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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 12:30 PM
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49. working and training race horses
And my first job was at 14, eleven years previous to that.
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  -What were you doing at age 25? Brickbat  Jan-28-10 11:56 AM   #0 
  - My eldest child was born one week after my 25th birthday  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-28-10 11:58 AM   #1 
  - At 25 I was married w/ 2 young children  VAliberal   Jan-28-10 01:13 PM   #72 
  - Two kids, working fulltime and going to school fulltime.  EFerrari   Jan-28-10 02:38 PM   #117 
  - working teaching first graders and preparing to go to Europe for  roguevalley   Jan-28-10 03:44 PM   #130 
  - You are correct.  CBR   Jan-28-10 11:58 AM   #2 
  - That was the year I purchased my first home. I had a toddler and a full time job.  Maru Kitteh   Jan-28-10 11:59 AM   #3 
  - working f/t and getting my work ready for grad school  corpseratemedia   Jan-28-10 11:59 AM   #4 
  - Totally agree -- i was halfway through my PhD  SallyMander   Jan-28-10 12:00 PM   #5 
  - In a career where my mistakes could cost lives  Fresh_Start   Jan-28-10 12:01 PM   #9 
  - I was working on a doctorate, too  struggle4progress   Jan-28-10 01:01 PM   #63 
  - I wasn't breaking into a US Senator's office to bug her phones  Missy Vixen   Jan-28-10 12:00 PM   #6 
  - Lee Harvey Oswald was only 24...  Dennis Donovan   Jan-28-10 12:01 PM   #7 
  - I have to say I was shocked when I heard LHO's age in another thread.  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #14 
  - Working a minimum wage job and in the last year of school.  HughBeaumont   Jan-28-10 12:01 PM   #8 
  - I was enjoying my first year of married life  supernova   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #10 
  - I was an assistant teacher at a Montessori preschool in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #11 
  - Same as now but I was doing it at least 3 - 4 times a week. nt  Gidney N Cloyd   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #12 
  - Second year of working in the education profession  Ishoutandscream2   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #13 
  - Lawyer  AngryAmish   Jan-28-10 12:02 PM   #15 
  - working. paying bills. being single. playing. nt  seabeyond   Jan-28-10 12:03 PM   #16 
  - Working my ass off at two different jobs.  Dappleganger   Jan-28-10 12:03 PM   #17 
  - That was the year I closed my business  Robb   Jan-28-10 12:03 PM   # 
  - Living in miserable Appalachian poverty  Lyric   Jan-28-10 12:03 PM   #18 
  - Ok, now I demand you tell your story!  Dappleganger   Jan-28-10 12:07 PM   # 
  - Working full time at GM.  Ganja Ninja   Jan-28-10 12:03 PM   #19 
  - Now that's funny. I worked full time at GM BEFORE spending my time in the Navy.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-28-10 01:24 PM   #81 
  - Working in my career and putting my daughter into kindergarten.  Roland99   Jan-28-10 12:04 PM   #20 
  - Man, you people are all so SERIOUS! There were pranks to be had, senators to be gotcha'd, and  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 12:04 PM   #21 
  - Some of us worked our pranks in our high school years and then grew up  struggle4progress   Jan-28-10 01:03 PM   #64 
     - My point exactly.  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 01:04 PM   #67 
  - I was married, working and about to adopt two children. NT  juajen   Jan-28-10 12:04 PM   #22 
  - remember Henry Hyde's "youthful indiscretion"--his extramarital affair at 40?  zazen   Jan-28-10 12:05 PM   #23 
  - VERY true.  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 12:07 PM   #26 
  - Very good post  geardaddy   Jan-28-10 12:06 PM   #24 
  - Feeling like the driver of my own car. Where is this too young to know any better crap  jotsy   Jan-28-10 12:07 PM   #25 
  - At 25?  tsstranger   Jan-28-10 12:08 PM   #27 
  - Drinking heavily, playing guitar in a punk band, and trying to bang everything in sight.  Throd   Jan-28-10 12:10 PM   #28 
  - Glad I'm not the only one! :)  KatyMan   Jan-28-10 12:15 PM   #33 
  - Frantically finishing college so I could support my first child.  tinrobot   Jan-28-10 12:10 PM   #29 
  - working full-time, and running a women's center, and lobbying in state capitols for women's issues,  niyad   Jan-28-10 12:13 PM   #30 
  - Clearly, you should have been trying to BREAK INTO the legislators' offices, instead of trying to  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 12:14 PM   #32 
     - and thank you for your kind words. I KNOW--silly me, thought that actually talking to our public  niyad   Jan-28-10 12:22 PM   #42 
  - In grad school, and I'd long since stopped being a child.  gkhouston   Jan-28-10 12:14 PM   #31 
  - I was married and had two children when I was 25.  Arkansas Granny   Jan-28-10 12:15 PM   #34 
  - I was in graduate school, living on $300 a month with two roommates  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-28-10 12:16 PM   #35 
  - Working at a daily newspaper  LiberalEsto   Jan-28-10 12:16 PM   #36 
  - Starting my own business as I could not find work under Bush sr.  Froward69   Jan-28-10 12:18 PM   #37 
  - I was married, bought a house, got a new job. The year was 2001.  Jennicut   Jan-28-10 12:18 PM   #38 
  - 1969. Working at the post office, going to college, protesting the war in Vietnam.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-28-10 12:19 PM   #39 
  - Three years ago?  Bicoastal   Jan-28-10 12:19 PM   #40 
  - Guarding the Fulda Gap  pscot   Jan-28-10 12:21 PM   #41 
  - At 25  Bluenorthwest   Jan-28-10 12:23 PM   #43 
  - Working for the city, going to school, starting a business, and campaigning...  guruoo   Jan-28-10 12:24 PM   #44 
  - Raising a 3 yr old and 1 yr old and living in the second house  Faux pas   Jan-28-10 12:24 PM   #45 
  - Working 2 jobs,trying to put myself through school,escape from a bad marriage  HipChick   Jan-28-10 12:26 PM   #46 
  - Just finished my 2-year US Army hitch  Elwood P Dowd   Jan-28-10 12:27 PM   #47 
  - Working my ass off for a corporation that actually treated their employees well.  tridim   Jan-28-10 12:28 PM   #48 
  - working and training race horses  Donnachaidh   Jan-28-10 12:30 PM   #49 
  - I was in grad school.  GoCubsGo   Jan-28-10 12:30 PM   #50 
  - working in a steel forge shop...  madrchsod   Jan-28-10 12:38 PM   # 
  - Working a full-time dead end job.  bikebloke   Jan-28-10 12:38 PM   #51 
  - I was self-supporting, and never moved back home or supplemented  closeupready   Jan-28-10 12:43 PM   #52 
  - When I was 25, I was fulfilling my lifelong dream of lying to get into a Congress person's  AndyA   Jan-28-10 12:48 PM   #53 
  - Working to support my Grateful Dead habit  Rambis   Jan-28-10 12:50 PM   #54 
  - I was the mother of 3  Tailormyst   Jan-28-10 12:52 PM   #55 
  - Getting my MA and working 40 hours a week...  a la izquierda   Jan-28-10 12:54 PM   #56 
  - I was living in Orlando  Neecy   Jan-28-10 12:55 PM   #57 
  - At colleges these days, 25 is the cutoff age for "traditional aged students"  AspenRose   Jan-28-10 12:56 PM   #58 
  - Working full time so I could go to law school at night. n/t  Misskittycat   Jan-28-10 12:57 PM   #59 
  - Developing security software. Yes, for MS-DOS.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-28-10 12:59 PM   #60 
  - In graduate school n/t  eridani   Jan-28-10 12:59 PM   #61 
  - I hadn't quite graduated from college yet.  hunter   Jan-28-10 12:59 PM   #62 
  - I was living in a tipi in the Panamint Mountains  Blue_In_AK   Jan-28-10 01:03 PM   #65 
  - You are similar to many of us, taking care of yourself, living on your own, making the world  uppityperson   Jan-28-10 06:51 PM   #156 
  - Spot on. eom  Hello_Kitty   Jan-28-10 01:03 PM   #66 
  - Busting my arse in law school.  Lex   Jan-28-10 01:04 PM   #68 
  - Married, pregnant and in grad school  MoonRiver   Jan-28-10 01:04 PM   #69 
  - Earning and paying my own  Golden Raisin   Jan-28-10 01:09 PM   #70 
  - I was out of college, earning a living: all without breaking the law.  MUAD_DIB   Jan-28-10 01:11 PM   #71 
  - Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll  hobbit709   Jan-28-10 01:13 PM   #73 
  - Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll  tsstranger   Jan-28-10 04:27 PM   #135 
  - This is embarrassing what with almost everyone else having been fully functioning adults  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 01:16 PM   #74 
  - You and I seem to be in a distinct minority here.  Blue_In_AK   Jan-28-10 01:21 PM   #78 
  - yeah it was definitely fun, although it certainly all caught up with me eventually.  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 01:35 PM   #86 
  - Yeah, I didn't necessarily want people to feel embarrassed by what they were doing at 25.  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 01:24 PM   #80 
     - That's OK, if I was really embarrassed I wouldn't have posted. It WAS a hell of a lot of fun  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 01:33 PM   #85 
        - Those were the days, my friend; we thought they'd never end!  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 01:41 PM   #89 
           - Ah, the stories I could tell if I remembered 'em  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 02:01 PM   #103 
  - Was busy being preggers with my first child.  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-28-10 01:18 PM   #75 
  - 25?  Rebubula   Jan-28-10 01:20 PM   #76 
  - Working 4-5 jobs, one of which was my own small landscaping business.  KittyWampus   Jan-28-10 01:20 PM   #77 
  - I was partying it up  ellie   Jan-28-10 01:23 PM   #79 
  - Yup, same here. Had some good fucking times that year.  Initech   Jan-28-10 02:37 PM   #116 
  - I wasn't partying it up exactly but I was going to school,  Raine   Jan-28-10 06:00 PM   #149 
  - wife, mother, went back to college....  Fleshdancer   Jan-28-10 01:24 PM   #82 
  - You can have "youthful indiscretions"  Confusious   Jan-28-10 01:29 PM   #83 
  - I was a full time on air tech at cable vision. nt  Javaman   Jan-28-10 01:31 PM   #84 
  - I was living in Manitou Springs  laylah   Jan-28-10 01:38 PM   #87 
  - Trying to pay off student loans  MountainLaurel   Jan-28-10 01:40 PM   #88 
  - I was travelling all throughout the country.  Joe Fields   Jan-28-10 01:44 PM   #90 
  - Top Secret clearance working in U.S. intelligence.  moondust   Jan-28-10 01:46 PM   #91 
  - So you were also breaking into phone closets?  Lochloosa   Jan-28-10 01:55 PM   #98 
     - LOL.  moondust   Jan-28-10 02:18 PM   #109 
  - Married, with one child and one on the way.  Ikonoklast   Jan-28-10 01:49 PM   #92 
  - Bemoaning and cursing my first year of marriage.  asjr   Jan-28-10 01:50 PM   #93 
  - Drumming in bar/club underground metal band  Echo In Light   Jan-28-10 01:50 PM   #94 
  - Working on the Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center.  ddeclue   Jan-28-10 01:51 PM   #95 
  - That's what one of my sons was doing at 25. Still is.  Liberal In Texas   Jan-29-10 08:20 AM   #177 
  - I was divorced and the mother of a 5 year-old, working and had started my  sinkingfeeling   Jan-28-10 01:52 PM   #96 
  - I'm 24 and I'll tell you what I'm doing now  Eric Condon   Jan-28-10 01:55 PM   #97 
  - I was hoping my OP wouldn't come across that way,  Brickbat   Jan-28-10 02:01 PM   #104 
  - I graduated from college in 1990  crispini   Jan-28-10 02:08 PM   #107 
  - can only speak for myself, but I would never judge you.  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 02:17 PM   #108 
  - I think I might have come off as more bitter than I wanted to  Eric Condon   Jan-28-10 04:34 PM   #136 
     - Thank you for your thoughtful and intelligent reply  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 05:32 PM   #143 
  - just for the record  corpseratemedia   Jan-28-10 05:02 PM   #141 
  - George Carlin: they call it the American dream 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it.  abq e streeter   Jan-28-10 05:37 PM   #144 
  - Actually it's we Gen Xers who are annoyed.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-28-10 05:45 PM   #147 
  - I see this as more of are you being responsible or hanging out on mom/dad.  uppityperson   Jan-28-10 06:57 PM   #158 
  - Going to grad school,  wickerwoman   Jan-28-10 01:56 PM   #99 
  - Buying my first house.  asdjrocky   Jan-28-10 01:57 PM   #100 
  - Getting married, I think at 25 or 27. Don't remember. n/t  Fire1   Jan-28-10 01:58 PM   #101 
  - Damn, how many anniversaries have you forgotten.  unapatriciated   Jan-28-10 04:06 PM   #134 
     - My husband keeps track. n/t  Fire1   Jan-28-10 06:16 PM   #151 
  - Just promoted to producer/director from associate director at the TV station  Liberal In Texas   Jan-28-10 01:58 PM   #102 
  - When I was 25, I'd just gotten out of the Peace Corps  crispini   Jan-28-10 02:05 PM   #105 
  - At 25 I was a newly  CRK7376   Jan-28-10 02:07 PM   #106 
  - I was getting divorced, and relocating to another state  KonaKane   Jan-28-10 02:19 PM   #110 
  - Working full-time, just bought a house, first son born that year  caraher   Jan-28-10 02:20 PM   #111 
  - Living the wild life. Sex, Drugs and Industrial.  Edweird   Jan-28-10 02:24 PM   #112 
  - Worrying about my husband who was ill. And it was cancer.  Zoeisright   Jan-28-10 02:29 PM   #113 
  - At 25 I was a self-supporting government secretary w/my own apt. (In fact I worked for GSA.)  katandmoon   Jan-28-10 02:33 PM   #114 
  - I was a music journalist for an altweekly.  SteppingRazor   Jan-28-10 02:36 PM   #115 
  - I was on a DOD tour of bases all over the world.  MilesColtrane   Jan-28-10 02:39 PM   #118 
  - I was making multiple trips a year to Mayo Clinic/St.Mary's hospital  SoCalDem   Jan-28-10 02:46 PM   #119 
  - At 25,  road2000   Jan-28-10 02:50 PM   #120 
  - Celebrating Obamas election.  bamacrat   Jan-28-10 02:56 PM   #121 
  - I was married with one child and had one on the way.  Lugnut   Jan-28-10 03:00 PM   #122 
  - Buying rental property...  upi402   Jan-28-10 03:03 PM   #123 
  - I was married with a 3yo child  susanr516   Jan-28-10 03:07 PM   #124 
  - I was married for three years. Paying back student loans by  livetohike   Jan-28-10 03:09 PM   #125 
  - I was in Berlin at the age of 25  jmowreader   Jan-28-10 03:12 PM   #126 
  - I was a responsible citizen  dmr   Jan-28-10 03:20 PM   #127 
  - I was married and pregnant with my second child... it was only 3 years ago  Luciferous   Jan-28-10 03:23 PM   #128 
  - I was still single  scorpiogirl   Jan-28-10 03:39 PM   #129 
  - Working full time, living in my first house, married and pregnant with my first child.  hedgehog   Jan-28-10 03:48 PM   #131 
  - hell I was working two jobs to support my family at 23.  unapatriciated   Jan-28-10 04:00 PM   #132 
  - Living in the future!  renegade000   Jan-28-10 04:02 PM   #133 
  - Married, having 2nd baby and  rainbow4321   Jan-28-10 04:47 PM   #137 
  - I was working on refugee affairs in Thailand rejoicing the birth of my first child  grantcart   Jan-28-10 04:51 PM   #138 
  - I was a wound care nurse and ...  etherealtruth   Jan-28-10 04:53 PM   #139 
  - I have to wait 2 more years till I hit 25  sakabatou   Jan-28-10 04:53 PM   #140 
  - Got married on my 25th birthday, started two businesses in the next year  csziggy   Jan-28-10 05:05 PM   #142 
  - Raising two kids.  AlienGirl   Jan-28-10 05:38 PM   #145 
  - Married, daughter born exactly one month after my birthday.  Faygo Kid   Jan-28-10 05:42 PM   #146 
  - I was working nuke weapons supply at Naval Air Station  jonnyblitz   Jan-28-10 05:56 PM   #148 
  - I got a divorce and moved across the country  Geek_Girl   Jan-28-10 06:09 PM   #150 
  - In the Army for five years.  tabasco   Jan-28-10 06:36 PM   #152 
  - Was married 3 years and writing manuals for USAF aircraft maintenance  TroglodyteScholar   Jan-28-10 06:39 PM   #153 
  - Working as a nurse in a small hospital, med/surg/er/neonatal, all of it  uppityperson   Jan-28-10 06:47 PM   #154 
  - I got married on my 25th birthday, pregnant with my first child who was born 5 months before my 26th  scarletwoman   Jan-28-10 06:49 PM   #155 
  - Alexander the Great defeated the Persian Empire at 25...  JHB   Jan-28-10 06:54 PM   #157 
  - having a lot of sex as I recall  Mari333   Jan-28-10 07:00 PM   #159 
  - I'm not even at 25 yet but I sure hope it's better than where my life is at now. n/t  Joe the Liberal   Jan-28-10 07:36 PM   #160 
  - I was hauling ass and getting paid  datasuspect   Jan-28-10 07:38 PM   #161 
  - Attempting to have carnal knowledge of as many women as walked the planet.  Stinky The Clown   Jan-28-10 07:38 PM   #162 
  - I had already been working full-time for 3+ years and was living in Westchester County NY.....  marmar   Jan-28-10 07:38 PM   #163 
  - I was two years into my Federal Career  AnnieBW   Jan-28-10 07:39 PM   #164 
  - Three years in to  JoeyT   Jan-29-10 04:30 AM   #165 
  - I was part of the Cambodian invasion in April 1970.  unhappycamper   Jan-29-10 04:35 AM   #166 
  - Wearing a Uniform serving my country...n/t  BlueCollar   Jan-29-10 04:44 AM   #167 
  - After working my way through college, I was in grad school. Working. Don't remember any "pranks"...  Hekate   Jan-29-10 04:45 AM   #168 
  - When I was 25  Thothmes   Jan-29-10 04:51 AM   #169 
  - Picking my self up off Interstate 285 in Atlanta...  PJPhreak   Jan-29-10 05:20 AM   #170 
  - Mother of 2, in college full-time & a part-time job  Sisaruus   Jan-29-10 05:45 AM   #171 
  - I was out of the Army after serving 3 years, playing in a band, and working a day job. nt  old mark   Jan-29-10 06:02 AM   #172 
  - Single mother raising my son.  Saphire   Jan-29-10 06:17 AM   #173 
  - Working 2 jobs with a 4 year old and another on the way.........  piratefish08   Jan-29-10 06:34 AM   #174 
  - Heavy into my last year of full blown alcoholism...  WCGreen   Jan-29-10 06:36 AM   #175 
  - Glad it was your last year.  gkhouston   Jan-29-10 08:33 AM   #180 
  - Transitioning from Grateful Dead Tour to brewing beer professionally.  TransitJohn   Jan-29-10 06:50 AM   #176 
  - Married with two kids, lived in Europe and worked as a...  hayu_lol   Jan-29-10 08:41 AM   #182 
  - Hanging out in graduate school. the 90's were an awesome time to be in your 20s.  aikoaiko   Jan-29-10 08:22 AM   #178 
  - Another Republican "Youthful Indiscretion." Sigh.  Rockholm   Jan-29-10 08:23 AM   #179 
  - Trying to get laid as often as I could  madokie   Jan-29-10 08:38 AM   #181 
  - At 25 years of age  igfoth   Jan-29-10 08:43 AM   #183 
  - welcome to DU  niyad   Jan-29-10 09:53 AM   #185 
  - Watching the 1996 Summer Olympics.  ThatsMyBarack   Jan-29-10 09:30 AM   #184 
  - I Had A Disastrous Fling w/ my Boss.  otohara   Jan-29-10 09:59 AM   #186 
  - Raising 2 children, working part time, attending college part time. nt  LWolf   Jan-29-10 10:02 AM   #187 
  - Not much that I can admit to, as the statute of limitations is still in effect.  Forkboy   Jan-29-10 10:38 AM   #188 
  - Just graduated the police academy...  Jankyn   Jan-29-10 11:12 AM   #189 
  - I was married and  4_TN_TITANS   Jan-29-10 11:17 AM   #190 
  - At 25 I was a senior associate for a large investment company  WallStreetNobody   Jan-31-10 11:10 PM   #191 
  - Watching Reagan bust PATCO and getting sick to my stomach  ipaint   Jan-31-10 11:39 PM   #192 
  - Married/homeowner/one child/managing multi-million dollar account.  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-31-10 11:46 PM   #193 
  - Getting divorced, walking away from making 6 figures a year.  flvegan   Jan-31-10 11:49 PM   #194 
  - I was working my butt off for two-thirds of what men earned doing what  Cleita   Jan-31-10 11:50 PM   #195 
  - having my first nervous breakdown and getting divorced  justabob   Jan-31-10 11:52 PM   #196 
  - Oppo on Barack Obama  Nailzberg   Feb-01-10 12:08 AM   #197 
  - At 25 it was 3 years after a 4 year hitch in the US Navy & I was married at that age!  B Calm   Feb-01-10 12:12 AM   #198 
  - Falling in love with my beautiful wife (RIP). n/t.  apocalypsehow   Feb-01-10 12:12 AM   #199 
  - Married, bought a house, supporting my future ex with starting his business.  Lisa0825   Feb-01-10 12:15 AM   #200 
  - I was in grad school.  Starry Messenger   Feb-01-10 12:26 AM   #201 
  - I was a veteran returning to college..  denbot   Feb-01-10 12:41 AM   #202 
 

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