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El Chuxter
01-05-2007, 12:51 AM
I just found out that a girl from my graduating class is the guidance counselor at the high school I attended.

Yeah, that'll do it. I think I'll use my walker to go to the bathroom so I can take my false teeth out now.

Rocketboy
01-05-2007, 01:03 AM
A guy I graduated with was recently elected as a State Representative after serving a few years on the City Council.

But what really makes me feel old is hearing songs I grew up listening to as a teenager on classic rock stations.

Kidhuman
01-05-2007, 06:12 AM
I got a few grey hairs popping up in my goatee, that will make ya feel old.

bobafrett
01-05-2007, 06:33 AM
Knowing I was around for the original release of Star Wars before it was ANH, that makes me feel old.

Kidhuman
01-05-2007, 07:08 AM
Wanna feel young, go check out Fretts pics in the pic thread. I am a damn teenager again

scruffziller
01-05-2007, 07:31 AM
For some reason, I don't think of myself as old or older. I still think of myself as I did when I was 15. When I see my graduating classmates and they have wrinkles and grey hairs, I chuckle at them.:D Even though I have them too.

mabudonicus
01-05-2007, 08:52 AM
Heck, two of our good friends are high-school teachers, and partying with them is WEIRD, it only seems like yesterday I was getting kicked out of highschool :beard:Isobaws&

Old Fossil
01-05-2007, 09:27 AM
My graduating class will celebrate its 20-year reunion in 2009. God help me... and I'll be 39 then. Holy frick.

I've been under a lot of pressure to sign up for a retirement plan where I work. (Most of my investments are in real estate at the moment.) Anyway, the Merril Lynch speaker at a seminar I attended said folks are retiring earlier, and living longer.

That doesn't make much sense to me. If I live to be 90 (not inconceivable, considering modern health care and my own personal good health), I plan on working until I'm seventy. I can't imagine being retired for 30 years or more.

And THAT (talk about retirement, pensions, etc.) really makes me feel OLD.

Kidhuman
01-05-2007, 02:43 PM
You could always pretend you're BobbyFett and feel really old.

Jargo
01-05-2007, 03:03 PM
Y'know. I'm 39. I don't feel old at all. I've got nothing like a house mortgage or insurance plan or pension/retirement plan, no family or kids, no car, no debts. I'm basically a free agent.
the only thing that keeps me 'here' right now is my dog. who needs special care and my partner who is terminally ill. but both of them only got another three or four years in them now so after that who knows where I'll be or doing what. no point being sentimental when you know the end of the story already eh?
and 25-30 years from now? I can't be bothered about thinking about that. I'll worry about it when I get there. maybe be a hippy and paint for my supper, or learn to play an instrument and join a band, become a chef, a senior escort, an adult entertainment baron. who knows, it doesn't matter right now. :)

2-1B
01-06-2007, 01:57 AM
I'll be 29 in May and then I'm not celebrating any more birthdays.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-06-2007, 06:49 PM
My graduating class will celebrate its 20-year reunion in 2009. God help me... and I'll be 39 then. Holy frick.2008 will be 20 years for me, but who knows if we will have a reunion or not. When we did our 10 year reunion, we were supposed to have a dinner thing at night, and a picnic thing the next afternoon. They sent my check back for the dinner citing lack of response. We did have close to 30 come to the picnic out of about 95 that graduated.


I've been under a lot of pressure to sign up for a retirement plan where I work. (Most of my investments are in real estate at the moment.) Anyway, the Merril Lynch speaker at a seminar I attended said folks are retiring earlier, and living longer.

That doesn't make much sense to me. If I live to be 90 (not inconceivable, considering modern health care and my own personal good health), I plan on working until I'm seventy. I can't imagine being retired for 30 years or more.

And THAT (talk about retirement, pensions, etc.) really makes me feel OLD.I've been putting money into a Roth IRA since 1998, though I skipped 2005. I've been in a 401K at work since 2000, but they don't match.

Back to the feeling old thing. Shawn Kemp and Ken Griffey, Jr. were both born 7 months before me. Kemp is no longer in the NBA and Griffey is near the end of his career. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a football player. If I had become an NFL star, I'd be thinking about retiring pretty soon, assuming I didn't already have a career-ending injury.

JimJamBonds
01-08-2007, 11:23 AM
I started bouncing at a bar that has a large number of college kids going there when I was 21 they were in 7th grade. Also they listen to carpy music and its also loud carpy music.