When Did I Get Old? Undeniable Signs of My Aging


There are some rights of passage in life I look  forward more than others. During my run this morning, I noticed that I might have been going through yet another stage. I’ve heard we become more “eccentric” as we age. I’m not wealthy enough to garner the title of “eccentric.” I’m just getting old and peculiar. Here’s a few signs that point to my aging status:

  • I can’t run, workout or pretty much leave the house without at least 800 milligrams of ibuprofen, metabolic and thermogenic enhancers and a couple of pills I’m not even sure what they do but I’m afraid to stop taking them.
  • I must check the weather as soon as  I wake up. First I was just interested in the local weather, but it has now expanded to cities all over the globe including entire regions in the Pacific rim and western Europe.
  • My growing fascination with my lawn is now to the point of creating my own blend of grass: tall fescue, Kentucky blue, and rye. This morning I almost knock on someone’s door at 6 am to find out what grass blend they used. I curse Bermuda grass at least once a day.
  • I’m convinced that adult wet wipes is the best invention of the 20th century. Don’t judge me until you’ve tried it.
  • I get up at 4:30 am
  • I go to bed at 9:30 pm.

What about you? What are the signs that you’re becoming increasingly old?

  • I love this post…I can so relate to a couple of these item, but I just don't even want to admit which ones!

    • Jennifer, you're too young to relate to any of these! Well, maybe not the wipes. They're good from birth to the grave. 🙂

      • Sahrie

        Birth to the grave. That's just hilarious. I have a newborn. Thanks for the good laugh.

  • Sadly I'm not that much younger than you! And I must admit, the wipes was the best thing on the list!

  • What was the question?

    Yeah, memory (or the lack thereof) is one thing I've noticed that's changed.

    Also, I find myself answering the simple query, "How've you been feeling?" by enthusiastically and comprehensively describing the intricate nuances of my various aches and pains. Which is apparently not as enthralling for the listener as you'd think.

    However I haven't started wearing knee-high nylons or granny panties yet, so I'm thinking I'm still… what do the young people call it?… oh yeah– HAWT!

    • Memory is a funny thing. I can remember all kinds of useless information, but forget the important stuff.

  • jonmalstrom

    My evening cocktail of mineral water and Konsyl, with a twist of lime.

  • Michelle Sabados

    Loud music in my teens = Closed caption television in my 40's.

    • I lost hearing during a Bryan Adams concert in 1986. 🙁

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  • Maurilio, Clearly a sing of my age is that I look forward more to the Staples ad in the Sunday paper than any other section!

  • Laugh now and pay later, Mr. One-day-I'll-be-able-to-relate.

  • dawn holliman jordan

    Wipes are amazing! Love them! Buy em by the case…. JY enjoyed this

  • Well done, Alan.

  • Annoymous

    The old I get the more concerned I am with being "regular"

  • I moan everytime I do the following:
    Roll over in bed!
    Get out of Bed!
    Tie my shoes!
    Sit down!
    Breathe!…and I want to know who put that picture or my father over my mirror??

  • Bret Pemelton

    I moan everytime I do the following:

    Roll over in bed!
    Get out of bed!
    Tie my shoes!
    Sit down!

    …and I want to know who hung that picture of my father over my bathroom mirror??

  • Robert Wolgemuth

    Great post Maurilio…how 'bout sitting at a computer responding to a friend's post about getting older than playing touch football in the back yard.

    • Robert, I didn't respond to your comment earlier because I was napping. 🙂

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  • Laurie

    I just stumbled upon your blog. Loved the post. I always wondered why 'old people' were so into their bird feeders. Now if I can just remember where I put those seeds.,,,

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