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Old 30th November 2021, 19:27
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^^ Ah, so it's not only me!
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Old 1st December 2021, 03:23
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You need a day or 2 to recover after a day out
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Old 5th December 2021, 15:54
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You get out your thermal vests to wear in winter.
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Old 5th December 2021, 18:13
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You get out your thermal vests to wear in winter.
That's a real old person thing to do .
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Old 5th December 2021, 20:16
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I feel sad when 'The Snowman' is on Channel 4
Even as an adult I love that short film, there's just something so wonderful about it. Like an age of innocence lost, never to return.

Agree with your comment about today's "celebs" – I typically have no idea who 90% or more of them are. Many seem to be social media nobodies.
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Old 6th December 2021, 18:58
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Oh man, this thread is too real for me. x_x

Anyone else here as weird as I am when it comes to watching abandoned shopping mall videos? The feeling of it is so surreal. To me it's depressing, but somehow still fascinating. I think to our generation these videos give us an extra sad feeling of nostalgia. Like, you remember in the 80s,90s, and early 2000s that these places were bustling and full of people. It reminds you of when you were a kid feeling hopeful and excited for the future. Now it just fills you with sadness to see how things have become. Almost poetic?

Abandoned much like the dreams of milennials. Lol.

Sorry, I think this thread is meant to be more quirky. XD But I've been watching some lately and it's such a bizarre feeling! I wonder how younger gens look at them. They've only seen empty malls as the norm, so perhaps it's not as sad for them?
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Old 6th December 2021, 23:17
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Even as an adult I love that short film, there's just something so wonderful about it. Like an age of innocence lost, never to return.
I always like to watch The Snowman on Christmas Day. For me it's not so much the flying snowman but the scenes with the boy and his parents that get me... athough of course the ending is perfect. Reminds me of childhood and of things lost. Even as a child I found Christmas somewhat sad, particularly when it was over - the prospect of returning to school was never a good one.

Think I read somewhere that Raymond Briggs isn't actually much of a fan of Xmas - something to do with losing a close family member around that time, or something. I've also just learnt from Wikipedia he lives within several miles of me!
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Old 9th December 2021, 19:17
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Oh heck yeah, I love urbex videos so much. :D Maybe someday I will even get into it myself. I've been watching ones based in the UK too. Really interesting stuff.

I recommend the abandoned mall vids if you enjoy urbex! At least the ones in America. There are some even running with electricity. It gives a really surreal vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDLANSoAdjM

Here's one that hits close to home for me. The biggest mall in Portland is about to go. Not totally dead yet, but pretty sure it's gonna be dead soon. We all saw it coming, but it's sad to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh_hNajDsOk

"This place was the place back in the 90's I still remember the radio and tv commercials, " biggest mall in Oregon". It's so crazy to see it in the state it is now. It just makes me sad. Portland is nothing like it was when I was a kid and this is just another nail in the coffin of the Old True Portland."

Me and my fiance were watching this video during his visit and he was so sad to see it become like this. He's been to the Lloyd Center before when it was more active. As "active" as post-recession can be at least.

Last I heard the skating rink was taken down? It is such a huge mall though. It's crazy.
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Old 14th December 2021, 01:53
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When school girls offer you their seat on the bus.
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Old 15th December 2021, 11:10
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^ lol.

Or when little old ladies offer you their seats on the bus...
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Old 15th December 2021, 16:56
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^Fortunatly i haven't been offered a seat by an old lady.
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Old 2nd February 2022, 15:33
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You're excited to go to bed.
I don't know if it's the hormones but I went from someone who could get by on six hours sleep to someone who requires a minimum of 9 lol

I love sleep.
I'm the opposite. Im 33 and needing less sleep as I get older. Up at five in morning . Don't do lie ins or understand pyjama days!

The making weird noises/complaining when getting up off sofa from sitting to standing is true made me laugh today 😆
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Old 3rd February 2022, 12:04
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^ I wish I was like that! My body refuses to wake up or move anywhere at five in the morning.
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Old 9th February 2022, 19:19
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Youths at your workplace call you "boss" even though they're doing the same job as you
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Old 9th February 2022, 21:47
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My 19 year old talking about someone being 'cat-fished' and me not knowing what an earth he was talking about
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Old 12th February 2022, 13:05
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When you've hurt your shoulder and the only thing you can think of that you've done to it is turn round in a funny way
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Old 15th February 2022, 17:13
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When you carry three pairs of glasses around with you - one pair for distance, another pair for reading and a third pair which are varifocals that I'm still trying to get used to.
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Old 15th February 2022, 23:19
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When you need glasses just to watch TV.
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Old 16th February 2022, 18:43
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Then you look for your glasses and realise you're already wearing them
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Old 16th February 2022, 20:33
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When you repeat yourself after a minute. I keep doing that...
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Old 22nd February 2022, 21:41
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When you can remember a time where petrol or diesel were less than £1 a litre.
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Old 22nd February 2022, 21:48
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^ I remember when it was £1 a gallon! And you could fill your tank for a fiver.
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Old 22nd February 2022, 22:53
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50p per gallon, cigarettes 50p for 20 and beer 50p per pint. Although a "cheap" flight to Spain was around £200 return then, so swings and roundabouts!

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Old 17th March 2022, 00:09
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Tiktok. Just tiktok.
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Old 23rd March 2022, 17:37
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When it comes to fuel, I remember it was in the mid 40p per litre margin when I was a child (I've been very much into motoring my whole life). I distinctly remember £5 was roughly a quarter of a tank my dad's company Ford Escort when I started taking notice. I also remember him and my mother complaining when it started to cost £25 to fill from empty.

To this day, I still don't consider anything over £1 per litre to be 'cheap'.
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Old 23rd March 2022, 21:57
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I remember when I was little (early 90s) my mum putting £5 worth of petrol at a time into her Mini Metro. That wouldn't get you very far now!
Probably just about to the next pump.

I remember people being horrified when it went up to 50p a gallon.
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Old 30th March 2022, 22:04
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You ask ppl to guess how old you are on your b-day, and they say, "uh, 50?"
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Old 19th April 2022, 21:41
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When licking the cake mixing bowl clean makes you feel sick.
It was so much better when I was 5.
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Old 22nd April 2022, 11:28
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Old tv shows and films feel more real than current tv and films.

Probably because I was in my twenties in the '90s, tv and films from that decade feel the most familiar and recognisable to me. Everything after that feels increasingly surreal. That's not to say that the modern stuff is worse, it's often much, much better, but I increasingly find it presents a world I don't immediately recognise. The world seems to be accelerating in every way imaginable, and try as I might, I can't quite keep up.
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Old 17th May 2022, 00:09
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When you find it wrong to fancy Tom Holland
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