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You Know You Are Old When. . .

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    #3401 16 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I know I’m old because I had Dire Straits first album on 8-track. Then it came out on CD around 1981, and it was one of my first CDs (gonna put it on now).
    Then it came out on SACD, and I said “no thanks, I don’t get it”
    I think SACD is for kids under 18 who don’t have a built-in 5k lowpass filter.

    I have two SACDs. They sound terrific, but you need a special player for them.

    #3402 16 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Oops! Just for bacon. Sorry.

    Don't worry, he already said he didn't know.

    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Don't know cotton but definitely a candidate for hottie of month.

    And besides, cotton already pinned her:

    Quoted from cottonm4:

    My generation knew her as Mrs. Olsen who was selling the “richest kind” of coffee. Folger’s Coffee.

    The actress's name was Virginia Christine, a name I was not familiar with. She was in movies starting in 1943, and on TV beginning in 1951. Credits include The Mummy's Curse, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

    As Mrs. Olson, she was always on about how "Mountain Grown" coffee is the richest kind. The "Best part of waking up" jingle was created when Ms. Christine retired in the 80's. She passed away in 1996.

    I have remarked before, you know you are old when the best part of waking up is waking up, not having died in your sleep. I'm sure Virginia would agree!

    #3403 15 days ago

    You know your old when you call your cell to find it then call the missed call.

    #3404 15 days ago

    Garage sale score today along with this weird vintage science molecule play set.

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    #3405 15 days ago

    Nice stack of classics right there.

    #3406 14 days ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    Nice stack of classics right there.

    You know you are old when you remember the transition from vinyl to "cutting edge technology" CD's, and now CD's are considered vintage items.

    #3407 14 days ago

    Forced to go the mall with 3 women today. I am hyperventilating.

    #3408 14 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Forced to go the mall with 3 women today. I am hyperventilating.

    Call in sick

    #3409 14 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    You know you are old when you remember the transition from vinyl to "cutting edge technology" CD's, and now CD's are considered vintage items.

    You forgot cassette tape and reel to reel.

    #3410 14 days ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    You forgot cassette tape and reel to reel.

    Picked this up recently. Cheap.
    Needed a lot of cleaning and some repairs, but it's working now.

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    #3411 14 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Garage sale score today along with this weird vintage science molecule play set.
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    Cool! PBR!

    #3412 14 days ago

    Already in trouble with d.i.l. !!

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    #3413 14 days ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    You forgot cassette tape and reel to reel.

    I remember them, but I don't remember their initial introduction to the market.

    I still have stacks of Maxell and TDK mix tapes I made in the late 70's and 80's. A lot of them recorded from radio back when FM stations had unique personalities, before corporations bought and packaged them to be clones of each other.

    #3414 14 days ago

    Ok now get me outta here!!

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    #3415 14 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I still have stacks of Maxell and TDK mix tapes I made in the late 70's and 80's.

    Yup. I used to record my LPs the first time I played them on Maxell UDXL II or TDK SA cassettes. Played the tapes in the car. I don't know if my Akai cassette deck works anymore, but it's been sitting dormant down in the basement.

    #3416 14 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Yup. I used to record my LPs the first time I played them on Maxell UDXL II or TDK SA cassettes. Played the tapes in the car. I don't know if my Akai cassette deck works anymore, but it's been sitting dormant down in the basement.

    Yup, same here. There was a Boston FM station during 1980 that would play the "Album of the Week" uninterrupted. Always recorded those on TDK cassette tape. That was sooo long ago...

    #3417 14 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Yup, same here. There was a Boston FM station during 1980 that would play the "Album of the Week" uninterrupted. Always recorded those on TDK cassette tape. That was sooo long ago...

    The 1980 equivalent of stealing music before napster.

    #3418 14 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Yup, same here. There was a Boston FM station during 1980 that would play the "Album of the Week" uninterrupted. Always recorded those on TDK cassette tape. That was sooo long ago...

    We had (and still have) I-95 WRKI in CT. When I got that reel to reel deck going, I found a tape that I had recorded probably back in the '80s on an Akai RTR which is no longer working. It was a feature that I-95, which is normally a rock station, would do on Sunday mornings called "The Jazz Brunch". The tape still sounds very good after all these years.

    #3419 14 days ago

    My dad is constantly surprising me by bringing things that I thought were long gone. Last time he came he brought me a cassette tape from probably ‘84, where my brother and I recorded ourselves prank-calling different businesses. I need to digitize that and get it to my brother’s kids.

    #3420 14 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    My dad is constantly surprising me by bringing things that I thought were long gone. Last time he came he brought me a cassette tape from probably ‘84, where my brother and I recorded ourselves prank-calling different businesses. I need to digitize that and get it to my brother’s kids.

    "Hello. Are you the fat muffin man?".....

    #3421 14 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    We had (and still have) I-95 WRKI in CT

    I wish we still had WFDD Wake Forest. The kind of Station you called up. got a sleepy DJ and request Autobahn and he plays the whole side of the album.
    We called in Frank Zappa "Titties and Beer" and he played it. Then came back on and cussed us out for recommending it.
    Said he was going to get fined by the FCC for profanity.
    Told everybody he didn't have time to preview everything beforehand so don't request anything profane.

    #3422 14 days ago

    I brought in Cheech and Chongs Big Bamboo album to high school social studies class. The teacher was mortified and I remember her saying, "you didn't hear that in this class" as we filed out to next class. Hilarious stuff.

    #3423 13 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I brought in Cheech and Chongs Big Bamboo album to high school social studies class. The teacher was mortified and I remember her saying, "you didn't hear that in this class" as we filed out to next class. Hilarious stuff.

    In grade school, 5th grade I believe it was, we could bring in our own 45s to play in class on occasion.

    One time I brought "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen. When I got it back, someone had snapped it in half.

    Another time, I brought "Carry Me, Carrie" from Dr Hook and the Medicine Show. The B side was "Freaker's Ball," which featured lyrics such as "The fags and the dykes, they boogyin' together, the leather freaks are dressed in all kinds of leather." (What did I know? I was 11!) Teacher never played either side in class, but I never got that one back at all! And I seem to remember my parents getting a call.

    #3424 13 days ago

    ...when you've never actually heard a Wu-Tang Clan album but you figure they must be a spinoff group from Wang Chung.

    #3425 13 days ago

    Someone please photoshop Musk and Branson into the cone section, haha.
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    #3426 13 days ago

    Just texted an employee. ..thanks for staying on top of me....will I get in trouble with that?
    Can't be 100% in this day and age.

    #3427 13 days ago

    I would hope not, depending on context!

    #3428 13 days ago

    Nothing more than thanks for remembering.

    #3429 13 days ago

    Now I feel really old, became a grandfather at 4AM this morning.

    #3430 13 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Now I feel really old, became a grandfather at 4AM this morning.

    Congratulations! Boy or girl?

    #3431 13 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Congratulations! Boy or girl?

    Girl. Mother and child are well. Now I'll be the grandpa with the pinballs.

    #3432 13 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Girl. Mother and child are well. Now I'll be the grandpa with the pinballs.

    Welcome to the club.

    #3433 12 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Now I feel really old, became a grandfather at 4AM this morning.

    Congrats! Being a grandparent is the best!

    #3434 12 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Girl. Mother and child are well. Now I'll be the grandpa with the pinballs.

    ..And a little skating rink in the backyard?

    #3435 12 days ago

    You know you are old when you open up the magazine centerfold and don't even bother wish you were 30 years younger.

    #3436 12 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You know you are old when you open up the magazine centerfold and don't even bother wish you were 30 years younger.

    And the magazine is Readers Digest!

    #3437 11 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    ..And a little skating rink in the backyard?

    Sorry no. While I did take my daughter to skating lessons as a kid, I live in log house surrounded by trees. So she'll have to go to Penn State as my daughter did.

    #3438 10 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    And the magazine is Reader's Digest!

    Ooh la la... this month's centerfold!

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    #3439 10 days ago

    When.... You're a great-grandparent at 60. But loving it!

    #3440 9 days ago

    Held my 1st granddaughter today for 30 minutes. She was 3 weeks early and only 5lb 6oz at birth. Live changing experience for me. I still think of daughter as my baby. Now another one.

    #3441 9 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Held my 1st granddaughter today for 30 minutes. She was 3 weeks early and only 5lb 6oz at birth. Live changing experience for me. I still think of daughter as my baby. Now another one.

    Awww!

    #3442 9 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Held my 1st granddaughter today for 30 minutes. She was 3 weeks early and only 5lb 6oz at birth. Live changing experience for me. I still think of daughter as my baby. Now another one.

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    #3443 4 days ago

    Lately I am feeling very old.

    I have a handful of grass cutting jobs, and used to I would do all of them in one day.

    Now after doing 1 or 2 I am ready for a nap.

    The heat and humidity just zaps me. I do my best to stay hydrated, but I still cramp up some.

    In the meantime I am slowing down big time on the amount of work I do anyway, and trying to relax and enjoy life.

    I do enjoy all the work I do, and I never plan to stop working, but just a little a day to stay fit and make a few bucks.

    Sometimes I wish I had a 4th, or even a 5th rental house, but after being debt free for so long and the way I feel now I am just happy with what I have.

    Some of my friends have already passed away, while some of my family are pretty old.

    And partly because it takes my girlfriend forever to get ready, and always runs way late, the vacation I have planned to relax and fish, we are leaving a day earlier, so I can relax and not feel like I have to speed all I can getting there.

    (but if everyone else is doing 20 over the speed limit, I will not hold them up, I will be right there with them).

    I am slowing down working, and driving, but if the flow is going 90mph, I do feel good enough to be right in the middle of that.

    In the meantime if my friend that I operate excavators for calls and asks me to help him do a job out in the country, I will still get up at 5am and do that a couple days a week.

    But if he were to call again about working at a place like Lockheed, hell no.

    I am done with hard hat bull crap. 99.9% of all of that is just for show, there is no danger of getting hit in the head, unless a airplane drops the poop out of the tank.

    Anyway my friends that passed way to early were all still working all the time, hell no.

    I do not need a bigger house, I do not need a new truck, I do not even need to go out to eat except for maybe a couple of times a year for a birthday.

    And I used to think that I wanted to someday take a road trip to Key West, until I looked at motel prices there, hell no I am not spending 350.00 or more for a motel room on a trip.

    Anyway it is awesome how well pinball machines hold their value, and all the awesome people on this site.

    (and just looking at some of the motel costs these days, I really dread the day I ever have to go see a dentist again).

    Anyway, I hope all of you have a AWESOME WEEK!

    (sorry that I did not put everything in caps, but I think I did space pretty well, so all of you geezers like me can read it easier).

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