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  1. #17461
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    I feel honored, but weird. It didn't feel as weird when I had drinks with another former student, who also teaches 7th grade Language Arts, but in a different district. In fact, she had applied for the job at my old school, but the other former student got it.
    I found this out, in a very funny FB thread, where the social studies teacher on my former team commented on a menu item at a local restaurant. The current former student, LA teacher stated the conversation was very weird and out of context, just at the same time I posted that this was such a typical conversation for this group. Then, one of the people who had the position in between us stated that's because we are all "weird." This was seconded by a few others, prompting me to state that I miss their sense of humor, because therapists do not have the same sense of humor, or even *any* sense of humor.
    Just a testament to how I still feel connected to these people after 11 years, and obviously that a) we imparted our weirdness to a lot of our students and b) you have to have a certain sense of humor to be a middle school teacher. I guess also, the fact that this is a "looping" team, where we had our kids for 2 years made us way more like a family. Certain families chose this experience for their kids and it usually was a great match.
    I smiled a lot the whole day after this exchange!
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  2. #17462
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    I hear ya, Crankin. You know what makes me feel old these days? I turn on the TV and nearly all the news anchors are younger than me.

    Sigh...I remember when everyone on TV (other than kids) were older than me, and now I notice how young everyone is. It's depressing!
    It feels weird, that I'm a....great-aunt. Of a baby boy born to my oldest nephew (31 yrs.) and his wife last year. I actually haven't told anyone at work. Every month, I learn of work colleague who casually mention their parents....in late 50's or mid-60's. Meanwhile I'm 59.

    Guess what makes me feel old yet honoured:
    This fall in Vancouver BC there will be an art gallery exhibit and lecture/workshop that will honour the first leading Asian-CAnadian magazine, Asianadian promoting literary and visual arts by Asian-Canadians..from late 1970's to late 1980's. I wrote an article for the magazine and was also volunteer for 5 years before magazine died. We had paid subscriptions from across North America. The magazine was formed because artists and writers were tired of being muffled /overshadowed by non-Asians.

    this was before my cycling life. It was heady to be at the forefront of something new and "radical" at the time.
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  3. #17463
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    How about when your doctor appears to be 12 years old? I swear my dermatologist is Doogie Howser!

  4. #17464
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    Bump.

    Retirement is great but I'm having horrible issues with the company medical. They are continually miss billing me for it. Thought I got it squared away but nope and with this last statement, here we go again.

  5. #17465
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    If I don't stop getting mail from AARP I am going to explode. I can't stand anything about a group centered on old people. It's been 15 years, give it up!
    My big big birthday is in 2 weeks. Not really looking forward to it. I have never minded birthdays, but after getting my Medicare card, it felt awful. Well, I don't actually have to use it or buy the supplemental stuff, since I still have private insurance.
    The whole age thing pisses me off. People have preconceived notions of what older people are. Like the song says, I think I'll die, before I get old.
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