Simple things you wish you started sooner.

ran23

Super Member
In my late 50's I hit 200 from 175 lbs., didn't like that and dropped to 155. Wish I would have taken better care of myself early on.
Close to 60 I had to find new clothes for my new size. Learning a lot now. too bad my jackets and suit do not fit. 40-R.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Realizing that things are not the answer. It's family, friends and acquaintances that make any real differences in our lives! Too many "things" just serve to slow us down and we miss a lot that would really add value to our lives! However, I really do enjoy those Kent Brushes, combs and personal care products! ;)
 

Howard

Connoisseur
The simple things I wished I started sooner wouldn't have started without the internet. Needless to say, my dad taught me jack squat and as pathetic as this may sound everything I've learned is due to the Internet. Without message boards, YouTube, blogs, etc., I would not have learned what I now know. I'm talking about mundane things like tying a tie, shining your shoes, color coordinating (still a work in progress), shaving with a DE razor, and basically a whole myriad of other things I was not exposed to as a young man.


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growing up as a kid, My parents were the ones who taught me thing like My Mother taught me how to tie my shoes, clean my derriere (sorry about being graphic, it's true) etc... and My Father was more of the person who dealt with money so he was more a financial guru since he was an accountant for Tourneau.
 

momsdoc

Connoisseur
I assume you're speaking just for yourself there. And Happy Holidays to you. And let's hope for a Happy(ier) New Year. Between us I mean.

Happy Holidays to you too.

I'm 58 years old, nothing physical works the same as youth. Viagra....don't leave home without it. For a menopausal wife....Osphena: the rejuvenator. Put them together and it's like a couple of teenagers in the backseat of Daddy's car.

I think we're pretty much on the same page (except for your toilet plunger washing technique, that's a bit too rustic for my tastes:rolleyes2:). I look forward to your insights and posts, we may agree or disagree, but it's always been informative. If you're down in New Jersey for a few months, I have a nice spot in the back for an outhouse closet/retreat you can help me with.:idea:
 
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Shaver

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I don't suppose that you may be able to recommend something to assuage priapism? :redface:

Happy Holidays to you too.

I'm 58 years old, nothing physical works the same as youth. Viagra....don't leave home without it. For a menopausal wife....Osphena: the rejuvenator. Put them together and it's like a couple of teenagers in the backseat of Daddy's car.

I think we're pretty much on the same page (except for your toilet plunger washing technique, that's a bit too rustic for my tastes:rolleyes2:). I look forward to your insights and posts, we may agree or disagree, but it's always been informative. If you're down in New Jersey for a few months, I have a nice spot in the back for an outhouse closet/retreat you can help me with.:idea:
 

MRR

Senior Member
This thread took an odd left turn somewhere. I couldn't be happier about it.

Hope everyone is enjoying the season. For those of you who do not recognize this season, may whatever your next season might be find you favorably as well.
 

Tomayto

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
The simple things I wished I started sooner wouldn't have started without the internet. Needless to say, my dad taught me jack squat and as pathetic as this may sound everything I've learned is due to the Internet. Without message boards, YouTube, blogs, etc., I would not have learned what I now know. I'm talking about mundane things like tying a tie, shining your shoes, color coordinating (still a work in progress), shaving with a DE razor, and basically a whole myriad of other things I was not exposed to as a young man.


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Sounds like my situation. Although I certainly do not hold it against my dad as he is a very busy man, and has always worked very hard to support the family.
 

Tempest

Honors Member
I wish I had known the joys of writing with a fountain pen long ago. So many years wasted pushing on a chintzy ballpoint do extract that anemic, bland strand of blah ink. Essentially one width, two color choices, and no character but a bunch of hand strain.
It's like the difference between ill-fitting jeans and bespoke finery. Comfort, expression, beauty, joy.
 

DaveS

Moderator
Simple things you wish you'd started sooner? Listening to my parents. Now deceased, I would give anything to hear their wise counsel.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Eating meals and drinking drinks slowly to savor the experience and not just to consume large quantities. I grew up in an "eaters" home where we ate fast, large quantities and very basic food. In mid-life, I discovered the joy of eating slowly and eating less food, but food with more interesting and varied flavors and taste. Or even just enjoying, really enjoying, the simple pleasure of a well-made grill cheese sandwich or PBJ. It's not about having fancy food, it's about appreciating the flavors, textures and taste of the food versus eating to consume large quantities of food.

The same with drinking. I no longer drink a lot, but enjoy two or three drinks when I do drink of better quality drinks that I savor. Now, I look forward to eating or drinking as a non-hectic time to take a break and, most of the time, enjoy the company of others (but even by myself, it is very enjoyable to eat slowly and thoughtfully). And again, it doesn't have to be expensive - a good simple beer is a wonderful thing to enjoy slowly versus just drinking it down.

Also, a side benefit is that my health improved (all those numbers, cholesterol, triglycerides, etc., got better without effort) and, in general, I feel better not getting up from a meal stuffed or hung over the next morning from drinking too much.

I wish I had grown up that way, but am glad I discovered it along the way.
 
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