Maybe the things that used to be perky just don't quite perk the way they used to and perhaps you have lost a step or two on your 100 meter dash as well as realizing that you have developed a touch of Nocturia. These are not things that you've lost or were taken from you by time and gravity. They were Traded in for the shrewdness of mind and ability to correctly judge the quality of a persons character moments after meeting someone. You would've never appreciated these powers of perception back in those young perky days. I only hope you use these new abilities for good. Happy Almost Birthday!!!