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Okay, I knew this day was coming. Been dreading it, and its here.

Thirty really didn?t bother me but this one punches me square in the face. Just saying it, if someone asks me how old I am I have to say ?I?m forty?. Doesn?t that sound gruesome?

 

I wondered where I would be in my life at 40. I had projected some of my parents tendencies upon myself that thankfully didn?t come true. I thought for sure when I was forty I would be listening to Lawrence Welk, but thankfully that didn?t happen. Still listening to Metallica etc, but I have found myself dabbling in James Taylor too.

I noticed something else. I often wondered why when I was throwing a football around with my dad why he would not throw overhand, he would submarine the ball. I now throw the ball around with my stepson and the first 8-10 tosses you will hear a grunt from me as my hand is coming over my shoulder to throw. Its not like a Monica Seles grunt to get more ?oomph? on it, its pain and stiffness. Now mind you, I?m by no means out of shape. I work out 6 days a week, its just father time taking control.

I had hoped that at 40 I would be successful, be in a good relationship, and be happy. I believe I?m successful(by no means rich, but have a gratifying job and get paid decently), have a wonderful wife, who is a lot of fun to be with, and overall I?m quite happy. The problem is, it doesn?t change the fact that I?m still forty.

One thing I?m quite grateful for is that I never thought I would be so intently in to video games at this age, but thankfully I?m still 16 mentally.

So I hope your proud of yourselves when you pump some lead into my head in Splinter Cell, that you just picked off an old man with withering reflexes.

Better watch out all of you at this site. 40 is coming, and its looking for you!

 

p.s. I?ve heard every April fools day birthday joke ever, so don?t even bother.

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Originally posted by Bruce B@Apr 1 2004, 06:26 AM

So I hope your proud of yourselves when you pump some lead into my head in Splinter Cell, that you just picked off an old man with withering reflexes.

Hey, Sam Shepard is an older operative anyway, right? Look what he can do at his age!

 

Congrats, Bruce! Glad to know there are a few on this board who are still older than me. :D I'll be 37 this year.

 

Carlos.

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Holy Crap, there are people THAT old on this forum!

I'm going to hide in a closet with a GameCube, I don't wanna ever get that old!

 

;)

 

 

Don't worry Bruce I won't try any April Fool's gag on you,... I just hope you have a very Happy Birthday,... Fool!

 

Here, I got you a Birthday Monkey, Enjoy!

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So I hope your proud of yourselves when you pump some lead into my head in Splinter Cell, that you just picked off an old man with withering reflexes.

 

Heyyy, leave me alone, there should be no personal attacks on LCVG! ;)

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Four hours? Hmm... Seems to be just the right amount of time to brainstorm your way around the golf course. If your back can take it, that is. :P

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youngsters, all a yuns.

 

43 here and not slowing down yet. Gaming or otherwise.

 

New bicycle arriving today. This will make 5 in my stable :lol:

 

This one is a high racer recumbent for some high speed cruising on the road.

 

Age is relative.

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Originally posted by Jordan_E@Apr 1 2004, 11:41 AM

Buddy, in 6 days I turn 43 and I'm still gaming like there's no tomorrow, although for guys our age that line gets scarier every freaking day! From a line in one of my scripts: "We're not getting old, just older." :tu:

There are people on this earth older than me! Hooray!

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There are people on this earth older than me! Hooray!

 

Gee, you are gullible Bruce,... uh, hello McFly, today's April 1st, April Fool's Day! He was just pulling your leg, you are in fact the oldest person on earth. :lmfao: I think that Birthday Monkey has gotten loose and knocked Bruce in the head. ;)

 

How was your 4 hour TPS reports analysis meeting? :green:

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Originally posted by Carlucci+Apr 1 2004, 07:46 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Carlucci @ Apr 1 2004, 07:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Bruce B@Apr 1 2004, 06:26 AM

So I hope your proud of yourselves when you pump some lead into my head in Splinter Cell, that you just picked off an old man with withering reflexes.

Hey, Sam Shepard is an older operative anyway, right? Look what he can do at his age!

 

Congrats, Bruce! Glad to know there are a few on this board who are still older than me. :D I'll be 37 this year.

 

Carlos. [/b]

Who's Sam Shepard?

 

Happy 40th, Bruce!

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