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Rain Man
03-13-2006, 07:37 PM
Dave Lane's fall into the ranks of the frail elderly made me wonder about this.

Poll arriving soon, with a candle on top.

KcMizzou
03-13-2006, 07:43 PM
30 didn't bother me too much, but for some reason, I dread 40.

(I'm 31)

seclark
03-13-2006, 07:47 PM
45
i just didn't know what to do...
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'Hamas' Jenkins
03-13-2006, 07:49 PM
12...I realized I was one-sixth of the way through the average lifespan of a male at the time. It was horrendously depressing. Plus my presents were subpar.

Rain Man
03-13-2006, 07:49 PM
I envision people in their 40s still often being young and vital. At age 50, I see gray hair. 50 is the age of dread for me.

HemiEd
03-13-2006, 07:58 PM
30 was very difficult, traumatic. More so than 40 and 50. 60 no longer seems old.

DJay23
03-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Thirty seems like it will be tough. I'm only 2 years away, but my hair has recently begun thinning, my metabolism is slowing down, I curse young kids and their terrible music, and I feel out of touch when I talk to a woman younger than 24 at the bar.

Frazod
03-13-2006, 08:22 PM
30 was awful. My life was a mess, I had the worst job ever, and serious drug problems. Bad, bad times. :shake:

KcMizzou
03-13-2006, 08:25 PM
I didn't feel old until I read how bad 30 is. :sulk:

ROFL

Frazod
03-13-2006, 08:31 PM
I didn't feel old until I read how bad 30 is. :sulk:

ROFL

Turning 30 wasn't so bad. Being a coked-up loser with a shitty job was the bad part.

HemiEd
03-13-2006, 08:37 PM
30 was awful. My life was a mess, I had the worst job ever, and serious drug problems. Bad, bad times. :shake:


You seemed to have righted the ship now Tim. :thumb:

Count Alex's Losses
03-13-2006, 08:38 PM
I voted for the second-to-last option.

The worst is yet to come and babe won't it be fun.

4th and Long
03-13-2006, 08:43 PM
25 - officially an adult
:shake:

25? Officially an adult? You all must have some strange laws in Colorado.

Rain Man
03-13-2006, 08:47 PM
:shake:

25? Officially an adult? You all must have some strange laws in Colorado.

Don't give me your fancy-schmancy legal definitions, and your arcane discussions of brain development and pubic hair and constitutional amendments. I'm talking about the real world here, the real world where everyone knows that the only difference between a 20 year-old punk and a 22 year-old punk is the mark they leave on the pavement when you sic the police on them.

keg in kc
03-13-2006, 08:49 PM
Hopefully 30 will have been the worst. I wasn't a druggie like Tim, but I was a loser for a lot of other reasons, plus recently divorced with no hope of ever doing anything meaningful with my life. Not a whole lot has changed in two years, some things are better some aren't, but I can't imagine things getting worse short of death in comparison to what my 30th birthday was like.

Saulbadguy
03-13-2006, 08:55 PM
25 should be great. My car insurance will go down.

Frazod
03-13-2006, 08:56 PM
You seemed to have righted the ship now Tim. :thumb:

Well, the job's still shitty, but I get paid a lot more and work for higher quality assholes. :D

chagrin
03-13-2006, 09:17 PM
Well, the job's still shitty, but I get paid a lot more and work for higher quality assholes. :D


My first thought here:

That's pretty nifty; your name is Tim and you had a drug problem but you recovered, right? Good job dude. My name is Tim and I too had a serious drug problem, I recovered as well.
whatever, anyway I wanted to congratulate you for getting through it.

My second thought is:

I am only 36, but I am about tired of people under 25 complaining about F*CKING ANYTHING!!!!

No offense to any of my "friends" here that are under 30, but please - unless you've navigated through some serious shit, STFU until you've dropped your nuts. Losing your computer job, your allowance, hanging out with "gangstas" and selling a few dime bags, your car breaking down, and also getting dumped by the best blow job giving skank doesn't count!! I do know though, that there are exceptions, some of you here are exceptions, so before you get all shitty and pissed at me, just think about it.

Now that I have stated that, It's also a fact that folks go through a second "change" in maturity at the age of 28, the year of saturn. Usually for the next 2-3 years a person will finally get out of their B.S. and find something real in life.

Of course, these all operate on a sliding scale.

Donger
03-13-2006, 09:22 PM
None. I'm apparently one of the lucky fellas that gets more "distinguished" as I age.

Count Alex's Losses
03-13-2006, 09:23 PM
None. I'm apparently one of the lucky fellas that gets more "distinguished" as I age.

That's why they invented cancer.

chagrin
03-13-2006, 09:24 PM
None. I'm apparently one of the lucky fellas that gets more "distinguished" as I age.


ROFL

Kinda my point on what I just wrote. I obviously have matured well beyond my years...


giggitty!

keg in kc
03-13-2006, 09:25 PM
None. I'm apparently one of the lucky fellas that gets more "distinguished" as I age.Going bald, eh.

Donger
03-13-2006, 09:26 PM
Going bald, eh.

No. I am getting some gray near my temples, however.

keg in kc
03-13-2006, 09:27 PM
No. I am getting some gray near my temples, however.I've started developing those weird ear and nose hairs. You know the ones.

Donger
03-13-2006, 09:32 PM
I've started developing those weird ear and nose hairs. You know the ones.

I've not experienced the nose hair weirdness yet, but yes, I've had some odd hairs grow around the preimeter of my ear lobes. Thankfully, my wife went into full primate mode and removed them.

keg in kc
03-13-2006, 09:41 PM
Recently, I found what I can only describe as 'tufts' of hair growing on top of my earlobes.

It was quite disturbing.

Simplex3
03-13-2006, 09:42 PM
I'll have to go with 30. It was when I first looked up in a meeting and figured out that of the people in the room who were worth something I was no longer the youngest.

HolmeZz
03-13-2006, 09:42 PM
Looking forward to 20.

Simplex3
03-13-2006, 09:43 PM
I've not experienced the nose hair weirdness yet, but yes, I've had some odd hairs grow around the preimeter of my ear lobes. Thankfully, my wife went into full primate mode and removed them.
Screw dogs, tweezers are a man's best friend.

Donger
03-13-2006, 09:43 PM
Recently, I found what I can only describe as 'tufts' of hair growing on top of my earlobes.

It was quite disturbing.

Embrace the hobbit; don't fight it.

Skip Towne
03-13-2006, 09:47 PM
:shake:

25? Officially an adult? You all must have some strange laws in Colorado.
Doesn't have to do with state laws. Most insurance companies charge high rates for those under 25. I blame Endelt. And, I think 25 is about right for adulthood. Hell, you have to be 35 to be President and damn few (if any) have made it even at 35. I'm 60 and I learn something new every day. Looking at who ran the war during WWII, you will see the 50-60 year age group in command. There is just no substitute for experience.

luv
03-14-2006, 01:16 AM
I had a hard time with turning 25. I think it was because there were certain things I thought I would have done and places that I thought I would have been, and I basically batted .000. I'll be 30 in November, and it doesn't seem to be bothering me as much. I've already settled into a daily routine, but I'm still young enough that I can experience new things.

banyon
03-14-2006, 01:20 AM
I had a hard time with turning 25. I think it was because there were certain things I thought I would have done and places that I thought I would have been, and I basically batted .000. I'll be 30 in November, and it doesn't seem to be bothering me as much. I've already settled into a daily routine, but I'm still young enough that I can experience new things.

That describes how I felt about 25 to a tee.

BigMeatballDave
03-14-2006, 02:25 AM
40. I'll be 36 this year. Turning 30 was not a big deal. Still young. But, 40? It all goes down hill from there...

patteeu
03-14-2006, 07:57 AM
30. That's when I really realized I was mortal and that someday I would die.

MOhillbilly
03-14-2006, 07:59 AM
drawing the next breath is a milestone in itself.

cadmonkey
03-14-2006, 08:05 AM
Not really sure how to answer this question. I stopped keeping track of my age after I turned 21, not really any reason to need to know your age past that point. You can buy tobacco and booze.

I was born in March of 1978, so that would make me 28 on sunday. I still act and feel like a little kid so and have never really acted my age (both imature and overly mature at times) so I don't really dred any age change.

Plus I don't really see myself making it much further so I guess 35 will be the toughest one seeing how I don't see myself getting there. :shrug:

ChiTown
03-14-2006, 10:25 AM
40. I'll be 36 this year. Turning 30 was not a big deal. Still young. But, 40? It all goes down hill from there...

That's BS.

I have a never felt that way once. My body is fit, and my memory is still sharp. My memory is sharp, and my memory is sharp. I've never felt better, and my memory was sharp. What am I doing here, and who are you people?

~Chi
In the Farty-Something Club

sedated
03-14-2006, 10:36 AM
My depression had nothing to do with age as a number.

As the time between now and my college days grows larger,

I realize that I can never go back, never re-experience the pitfalls of youth, the spontaneous adventures, the wrecklessness, the irresponsibility.

I will be required to work 40 hours a week (not litterally, but you get the idea) for the rest of time, never get to go back to when I could say "F*ck it" and skip class to smoke pot, get drunk, go to the lake, play hoops, sling-shot oranges from dorm roof to dorm roof, etc, etc, etc

Ari Chi3fs
03-14-2006, 10:39 AM
as long as I have a woman 10-20 years younger than me in my older years, Im cool. heh.

Dave Lane
03-14-2006, 11:12 AM
I envision people in their 40s still often being young and vital. At age 50, I see gray hair. 50 is the age of dread for me.

I agree 40 didn't bother me to bad but 50 just seems like I'm headed to be the cryptkeeper...

Dave