Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Old

According to a recent study, old age begins at 27!!!

And with the big 2-7 just around the corner for me, I can't help but feel a little gray in spite of my still blond locks.

Maybe it's because I just read that article and now know I don't have the same mental capabilities I did say... 6 months ago.

Or maybe I feel old because...

1. I'm wearing a ring on my left hand.
2. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
3. I recently uttered the phrase, "I need an apron!" and meant it.
4. I spent the day at Adam's wishing I knew how to start a flower garden.
5. I no longer Google "Top 10 Reasons Not To Get Married," and instead ponder the "Top 10 Ways Botox Enhances Your Life."
6. I met a gal for drinks, and ordered ONE. The. Entire. Night.
7. I prefer "mom jeans" to previously adored "low-rise."
8. I now think an evening on my back porch with a good book sounds a lot better than a night in the back of the bar with a good looking boy.
9. I know the meanings of words like "sconce" and "bistro" and use them frequently.
10. I'd rather spend my last 20 bucks at The Christmas Tree Shop than at Shadows on the Hudson.

What makes YOU feel OLD?


Sten said...

On Sunday I had a bunch of friends over to play volley ball, eat pizza and drink beer.
That made me feel young.

It is now Tuesday and my body still aches from all that fun.
That makes me feel old.

Chrissie said...

Ah yes Sten! The aches and pains too.

I should have made a longer list...

(There's also the fact that it takes 3 days to nurse a hangover rather than the 3 hours it used to;)

Toughguy said...

The fact that my friends and family members getting married, starting families, and buying houses is no longer an abstract concept but an accepted reality.

My little sister got married last year.

Sten said...

Yeah ... that too. My sister had a baby in February. Being some one's aunt makes me feel kinda old.

aka the Ralph Man said...

I love this topic and convo...

I'm a mixed beast... I agree with a lot of the things on both side of the spectrum and Im probably older than most of you's 31 (even though I say I'm 27). I act old in my ways an got the grays coming in but I'm still totally down to go rip it up all weekend at the bar (if I wasn't on probation that is). But yeah I do my gardening and even read now. All my family's getting married and having kids... seriously out of 26 cousins plus my two brothers there's only like 4 that aren't married an w/ kids -> Yup me and like some twelve year olds. Screw it there's pletny of time to be old, maybe I should go for 25?

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Sten said...

I think it's a bad idea to let what people are doing around you make you feel old. No one should get married simply because every one around them is.
Sure, it's sort of a reality check as far as "we're not kids anymore." I feel that too ... but I'm not about to settle down until I'm damn good and ready.

I too am going grey though ... and have to admit that, along with the aches and pains of an aging body, make me feel a bit old as well.

aka the Ralph Man said...

Interesting Fact: I never knew the correct spelling of Grey since Gray would also come up correct in spell check. So anyway I checked today and Grey/Gray mean the same and it's certainly nothing to bright and colorful...

gray 1 also grey (grā)
adj. gray·er also grey·er, gray·est also grey·est

1. Of or relating to an achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
1. Dull or dark: a gray, rainy afternoon.
2. Lacking in cheer; gloomy: a gray mood.
3. Having gray hair; hoary.
4. Old or venerable.
1. Having gray hair; hoary.
2. Old or venerable.
4. Intermediate in character or position, as with regard to a subjective matter: the gray area between their differing opinions on the film's morality.


1. An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white.
2. An object or animal of the color gray.
3. often Gray
1. A member of the Confederate Army in the Civil War.
2. The Confederate Army.

Sten said...

I've always preferred the "e" ... don't know why.

Anonymous said...

That I wake up and most of my joints ache.

The grey hair now bothers me - though I've had it since I was 17.

Mohawk said...

I don't mind that im getting old, each year is 1 more closer to hover round races at the home!

Yuki said...

Feeling old? I've got a decade left before my old age begins and I already feel old. I think it's because of things like...

1. Realizing I've forgotten just about everything I've learned over the last year.
2. Finding the idea of partying more exhausting than fun.
3. The whole curling up on the back porch thing? Yeah, I'm feeling it now (except we're overrun with mosquitos)
4. Everyone around me acts like a kid...and I don't.

Maybe college will perk me up...or else I'm going to be a crazy old cat lady by the time I'm 30.