It's probably none of my business, but
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That's never stopped me from asking. It's not a deep question, just a "I wonder" question.
The responses in the Did Meh tweet tomorrow's deal early thread have me wondering.
How old are you? I see some of you mention you're older than me and others speak of children in college and getting mortgages paid off (jelly here) and retirement plans and some of you are just starting out in new lives. And I'm curious about the difference in ages.
I'm sixty one.
I like the Meh forums because I can be four smart mouthed fifteen year olds and one whiny one year old and no one has told me I'm being "silly" (glances sideways at DH).
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Physically, mentally, psychologically, or emotionally? Physically: 64. The others are subject to debate.
Lordy, lordy; guess.
Not a clue. Younger than me, that's it.
@matthew A 12-year-old in a somewhat older body?
@rockblossom My theory is that no man (I mean men in particular, but perhaps this is true of some women as well) mentally matures past the age of 12. My best friend from my late twenties agreed.
@joelmw I agree. There's nothing better than fart that startles a cat or dog.
@matthew 40 (By looks I'd guess 30's, but knowing the length of your history at woot and here, I bumped it up a bit.)
@matthew I would have guessed 30s, but the "Lordy, lordy" rhymes with 40
@matthew Would guess 34, but now I see some inside info ^^ so...?
16, I've had a hard life
@matthew Graduated in 1993, so either 39 or 40.
@Cinoclav but ON TIME?
@matthew - Lordy, lordy, look who's forty?
@matthew Alright, 56.
@Cinoclav Geometry finally clicked for me the 13th time
41 years young and old.
I think you said it best:
I'm not that many 15-year-olds, but I'm oldish. I like to think I could pass for an excessively verbal twenty something though. Because, yaknow, this is Murica and we're obsessed with youth.
And, in fact, I'm making up for a youth squandered on fundamentalist religion and a superfluity of adult responsibility.
@joelmw My opinion - if you learned anything from it, it was not squandered. What we are today is because of our experiences yesterday.
@joelmw Aaand....welcome, new goat!
@lisaviolet And thank (?) you, old goat. Wait, that sounds wrong. And I have no one to blame.
@joelmw Great graphic. Good job of catching my inner essence.
Really, you do have someone to blame. Yourself. You have only yourself to blame.
@lisaviolet But I am no one. No one of consequence.
@joelmw Oh, noes! The Dread Pirate Roberts! faints
Turned 28 on December 1st.
@JonT Wanna hear something funny? I was married 29 years ago today.
@lisaviolet ....mom? Congrats!!
@JonT Crazy aunt. Thanks!
@JonT You made DH laugh.
@lisaviolet DH? What?
DH Designated Hitter (baseball) DH Durham (postcode, United Kingdom) DH Downhill DH Diffie-Hellman (public key encryption algorithm) DH Deccan Herald (Bangalore, India newspaper) DH Digital Holography DH Don't Hate DH Das Heisst (German: That Is) DH Dreamhack (computer LAN-party, Sweden) DH Dear Husband DH Dental Hygienist DH Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows DH Dining Hall DH Dog House (Northeastern University hockey cheering section) DH Demon Hunter (gaming) DH Diamond Head (band) DH Decision Height DH Demon Hunter (band) DH Deer Hunter DH Darkest Hour (band) DH Moroccan Dirham (unit of currency) DH Darling Husband DH Dearborn Heights (Michigan) DH Delayed Hypersensitivity DH Drill Hole (surveying; mining) DH Doing Homework DH Independence Air (IATA Code) DH Defense Held (gaming) DH Document History (Army) DH Dutch Harbor (Alaska) DH Double-Heterostructure DH Domestic Helper DH DunderHead DH Dung Heap DH Documentary Hypothesis (religious studies) DH Direction des Hôpitaux dH Deutsche Härte (German Hardness, degrees of water hardness) DH Double Haploid DH Dark Heresy (game) DH United Arab Emirates Dirham (national currency) DH Degrees of Hardness (water) DH Damn Husband DH Daniel Handler (author) DH Dumb Husband DH Disaster Housing (FEMA) DH Decay Heat DH Dynamite Hack (band) DH Doherty Hall (Carnegie Mellon University) DH Deployed Husband DH Distribution Host DH Denver Harbor (band) DH Disk Handler DH Decoherent Histories DH Delaware and Hudson Railway Company DH Denver Hayes (Canadian clothing brand) DH Dynamic Hohlraum DH Dubai Holding LLC DH Dangerous Highwall (ground condition) DH Delay Histogram DH death due to hostilities (US DoD) DH Directorate for Human Intelligence (DIA) (US DoD) DH Divide Halfword (IBM) DH Developmental Handbook DH Densely Homogeneous (mathematics) DH Degradation-Handoff (algorithm) DH Dirty Harry (movie) DH Dennis Hoffman (heavy metal guitarist) DH DeHavilland (British aircraft manufacturer) DH Department of Health (UK) DH Drunk Husband DH Data Handling DH Direct Hit (search engine) DH District Heating DH Desperate Housewives (TV show) DH Drug History (medical records) DH Double-Header DH Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter book) DH Deborah Harry (musician) DH Direct Hire DH Die Hard (Sears battery; also movie) DH Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin disease) DH Dental Hygiene DH Dennis Hopper (actor)
@hart Dear Husband
@lisaviolet i was really hoping you were going to say "Dennis Hopper"
@lisaviolet Or, I guess, if you're marrying to Dennis Hopper, it could mean both.
@katylava But he's dead.
@katylava Oh, that's good. That's what I'm going to assume it stands for from now on.
It's pretty messed up the designated Hitler would wear Jackie Robinson's number
@hart You missed one
I hit 55 a week ago. Put in 31.5 years with my employer, the first two were as a temp so they don't count. Retiring in 3 weeks with 29.5 years in, which will be about $100 less than my current take home pay, but I'll have to pay for health insurance. Bought my house when I was 25 (and that was a windmill slain!), refinanced three times. I have 30 months left on it, but if I throw my deferred comp at it that will bring it down to less than 2 years of payments. Car is paid off, most credit cards at no or low balances (I was positioned to be free of them by reirement but then I spent August in Europe). Everythng is coming up roses.
@moondrake Best of luck; we're hoping to be retired in about 5 years.
I'm 34 with a 7 year old.
Mentally, we are 3 years apart.
@The_Baron That's a fun age. At least I think it would be (childless, not by choice).
@The_Baron Being 4 is tough. Everything is out of reach on the countertops.
@lisaviolet Each age is increasingly fun. Always new stuff to learn.
@Mavyn I have that same problem.
Turned 30 a month or so ago. Physically, I feel 57. Emotionally, I'm probably 78. Mentally? I'm 12 or so.
I'll be 65 in May. Don't mind aging, but hate the idea of going on Medicare!!! Currently Tri-Care Prime only costs me $60 every 3 months. Medicare is gonna suck over $100 out of my account on a monthly basis.
@Teripie I'm a year behind you, but the same applies. I hate the idea of paying into Medicare when Tricare is still covering all of my medical stuff and I still have to pay the Tricare premiums and co-pays. What the hell?
@rockblossom Yeah. gotta love that military "free medical care for life" shit.
I am almost 47. When I was 45 no one believed I was that old. But somewhere over the last 2 years I started getting a few gray hairs, and sprouting new hair where I would rather no have hair - ears especially. I really didn't need or want new places to shave.
@hallmike I have four chin whiskers. The same ones keep growing back. I pluck them and four days later, they're back. Just as annoying as ever. My eyebrows get so long I could braid them if I let them grow. I have to cut them, I can't pluck them because then I'd be one of those women who draws them on and I can't find my makeup bag. I have no idea where it is. The worst part? Reading glasses. I hate needing reading glasses. So, just wait. It gets better (worse?).
@lisaviolet Don't even get me started on eyebrows. Damn things grow into eye curtains in a week.
@hallmike I started getting grey hair at 13, so that didn't bother me until the annoying 'you are over 35 and getting chin hair' started turning grey. WTF? It's bad enough to HAVE the chin hair. Having it grey is rude.
I love purple.
I just turned 38 this month. I have been steadily employed since I was 11 years old; since 19 years of age in white-collar work. I am very jealous of @moondrake who is retiring at 55. I should be so lucky! Congrats!
@JerseyFrank Thanks! I have been working pretty much full time since I was 12, starting out in the family printing business, then food service, moving on to clerical and accounting work once I got past 18. I landed the temp job at 23 and parlayed it a secure job with a retirement plan at 25. I stuck with it, despite more lucrative (but likely more ephemeral) offers from some of the businesses we work with. I have been shackled by my lack of a college degree, but have clawed my way up well past where I technically am allowed without one. I got to spend the last 30 years helping people less fortunate than me, which is a gift and it also helps me to recognize how very fortunate I am. I will never be rich in the conventional sense, but I am wealthy in all the ways that matter.
I'm 36 which makes me older than most of my work peers.
@katylava So who's the oldest at Meh/Mediocre?
@editorkid probably someone who doesn't hang out in the forum
@katylava You would be surprised. Back in my younger MMO days around 15 years ago in EQ, we had a 82 yr old in our gaming guild.
@editorkid We just discovered that @katylava is the median age of our company. Is that helpful?
@hart not really. Half the people could be a year older than her. Or 30 years older.
I don't feel a day older than 96
Will be 68 in a couple of weeks. Don't feel that old mentally, I'm still surprised when I have to write my age down and it starts with a 6. Physically, things are starting to wear down and wear out.
Still trying to get rid of the giant gumball machine. I think Meh should pick it up and keep it in their offices. I even put in new gumballs.
@pooflady You literally have a giant gumball machine? I've got 2 kids who adore the one at Sam's Club. Let's talk.
@JerseyFrank If I'm not mistaken, it came in a Fuku 2nd shipment.
@JerseyFrank It's @ 56" tall and @ 26" around.
@pooflady where in the country is it, and do you want to sell it to me cheap?
@JerseyFrank the kicker was shipping costs, thats why i never went for it.
@djames85 Would you mind sharing your shipping secrets here for getting a heavy item across the country?
@dashcloud I wish there was a secret - Money, lots of money
@JerseyFrank Let's start with Cincinnati and go from there.
I'm 56. And markdown's ordered list "feature" got me.
I am 42. Mentally I am 17 and physically I am 60. I blame 20 years as a roofer for that. I mostly just remodel baths and kitchens now.
@Outofmymind Brian's (DH) first business was in glass (everything but auto). Thirty-seven years. Hard to do construction when the body starts to wind down.
@lisaviolet If it wasn't for various prescribed things I take, I would be homeless, and SO as well due to her disability. When it comes to tile and painting though, I still run circles around other guys when we do subcontract work for the few months of the year I work for a restoration company and not my own.
@Outofmymind His company took a hard hit during the economy downturn. Contractors wanted cheap, not quality. He started doing something else that I can say is his joy. He doesn't make much money at it, but he loves what he does and that's a good thing. If we hadn't bought our home in 1986, we'd probably be on the streets, too.
@Outofmymind That reminds me of some advice my dad gave me when I started factory work "watch the old guys." When someone's been doing a job for 20 years they tend to find the most efficient way.
@Outofmymind Question for you... Where do I start with a kitchen remodel? I want to do most of the work myself, but I'm not sure where to go to find a designer. I know for the scope of work involved here, I'd likely build something that isn't as asthetically pleasing/functional as I could if I had someone write me a plan.
@JerseyFrank Just caught this. It all depends on what you have now and what you want in the end. Typically kitchen remodels are old built in cabinets with vinyl floors. If you have a tile or hardwood floor existing that is in good shape you move on to cabinetry. Most cabinets for DYI come in 12,15,18,21,24,30,36 widths so you can layout what you want where. You can expand this where needed with filler strips up to several inches as needed. For back splash you can go with tile or even tin patterns. The problem almost everyone had with kitchen remodels and hiring the work done is anything is changed whatsoever that requires a contractor do any structural changes , chances are you are not up to electrical code. Lights must not be tied to outlets, outlets need to be gfci. Microwave needs its very own breaker now as does the fridge. Typically having 4 circuts+ stove overloads existing electrical and you must then upgrade the panel as well. It goes on and on. As for planning you have the DYI option of going to a home improvement store such as HD/Lowes for layout and cabinetry, most paint places such as PPG(Porter) and Sherwin Williams will help you with color selection, and most tile shops will help with selection and type as well. These are usually free with purchase or you can hire a designer. If you have a good contractor do the work instead often they are good with layout and design if that is what they do for a living.
@JerseyFrank My best friend is fixing up his Dad's house to sell it. He's got the walls painted and now he's trying to pick out tiles, countertops, cabinets, curtains etc. He asked me to help him shop and was just describing the colors to me, and his color vocabulary is limited to "white" (it was eggshell), "yellow" (more of a pale buttercup) and "beige" (adobe tan). So the next time he was over there working I had him paint a couple of inches of a paint stirring stick with each of the paint colors he's using, then write on it which room it's from.
I love purple.
@Barney I have painted purple, I would not suggest it. I'm also sick of earth tones, which is what 99% of people want. I like cremes, sands and various grays.
Just turned 42 which means I'm now the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.
@denboy You're just a kid.
I don't remember, but 3 things:
@cleverogre i remember Datsuns!
@cleverogre @katylava We had something like this one, maybe in a 4-door. Blazing Saddles at drive-in before my parents realized there was so much swearing etc for young kids. I know we stayed at least thru the campfire farting scene though, because my sister and I laughed and mimicked it for months!
@mehjohnson ours was a F10 Wagon!
@katylava @cleverogre @mehjohnson My first car (thanks Dad!) was a 1983 Datsun 280ZX.
@cleverogre My first car was a Datsun 1200
@cleverogre Drove a 240Z in the early '70s but when I got kids I sold it .. bad decision (selling, not the kids)
@Sarahsda My only regret in life is selling my '66 convertible mustang for fifty bucks. I feel your pain.
@cleverogre My first car was a 1979 Ford Pinto, which my dad gave me for graduation. He was able to get it cheap, as it was the year after Mother Jones magazine broke the stolen memo in which Ford decided to just let people burn to death in those deathtraps rather than spend $11 per car to fix them http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1977/09/pinto-madness. The wrongful death suits were cheaper than the recall. Yeah, thanks, Dad. I tell people that's why I drive so fast, my first car was prone to turning into an explosive fireball while also jamming the doors shut in a rear end collision, so I drove fast to make sure no one could catch me to hit me.
@moondrake Oops, memory check, in 1979 he gave me a 1973 Ford Pinto. Not a new '79.
@moondrake Funny, that same bad publicity made a local guy with too much money think it would be a great idea to convert a Pinto into an electic car. And he paid yours truly silly money to do it during a summer break. This was before commercial electric cars - early 80s. One of my sources of info ironically was a different "Mother" publication: "Mother Earth News".
I turned 32 the day @JonT turned 28. Since others offered up a bit more: Got my first job at 14 by following the IT guys around at my mom's work, asking a billion questions; so they made me a LAN assistant. Since then I've worked in several fields, all of which had me doing similar things - talking to people and using my computer skills to make it easier to make those people happy.
Married, no kids, 2 dogs.
@Thumperchick What made you decide not to stick in the IT field?
@dashcloud I got burned out on it after a few years. By the end of HS, not even my mom would do the basic maintenance for her own desktop machine - she was a database specialist. I ended up spending a ridiculous amount of time "fixing" other people's computers, and it just got old. I stepped into web design for a while, but just couldn't stay in love with anything for long. Looking back, I needed to learn that I didn't have to stay in love with it, but keep up and find a new way to love it.
@Thumperchick As someone in the field currently, I can see how you can easily burn out on that. I handle nearly everything for the small company I work for, and so there's a bit more variety in the breakages and things I work on. Hoping to do more security or network stuff in the upcoming years.
I had a job that paid good, had 6 weeks vacation and excellent benefits, and I quit after 15 years to become self employed at age 33. At age 41, I sold my business, retired and took a few years off. I got a "hobby job" that I've been at for 12 years now, and I'm the manager of a branch office. The job has grown from part time to nearly full time. My boss told me I'm the best in our state! But unlike every other manager in our state, I'm the only one without a college education. I'm 58.
49 and a half. Various restaurant, fundraising, office, construction, then IT for about 12 years. Left all of those damn meetings for motorcycle shop, then most recently trucking. Now I'm between jobs will probably do local trucking until I decide if I'm really going to renew old IT skills for money and less abuse on my weary bones n joints. (Probably won't.) Longterm girlfriend lives here, no kids, large dog.
I'll be 64 this year and I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing here.
@smoo99 I was a physician assistant for 25 years until I got a mysterious and dreadful illness which put me on disability 4 yrs ago. I love Medicare as I was paying almost $600/mo for my retiree health plan.
I'm old enough to date women half my age.
I'm also young enough to date women half my age.
I'm 64 with no plans to retire, ever (maybe work fewer hours eventually.) I do must say, though, that [life's been good to me so far.]
Mid forties and gearing up to change careers. Received an email from TSBPA this week saying I'm eligibile to take the CPA exam.
@lisaviolet Thanks. Sorry to say I never got to see the Beatles, but finally got to see Sir Paul a few months ago and he did play this, along with 3 hours of Beatles, Wings and everything else (even some Buddy Holly.) Cost a pile of cash, worth every penny and more.
@lisaviolet Let's hope so!
@2many2no Oh, man, I bet that was wonderful, a super memory. Sounds like a great concert.
@2many2no I saw the Beatles in '66.
@pooflady Wow. When they were just children! I love this stuff.
@pooflady Very awesome! Could you hear them over the screaming?
@2many2no Not much. Stadium in D.C.
The father of a friend of mine always celebrated anniversaries of his 29th birthday… One year I gave him a birthday card for the 51st anniversary of his 29th year… congratulating him on breaking the Guinness book of records record by celebrating his 1,010,000th birthday (that would be in base 2). He was not amused.
I'm 38. Moved to SoCal about 16 years ago and love life out here! There's just something about having palm trees everywhere that puts a smile on my face. Married two years, no kids and no pets.
I've been 29 for 11 years now.
Well fuck, I'm only 25, since Dec 1st like @JonT. Currently the youngest active member?!
@studerc I don't know, but watching your fucking language, youngster.
@studerc There's actually a handful of us 25ers in the office. One of which is a few weeks younger than you... so yeah, sorry to steal your thunder. :)
@girlgonemild We even have a few barely off the cusp of 20 - still technically "early 20s"
45 here. Look younger, act younger, sometimes feel older. Went back to school at 34 to be what I am now, a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Love what I do. I originally pursued Computer Science in college after high school but tired quickly of it. Still, I've always been the tech guy family, friends and coworkers turn to for help.
I'm 49, on my 2nd wife and third kid. Gonna wear a meh T-shirt all day on my 50th birthday, coming up in a couple weeks. Cause every birthday since 40 feels that much more more 'meh.' Not feeling meh about the wife or kids, mind you, I mean the day of my birth and the forced celebration thereof. I'd really prefer to spend the day--MY day-- lounging in my PJ's, eating junk food, and re-watching Breaking Bad from the beginning. But apparently that's considered "rude."
@bigglasses You're right, and no one else should judge you... or at least they ought to go behind your back so you don't have to hear them.
@bigglasses On my 60th I wore a shirt that said "Happy 60th Birthday, woop de frikken do".
Sorry you're being forced to "celebrate". At your advanced age (j/k), you should have some say in how you spend your birthdays.
@bigglasses Don't forget to sign up with AARP. If nothing else, every time we go to Outback, the discount means we get free dessert. That's already paid for the several years I committed to.
@bigglasses 15% discount at Denny's for AARP members.
I'm nearly 40
I'm 48 chronologically, but still around 28 mentally. In the words of Jimmy Buffett, I'm "growing older but not up". Physically I'm in better shape than I was in my 20's, but parts of me do remind at times that I'm closing in on 50. Aching knees keeps me from being a runner, but I'm a hell of a power walker. Like @lisaviolet the worse part has been reading glasses. I feel like a little old lady, having to whip out the cheater glasses to read anything. I work for big pharma as a Training Administrator. A position I lucked into, absolutely love and, according to my boss, I'm really damn good at it. Like a few others posted, I have no college degree, but I started part-time night classes at the local community college this past September. Give me about 5 years and hopefully I'll have an A.A.S. in Business Administration.
I'm 27, and already momentarily forget my age and have to think about it. That has been happening since I was somewhere around 22. I think I spent my entire 24th year saying I was 25.
I'm 50. The wheels started to come off the bus at 40 - one week after my 40th birthday I was told I needed bifocals and things spiraled from there - but I'm actually healthier now than I was then. I'm a chef, teach at a culinary school and have an MBA for no apparent reason.
67 1/2. Retired twice already, now running my own consulting business. Work out @ gym four days a week. Stay up 'till midnight most nights just to see what Meh is offering. Energy to burn.
26 here, and like @milujite, I have to think of how old I am when asked as well... 7 1/2 years at a gas station makes you numb mentally :/
@KMakato I used to have a roommate who worked at a self-serve station back when full service stations were the norm. The stories she'd tell of how stupid people were just boggles the mind. As for mind numbing, we do the same thing every day of the week, Sunday through Saturday, same schedule...we have this clock we got for my mom (may she RIP) and we got it for her as a joke. It's a clock that not only has the time, but the day of the week as well. Guess what? That day of the week thing comes in pretty handy.
@lisaviolet Day of the Week Clock has got to be a great thing to have around. People will ask me 'which lottery game is playing today' and while I know them all by heart, I have to look at the register to find out what day of the week it is.
Yeah, had to think about what exact number I am, stopping for a few seconds and actually do the math to make sure. When people ask my age, my instinct is to respond "25"... for the last eight years. (Math skillz: 33. That's numberwang!) I'm rather dilettante-ish by nature and extremely damned lucky to have vagarious life allow me to be so for so long. I.e., I dunno what I want to be when I grow up except really fucking lazy.
I'm 38 but unfortunately have no witty comments to go with it. I am officially unemployed for the next 4 days for the first time since I was 14 so I guess that's something.
@jsh139 Let's see, 38...you're halfway to 76! How's that?
@lisaviolet let's hope I make it that long!
@jsh139 You will.
Is anyone else as surprised as I am by the general ages mentioned being older than expected? I would have assumed the group here would tend to be a bit on the younger side. I guess there's something to be said for being at an age where many of us are more likely to have a few dollars of disposable income.
@Cinoclav I was surprised too, mostly because of the quantity of less-than-mature posts.
@Cinoclav same here.
@Cinoclav Ditto. @hallmike hit the nail on the head - the maturity of the posts does not connect with the maturity of the users. I like it that way though.
@Cinoclav @hallmike @jsh139 @Collin1000 meh. seems to attract a community that hasn't quite "grown up," but that seems to be by design. How many of our spouses walk into the room and see us on meh. so they give us the "eye roll" and walk out?
@Cinoclav - Wonder if this will affect meh's purchasing decisions?
I'm not surprised at all. Meh is fun. If you like fun, you like Meh, no matter what your age. And who better to understand the meaning of Meh than AARP (or soon to be) members? We rock Meh!
@KDemo Stuff like this?
@lisaviolet - That would sell, apparently. (but not sure about the custom packaging). Take note, @snapster.
@2many2no Sitting here reading these posts on my phone and I just got, What are you looking at?" I turned it so she could see 'meh' and she just shook her head at me. Funny though that she has no problems asking me to buy things when she sees a deal SHE wants!
@2many2no @Cinoclav @hallmike @jsh139 @Collin1000 @KDemo @lisaviolet So I'm a little surprised by our age too (for the record, since I kinda dodged earlier, I joined AARP in February). But I'm gonna disagree with the maturity. I find this to be a remarkably articulate and relatively thoughtful community. I wondered what was "wrong" with us--that we'd be that way--but I think the, um, seasoning explains it. Moreover, part of the wisdom of age is learning to laugh and casting off the inhibitions (e.g., about language) that those motherfuckers tried to ram down our throats when we were kids. Damnit, I love the place all the more, knowing that we're skewed, ahem, mature.
@2many2no @Cinoclav @hallmike @jsh139 @Collin1000 @KDemo @lisaviolet I'm new here but have stayed for two reasons (other than deals that sometimes make sense): 1) Rambunctious banter with smart wit.... but with 2) (mostly) Respectful and good-natured restraint. (Almost non-existant trolling.) If that results from young folks or old folks or middle-aged folks, who cares since it makes for a pleasant place to visit? (I've fairly freshly passed the half century mark.)
I'll be 47 next month. I guess I've reconciled with it because I've already started thinking of myself as 47. Although deep down inside I still wonder when I'm going to "really feel like a grown-up." I've been married 15 years and have an 8-year-old daughter but still consider myself an amateur at this adult game.
@Groovymarlin George Bernard Shaw said "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." I believe that.
@Groovymarlin You sound kinda like me:
You sound kinda like me; however, I've not reconciled with my age (much older) unless I have to write or say it. I doubt I'll ever feel like a grown-up. (Childless)
@trilliongrams - it looks like you're one year old, and that makes me feel old. Man, kids really mature earlier these days.
@KDemo Man. I'd originally typed "30." Emotionally, I'm usually a 1 year old.
60, but I blame woot. I was much younger when I found that. It aged me!
@smilingjack And don't forget to blame @joelmw. Everything is his fault.
@smilingjack You're welcome for being alive. And you're looking good. Take that, @lisaviolet. ;-p
@lisaviolet Yes. What the goat said.
I'm 49, but I might as well be 90. Osteoarthritis has me all crippled up. :/
@Pony Gentle hugs...
@lisaviolet Aw! Thank you. <3
@Pony Still haven't forgotten.
@pooflady Ha! I had! Took me a moment to figure out what you were talking about. :)
Newbie here. What does the 'k' stand for?
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? To answer both, 35 and 59.
@readnj 27 exactly! That's how old the guesses were when I was 42 - a long time ago.
Iam the same age as this truck, but sure as hell don't look any where as good!
@Zebra Oh my goodness......what a beauty. I have had a constant drool for the past 10 minutes.
@Zebra I'm the same age as my first car, for which I paid $300 in 1995:
@katylava Drive small the comfortable way!
I think I'm 30.
I am 51 (52 in April). Two daughters: 21 (graduated from college last month) and 19 (2.5ish years to go). Mortgage (my third) has about 24 years left on its original term. Also two cats.
As I've gotten older, I've noticed that people around me are tending to treat me with more respect (things like "Yes, sir"); they are also surprised when I act like a teenager or 20ish year old. I'm slowly getting used to this, but it still confuses me at times.
@baqui63 oh, uh, is that a thing? Treating you with respect? Damn.
Turning 40 in a few weeks. Obviously, that's not my fault. I used to blame @lisaviolet.
Now I found out it's really @joelmw 's fault.
Goatohell, @joelmw ;-)
@mehdiocre_user As I've implied elsewhere, I'm humbled but will take responsibility for your having survived thus far. And I work for the government; I'm pretty sure I'm already there. ;-p
@joelmw Meh. You working for the government gives you an unfair advantage. Your meddling-in-our-affairs ability gives you a goat-leg up in the blame game.
Can't believe I'm the youngest that has replied so far-16 years old. It's hard to compete with all of you, with your disposable incomes!
@zadmiralj It's not a competition - we're all winners... or something.
@zadmiralj You'll be staying up past midnight hunting meh deals for many years after the rest of us!
I'm so old, I'm almost ready to become
Soylant Green !
@Zebra Hey, that's people!
@lisaviolet No, that's people eating people!
How about this for a Soylemeh Green T?
@Zebra Cannibalism? (eg made of people)
For the vegetarian cannibals.
I'm 30. A happy young 30 because I don't have any children. I say that with respect to parents because my nephew had a sleep over with us last night and I'm amazed at the energy they have. He's a wonderful kid but I couldn't do this every day.
@ABitterWoman My sister-in-law has figured a nephew was enough for her. lol. She never wants kids either but is Ok with borrowing one once in a while.
At the time of this post, I am 31 years old...
and my next birthday celebration is in:
55 days 13 hrs 49 mins 40 secs.
@capguncowboy or 111011111001111011011100001101 seconds in base 2 plus 3 hours in base 10
@Kidsandliz Your reading glasses are better than mine to get those right ;P
@mehjohnson Nope I am lazy and didn't work this out by hand. Copy paste from an online calculator LOL
28 today. 29 in one week plus 1 day. 30 in 365 days plus one week plus 1 day.
I'm 38. Four kids. Hot wife. Fireplace and BBQ pit (the two things that I wanted as a child when I grew up to live a happy life). Mission accomplished. Now I'm waiting around to die.
@phatmass Living the dream!!