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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:32 AM

Things We Should Probably Never Do Again After 50

This cracked me up! I don't know what that first one means though; maybe I'm tooooo old?

http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/info-06-2011/jacquelyn-mitchard-things-to-never-do-again.2.html


With 50 in the Rearview Mirror
Things We Should Probably Never Do Again After 50
The best-selling author considers her limits

by: Jacquelyn Mitchard

With fate and that rearview mirror in mind, here are a few things beyond the limbo I'm quite probably beyond doing. So, join me in just saying no to:

Parkour.
Jell-O shots.
Karaoke after midnight.
Karaoke after Jell-O shots.
Trying to break a plank with your head.
Mud wrestling (intentional).
Crowd surfing to the mosh pit.
Joining the circus. Joining the ashram.
Drinking champagne from your son's girlfriend's shoe.
Drinking champagne from your daughter's boyfriend's shoe.
Drinking champagne from your own shoe.
Xtreme bingo cruises.
Collecting owls made of shells, frogs made of ceramic or lawn gnomes made of anything really, really anything.
Playing basketball in high heels.
Throwing a wet T-shirt contest. Throwing a wet nightshirt contest.
Getting publicly and verbally excited about the number of stamps in your passport, zeroes in your paycheck, capital letters before or after your name (unless they're H.R.H.), number of names on your phone-favorites list, number of people you could have married, the size of your acreage or the size of your anything else.
Explaining your personal role in the fact that your kids "never really got into any of that stuff "
Explaining your personal role in the fact that your kids got into an Ivy League college.
Explaining your personal role in starting the rumor that Paul was dead.
Single-spacing your Christmas letter.
The Dougie.
Giving up ever.


Jacquelyn Mitchard, the best-selling author of 20 books, lives near Madison, Wis., with her family. Her next novel, Second Nature: A Love Story, will be published in September by Random House.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. A link on this website - "Regrets of the Dying"

There are 5 - but No. 1 is all 5 for me:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

Thanks for posting. I needed a warning about Jello shots.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:52 AM

2. lol!!

Very funny; the gelatin is probably good for you, just lose the booze?!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. Parkour, or parcourse, is a fitness trail.

On my don't do list:

Tree trimming. Last year I fell and broke three ribs!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. lol, no WONDER I had no idea what that meant!

And I broke 4 ribs two years ago; I surely feel your pain. That was horrific. I'll avoid tree trimming, too!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:36 PM

6. I'm new to the term, too, but glad I learned about it.

You and I and our generation can make up our own EZ parcourse... with stations for sitting, bending, reaching into pocket, refastening velcro on our tennies, and sitting down again.

I think a 75 yard course would be plenty!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:22 PM

5. We have a par course in our senior community.

Maybe it's a special senior one???

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