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Old 12-31-06, 12:18 AM   #1
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Getting older

It occurred to me that sometimes we pass through milestone birthdays, and they affect us all in many different ways. And sometimes one milestone will affect any one of us in a different way than a later milestone does.

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21 is the only milestone birthday I'm looking forward to.
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Well I realized I was old when I had to fight against this young goofy 260 lb Baby Huey looking guy and he broke my wrist. I had to keep fighting but later I was so shocked that I even gave him the chance to kick me. I was so mad that I couldn't use my best defense against him. That was a big turning point for me. I hated myself for that for a long long time. Especially when he said that as soon as it heals, he will break it again.

"Your best defense is to not be there." We are always told.
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realizing, that im getting older is when i started looking to buy a home.. an almost all my close friends are married an started poping out kids like if there rabbits... or going out to the hand ball court an play ball an the kids are saying gramps {I got Next Gramps** while i school them on how to hit killers an rollers..
thats when i know im old..
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Well I realized I was old when I had to fight against this young goofy 260 lb Baby Huey looking guy and he broke my wrist. I had to keep fighting but later I was so shocked that I even gave him the chance to kick me. I was so mad that I couldn't use my best defense against him. That was a big turning point for me. I hated myself for that for a long long time. Especially when he said that as soon as it heals, he will break it again.

"Your best defense is to not be there." We are always told.
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realizing, that im getting older is when i started looking to buy a home.. an almost all my close friends are married an started poping out kids like if there rabbits... or going out to the hand ball court an play ball an the kids are saying gramps {I got Next Gramps** while i school them on how to hit killers an rollers..
thats when i know im old..
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"Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill, every time." At least that's what the octagenarians say at my doubles tennis group. And they do kick some youthful and way-too-proud a$$. Not too long ago, two HS tennis champ punks got paired up against two octagenarians. Guess who won?
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When I was in my 20's and 30's it was rare that I couldn't out-sprint just about anyone in my circle of acquaintences - even if they were younger than me. Since I hit 40 a few years back, I have to work harder at it, and with each passing year, I'm finding more and more people that I can't beat any more.

Another annoying thing are little nagging ailments that just won't go away. I've had tennis elbow for a bit over a year now. The shot the doctor gave me helped for a couple months, but it came back. The cold weather really makes me notice it. After my ride today, it really ached.

I'm still trying to absorb the fact that my oldest just turned 21, and that increasingly, my friends that are my age are becoming grandparents. I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but I'm looking forward to when our nest empties out.
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Now that I'm 21 I stopped caring about ages. Everything I want I can legally have. Except 16 and 17 year old chicks. The law ran out on doing 16 and 17 year olds.
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So which do you prefer - being able to purchase and drink alcohol legally or being able to do 16-17 year olds?
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For some folks, these are both temporary highs. Must be a very difficult choice.
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So which do you prefer - being able to purchase and drink alcohol legally or being able to do 16-17 year olds?
Well, truth be told I don't drink, and I wasn't about to go hit on 16 and 17 year olds after I graduated from high school. Can you imagine the conversations with the girls dad?

Me: I'll bring her home by 11:00 sir.

Dad: The hell you will!
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21 is the only milestone birthday I'm looking forward to.
Yeah, I remember being excited about going to the bars.
Then, after I turned 21 I realized that I could not afford going to the bars.
Drinkin' was more fun when it was illegal.
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Drinkin' was more fun when it was illegal.
That seems to be the consensus among my friends who are over 21. I'm still looking forward to it though.
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Last real memorable birthday was when it was my 21st and I had to study for a thermodynamics test.

As far as being old, I realized a while ago that I'm only "old" when I give a flying **** about what other people think about me and how I'm living my life. Until then, I'm only as young or old as I feel like being.
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Explody, what happened to you? You appear to be, uh, mellowing, by your avatar.... Vega is concerned. *worried look*
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As far as being old, I realized a while ago that I'm only "old" when I give a flying **** about what other people think about me and how I'm living my life. Until then, I'm only as young or old as I feel like being.
EEXXXAAAAACTLY!!!

I find it so refreshing when a woman (most of them seem to have issues with aging) can matter-of-factly state her age like its no big deal. Age isn't a big deal; I mean, it's not like YOU are the only one getting older. Your friends, family, cat, and sofa are all aging right along with you.
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Well I guess you can count me out...
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I find it so refreshing when a woman (most of them seem to have issues with aging) can matter-of-factly state her age like its no big deal. Age isn't a big deal; I mean, it's not like YOU are the only one getting older. Your friends, family, cat, and sofa are all aging right along with you.
This is no offense to any of the ladies. But I notice not a single one of them that I've noticed has their birthdate year in their profile. I don't get it. I don't care if bdg is 120. I'm still going to hit on her.
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I need my milestone taken out. Can anyone here recommend a specialist?
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Your milestones make you who you are. Every second, every moment of your being, every breath you take, every experience you feel and make is what you become. No specialist needed here. You are a beautiful person, Dipper.
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Just don't replace it with a headstone...
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Thank you. I needed that.
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Oops. I edited.

And you are welcome. I mean that.
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Thank you. I needed that.
I don't know what a milestone is, because I'm blond.

But +1 on what siu said.

You are unarguably one of the most thoughtful and insightful people on this site. Getting older doesn't change you on the inside. You're still you.
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EEXXXAAAAACTLY!!!

I find it so refreshing when a woman (most of them seem to have issues with aging) can matter-of-factly state her age like its no big deal. Age isn't a big deal; I mean, it's not like YOU are the only one getting older. Your friends, family, cat, and sofa are all aging right along with you.
No offense intended, at all. I just think it's really cool.
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