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“What NOBODY Told Me–Aging…WTF!?“ - The Recap
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” ― Maya Angelou
It’s that time in life… you’ve reached the half way point. You’ve reached the top of the mountain of youth and now you’re staring straight downhill, at the rest of your life… or at least what’s left of it. We all have witnessed people around us get old. We’ve all heard the gripes and grumblings about getting older, but has anyone every really explained to you what it feels like? Not just the physical, but the mental and emotional deterioration of life itself. This week on PLAYING DEVIL’S ADVOCATE™, we who are among this aforementioned age grouping, decided to tackle the topic in a show called. “What NOBODY Told me–Aging…WTF!?”
Now some of us attribute a busier life schedule and more responsibilities, as a reason for many of these aging topics, but Ms. KiKi reveals to us that the gray hairs and aching bones are not the worst part of this stage of life for her. It’s the loss of memory that frustrates her most. When we get to a certain age our brain cells start to deteriorate and our neural transmitters don’t fire as fast as they used to, we will all start to suffer memory loss in some way at some age. It’s simply a part of life that no one wants to tell you about. Probably because they forgot to. Changes in the Body With Aging
“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.” ― Mark Twain
Our Resident Legal Expert, Ikiesha Al-Shabazz joined the show just as the subject of “Hot Flashes” came up. Now we all know this term is associated with Menopause and is caused by the drop in estrogen levels. The effect is, that the body thinks it’s cold and the heart and nervous system kick into overdrive, which causes a sudden sensation of intense heat. Now that’s a great definition, but how does it really make women feel and how can it affect those around them? Listen to the archives to hear for yourselves.
What has affected me the most during this process, is the realization that I am no longer the physical specimen I once was. It’s a painful realization.. literally. I’ve been experiencing some side effects from a childhood of athletics. Every thing from back pains, aching knees and loss of flexibility. There are simply some feats I can no longer accomplish as effortlessly as I once could. Now ego aside, one of the things that men can suffer from is a loss of sex drive. I Shaun Amin, will admit that the stamina is just not there anymore. What once was round after round of brisk activity, has turned into much longer single rounds. Let’s just say it’s a matter of quality over quantity. Yet, it was pointed out that there is such a thing as irritable male syndrome and Andropause.
Sporty Spunky Angel confesses to us that she has become the type of neighbor, that really has no tolerance for other people having raucous sex, on the other side of any wall in her house. You know that old lady that lived below you.. that would bang on the ceiling or maybe ever the radiator, as an indication of her annoyance. Well that is who she has become. The young couple upstairs were interrupted by Sporty and her broom, banging on the ceiling beneath them. I mean how dare she stop young love in its ultimate expression. You gotta hear what she did to her roommate one night, when her and her partner were hard at work. Who’s Stanley?
Have you suffered from symptoms such as falling asleep at the movies, carrying your life around in your purse or do you find yourself in need of glasses? All these
This week’s “Drink of the Week” is another mind bending concoction prepared by our producer Chandra. I’m not sure what the name suggests to you, but if you’re feeling a lil down and dirty you might want to get you one of these…“Bourbon Street Walker” <– click the link for the recipe.
This week’s Ask PDA letter is a lesson in what goes around comes around. Our writer is feeling past their prime, while their partner has blossomed and found their groove. This newly found attention has left the writer feeling a tad bit invisible, but the question remains whether or not this feeling comes out of jealousy or self-pity. Listen to the archives to figure it out for yourselves.
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Tune in next week as we explore the unfortunate state of being characterized by a word, that holds a lot of meaning behind it. It’s not a weight I personally would want to carry but apparently many do. …“PANDEMIC–RATCHETNESS!!!”
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