7 Signs You’re Getting Old

photoI turn 41 this week. It’s not old in the grand scheme of things, but I can start to feel old age settling in.  It’s creeping up on me more and more every year and I don’t know if there is much that I can do to stop it.  Here are seven things that I have noticed about getting older.


1. You get hurt for no reason.  I was cleaning my closet and strained my knee hanging up a shirt.

2. You watch 60 Minutes. I never used to watch the show. My dad watched this and Murder She Wrote.  Thankfully that’s not on anymore or my  DVR would be full of  Angela Lansbury as well.

3. You enjoy crosswords.  I don’t do them all the time, but I think about doing them which I think is worse.

4. You eat things like brussel sprouts… AND ENJOY THEM.  I love them roasted with a little bit of oil and salt.  I never would have given them a second thought if I was younger.

5. You have a battle between your ear hair and your back hair to see which can grow faster. Yeah… it’s not the most glamorous thing.

6. You have thoughts of joining a bowling league.  I’m on a baseball team and while it would be cool to join something a little faster paced like a basketball league, I just don’t think it’s up my alley.

7. You watch HGTV.  I love watching sports, but I find myself switching over to shows like House Hunters International more and more.  Choosing between three villas in the Italian Alps is way more riveting than a Tuesday baseball game in the middle of August.

There is probably more things… but they escape my mind. Oh there is that thing as well.



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  1. Oren says:

    You’re just old enough to finally get the chance to eat brussel sprouts the way they were intended to be made! And that HGTV show is great, because you get to scream at the TV when they buy the wrong house.

    • Daddysincharge says:

      But it’s never the wrong house… they are always in love with it. I would like to see ONE episode where they said that they made a mistake and went with another house.

  2. Larry says:

    Happy birthday old man. I already passed that number.
    That one about getting hurt – or feeling pains – hits too close to home. Damn.

    • Daddysincharge says:

      My feet hurt, just by sitting down.

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