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Lenape85 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:51 PM
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AAAAAAHHHHH I turn 20 on Wednesday
This is really fucking scary, 20 years old, and my youth has been a waste. I never got to have many of the fucking experiences that other people have had. I wish I was turning, say, 17.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:52 PM
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1. Ha ha ha ha HAAAA!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 PM by LoZoccolo
OK, 18-19 is cool, but the twenties are so much better but you have to make sure you don't get into a rut and let stuff pass you by. Serious. Twenties are way way better. You can go to bars and clubs and drink and stuff. I'm laughing because you just don't know!

P.S. I turned 30 recently.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:41 AM
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The 30s are even better.
And welcome to it!
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amandae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 PM
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2. Your youth has been a waste!?
You're still in your youth! Enjoy it! Before long you'll be turning 30 wondering where your "youth" went ... and when you're 40 you'll realize you were still in it at 30!

Happy early Birthday!!

:party:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 PM
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3. Oh good lord! Better order the rascal scooter!
:eyes:
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Lenape85 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:01 PM
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7. And I think my brain is shorting out
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:03 PM by Lenape85
And soon, I'll be senile, and when people go senile, they become Republican
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:55 PM
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4. Get a grip.
If you don't stop this, when you are 87 years old, you are going to remember freaking out over turning 20 and you are going to want to go back in time and kick your 20 year old self's ASS.

Age is just age. It's nothing. It means nothing. We have a weird hangup over it in our culture, but it's just a weird hangup.

I'm 34 and fucking love it. My 30s have totally rocked. A waste? You haven't even lived yet! If things are this good now, I say BRING ON the 40s! I'm going to party even harder then!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:14 PM
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11. You GO BB!
My 30's were the BEST!! I learn, I loved, I grew. I'm almost 44 and I'm still learnin' and growing. Ok in some places I don't WANT to grow. But I live in L.A., plastic surgery sweeite! :silly:

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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:15 PM
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12. But in some places you wouldn't MIND growing
I take it!

MWA!!! Love ya, babe.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:16 PM
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14. Back at ya!
SMMOOOOOOOOCH!!!!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:56 PM
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5. hon, the world is your oyster. Go slurp it down!
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Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:00 PM
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6. I bet you are in your 60s - you proably look like the guy you use as
as your avatar.
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Lenape85 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:02 PM
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8. FDR was in his 60s when he died, I believe
1882-1945
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:05 PM
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9. Hah! I'm old enough to be your mother!
I turned 37 last month -- besides the fact that everybody at work forgot my birthday (which was actually a bonus!) -- I figure I've still got a whole 3 years to go for my "young and irresponsible" phase.

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:15 PM
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13. Happy late birthday, Lisa!
:toast:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:26 PM
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18. Thanks ronnykmarshall!
But seriously -- my twenties were way better than my teens, and thirties have been the best so far. For all the reasons Bouncy Ball mentioned (except for the hair thing -- still coping with that).

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Lenape85 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:24 PM
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17. But you'd be a really young mother
Chances are, if you were my mother, you probably would have put me up for adoption.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:30 PM
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21. naw, I'd probably have kept you ...
My mom and dad would be spoiling you right now ... and the best thing is, you'd be through the terrible teens and getting ready to go out and find yourself. (I got along much better with my folks after I was 20 and had my own place.)

I'd probably have had to put off my graduate degree ... but hey, the technology is so superior these days, it would be a lot less work to do my MSc topic now (as opposed to the late 1980s).

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:11 PM
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10. Oh. My. God.
I don't EVEN want to go there.

Honey, you are 20!! Baby I will be 44 in less than a month.

I remember the day I turned 20.

Jesus Christ! If I could turn back time (oh no! I'm having a Cher moment) ... I would LOVE to be 20 again.

ENJOY this time in your life. You'll be just fine. Sweetie, just wait 10 years. Your 30's will ROCK!! I fuckin' loved my 30's!

Enjoy, learn, grow ..... kick ASS!!!

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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:20 PM
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16. THIR-ties! THIR-ties! THIR-ties!
I noticed other adults started taking me more seriously once I hit 30.

I noticed I also cared less what other people thought about me or my life.

I was finally not poor.

Finally got my hair under control.

(Oh and I don't want to get this thread locked, but um, other things got WAY better and more interesting, too.)

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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:07 AM
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25. Oh I know you're right.
I'm gonna be 48 on wednesday, where does the time go?

life only gets better.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:17 PM
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15. I'll be 48 on wednesday!!
I'll trade ya!

Happy birthday !

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:26 PM
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19. My advice - Join the AARP as quickly as possible
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:29 PM
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20. So what?
I just turned 24 in November. With the exception of the past 2 elections and the passing of my father last year, I've been pretty happy so far.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:32 PM
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22. I'm 18 years old...
And I agree, it feels like...I'm doing nothing in my life. Isn't this supposed to be the best time of your life??? Sure doesn't feel like it!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:44 AM
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29. No, that's not quite right.
The teens are, as they told me in my teens, "The greatest days of your life... so far. "

You don't have to be doing something specific with your life right now. You're just beginning the path to who you'll become. Enjoy the trip!
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:33 PM
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23. Welcome Brother... we've been expecting you.
Your not an adult (21), but your no longer a teen, its one of those off years.
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barackmyworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:53 PM
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24. My friends have been freaking out about turning 20 too
the messages here are awesome and inspirational, thanks! I hit the big 2-0 in april.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:58 AM
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30. I've never heard of anyone freaking ot over turning 20.
That's just odd.

To the original poster:

Relax, you've got plenty of time to do whatever you want with your life. I've done tons of stuff since I was 20. I'll be 26 in April. I still feel very young, and I am in far better shape now (after having one child) than I was even as a teenager.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:40 AM
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26. Your youth cannot have been a waste. You're still in it.
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 12:40 AM by Left Is Write
Trust me. I'm old enough to be your mother. Don't count yourself "old" before your time. There is PLENTY of time for "experiences."




edited for typo.
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:41 AM
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27. yeah!
A fellow 20 year-old... :toast:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:44 AM
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28. Sweetie, I will be 35 on Tuesday, which means
*snif* I am old enough to be your (very young) mother! But I'm not.

;)
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deminflorida Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:02 AM
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31. AAAHHHH I'm 44 on Monday.....
But that's O.K. my wifes only nine years older than you will be. Of course she turns 30 in March so I'd expect here to start freaking soon too.

;-)
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:16 AM
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32. I turn 38 on Tuesday.
Shaddap, whippernsapper.

:)
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