Unexpected Compliment - Thanks Mom & Dad!

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    Jul 12, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    No, not a compliment from Mom & Dad themselves, but it was thanks to them.

    I was sitting having lunch yesterday, and a guy I slightly know next to me said he heard I was in my 60s. Yeah, I replied, I'm 66.

    "What?" he exclaimed. "I thought you were early 50s like me. You can't be 66!"

    "Well, I wish I wasn't, but 66 is what I am."

    There's another recent thread here about this age thing. Most of us are looking younger than previous generations did at the same ages. Better medicine, better health habits, and for some of us, good genes. Thanks, Mom & Dad! I had nothing to do with it!

    And my parents didn't have an online health site like RealJock. Or any of the other resources we have today, or the understanding of these health issues.

    My late Father never saw a gym. His only physical training was during WWII service. I still go to a gym at 66, and ride a bicycle for my errands, something my Dad never did. A whole new world.


  • bobbobbob

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    Jul 12, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
    O!!!!!!!!!!! please tell more!

    I hope you were wearing a kilt and had the champagne cork out of you butt.
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    Jul 12, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    I recently had an RJ member express surprise that I wasn't in my 60s because of my profile pic.

    Thanks, Mom & Dad. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 12, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    anotherphil saidI recently had an RJ member express surprise that I wasn't in my 60s because of my profile pic.

    Thanks, Mom & Dad. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol!
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    Jul 12, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidNo, not a compliment from Mom & Dad themselves, but it was thanks to them.

    I was sitting having lunch yesterday, and a guy I slightly know next to me said he heard I was in my 60s. Yeah, I replied, I'm 66.

    "What?" he exclaimed. "I thought you were early 50s like me. You can't be 66!"

    "Well, I wish I wasn't, but 66 is what I am."

    There's another recent thread here about this age thing. Most of us are looking younger than previous generations did at the same ages. Better medicine, better health habits, and for some of us, good genes. Thanks, Mom & Dad! I had nothing to do with it!


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    Even though I despise Southbeach obsession with OP, and I don't know who that woman is....the pictures comparing her to OP crack me up every single time because it fits too well Art_Deco's lifestyle/personality and the type of posts he always do icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2015 8:45 PM GMT
    David666k said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidNo, not a compliment from Mom & Dad themselves, but it was thanks to them.

    I was sitting having lunch yesterday, and a guy I slightly know next to me said he heard I was in my 60s. Yeah, I replied, I'm 66.

    "What?" he exclaimed. "I thought you were early 50s like me. You can't be 66!"

    "Well, I wish I wasn't, but 66 is what I am."

    There's another recent thread here about this age thing. Most of us are looking younger than previous generations did at the same ages. Better medicine, better health habits, and for some of us, good genes. Thanks, Mom & Dad! I had nothing to do with it!


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    Even though I despise Southbeach obsession with OP, and I don't know who that woman is....the pictures comparing her to OP cracks me up every single time because it fits too well Art_Deco's lifestyle/personality and the type of posts he always do icon_lol.gif


    It's from an old BBC sitcom called "Keeping Up Appearances". The part I find funny is that Hyacinth's foil is Elizabeth, who *obsesses* over Hyacinth's every move; she is always drawn into Hyacinth's misadventures because she's always hovering where she expects Hyacinth to be, then laments the encounters at great length. Sound familiar?

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    Jul 12, 2015 8:50 PM GMT
    anotherphil said
    David666k said
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidNo, not a compliment from Mom & Dad themselves, but it was thanks to them.

    I was sitting having lunch yesterday, and a guy I slightly know next to me said he heard I was in my 60s. Yeah, I replied, I'm 66.

    "What?" he exclaimed. "I thought you were early 50s like me. You can't be 66!"

    "Well, I wish I wasn't, but 66 is what I am."

    There's another recent thread here about this age thing. Most of us are looking younger than previous generations did at the same ages. Better medicine, better health habits, and for some of us, good genes. Thanks, Mom & Dad! I had nothing to do with it!


    latest?cb=20110519214122


    Even though I despise Southbeach obsession with OP, and I don't know who that woman is....the pictures comparing her to OP cracks me up every single time because it fits too well Art_Deco's lifestyle/personality and the type of posts he always do icon_lol.gif


    It's from an old BBC sitcom called "Keeping Up Appearances". The part I find funny is that Hyacinth's foil is Elizabeth, who *obsesses* over Hyacinth's ever move; she is always drawn into Hyacinth's misadventures because she's always hovering where she expects Hyacinth to be, then laments the encounters at great length. Sound familiar?

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    lol
  • Apparition

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    Jul 12, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    It is pronounced BOO-KAY!
    Yes Mrs. Bucket.
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    Jul 12, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    "I'm so modest and soft-spoken that I get embarrassed at all the wonderful things I say about myself."
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    Jul 12, 2015 10:22 PM GMT
    I've been mistaken for as young as 15 at times, which I thought was quite a stretch, but I didn't mind it. I like aging well.
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    Jul 12, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidI've been mistaken for as young as 15 at times, which I thought was quite a stretch, but I didn't mind it. I like aging well.



    Me too! When I was 17 icon_biggrin.gif

    But as recently as last week someone who was 44 thought I was his age.....I'll be 60 in November.
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    Jul 12, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    socalfitness said"I'm so modest and soft-spoken that I get embarrassed at all the wonderful things I say about myself."


    OH JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ How apropos that line is on this particular thread!
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    Jul 12, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    When you reach my age and intrinsic level of inner comfort consider adding ten or even fifteen years to your age when dummies ask.

    It's much more fun that telling the truth or subtracting years.
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    Jul 12, 2015 11:17 PM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early said
    I've been mistaken for as young as 15 at times, which I thought was quite a stretch, but I didn't mind it. I like aging well.

    Well NOBODY every thought I was 15, once I got into my 20s. But I'll tell you what did happen.

    I had a BF who was 39, when I was 50. And most people thought we were the same age, or me even younger.

    And it totally infuriated him, a sore point between us. Because he was a TV, stage & film actor, and more than a bit vain. His looks were his career. While we were together he had facial plastic surgery, to try to undo the effects of age. Only partially successful, and not lasting.

    Then I lived with my late first partner in Houston. We went to a gay club, and I got carded at 52! Not everyone was carded or done randomly, but selectively. Granted, it was a dark entrance, and I was wearing my motorcycle leathers and sunglasses, that may have thrown them off. My eyes are my oldest feature. And when you see a motorcycle guy you might assume he's a kid.

    Still, I was so flattered I thanked the security guy and tipped him $5. Last time I ever got carded. I guess my Last Hurrah. But sure made me feel great. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 13, 2015 12:12 AM GMT
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    socalfitness said"I'm so modest and soft-spoken that I get embarrassed at all the wonderful things I say about myself."


    OH JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ How apropos that line is on this particular thread!

    Someone constantly tooting their own horn shows they are insecure, have an inferiority complex, and a strong need for approval by others.
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    Jul 13, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    Well, first I'll confess I'm one of those members who feels guilty but can't help but laugh whenever those "Keeping Up Appearances" screen shots come up. Funny's funny. Sometimes you just have to have a sense of humor and if you don't, roll with it.

    I relate to the age thing on many levels. In my late twenties when I'd date guys in their early thirties they'd be mistaken for my father. Most notably by a traffic cop who pulled one over, glanced at me in the passenger seat and asked "That your son?" For the past 23 years my partner, five years older, has been mistaken for my father, then and now. He told me yesterday that when he showed a picture to 24 year olds in his office taken of me with my sister, two years older, they asked if she were my mother (and she looks good). My nephew, 22, and I have the same coloring, wear the same glasses and dress similarly, and every year when my sister sees us together she has to take a picture because it "weirds her out." Last week we were even wearing the same eggplant-colored t-shirt! I'll be posting THAT photo on FB tomorrow with this status update:

    "We like to take these every year because we're not going to look alike forever. HE'S gonna get older."

    Still, what I'd give to get back the 22 year old hairline he has.

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    Jul 13, 2015 1:26 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWell, first I'll confess I'm one of those members who feels guilty but can't help but laugh whenever those "Keeping Up Appearances" screen shots come up. Funny's funny. Sometimes you just have to have a sense of humor and if you don't, roll with it.

    I relate to the age thing on many levels. In my late twenties when I'd date guys in their early thirties they'd be mistaken for my father. Most notably by a traffic cop who pulled one over, glanced at me in the passenger seat and asked "That your son?" For the past 23 years my partner, five years older, has been mistaken for my father, then and now. He told me yesterday that when he showed a picture to 24 year olds in his office taken of me with my sister, two years older, they asked if she were my mother (and she looks good). My nephew, 22, and I have the same coloring, wear the same glasses and dress similarly, and every year when my sister sees us together she has to take a picture because it "weirds her out." Last week we were even wearing the same eggplant-colored t-shirt! I'll be posting THAT photo on FB tomorrow with this status update:

    "We like to take these every year because we're not going to look alike forever. HE'S gonna get older."

    Still, what I'd give to get back the 22 year old hairline he has.

    I LOVE "Keeping Up Appearances"! My being identified by southbeach1500 with Hyacinth is less amusing.

    This plant of the Koch Brothers (indirectly funded through their various anti-gay organizations) has been attempting to disrupt & demoralize RJ for years. His problem with me is that I figured this out shortly after i joined here. As have a number of other RJ members.

    His response is to claim I'm an alcoholic (which I'm not) and to use those Hyacinth pics. Not bad tactics, if you have no ethics, which have been echoed by others.

    I offered to meet SB in South Beach, right after I joined RJ. Crickets, not even a courtesy reply. Then somebody else here discovered he actually lives in New York City.

    I suppose his controllers thought a"southbeach" handle would make us all think he was gay, even though the actual South Beach hasn't been predominately gay for at least a decade. Fail. These anti-gay groups are always behind the times, one of their hallmarks,
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    Jul 13, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    bobbobbob said
    socalfitness said"I'm so modest and soft-spoken that I get embarrassed at all the wonderful things I say about myself."


    OH JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ How apropos that line is on this particular thread!

    Someone constantly tooting their own horn shows they are insecure, have an inferiority complex, and a strong need for approval by others.


    Yep... Definitely not US military officer material.
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    Jul 13, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
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    Jul 13, 2015 3:59 AM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    socalfitness said
    bobbobbob said
    socalfitness said"I'm so modest and soft-spoken that I get embarrassed at all the wonderful things I say about myself."


    OH JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ How apropos that line is on this particular thread!

    Someone constantly tooting their own horn shows they are insecure, have an inferiority complex, and a strong need for approval by others.

    Yep... Definitely not US military officer material.

    Precisely. With all the statements he makes about SB (and by extension the rest of us) being paid plants, maybe we should make some statements about his military service and the facts surrounding his separation from the service, and the opinion of him held by those who knew him and served honorably.
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    Jul 13, 2015 11:05 AM GMT
    ^^^
    I have in the past.

    Everyone with a working brain already recognizes him for being a neurotic liar whether they admit it or not.
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    Jul 13, 2015 11:14 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    I LOVE "Keeping Up Appearances"! My being identified by southbeach1500 with Hyacinth is less amusing.

    This plant of the Koch Brothers (indirectly funded through their various anti-gay organizations) has been attempting to disrupt & demoralize RJ for years. His problem with me is that I figured this out shortly after i joined here. As have a number of other RJ members.

    His response is to claim I'm an alcoholic (which I'm not) and to use those Hyacinth pics. Not bad tactics, if you have no ethics, which have been echoed by others.

    I offered to meet SB in South Beach, right after I joined RJ. Crickets, not even a courtesy reply. Then somebody else here discovered he actually lives in New York City.

    I suppose his controllers thought a"southbeach" handle would make us all think he was gay, even though the actual South Beach hasn't been predominately gay for at least a decade. Fail. These anti-gay groups are always behind the times, one of their hallmarks,

    Funny stuff.

    Glad you bumped it.
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    Jul 13, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    bobbobbob said^^^
    I have in the past.

    Everyone with a working brain already recognizes him for being a neurotic liar whether they admit it or not.


    HA!
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    LOL!

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    Jul 14, 2015 12:10 PM GMT
    I thought Art_Deco maintained his youthful looks by sucking the life force out of young men like in his profile pic. That guy was 22 before Art sucked all the youth out of him.
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    Jul 14, 2015 3:22 PM GMT
    Sheesh, People who don't know Mrs Bucket are soooo lame , like on which planet are you living?


    I used to love watching that show icon_biggrin.gif