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Bag of weed.   3 votes - 21 %
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drink from the firehose.   2 votes - 14 %
trip to Barbados.   0 votes - 0 %
worn out copy of the August 1973 copy of Playboy.   6 votes - 42 %
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30's not so bad by theboz (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 01:15:16 PM EST
Sure, it sucks at first to lose your 20's, but in another sense it ends up giving you the feeling of resetting the clock a little bit.  30 feels younger than 28 right now, for example.  Despite settling down to buy a house and have a kid with my wife, I am more immature than ever and I just turned 30 last year.

It's good to see you by the way, I hope you post here more often.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n

Three Decades seems really long. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:20:17 AM EST
But then we'll see how all that goes.

Nice to see you doing well, as well.  We'll see how this posting thing goes...

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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A 114 year old woman just died over the weekend by theboz (2.00 / 0) #28 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:55:18 AM EST
While you and I probably won't live to that age, it is possible, and that sort of thing helps me put some perspective on it.  I was born in 1977, that woman was born in 1894.  She was around during the life of Queen Victoria, for example.  She lived during the time of the Ottoman Empire and saw it end when she was nearly thirty.  When she was thirty, Vladmir Lenin died.  Imagine all the things that happened between Lenin's death and now.  Transpose the years of your life so far, and imagine how much things can change in the future, and all the new experiences you can have.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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While I am not really happy with getting older by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #29 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 07:35:11 AM EST
I certainly know that 114 would be far too many years for me, I wonder if at the end she actually wanted more time or merely thought, "It is enough".

Having seen older people who didn't take care of themselves much (much like myself), I am thinking it will be enough for me somewhere in my 60's, but we'll see how that goes.  Hopefully, as you mention, the blur of events will be interesting as it passes me by.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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i found... by ana (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 01:25:19 PM EST
my 30s much less emotionally volatile than my 20s were.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Yes well... by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:21:53 AM EST
You seem the antithesis of emotional volatility, in my mind anyway.

I suspect my own churning sea of emotion will continue to roll on and roll on.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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It's not on the surface by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #37 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:28:00 PM EST
Doesn't mean it isn't there. That saw about still waters and depth has merit in this case.

Trust me on this one.

Also, I agree. My thirties were both the best and worst years of my life. Or, they would have been the best years without qualification if I hadn't been in graduate school for most of it.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Too True Brown Shoe, How do you do? by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #38 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:15:55 PM EST
I think, were I considering grad school, I would be dreading my 30's even more; no offense meant of course.

I do not know how you extra educated cats do it, I haven't the stamina, nor the attention span.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Attention span? by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #39 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:31:58 PM EST
While getting a PhD in neuroscience I recorded one CD, produced two others, and wrote a novel.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Huh? by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #44 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 07:18:03 AM EST
Sorry.. what were we talking about again?

Anyway... I'm glad we have overachiever bandits like you in the world to make up for endless piles of slack like me.  If there was more of me in the world nothing would ever get done.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Yeah, well by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #47 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 12:31:48 PM EST
It was because I was bored.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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That's impressive. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #48 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 02:18:00 PM EST
When I get bored I just daydream, or play video games.

Which I guess means I'm bored a lot.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Weird by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #49 Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 06:24:14 AM EST

When I get bored, I pretend I am MisterQueue.


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DFJ?
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Jeezus by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #50 Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 12:33:42 PM EST
Th- that is a level of boredom I can't even begin to contemplate.  Hats off to you sir.

-Q
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"When I get bored, I pretend I am MisterQueue." -DullTrev

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No, no, it's great by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #51 Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 06:31:29 AM EST

You should try it - next time you are bored, imagine being MisterQueue.

You may find it easier than I do.


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Glad to hear from you by R343L (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 01:39:22 PM EST
I hope you come out to SFia sometime again .. I know a lot more bars in SF now. Most of them a bit dive-like.

I certainly understand this thirty thing ... or think I do. I'll be twenty-nine in a few months. And I still feel like I'm sixteen (in maturity of mind -- my body sadly is much older). Yikes.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

SFia is always a fun time by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:39:50 AM EST
I dunno that my job will lead me therewards much as of late, but you never know.

Twenty-nine was a pretty craptastic year for me, for the most part.  I'm keeping a steely gaze on 30 as it stands now, it better not make any false moves.

Here's hoping your 29 is better.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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I only sometimes by blixco (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 01:50:42 PM EST
feel like I am falling through the atmosphere.

Also, nostalgia is the best drug around.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

most of the time I feel like that by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #17 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:40:22 AM EST
and nostalgia is waaaay cheaper than heroin.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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At 47, I have a length of by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 02:58:21 PM EST
sturdy hose coiled in the basement that can quickly be made into a noose. I have the choice of hanging myself in the warm sun of the lower back deck, or in the privacy of the small back room in the basement.

Other than that, I have sweet, creamy rum. And, to stay healthy, I've gotten back into red wine.

In five to ten years, you;ll officially be middle aged you pup!

Oh man... by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:41:26 AM EST
you brought out the middle-aged term.

In my estimation, I passed middle age sometime last year, (barring a leap in mental stability or medical science).

Now where's that length of rope?

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Wisdom by me0w (4.00 / 3) #6 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 03:21:50 PM EST
I have discovered two things that will bring everything into perspective ...

and



Awwww! I thought it was going to be by greyrat (4.00 / 3) #9 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 04:38:39 PM EST
pictures of

tits

and

ass.

Imagine my disappointment.

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Wel, by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #54 Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 05:17:39 AM EST

and

Will that be all today?

Incidentally, bigassfans.com is not quite what I was expecting.

--top hat--

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Umm... I'll be back in five minutes... by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #55 Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 03:16:26 PM EST
But, shouldn't that be a milk-eyed mule?

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Hrm... by MisterQueue (4.00 / 2) #19 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:44:44 AM EST

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Even Destro knows the truth. by me0w (4.00 / 1) #26 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:17:18 AM EST
It can't be denied.



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our ides of march kid returns by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 04:06:24 PM EST
how's qmom and DJ ?

Still have a job with the bank, given downturn ?

Flooded outta town yet ? Crest high ?

I don't know that I still qualify as kid by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:45:33 AM EST
probably though.

They are well.

Still have a job, for now.

The flood doesn't reach where I live, thankfully, but the water's pretty high Eastward.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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disappointed, dear by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 04:24:43 PM EST
You? Pausing to consider the intersection between revolutions of the sun and the coincidence of a deliciously curvy number in the decimal system? The flipping of the odometer as if it knows what it means? Existential crisis should hit you like a brick to the head, or a penny dropped from a mile high, but never on a schedule.

As for how I do with the passage of time, I merely haven't figured out how not to do, and still do at all.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM

Completely out of Character, I know by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #24 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:54:15 AM EST
However, it does make won oneder is all I'm saying.  If you're going to tick away checkboxes on an arbitrary system to begin with you might as well begin with the beginning.

So to speak.

Nifty trick though, your not-doing, I suppose I could fool myself into trying that.  Sometime.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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take a nap... by clock (4.00 / 2) #10 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 04:39:38 PM EST
...wake up.  have a coffee.  stare at the wall.

and then?

onward.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

Didn't work by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #22 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:46:44 AM EST
maybe I should try again.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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lather... by clock (4.00 / 1) #25 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:03:15 AM EST
...rinse...

...bleat.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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To quote Homsar by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #11 Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 04:56:14 PM EST
It's time for tasteball!

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I just ate about 7 pounds of meat
-theantix

I don't know why by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #23 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:47:22 AM EST
expressly since you have this can of peas to look forward to, helvetica.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Cope with the 30s by Merekat (4.00 / 4) #12 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 01:38:01 AM EST
By being forever grateful I'm not that idiot 15 year old I once was.

YABUT by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #13 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 03:17:40 AM EST
did you keep the outfit?

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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No. by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #40 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 11:12:19 PM EST
The last remnants of teenage me were boxed up and left behind as of May 2007. The goth and the hippy are even longer gone.

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Gippy? by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #43 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 03:47:50 AM EST
Hoth?

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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Heh.. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:46:13 AM EST
Truthfully I am kind of fond of that little idiot 15 year old me, but then I suspect this is a Problem.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Why let thirty bring you down? by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #27 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 06:44:45 AM EST
Thirty is the new twenty. And when we get there, fifty will be the new thirty.

I'm thirty-four, and still trying to figure out what I'm gonna be when I grow up. How 'bout you?

I don't buy it. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #30 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 07:40:37 AM EST
Thirty is only the new twenty for one reason, baby boomers.

They're such a large subset of the populace that they get to define reality purely because of their very existence.  Baby Boomers feel shitty about getting old/dropping their values and hence they get to define <Some Age> as the new <Other Age>.  Personally, I can't wait till they start trying to redefine the senior stereotype as sexy.

Anyway, more to the point, everything I've ever wanted to be when I supposedly grew up seems non-viable.  I have, as such, settled for settling, but not down.

C'est la ici.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Yeah, the boomers. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #32 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 10:11:25 AM EST
Gotta admit, I'm tired of hearing about the "sandwich generation" who, poor babies, have to deal with having adult children AND old-age parents. Because they're the first generation to EVAR have to deal with that problem.

Oh wait, sorry, the point just slid right past me. Creepy little fucker, the point. Always hiding in the shadows and winding his way down darkened corridors in the opposite direction.

The point? I think I caught him. His nametag says, "FUCK YOU AGING."

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The point is usually atop one's cap by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #34 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 02:07:26 PM EST
Then again were I to doff mine once more I'd probably spill grey matter in the punch...  and that's a party foul.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm going to really look forward to the lack of baby boomers at some point, but then I myself will be even older.

And now I'm older still.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Boomers. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #42 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 03:11:54 AM EST
As George Carlin said, every generation has a theme. Boomers' theme is "GIMME THAT, IT'S MINE!" Must be nice to be a part of the important generation.

Actually, I think if I were part of it I'd have even more self-loathing than I already do. And that's quite enough, thanks.

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Happy belated birthday, Fucker. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #31 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 09:58:00 AM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Thanks, Fucker. by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #35 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 02:08:43 PM EST

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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good old 29 by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #33 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 10:13:06 AM EST
yea it sucks although i'm having a lot of fun this year, because i'm pretty sure it'll all stop when i turn 30. my dick will probably fall off too. but sucky stuff sucks no matter how old you are, like when your dealer's dealer gets subpoenaed to testify against a crime boss and flies to holland to hide for 6 months.

Just you wait boy-o by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #36 Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 02:09:22 PM EST
when you have to start registering for an old Volvo and thinking of buying a house.

Me?  I'm buying stock in Metamucil and maybe hiring a cadre of prostitutes that have that babydoll quality in order to make me feel young again.

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Like, dude! by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #41 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 02:59:50 AM EST

Whoa, man! Like, whatever!

I'm 30 this year. But as you can see, I'm still down with the kids, and what-not.


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Welcome to the Triple Decade Club by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #45 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 07:19:45 AM EST
I think using the phrase "down with the kids" immediately implies you're not... at least, the last version of that rulebook I read (sometime in 1999 or so).

Still though.. we're cool right?  RIGHT?!  OH GOD PLEASE TELL ME I AM COOL!

-Q
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It shone, pale as bone,
As I stood there alone.

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Fortunately for me by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #46 Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 08:00:19 AM EST

I was never cool, so I'm fine and dandy with the current state of affairs. You, though, yeah. You were cool. You were there. You were it, you know? But now, now... You know the balding guy wearing a leather jacket? That's you, man, that's you.

Sucks.

Or, in other words, now you get to tell people it wasn't done like that in your day, and if they want to do it differently, that's fine, sure, that's fine. But they're fucking wrong. Where the word "fucking" could be either for emphasis, or the activity they are getting wrong. I don't know what you discuss with the kids of today, hanging round in their coffee shops and ice-cream parlours, or what-have-you.


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DFJ?
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watch this commenter by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #52 Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 12:12:56 PM EST
watch me!!!!!!!!

happy belated birthday love-

and i can count arabic numerals, i am becoming a pro!

You should leave me the voicemail by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #53 Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 01:20:17 PM EST
with a count to 30...

I'm just saying.

-Q
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"When I get bored, I pretend I am MisterQueue." -DullTrev

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