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Old 02-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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I'm turning 42 soon, I must be a geezer compared to some of the young bucks here.

Here's why it sucks, in no particular order:

- Injuries take longer to heal. When I would tweak my shoulder, a couple days would heal it. Now it takes months. And now I have a torn meniscus which is taking years.

- I can't drink as much - I get hangovers far, far more easily, even if I get barely past the "pleasant warmth" stage of drunkenness.

- Most recently... I've always been a sleep hog, sleeping 8-8.5 hrs a night, getting up at 8-8:30. But now I sometimes wake up too early, as in 6:30 AM, after only 7 hours of sleep, and I feel like I've had enough sleep, so I get up. And then a few hours later, I start to feel like ****, like I didn't have enough sleep, for the rest of the goddamn day.

- You're a dirty old man for ogling at high school girls and your friends' daughters are starting to look hot. (I swear, one of them looks like the famous Tawnee)

No I don't have kids. Only cats.

I wanna live forever. I wanna see what technology is like in the late 21st century and beyond. Where's that fountain of youth technology we've been promised?

On the good side, I have no trouble taking a dump, or getting it up, or lifting weights, or doing interval cardio.

The best part about being older than your 20s, is you have a lot more money. The 2nd best part is you know a lot more.


Bah.
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Go drive your miata old man
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I am only 1 week and a year away from getting cheaper car insurance. HELLS YAH.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
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I turn 30 on Saturday, hold me.
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I'll be holding you from behind
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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at 36 i feel like a king. only with less servants.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #8
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Turn 29 this week. Wish I was 16...
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
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There's a good bit about getting old that sucks (I'm 41)...most of what you mention for sure. Still beats the alternative.
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There are a ton of Bday's right around now. We should have a mt.net PARTY for us all. I will get the hookers and blow, who is getting the cake?
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #11
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"Getting older sucks"

Tell me about it
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #12
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I've always been blind as hell (near-sighted) without my glasses. When I hit 41 a year ago my eyes started getting worse. Now I can't see anything far away without my glasses and can't see anything up close without them. On my last trip to get new glasses the guy told me I might try some bifocals. I told them they were for old men and I wasn't interested but I should have gotten some.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #13
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I'm 27 years old and I'm in the best shape of my life thanks to Bowflex! I was seriously dreading the whole 30 thing, but by this point I'm kinda over it. I feel like an old man because I keep up with politics very well and getting overy excited about figuring out my retirment. I am completely stuck in my ways and have no intention of doing anything I don't want to do.

I'm at that point where I can shave clean and look like I am 20 or get scraggly and look like I'm 35. I kinda like it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:11 PM   #14
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OP, its crazy you have been crawling on this planet exactly twice as long as i have. congrats on not dying in traffic or getting some sort of cancer. hopefully you live to be a healthy 100!
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I went up to my wife's school to drop off her purse she left at the house and one of her 4th grade kids asked "Is that your dad?". My knee jerk reaction was to say "**** you!" and I almost did, but refrained. It was probably a good thing.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #16
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30s was a good age.
I had money, and more hair, and could flirt with 20-something girls. Now I think they'd get creeped out.

You 30-somethings should live it up!

I do miss my late 20s, especially while working at a big company - I was the youngest manager. The young female clerks and line workers would throw themselves at me. I even had 2 hot chicks in my (trubo'ed) miata ... I wish I had a photo of it. One girl grasped the shift ****, looked at me hotly, and said "mmm, I like how this feels".

I look somewhat young for my age despite my premature hair loss, my wife looks a lot younger. Fortunately nobody's asked if I'm her father... that would send me to a hair transplant doc...
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I turn 30 this month... Sure feels a lot different than 20, even though I still look it.
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I just turned 40 last month. No biggie really, but I can relate to hangovers coming on earlier and stronger which really sucks. Biggest deal breaker I had was when I turned 30 and the nose hair turned on like a faucet...rotary nose hair trimmers FTW. Now at 40 I'm having to dodge ear hair...******* retarded. I still flirt with 20-somethings thanks to my boyish good looks, and the best thing I've done for myself in recent history was get a vasectomy so I can ejaculate at will into any chick that will stand still long enough. Snip away and you won't have to worry about any surprises, especially if you don't want any kids (I sure as hell don't).
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30s was a good age.
I have a 52" TV, crazy fast turbo track car, and a GF who tolerates my extreme gassiness. Life is AWESOME!!!
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I turn 30 on Saturday, hold me.
I turn 30 in June.

I've too noticed that now I need a nap after a 8 mile run. :-\
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