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20 minutes ago, belljr said:

i.e. glasses - thankfully its just readers.

I did have to bump to 1.5 this past year.

But I went from reading tiny text from miles away to can't read it at all without glasses.

I'm still 20/15 outside my reading range :lol:

 

I have to use reading glasses for really tiny stuff, but the weird thing is it's my contact lenses that are causing the issue.  If I take my contacts off, I can read the tiniest of fine print.  But with my contacts or glasses on, the small stuff becomes blurry.  So if I ever did decide to do Lasik, it would fix both issues with my vision.  

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Yup, still forgetting stuff.  

Got BENT last night hearing that my bonus was "about half of what it was last year".  I've spent the last 12+ hours practicing the conversation I was going to have with my boss in my head.  

Welp, I went and checked my paycheck from this time last year and turns out I forgot to calculate that little thing called TAXES.

:oldunsure:  :whoosh:

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10 hours ago, nirad3 said:

Yup, still forgetting stuff.  

Got BENT last night hearing that my bonus was "about half of what it was last year".  I've spent the last 12+ hours practicing the conversation I was going to have with my boss in my head.  

Welp, I went and checked my paycheck from this time last year and turns out I forgot to calculate that little thing called TAXES.

:oldunsure:  :whoosh:

You expect to remember things from a whole YEAR ago?!? What are we, computers?!?

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My scrapes, cuts, bumps and bruises take longer to heal.  

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Fell twice in the last two days on ice in the driveway.  Last night I fell right on my knee ripping my pants, and ripping the skin off my knee.  In the old days, this would have been a slip, wobble, and catch my balance.  Knee is sore and pants are ruined.

Slipped this morning in a different spot, and would have fallen except the railing caught me as I fell sideways on it.  Back is now sore from the collision.

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8 minutes ago, Bull Dozier said:

Fell twice in the last two days on ice in the driveway.  Last night I fell right on my knee ripping my pants, and ripping the skin off my knee.  In the old days, this would have been a slip, wobble, and catch my balance.  Knee is sore and pants are ruined.

Slipped this morning in a different spot, and would have fallen except the railing caught me as I fell sideways on it.  Back is now sore from the collision.

Sounds like you might need to change your moniker, @Bull Dozier !! 

Feel better.

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On 2/11/2020 at 9:14 AM, gameday said:

No, never took them. I have a hereditary heart disease that killed my dad when he was 35.  I had my first MI at 27 and have been squeaky clean ever since then.  I keep my weight at 165 and body fat at about 13 - 14 %.   Throughout my entire adult life I have worked out hard, and have been in great cardio shape.  Just a crappy roll of the dice.

I think it is time to change your diet to beer and pizza.  

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1 hour ago, Bull Dozier said:

Fell twice in the last two days on ice in the driveway.  Last night I fell right on my knee ripping my pants, and ripping the skin off my knee.  In the old days, this would have been a slip, wobble, and catch my balance.  Knee is sore and pants are ruined.

Slipped this morning in a different spot, and would have fallen except the railing caught me as I fell sideways on it.  Back is now sore from the collision.

You know you’re old when you read a post like this and think “why are you living somewhere where there’s ice and snow?!?!” ;) 

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My sneaker selections are becoming "whiter and cheaper" as I age

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1 hour ago, Bull Dozier said:

Fell twice in the last two days on ice in the driveway.  Last night I fell right on my knee ripping my pants, and ripping the skin off my knee.  In the old days, this would have been a slip, wobble, and catch my balance.  Knee is sore and pants are ruined.

Slipped this morning in a different spot, and would have fallen except the railing caught me as I fell sideways on it.  Back is now sore from the collision.

Man, I do NOT miss that about the Twin Cities.  It's 70 degrees in SoCal today.  :)

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4 minutes ago, joey said:

You know you’re old when you read a post like this and think “why are you living somewhere where there’s ice and snow?!?!” ;) 

Ya, at least I'm not that old!

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3 minutes ago, belljr said:

My sneaker selections are becoming "whiter and cheaper" as I age

I'm sure there's a bannable "FYP" somewhere in the above.

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22 minutes ago, belljr said:

My sneaker selections are becoming "whiter and cheaper" as I age

You know, New Balance actually makes some comfy shoes for walking. 

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Just now, TheIronSheik said:

You know, New Balance actually makes some comfy shoes for walking. 

The defense rests

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New to this thread so perhaps this has been covered....

I spent 45 minutes with a sales associate at the New Balance store on Saturday.  I can no longer walk 5 miles a day without sharp pain in my heels and feet from plantar fasciitis.  Dealt with it for a year before finally caving and going in for help.  I was the youngest non-sales associate in there by at least 15 years.  But you know what?  These giant, old-people sneakers are worth every single penny I paid for them (and I paid 3x what I normally do for running shoes) and my pain has subsided in a hurry.  :thumbup:

 

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26 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

You know, New Balance actually makes some comfy shoes for walking. 

lol....I missed this post by a few minutes.  :bag:

 

Yeah, the ones I have aren't half bad.  The orthopedic inserts are rad too. 

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I find I am willing to sit on the toilet to use a public restroom now.  It may not be a sign of aging, rather a sign of maturity.

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7 minutes ago, D-Day said:

I find I am willing to sit on the toilet to use a public restroom now.  It may not be a sign of aging, rather a sign of maturity.

Heh. If I were troubled by using a public toilet ... I'd have to either start with Depends or never leave the house.

Stuff happening lately remind me I'm getting older: Zero-to-60 urination urges. Doesn't matter what amount I drink or when I drink it. I go from "absolutely no feeling of having to pee" to "I just chugged a 12-pack and gotta go NOW!!!" in under a minute.

There is obviously a mental component, though ... because sometimes if I am in an environment where it's really inconvenient to go (e.g. road trip) ... that strong urge won't come. But as soon as I get out the car after an hour or two of straight driving ... yeah, I got at best five minutes to find a can.

Also: Maybe 8 out of 10 times ... moving from a seated to a standing position causes a urination urge. Regardless of when I last peed, what I've had to drink and when, etc.

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The slow drip of urine exiting my body and the worry that no matter what I do, my pants will end up with a small wet spot next to the Flesh Sheik.

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When I leave work, I'll forget that I locked the door by the time I walk down to the car which is 20 feet away. So I get out of my car, walk up to the door, and double check. 100% of the time it's locked.

It's gotten to the point where I pull the door 3 times to make sure, because it gives me one extra thing to remember when I get into the car.

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New Balance is actually pretty popular in the sneaker world.  they don't just make the classic dad shoe model anymore.

hell, even Kawhi is sponsored and wearing their clothes & shoes

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2 hours ago, ChiefD said:

When I leave work, I'll forget that I locked the door by the time I walk down to the car which is 20 feet away. So I get out of my car, walk up to the door, and double check. 100% of the time it's locked.

It's gotten to the point where I pull the door 3 times to make sure, because it gives me one extra thing to remember when I get into the car.

:lol:  I am SO glad this is not just me.  I have to whisper to myself "closed and locked" as am closing the door to leave the house in the morning.  Invariably, though, I will get into my car and have to run back to check.  Probably 2-3 times a week.  "Daddy, where did you go?"  :oldunsure:

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i put together 4 chairs this weekend.  allen wrench crap, etc.  was on my knees a bit.  by tuesday i was at the spine and pain doctor scheduling a  peroneal nerve knee block shot.  

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7 hours ago, mr. furley said:

New Balance is actually pretty popular in the sneaker world.  they don't just make the classic dad shoe model anymore.

hell, even Kawhi is sponsored and wearing their clothes & shoes

When I think caring about fashion and giving two craps about what you look like...I think Kawhi. 

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14 hours ago, mr. furley said:

New Balance is actually pretty popular in the sneaker world.  they don't just make the classic dad shoe model anymore.

hell, even Kawhi is sponsored and wearing their clothes & shoes

I actually bought a nice pair a couple years ago.  They were nice and felt great.  But every time I wore them, my wife and daughter would roast me non stop.  So I bought some uncomfortable Nikes.  

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14 hours ago, mr. furley said:

New Balance is actually pretty popular in the sneaker world.

Yep. You are getting old

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feels like hating these $1600 shoes which are all the rage among young sneakerheads makes me old, but i feel completely OK with it in this instance.

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5 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

I actually bought a nice pair a couple years ago.  They were nice and felt great.  But every time I wore them, my wife and daughter would roast me non stop.  So I bought some uncomfortable Nikes.  

Wow that’s really sad.

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20 hours ago, mr. furley said:

New Balance is actually pretty popular in the sneaker world.  they don't just make the classic dad shoe model anymore.

hell, even Kawhi is sponsored and wearing their clothes & shoes

I've got a pair of these and love them

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1 hour ago, Tool said:

Wow that’s really sad.

Right.  They can be super mean. :(

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I'm having issues with one of my wrist, and ready to head out to have it checked by my doctor.  Why every time I get ready to go see the doctor for anything, I stress about having the doctor gloving up and performing the old Moon River procedure?*  It has nothing to do to my wrist, he's not going to do it, but I still worry and prep like its going to happen (not in a wishful thinking kind of way).  

*The doctor has only checked out back there once, but believe me, it got my attention.  I'm just guessing, but I think his wife buys him extra large gloves for Christmas.

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2 hours ago, D-Day said:

I'm having issues with one of my wrist, and ready to head out to have it checked by my doctor.  Why every time I get ready to go see the doctor for anything, I stress about having the doctor gloving up and performing the old Moon River procedure?*  It has nothing to do to my wrist, he's not going to do it, but I still worry and prep like its going to happen (not in a wishful thinking kind of way).  

*The doctor has only checked out back there once, but believe me, it got my attention.  I'm just guessing, but I think his wife buys him extra large gloves for Christmas.

they dont do that anymore...

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11 minutes ago, belljr said:

they dont do that anymore...

Only my urologist checked that.  What kind of family doctor is doing that each visit?  You might want to get a rape kit.

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On 2/11/2020 at 8:11 AM, TheIronSheik said:

Has this happened to anyone else?  You had a Hollywood crush on someone when you were young.  Then you go back now and rewatch a movie they are in and think they aren't attractive anymore?  I mean, they are the same age.  And then there are people who I didn't find attractive that I now see in old movies that I now think are beautiful.  

The opposite. I liked that chick from weird science a lot. 

Then for some reason I googled her a couple years ago to see what she looked like now. Bad mistake!

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2 hours ago, D-Day said:

I'm having issues with one of my wrist, and ready to head out to have it checked by my doctor.  Why every time I get ready to go see the doctor for anything, I stress about having the doctor gloving up and performing the old Moon River procedure?*  It has nothing to do to my wrist, he's not going to do it, but I still worry and prep like its going to happen (not in a wishful thinking kind of way).  

*The doctor has only checked out back there once, but believe me, it got my attention.  I'm just guessing, but I think his wife buys him extra large gloves for Christmas.

Should maybe consider not using Craigslist to find your ‘doctor’.

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3 hours ago, D-Day said:

 I still worry and prep like its going to happen

And what the #### does this mean

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5 minutes ago, NREC34 said:

The opposite. I liked that chick from weird science a lot. 

Then for some reason I googled her a couple years ago to see what she looked like now. Bad mistake!

Same thing.  I meant it could work both ways.  

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3 hours ago, D-Day said:

It has nothing to do to my wrist, he's not going to do it, but I still worry and prep like its going to happen (not in a wishful thinking kind of way).  

If the doctor tells you to assume the position just ask if he minds if you freshen up first.  

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10 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

What do they think you were doing when you hurt your wrist? 

Playing an away game.  Start of carpal tunnel, and blindness. 

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1 minute ago, D-Day said:

Playing an away game.  Start of carpal tunnel, and blindness. 

One thing I can tell you from experience... if you start wearing a wrist brace, prepare yourself for endless jokes about jerking off too much.

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16 minutes ago, bostonfred said:

And what the #### does this mean

I always clean back there, but sometimes you pull out the old power washer to make extra sure.

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5 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

Only my urologist checked that.  What kind of family doctor is doing that each visit?  You might want to get a rape kit.

My family doctor would do it on my yearly check up. I was bummed when they stopped.  I always scheduled with the cute lady doc.   Smaller fingers

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On 2/11/2020 at 12:15 AM, General Malaise said:

I'm having trouble remembering if I washed my hair or not every so often when I'm in the shower. :oldunsure:

Rinse and repeat.  No way you forget both times. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 6:54 PM, Sputnikv8 said:

Rinse and repeat.  No way you forget both times. 

You just keep on thinking that.

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Watching some Nascar and they are interviewing the rookies.   They look barely older than my daughter......   Oof

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