On Turning 30

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    Jan 03, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    In two weeks and change, I'll be 30 years old. I've wanted to be 30 since I was 15, so I'm quite looking forward to entering into Manhood.

    How (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    My 30th wasn't too eventful. I don't like to make deal about my birthday to begin with. I just had a casual dinner with some family and friends. And that was it.

    I stopped caring about my age after my 25th birthday. I mean at 18, you can vote, enter legal contracts, join the military. At 21, you can buy alcohol, enter bars/clubs, gamble. At 25, you can rent a car. Not much else after that. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    They say a man is most productive from 40 to 55. So your still off a bit....
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I threw a huge party. I can't wait for my second annual 30th birthday next year so I can do it all over again.
  • MadeinMich

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    Jan 03, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    USArmyMutt saidIn two weeks and change, I'll be 30 years old. I've wanted to be 30 since I was 15, so I'm quite looking forward to entering into Manhood.

    How (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?


    I am scarred as shit of turning 30 next year and getting older mainly because
    am not where I want to be inmylife right now. Due to this shitty economy and monsterous student loans payment I pretty much live how I did when I graduated from college. My career has been on hold for a while and honestly, I don't know where I'm going in life. I'm scarred as shit to think I coud be stuck in my dead end job for another year and not practicing in what I went to school for.
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif I can't remember 30, but at 31 I got my first BJ icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    USArmyMutt saidIn two weeks and change, I'll be 30 years old. I've wanted to be 30 since I was 15, so I'm quite looking forward to entering into Manhood.

    How (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?


    I am scarred as shit of turning 30 next year and getting older mainly because
    am not where I want to be inmylife right now. Due to this shitty economy and monsterous student loans payment I pretty much live how I did when I graduated from college. My career has been on hold for a while and honestly, I don't know where I'm going in life. I'm scarred as shit to think I coud be stuck in my dead end job for another year and not practicing in what I went to school for.


    i feel you. in 2 years i'll have to start repaying my student loans for the following 5 years... i'll be 32 by then and will still have nothing icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    Well in case I forget, a hearty birthday to ya lad! stay sexy! icon_cool.gif

    Maybe you can get yourself a new weapon .. Here is a medieval tune to celebrate icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    You've wanted to be 30 since you were 15? I don't think I've looked forward to turning any age besides 21. I had a party with friends for my 30th, which I think is the best way to ring in any birthday.

    Hope you have a great birthday!
  • MadeinMich

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    Jan 03, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidicon_rolleyes.gif I can't remember 30, but at 31 I got my first BJ icon_lol.gif


    Damn...Really?!?!?!? I wish I was arond 17 years ago. You were way too old and probably to fine to just start letting someone whistle on your willy at 30.
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    USArmyMutt saidIn two weeks and change, I'll be 30 years old. I've wanted to be 30 since I was 15, so I'm quite looking forward to entering into Manhood.

    How (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?


    I am scarred as shit of turning 30 next year and getting older mainly because
    am not where I want to be inmylife right now. Due to this shitty economy and monsterous student loans payment I pretty much live how I did when I graduated from college. My career has been on hold for a while and honestly, I don't know where I'm going in life. I'm scarred as shit to think I coud be stuck in my dead end job for another year and not practicing in what I went to school for.



    I totally agree with you and so do developmental psychologists. It seems that as we go through each of the developmental stages, we compare ourselves with those who are also in the same stage. If we are at a certain stage, and we are developing at the same rate as our peers, then we usually make the transition smoothly and without too much trouble. However, if we are behind in our developmental progress, then we may feel a little inferior to our peers and feel confusion and anxiety.

    When I turned 30 I didn't feel like I was keeping up with people in my age group, and I started to feel badly for myself. I realized that I never really did fit into any type of mold, so I just said to hell with it. I'm enjoying my life, so why should I care about how other 30 year olds live their lives.

    I'm in college, for the second time, at 30, and I love it. It actually keeps me feeling young because of all of the 18 -- 25 year olds running around.

    Oh, and most people don't get a career that they studied for. My first degree was in philosophy and sociology, and I can say that there are not many jobs requiring either of them. That's why I'm now back in school for a second time.

    Good luck to both of you!
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    ActiveAndFit saidicon_rolleyes.gif I can't remember 30, but at 31 I got my first BJ icon_lol.gif


    Damn...Really?!?!?!? I wish I was arond 17 years ago. You were way too old and probably to fine to just start letting someone whistle on your willy at 30.
    icon_lol.gif I was a repressed lad icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    Im certainly not where I want to be either. Goals havent been met, etc. But I've refined and restated new goals to myself and I'm already hard at work on them. Its been my opinion since I was a kid that a Man's life doesnt really begin until he is 30. Everything prior is just practice.

    None of my other birthday were a big deal to me. I was sneeking into the Eagle in Providence since I was 16, and I've always looked much older than I am. I dont drink, so turning 21 didnt matter. I've never, ever been carded, when buying drinks for other people.
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    well feel free to come to san diego and get yer B'day licks icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I went to a Jay-Z concert. He defined my 20s. It was only right to end them with his concert.
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    Jan 03, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    According to the Mayans the world ends on my 30th birthday. Ironic?
  • MadeinMich

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    Jan 03, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    Logan_McQ said
    MadeinMich said
    USArmyMutt saidIn two weeks and change, I'll be 30 years old. I've wanted to be 30 since I was 15, so I'm quite looking forward to entering into Manhood.

    How (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?


    I am scarred as shit of turning 30 next year and getting older mainly because
    am not where I want to be inmylife right now. Due to this shitty economy and monsterous student loans payment I pretty much live how I did when I graduated from college. My career has been on hold for a while and honestly, I don't know where I'm going in life. I'm scarred as shit to think I coud be stuck in my dead end job for another year and not practicing in what I went to school for.



    I totally agree with you and so do developmental psychologists. It seems that as we go through each of the developmental stages, we compare ourselves with those who are also in the same stage. If we are at a certain stage, and we are developing at the same rate as our peers, then we usually make the transition smoothly and without too much trouble. However, if we are behind in our developmental progress, then we may feel a little inferior to our peers and feel confusion and anxiety.

    When I turned 30 I didn't feel like I was keeping up with people in my age group, and I started to feel badly for myself. I realized that I never really did fit into any type of mold, so I just said to hell with it. I'm enjoying my life, so why should I care about how other 30 year olds live their lives.

    I'm in college, for the second time, at 30, and I love it. It actually keeps me feeling young because of all of the 18 -- 25 year olds running around.

    Oh, and most people don't get a career that they studied for. My first degree was in philosophy and sociology, and I can say that there are not many jobs requiring either of them. That's why I'm now back in school for a second time.

    Good luck to both of you!




    Thanks Logan_McQ,
    You're absolutely right. But I am very passionate about what I studied. I just can't seem to find a job in it right now. And you're right my peers are developing more than I am. They still have jobs in more lucrative cities and are getting married and starting families and I have no hope of that. Looking at Facebook gets kinda depressing sometime.
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    Jan 03, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    You're still a puppy dog. There's no need to rush into anything. Relax and enjoy your 30's because once you hit 40, you're fucked.
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    Jan 03, 2010 12:13 PM GMT
    reppaT saidYou're still a puppy dog. There's no need to rush into anything. Relax and enjoy your 30's because once you hit 40, you're fucked.


    Such a cheery little soul icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 12:20 PM GMT
    reppaT saidYou're still a puppy dog. There's no need to rush into anything. Relax and enjoy your 30's because once you hit 40, you're fucked.


    I haven't found that to be the case at all.

    Happy 30th buddy. Hope you have many more.
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    Jan 03, 2010 12:40 PM GMT
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    reppaT saidYou're still a puppy dog. There's no need to rush into anything. Relax and enjoy your 30's because once you hit 40, you're fucked.


    Such a cheery little soul icon_rolleyes.gif


    I tire easily, my vision is shot, I pass out the second after I cum, I no longer use Viagra strictly as a recreational drug, my metabolism has slowed to a crawl, my gym routine has had to change to adjust to slower muscle growth and longer recovery time, I have hair growing out of places I never thought hair could, or should, grow, I'm almost completely grey now (yes, I dyed), there are times when I bend over but can't stand back up, and the list goes on. So, while I feel more secure today than I ever did in my 30's, there's not a single man out there who can convince me that they're more energetic in their 40's or 50's than they were in their 20's or 30's. I'm sorry. You can keep swimming down the river Denial, and living life like the 50-year-old "rock star" we've all seen in the Bowflex commercials, but I tend to be more of a realist, myself.
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    Jan 03, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    Can I do my Happybirthday by Marilyn Monroe impression for ya??

    I can totally pull off the heals, not so much the dress, but the heals.. well damn

    Happy Birthday icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    USArmyMutt saidHow (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?

    As an Army guy, you may like the black humor of my 30th birthday. I was a US Army Captain in West Berlin, Germany, when it was still a divided city. I was also married at that time, to an Army Lieutenant, and we lived in furnished officers quarters near the US Embassy.

    Unlike you, I viewed turning 30 as a dreadful fate, and so my wife & I decided to conduct my birthday as a wake. We forewarned our friends, in case they might find the prospect in poor taste, perhaps having recently lost a loved one of their own, but none declined the invitation to our house party.

    Our residence was done all in mourning, with a black wreath on the door, and black bunting all around the place, including over my Mozart sheet music album, open to my favorite piano sonata (No. 11 in A Major, K.331, on my piano I had shipped there from the States). We debated whether I should "lie in state" on the sofa as our guests entered, but we judged that too pretentious, and might suggest they were expected to say a prayer at my side, something I wouldn't even want at my real funeral.

    Our guests brought sympathy cards instead of birthday ones, addressed to my wife, not to me, who greeted the "mourners" at the door, as I remained discreetly in a bedroom. They all sadly expressed their grief to her at the tragic loss of my youth.

    I entered after everyone had arrived, and they all took turns offering me their deepest sympathies, telling me in exaggerated terms how good I looked under the circumstances, just as people say after viewing the corpse. Later we cut an all-black cake.

    The whole party terribly macabre, and no doubt in bad taste, but we loved grim humor, perhaps encouraged by our mutual profession. If you can't make fun of death then you can't be defiant in the face of it. My birthdays at 40, 50, and 60 were also rather strange, stories for another time, but I still think my 30th "took the cake." LOL!

    And congrats to you on yours!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    USArmyMutt saidHow (did you/would you like to) celebrate on your 30th Birthday?

    As an Army guy, you may like the black humor of my 30th birthday. I was a US Army Captain in West Berlin, Germany, when it was still a divided city. I was also married at that time, to an Army Lieutenant, and we lived in furnished officers quarters near the US Embassy.

    Unlike you, I viewed turning 30 as a dreadful fate, and so my wife & I decided to conduct my birthday as a wake. We forewarned our friends, in case they might find the prospect in poor taste, perhaps having recently lost a loved one of their own, but none declined the invitation to our house party.

    Our residence was done all in mourning, with a black wreath on the door, and black bunting all around the place, including over my Mozart sheet music album, open to my favorite piano sonata (No. 11 in A Major, K.331, on my piano I had shipped there from the States). We debated whether I should "lie in state" on the sofa as our guests entered, but we judged that too pretentious, and might suggest they were expected to say a prayer at my side, something I wouldn't even want at my real funeral.

    Our guests brought sympathy cards instead of birthday ones, addressed to my wife, not to me, who greeted the "mourners" at the door, as I remained discreetly in a bedroom. They all sadly expressed their grief to her at the tragic loss of my youth.

    I entered after everyone had arrived, and they all took turns offering me their deepest sympathies, telling me in exaggerated terms how good I looked under the circumstances, just as people say after viewing the corpse. Later we cut an all-black cake.

    The whole party terribly macabre, and no doubt in bad taste, but we loved grim humor, perhaps encouraged by our mutual profession. If you can't make fun of death then you can't be defiant in the face of it. My birthdays at 40, 50, and 60 were also rather strange, stories for another time, but I still think my 30th "took the cake." LOL!

    And congrats to you on yours!!! icon_biggrin.gif



    I loved this and I wished I knew you then because this sounds like it would been very interesting to attend. Actually this was also on QAF for Brian's 30th birthday. They had a 'death day' cake. I fancied the idea myself. But I'm past 30. I think I wanted to cry when I turned. And cry everyday since.

    Ugh I'm over 30. icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 03, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    I didnt take my 30th birthday well at all. It was pretty scary for me. Now im fine with my age (sometimes)icon_lol.gif This year I will be 32 and instead of doing nothing and feeling sorry for myself. I want to do something. Dinner with friends, party it up.