Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday Thirteen No. 28

Thirteen Signs You're Getting Old

Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1964) as a group are generally in age denial. We're getting older we just don't want to admit it and we certainly don't want to act like it. The awful truth of the matter is that we are indeed getting older, whether we like it or not. So, here are few signs that you may be getting older.
1. You would love to own a new Nissan 350Z, but you have absolutely NO interest in a six speed manual transmission.

2. You would love to own a new Nissan 350Z, but there is NO way you're going to give up your pick-up truck!
3. You don't belong to a health club, it's called a Wellness Center and you must be at least 50 years old to join.
4. After thier work-outs, the guys at the Wellness Center don't compare bench press numbers, they compare blood pressure numbers.
5. You are the oldest commenter on every blog that you visit.
6. You're pretty sure that you know more about the Bible than that TV evangelist that's always asking you to plant that seed of faith in his wallet.
Everyone in your office comes to you for advice because of your vast experience.
8. Your boss comes to you to learn about the history of the company.
9. You have started reading the obituary column to see if any of your high school classmates are listed.
10. If you and three of your friends decide to go skinny dipping and you look like this
11. You don' t see anything wrong with the third guy's footwear.
12. Your favorite radio station plays nothing but 60's Top 40 music.
13. Your idea of a great family vacation is taking the grand kids to Disney World!!!

Well, we're going to find out if No. 13 is a good idea next week. Saturday we are leaving with the family and the four grandcrew to Disney World. The result is that there will probably be no posting from me next week. However, when we get back, you can expect multiple posts and lots of photos.


orneryswife said...

That was funny! The four guys picture was hilarious! You are posting this from a man's perspective, but women have their own aging woes. Have a fun trip to see Mickey.

Soul Pockets said...

I am not a baby boomer, butI am cracking up at number 11!

Ivanhoe said...

OMG to the picture of four musketeers - thanks for the chuckle and have a grand time at Disney!

Carol said...

Enjoy your time with those grandkids! Great T-13!

mommanator said...

loved it, so true.
Here in my Fla home all the folks I call grey hairs are older than me, and I suddenly realise I am one of them!

Cinnamon Girl said...

Ahh Boomers and their quest for youth. I see it in my parents. Happy TT!

Joyce said...

Ok Driller, I fully admit to #9. And with a slight difference, #12 also fits me. I do 70's music mostly, but my satellite radio also frequents the 60's channel.

You got me.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

You would love to own a new Nissan 350Z, and initially, it SEEMS okay... until you realise that the seat/steering column weren't meant for someone like you.

Reading through these made me think of a line from a movie that I wasn't particularly happy about... the latest Indiana Jones flick... We're at a time in our lives when the Lord seems to take away more things than he gives us... My addendum would be save the spare tire around my mid-section.

Still, as a bonus, age does bring the occasional bit of reverence from those around you... and I am looking forward to aging disgracefully and blaming all my bad behaviour on being a bit senile! :)

Tricia said...

Driller you are hysterical. I am still laughing at the 4 guys. Enjoy your trip to Disney and I hope you get some fish on your day!

Anonymous said...

That was too funny!

I am not that old but number 6 applies to me too!

That photo of the guys reminded me of that movie Cocoon!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I am a right in the middle boomer...and I might be adding years on the planet, but I am not acting older...and that footwear scares me

Do I have a chance?

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy

maryt/theteach said...

OMG, Driller, I hate to say you hit the nail on the head. Of course I can't relate AT ALL to those 4 old guys! :D

Travis Cody said...

But 60s top 40 music rocks!

I am among the youngest boomers - 1964. I don't even feel like I belong.

So bring on the Z and crank up the tuneage!

Amy, aka ABB said...

Love the 4 guys - I imagine the 4 gals pic would be pretty much the same. We may be a far cry from our 20-something selves on the surface, but inside I'm still young and beautiful.