* being a boomer means realizing you're now the age your parents were when you thought they were getting old.
*You see yourself as early middle aged since old age now begins around 75
*being asked what you're going to do with the second half of your life while you're wondering whatever happened to the first.
*you still think "turn of the century" refers to your grandparents in 1901.
*WAching the 5:00 news, followed by the 5:30 news, then the 6:00 news, and finally the 10:00 evening news and still wondering what's going on in the world.
*thinking you're young enough to try anything,
Except maybe skateboarding.
*You would downsize but only to a more expensive neighborhood.
*ou have at least one cell phone and two or three landline phones-and you can't find any of them.
*you see absolutely no reason you have to look your age.
*you dress stunningly similarly to your kids. Even if they're still in their teens.
*being rattled when a stranger calls you "ma'am" or "sir.-
*making a life list of things you still want to accomplish. And then panicking because, well, the clock is ticking.
*thinking you're just a little too old to be called a "baby" boomer.
*you are part of the first generation that knew what to do with cilantro.
* you would ingest anything, but now you eat organic.
* looking at an old Volkswagen painted with flowers and not seeing a junk car, but a lovely memory.
from the book: 1001 ways it means to be a baby boomer