Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
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Friday poll: feeling my age this morning

My brain keeps waking me up earlier and earlier. I can't really blame the cat. I happily sleep through her shenanigans when they happen at 3am, but BOOM 6am and I am awake. 5am yesterday, which is just shocking, no excuse for that, aging brain! Also, what about about my knees, which have recently begun twingeing when I am going downstairs. What's that about knees? Is is (gasp) age? It could be!

Well, Christmas is the perfect time to look back in envy at your past self. Admire the hair and the simpler life of your earlier self. Dream of a world where the Apprentice Christmas Special not only didn't exist, but no-one would have believed that such a thing could exist, ever. Sure, the food choices were more limited and clothes were less comfortable, and there was no Minecraft. But it had its good moments! Like that year we lopped branches off the Lelandii in the back garden to use as Christmas decorations and discovered they were full of hibernating Shield Bugs - wasn't that fun?

Poll #1991933 Nostalgie de la boue

I feel my age

Going upstairs
6(13.0%)
Going downstairs
6(13.0%)
Going to work
0(0.0%)
At work
2(4.3%)
In my lady's chamber
5(10.9%)
Contemplating the length of American series box sets
4(8.7%)
Trying to read in dim light
9(19.6%)
Doing DIY
3(6.5%)
Doing housework
4(8.7%)
At another time which I will say below
7(15.2%)

The time I feel my age most of all is:

The thing I miss most from last century is:

People not being able to get me on the phone
3(11.5%)
Top of the Pops
4(15.4%)
Cheaper cinema tickets, shorter films, no 3D
3(11.5%)
Having time to do stuff/working shorter hours
1(3.8%)
Palm pilots
0(0.0%)
A life free of reality TV
4(15.4%)
Not needing a social media strategy
5(19.2%)
Loneliness
0(0.0%)
Another thing which I will say below
6(23.1%)

It's just not the same, since they go rid of....

What were you doing for Christmas 15 years ago?

The same thing I do every Christmas, Pinky
3(6.8%)
No idea
2(4.5%)
I guess ... not watching Dr Who? Probably?
2(4.5%)
Shopping for millenium pants
3(6.8%)
Visiting family, as always
13(29.5%)
Avoiding family, as always
2(4.5%)
Bad things happened
3(6.8%)
Good things happened
4(9.1%)
Things happened
6(13.6%)
There was probably turkey
6(13.6%)

Last Christmas....



As ever, if you want to share memories of other Christmases past, explain in detail why I should not have used radio buttons in question 3, have a hilarious story about getting old, or want to take issue with the subject matter, Christmas or age in general, go to the comments.

Happy Friday all!
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