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Author Topic: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers  (Read 28070 times)
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2009, 01:17:05 am »

Applying for "Junior Geezer" status. I have three years to go before I'll qualify for full membership (though I do have my AARP card since my dear husband is over 50! LOL)
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009, 06:13:28 am »

Here I am ~ applying for SteamGeyser membership. To be 50 again ~

Wait — what are you spouting off about now?
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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2009, 02:21:52 pm »

 Wink


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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2009, 08:31:07 pm »

Applying as a Junior Geezer, tho' next year I'll be fully qualified for Geezerhood... Grin
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 08:11:18 am »

What would you call a lady geezer? A geezette?

Just joined BG last night. Is there a waiting period to be able to join the 50+ club? I'm 57, can't wait for TOO long! haha...
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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2009, 05:32:31 pm »

I too am a proto-geezer with a three year run in period...can I sign up for the juniorgeezer section...
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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2009, 06:17:08 pm »

What would you call a lady geezer? A geezette?

Just joined BG last night. Is there a waiting period to be able to join the 50+ club? I'm 57, can't wait for TOO long! haha...

I believe the correct term is Geezer Bird. Unfortunately it has recently acquired an alternative meaning following a 'Tipping The Velvet' programme on the BBC.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2009, 11:08:54 pm »

I am well through the initial probationary decade already.
Lady geezers? That would be Modom to you.... and raise your hat when you are speaking to me young man.

I recently went to a charity bash which was all for ladies over 50 and was all themed around crazy handbags of all sorts. Natch, we were the Bag Ladies! As I love bags other than handbags, I was rather taken with this.
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2009, 12:52:15 am »

Count me in please, I'm 53, lost my hair when I were 19 and well on my way to losing my patience with the Modern World.
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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2009, 10:27:15 pm »

Well I guess I qualify for this club as well. I'm a good  bit over fifty now but at least I do not (yet) actually look as old as my avatar!

Cheers...

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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2009, 10:26:27 am »

Would a female 'geezer' be a 'biddy'?
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2009, 12:19:26 pm »

Urban Dictionary.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=geezer

I particularly like number 11....

''Different form of middle English word - guiser (gysar), masquerader. It means to dress in disguise.''
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2009, 02:54:50 pm »

Another couple of variations not listed there are:

'tasty geezer' ie expensive clothes..ostentatious jewellry..big ego..probably a bit of a criminal...normally an East end/cockney (Think Ray Winstone meets Fifty Cent)

'Diamond Geezer' ie 'a good egg'...'thoroughly decent chap'...as in "He's a Diamond Geezer! He'd give you the shirt off his back if it would help!"
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« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2009, 01:11:34 am »

Of course in Roman days, geezer was exemplified by Julius Caesar who, it was said, rode around on a lemon squeezer. Not that I was around at the time, of course, but I've been here long enough to regret the demise of steam trains and their engines' exciting numbers, and such. May I come in, please? Ve haf vays of making ourselves velcome!
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« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2009, 03:08:38 am »

As I am chronologically of an age to become a member, I wish to join.
I find it quite satisfying to converse with my contemporaries, it makes the historical references more readily recognized.
However, does one need to be geezer in nature as well, I have been characterized by many as of a much younger temperment?

A geezer need not be a negative, it merely means you have more experience and have had, hopefully, more  adventures.  Smiley Roll Eyes
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« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2009, 07:51:25 am »

Count me in.

To borrow from those of the crimson chapeau persuasion:

Geezers: Old enough to know better,young enough to do it anyway.

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« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2009, 05:56:20 am »

Might I have a membership pending as I' ll be 50 on the 18th of the month.
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2010, 08:04:13 pm »

I shall be officially entering Geezerhood in 1 Year and 22 Days.
So I herewith tend my application for junior membership on the assumption that the paperwork will probably take at least one year and 23 Days.
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« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2010, 06:41:11 pm »

OK, so we are all signing up - when are we going to actually do something??

I became a member of the senior section of the Steam Geysers Club just before Christmas and one of the perks is the bus pass. This has limited amusement value at the moment, although the inclement weather recently opened up the possibilities of "Extreme BusPassing". This does not require reckless driving. What you do is wait for extreme weather warnings with likely disruption to travel, pack a survival kit and head for the bus stop. The objective is to travel to a challenging destination, take pictures ...

and then get back before hypothermia sets in!

What should I pack in a survival kit as well as a tin of toffees and a credit card?  Wink
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« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2010, 07:02:50 pm »

OK, so we are all signing up - when are we going to actually do something??

Do?  If you're a true geezer, you've already DONE it!  Time for your laurels to get all flabby from being rested upon...

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I became a member of the senior section of the Steam Geysers Club just before Christmas and one of the perks is the bus pass. This has limited amusement value at the moment, although the inclement weather recently opened up the possibilities of "Extreme BusPassing". This does not require reckless driving. What you do is wait for extreme weather warnings with likely disruption to travel, pack a survival kit and head for the bus stop. The objective is to travel to a challenging destination, take pictures ...

and then get back before hypothermia sets in!

In my case I'd have to drive thirty or so miles to Kansas City where there's actually bus service. Smiley
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What should I pack in a survival kit as well as a tin of toffees and a credit card?  Wink

Can't help you there.  My survival kit consists largely of the good sense to stay home when the weather gets that nasty...
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« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2010, 08:26:45 pm »

JosephR, I have discovered that whenever I think of all the things I have done I automatically consider all the things I have yet to do ...

I have yet to fly in an 80 year old bi-plane (due this year)
I have yet to complete an ocean crossing in a sail boat
I haven't driven a steam engine (I have driven a steam roller)
I haven't written a book
etc.,

and the rest of me getting flabby is bad enough, I want to keep my laurels nice and lean!

I am sure there is a massive difference between England and Missouri - in fact there are parts of England where I wouldn't try this, let alone Scotland or Wales. However, having survived in Essex for 60 years I think I know when it's being serious. The last time it was really nasty was the '53 floods - and the buses still ran.



This bus is driving up a river. It looks like a road because the Victorians put the river in an underground tunnel and built a road over it. Oh, those Victorians ...
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« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2010, 08:45:13 pm »

JosephR, I have discovered that whenever I think of all the things I have done I automatically consider all the things I have yet to do ...

Angus, I hope you realize I had my tongue firmly in my cheek when I wrote that!  (There's probably an equivalent metaphor for fingers and keyboard but I have no idea what it is. Smiley )  I will say that while I have much left that I wish to do, I can honestly say I have nothing whatsoever left to prove.

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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2010, 07:53:14 pm »

Oh yes, I enjoyed your wry comment!
I will say that while I have much left that I wish to do, I can honestly say I have nothing whatsoever left to prove.

A sentiment I absolutely second. I take on these things either because they please me or please those I choose to please. To my sadness I had never heard of Anne Herbert 'til the other day. I was particularly moved and motivated by the final words of her article "Handy tips on how to behave at the death of the world".

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Eschew blandness. Eschew causing other's pain. We are all the target so wear bright colors and dance with those you love. Falling in love has always been a bit too much to apply to one person. Falling in love is appropriate for now, to love all these things which are about to leave. The rocks are watching, and the squirrels and the stars and the tired people in the street. If you love them, let them know, with grace and non-invasive extravagance. Care about the beings you care about in gorgeous and surprising ways. Color outside the lines. Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. This is your last chance.

These beautiful ideas make complete sense to me.
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« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2010, 09:21:27 am »

Over 50? Ah yes, I qualify, and am prepared and delighted to be dubbed a 'steamgeezer.' I was mocked today by an old friend for my interest in steampunkery...well, chided, anyway. I told him that I will not turn into an old curmudgeon just because my beard is gray.
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« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2010, 04:42:21 pm »

This club is feeling way too crowded for my taste, but if we can have a nice quiet room set aside for the sixty-plus contingency I would eagerly drop by for a bit of tea and crumpets.
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