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Men Over 50

For the slightly older guys. (those who've already received the letter from AARP!) Let's just see how many of us are proud to have made it this far!

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The Perks of Being Over 50

Snagged from this website:

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run -- anywhere.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.
9. You can live without sex (though not without glasses).
10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
15. You sing along with elevator music.
16. Your eyes won't get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them, either.
20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.


Discussion Forum

Come on, I can still LOOK

Started by Yankee Cowboy Bob. Last reply by StaggerLee on Thursday. 8 Replies

So the hot babe talks to me, smiles, makes eye contact — and then I realize that she's younger than my daughter! More depressing than that, there are two reasons I think she was acting that way: (1)…Continue

What Condition our Condition is In...

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by StaggerLee on Thursday. 27 Replies

OK, you guys, should have figured this subject was coming eventually. Let's talk about our "conditions". Be honest. Once you pass the "half-way" mark, stuff happens. It just does. The first thing I…Continue

Tags: colon, fifty, men, colonoscopy

Finding Employment

Started by Larry. Last reply by Native Son Jan 25. 3 Replies

What's been your experience, if you've had to look for work? My wife and I moved 1000 miles from where we lived, and have both found jobs.   My wife was unemployed for almost a year. She got 2…Continue

Semper Virilus for those 50 and over

Started by Carl Monster. Last reply by Carl Monster Jan 12. 79 Replies

Any older gentlemen read Brett's Magnum Opus? I read large chunks of it, and want to hit it better over the long weekend.As I went through the lengthy sets of recommendations, I could not help but…Continue

A day in the life of you.

Started by terry sperling. Last reply by terry sperling Dec 23, 2014. 6 Replies

Share your life, bitch, brag about latest conquest or reaching or failing a goal.…Continue

Women our age....

Started by Ed Deerly. Last reply by StaggerLee Nov 3, 2014. 3 Replies

When I was twenty, women of forty-five and above seemed to look a lot older to me than they do now.  I see a lot of women around my age now (53) who are very attractive. Is it just a natural shift in…Continue

Scout Weekend Campout.

Started by Rick Shelton. Last reply by Elon Erani Oct 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Just got back from a Boy Scout campout with my 6 year old. We had a great time, he made a fishing pole and went fishing (didn't catch anything), shot a BB gun, shot archery, and hiked a bunch. It's…Continue

Re: "those who have gotten their first letter from the AARP"

Started by Larry. Last reply by Rick S Oct 21, 2014. 7 Replies

I got my first letter from the AARP when I was 43.  They actually wanted me to join, pay my dues, and wait until I was 50 to receive any benefits.  No lie!  (I showed the letter to my wife.)Can…Continue

50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish).

Started by Rick Shelton. Last reply by Carl Monster Sep 18, 2014. 19 Replies

Hey, I hit the 50 mark a few months ago and I am in the best shape of my life!  I started going to the gym regularly and have been going for 6 months now (longer than ever before).  I actually have…Continue

Advantages to being over fifty!

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by Michael J. K. Sep 18, 2014. 21 Replies

Come on, guys... there MUST be some advantages! (just kidding) Of course there is, and my favorite one is once I made it to this side of the half way mark, I realized that now, I have a very cool and…Continue

Tags: wisdom, half, 50, fifty

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Comment by David Johns on February 15, 2015 at 9:01pm

You have got to read an article that appeared in this week's issue of Parade magazine (which appears on Sundays in many newspapers): "Could I Have Alzheimer's at My Age?"!  It goes through a set of things that may happen in your life, and then gives you "Don't worry..." and "More worrisome..." responses.  And please share this with anyone you think may benefit from it.

http://parade.com/375378/parade/how-to-tell-typical-memory-loss-fro...

Comment by Tim Dienes on February 4, 2015 at 8:17am

I had my first colonoscopy the fall before I turned 50, and an endoscopy at the same time. I joked that they would meet in the middle and drive a golden spike. They used propofol, and I woke up as if from a nap, no grogginess at all.

Comment by Earl Foote on February 1, 2015 at 5:53pm

You guys must not have gotten good enough drugs!  I mean the legal kind, of course ... Both times, so far, I have fallen peacefully asleep and awakened to hear the doctor announce, "It's over."  I also felt a bit groggy and light-headed for several hours, so not driving was probably a good idea.

Comment by Brown Fox on February 1, 2015 at 5:26pm

My first colonoscopy, my sedation wore off just as they pulled out the scope-- Talk about a rude awakening!

Comment by Pocono Charlie on February 1, 2015 at 10:26am

As a follow up to my December post, I had my inaugural colonscopy yesterday.  After being warned, repeatedly, that I would be sedated and unable to do much for the rest of the day, it was a surprise that I was awake for at least part of the procedure.   Very interesting seeing the first of three polyps nipped.

I was further warned I was not to drive a vehicle for the rest of the day; after my much-better-half and I drove across the street to the drive-thru for coffee, I drove the rest of the way myself; no side effects at all.

I can think of better ways to spend the previous evening and just under 3 hrs of a Saturday, but I can think of worse ways, too.

Comment by Michael J. K. on January 30, 2015 at 2:58pm

hope all is well with all of you

In Iowa for work

Comment by Edward Warden on January 30, 2015 at 1:54pm

My '05 Ford Escape Hybrid is about to reach 162K miles.  My first new car was an '85 1/2 Escort that only lasted about 60K.  The mechanic said that it was losing so much oil it wasn't worth saving.  The Saturn and the Escape have been much better cars and much better purchases. 

Comment by bob on January 24, 2015 at 4:03pm

I also believe that better technology such as fuel injection and computer controls for ignition(on gas models) has led to smoother more balanced running engines that are easier on cylinder rings and bearings has progressively made cars better.  I think that most people who talk about how great old cars were probably are looking at it mainly from a styling  standpoint or from how much easier it was to work on them.  The braking, handling and ride of the cheapest car today is far better than the cadillac of 40 years ago.  I say this even though I absolutely love most cars older than 1974.

Comment by RJ Price on January 24, 2015 at 2:35pm

Bob and Edward...talking about car mileage.  My current car is a 2002 VW Jetta wgn diesel.  I've got 433,000 miles on it and it's still running strong.  I put over 320,000 miles on a 1995 Honda Civic VX before selling it to a friend who continued to drive it.  Regular maintenance is the key!  Kinda like our bodies!  Good fuel, get regular check ups, we might last longer than the norm!

Comment by bob on January 24, 2015 at 8:04am

Edward

As a comment to your oct 26 comment (The odometer on my '92 Saturn stopped at 178K, and it ran for years after that. I guess they don't make cars like they used to.)  I agree, years ago almost no car would have made it to 178k for the odometer to quit at that point.  I remember as a kid in the 70's when my parent would not even look at a car with 50k on it because it was already mostly worn out.

 

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