Old People Things: Part 2

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sleeping airec

By: Koko and Airec

Welp, here we are again to tell the world that we’re getting older! During one of our frequent conversations about our aging bodies and our concerns of today’s youth, we realize again that time is still not on our side. So as we grow older (and hopefully wiser) we start to notice all the things we do differently, and the changes in the ways we view and navigate the world. This lead us to some realizations (again) that makes us a little more our age and young adult-ish.

So here is our continuation of Old People Things. We present to you, the long-awaited, part 2!

1. If 2 or more things must be remembered- you have to start a list

2. Personal property insurance

3. Planning what your children’s names will be

4. Having several bank accounts, all for different purposes

5. Your body has its own bedtime

6. A cup of coffee is a morning ritual

7. A ‘crazy Friday night’ means a bottle of wine and The Bachelorette (Airec is animes and sitcoms)

8. It takes 2 days to recover from 1 night of drinking

9. You wish you could still dial POPCORN to find out the accurate time so you can properly adjust your wrist watch

10. You wear a wrist watch

11. You’re old enough to know what POPCORN was

12. You always have Pedialyte in your fridge- ready and waiting

13. Thinking of how inappropriate a girl’s  clubbing/festival attire is

14. Standing around awkwardly at an 18+ Club

15. Having Icy-Hot within arm distant

16. Thinking of names for your future pet and what kind

17. Tipping correctly

18. TUMS. So many TUMS.

19. Choosing to get a hotdog before heading home to cook over partying with a bunch of 21 year olds on a Thursday night

There it is, 19 ways we are older now. We both have felt the cruel wrath of time as our own bodies continues to break down. It doesn’t feel like it now, but you will get old someday; it’s just a sad fact of life.  We’re sure that soon we’re gonna have another list of how we are entering adulthood. So watch out for that. There’s no denying that our party side is now slowing down and our ideas of fun are shifting. We just accept the fact that we’re old people now, but hey(!), we’re still cool!

Till next time, Koko and Airec.

31 Old People Things (So Far)

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Playing on a slide in Hawaii at 3am after Koko passed out after car bombs
Playing on a slide in Hawaii at 3am after Irish Car Bombs

This was co-written over a Skype Sesh by myself and Sype, at 3am, bantering about how our lives have changed as we’ve finished college and are finding our roles in adult society as we near our quarter life crisis. We’re getting old.

1. Starting a sentence with “back in my day…”

2. Referring to things by the decade in which they occurred

3. Explaining your jokes that have references to 90’s TV shows

4. Buying khakis and cardigans

5. Taking aspirin daily

6. Eating TUMS, pepcid AC and Pepto Bismol

–Having heartburn and indigestion

7. Experiencing a 24+ hour hangover

8. Staying in on a Friday or Saturday night

9. Avoiding crowded bars and clubs

10. Monitoring your sugar intake

11. Lying about your age

12. Being able to read a map and formulate directions

13. Craving and enjoying vegetables

14. Uttering the words “I’m never doing that again”

15. Leaving a bar at 11pm

16. When your pre-game is a nap

17. Pretending to still be a student so you can get a discount

18. Having developed a taste palate for alcohols

–and not needing a chaser

19. Looking forward to happy hour

20. Buying health insurance/being kicked off your parents’ plan

21. Being sore from everyday life, not just from working out

22. Reading the newspaper

23. Being picky about what toothpaste you’ll use

24. Craving wine after a hard day

–or craving whisky [Airec doesn’t like wine]

25. Picking comfort over fashion

–like how Airec wears his running shoes everywhere

26. Being picky about types of socks and underwear

27. Choosing the right pens and notepads

28. Being particular about hygienic products

29. Staying cautious about cancer triggers

30. Budgeting finances

31. Tipping at restaurants