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Discussion: Early Alzheimer's?

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2017-12-28

Dec 29, 2017 7:24 PM # 
Why the emphasis on mental? Are you developing early Alzheimer's? Hopefully your competent wife will be there for you, feed you pablum, and wipe your chin.

But if I could still run in the woods, mental decline would be the least of my worries!
Dec 29, 2017 8:12 PM # 
And next time you come down to Chicago, drop by this place. They seem to be right up your alley.
Dec 30, 2017 2:45 PM # 
Yes Chi, the emphasis is on the mental decline as you get older. My guess is your physical went out for O, but your mental is still good?
Reading maps has to help with slowing mental decline which has to happen to many others. Just not us yet.
Dec 30, 2017 4:08 PM # 
matzah ball:
I read about a study that people who read maps, even just to drive around, retain more cognitive skills than people who use gps or whatever its called. This isn't a recent article and raises questions rather than provides answers but its a good read . literally Death by GPS
Dec 30, 2017 4:47 PM # 
Ha ha! Good article Matzah Ball. But people were choosing the 'scenic' route and getting lost in the desert or mountains long before GPS. My mother was a great one for impulsively swerving onto California dirt roads to 'explore' back in the 1940's. Trying to find our way back before the gas ran out was just part of the 'adventure.'

I ride 'shotgun' with my golf buddy all the time, using the GPS to find remote golf courses. We spent a week out in the Coachella Valley navigating to Palm Desert golf courses last year...and thank goodness for the GPS. Using it competently was all the mental exercise I needed!

I think O in the US needs to appeal to more kids, not old fogies worried about their brains. And to do that, it has to develop more sex appeal; a party atmosphere if you will. A chance for young guys to meet chicks out in the woods. Why don't you think up a slogan that promises a sexy, social time to meet new friends?
Dec 31, 2017 4:57 AM # 
Chi town for OUSA publicity director!!!!
Dec 31, 2017 5:05 AM # 
Yep right about death by GPS. One time In Florida we were looking for a hotel address near Miami and we got into the wrong neighborhood. I also had them phones gps take the most ass backward route to some addresses.
So I don’t trust them.

I vote Chi town for OUSA publicity director. You can come up with the perfect slogan

Babes and brews in the woods and a little pickup golk after. Of course that’s after your mental fix....

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