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Older than dirt......

post #1 of 25
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So, a couple of days ago, I celebrated my birthday - the big 5 - 0 this year. Was driving the Princess home from school on my birthday.....

She: "So, Dad, are you really 50 this year?"

Me: "Um, yep, Dad's 50 years old."

She: "So, you're like 5 decades old."

Me: (thinking Thanks, kid, way to rub it in) "Uh, yes, that's another way to look at it."

Pause while she digests this bit of info.....

She: "That means you're half a century old!

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That is soooo coool!"


Kids! God bless 'em!
post #2 of 25
Congratulations on your fossilization!:
post #3 of 25
My husband is turning the half century mark in March. He bought himself a new dirtbike.
What'd ya git fer yerself?
post #4 of 25
Dirtbike, yeah, that's the ticket...
post #5 of 25
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My husband is turning the half century mark in March. He bought himself a new dirtbike.
What'd ya git fer yerself?
That is the way to BIG FUN! and staying young. Happy B Day to him! Bolter
post #6 of 25
Gee I'm, older then dirt +6 Oh you young 50 year old whippersnappers!
post #7 of 25
Gee Tag, 50 didn't seem so bad...3-years ago. But I'm kind of rethinking it today. Welcome to the club. And lower your DIN
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by janesdad View Post
Dirtbike, yeah, that's the ticket...
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Originally Posted by Bolter View Post
That is the way to BIG FUN! and staying young. Happy B Day to him! Bolter
He does love to ride, and I love him to love what he's doing.


Now, Cirquerider, I'm having a party for my husband, shall I give out screwdrivers and call it a "lowering your DIN party"
???
post #9 of 25
When people pass out screwdrivers at a party,
its customary to drink them.:
post #10 of 25
When my older daughter turned 47, she said to me, "Dad, I'm just going to call myself 50 for the next dozen years."
post #11 of 25
Kneale, I plan on celebrating my husbands birthday at Crystal. I'll let you knw when we plan it so you can have a piece of cake and say hi.........if it works out!

My husband is looking at all the things that can get him a discount at 50
post #12 of 25
Don't forget to remind him that he is in his 51st year already.
post #13 of 25
Psssssssssssssst! Don't tell the wimmens ...

Play this card well.

You start wearing a long houn' dawg beat by the world face.

sooner or later she will ask (takes a week or two) ... "Something wrong Honey?"

"Ah .... yeah, lately, I don't feel myself"

"Like what Hon? What are you feeling?

"Urges, I get these urges, insane, and I have to keep beating them down!"

"What kind of urges? This sounds serious we should .... "

at this point she is thinking that you are on the verge of a mid-life mental Chernoble . .

"I dunno' one minute I get the urge to hook with some wild bmbo and just blow it all .... or .... get a car, and a fast and cool one, a real sports car"

My Vette is in the garage ... use it whilst' ya' can, soon twill be too late.
post #14 of 25
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What'd ya git fer yerself?
Haven't made up my mind yet. Not really into dirt bikes.... The Princess thinks I need to take up snowboarding with her (rather then her taking up golf with me : ). Mrs. Tag has OK'd another go with the Bears at Tahoe, if I can get the time off from work or maybe take Tag Jr. along to his first Bear's Gathering. Or maybe the two of us could see if we can get lucky and find some space on a heli trip somewhere. Or maybe I'll just splurge and get a gs suit for the race league.

However, the vette in the garage sounds really nice......

Of course, the first purchase had to be a couple of pairs of cheaters 'cause the arms aren't long enough to get the morning paper in focus anymore!
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post #16 of 25
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Gee Tag, 50 didn't seem so bad...3-years ago. But I'm kind of rethinking it today. Welcome to the club. And lower your DIN
Took my race skis in for a tune-up a week ago, filled out the form, thought "well, I'll be 50 next week, might as well put 50 down on the form". Went to pick-up the skis and they wouldn't give them to me. Seems that my DIN was set to 10, my bindings will only go down to 9, and according to the chart, now that I'm 50 (and a level 3 skier), I'm supposed to be an 8! Had to fill out a new form stating I was a level 3+ skier in order to have the bindings set to 9 and allow me to take the skis back. However, I did decide to leave them at 9 rather than set them back to 10.
post #17 of 25
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One advantage to getting old - ya move up a notch in the handicapping for NASTAR!

Last night's race - same times for me as last week's race. Last night a gold medal while last week (at 49 years old) - a silver. Can't beat that!
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
He does love to ride, and I love him to love what he's doing.


Now, Cirquerider, I'm having a party for my husband, shall I give out screwdrivers and call it a "lowering your DIN party"
???

What a woman! Your husband is lucky.
post #19 of 25
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What a woman! Your husband is lucky.

I thought YOU were Lucky.

Now I'm confused.

Maybe it's because of my youth.

I'll ask my girlfriend at the weekend (She's even older than Tricia)
post #20 of 25
I'm Lucky not lucky, well not all the time.
post #21 of 25
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I'm Lucky not lucky, well not all the time.

So, Mary Chapin wasn't singing about you when she sang "I feel Lucky tonight"? :
post #22 of 25
Tag's got it right. Go race some NASTAR. As I like to say, I don't need to get faster, just older.

How about a Harley or a custom chopper?:
post #23 of 25
FIVE -O

U. R. a veritable manchild

Hell @ SIX three I still don't know what i want to do when i grow up.

Attitude is everything.

Remember its ONLY a number and the "great guru" on the mountaintop will tell tell you, when asked -- What's it all mean o Wise one ??

Answer: DON'T mean SHEEEEIT

Welcome to "adolescence with money"
post #24 of 25
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So, Mary Chapin wasn't singing about you when she sang "I feel Lucky tonight"? :
I'm not sure, I had a few lost weekends.
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 

Awlright! Who told!?!

So, got home today and Mrs. Tag is going through the mail. Much to her delight, what's waiting for me in the mail?

MY AARP CARD!







on the other hand, this growing old business could save me some bucks!

Well, OK, it's just a temporary card while they process my application...."According to our records, you are eligible..."
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