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Old 08-28-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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Saw this on Reddit and thought it would be great on this board , what old person things do you do?

I like to watch 1960s movies rather than current movies
I don't get drunk and party.

I do like old movies, too. But I always have, so that's not because I've gotten older. I like new movies, too. I'm a movie buff and like all movies...except those cartoon action figure movies like Marvel and such.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I don't get drunk and party.

I do like old movies, too. But I always have, so that's not because I've gotten older. I like new movies, too. I'm a movie buff and like all movies...except those cartoon action figure movies like Marvel and such.
I was fondly remembering some of my favorite movies yesterday and putting together a list for a one-person film festival to take place in the privacy of my room.

I used to go to movie theaters all the time -- sometimes random movies -- because I enjoyed the experience and the energy of the crowd. After DH and I got together, we went a few times until one day he exploded, "No, I do not want to see a movie, ever again. They're always about people I don't care about."

It was twenty years until the next time I set foot in a movie theater. My world got smaller, and I foolishly allowed it to.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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I was fondly remembering some of my favorite movies yesterday and putting together a list for a one-person film festival to take place in the privacy of my room.

I used to go to movie theaters all the time -- sometimes random movies -- because I enjoyed the experience and the energy of the crowd. After DH and I got together, we went a few times until one day he exploded, "No, I do not want to see a movie, ever again. They're always about people I don't care about."

It was twenty years until the next time I set foot in a movie theater. My world got smaller, and I foolishly allowed it to.
OMG! I'm easily influenced by those I love, too...but not to that extent!

I gave up cable and now stream. I have Roku devices. So I have thousands of movies, old and new, and tv series, old and new, British & American & Australian. So I have a wide choice of entertainment.

I still go to the movies, but only occasionally. It has to be special for me to go to the hassle, or something I want to see on the big screen. I went to see Gravity a few years back at the theater, so I could see it on the big screen.

My mother was a movie buff, so we kids grew up watching a lot of movies on tv and at the theater. We know all sorts of useless trivia about movies, actors, and actresses and such.


As for other things I do as a senior, I do something we used to make fun of my mother for doing. I keep pairs of reading glasses in every room throughout the house! My BR, bathrooms, particularly the kitchen (so I can read labels & recipes), utility room, by each phone, etc. LOL! We kids were joking that we now understand why Mom did that.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I like to write letters and mail them. I like to leave voicemails. I like to read printed books and magazines. I like to engage in conversation with silly looking people that have gone through obvious effort to look different in an exaggerated manner.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:18 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I like to engage in conversation with silly looking people that have gone through obvious effort to look different in an exaggerated manner.

I sometimes choose to get in grocery lines with those odd people just to make the wait more interesting.

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Old 08-28-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Become the family genealogist.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I pretty much ignore almost all popular music of the last 25 years, there are younger artists that I enjoy but they are typically in more traditional styles. In the same vein I'm listening more & more to older music of "my time" after ignoring most of it until my late 60's.

I also can't sit through the modern fantasy/comic-book hero blockbuster movies... boring.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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I call waitresses and other young ladies "honey" or "dear"
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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i like to write letters and mail them..

so you are the one keeping the post office busy!
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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I refuse to eat sushi and other popular weird foods. I still make and eat alot of foods from my 1950's childhood -- meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pork chops, pot roast, chili and rice, plain baked chicken and grilled cheese and tomato soup. Sometimes I go to bed at 8:30 pm and wake at 4:30 am. I put on my pajamas around 5 pm. I wash out large zip lock baggies and turn off all the lights -- just like my dad always did. I buy paperback books at the thrift shop and refuse to pay more that 50 cents each. I bring home half of every restaurant meal -- they are huge and I no longer can eat as much as my younger days. I drive very carefully and always do the speed limit. We only run the dishwasher about twice a week. I ALWAYS walk very slowly on the stairs for fear of falling and breaking my hip.

Finally -- I play soft classic rock and old country music songs while cooking and dance like it was 1970. I still have some pretty great moves.
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