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I must be getting old...

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Cecil, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    It seems I have to take a break now and then working on fish. Don't have the attention span I had when I was younger.

    Anybody else notice this as you get older?

    I miss those days of being excited to get into the shop in the morning and staying there for hours on end until well after dark.
  2. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

    Cecil, I always say, "getting old sure beats the alternative!" ;)

    It's the low testosterone. Boost that and you'll be O.K. again. It helps your mood, ambition, and energy level. Sub-lingual (under the tongue) B-12 helps a lot too. When you get older, the gut doesn't absorb it any more, so under the tongue gets into the blood stream directly. B=12 helps with energy metabolism and nerve function.


  3. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    I have been full time at taxidermy since 1970. Before that in grade school and high school and some college I was always known as the taxidermist and I have always had mounts to get done for someone. I have been burnt out a long time but I still love taxidermy! CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME! ? Forget about it; I already know its to late now. Back to work.
  4. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    This is what I read somewhere on aging 55-65 is young old, 65 -75 is old, 75 and beyond is old old.
  5. BCastle

    BCastle New Member

    Great to hear im not alone! My burnout level is getting lower and lower as I get older and im just a partime guy. Im a bird and fish guy and its the same way for me, especially fish. The process gets monotonous so im having trouble dragging my ass into the shop. The sad part is when I do the work customers are very happy and im almost wanting the opposite so I can fire myself. Lol Maybe I need to retire from my fulltime job so I can keep my head in the taxidermy game!!
  6. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Cecil , That is the sign , "Your Fried " . Been there done that.
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I don't buy the low testosterone thing. I think it's all hype.
  8. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I think you're right Richard. I believe I'm on burnout number 29!
  9. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

    I don't by the low testosterone thing. I think it's all hype.

    It can be checked with a blood test. I was so tired I could barely get out of bed all day, couldn't get anything done, couldn't think my way out of a wet paper bag. It was terrible. I was depressed and grouchy. The test showed I barely had any. Started taking it and I began to feel human again. Able to put in a days work.

    I'm not saying you need it, but some do. I sure did, I was a zombie. Nothing I did helped, and all the other blood tests came back normal. Of course, as with all my advise, your mileage may vary, because what worked for me may not be your problem.

    But it is a hype...every 3 weeks...in the butt.
  10. den007

    den007 Active Member

    It is all about low T! You don't need drugs.........just a time machine. Remember back in the day when things started getting uncomfortable in the pants at a junior high dance? Tried testosterone and I got stronger, but not more virile. Ya need Levitra for that! Man, hang a towel! Seriously, it is a matter of what is reality at our age. 60 YO women just don't do it for me anymore....(no offense ladies.) Whereas, yoga pants........oh mamma!
  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    You guys are too funny!
  12. Monty Artrip

    Monty Artrip Active Member

    I feel like you do quite a bit lately Cecil. Years of over time at the factory etc have taken their toll. One thing I have learned though, if you are not feeling it don't try to force yourself to get the work out or I guarantee it will not be up to par. Sometimes I will walk away from the shop for a day or two, do some fishing or work on my car, whatever. Anyway, when I come back to it I have a refreshed attitude and things get done. Hope this helps.
  13. I feel the same as Monty
  14. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Cecil you have no idea what OLD is. I'm 81 and still doing taxidermy only not as much and more expensive. I was fortunate to invent a great deet-free insect repellent and sell it through several distributors with the largest one being Tractor Supply.This allows me to make more money for less than half the labor, only have to invest larger sums for inventory. Your fish farming should be paying off enough to allow you to cut back on the taxidermy work. Good luck as you get older....JL
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  15. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the wise insightful words JL.

    I sold live yellow perch to BPS until the government screwed it up.

    Hope you're right about the fish farming and I keep sinking money into it in hopes of expanding. Hope to get a pole building up in the near future. Eventually the government may force me to move everything indoors over false scares by Phd's that don't know their asses from a hole in the ground.
  16. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    I know all about gov. interference as I have to deal with the EPA in my business. Learned a long time ago to fill out all the right paperwork and get all the necessary approvals....that keeps them off your back.
    Pole buildings are cool when covered with rough-sawn boards. Like the old tobacco buildings in Connecticut. Will go well with your log cabin. Good luck...JL
  17. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

    Hey wait a damn minute there Cecil! I do too know the difference!!! :mad: And I never falsely scared you never!

    Of course there could always be a first time. ::) ...Hey, what's that on your shoulder! ;D

    ~S. PhD
  18. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Funny guy. ;D. Not all PHD's are the same. I was referring to the knee jerk with the VHS virus that ran fish farmers out of business for a virus that has never been found on a fish farm or in any of my state and other state waters.

    What's your PHD in?
  19. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

    I have 2 Masters degrees in Emergency Medicine and Cardiology, and a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, not that any of that does me any good now! I'm doing good if I can remember what month it is or how to tie my own shoes! :eek:

    Now PhD just stands for Pig handling Dude!

  20. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    PHD ?
    physically holding dung