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Tobacco being an expense and not having gotten any unemployment for the last five weeks.

This morning I was reduced to digging out a relic, my dad’s pipe and a bag of tobacco.

Fortunate for me my son-in-law has better taste in pipe tobacco then dad did and the bag was left by my son-in-law.

The pipe really is a relic, twenty years ago my dad had broken his pipe and I was smoking a pipe then.

So I had given him one of mine, since I had about ten different pipes I was really into smoking a pipe!

Well this morning I load the pipe and started to light it when I noticed I was having trouble.

The bowl seemed out of line and turning away from me.

I finally took it from my mouth and looked it over, dad had done his remodel on it!

He liked straight stem and I like to have a downward bend, he had done some craving and then taped it to suit him. The problem was he was right handed and I am left handed.

Being in my right mind often sets me at the mirror image of how everyone else does things.

Left justified instead of right justified, once I moved the pipe to the other side of my mouth everything seem to line up just fine.

Does that ever happen to you, something that once belonged to a parent and it was passed down.

But it brings out a difference between you and them?


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McCain: I Was Never a Maverick

Someone really ought to introduce the senator from Arizona to the guy who ran for president in 2008. “I never considered myself a maverick,” John McCain tells Newsweek. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.” Ben Smith points out a campaign ad from McCain’s presidential run heralding him and Palin as the “original mavericks.” Smith also shows footage of McCain asking a town-hall crowd in 2008, “what do you expect of two mavericks?”

It seems safe to say McCain will be, do or say whatever it takes to win an election.  If being a maverick isn’t what works best, he’ll decide he never was one.  Good thing most people have better memories than he seems to have.


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OPEN THREAD DAAA DA! Saturday 01-23 and the first day of the rest of your life!

Went on a job interview yesterday, looks like I maybe getting back into security.

Law enforcement seems to think I am older then I think I am.

And no one else seems interested in a 52 y.o. who piddle his younger year away and had not decided what he wanted to be when he grew up….. I really need to decided that one of these days!


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Who’s who? And what caption would you choose?

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“No Problem, Dude”

Another sign I am getting old:  I find it irritating when I say “thank you” to the fast food employee, they respond with “no problem.”  I want to add, “I glad it is no problem for you to do your effing job!”

I haven’t yet taken to shaking my cane at the neighbor kids and yelling at them to stay out of my yard.  I may get there any day, I’m afraid.

Wisegeek, here, thinks the “no problem” problem has something to do with age and informality.

Iggy Donnelly


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