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I Know I'm Getting Older Because

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    Overheard

    "You can tell she was pretty when she was young.'  Two teenage girls, discussing me, literally behind my back, as I sat five feet away from them!  Another sign you're getting older...people assume you are deaf!  (Full disclosure: It took me a few days to...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 23 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    Sign's You Just Cant Overlook

    You dont stand in front of a full lengh mirror any more because you are wider then it is. You have to iron the wrinkle's out of your butt once a week You have more doctor's then friend's Your memory is 50/50 and you think that is good Sex is somthing reserved for your anniversary...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    Birthdays

    Time to temper the ego.  Need to face facts.  The calendar does not lie.  In a few months, my age range on my EP member ID will change to 56-60.   This is worse then when I turned 13,   I really felt back then that I could use a few more years being a kid, I feel the same...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    Ponderous

    Roseann Barr in Newsweek...about reaching the other side of menopause:  ..."Ahoy, matey! Hail, hail, all ye who enter here! You have arrived! Congratulations, sister!   You have made it through the grip of Nature, and the attack on your intellect that began at your first...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Old Before I'm Old.

    I can now say I've lived in three decades. 1900's, 2000's and 2010's. I'm only 18. I can remember things that happened 15 years ago. I've recently said "when I was that age". I can have a full conversation with someone who is ten years younger than me. I've said, "you'll...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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    The View From The Mountain Top.

    Yesterday I had some work to do on some property that my father inlaw owened on the other side of the mountain. When I got done I decided to take the road over the mountain on my return. At the very tip top of the mountain is a lookout where you can see for mile's of the valley...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 11 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Jokes Give It Away

    I know I am not nearly as funny as I think I am so learning that my jokes now seem dated and give away my age. I know I am getting older because my not so silly jokes give me away!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Oct 19, 2013

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    Early Bird Specials Rule!

     Help!  I think I'm crossing over!  My husband and I had a gift certificate to a chain steakhouse.  We used it midweek.  We arrived at the restaurant at 5:00, gave our orders at 5:05, discussed our day, were served, ate our meal, walked out of the...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 25 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Life Spans

    I know I'm getting older because this song really speaks to me...its so beautiful. I love you, honey.  Thank you for sticking around for the best part.   I hear you singing, "I Shall Be Released" Like a chainsaw running through a masterpiece But that's all right, that's ok Grab...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    Truth Teller

    I'm a low down dirty liar.  And a coward.  Self delusion doesn't work with me, however.  I know what I am.   I am not Michelle Pfeiffer!  There I said it.  Now, I feel better.   I also do not qualify anymore for my age range status on EP.   I haven't qualified for...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 13 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    Grumpy

    I always thought tha my Mum was grumpy. Now that I have children and am "Getting Older" I think I may see why she was. I do not have the patience I once did so I Know I'm Gettting Older Because I am turning inot my Mum. AGHHHHH
    ScotishMum ScotishMum 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    I Hope Everything Will Be Easy

    I've gotten old for sure. I hope whatever function I go to won't last long..gotta get home, well rested. Hope I don't fall on the ice..I'd break  a hip for certain. Hope I get a parking spot REAL close to the store entrance.  It's freezing and man, that wind goes right...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F Apr 27, 2013

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    I'm not sure why. Maybe it's just boredom? I don't know, I feel kinda...tired I guess. I knew I wasn't gonna be one of those people who were on here for years. Yeah, I'm gonna be...
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    I wish i had someone to look up to and vent all my problems to. I feel an older sister would care more and help me. Also since im kinda questioning my gender she could help me with...
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My best friend and I meet three years ago in Sophomore year of high school. She was a friend of a friend, and we instantly clicked. This past year, senior year, we have gotten...
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    I'm sick of being unhappy. I'm sick of being depressed. I am sick of not getting what I want...what I truly need. The need to feel loved. The need of not walking on egg shells my...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 23 hrs ago

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    I really would like to be fat and have a big belly or have a fat friend that would let me touch his fat rolls and play with his belly. But there are few people like that and I can...
    Luigi76 Luigi76 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    The white race is arrogant, stupid, ignorant, sadistic, selfish and murderers. enough said
    Angrydotcommm Angrydotcommm 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    There's just something so beautiful and amazing about running. The feeling I get when my feet are pounding against the sidewalk/pavement is indescribable. It's like I'm lost in my...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm probably not, and this is probably just me over reacting because i tend to do that. But I've noticed things about me, that I've been paying actual attention to lately. But i...
    catchingyourclouds catchingyourclouds 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Nothing- The script Honestly, it sucks when people don't understand you or are trying to see things from your perspective. I know I'm making the right decision for once but nobody...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love finding out more and more about myself - what makes me truly happy and the short cuts that make my life so much easier. I'm liking myself more and respecting and accepting...
    Magicalcarebear Magicalcarebear 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Yes to my circle on here. I have not been in touch with them for a long time. I know I'm being silly because the change in my life is the reason for that. I moved from England to...
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F a week ago

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    I haven't many friends. just two male friends that I care about. but we really see each other. I don't have any female friends because it's always been hard for me. (feel free to...
    Hteag Hteag 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't show atleast I try not to but just thinking about going back in 48hours how these 2 months changed everything and still at night I get these nightmares that are breaking me...
    milind3012 milind3012 18-21, M Jul 25

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    Imma be 20 yikes all ready.
    LetyElizabethSanchez LetyElizabethSanchez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    So I'm a guy and have been to couple of real relationships in the past but I've been into online dating and worse is that I usually pretend as a girl. I met this guy through a...
    micoloco1989 micoloco1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I guess I'm weird....I pick a random title and write a story to match it. So I'm depressed now...I don't like that. Nope, not one bit. It makes me sad. Like the time the MP's...
    rick4545 rick4545 36-40, M Jul 24

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    I lost a lot of friends and none of them really were that healthy anyway. And the one great one I could talk to who shared stories and had a lot in common with me died not getting...
    BananaBandana BananaBandana 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I've become impatient, irritable, and so many things I'm not in the last half a year. I know it's a mixture of a lot of people, not my boyfriend's fault. But my family situation...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I lost it yesterday for the first time with my love, and it hurt me more than it hurt him. I was reeling for hours after that. There are so many lessons in love. Even though he...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I've been eating like crazy lately and I'm really starting to feel the effects of it. My clothes are getting increasingly tight, especially my shirts. I can feel my belly jiggle...
    m3ltingsnow m3ltingsnow 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 23

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    TOMORROW!!! I'm marrying the love of my life tomorrow! It's crazy, never thought this day would come!
    lnj1112 lnj1112 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Every relationship I've ever been in has been super toxic. I've been cheated on so many times I'm not sure what it would feel like not to be. I know I'm not perfect but I always...
    ccarama ccarama 18-21, M Jul 21

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    Meg Myers is getting me through this. (currently 'Poison') It's weird to be happy and upset at the same time. When you have an inner battle raging inside it's like having...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I wonder why I put myself in these situations. Sometimes I pretend I'm a guy online. More often than not, I come clean that I'm a girl after a conversation, simply liking the...
    xCounterAct xCounterAct 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've lost a lot of the "fight" in me since I've gotten older. There are days when I'm just too tired to take a stand. Maybe it's depression, but it just doesn't seem worth it...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm a noob on this site (just joined to type this) so I'm not sure how this works or what an appropriate length for a post should be so I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I'm...
    internalpuppetshow internalpuppetshow 18-21, M Jul 19

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    So Ofcourse I'm one of those girls that has problems with her image. At an early age I was bullied and put down because of what I looked like. And naturally it distorted my view of...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    i feel like its really time to focus on myself and goals.i've been having a hard time really getting things done these 2 months...but i'm getting my drive back now,this is really...
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