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Author Topic: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers  (Read 32047 times)
MWBailey
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« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2013, 03:34:51 am »

Happy Birthday from myself as well, Rockula.
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About half of my hair seems to be departing for other climes. The other, homebody, part of my locks seem to be determined to turn white and grey before the next 4th of July...
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« Reply #251 on: April 11, 2013, 11:11:54 pm »

It is no good; I have to face facts.  I became eligible for membership a few weeks ago.  May I join you?
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« Reply #252 on: April 12, 2013, 12:08:00 am »

It is no good; I have to face facts.  I became eligible for membership a few weeks ago.  May I join you?
Please do. Pull up a monkey butler and have a brandy to calm your nerves.
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« Reply #253 on: April 12, 2013, 10:31:48 am »

I clock up 54 years today...
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« Reply #254 on: April 12, 2013, 01:03:58 pm »

I clock up 54 years today...

Numerous Jolly Boomerangs, Old Chap!  Wink
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« Reply #255 on: April 12, 2013, 01:51:56 pm »

What 'e said, Cap!
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« Reply #256 on: April 12, 2013, 03:29:02 pm »

I assume that you're celebrating in style, Captain. Have a good one.
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« Reply #257 on: April 12, 2013, 04:06:59 pm »

I assume that you're celebrating in style, Captain. Have a good one.

Well I took the day off work, which is a good start I feel!
I decided I would treat myself to a film on the big screen as I've been watching films at home via LoveFilm for the past few years. I went to the O2 Cineworld with the intention of seeing Jack the Giant Slayer (in 2D..3D gives me a headache.). I'd cut the timing really fine and was hoping I'd get there just as the film started so I rushed in, asked for one ticketfor Jack the Giant Slayer in 2D and the guy said "Screen 10". I rushed up the escalator, found the screen and as I went into the auditorium the "This film has been passed Cert PG" notice was on the screen. Great timing. Except the film in question was 'Oz The Great And Powerful'. I  go back outside to check my ticket and sure enough the trained monkey on the ticket desk had given me a ticket for 'Oz..' by mistake. You just can't get the staff these days! Roll Eyes

I didn't think I'd have time to get back to the lobby, correct the mistake and get back to the screen I should have been at in time for the start so I thought 'sod it' and watched Oz anyway. As it turns out it was a very good film. Visually stunning, very enjoyable and even partially steampunk! Guess I'll just have to see JtGS when it comes available through LoveFilm after all.

Thanks to everyone for their kind birthday wishes and texts. You've made an old man very happy.
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« Reply #258 on: April 13, 2013, 06:28:58 am »

The only problem I have with my grey is when it makes my beard / mutton chops appear uneven. There are a couple of spots where the hair is so fair that it appears invisible. I intend to get some beard dye purely to fill in the gaps. Apart from that, as someone who has had a lifetime of various multi-coloured dye and bleach jobs, it's nice to have a colour I don't have to work on. Smiley

And, by the way, I'm about to come to the end my first year in the 'Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers'. Do we get badges of honour? Do we have our own ranking system? Smiley

I clock up 54 years today...

Happy B'day gentlemen!  Captn,  Mr. Rockula...  I'm 5 and 1/2 years away from gaining membership...  but not if I fix my time machine...
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« Reply #259 on: April 13, 2013, 08:54:54 pm »

Happy birthday Gents.
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« Reply #260 on: April 17, 2013, 08:19:22 am »

Well, I do dye my hair but my sister-in-law (10 years younger)has promised she will not let me turn into one of those little old ladies that when you approach from the rear you say "pardon me miss" and when they turn around you say "Ghhaaagh!"  You know the ones I mean.

As for celebrating, I turned 50 in December and to my great surprise got engaged in March.  I am in love for the first time - to a man I had a crush on in high school.  I guess it's true, you ain't never too old.
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« Reply #261 on: April 17, 2013, 08:35:43 am »

As for celebrating, I turned 50 in December and to my great surprise got engaged in March.  I am in love for the first time - to a man I had a crush on in high school.  I guess it's true, you ain't never too old.
Congratulations! So there's hope for us all then. Except for those already happily hitched, hopefully.
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« Reply #262 on: April 17, 2013, 12:42:57 pm »

Congratulations, Hez - never too old for love!
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« Reply #263 on: April 18, 2013, 08:29:51 pm »

Theme song perhaps?

Pete Seeger - My Get Up and Go
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« Reply #264 on: April 18, 2013, 08:45:57 pm »

Absolutely!

I was taught that as a young child and taught my children when they were tiny so that one day they'll be able to pass it on to their kids. There are few songs that get better as you get older.
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« Reply #265 on: April 19, 2013, 06:45:55 am »

Thank you for the congrats and also for the song.  It's a new favourite - but we won't use it for the first dance.
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« Reply #266 on: May 02, 2013, 02:53:51 pm »

Here's an attack of nostalgia for your listening pleasure...

http://youtu.be/6uimkrNRk1g

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Songwriters: BUFFETT, JIMMY
Pencil Thin Moustache
By: Jimmy Buffett 1974
Now they make new movies in old black and white
With happy endings, where nobody fights
So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage
Honey, jump right up and show your age

Chorus:
I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
The Boston Blackie kind
A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

I remember bein buck-toothed and skinny
Writin fan letters to Sky King and Penny
Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could solve some mysteries too

Then it's Bandstand, Disneyland, growin up fast
Drinkin on a fake i.d.
Yeah, and Rama of the jungle was everyones bawana
But only jazz musicians were smokin marijuana,
Yeah, I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could solve some mysteries too

Then it's flat top, dirty bob, coppin a feel
Grubbin on the livin room floor (so sore)
Yeah, they send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge,
But all you want to do is learn how to score

Yeah, but now Im gettin old, don't wear underwear
I don't go to church and somebody stole my hair
But I can watch the movies and see it all there
Just the way that it used to be

Chorus:
That's why I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
The Boston Blackie kind
A two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

Oh, I could be anyone I wanted to be
Maybe suave Errol Flynn or the Sheik of Araby
If I only had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could do some cruisin’ too

Coda:
Yeah, Bryl-Cream, a little dabll do yah
Oh, I could do some cruisin too

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« Reply #267 on: May 02, 2013, 03:36:54 pm »

Songs about getting old?

Anyone remember Fred Wedlock's 'The Oldest Swinger in Town'?


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« Reply #268 on: May 02, 2013, 04:54:02 pm »

Songs about getting old?

Anyone remember Fred Wedlock's 'The Oldest Swinger in Town'?
Not until you reminded me.

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« Reply #269 on: October 28, 2013, 10:14:09 am »

Well I turn 51 today. So I guess i'm in.


"I'm just a poor old man...My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes are old and bent."
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« Reply #270 on: October 28, 2013, 11:50:21 am »

I reached Fifty in August so now I am a lady steamgeezer.  For a song you won't forgive in a hurry I have Tom Lehrer's  "When you are old and grey." It's the worlds worst chat up line.
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« Reply #271 on: October 28, 2013, 12:51:27 pm »

Happy Birthday and welcome to the club: Herbert West and Walking Stick
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« Reply #272 on: November 16, 2013, 08:44:08 am »

Well, I might as well be in this club already.  Yesterday, a beautiful young Indian girl from the University of Texas' / Public Broadcasting Corp's radio station KUT, approached me inside a public library and tried to interview mew me microphone in hand.

She said, We are filming a program on the 50th. anniversary of the death of President Kennedy. Do you remember where you were and what were you doing when president Kennedy was assassinated?

My answer; "My dear, I'm too young to remember.   I was born 5 years after Kennedy was assassinated!"

I guess my recent life has taken a toll on my body.  Either that or the poor girl can't judge age to save her own life.
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« Reply #273 on: November 17, 2013, 12:11:21 am »

My dear J. Wilhelm,
Snicker!! Sorry, but that reminds me of the time when I was in my 40's, and the clerk in the thrift store asked me if I qualified for the senior discount!!! Undecided Ah, well... such is life. Smiley
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« Reply #274 on: November 17, 2013, 01:36:27 am »

Well, I might as well be in this club already.  Yesterday, a beautiful young Indian girl from the University of Texas' / Public Broadcasting Corp's radio station KUT, approached me inside a public library and tried to interview mew me microphone in hand.

She said, We are filming a program on the 50th. anniversary of the death of President Kennedy. Do you remember where you were and what were you doing when president Kennedy was assassinated?

My answer; "My dear, I'm too young to remember.   I was born 5 years after Kennedy was assassinated!"

I guess my recent life has taken a toll on my body.  Either that or the poor girl can't judge age to save her own life.

My dear J. Wilhelm,
Snicker!! Sorry, but that reminds me of the time when I was in my 40's, and the clerk in the thrift store asked me if I qualified for the senior discount!!! Undecided Ah, well... such is life. Smiley

No so long ago  Roll Eyes, when I was still 25 working as a clerk in a supermarket between college semesters in the mid 1990s, and people thought I still was under 18, I made the mistake of calling a 30-something female customer "Ma'am" when addressing her at the register.  Never have I been so scolded in my life:

"What did you call me?  Ma'am? Do I look like a Ma'am to you?? She looked at me with eyes the size of dinner plates.  "I will have you know I am NOT a Ma'am!"  Tongue
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