Aunty Acid by Ged Backland for February 04, 2024

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    Yakety Sax  4 months ago

    I have found that it is best to plan on either help or take food & drink down with you.

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    rekam Premium Member 4 months ago

    Make sure you’re next to a piece of furniture you can use to pick yourself up again.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 4 months ago

    True. Almost three years ago, I fell on the floor and couldn’t get up on my own. I try hard to not end up on the floor.

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    I can’t even do knee bends, anymore, without holding onto something. And last year I fell over backward, pulling down snow hanging over the roof gutters — had a heck of a time standing back up — felt like fool thrashing in the snow.

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    desvarzil  4 months ago

    The effort to get up ain’t pretty, nor graceful or very dignified. It’s best if children aren’t around because they may learn a whole new vocabulary in the process.

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    nosirrom  4 months ago

    The other day I dropped a pill on the floor. It took me several minutes to decide if it was worth the time and effort to retrieve it.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 4 months ago

    Don’t get down without a plan For getting back up

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    jango  4 months ago

    Years ago you’d go to a dance and smoothly enact, “get down! Get back up again!”Today, no dance, and not so smooth when I attempt to get back up again.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member 4 months ago

    I do a downward dog pose, bend my knees, grab the nearest piece of furniture, give up and take a nap.

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    old_geek  4 months ago

    You also know how old you are that when you are on the floor, you look around to see if there is something needing done while you are there…

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    CorkLock  4 months ago

    But, having common sense and not a pickled brain Aunty, I do know. 1 Corinthians 13:11: Apostle Paul. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. Grow up old lady.

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    rockyridge1977  4 months ago

    If possible….roll over on your knees….then try!!!!!

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    Dkram  4 months ago

    Also, sitting down becomes a controlled fall.


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    aedra6  4 months ago

    Heh! It’s to hard to get my a** on the floor in the first place!

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    Penny: [Trying to get a very pregnant Bernadette to do some yoga with her] We go down.

    [Penny squats down effortlessly, while Bernadette tries using the chair for assistance]

    Penny: Then back up.

    [She comes back up, but Bernadette is stuck]

    Penny: And back up!

    Bernadette: Yeah, hearing you is not the problem.

    [Penny gets her cell phone and points it at Bernadette]

    Bernadette: What are you doing? Put that thing away.

    Penny: Smile.

    [Click. The picture makes Bernadette look like she’s going #2]

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    1953Baby  4 months ago

    Memories . . . of the way we were. . .

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Amen, Aunty!

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Aunty, that’s not old, that’s just too drunk to get up.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 4 months ago

    You nailed that perfectly

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Too frustratingly true.

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    anomalous4  4 months ago

    Or how out of shape. My 90-years-young mom can still do it! I could do it a lot more easily if I didn’t spend my life sitting around. I actually bought a stationary bike during the COVID lockdown, thinking I’d ride while I watched TV. That lasted about a week; now it sits in my living room & reproaches me…

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    kathleenhicks62  4 months ago

    Even on a low stool this is true! Believe me!

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    pearlyqim  4 months ago

    So true!

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    mrwiskers  4 months ago

    I practice getting up.

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    cuzinron47  4 months ago

    I’m old enough to realize that’s not an option.

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    dimndno  4 months ago

    I read comics to escape. Do ya gotta keep reminding me I’m gettin’ old?

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    T...  4 months ago

    That’s why I keep my Alert charged alla time…

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    JLChi  4 months ago

    I spent way too many hours sitting on the floor in front of TV when I was a kid.

    I still do it. I am 73 years old. I have to sit on the floor. Plus I never just watch TV — I am reading a book or on the Internet or crocheting or something. On the floor. Many a time I have been visiting folks and I confuse them no end by just plunking down on the floor when invited to watch a movie or whatever. It just doesn’t seem natural to sit in a chair for TV.

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    gopher gofer  4 months ago

    if you visit japan, be prepared to sit on the floor if you plan to stay at a traditional inn. there are western-style rooms, of course, but most folks don’t want to pay for an experience they could have back home. so, do some exercises and build up those knees… ☺

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    bakana  4 months ago

    Been There, needed help getting back up.

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