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satate
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Tonight is my last night I can say I'm in my twenties. In about an hour and a half I will be officially old (according to my 14 year old sister). Hello thirties, oh, my back is already aching.
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Zero
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They say the 30's are the real prime of your life. Make 'em count.
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snapper
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Oh, the back will be the least of your problems.

Soon you'll discover that toliet paper doesn't work as well as it should. Music is too loud and everyone mumbles. Everyone drives too fast. You'll need teenagers to work your electronics. Biofocals are nothing to laugh at. Some of the songs on the classic rock station are from bands you never heard of.
So get used to fiber. Learn to live without salt. Good luck trying to stay hip.


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Robert Nowall
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If anybody had told me then that I'd feel the way I feel now, well, I wouldn't have believed them.
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philocinemas
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Happy Birthday, satate!

May your 30's be enjoyable and healthy. Women tend to do better than men during this time.


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You're now at the point where the most prominent statement that comes out of your mouth will be: "Get off my lawn!"

I remember the 30s. Most of it was fun.

Happy birthday!

S!
S!...C!


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Crank, you forgot "crazy kids" and "back in my day..."

anyways, happy birthday!

oldtimer.


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Meredith
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Happy Birthday! Now back to work. You still owe me your chapter nineteen. Hopefully before I forget chapter eighteen. They say memory is the second thing to go.
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quote:
May your 30's be enjoyable and healthy. Women tend to do better than men during this time.

Why, oh why do my husband and I get everything backwards?

Happy birthday satate!


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Rommel Fenrir Wolf II
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30's are not old.

i am over 3000ish and still kickin. then again i am a Werewolf.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

RFW2nd


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KayTi
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Nah, don't say goodbye to your 20s. Just keep celebrating the anniversary of your 29th birthday. That's what I've been doing for quite a number of years now.

Congrats!


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Patrick James
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Happy b-day!


Old dude!


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It might be interesting, and a bit enlightening, to get a survey of everyone's ages. It might be an interesting statistic to see the distribution of people here and find out what the average age is. It's kind of cool that via the internet a 16 year old can exchange advice with a 70 year old, and see each other as complete equals.
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AmieeRock
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I actually loved turning 30. It is that fabulous age when you can say, "hey I'm 30!" and mean "I'm young enough to have a good time and get a little crazy." But can also say, "Hey, I'm 30!" and mean, " listen up, I'm old enough to have a little experience and wisdom."

So thirty didn't make ME feel old. No, what made me feel old was calling my university to get a copy of my transcripts and find out that I was an "archive."


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Natej11
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30 is practically adolescent these days. Statistically the average age for people getting married for the first time is early 30s.

Of course, it's a whole other story in Utah...


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