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  1. #1
    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
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    Half my life ago...

    Half my life ago...

    I was going to college in Sarasota, FL.
    I was living away from home for the first time.
    I was involved in a game of Assassin.
    I worked at the Admissions Office.
    I rode a Zebrakenko.
    I'd missed the new drinking age cutoff by 2 months.
    I was getting paid to go to school.
    I thought I wanted to be a mathematician.
    I had seen a rare Florida Panther while driving through the Everglades and didn't think anything of it.
    I weighed about 80# less than I do now.
    I had no piercings or tattoos (I have 5 piercings and 2 tattoos now).
    I had never seen the Pacific Ocean in person.
    I had never been out of the USA.
    I had never flown in a plane.
    I had never been to a funeral.
    I had attended 2 of my father's weddings.
    I had a crush on an older woman (3 years).
    I was extremely naive.
    I had dated a lesbian and didn't know it.
    I had a roommate who was heavily into drugs.
    I lived below some stoners who liked to have drum circle meetings at 3am.
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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    Half my life ago.........

    I was 8 years old
    I was in 2nd grade
    I could say my ABC's
    I was learning how to finger paint
    I had been off training wheels for about a year
    My Teachers name was Mrs. Stork
    I had no friends
    You can never be too Specialized
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    mike.pretzel thecosmicmuffin's Avatar
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    Half my life ago,
    I got my seecond moutain bike, a Nishiki Stony Point.
    I rode to the dirt jumps near my house,
    got going as fast as I could (the computer said max of 28 miles an hour)
    I went over a jump and became airborn for my first time on a bike.
    That was when I realized that i should have checked to see if the bikeshop had put my bike together correctly
    I told this to myself as i watched the front wheel come of the bike.
    I landed, fork in the dirt, over the handlebars.
    I decided i was going to be ok because i was landing in a field of grass.
    It was the unkown value of that field of grass that sent me toward the light.
    There was a 3 by 3 piece of concrete underneath all the prarie grass.
    I was unconcious for about 20 minutes (best I can tell after reviewing the day)
    I woke up and put my bike back together
    I rode around my neighborhood aimlessly because I couldn't remember where I lived.
    a neighbor pointed me toward my house, my dad took me to the hospital.
    32 stitches, 2 catscans, one concussion, a plastic surgeon, a few cute nurses, a whole lot of painkillers and all I have left to show for it is a kick ass scar on my right temple.

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    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
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    Half my life ago.....


    I quit my job to spend the summer riding a motorcycle through Europe.
    I thought my life couldn't get any better. I was wrong again.
    I did most anything on a dare.
    I bought a Renault LeCar and gave to my little sister for her birthday.
    I was a bridesmaid in five weddings.
    I witnessed five divorces to follow.
    I was given the nickname 'the curse'.
    I was never asked to be in another wedding again. thankfully.
    I ate meat for the first time in my life.
    I watch my mother cry when I told her just how much I liked veal.
    I drank mezcal for the first and last time.
    I made a friend that I treasure still today.
    I rolled an Alfa Romeo into a cabbage field and lived to tell about it.
    I was grateful I installed the roll bar.
    I found a new nickname, lucky the cabbage patch kid.

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    cab horn
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    Right... now let's start one where you tell us what you did 34% or any other arbritrary number.

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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    sure why not
    22/100 of my life ago

    I was 12......
    i was in the 6th grade...
    I was learning how to do fractions so that when i was older i could figure out what i was doing 22/100 of my life ago.
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    Half my life ago,

    I was halfway through college
    I had just met my (future) wife
    I was riding an almost-new Motobecane 12 spd. road bike
    I was about to embark on my longest bike ride (to date)
    I was making pizza in an Italian restaurant 4 nights a week
    I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life
    My last grandparent had just died
    My older sister was about to get married

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    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
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    Half my life ago i was 16.
    I was about to start first real job. Spent the summer as a Plumber's assistant(aka Ditch Digger) Did that ever screw up my dad's "What you going to do with your life?" speech.
    I had two last things to get before I earned my Eagle. Wound up getting it a year later.
    Wrecked my first mountain bike. Bent the downtube and toptube.
    I had no girl firend, yet thought I would be married before I was 25. I just got married two months ago come tomorrow.
    no tats or piercings - I now have short sleeves, and 3 others. I have my ears streched to 2 gauge

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    Chronic Tai Shan ofofhy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Right... now let's start one where you tell us what you did 34% or any other arbritrary number.
    1/pi of my life ago...

    I had just graduated from high school_____-Now I'm in grad school (why, oh why?)
    I drove a gold Volvo____________________-I drive a bike
    I drove Bridgestone EV Extra Spins________-I still do
    I never had more than a sip of beer_______-I drink like a sturgeon
    I weighed 77% of what I do now_________-I look 2 months pregnant
    I idolized Howard Stern_________________-Haven't heard him in years
    I hated Rush Limbaugh__________________-I love Michael Savage
    I hated that there rap music_____________-I own a Run DMC CD
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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