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Posted: 9/23/2004 11:21:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:22:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Haven't bought a Corvette or starting trying to bang chicks half my age or anything yet. Also don't have a sense of unachieved accomplishments based upon my expectations for this point in my life.

But I have noticed I am getting extremely nostalgic for things from my youth. Been collecting DVDs of movies from that time and been listening to music that was out when I was a kid. Also I notice I've been thinking a LOT about those times and occassionally wishing I could return to them.

Also resisting the urge to buy things I had in my youth.

What gives?

Please help me before I start buying Star Wars action figures on Ebay.



Yessss! New Arfcom Productions on the way!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:25:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Haven't bought a Corvette or starting trying to bang chicks half my age or anything yet. Also don't have a sense of unachieved accomplishments based upon my expectations for this point in my life.

But I have noticed I am getting extremely nostalgic for things from my youth. Been collecting DVDs of movies from that time and been listening to music that was out when I was a kid. Also I notice I've been thinking a LOT about those times and occassionally wishing I could return to them.

Also resisting the urge to buy things I had in my youth.

What gives?

Please help me before I start buying Star Wars action figures on Ebay.



Yessss! New Arfcom Productions on the way!





My thoughts exactly.

As for the midlife crisis---I'm only 29, and I spend a fair amount of time 'looking back'. I haven't yet found anything in my past that I can go back and change.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:27:46 AM EST


You're not old enough.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:28:43 AM EST
Here's your Problem


Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
.

"I've been thinking a LOT"



Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:30:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By M10KEN:
Here's your Problem


Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
.

"I've been thinking a LOT"






DING-DING-DING...Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:30:50 AM EST
Youth...the future is far off and the past is easily forgotten..what's not to like. I think it was easier and more natural to live in the moment.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:39:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:39:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:45:02 AM EST
Midlife? Hell, you never progressed past playing with dolls apparently......
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:46:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By M10KEN:
Here's your Problem


Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
.

"I've been thinking a LOT"







I think therefore I post.

IN the immortal words of TexR..."Beer, its cheaper than therapy."
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:48:38 AM EST
AUG,
I am only 26 and am looking back at stuff I had when I was a kid. Thankfully Hasbro reissued some of the original GIJoe Real American Hero collection. I have been after wierd collectables lately. For some reason I am interested in Schwinn Stingrays. Thanks Arvin
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:50:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:53:32 AM EST
My youth was so misspent in jail and reform school, I only look to the future now. I screwed up bad in my past. I try and make today count and the future too if it comes.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:53:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Waldo:

You're not old enough.



+1
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:55:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:01:10 PM EST
This is the beginning of a mid-life crisis. The crisis is not far behind this stage. You must be somewhere around 35?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:04:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:05:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:06:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Haven't bought a Corvette or starting trying to bang chicks half my age or anything yet. Also don't have a sense of unachieved accomplishments based upon my expectations for this point in my life.

But I have noticed I am getting extremely nostalgic for things from my youth. Been collecting DVDs of movies from that time and been listening to music that was out when I was a kid. Also I notice I've been thinking a LOT about those times and occassionally wishing I could return to them.

Also resisting the urge to buy things I had in my youth.

What gives?

Please help me before I start buying Star Wars action figures on Ebay.



I think it is time for you to buy are harley and start banging chicks half your age (as long as your older than 36).
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:09:03 PM EST
i drink, therefore i post
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:14:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 12:22:05 PM EST by The_Macallan]
Oh yeah, bigtime.

It's natural - got the same thing mon. Early mid-life crisis creeping into your mind.

Finding yourself wanting to go back to the old stomping grounds?
Spending time looking out for those favorite tunes, movies and such that were part of your landscape?
Maybe if you can recreate the landscape a little you can "go back" and relive those great times?

Yep, you got the bug mon.

How far back you going?

For me, from a 2004 perspective, the early 80s seemed like a perfect time:
1st yrs of College.
Good friends.
Lots of freedom.
Kept same high school buddies in college.
No heavy obligations.
Reagan firmly in charge.
MTV actually played music.
The whole world ahead
The days just seemed... brighter.

"Don't let it be forgot,
that once there was a spot,
for one brief shining moment,
that was known as Camelot."


Everyone's got a "personal Camelot" - that part of their life that was a "brief shining moment" where all was right with the world, yet one which will never come again. And one which can only be fully appreciated from a distance.

Thing is... right now will be a time in your life that, maybe in 20 more years, you'll look back on with just as much fondness as you're doing now with your youth.


Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:14:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
The old saying was 'Cherchez la femme', but when we got old, the saying became, 'Cherchez le plus jeune femme'!

Eric The(LeVieilHomme)Hun



ne franscias pas sur l'arfcomme.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:17:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:22:42 PM EST
AUG,
While you are waiting for the Corvette, you still can have the strippers! If you don't want to spend the bread on the Corvette you could always buy a Chevette and pimp it out. It is still a vette. Oh and not to fuel your list but Schwinn reissued the Grey Ghost Stingray and MSRP is only $250!!! Stingrays!!!! Thanks Arvin
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:50:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Just this once, and then never again!



I will hold you to that.


"Monsieur CavVet"??? You know that aint right!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:54:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
The old saying was 'Cherchez la femme', but when we got old, the saying became, 'Cherchez le plus jeune femme'!

Eric The(LeVieilHomme)Hun



ne franscias pas sur l'arfcomme.




l'enfer, c'est les autres.....
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:56:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 12:58:03 PM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:02:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Post from SteyrAUG -

....or starting trying to bang chicks half my age or anything yet.

Stop right there, friend!

What sort of 'crisis' is it if you start trying to 'bang chicks half your age'???!!!

That doesn't sound like any crisis, to me.

What would be a crisis, if if you were trying 'to bang chicks half your age' and you were either (1) unsuccessful, or (2) incapable.

Now either of those possibilities would represent a 'CRISIS', in my way of thinking.

Sorry, to intrude into this thread, but I think this point must be made on behalf of all of us old 50+ year old types who are constantly in search of the perfect...PIE.

The old saying was 'Cherchez la femme', but when we got old, the saying became, 'Cherchez le plus jeune femme'!

Eric The(LeVieilHomme)Hun



Amen Brother!

--RR
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:15:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 1:16:24 PM EST by The_Macallan]

I just can't believe all the fucking FRENCH talk going on here!

This is fucking AMERICA dammit!!!

SPEAK ENGLISH!!


Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:24:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
I just can't believe all the fucking FRENCH talk going on here!

This is fucking AMERICA dammit!!!

SPEAK ENGLISH!!





<handclap>

+1



Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:40:52 PM EST
What are you, 35? Too young............
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:42:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:47:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 2:48:14 PM EST by cduarte]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By TimJ:
What are you, 35? Too young............




35ish 37




Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:59:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 3:03:35 PM EST by Grey_Ghost]
Well enjoy all the thinking, past and present because before to long
you will not be able to think of anything !! [Al Timers ]
pardon my spelling
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:20:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Ogre_4070:
This is the beginning of a mid-life crisis. The crisis is not far behind this stage. You must be somewhere around 35?




Crap I've been pegged.

So I can still look forward to the Corvette and strippers?



Yes! Somewhere between 38 and 42 the need for a sports car and young women (or younger men in my case) kicks in. Be prepared .
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:26:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:28:15 PM EST
Mid life crisis for a women is, hot flashes, mood swings, sagging boobs,

mid life crisis for men, 20 year old blonds, Harleys, and a new gun
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:38:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By pointtarget:
Mid life crisis for a women is, hot flashes, mood swings, sagging boobs,

mid life crisis for men, 20 year old blonds, Harleys, and a new gun



Says who? For me it is sports cars and younger men and I'm thinking about a gun purchase.

No hat flashes, no sagging boobs and no more mood swings than usual . You have been misinformed - or I am unusual.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:42:14 PM EST
At my age, it only gets hard in the middle
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:42:44 PM EST
I find it better to live in the present, think about future and remember the past.

Scratch that, take life as it comes for you cannot change the past or predict the future.
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