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40's Club

Postby Omphalos » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:28 pm

I just turned the big 4-0. This is not fun. Everyone keeps saying that your forties are the new thirties. I don't ever remember anyone saying that the idea of turning 30 sucked this much. I woke up this morning and my hips hurt, my back ached, and my knee was twinging. My doctor's service left a message reminding me to get some blood work done yesterday, and that reminded me that he keeps threatening to make love to me with a camera. And holy shit my kids have twelve years before they even begin college. Will this ever end?
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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:33 pm

I'm 37 and my daughter will be three in November. I'm right there with you!

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Postby Rakis » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:17 pm

Just turned 40 in july...i tell my girlfriend that i now have every right to sound senile...she agrees.

I guess having young kids keeps you young...i have a three year old and another one (my boy!) coming at the beginning of november : I have no time to feel old... :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:36 pm

My friends at work all welcomed me into the "protected class" of workers who cannot be fired for ageism. Lucky me.
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:09 pm

I hit 40 next year...

How about the Firehouse next time Omph?
(It is Pinky & the Brains favorite place when in town :wink: )
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:18 pm

Mr. Teg wrote:I hit 40 next year...

How about the Firehouse next time Omph?
(It is Pinky & the Brains favorite place when in town :wink: )


Sounds good to me! I can sit in KJA's chair and fart. When is the next time you swing by the SacredTomato?
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:39 am

A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

:shock:

Wait a minute. I calculated you at 42 the other day, Omph, when we were talking about that Prince song. Guess one of us was off. :P

I was talking to a friend of mine the other night and moaning about getting old and she told me, in all seriousness, that 50 is the new 40. I kinda like that. :lol: (She crossed the border herself a few years back.)

40 was nothing, really. (AFAIR!) I remember 30 as being far more traumatic. As I sneak up on 50, I've noticed myself engaging in thought patterns that might be a kind of coping mechanism: even though I still have over two and a half years left before I get there, I'm already starting to THINK of myself as 50. By the time it becomes a reality, I'll be used to it. ;)

I don't mind growing old...at least not so much so far. Being able to do less than before is somewhat annoying, but it's also freeing in some ways. It also feels in a strange way like coming home.... ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:16 am

SandChigger wrote:A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

:shock:

Wait a minute. I calculated you at 42 the other day, Omph, when we were talking about that Prince song. Guess one of us was off. :P


It was surely me. Didn't I say how old I was when I heard it? Something like that. I was in high school, IIRC. I started that in '82 when I was..mmmmmmmm. 14? Yep. A month before I turned 15. I don't remember that album coming out when I was in Jr. High.

EDIT: Oops! :oops: Nope. I was 13 when I entered H.S. I must have been 14 right after that school year started, and that's when I heard it. Sorry!

Man, I have really not been paying attention to much lately! I gotta get back into my groove.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:45 am

42 is a great number :)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:22 am

We must all be around the same age. I'll hit 38 in January. And I feel OLD. :(
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:16 am

I'm definitely not in this club, but happy(? :? ) birthday Omph!
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Postby Mandy » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:57 pm

My 40th was in August. It was nothing compared to my 33rd birthday, I don't know why 33 bothered me, but probably because I was high when I was 30.

Guys are lucky, try adding pre-menopause (it can last 5 or 6 fucking years!) to the list of aches and pains, lol.

Happy birthday Omph! :P
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:27 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:I hit 40 next year...

How about the Firehouse next time Omph?
(It is Pinky & the Brains favorite place when in town :wink: )


Sounds good to me! I can sit in KJA's chair and fart. When is the next time you swing by the SacredTomato?


We should dress up like 'em (pick up our custumes down the street at the gag shop :wink: ) and act like total assholes so they're not welcome there anymore :D
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Postby Robspierre » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:24 pm

I turned 32 this year and its been interesting.......

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Postby SandChigger » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:00 am

:shock:

I figured you for mid-twenties at most. :D

Well, anyway, a belated round of HBDs to you, Omph & Rakis & Mandy & Robbo!

Welcome (to three of you) to the 40s Pool. Wallow right on in, the water's fine! :D
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Postby inhuien » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 am

I don't think this is funny and I'm not playing.

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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:50 am

A high school cheerleader came to my door yesterday afternoon selling tickets to a cheeleader car wash... and I didn't have any cash!

I thought I was going to have a stroke. She was SO hot!

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Postby SandChigger » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:07 am

I don't know about the rest of this lot, Freak, but I promise to visit you in prison some day. :P

Inhuien...Nice. :D
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:10 am

I may be a pervert but I'm not stupid. :wink:
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Postby chanilover » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:22 pm

God, you're all so old.

Speaking of old, can you believe FANTOMAS is 49! He acts like Sloe Man used to do when he was 12.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:56 pm

chanilover wrote:God, you're all so old.

Speaking of old, can you believe FANTOMAS is 49! He acts like Sloe Man used to do when he was 12.


Fantomas is 49????? Seriously, I though he was 16 or 17.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:59 pm

inhuien wrote:I don't think this is funny and I'm not playing.


I think you meant to say:

inhuien wrote:Dee- Image
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:17 pm

Nah, I figured ole FantaPops was up there.

Drives a truck for a living, too, no?

(Not that there's anything wrong with that. My uncle made a pretty good living at it, still does as a matter of fact, owns his own trucking company and is still going strong at 70. THAT, CL, is old. ;) )
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:24 pm

SandChigger wrote:Nah, I figured ole FantaPops was up there.

Drives a truck for a living, too, no?

(Not that there's anything wrong with that. My uncle made a pretty good living at it, still does as a matter of fact, owns his own trucking company and is still going strong at 70. THAT, CL, is old. ;) )


I did not know that he did that. But even if I had, it would not have changed my mind much. Ive handled hundreds of long and short haul trucking cases with youts at the wheel, 18 and up.
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Postby inhuien » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:04 am

Omphalos wrote:
inhuien wrote:I don't think this is funny and I'm not playing.


I think you meant to say:

inhuien wrote:Dee- Image


I think I was going for an overtone of the oblique… that or I forgot. :)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:33 am

inhuien wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
inhuien wrote:I don't think this is funny and I'm not playing.


I think you meant to say:

inhuien wrote:Dee- Image


I think I was going for an overtone of the oblique… that or I forgot. :)


Must be the advanced years. Hardening of the arteries in the brain and all.
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Postby Mandy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:03 am

SandChigger wrote:Nah, I figured ole FantaPops was up there.

Drives a truck for a living, too, no?

(Not that there's anything wrong with that. My uncle made a pretty good living at it, still does as a matter of fact, owns his own trucking company and is still going strong at 70. THAT, CL, is old. ;) )


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Postby Star Dust » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:08 am

GamePlayer wrote:42 is a great number :)


Fuck yeah!

42 is the new 21. ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:13 am

Star Dust wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:42 is a great number :)


Fuck yeah!

42 is the new 21. ;)


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Postby SandChigger » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:28 pm

(For the record, I thought inhuien's pic worked fine as was. I thought, "Oh, look, duh Nile!" :D )
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:53 pm

SandChigger wrote:(For the record, I thought inhuien's pic worked fine as was. I thought, "Oh, look, duh Nile!" :D )


Record suitably made, sir! Consider it inviolable! :D
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Postby Eyes High » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:37 pm

I'm not that far behind you Omph, I'll be 40 in June. Half the time I still feel 17 the other half....well let's just say that I miss my younger days.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:16 pm

Eyes High wrote:I'm not that far behind you Omph, I'll be 40 in June. Half the time I still feel 17 the other half....well let's just say that I miss my younger days.


You must have had kids young. I think you have a boy who is a volunteer fireman? I'm still wiping my boy's nose.
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Postby Eyes High » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:36 am

Omphalos wrote:
Eyes High wrote:I'm not that far behind you Omph, I'll be 40 in June. Half the time I still feel 17 the other half....well let's just say that I miss my younger days.


You must have had kids young. I think you have a boy who is a volunteer fireman? I'm still wiping my boy's nose.


Good memory. Yeah too young. I have three boys. 21, 16, and 11. It's the 21 year old that just made Lieutenant at the local Volunteer Department.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:02 am

Hey, Eyes High! I somehow completely overlooked where you wrote your birthmonth is June above. It's mine, too. :D

Which are you, Gemini or Cancer? (I'm the former. ;) )
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Postby Eyes High » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:45 pm

SandChigger wrote:Hey, Eyes High! I somehow completely overlooked where you wrote your birthmonth is June above. It's mine, too. :D

Which are you, Gemini or Cancer? (I'm the former. ;) )


I'm a Cancer, along with my two oldest sons; however, my youngest son is a Gemini.
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Postby Ampoliros » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:13 pm

Taurus, and a youngin' here at 30.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:18 pm

Ooh, a babby! A bit fuzzy but ... coochy-coo! ;)
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