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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 08:51 PM
I generally LOVE my birthday, but have one coming up that i'm not sure how I feel about.
Do you love them or hate them. Did you struggle with turning any certain number?

 
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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 09:00 PM
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Did you struggle with turning any certain number?


Yeah, 50.

 

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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 11:23 PM
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Did you struggle with turning any certain number?


Yeah, 50.


Yeah, me too

 

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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 11:35 PM
Skipped past 50 and watched 60 pass me by.....I don't mind birthdays...it beats the alternative....these days, any day I wake up is a good one. It's all those dreaded candles on the cake that I don't like....and may I warn you now, 60 lit candles are a serious fire hazard.
 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 12:48 AM
40 sucked... still does.

Though I did get to spend it with a few close friends at a ABB show at The Beacon

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 04:12 AM
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Skipped past 50 and watched 60 pass me by.....I don't mind birthdays...it beats the alternative....
That's the spirit, Jie-jie! Among my neighbors, I have recently been close to four households, but the two young families both moved in July, "leaving" me with an 81-year-old widower (and WWII vet) next door and an 81-year-old widow (whose husband died just 2 years ago) right across the street. The other day Ken came over while I was cleaning up some junk in the driveway, and he leaned on my temporary dumpster while we chatted. When he stood away from the dumpster to leave, it was like his hip was about to give out, and he staggered a little (but didn't seem about to fall) before straightening out. He sternly admonished me, "Don't turn 81!"

The next day, there I was in the driveway again, and when I looked up, here comes Beulah shuffling with her cane across the street, about 0.5 mph tops. I went out to meet her before she had to scale the curb, and we eventually walked back up her driveway, where, among other things, she was talking about her bad legs and her late husband's replaced hips and her 58-year-old son, who's already had one hip replacement and may need the other one done soon. Somehow during all that, I mentioned Ken's wobbliness and his comment, "Don't turn 81!" My reaction to Beulah was, "If I'm 80, I hope I turn 81!"

Beulah laughed and sighed and said, like, "I don't know that I care to live here much longer, Peter. I'm almost 82, and I'm about ready to go home [heavenly home]. You might not enjoy being 81 so much."

A bit taken aback, I said something like, "Wow, first Ken, and now you. Maybe when I'm 80 I can just skip to 82, then."

By the way, I've occasionally hinted to both Ken and Beulah--not in so many words--they are a match for each other, in demographic ways, you know. They both say nice things about each other to me, too, but they never actually visit with each other. Oh well.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:30 AM
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Skipped past 50 and watched 60 pass me by.....I don't mind birthdays...it beats the alternative....these days, any day I wake up is a good one. It's all those dreaded candles on the cake that I don't like....and may I warn you now, 60 lit candles are a serious fire hazard.
And will show up on satellite photographs.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:32 AM
I never had a problem with my birthdays and look upon them as highway markers on the road of life. In my life, I took smooth roads, bumpy roads, roads where I ended up in the breakdown lane, times I got lost and had to ask for directions (I hate that!), and roads where I simply failed to make the turn. But my birthday tells me that no matter what roads I have been on, there's more driving to do and I have the ability to choose the next road. That said, I don't know if I am still under warranty!
 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:38 AM
Well, being 19, I figure I still have a few more birthdays to look up to (especially 21 )...

Speaking of which, my roommate back home turns 21 on halloween...

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:40 AM
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I generally LOVE my birthday, but have one coming up that i'm not sure how I feel about.
Do you love them or hate them. Did you struggle with turning any certain number?
What's the matter Rhonda? About to turn 50?

My sister will be 50 in January. I'll 47 ten days later.

My dad told me, after enduring triple bypass, cervical vertebrae fusion and bladder cancer treatments, "This getting old stuff ain't for sissies."

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:43 AM
I do not struggle with my age... 33. My problem is it is right after Christmas so there really is no joy. Just seems like it is Christmas presents that were forgotten to be given to me. Then it is seems like a long time to come around again. Some of my family celebrates it in July. Too much around Christmas time for them

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 08:44 AM
rhonda, you are ALIVE...and, i presume, healthy...

that is a wonderful thing..embrace your birthday..have fun like a kid...do what you want to...you own you...smile, and crank the jams...

so many of our friends and loved ones have moved on..we are here...lets make the most of it..

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 09:12 AM
I don't mind my Birthday, probably enjoy it. Just don't go to any length to surprise me or to do anything special... Damn I hate, " Pomp and circumstance". But I love doing nice things for friends and family on their B-Days. Just don't do it to me.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 09:14 AM
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I generally LOVE my birthday, but have one coming up that i'm not sure how I feel about.
Do you love them or hate them. Did you struggle with turning any certain number?
What's the matter Rhonda? About to turn 50?

My sister will be 50 in January. I'll 47 ten days later.

My dad told me, after enduring triple bypass, cervical vertebrae fusion and bladder cancer treatments, "This getting old stuff ain't for sissies."


50!!??? Gee Thanks, Dave. Make me feel even older! Nope gonna be 40. I'm not sure why this one is bothering me so much. I'm in a good place in life, exceptionally healthy, in fact to 'celebrate' I'm going to run a 100-miler. Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful for all I have and have nothing to complain about. I feel (and act) like I'm 30....just something about this number


 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 09:17 AM
40 ain't sh*t!!!! WHIPPER SNAPPER!

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 09:28 AM
40 ?

a mere child, eh Dave ?

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 09:36 AM
I'm approaching 40 early next year. To me, it's just another year.
50 seems kind of cool though. Half a century. Now that's some bragging rights.

I have a buddy who is petrified to hit 40. He feels old.
Whatever. I saw one girl pass 40 no problem but lose it on her 41st.

Personally, I've elected to downplay my birthday as it falls on the day after Valentine's Day. My wife would gripe my b'day would overshadow that day. Of course, it just means nookie on two consecutive days at least once a year.

As long as it is remembered by me loved ones and dear friends, I'm ok with it.
Whatever the age.


So ... Happy Birthday, belated or upcoming to all of us on this site.





 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 10:10 AM
Birthdays don't bother me - like Ann said...sure beats the alternative! 53 here (going on 21 ) and although I dearly loved my younger years and have had one he** of a time on the march to my current age I'm also loving life now. There's a certain peacefulness that comes with going through many life experiences...sort of a Zen state. I still do a lot of traveling, attend many live shows, enjoy outdoor activities like camping and hiking, am blessed by a wonderful family and many great friends. Plus, now I know I'll be able to retire in a few years and be able to devote more time to things I'm passionate about!

Rhonda - if you're celebrating 40 with a 100-miler then, girlfriend, you are in a real good place! And you know...40 is the new 20! I think of my parents when they were my age and they seemed so much older than I feel - don't know if it's because I'm a wild spirit or if it's a sign of the times but I really believe, you are as young as you feel (body willing .

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 10:41 AM
They say you're only as old as you feel. So, let me grab a handful and guess your age.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 10:50 AM
I think Birthdays are the one special day you should do something great for yourself! Whatever that may be, just do it...you deserve it! Who cares about the #...

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 10:58 AM
47 on september 23 - I LOVE IT!!

Damn near got killed 10-22-05 and not only am I stilll here i'm a freakin stud!!

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 10:58 AM
However, not the most well balanced!

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 02:25 PM
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I'm in a good place in life, exceptionally healthy, in fact to 'celebrate' I'm going to run a 100-miler
Rhonda, you are going to run, with your own feet and legs, 100 miles without stopping?! Four marathons' worth?!

It makes one wonder whether wisdom does in fact come with age, because I bet there are a number of older posters who would say they celebrate their birthdays in more sensible ways.

I hope your hands are getting shaky with age and you just hit that "0" key twice.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 02:32 PM
Turning 50 a couple almost three years ago was about the coolest thing that ever happened to me. Half a century on the planet, and another half to go. I finally feel like an adult, sort of, but I still feel like a kid, too. I can get away with "old fart" antics, and that's good, too.

Age is just a number. You can buy into the fear of getting old, or you can just live your life, one day at a time, and watch the miles add up.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 02:53 PM
I love birthdays...anybodys birthday, I like mine even more

Enjoy it and never fear a number. My mom (she turned 70 this year) says alot of folks have angst and freak at what is suppose to be "milestones" in terms of age increments. Her advise when I turned 40, after she smacked me upside the head..."you best deal with it honey cause there is no way you can get younger !!" Then she said I love you.

Happy up-coming Birthday Rhonda !!! You'll enjoy life even more, I'm sure of it !!

Later, Karen

 

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