I become a Senior Citizen tomorrow!!!

  1. Yep, the big five-five.

    My good friend is going to take me out for a meal and a movie.

    I don't go to movies much. I know that "Million Dollar Baby" won best picture...don't want to see that (already read a spoiler review).

    What do you recommend seeing, and why?

    If you want to recommend something from the video store, that's okay, too!!!

    Also, I was born on my (dear departed) Mother's birthday...so I'll be thinking about her, too!

    NurseFirst

    PS -- also, if you know any great places that give free ???? for your birthday, let me know. (for instance, I think 31 flavors does a free ice cream.) Or great places to go that give discounts to people 55 and older! (P.S., I live in Northern California, San Jose to be exact--but even if it's an interesting place only in your locale, feel free to join in!!!
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  3. by   jnette
    oooooooooh boy !!! A discount on the McDonald's coffee !!!

    And I got a dollar off at the waterpark last summer when I went there with my dd and dil-to-be. They were SO embarrassed when I grinned from ear to ear ! :chuckle
  4. by   weetziebat
    o.k. - my own personal opinion. colored, no doubt, by getting older.

    with health care improving and people living longer, i really get aggravated when 'they' start saying senior citizenship begins at 55. can i retire at 55? heck, you can't do that, and get benefits (such as they are) till 65. you can consider yourself a senior citizen at 70, in my book. when i hit 70 that may change to 80 - we'll see.

    to me it seems condescending, and i will refuse to go the discount route even when i hit 90. realize i may be in the minority here, but that's how i feel, and don't care what aarp says!!

    having said that, i sincerely hope you have a wonderful birthday, nursefirst, and a wonderful year as well. just remember, 55 is still middle aged. hmpf! :d

  5. by   NurseFirst
    ah shucks! now here i was getting excited about being able to take a student discount and a senior citizen discount at the same time.

    i guess you have an idea of what it means to be a senior citizen--meaning that you can retire at that age. it's the fact that i can't means i need every advantage any one is willing to give me!!!

    personally, i feel being a senior citizen is hysterical!!! now, i distinguish between being a senior citizen and being "old". i am not old. but i've definitely put in my time to proudly take the mantle as [font=franklin gothic medium]senior citizen.

    one of my friends at school, when i told her i was celebrating my 55th, she said "i thought you were in your 30s!!" :hatparty:

    nursefirst


    Quote from weetziebat
    o.k. - my own personal opinion. colored, no doubt, by getting older.

    with health care improving and people living longer, i really get aggravated when 'they' start saying senior citizenship begins at 55. can i retire at 55? heck, you can't do that, and get benefits (such as they are) till 65. you can consider yourself a senior citizen at 70, in my book. when i hit 70 that may change to 80 - we'll see.

    to me it seems condescending, and i will refuse to go the discount route even when i hit 90. realize i may be in the minority here, but that's how i feel, and don't care what aarp says!!

    having said that, i sincerely hope you have a wonderful birthday, nursefirst, and a wonderful year as well. just remember, 55 is still middle aged. hmpf! :d
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Do you have an Acalpulco restaurant near you? The ones here give you lunch free. Spaghetti Factory gives you a free dish of spumoni. Edited to add: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!:hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  7. by   abundantjoy07
    YAY!!! How exciting and fun...I'm not big on movies but it would be a great idea to rent about 2 or 3 movies and watch them at home! Pop some popcorn, buy some junk food and pig out in your PJs. Whatever you do have a teriffic day!
  8. by   abundantjoy07
    Did you notice the ads at the bottom of the page!?! There's a dating service...which I wouldn't recommend because you never know...:chuckle
  9. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from mercyteapot
    do you have an acalpulco restaurant near you? the ones here give you lunch free. spaghetti factory gives you a free dish of spumoni. edited to add: happy birthday!:hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
    yep, we have both of those places. [color=gray] only lunch at acalpulco?? :uhoh21: dinner would be better; i'm already going to lunch at sweet tomatoes (st) -- an awesome salad bar restaurant which has yams and foccacci and really good nice warm fragrant brownies. ( st is my favorite restaurant; all those veggies, i just feel the nutrients streaming in... .

    and thanks so very much for the birthday wishes!!!

    nursefirst
  10. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from BabyRN_06
    Did you notice the ads at the bottom of the page!?! There's a dating service...which I wouldn't recommend because you never know...:chuckle
    Both my friend and I agree that, especially at our age, men are too much trouble. Dating is too much trouble. I guess we're too set in our ways. Besides, how would I go off and do world nursing if I had to drag a mate around?? And in my faith, we are supposed to marry within the faith (which I agree with), and it is a HUGE step, huge commitment; don't think I could handle that...

    But thanks for the thought...I guess for my age I could be a sexy grand-aunt

    NurseFirst
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from nursefirst
    yep, we have both of those places. [color=gray]only lunch at acalpulco?? :uhoh21: dinner would be better; i'm already going to lunch at sweet tomatoes (st) -- an awesome salad bar restaurant which has yams and foccacci and really good nice warm fragrant brownies. ( st is my favorite restaurant; all those veggies, i just feel the nutrients streaming in... .

    and thanks so very much for the birthday wishes!!!

    nursefirst
    well, i've only been there for lunch. maybe call and ask if they do dinner, too!
  12. by   Tweety
    Happy Birthday!!

    Can't really help with the movie recommendations as I'm very far behind. But have a wonderful day.
  13. by   z's playa
    Whaaaat? Senior citizen at 55? It's 65 here. We cant be that different can we?
  14. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from z's playa
    Whaaaat? Senior citizen at 55? It's 65 here. We cant be that different can we?
    There are differing ideas on when senior citizenship begins here, based upon when "senior citizen" discounts are given. The AARP, American Association of Retired Persons, usually considered to be the primary lobbier for elder rights, allows membership to persons at 50 years of age. Most people, however, probably do not consider 50 to be quite senior citizenship, as judged by the number of discounts available. Certainly, by 65, most people who offer discounts offer them by that age.

    So, I guess I'd say it's a kind of continuum.

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes

    NurseFirst

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