Getting on in years

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    Nov 25, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Caslon was just complimented on what an inspiration he is for someone getting on in years. I can't tell you how much that just made my evening. Positively brought a tear to my eye. I can now truly appreciate when my father remarked on the first time he was called "gramps."

    Well, I can scratch receiving this revelation off my Bucket List.

    Excuse me, I need to finish my strained peas now before they get cold.
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    So then you don't like when someone says,"wow ... You look great ... for your age"
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said.........."wow ... You look great ... for your age"


    ...and he does!

    signed,

    -old coot
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Go Caslon

    For me it was the first time a trick told me he loved my body, cause he loves old mens body's. That was way back when I was around 34.

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    Nov 25, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSo then you don't like when someone says,"wow ... You look great ... for your age"

    No. I don't know what they are saying, when they add "For your age." In objective terms of beauty, I look terrible. But when you grade on a curve for age deterioration, I still pass. I prefer they just leave my looks unremarked, if "for your age" has to be added so they can croak out a compliment.
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Caslon at any age you would be considered to look great! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said

    what the possibilities [are] for getting on in years in the gay community. . .


    The possibilities are:

    a) Life

    b) Death

    That is all.
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    Nov 25, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    AMoonHawk saidSo then you don't like when someone says,"wow ... You look great ... for your age"

    No. I don't know what they are saying, when they add "For your age." In objective terms of beauty, I look terrible. But when you grade on a curve for age deterioration, I still pass. I prefer they just leave my looks unremarked, if "for your age" has to be added so they can croak out a compliment.

    When I get those comments, I just smile because I know they mean it as a compliment, and I have a little chuckle and think to myself, "Your day will come". icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidHahaha....oh, you're just fishing for compliments now, lol.

    I believe my exact words were " you're certainly one of the inspirations on RJ...guys like you changed my views on what the possibilities were for getting on in years in the gay community. :-) "

    But if you want to take offense at that, feel free, lol. icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif

    No, I'm not fishing for compliments. I've just never been referred to as "getting on in years" before. And I'm dealing with it.

    My general take on it is, if you feel the urge to tell someone how good he looks for his age or what an inspiration he is for someone getting on in years, STIFFLE THAT URGE. icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    Cas said, "My general take on it is, if you feel the urge to tell someone how good he looks for his age or what an inspiration he is for someone getting on in years, STIFLE THAT URGE. "

    Actually that really is a great compliment, and I have no trouble receiving such. It says I've lived my life well and it's showing. icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 25, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Caslon, in one way or the other I've been reading ur posts now for probably about 10 years.

    Given this site and guys4men..... where we were first acquainted back when I was about 18...

    10 years on, Caslon ....and you're just as annoying as ever. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Guess I should resist my comment about hoping I'm in as good of shape as you when I get to your age then. It can not be easy to keep it all together at your age! icon_smile.gif Love you Caslon! LOL
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    Nov 25, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    You persnickity, cranky old bitch;

    ... that's exactly why we adore you, ''Caslon the aged and adled'' ..icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    So besides "thank you" for the comment "you look good for your age", what could we say back to the youngins? I'm at a loss for a witty remark that doesn't state the obvious because they are young, full of unbridled testosterone, and half to work half has hard for twice the results?
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    Nov 25, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidSo besides "thank you" for the comment "you look good for your age", what could we say back to the youngins? I'm at a loss for a witty remark that doesn't state the obvious because they are young, full of unbridled testosterone, and half to work half has hard for twice the results?

    Well, if they are making a snide remark about my age, I just point out that I made it to this age. There is no guarantee they will. That usually knocks them back on their heels for a moment and shuts them up.

    If they are just trying to compliment me, I just smile wanely and stick a knife in their backs.
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    Nov 25, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    Import saidCaslon, in one way or the other I've been reading ur posts now for probably about 10 years.

    Given this site and guys4men..... where we were first acquainted back when I was about 18...

    10 years on, Caslon ....and you're just as annoying as ever. icon_wink.gif

    Whereas, you sir, have just gotten more and more handsome.
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    Nov 25, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    The kids at the gym never have a clue as to how old I am unless I tell them, and their reaction is usually one of relief at my having cleared up their confusion: "Oh, so that's why you move like an old man."
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    yeahimback saidGo Caslon

    For me it was the first time a trick told me he loved my body, cause he loves old mens body's. That was way back when I was around 34.



    Old? At only 34? How old was he, 12?

    I suppose that at 74 I have to expect to be considered olde, but I see it as advanced middle aged.
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidSo besides "thank you" for the comment "you look good for your age", what could we say back to the youngins? I'm at a loss for a witty remark that doesn't state the obvious because they are young, full of unbridled testosterone, and half to work half has hard for twice the results?


    Well, you could try something like "And you're remarkably mature for your age - I like that".
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    AMoonHawk saidSo then you don't like when someone says,"wow ... You look great ... for your age"

    No. I don't know what they are saying, when they add "For your age." In objective terms of beauty, I look terrible. But when you grade on a curve for age deterioration, I still pass. I prefer they just leave my looks unremarked, if "for your age" has to be added so they can croak out a compliment.


    From the pictures you have posted, I'd say that you look good for any age. You certainly look better than average guys who are considerably younger.
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    Whipmagic said
    Roguewave saidSo besides "thank you" for the comment "you look good for your age", what could we say back to the youngins? I'm at a loss for a witty remark that doesn't state the obvious because they are young, full of unbridled testosterone, and half to work half has hard for twice the results?


    Well, you could try something like "And you're remarkably mature for your age - I like that".
    LOL
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    Caslon you must be a cop because you have FINE written all over you.
    Your name must be homework because I'd be doing you all over the table right now!
    Good thing I have my library card because I'm checking you out!
    If you were a burger at McDonald's you'd be the McGorgeous.

    Haha kidding! Congrats on being such an inspiration :-)
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThe kids at the gym never have a clue as to how old I am unless I tell them, and their reaction is usually one of relief at my having cleared up their confusion: "Oh, so that's why you move like an old man."


    At least no one can accuse me of moving like an old man; I still walk much faster than most people, including guys who are in their 20s. However, after sitting for a while, I am often somewhat stiff and it can take a few minutes for me to loosen up.
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidCaslon you must be a cop because you have FINE written all over you.
    Your name must be homework because I'd be doing you all over the table right now!
    Good thing I have my library card because I'm checking you out!
    If you were a burger at McDonald's you'd be the McGorgeous.

    Haha kidding! Congrats on being such an inspiration :-)

    Thank you.
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    Roguewave saidSo besides "thank you" for the comment "you look good for your age", what could we say back to the youngins? I'm at a loss for a witty remark that doesn't state the obvious because they are young, full of unbridled testosterone, and half to work half has hard for twice the results?


    Actually, the majority of young guys now days are overweight, sometimes grotesquely so. Thus, from the neck down, men who are middle aged or older and in good shape can look better than the average young guy. The obesity epidemic has really changed things.