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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by The Laird » Mon May 22, 2017 11:46 am

Turning 40

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by thingonaspring » Mon May 22, 2017 11:50 am

I'm 40 later this year, too :D
I'm not really too fussed by it to be honest. I certainly don't feel it. It does make me wonder whether my parents were as "grown up" as they seemed, or if it's a generations thing, and I'm/we're* just a lot less so.

*as in my group of friends who mostly seem to be the same.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:46 pm

The Laird wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 11:46 am
Turning 40
Happy birthday chap!

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by DPrinny » Mon May 22, 2017 3:55 pm

Try to get an early night as very very tired

Cant get to sleep so spend over an hour laying there

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by psj3809 » Wed May 24, 2017 4:01 am

The Laird wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 11:46 am
Turning 40
Turning 40 i didnt mind, but it was a case of 'damn how quick is time flying by'. However (gulp) 50 - thats just shocking ! As to me that is old ! Then again when i was turning 30 i probably thought 40 sounded super old and i dont think it is now i'm that age (and more). But 50 is the one i'm nervous about !

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:07 am

I didn't like 25. I've just hit 47 and 50 is perilously close now, and that seems a big one again.
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Post by Liamh1982 » Wed May 24, 2017 11:41 am

I'm more worried about turning 35 than 40. The imminence might have a part to do with that but also that I'll have already reached the tipping point of my 30s, therefore 40 will almost seem new and exciting.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by lupogtiboy » Wed May 24, 2017 11:55 am

Age is just a number so I don't worry about it too much. I'll be 40 next year, I certainly don't act my age, not even close. I don't even feel 'grown-up', although my body reminds me of my follies these days! However I do feel ashamed of myself sometimes when I think that I should be settled down by now with my own home, but alas, living in Surrey sucks sometimes as house prices are REDICULOUS! I don't know how anyone can afford to own a house, a car, have kids, survive, especially on what my employer calls 'wages ( I do have a son though!)'. Mind you, if I sold half the stuff I've got hidden away I could probably retire (well, not really!)
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by rocky1980 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm

I am getting close(ish) to the big 40. I am 38 next birthday. I really do not see what all the fuss is about, I will not be having a party or buying a soft top, or trading Mrs Rocky in for a women who is barely out of her teens
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed May 24, 2017 12:57 pm

rocky1980 wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm
I am getting close(ish) to the big 40. I am 38 next birthday. I really do not see what all the fuss is about, I will not be having a party or buying a soft top, or trading Mrs Rocky in for a women who is barely out of her teens
Is there really anything that wrong with a 38 or 39 year old bloke having a girlfriend around 25 though. I don't see the issue.

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Megamixer » Wed May 24, 2017 1:06 pm

RodimusPrime wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:57 pm
rocky1980 wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm
I am getting close(ish) to the big 40. I am 38 next birthday. I really do not see what all the fuss is about, I will not be having a party or buying a soft top, or trading Mrs Rocky in for a women who is barely out of her teens
Is there really anything that wrong with a 38 or 39 year old bloke having a girlfriend around 25 though. I don't see the issue.
I imagine you'd be pretty pleased about the whole situation :)

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed May 24, 2017 3:16 pm

RodimusPrime wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:57 pm
rocky1980 wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm
I am getting close(ish) to the big 40. I am 38 next birthday. I really do not see what all the fuss is about, I will not be having a party or buying a soft top, or trading Mrs Rocky in for a women who is barely out of her teens
Is there really anything that wrong with a 38 or 39 year old bloke having a girlfriend around 25 though. I don't see the issue.
I hope not. I was 25 and Mrs Ant was 37 when we hooked up. The only problem with 'age just being a number', is that number generally marks how close you are to death. I'm about halfway through my adult life, and it has gone so quickly.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Ryan GH » Thu May 25, 2017 7:38 am

I turn 40 next year. I'm what you call a man child. Never had a girlfriend not that I'm gay but I'm just one of those people who really enjoy their own company. People = censored. I look at all the failed marriages around me and censored whipped buddies and they don't really seem all that happy to me. Give me about 30 issues of Retro Gamer, plenty of retro games and especially rpgs and I'm as happy as a pig in mud. There's just no time to get lonely when you have so many hobbies. I enjoy reading, watching tv, films, music, games , etc etc. Whenever I need to socialize, I just go on the forums and join in the discussions....

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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:33 am

A marriage ending does not mean it is a failure. The relationship had value, but not all relationships last forever. Ending a marriage does not make it a failure, it is just at an end. People change. That a once great relationship isn't what it once was is not a marker that it is failed.
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Re: What grinds your gears ?

Post by Ryan GH » Thu May 25, 2017 9:45 am

Oh, they are still married. Just not "happily" married.....

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