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Old 05-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Went to dinner with my daughters Saturday night. My daughter and her husband announce she is pregnant and I'm going to be a grandpa

Then my yournger daughter who is in nursing school and just had a class on risky behavior suggested I settle down. Her comments were; You teach SCUBA, you fly halfway around the world to dive with Sharks, you tried skydiving, you went bungee jumping when you took us on vacation, you went white water rafting in costa Rica, and now you are racing cars (she clearly doesn't know the differerence bvetween auto-x and track lapping).

She even suggested I quit running marathons since I am approaching mid-fifties.

Ya know, if it weren't for the 20 somethings on this board, I would think the youth of america has lost all sense of irresponsibility You guys are OK in my book
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We love you too old timer...
now where is that quote when you need it...
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Went to dinner with my daughters Saturday night. My daughter and her husband announce she is pregnant and I'm going to be a grandpa

Then my yournger daughter who is in nursing school and just had a class on risky behavior suggested I settle down. Her comments were; You teach SCUBA, you fly halfway around the world to dive with Sharks, you tried skydiving, you went bungee jumping when you took us on vacation, you went white water rafting in costa Rica, and now you are racing cars (she clearly doesn't know the differerence bvetween auto-x and track lapping).

She even suggested I quit running marathons since I am approaching mid-fifties.

Ya know, if it weren't for the 20 somethings on this board, I would think the youth of america has lost all sense of irresponsibility You guys are OK in my book

Steve, Costa Rica isn't better than the DR when it comes to scuba diving

Congrats on becoming a granddad soon! Some of my friends with grandchildren say they're not granddads; they just sleep with a grandma!
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God you geezer!

Congrats! The youth of America is screwed anyway.
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Maybe you should buy a Barcalounger and a cardigan sweater, start smoking a pipe(tobacco) and fall asleep in front of the TV at 7:30. See if she likes that better.

Like you need ME to tell you - there's plenty of time to be an old fart later on. Go punch a shark!
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God you geezer!

Congrats! ALL of America is screwed anyway.
fixed.

Congrats as well steve
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And you haven't show her your Swingers Club of America card yet.
Congrats Grandpa.
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start doing crack, that will show her
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Congrats as well steve
Good edit!!
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So basically your daughter wants you to be boring? I can't imagine growing up in the day and age of safe sex, mandatory seat belts, sue everyone, everything causes cancer, anti-bacterial everything BS that we are teaching now.

Mid 50's and you should slow down? Tell her you hope to be doing this stuff another 30 years from now too!
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Post pics of said daugthers

How's that for youth of america?
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Steve, did you live in Colorado at one point and own a 10-second GT35R STI?

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Fat old grandpas that do nothing suck. Badass crocidile dundee grandpas that run marathons are badass.
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I would tell your younger daughter that SHE needs to settle down. Girls in nursing school tend to study hard and party harder... I dated two.
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Sometimes i want to slap the **** out of the youth of america....damn Emo ****, pop-collar ********, ****** that aspire to be street walkers and mini-me thugs acting like they grew up in some hood. They've caused music to go to hell, tv pretty much sucks (remember when MTV2 was actually cool non-mainstream music?) and most of them are afriad to work worth a damn.

Is it bad that im only 25 and think this? 25 isn't that old , right? I don't feel 25....
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I would tell your younger daughter that SHE needs to settle down. Girls in nursing school tend to study hard and party harder... I dated two.
I know that was how I reacted to school.
Man My grandfather was the greatest. He just passed away 2 weeks ago. He was 82 and had his on business and did what he wanted. He loved vacations and stayed healthy.
His brothers and sisters told him to retire, and rest. They can't hardly move and have health issues.

My grandfather took us everywhere. It was like going to six flags when we when to his house. We were always riding horses or fishing. He almost went water skiing at 67, he forgot his shorts or he would of went in. And was healthy enough to do it.

You only have one life, trust god and live it. You will be the favorite grand parent anyways.

Ps The sharks thing was crazy. Steve Irwin Lol
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No Matt, I am 23 and feel the same way...
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mid 50s, eh?
you are still a kid in my book
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Sometimes i want to slap the **** out of the youth of america....damn Emo ****, pop-collar ********, ****** that aspire to be street walkers and mini-me thugs acting like they grew up in some hood. They've caused music to go to hell, tv pretty much sucks (remember when MTV2 was actually cool non-mainstream music?) and most of them are afriad to work worth a damn.

Is it bad that im only 25 and think this? 25 isn't that old , right? I don't feel 25....
+1 on that. I'm 19 and can definitely agree with that. I worked IT for my school district for a year after I graduated HS and can tell you that the comings kids are only worse. I stopped listening to radio years ago and download the few tv shows I want to watch. I'm not sure if the worst product of our generation is hip-hop, emo kids, or the Fast & Furious crowd. Any opinions?

Oh, and congrats GRANDPA! You'd better be bringing the kid to the track in 10 years or so.
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+1 on that. I'm 19 and can definitely agree with that. I worked IT for my school district for a year after I graduated HS and can tell you that the comings kids are only worse. I stopped listening to radio years ago and download the few tv shows I want to watch. I'm not sure if the worst product of our generation is hip-hop, emo kids, or the Fast & Furious crowd. Any opinions?

Oh, and congrats GRANDPA! You'd better be bringing the kid to the track in 10 years or so.
My dad grabbed the belt when I did something wronge. it solved a mulitude of problems. i carred a gun hunting at the age of 7. By 9 I could walk out into the woods alone to my spot. Of course my dad was within 100 acres of me. And if I wasn't there. Well that just wasn't going to happen. i would of got the belt.

My cousin's kids. I wouldn't let them have a sling shot and they are in the 9th grade. If they do bad they just get yelled at. Then throw a temper and cry. And they are 14yr boys. I asked him do you wanna dress? Stop that crying or Im going to get a belt. He shut up.

They suck at working. They always play. At 14 I helped with what ever the men were doing. I would of been embarrassed for people to say I was lazy.
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