anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    i will be 40 this year and for once i do not feel that young anymore both physically and psychologically

    thirty was a real bummer because i was trying to compare myself to everybody else...these days i don't do that but now i think about slowing down certain aspects of my life and looking toward more attainable pursuits

    hairline is just a little higher and there is some gray, but the difference in how i feel is internal

    anybody been there...official middle age?

    tell us about your milestone/crisis/revealation;)
     
  2. Taft macrumors 65816

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    Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    I just turned 25. Does that count?? I get a new license and pay less for car insurance and renting a car. That's got to count for SOMETHING.

    That is about all I've got in common with you old farts. :eek:

    A bunch of people at work were trying to turn my 25th into a "its all downhill from here" kinda day. I think they were all just trying to drag me down with them. :D

    Taft
     
  3. job macrumors 68040

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    ah..

    i'm turning 17 this summer.

    june 27th to be exact.

    not to rub it in... ;) :p
     
  4. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    Re: Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    25 is so young and the only person who really thinks you are old is a high school student
     
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    Re: Re: Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    errr....

    i would consider mid- to late-20s the prime of life, even going into the mid-30s.

    i would consider 80 years old though...

    anyone here that old? :D
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I turn 16 in April..... I hope it's not downhill from there. ;)
     
  7. Taft macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    Its actually scary how much I feel just like I did when I was in high school or college. Even after getting a job and establishing myself away from my parents, I'm still waiting for that moment when I feel like a "real" adult.

    So maybe that's what being in the prime of your life is all about: you have all the priviledges of being an adult, and yet are still free from the total responsibility and weight of feeling like one.

    I'm enjoying myself. ;)

    Taft
     
  8. Taft macrumors 65816

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    Not if my life is any indicator. Wheeeeee! :D

    Taft
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    heh...yeah...it's like..."what the f**k?!" :rolleyes:

    honestly though...I know I can pass for younger more often than not...

    very often I speak to a client on the phone numerous times before meeting him/her in person...they are usually not expecting what they see...he he... ;)
     
  10. Wes macrumors 68020

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    16 and turning 17 in November, atleast then I can drive.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    I'll be 36 in March. I still feel young, but physically, my body has began to deteriorate slightly. This makes it harder to get up in the morning, and especially to start moving around. As for the hair thing, that's been going on for years. Fortunately since most of the loss is in the back, I can deny, deny, deny :D
     
  12. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Just turned 39, 40 next..

    I'm fitter now than any time in the last 15 years, passed my black belt in Aikido last summer, then added an MMus masters degree in September.

    Competing in the Tomiki Aikido World Champs in Leeds, England this summer, training hard.

    If I lose my fluidity of thought or expression I might start to feel old, as of now, not at all, and I spend most of my time with 18-25 year-olds at the Uni where I lecture.

    Age is a state of mind.:D
     
  13. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I just turned 27. What makes me feel old are my two kids. I will meet up with old highschool friends and think they are so young and immature. Mabey it is the responsibility... Mabey it is the fact that my oldest is going to kindergarten at the school I went to next year....

    I feel like I am in my mid to late thirties. And alot of my business relations guess that as my age too. I guess Age is just how old you feel.
     
  14. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    that is great...i can picture you as one who never retires and runs a marathon for their 55th birthday instead of going to denny's restaurant for the 55 and over menu

    good for you, dude!
     
  15. job macrumors 68040

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    i got my licence this month.

    texas implemented a graduated licence program, so even though i could have been driving last summer, i had to wait at least 6 months before i could actually get my licence.

    got a car yet?
     
  16. Chad macrumors member

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    turning 40 this year ;)

    suck the big one for sure
    I am still young at heart and attitude

    but now when I am going nutz and wipe out etc.. it hurtz more takes longer to heal ;)

    feeling it a bit when I get up in the morning and cant pull allnighters anymore

    getting less tolerante of idiots though ;) so maybe my mind is going
    hehehehehhe
     
  17. scem0 macrumors 604

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    that's my problem. I haven't taken drivers ed but im turning 16
    in april, so it will take me a while to get my permit, and then my
    driving hours, and then the stupid 6 months till licence thing... :eek: ;)
     
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    that's my problem. I haven't taken drivers ed but im turning 16
    in april, so it will take me a while to get my permit, and then my
    driving hours, and then the stupid 6 months till licence thing... :eek: ;)
     
  19. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

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    In Australia, as soon as you turn 16 you can go sit a written test to obtain a Learner's permit, which means you can drive, but only with a fully licensed person along side of you. Then, 6 months later (when you're 16 1/2), you take a practical test (alternate option is the logbook, where you execute each maneuver and get them ticked off accordingly) to get your Provisional license. Basically, you have your P's until you hit 19... and THEN you get your full licence.

    How does it work in the States?
     
  20. littlejim Guest

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    Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    I turned 40 two years ago and tried to used it to my advantage - I gave up smoking, started going to the gym, got my bad back fixed with exercise and started to look forward to the future.

    I would honestly hate to be a youngster now!

    Enjoy the rest of your life!

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  21. job macrumors 68040

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    That sounds very similar to what Texas has implemented.

    The Learner's permit is simply known as a "Permit" in the States. ;)

    You can get it when you are 15.

    Similar to what you described, drivers with permits are only allowed to drive with someone 21 or over with a regular license.

    After 6 months with the permit, you are allowed to upgrade to a "provisional" license. (I'm seeing a trend here. ;) :)) You can drive on your own, but can only have one person under the age of 18 in your car at any given time excluding yourself. There is also a curfew concerning the times you are allowed to drive. (Not between 11PM and 5AM unless it is an emergency.)

    Six months after that it's just a normal license with no restrictions.

    That's how it runs in Texas at least.
     
  22. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    when i was a kid...in the 60s-70s, there was this one 15 year old who got his full california driver's license on his birthday and his permit six months before

    ...he had some sort of farm exemption and we thought he was so cool driving to 8th grade...since under normal conditions, the earliest we saw a kid drive was in freshman year

    it was good that he got all that attention and adoration, because he died from cancer before he even reached grade 9 at high school
     
  23. dMac2k3 macrumors newbie

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    Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    I turn 30 this year. And honestly, I don't feel 30. But then again, what does 30 feel like? I manage a store in a mall, so I still associate with people in their teens and early 20's and sometimes wish I was that age again.

    but then again, i don't look a day over 21, so i'll b alright. ;)

    ROCK ON!!!!!!
     
  24. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I will be 33 this year, and the ole lady with be 36:)

    Ya gotta love those older women.
     
  25. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    Re: Re: anybody here turning 30? 40? 50? 60? older?

    no offense... but at first i thought you were like a 15 year old with all your "ur" and "i'll b"... haha

    my brother turned 30 last year. was a good time.. he's about 4'1"
     

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