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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    Great then, Sucks Now

    What five things take the biggest dive from awesome in your teens/early 20s to terrible in your 30s/40s? Some of these feeelings are due to relationships, some to having kids, and others to 'maturity' (whatever that is).

    I do realize some of you here in aren't quite there age-wise, but you can still play.

    Here is my list. Now get off my lawn!

    1. An all night bender
    2. Danceclubs
    3. Chessy horror flicks
    4. Wanting to live on a sailboat
    5. Being a bachelor
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    What five things take the biggest dive from awesome in your teens/early 20s to terrible in your 30s/40s? Some of these feeelings are due to relationships, some to having kids, and others to 'maturity' (whatever that is).

    I do realize some of you here in aren't quite there age-wise, but you can still play.

    Here is my list. Now get off my lawn!

    1. An all night bender
    2. Danceclubs
    3. Chessy horror flicks
    4. Wanting to live on a sailboat
    5. Being a bachelor
    I don't know, seems like you summed it up pretty well right there.
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    Sunbathing
    Staying up all night drinking then going to Krispy Kreme
    Drinking everclear or 151
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    What about sleeping in on the weekends??

    Sure it would be nice, but I have way too many things to get done to sleep in now.
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    Birthday. What's the point after 21?
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    being responsible for no one but yourself - don't like your boss? Just freakin' tell the a-hole off, quit and get another job!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Driving a crappy car. In my neighborhood at my school, it meant you were independent. Drove a nice car? Did your daddy buy that for his little man? How sweet! A lot of good kids with nice dads took a lot of crap from more working class neighborhood kids like us. We drove beaters and were proud of it. They were ours.

    At 40 it just doesn't convey the same feelings of pride and independence to me that it used to.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    At 40 it just doesn't convey the same feelings of pride and independence to me that it used to.
    Because cars are generally a pain in the ass.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Swim suits.

    Shopping at the mall (unless one is by oneself).

    Romantic comedies.

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    Wow these picks are all superb!

    I will add:
    1- shots of liquor
    2- greasy food at late hours
    3- loud music (unless it is my own on rare occasions) but at bars, restaurants, or movie theaters, no thanks!
    4- leggings (yes I said it!)
    5- friends who just drop by unannounced
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Wow these picks are all superb!

    I will add:
    2- greasy food at late hours
    Amen to all listed, but and especially big "Amen" to this. HOW is it fair that anything greasy or garlic-laden should start making me so sick when I eat it late? WTH, am I to somehow give up delicious left-over pizza accompanying late night TV binges? That sucks.
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    4- leggings (yes I said it!)
    Oh no! Is there an age limit that I don't know about?! I haven't watched "What Not to Wear" in a looong time.

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    Cruising up and down main street
    Going to a midnight showing of a movie
    ATF parties
    CB Radios
    Ripping on people who wear costumes to midnight showings of a movie (oh wait, that is still cool)

    Off-topic:
    When I started the list, I realized that some of the things are better now then they were back then, so they fell off the list
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    Quote Originally posted by terraplnr View post
    Oh no! Is there an age limit that I don't know about?! I haven't watched "What Not to Wear" in a looong time.
    No I'm just giving the guys a hard time since they have all been raving about them recently!
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    5. Being a bachelor
    Past my forties, but, to be honest, being a bachelor is starting to sound better and better. . My wife is a lovely, sweet and accommodating woman. I love my son.

    It's the old adage: "It's not you. It is me." It is me. Being a family man prevents me from being selfish. I want to be selfish sometimes. Sometimes I wish I could be the irresponsible, rule-bender and law breaker I was in my 20s.
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    This is going back farther than my teens, there are a whole slew of shows like Gilligan’s Island, Hogan’s Heroes, etc. that I remember watching hours of as a kid. Have you seen Gilligan’s Island recently? What a horrifying show! Its just terrible all-around - the bad acting and writing, the canned laughter. Just truly terrible.

    Staying up all night is also definitely not fun anymore.
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    All good suggestions. I would have to add fast food restaurants. Specifically, McDonald, Burger King, and the like. There is still a place in my world for the likes of Chipotle and El Pollo Loco.
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    Six spoonfuls of coke? I admit I don't know much about abusing any other drug but booze, but ain't that a lot?!?
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Six spoonfuls of coke? I admit I don't know much about abusing any other drug but booze, but ain't that a lot?!?
    I'm no expert, but I suspect the refinement sucked then, probably little better than slicing the leaf's central vein and sucking on it. Not willing to wager on it, tho...
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    Quote Originally posted by ColoGI View post
    I'm no expert, but I suspect the refinement sucked then, probably little better than slicing the leaf's central vein and sucking on it. Not willing to wager on it, tho...
    Clearly, to get cocaine from the coca leaf requires a mutli step process using a variety of chemicals and solvents. The History Channel has a great series on the Drug trade.
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    Camping in a tent.
    General admission concerts (esp. with standing only).
    Midnight movies.

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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Clearly, to get cocaine from the coca leaf requires a mutli step process using a variety of chemicals and solvents. The History Channel has a great series on the Drug trade.
    Not being a TV watcher, does this series state that the refinement now is better than then, and the end product therefore more potent?
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