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Old 04-15-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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On another note, I've been rather grumpy all my life and just in the past few years have become a tiny bit cheery (not a word you'd use for a triple Capricorn ruled by old man Saturn, LOL).
Sun, moon, and ascendant in Capricorn would help explain things. Just for fun, just did a search on this forum using the word astrology, and found a surprising number of posts, and read them all. It would seem that there is a bit of interest in the subject here.

More than half a century ago had myself charted, and what I learned and was told about myself has been quite accurate. With my Taurus sun, Pisces moon, and Cancer ascendant, was informed that I was very emotional, with deep feelings, both high and low, good and bad. That part of it has been right on target, along with other things.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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As a society we overvalue youth, novelty, change and splash. We undervalue experience, wisdom, appropriate traditions and understated richness of age old history. We have something to learn from other societies especially ones on Europe and Asia, in these regards. Part of the reason for elder grumpiness is what I allude to here. At this troubled time in our society's evolution it would behoove us to ponder this.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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AND "turn down that damned noise. . . Is THAT what they call music now???!!!???
And if they don't turn it down ... play the 1812 Overture or the William Tell Overture or Ride Of The Valkyries at 6 AM. Loud. Very loud.

I guess I was grumpy in my 40's
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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AND "turn down that damned noise. . . Is THAT what they call music now???!!!???
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And if they don't turn it down ... play the 1812 Overture or the William Tell Overture or Ride Of The Valkyries at 6 AM. Loud. Very loud.
My choice was always a John Philip Sousa march. Just nothing like "The Stars and Stripes Forever" very early in the morning to get the juices stirring.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Nah, I'll be blasting oldies (AKA classic Hard Core Punk) .... and the kids will make fun of it. Role reversal ...

Anything from the 70s-80s is already Golden Oldies so you may be listening to them already.

Kiss is an oldies band and the two front men wear wigs as well as makeup.
These days the makeup hides how old they are.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: delaware
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Sun, moon, and ascendant in Capricorn would help explain things. Just for fun, just did a search on this forum using the word astrology, and found a surprising number of posts, and read them all. It would seem that there is a bit of interest in the subject here.

More than half a century ago had myself charted, and what I learned and was told about myself has been quite accurate. With my Taurus sun, Pisces moon, and Cancer ascendant, was informed that I was very emotional, with deep feelings, both high and low, good and bad. That part of it has been right on target, along with other things.


i just finished teaching a half semester on "astrology- beyond your sun sign" as a strictly fun course for life long learning class. it's been a hobby of mine for years and it was fun to teach.

though my libra ascendant would keep me from being "grumpy"- too interested in pleasing and keeping harmony, i'd say that, along with NEgirl, i find people who are too optimistic, can be annoying and tedious. i consider myself a realist- not anymore at 70 than i was at 30- but aging has a way of clearing away the extraneous. i do find i suffer fools less gladly than when i was younger, although i never was very good at doing any of that. so perhaps it is aging kicking in.

catsy girl
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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My choice was always a John Philip Sousa march. Just nothing like "The Stars and Stripes Forever" very early in the morning to get the juices stirring.
But the 1812 Overture has ... Booms!

(du-duh-du-duh-duh-duh-duh-du-duh-duh-CANNON EXPLOSION!! du-duh [repeat])


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Old 04-15-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I can already see / feel the signs.

I am going to be the ultimate "get off my lawn you !@#@! kids!" archetype.
How about, you young WHIPPERSNAPPER!!!!!!!!!! That would confuse them, the little #$%$#$%^'s.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Good point. Your comments led me to the thought that we should all be less hesitant in expressing our appreciation, when merited, to people of all ages. There is nothing quite so powerful as unsolicited, genuine appreciation coming from another human being.

About two weeks ago I received this comment as part of an email written by a lady who is the PTA president at a middle school where I volunteer once a week; her daughter is in the 6th grade there:

"So in case you doubt that you are making an impact in their lives, please know that you are and that what you have given them matters now and will continue to echo for years to come."

To say that her comment was meaningful and gratifying to me would be an understatement.
Absolutely true.... And that expressed appreciation means more than you could ever know to the one who receives it.

I was touched by this quote- we don't think of it often enough, that, one might say, we're part of a continuum in human history.

Made me think of the old Twilight Zone episode, titled, "The Changing of the Guard". It's about an old school teacher, about to be forced into retirement, who believes his efforts over the years have been worthless, and he's about to commit suicide...


The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 37: The Changing of the Guard - TV.com

Some might say it's a bit sappy, but it's still worth thinking about....
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Grumpy is one of those words that has a number of meanings with subtle differences.

Grumpy and grouchy (grouchy is more severe than grumpy)

Grumpy and dour (dour suggests rather unpleasant)

Grumpy and critical (not good)

Grumpy all the time (not good either)

Grumpy selectively (grumpy when appropriate to be so, like when someone's humming some stupid tune while you're trying to think)

Grumpy at times (in the morning, but OK by afternoon)

Grumpy after opening property tax bill (that would be me, lol)

Grumpy around children, people who are sick or dying or having troubles (never)
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