Sunday, 13 January 2008

Signs of growing up!

Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
6:00am is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
You hear your favourite song in an elevator.
You watch the Weather Channel.
Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."
You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
You don't know what time McDonalds closes anymore.
Your car insurance goes down, and your car payments go up.
You feed your dog Science Diet, instead of McDonald's leftovers.
Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
You take naps sometimes between noon and 6 pm.
Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 am would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
If you're female, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
A £4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff." You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
"I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."
90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. (unless you are a blogger)

49 comments:

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

Mmm... I think that confirms it then - I'm 'grown up' (sounds so much better than old!!).

Ivy said...

OMG I am old!

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

now you ARE making me feel old, considering I was actually up at 6am instead of going to bed!

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol, really liked these although it made me realise that I must be 'old' now...

Tom Foolery (TF) said...

Gee, I love them all TFX

motherx said...

Getting OLD is the Pits! I hate it. Never thought Id be saying "That music is way too LOUD!" Staying up all night would kill me for the rest of the week! and nowadays 2-3 glasses of wine is my limit, anymore and Id be in a coma!!

Debstar said...

Funny, but sad seeing as how I could relate to every single one.

Why is it that every time I go to the doctors I get one that looks like he is fresh out of high school?

Jen said...

I love getting older, although there are still some times when I think that the universe is playing a cosmic joke on someone when I realize that I'm supposed to be a grown-up now, not to mention being a mom!

BBC said...

I've never had plants that I could smoke. Don't keep any beer in the fridge. What's wrong with sex in a twin bed? It's better than the back seat of a Volvo.

Come to think of it, what is sex?

Wooly Works said...

Yes, and I'm glad to be done with the alternatives. I'm not sorry to be past the late nights, the crazy lifestyle and the uncertainty of living "on the edge" as it were. I say it's time to embrace our age and our aging process.

katy said...

i am growing old, oh no i am growing old, omg i am getting OLD
thanks for cheering me up then!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Brilliant! What time does McDonald's close these days?

Crystal xx

Lianna said...

Oh my, I'm old. O.L.D. LOL! Truth be told, I'm relieved that my Sunday mornings are not given up to hangovers and "Oh, why did I do that?" worries...Great list!

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

I'm officially a grown up adult!

buffalodickdy said...

Many truths are in this piece of writing- funny stuff!

J said...

Hey! who said blogging wasn't work! (lol) Great post. There's a lot of truth there, though my nine year old actually loves the weather channel... We're all kind of weather nerds at my house, though we do live in Michigan.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Key-rist I'm old!

Anne Brooke said...

That vacation time one is soooo true!!!

A
xxx

Jan said...

getting old is good. much better than the alternative, especially if you love life. change is good too. what will the future bring.

Marla said...

Oh, man...I am a grown up. It's true. :(

Elizabethd said...

Yeah, thanks Casdok!

Ian Lidster said...

Sigh -- all true. And that is just one of the reasons you do make my day. And, since you know about your award, I need say no more.

Casdok said...

:) Thank you!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

. . . .sigh . . . yes . . .your point being

Joan said...

Ack!!! I don't remember when it happened, but it's happened...I've grown old.

Celticspirit said...

I find myself relating to many of those. Too many....

Midlife Mom said...

Loved your list and yes I am old. But I like it, wouldn't go back for anything! Thanks for stopping by and come again soon!! My niece is a tech/helper for a non verbal autistic youngster, I think he is about 5 or 6. It has been very interesting hearing about it and how he learns and what they do.

Flea said...

Oh MAN. Sucks being old.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Nice list. I hit l these milestones a decade ago. What time DOES McDonald's close? hey keep changing it!

titration said...

I have categorically decided to ignore this list because I am not getting old. I refuse. :)

O by the way, zuzu said thanks regarding the congrats you gave to her on her baby.

laughingwolf said...

i may have no say about going older, but they're gonna have to drag me, kicking and screaming, to get me to 'grow up'! :P lol

Chris H said...

DANG!!! I am all grown up it would appear!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love this liest - thanks for sharing!

Hallie

~Miss Nelson said...

Love it! I guess I can check off most of those things so it makes me grown. ha ha

Deb said...

LOL!!!

vivavavoom said...

OMG I am old. How and when did that happen??!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh lots of good ones here Casdok- I can relate!

Marita said...

"90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. (unless you are a blogger)"

That is so me. :grin:

Seems I'm all grown up.

MarmiteToasty said...

Ive just aged 10 bloody years after reading your list lol fanks a bunch....

x

the mother of this lot said...

"You hear your favourite song in an elevator".

That's me, then.

Stimey said...

How about, when in all seriousness, you say, "Young people these days seem so [insert your own descriptive phrase here]." I recently ended that sentence with "irresponsible." Apparently I'm 95 years old.

andrea said...

I reached that threshold a few years ago ... it wasn't the fact that I had students half my age or getting bifocals that was unsettling.

It was realising that my doctor was younger than me! And that a history professor was younger than me!

Cait O'Connor said...

I was nodding to lots of these!

frog ponds rock... said...

Oh Dear! I can relate to nearly every point on that list of Yours.. *sigh*

I will just croak out a feeble goodbye and totter off...

kim

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Hello. Just been checking out your blog for the first time. It is vibrant!
You know you're growing up when you can't reach down like you used to! These days to tie my laces I need a stair or a wall or at least the edge of the bed. Previously I never gave tying my laces a moment's thought - I just did it! Like lots of things!

Patti said...

Guess I'm all grown up too.

Cute list.

Angela said...

I am getting there, but not quite yet

misha_k said...

I refuse to grow up! I won't do it. Sadly, a lot of those do apply to me but I still refuse to grow up.

Emily, as some know me said...

OK, that was really really funny. True from top to bottom.