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10 Things Tuesday: 10 Signs I'm Truly Getting Old and Grumpy...

I call my husband the Grumpy Old Man - don't worry, I'm not having a go at him. He is quite proud of his Grumpy Old Man status, he even has a tee shirt with Grumpy Old Man emblazoned across it (not that he ever wears it out of the house; t-shirts with slogans go against the Grumpy Old Man code, don't you know)...

I'm many, many years younger than the Grumpy Old Man. In fact, there is an entire decade (the sixties, in case you were wondering) between our birthdays! Until my last birthday, he was a man well and truly into his fifties with a wife in her thirties...

Until my last birthday, that is, when I turned 40. The big four ohhhhhh!

I have to admit I've been feeling my age recently. It's true what they say, you trundle along feeling 23 for years and years and then all of a sudden your age catches up with you. Oh my, but it does.

I know there is a lot I can do to counteract this, and I plan too, just as soon as I have more energy...

But actually, this post isn't about the physical signs of ageing. I'm not going to spend 10 points counting my crows feeds (10 points wouldn't be nearly enough anyway). No, this post is about how I've noticed that my mindset, which use to be young and hip and with it, is kind of all old and fuddy-duddy and, oh my goodness, awfully inflexible (kind of like my hips, actually)...

So, here we go, the top 10 signs that I'm truly beginning to show my age...

1. There is a classics radio station which plays all my favourite music all the time and that means no music that came out past about 1999...

2. It's taken me about 10 years to finally get up enough courage to figure out this torrent palaver... All my friends have been downloading full seasons of their favourite shows from overseas for years, but I've always found it all a bit to 'new tech' and difficult to understand and quite frankly I was completely intimidated! But I have finally figured it out, just this week, woot!

3. I think all the new fashions are tacky; leggings as pants, mullet skirts, those sandals with cuffs, ugh, what are young people thinking???

4. I still use CDs... Even my similar aged friends left tangible music behind in favour of mp3 and 4 music five years ago!

5. I get very annoyed when young people on the bus don't give up their seat for me... Just saying...

6. Changes of Twitter, Blogger and Facebook interfaces confuse and irritate me - newer isn't always better! If it has to change it should have a point other than just looking better (and looking better really is in the eye of the beholder)...

7. Almost everything my parents told me that I used to laugh at is starting to sound like common sense these days...

8. A night at home crocheting while watching a good movies and sipping moscato and eating chocolate is always preferable to going to see a band or going dancing.

9. Catching up with friends at a restaurant is all but pointless because I can't hear people across even a small table these days thanks to the interference of so-called white noise!

10. [Drum Roll] I desperately want my own home where I can live out the rest of my days in the decor of my choice (i.e. filled with lots and lots of old family heirlooms that young people today would probably think look old-fashioned and sad)...

Oh, and a bonus one...

11. Before I could write this list today, I had to take a nanna nap (and I'm not pregnant and I don't have a baby waking me through the night...)

Do you feel your age?


Comments

Rhianna said…
Uh,mm I don't even know of this torrent that you speaking of. Sometimes I wonder how I even know about the Internet
Sue Z said…
Oh Sif I can totally relate to all of that!! But I still haven't figured out that whole torrent thingy...too intimidating.....
Yr Ham said…
I'm still trying to figure out the CD player...

Oh-well...not really...:)

Still, what's that torrent-thingo, and where can I get one?

Great blog, by the way! :D

Don't worry, daughter dear - once you hit sixty, life begins to lighten up anew...well, as your memory fades, you forget all about getting older... :D

Love Mum
Sif Dal said…
So glad it's not just me!

Okay, the torrent thing - basically it's a way to download movies, music and tv series (and other media) free from the web.

Usually to do this you have to search the web yourself for the item you want to download and use a torrent server (or some such thing) to download the item for you. These are often part of websites for sharing movies etc. On these websites, sharing is monitored and for every item you download, you are expected to upload something as well (something to do with making other people's downloads faster or something - as I say, I don't understand it at all)...

Anyway, the good Jayne over a Non-domestik Goddess, told me about this site called Vuze which simplifies and automises the whole process. You just download their program, start a search for whatever you want to download and then download the show to your computer. Vuze take care of the uploading bit so you don't have to think about (I think they must reupload the same show you downloaded because I certainly didn't have any movies on my computer to upload).

The program also automatically identified that I have a TiVo box and offered the option for me to translated the file to one TiVo could read, so I can access the files via our television.

So far I've download two movies and watched them in my lounge room, which is just completely awesome!

I did have a technical difficulty at first, which required me to google a solution, find a bit of code on a forum to put in a window on the program to make the search option work properly, but that bit I could figure out (oddly enough).

Turns out I've had the technology to do all of this for about three years already, but just didn't realise!

Clear as mud, right?
bek said…
I've never really liked going out dancing or clubbing, though I didn't really mind going to see bands as long as it was open air. Does that mean I was old when I was 18? :)
Nic said…
hahaha ! I can relate to nearly every single point. And staying home with chocolate, wine and movies is much better than going out !

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