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« on: January 22, 2012, 11:31:40 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 01:24:22 PM »

+1 - But I'm extra crispy.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 01:27:57 PM »

I couldnt find one that said "Burnt" lol
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 01:35:45 PM »

My middle name has been Rice Krispies (snap, crackle, pop) since I was a teenager.  embarassed
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 09:36:22 PM »

Yeah, and mine is just snap and POP! No more crackle... not really sure when the crackle went away. Oh well - I just had one of those birthdays last week that my family insisted on celebrating - for purely sadistic reasons! And I didn't even care - that's the sad part!

I guess the snap will go next!

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 10:16:25 PM »

I just had one of those birthdays last week that my family insisted on celebrating - for purely sadistic reasons!

Hay me too! Happy day we were trying to ignore. smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »

I just had one of those birthdays last week that my family insisted on celebrating - for purely sadistic reasons!

Hay me too! Happy day we were trying to ignore. smiley

Hehehe~!

Happy -b-day guys! Grin

I wished a friend a happy b-day on FB, and he replied that he'd totally forgotten about it. That tends to happen once you no longer love turning another year older. cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 06:05:08 AM »

Why thank you, Ren!!    (You rotten young fart!).  tongue

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 09:05:16 AM »

I'm not *that* old. And I try to keep fairly active. Even so, it's annoying to stretch after sitting for a few hours, and something in my shoulders and neck makes a sound like an old mechanical music box being wound up followed shortly after by a 'pop' best described as the sound a deadbolt makes when it's unlatched.

Used to scare the hell out of me until I conditioned myself to stop worrying about it.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 09:59:32 AM »

you no longer love turning another year older
Sure beats the alternative!  smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 10:27:23 AM »

you no longer love turning another year older
Sure beats the alternative!  smiley

Truer words were never spoken.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 11:02:09 AM »

you no longer love turning another year older
Sure beats the alternative!  smiley

Truer words were never spoken.  Grin


This sentence is false.

Wink

(Sorry -- couldn't resist.)
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 12:54:21 PM »

you no longer love turning another year older
Sure beats the alternative!  smiley

Truer words were never spoken.  Grin


This sentence is false.

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(Sorry -- couldn't resist.)

But you should sometimes. You really should.  tongue

(Kidding... Wink)
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 01:18:51 PM »

I'm not *that* old. And I try to keep fairly active. Even so, it's annoying to stretch after sitting for a few hours, and something in my shoulders and neck makes a sound like an old mechanical music box being wound up followed shortly after by a 'pop' best described as the sound a deadbolt makes when it's unlatched.

you need Gokhale and more (same thread) ;-)
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 01:49:40 PM »

I wished a friend a happy b-day on FB, and he replied that he'd totally forgotten about it. That tends to happen once you no longer love turning another year older. cheesy

I'm not that old (or so I keep insisting) and I've long since lost the love of turning another year older. I don't usually completely space my birthday but perhaps that's because, like your friend, someone will remind me. I'll tell you though, I've had a hard time keeping track of my age since I was 19.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 01:56:44 PM »

I'm not *that* old. And I try to keep fairly active. Even so, it's annoying to stretch after sitting for a few hours, and something in my shoulders and neck makes a sound like an old mechanical music box being wound up followed shortly after by a 'pop' best described as the sound a deadbolt makes when it's unlatched.

you need Gokhale and more (same thread) ;-)

I definitely need something. I've been told it's the result of muscular tension brought on by stress.

Since I'm usually a fairly calm individual - and feel that way - I suspect I've become a master at subconsciously pushing it all down. And it's now reaching critical mass.

Thanks for the links. I'll be sure to check them out. smiley

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 02:34:10 PM »

I wished a friend a happy b-day on FB, and he replied that he'd totally forgotten about it. That tends to happen once you no longer love turning another year older. cheesy

I'm not that old (or so I keep insisting) and I've long since lost the love of turning another year older. I don't usually completely space my birthday but perhaps that's because, like your friend, someone will remind me. I'll tell you though, I've had a hard time keeping track of my age since I was 19.

That might be a symptom of thinking you're secretly immortal - or at least not truly believeing you aren't.

Funny thing about holidays, birthdays, and serendips...

When you're younger, you tend to breeze by them. Christmas parties? I'll pass. My birthday? Who cares?

But as you get older (and I don't mean standing at Death's door) it suddenly dawns on you one day that there's a significantly smaller number of them before you than there are behind you. And you now realize on a very deep and personal, rather than a purely intellectual level, that they will be coming to an end much sooner than you originally thought. At which point, they all become much more precious.

When you're flush, you tend not to count your change. When you're down to your last $1000, you look at calendars  - and start watching every penny.

Maybe that's one of the reasons why, as people get older, they appear more "sentimental" or maudlin to those who still haven't realized (on a gut level) that they really won't be living forever. As in: really... won't...be.

It's not so much older people get sentimental. It's more like they've just been...humbled by the realization that nothing is going to last forever. Not even them.

And once that happens, you tend to "lighten up."  Grin



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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 03:38:04 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 04:42:20 PM »

Since I'm usually a fairly calm individual - and feel that way - I suspect I've become a master at subconsciously pushing it all down. And it's now reaching critical mass.

Have you started getting annoyed by people asking you how you stay so calm yet? I've found that that is the first sign that Stoic needs a vacation before somebody gets hurt. smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 06:05:51 PM »


Have you started getting annoyed by people asking you how you stay so calm yet? 


Yes. But they're buried in the basement. And that sort is never missed... Wink

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 06:36:25 PM »

I've long since lost the love of turning another year older.
My thinking on that is that there are really only a few birthdays that merit looking forward to, once you're not a little kid anymore:

  - when you can get a driver's license
  - when you can drink (legally)
  - when you can start collecting on social security (or whatever 'retirement plan')

What other birthdays matter?
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2012, 06:59:57 PM »

What other birthdays matter?

Your child's 18th birthday, when you can legally throw them out of the house. Which is why parents that can't remember their own age, tend to remember the ages of their children (at least till they move out).   tongue
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2012, 07:14:43 PM »

I dunno, Birthdays and Christmas were way bigger deals to me when younger -

This year it was like "I will be a social recluse and shirk my Christmas duties for a month just because!"

That's how I know I'm getting old. Just imagine us in the Old Coder's home, "Oh yeah, I remember Cody 1.0, that was the white bird, right? Before they got the African Parrot?
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2012, 07:17:30 PM »

  - when you can drink (legally)

That one's highly overrated. tongue
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2012, 07:45:06 PM »

  - when you can drink (legally)

That one's highly overrated. tongue

Not if you gotta do it 3 friggin times it ain't!

Back when I was growing up, the drinking age was 18. That was the target, and we all waited for it. However... Two weeks, before my 18th birthday, the state legislature raised the drinking age to 19. Hence I did not get "Grandfathered in".

So... I waited another year ... When they decided to repeat the same friggin stunt, again...and raised the drinking age to 21. Needless to say, I was pissed.

Mind you, I had started drinking in bars back when I was 16 ... So this was seriously over complicating my evenings having to duck the fuzz every friggin 5 minutes when they decided to (yet again...) raid my favorite bar..
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