 50's that I should cut my hair now , I'm 62 and it's half way down my back , my wisdom streaks are undercover , bless the person who invented hairdye .

    I can touch my toes as long as I'm sitting down .

    I'm an old hippy , it's just that the hips have spread out a bit for that comfort factor .

    It's true that if you keep your clothes long enough they come back into fashion .

    Shopping lists are meant to be left at home when you go out so you come back with the things you really want not the ones you really need .

    I haven't got wrinkles , they're laughter lines

    My sticker on the fridge says "I believe in dragons , good men and other fantasy creatures "

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