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Stealthy ­ Ninja
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20droger wrote in post #11165753external link
What do you think hell be like when he reaches puberty? I shudder to think.

Bigger I suppose.

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Finally found a thread where I fit right in.

wait! where did I put my glasses... <oo>

Oct 26, 2010 03:04

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Guess I'll fit right in here.

The one thing I can see this thread separating itself from the young photografer thread, is in the pictures displayed.

In the young'uns they are eager to present their work in a feable state of seeking acknowledge.
In here it's a mere ponder on lifes qualities and not so much the bragging rights. :)

Oct 26, 2010 05:32

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Dang, I need one of those, Arms just are not long enough anymore.:lol:

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Oct 26, 2010 05:46

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redjamesg wrote in post #11166606external link
Guess I'll fit right in here.
The one thing I can see this thread separating itself from the young photographer thread, is in the pictures displayed.

In the young'uns they are eager to present their work in a feeble state of seeking acknowledge. In here it's a mere ponder on life's qualities and not so much the bragging rights. :)

True, but only because if we older-types brag, we usually find out the next day that what we bragged about was out of fashion/no longer "in"/deemed unsafe for humans/etc. at least 10 years ago....
:oops:

Oct 26, 2010 08:40

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Oct 26, 2010 12:10

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skygod44 wrote in post #11165768external link
Yep...but try to enjoy being under 35, and don't worry (yet) that you still, in all truth, have no idea what you're up to in life!
:lol:

I'm up to about 5'6". Have been since grade 10 :lol:

Oct 26, 2010 13:24

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Jill-of-all-Trades wrote in post #11168914external link
I'm up to about 5'6". Have been since grade 10 :lol:

Well, I used to be 6' 3", 196 lbs, ran 5 miles each day before breakfast, and ate ninjas for lunch.

Now, I've settled a bit to 6' 2", expanded a bit to 20 stone, don't run anywhere, and am annoyed by ninjas.

Who knows what the future will bring.

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20droger wrote in post #11170125external link
Well, I used to be 6' 3", 196 lbs, ran 5 miles each day before breakfast, and ate ninjas for lunch.

Now, I've settled a bit to 6' 2", expanded a bit to 20 stone, don't run anywhere, and am annoyed by ninjas.

Who knows what the future will bring.

6'1", 21 stone and ninja-induced psychosis?

Oct 26, 2010 19:15

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Heh! Let's see -- do I really want to spend time in this thread that is devoted to reminding me of the OLD stuff:(?

Interestingly, I find myself reflecting on things that in hindsight are kind of little milestones in my "aging" process...

For example, when I was still in my 20s, I was put in a management position that required me to deal with people at all levels of maturity (and immaturity) and act like a "grown up". Inside, I would frequently ponder the realization that I really wasn't very "grown up" -- I figured I might feel "something" around when I hit 35 or so, like I was beginning...

A young woman probably about my age back then showed surprise when I told her how "young" I was, thinking I was around that 35 mark...sure it felt kinda good...

Then, when I turned 40, some friends did a "decorate in black" thing around my work area...gee thanks for the memories, gang...but then at one point a young lady from a nearby work area who I'd never spoken to stopped by, looked at the black balloons and such and asked if it was my birthday...I said "yeah" and she asked "how old are you?" -- I had to chuckle, I figured it was obvious but I said "Well how old do you think I am?" and she said "Oh, I'd guess 35?" and sure that put a smile on my face.

And then, couple years later, I became a grandpa -- Oh My God! It took a while before I could even bring myself to acknowledge it to the "public", although I loved the kid with all my heart (still do, 18 years later)! Boy, talk about feeling old fast, though!

And then 50 -- err...at 40 I looked and felt youngish, but at 50, yikes! Grey hair galore, lines in the face, you ain't young anymore!

And then there is how people look at you...at least when I picture myself I look somewhat composed:)!

How I picture myself:

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How my daughter (and likely others) picture me:
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Oct 26, 2010 21:04

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Oh, dear...does 51 make you an old fogey?
Does this mean I'm now officially a 'dirty old man'?:lol:

To all the young whippersnappers, just remember..."age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill"...

Oct 26, 2010 21:46

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20droger wrote in post #11170125external link
Well, I used to be 6' 3", 196 lbs, ran 5 miles each day before breakfast, and ate ninjas for lunch.

Now, I've settled a bit to 6' 2", expanded a bit to 20 stone, don't run anywhere, and am annoyed by ninjas.

Who knows what the future will bring.

Glad to be of diservice. :D

skygod44 wrote in post #11170954external link
6'1", 21 stone and ninja-induced psychosis?

190cm 96kg and I AM a ninja (in my own mind).

190cm = 6.2335958 feet ( :shock: )
96kg = 211.6lb = 15 stone = 0.096 metric tons = 3,386 ounces

We could start a basketball team. Grandpa Roger can be the point guard. I'll be the waterboy.

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tonylong wrote in post #11171546external link
Heh! Let's see -- do I really want to spend time in this thread that is devoted to reminding me of the OLD stuff:(?

Please do!

Interestingly, I find myself reflecting on things that in hindsight are kind of little milestones in my "aging" process....when I was still in my 20s, I was put in a management position that required me to deal with people at all levels of maturity (and immaturity) and act like a "grown up". Inside, I would frequently ponder the realization that I really wasn't very "grown up" -- I figured I might feel "something" around when I hit 35 or so, like I was beginning... Then, when I turned 40, some friends did a "decorate in black" thing around my work area...And then, couple years later, I became a grandpa -- And then 50 -- err...at 40 I looked and felt youngish, but at 50, yikes! Grey hair galore, lines in the face, you ain't young anymore!
And then there is how people look at you...at least when I picture myself I look somewhat composed:)!

Tony, Tony, Tony...
How wonderful to read from you so many of the things I felt myself during my "serious" years from around 26~35. About being in a position of management yet feeling inside just the same as someone 10 (or 20?) years younger.
I wonder if being involved with photography (an art-form) gives us a better chance to see the world - and especially the business world - for what it really is?

Oct 26, 2010 21:59

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DeaconG wrote in post #11171763external link
Oh, dear...does 51 make you an old fogey?
Does this mean I'm now officially a 'dirty old man'?:lol:


Nah. Dirty old man is more a state of being than an actual age. ;)

My high school homeroom teacher called me (at the ripe old age of 16) a "dirty old man".

Without missing a beat (and with all credit to Redd Foxx) I replied "And I'll be one 'til I'm a dead old man".

Almost 30 years later I can truthfully say I wasn't lying. :p

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People used to call me a curmudgeon. Now that I'm at an appropriate age to actually be one, they call me a cute little old man.

You can't win sometimes.

Oct 26, 2010 23:25 as a reply to mbellot's post 20 minutes earlier.

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