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Posted: 4/21/2013 9:06:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:09:50 PM EDT by jatobi]
Turned 27 Thursday, I ask those of you who've been there....

Where were you, and what were you doing at the ripe old (or young) age of 27?

ETA:  Better title.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:07:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:08:58 PM EDT by Jday]
I'll let you know in 6 years

ETA:  I'll probably be living in DFW or Houston and working for the construction company that I'm about to start an internship with.  Maybe I'll be married by then, too.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:08:36 PM EDT
Was at RAF Lakenheath
Air traffic controller in the old tower.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:08:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:08:52 PM EDT by jatobi]
Originally Posted By Jday:
I'll let you know in 6 years


, get a move on already!
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:08:46 PM EDT

Met my wife. It was a good year.


Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:11:08 PM EDT
days consisted of: work, swimming 2 miles a day and getting more pussy than a transvaginal rape wand.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:11:28 PM EDT
Drinking my brains out and being miserable.  

I hope you choose a different route.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:12:44 PM EDT
that would have been 1999.  i was working a bar in north dallas, pulling in ~50K/yr working maybe 20 hours a week.  spent the rest of my time partying and doing other fun stuff.  other than stories and some very close friends, i have absolutely zero to show for it.



IOW, i was really stupid and short-sighted.  seriously--start planning now.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:12:48 PM EDT
Caretaker at a Titan 1 missile silo/ Running a huge bar.
Start dieting and working out like a motherfucker RIGHT NOW regardless of what shape you're in.
I was pigging out on pizza and mountain dew one day when I was 22-23 or so, and a guy said "you're going to hate life when you turn 30 and your metabolism shits the bed".





I had NO CLUE how right he was.  I'm 31 and it was like a freaking light switch got flipped.


 
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:13:08 PM EDT
Special Forces Captain; Okinawa, Japan; Commanding a Special Forces A-Detachment.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:13:29 PM EDT
Probably stuck at work.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:14:21 PM EDT
tip.  I'd love to have that age back.  Take care of your body.  Solidify relationships.  You should be already, but start stacking cash for retirement. Make sure you have a piece of property.
Start making sure you have a gal of mother quality.

I did some of that. =)
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:14:40 PM EDT
I'm 27 now.  I'm married, have a kid, and work on a drilling rig.  27 is no different from 26.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:15:56 PM EDT
VQ-3, TACAMO
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:16:16 PM EDT
Drinking peppermint schnapps on a sleigh ride to go christmas caroling.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:16:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKsala:
swimming 2 miles a day.


What, you Michael Phelps or something?  

Sorry, just...yeah, I like to swim...just not 2 miles worth.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:17:57 PM EDT
Whatever I'll be doing seven years from now.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:18:17 PM EDT
I was living in SC, enjoying life on the beach.  

Thanks for reminding me, OP.  I hate you.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:19:02 PM EDT
I don't remember that far back.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:19:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NY_Shooter:
I was living in SC, enjoying life on the beach.  

Thanks for reminding me, OP.  I hate you.

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Well...

I'm sure it was a very pleasurable experience.

Quite possibly painful in more than one way.

Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:20:13 PM EDT
Working for a defense contractor and my girlfriend at the time did me a huge favor by breaking up with me that night.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:22:49 PM EDT
Iraq, getting drunk in my CHU with bootleg iraqi whiskey, and I barfed, then the next morning we went out and got ambushed on RPG alley. We all made it back and I think we killed a few people, I hope they were the right people.....
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:23:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:23:33 PM EDT
In the hospital, had a staph infection in my leg that almost killed me.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:24:34 PM EDT
Serving in the First Gulf War
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:25:55 PM EDT
I was at work.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:26:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TechGal26:
I don't remember that far back.  


That's 24 years ago. I don't remember what I had to eat last night, and you expect me to talk about being 27?  Enjoy having a stiff one and hair!

Oh, I still got hair... and sometimes a stiff one, but she don't want it anymore.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:26:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:27:47 PM EDT by jatobi]
Originally Posted By DocBach:
In the hospital, had a staph infection in my leg that almost killed me.


Jeebus.

I won't ask how you got it...but damn.  On your birthday no less.

ETA:

I actually don't entirely mean exactly on your birthday.  Just a general, when you turned 27, where in life were you.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:27:47 PM EDT
I was going on 8 years of marriage, had a 2-year old, worked at a credit union and was getting ready to move into our second home.  A lot's happened since then.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:31:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2013 9:33:41 PM EDT by Madcap72]





Originally Posted By -GunNutJuell-:



Iraq, getting drunk in my CHU with bootleg iraqi whiskey, and I barfed, then the next morning we went out and got ambushed on RPG alley. We all made it back and I think we killed a few people, I hope they were the right people.....



I got shitty on bootleg iraqi gin one night and tried to help the Engineer fill hesco barriers with some FUCKING ENORMOUS excavator.   He was drunk enough to be dumb enough to let me attempt to operate it.
Also puked, also had to patrol the next day.
ETA- At least it wasn't ambush day for me.  We had just swapped the Mk-19 for a .50...  I have a feeling M2's are worse for hangovers.





 
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:31:21 PM EDT
Right here in NW Louisiana. Turned 27 in '06.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:34:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jatobi:
Originally Posted By AKsala:
swimming 2 miles a day.


What, you Michael Phelps or something?  

Sorry, just...yeah, I like to swim...just not 2 miles worth.



Phelps probably does 7+ a day.   my longest swim was 10 miles so phelps would be like, on another planet compared to me.  Sylvan, a member on here can tell you that 2 mi a day is no big deal.  1 in the AM one in the PM.  I did open water swimming back then.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:34:43 PM EDT
Had just dumped my life back in Michigan and moved to CA.  Felt like I had a whole new life in front of me and it turned out I did.  Been a great ride.  Yeah, I know, shitty gun laws and all.  But it has rocked and continues to.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:35:44 PM EDT
Ask me again in 5.5 years.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:36:51 PM EDT
Middle of a three year, one month sentence in a max security jail.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:37:23 PM EDT
I was cammied up in some tall grass with an M-16A2 learning how to lay ambushes in the Texas hill country.  My birthday breakfast was a cold Beef Stew MRE I ate while watching the sun come up and pondering my future in the military and not knowing what a wild ride lay before me.  All of my birthdays since then have paled in comparison but have all had a flavor otherwise savored.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:37:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKsala:
Originally Posted By jatobi:
Originally Posted By AKsala:
swimming 2 miles a day.


What, you Michael Phelps or something?  

Sorry, just...yeah, I like to swim...just not 2 miles worth.



Phelps probably does 7+ a day.   my longest swim was 10 miles so phelps would be like, on another planet compared to me.  Sylvan, a member on here can tell you that 2 mi a day is no big deal.  1 in the AM one in the PM.  I did open water swimming back then.


Eh, I know people who do that.  Just not that interested in it.  Good workout, but meh.

Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:37:38 PM EDT
27 was good. I was showing my restored truck on weekends and saving my money. 5 years later my life changed for the worse as there were several deaths in my family that changed my life for ever. After I got over that depressing hump I bought a motorcycle!

Enjoy each day op, life goes fast.

Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:38:28 PM EDT
Married for 4 years, son was 2 almost 3 y/o, expecting my 2nd son 6 months after my 27th B-day, lost my job of 8 years 2 weeks after my b-day.... it was a shitty year, but we had our second boy, and that made up for it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:38:48 PM EDT
2009 Working in the MOC at Minot AFB, ND.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:39:23 PM EDT
I was 1 month into Army flight training at Rucker.......thanks for bringing that up!
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:43:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jatobi:
Originally Posted By AKsala:
Originally Posted By jatobi:
Originally Posted By AKsala:
swimming 2 miles a day.


What, you Michael Phelps or something?  

Sorry, just...yeah, I like to swim...just not 2 miles worth.



Phelps probably does 7+ a day.   my longest swim was 10 miles so phelps would be like, on another planet compared to me.  Sylvan, a member on here can tell you that 2 mi a day is no big deal.  1 in the AM one in the PM.  I did open water swimming back then.


Eh, I know people who do that.  Just not that interested in it.  Good workout, but meh.



it makes your shoulders wide, and studies have proven women think the shoulder to waist ratio is equal to height in what they find attractive.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:45:43 PM EDT
Managing a Dominos Pizza store, partying a lot, great sex year.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:47:56 PM EDT
I'll tell you in two years,

Should have another kid, be debt free and running the family business.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:48:46 PM EDT
Ramadi, Iraq. 2006
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:51:25 PM EDT
I was a cop in Georgia. Had an apartment overlooking a lake, and a sports car. Good times.

 
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 9:55:00 PM EDT
I'll post back Wednesday at triple zero one.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 10:15:29 PM EDT
Was working full time from 4am to 1pm...in grad school working on my MBA in the afternoons and sleeping with 18yo college girl on the weekends
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 10:17:14 PM EDT
I was freshly divorced, so I will guess I was drunk and nailing every 5 or above I could get to talk to me.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2013 10:22:31 PM EDT
Was an airborne infantryman in Alaska, recently home from Afghanistan.  No wife, girlfriend, or kids.  Not much money.  Lived in the barracks with a bunch of younger kids, had two surgeries, failed my hearing tests for the first time, got diagnosed with TBI, and only got laid like 3 times the whole year.



Not one of my better years.
Link Posted: 4/21/2013 10:24:28 PM EDT
Recently left Active Army and doing my first year Nat'l Guard and doing full time college.
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