|Barney and Ted shaking on the challenge (Image from sharetv.org)|
This got me to thinking about how I am also "too old for some stuff". Thus I present to everyone my top 7 signs of getting old.
7. "Remember when..." syndrome
You know you are getting old when 80% of your senteces start with "remember when" as if you are the eternal narrator for flash backs.
I "rememeber when" I met up with my high school buddies Super Friendest, Gossip Girl and Super Boink (sexy version). Althrough out the night, we kept on reminiscing how funny our teachers were (we had a teacher in Math that held her chalk in such a way that she seemed to be giving us the finger as she taught us the algebraic equation and another one in Computer class that said to type sped to enter the typing test program when apparently she wanted us to type in "speed") and how gross my hair was back then (I had horribly short and curly hair that will not cooperate).
|Why can't I enter?!|
6. Planking? Owling?
You no longer understand why kids nowadays do what they do. I even heard of something called "cone-ing" wherein kids order an ice cream cone and instead of holding it at the cone side like normal people do, they grab it by the ice cream scoop.
Why. The. Frack?
I think the silly fads of my time made a lot more sense than today's. Like when I was in grade school, we kept virtual pets - "tamagotchi." These were digital pets that you had to feed and play with or else they die of hunger or sadness. If they do die, you have to press the reset button using a pin and you start over with an egg as a pet. I called mine Kapuchichibelles and I loved him/her (I kept on changing the gender each time it died) dearly.
Yes I remember, my dear tamagotchi very well... I loved him/ her as much as I loved my pogs.
|Pick up my poop! - tamagotchi (Image from Wikipedia)|
5. Wedding Bells and Baby Rattles
Note: Boys, er men, please skip this part. You do not want to read this part.
You are in a point where having a boyfriend is no longer enough and your family is pestering you with this question: "When are you getting married?" To which I always want to ask: "Why are you old and nosy?"
Or, you are married and they are asking you and your hubby: "When are you guys having a baby?" To which I suggest you answer, "When you die and leave us your promised inheritance, nosy old bat."
4. Payday is bills day
I "remember when" I was young and I was getting my weekly allowance, I felt giddy with excitement because I was going to spend it for fun things, like going out with friends. Ah, allowance...
However, as an adult, the big bad bills always kill your smile during pay day.
When your pay comes, your wallet does not even gets to taste that sweet, sweet paper bill. No siree, the house ammortization and car insurance payments get there first, followed by cellphone, cable, internet, credit cards, food, water, electricity and so on. And this list is longer if you have kids.
|Bills payment hierarchy for a nailaholic|
3. Siesta, how I miss thee.
"Remember when" you were young and your mom or whoever was taking care of you made sure that during the afternoon, right after Eat Bulaga, you had your afternoon nap? Then remember how she would scare you into sleeping by saying kids that do not have their afternoon siesta do not grow tall?
I miss that.
2. You become the Grinch
You now see Christmas for what it really is, an expensive little holiday that cuts a huge hole in your pocket. Instead of getting gifts, you are now in charge of giving gifts. And, to add on to the family members that you have to buy for, you now have godchildren that assume that you are a fountain full of crisp, fresh-off-the-bank, cash like some millionaire with a monocle.
|But I have no more crisp 20 pesos to give. (Image from geekstateblog.com)|
And the top sign that you are old is...
1. You can no longer party
When I was in college, I used to go out night, partying and drinking my liver dead until 2 am. But I can still get up, all bright eyed, for a class at 8 am. This happened frequently on weekends (Note: If my sisters are reading this: Do not drink. Drinking makes you dizzy and vomit. Be good. Love, ate.)
Now, I hesitate to drink even on Saturdays because I know I will have to nurse a massive headache the whole Sunday.
This is the nasty truth friends. When you know you can no longer pull an all nighter of drinking, you are getting old. Or, you still go to parties but all you can think about is your stretchy pants and that bucket of chicken waiting for you at home.
|Too... much... partying...|
What are YOUR top signs of getting old?