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logoff
23-01-2004, 06:47
so, how old is actually old?

Buck
23-01-2004, 09:18
It's all in your head baby!!

Limitchik
23-01-2004, 09:46
Originally posted by logoff
so, how old is actually old?

It's all downhill once you hit 30.

moscowmail
23-01-2004, 10:33
I will be 39 on the 28th Jan, but going on 18... old as you feel is right :)

geofizz56
23-01-2004, 12:37
Limitchik, if you think it's all downhill after 30, just wait until you hit 45! Your metabolism changes overnight and none of your younger colleagues understand your cultural references. You realize your boss is younger than you and your gray hairs are indeed from age, not tension. You realize you need for bifocals. A pulled muscle takes weeks to heal instead of days. You start reading nutrition labels, eating sensibly, and getting enough sleep. You notice your life partner has wrinkles.

On the other hand, if you have played your cards right and had some luck, you have a nice family, a job you like, good health, no criminal record, and no regrets. Not a bad way to start life's second act.

feedme666
23-01-2004, 14:35
You're old when you start physically ageing. So for a Russian girl, that's at about 23, which gives them an extremely short shelf-life.

Sunstorm
23-01-2004, 15:13
Originally posted by feedme666
You're old when you start physically ageing. So for a Russian girl, that's at about 23, which gives them an extremely short shelf-life.

One friend of mine, a man, told me: "life starts at 40".... well, I can only wait and see if it was a true statement. I sort of believe it was.

geofizz56
23-01-2004, 15:23
The week I turned 40, I enrolled in a martial arts class. Seven years and one blown knee later, I got my black belt. I'm actually in better physical condition now than in my 30's, it just takes longer to warm up and for hurts to heal.

allice
23-01-2004, 15:25
I am tempted to pass some very obnoxious comments on the general theme in feedme666's posts but as this is da Cafe, I'll just say that obvious low self esteem can be smelt from miles away and leave it at that. That's me being VERY nice. :rolleyes:

feedme666
23-01-2004, 16:28
You're just jealous.

allice
23-01-2004, 16:36
Originally posted by feedme666
You're just jealous.

Of what and why, you muppet? :D

feedme666
23-01-2004, 17:12
Of my wit, erudition, and literary gift. And of my penis.

Limitchik
23-01-2004, 17:16
Ha ! She called you a muppet ! Muppets ain't got wit or literary gifts, and they most definitely lack penises !

allice
23-01-2004, 17:25
Limitchik aka Intourist said it all :p YOU MUPPET :D

Braders
23-01-2004, 17:44
I deem 70 to be getting on a bit ;)

As for all down hill after 30... what a load of cockledoodledoo.

Having said that i can't down the Amber Nectar and get up as fit as a fiddle like i could when i was 20 :mad:

geofizz56
23-01-2004, 17:47
PJ O'Rourke said it best - "Age and guile beat youth and a bad haircut!"

Sheepy
23-01-2004, 17:57
Well as for women...let's just say they're like wine...they get better with age.

As for men....well no matter what age they are I see them as babies or puppies....always need feeding or putting to bed.:D

Stella
24-01-2004, 02:27
And don't forget, the best facelift is a smile:))))))

twaj
24-01-2004, 02:38
Putting to bed? Well, it's a bit condescending, but if I'm to be seen as a puppy, I'd rather be put to bed than put to sleep. ;)

Older women seem much less standoffish and are not nearly as likely to say anything annoying - I never get that 'bitch slap' urge the judge warned me about around women over thirty other than with social workers.

Stella
24-01-2004, 03:12
There IS a typo in your name.

twaj
24-01-2004, 03:22
It's not my name, it's a handle.

I once had sex with this girl that was obsessed with Tweety. She had a tweety backpack, a Tweety toothbrush, even a Tweety shower curtain. Damn, that was a year ago this week.

Stella
24-01-2004, 04:48
The one time is telling.

twaj
24-01-2004, 05:10
Well, it was actually a few times that we had sex, but it was only over the course of a week. She sent me one of those "my life is still messed up... I miss you" e-mails a few months back; I forget if I responded.

You really aren't very original, are you? That 'misspelled name' deal... that was Broadmoor Bob's joke... Have you no respect for the dearly departed?

DJ Biscuit
24-01-2004, 23:24
Originally posted by logoff
so, how old is actually old?

When you start asking the question how old is old, that's a sign you are old.

DaveUKagain
25-01-2004, 16:33
When your pubic hair turns grey ? ;)

Heheeee - I`m 38 going on 7 and, er, no further comment. ;-)

feedme666
26-01-2004, 12:52
Originally posted by Sheepy
Well as for women...let's just say they're like wine...they get better with age.


Yes, wine is not a bad analogy (surprising, coming from a parochial Welsh racist with bad grammar). Most of the best ageing wines peak at around 20 years. There's some Chardonnay which peaks at 50, but this is very rare. As with women, the wine then deteriorates, albeit slowly - and after about 35 years, it's undrinkable.

Alethea
26-01-2004, 13:37
Originally posted by geofizz56
if you have played your cards right and had some luck, you have a nice family, a job you like, good health, no criminal record, and no regrets. Not a bad way to start life's second act. [/B]

I couldn't agree more!
The fact we are ageing shouldn't prevent us from enjoying life ..
Each stage of life can be full of joy , it's all upto a person to find new pleasures ( and when I say *pleasures*, it means lots of things , including a pleasure to see your kids growing and to take care of them)
Another question that modern society idolizes the youth . The constant brainwashing on TV/in women's magazines (let along men's ones:) makes *older* women feel inadequate .
Well, if things go this way in urban areas, 30 y. o. female will become extinct in the nearest future!

DJ Biscuit
26-01-2004, 17:27
If you, as I maintain the same morals and more importantly outlook on life as always, if you don't suddenly change your attitudes because you think you should behave differently then you never become old. Look at John Lydon, he's 47, but he's not slowing down or gonna change into a middle aged fart any day now! Good on him.:cool:

geofizz56
27-01-2004, 13:06
Renewing the wine metaphor in a more positive sense, this from a Persian poet:

Wine is a bride of witching power,
And wisdom is her marriage dower;
Wine can the purest joy impart,
Wine inspires the saddest heart;
Wine gives cowards valour's rage,
Wine gives youth to tottering age;
Wine gives vigour to the weak,
And crimson to the pallid cheek;
And dries up sorrow, as the sun
Absorbs the dew it shines upon."