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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F Apr 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I know I'm getting old when ppl start calling me aunty :( I hate it.
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    My belly and thighs are getting bigger and my butt is a little bigger, and I'm loving it. When I have the opportunity to eat, I will, knowing that it will make me even fatter
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I found my first grey hair today. I'm 25!
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 23

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    Oops, it's happening again. I've been eating twice as much as I used to and a lot more junk over summer and weight gain can't be avoided with such a bad diet.. I finally noticed...
    exskinnyguy exskinnyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm gonna put on my new shirt Shine up these old boots Take a deep breath Try to keep my cool I know you're gonna be there I'm gonna have a couple drinks Just to knock off the edge...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F Oct 7

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    My mom is human and don't know my dad is a werewolf he's not in my life and I don't know if he knows I know? My step dad don't know And i will NEVER tell them!
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Oct 13

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    If I know I have nothing yet I gave my everything! :) heart shaped eyes.
    IAMPINAY IAMPINAY 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I have been told many times by people I am very good looking...but I don't get it.All my life I was an outsider yet knew everyone and got along,just never fit a click.So loner...
    Bawbs Bawbs 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't use the internet but we have to wait ok
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Oct 4

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    Today I weighed myself and I was 5 more pounds fatter than 4 days ago feel so exited
    fatkid200 fatkid200 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I hate gaining weight :( can any of you give me some weight loss advice? I want to lose 15 lbs asap
    Frappelover Frappelover 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I cant eat as much. Or see as well. Or walk tirelessly. Walking up a hill wore me out. My eyes are fubar. And i cant eat a whole pizza no more.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 2

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    When I say,"ok guys let's do the clock rug stretch!!" An I get a weird look from 20 kids. Apparently no one watches 'the big comfy couch' anymore. I feel so old
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F Oct 3

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    Sometimes its something as simple as waking up and just feeling heavier, but other times ive noticed through outgrowing clothes, how i look in the mirror, or just feeling more out...
    typicalnoise typicalnoise 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    1. I have to think about how old I am. 2. I get random body pains, more than usual. 3. I'll save you the details on this one. :p 4. I can't remember any more reasons I feel old.
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Oct 4

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    Screw my life. I hate it.......and nobody cares about me....
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    If you buy me mcdonalds and Starbucks, and watch the walking dead with me.. I'll love you forever 😘
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have the best boyfriend on earth! I will never stop loving him.
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My 14 year old cousin turned to me and asked....who is Nsync? Me: Haha, you are kidding me right.....she wasn't kidding. She had no clue.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Doctors look younger than your kids!!! You walk into a room and forget what the hell you were looking for!!! Your mother points out the benefits of upgrading your phone!!! In...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    In need if someone to talk to me and listen 😔😫
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    I really don't know what to say about this except I want to and nobody on here knows every thing that's happened to me so I know people are going to get mad or upset and express...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm an older brother of 3 sisters all under the age of 12.. They don't seem to enjoy having an overprotective brother.. Why do you guys want one?
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just like it says. I do pretend I'm okay. I know it's unhealthy to bottle up my emotions, but I can't help but think what people would say about me. and everyday it gets worse. All...
    LoseYourMind LoseYourMind 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When school first started I weighed about 320-330 pounds. Now, two months later, I'm getting awfully close to 340. I have to buy new clothes next weekend because mine are too tight...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    So.. I've had this teacher for two years, and I usually don't even like men that much, but right now I'm in love. He's 25 years older than me, I'll be 17 in January and he's 41. He...
    snailrain snailrain 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I get a zit on my chin and blood pours out me. TahhDah. I know when i'm getting my period. :)
    desired101 desired101 13-15, F 15 Responses Oct 5

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    It's been nearly four months since my ex-girlfriend of eight months left me for someone else, and any hope of getting back together died down not so long ago. I've been speaking to...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M Oct 10

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    Because I already know I'm hella sexy! :)
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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    I don't even care that much about looks but any opinion never really hurt that bad....I'm not trying to higher my esteem or get a bunch I attention or post because I think I'm ugly...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I know I'm young but I met this guy who told me he was under house arrest. It was around May when he told me that his next trail was on September and he wasn't really sure of the...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I love the feeling of being wolf... I haven't had much of a chance to let my wolf side show, my family and some other friends are always watching me... I'm getting a tail in the...
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I'm men,middle age,I like to wear pajamas every night even day time when that day I doesn't come to work or I complete some chores at home,after shower I certainly wore pajamas and...
    genteel genteel 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I know I'm attractive when I wear red or dark purple lipstick But when I wear lipstick colors like light pink, light purple, green, yellow, and Brown lipstick guys don't think im...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I'm not sure if I'm bi or not. But about a year ago, I started feeling really strongly for my (female) best friend. One of my other friends introduced me to her, and we got really...
    skywords skywords 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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