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Old 01-22-2007, 09:33 AM   #21
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haven't w*rked in over a year & a half. soon to be 50, i'm over 100 in gay years. looking through the online personals is like picking through the remains, not to see who's available but just to see who's left.

Lazy: You can deduct a lot of those years, for having a good sense of humor! (The best anti-aging medicine that I'm aware of). 8)

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:50 AM   #22
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Congratulations Goonie, I'll bet those 74 73 days fly by real fast!
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Gay years ? Is that the same as older single female years ?
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andre1969 very funny. i remember when i looked distinguished. that was right before i started looking old. i really did like the greyed temple look. i remember a guy in college who greyed in his 20s and i thought he looked really hot. but now that i'm 10 times more grey than my brother his kids think i'm the older sibling. stupid kids. and to think there was a time i couldn't stand being the younger.

when i get a haircut now, it's not so i'll have shorter hair but just so i don't glow so much. with the convertible top down in the florida sun i might be creating too much of a glare for traffic. but you might take warning though from a sienfeld episode. i'm not really into that program but i caught one scene which i thought funny. the female main character was dating this guy who kept his head buzzed for years. then he decided to let it grow only to find out he'd gone bald in the meantime. though he'd been wearing it bald for years, he was totally upset that he was bald. you might want to consider that the next time you buzz your grey.

jarhead, so you're saying those "laugh lines" alongside my eyes really do make me look younger? i'm just gonna take your word and leave it at that.

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Gay years ? Is that the same as older single female years ?
oh, no dear. you're much older than i. lololololol
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The bad news is that I turned 60 on Saturday .The good news is my mother who is 90(and mentally sound in all other aspects ) can't remember my age .I'll always be 35 to her.
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i'm impressed your mother let you grow to 35. mine pretty much kept me at 16. i think it's wonderful you still have yours though. enjoy her everyday.
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My view is that getting older beats the alternative... 8)
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i'm the only person i know who doesn't use hair dye. in the bars i used to turn heads but now i'm just turning invisible. all the guys 10 & 20 years older than me don't even have grey hair yet (imagine that) and i get snubbed by 30 year olds who have already lost their hair (of course they shave what's left to look cool).
You need to move to a more conservative environment. There are a lot of gays on Capitol Hill in DC. My gym is about 50% gay. The older guys look just like straight older guys. Of course they may all be in committed relationships.
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i don't understand why this subject comes up so often. i don't understand why hitler turns a subject off but ageism, even in its innocence, reigns forever in every forum.
Next thing you know there will be a "post your picture" thread.
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I really feel old at 60 now. I'm going to have to go Luby's Cafeteria tonight for an early dinner so I can feel young again.
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I really feel old at 60 now. I'm going to have to go Luby's Cafeteria tonight for an early dinner so I can feel young again.
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I really feel old at 60 now. I'm going to have to go Luby's Cafeteria tonight for an early dinner so I can feel young again.
Or go food shopping at 10am any weekday morning.
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Being taught to save money at an early age and following through. That and a high tech job in your 20's while applying the principles you were taught as a kid. Oh, and ERing in Eastern Europe where life is way, way cheaper. No secret, I don't have a ton of money, but enough for the way I want to live.
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Being taught to save money at an early age and following through. That and a high tech job in your 20's while applying the principles you were taught as a kid. Oh, and ERing in Eastern Europe where life is way, way cheaper. No secret, I don't have a ton of money, but enough for the way I want to live.
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Or go food shopping at 10am any weekday morning.
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Congratulations Goonie, I'll bet those 74 73 days fly by real fast!
The end of the trail is near! My supervisor came back to w*rk today, after being off on med leave for a while. He's had me training my replacement for the past 3 weeks....today he moved me out of 'my' lab, and told me to move out to the workshop. The trainee is now the lab tech! YEA!!!

My move to the workshop isn't a demotion nor a promotion.....it's simply "out of sight...out of mind". He NEVER goes out to the workshop!!! YEA!!! All I have to do is get a comfy chair out there.

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Okay - I've got to ask. Depending on how you figure it, the last Tsar was either Nicholas II (born 1868) or his brother Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (born 1878). Are you 128 or 138 years old?

Both gentlemen received early retirements, but unfortunately did not live long enough to enjoy much of their pensions.


I was referring to Tsar Vladimir [ Putin ] 8)

He received an exact copy of Russia's famous autocratic crown
on his 50th birthday... I didn't get anythng near that expensive
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He received an exact copy of Russia's famous autocratic crown
on his 50th birthday... I didn't get anythng near that expensive
or symbolic

don't have a crown, but I do have one of the cups that was thrown out at Nicholas's coronation in 1896. Has the date and the czar's coat of arms on it, and his initials in Cyrillic. My family emigrated to Canada from Russia in the 20s. The cup floated up onto my grandparents porch during the Fraser River flood of 1948. Because they had lived in Russia, they recognized what it was.

They mention these cups in the book "Nicholas and Alexandra." Beer was served in them and people were hurt stampeding for them when they were thrown out to the crowd.

DW took it once to an appraiser who basically said "it isn't worth much--only about $1000. But don't sell it (not that I ever would). Donate it to a museum ifyou get tired of it. If it were a Barbie Doll, it would be worth some money, but there's no market for this kind of stuff."

I thought that was pretty funny. It sits on my piano and I contemplate it from time to time....
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DW took it once to an appraiser who basically said "it isn't worth much--only about $1000. But don't sell it (not that I ever would). Donate it to a museum ifyou get tired of it. If it were a Barbie Doll, it would be worth some money, but there's no market for this kind of stuff."

It sits on my piano and I contemplate it from time to time....


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