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cajone5

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Re: Oh Jeebus hep me.
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 07:12:05 AM »
Its been 13 years since HS for me, and I'm still in fecking grad school!  :o

Almost 15 for me since HS graduation (2003).

Still in grad school as well. Though only part time. Good luck finding the end of that road.

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »
I just turned 46. Yeah, that happened. I feel old at 10pm and when I have to climb the stairs to go to bed. My wife is 49 though, so that helps me feel young. 🤣


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Re: Oh Jeebus hep me.
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 07:41:16 AM »
Its been 13 years since HS for me, and I'm still in fecking grad school!  :o

Almost 15 for me since HS graduation (2003).

Still in grad school as well. Though only part time. Good luck finding the end of that road.

Yay! people my age-ish!

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 07:58:54 AM »
It's not so much the "its been XX years since I graduated high school/college" that gets me depressed, its the "wow, I have just as long as I've been alive left to work till I can retire" that gets me down...

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 08:13:48 AM »
It's not so much the "its been XX years since I graduated high school/college" that gets me depressed, its the "wow, I have just as long as I've been alive left to work till I can retire" that gets me down...
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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 09:13:27 AM »
graduated in 96, got an as in 98 ... chased money around doing utility line clearance for over a decade before I decided that hard labor isn't an old man's game. I was right ... not even 40 yet and a cold front can cripple me. should have a bs finished in 2018 though ... probably follow up with a masters

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 09:33:12 AM »
My wife and I joke often that it's hard to picture ourselves as anything but in our 20s still, even though we're 41 and 44 respectively. At this point I've decided it's a function of the accelerated time sense that goes with age. "Wait...it's 2017? How did my kids got to be 13 and 11 that fast?" Anyway, nice to hear that so many of you are at a similar place in terms of age and experience. It's also cool that there are both younger and older folks here as well! 

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 09:36:17 AM »
I just turned 46. Yeah, that happened. I feel old at 10pm and when I have to climb the stairs to go to bed. My wife is 49 though, so that helps me feel young.

I imagine it's not safe to tell HER that, though! ;)
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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 09:59:11 AM »
The older I get, the more the saying proves true, "It's not the years...it's the mileage".
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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 10:06:29 AM »
I just turned 46. Yeah, that happened. I feel old at 10pm and when I have to climb the stairs to go to bed. My wife is 49 though, so that helps me feel young.

I imagine it's not safe to tell HER that, though! ;)
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Re: Oh Jeebus hep me.
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 10:37:42 AM »
Don't feel that old

This is what's so weird to me. Just turned 41 (last week), but I still feel like I'm maybe 25. It's very strange getting older once you pass a certain point/age (which is a totally personal milestone).

Likewise (I'm 45, though I had to check that recently as I'd forgotten...). I've only recently started to feel older as there are things that are starting to wear out, ache or deteriorate (knees, back, sight, hearing, the usual), which is damned annoying. Mentally I never left my 20's and never plan to.

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 10:50:49 AM »
Y'all are making me feel young and grateful to have grown up when internet forums were widely available for super niche hobbies.

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 11:09:14 AM »
Graduated HS in '97, and college in 2002. My student loans should be paid off in (IIRC) 14 more years (don't major in journalism).

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 11:38:11 AM »
(don't major in journalism).

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Re: Shriveling beans (thread title change)
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 11:44:58 AM »
Also dont go for a degree in English Literature "just because". Finished secondary school - high school seems to be universal over here now too of late ??? - in 04, college 06 and Uni 09.