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It's a pretty odd thing to say at 22 (almost 23), but I've been feeling more and more that way lately. I just found out tonight that one of my good friends from high school is engaged, another friend is getting married in June, two others are engaged, one is now married and having a baby in September, and most of them are starting to graduate from college and get jobs in the real world. I still have a year left due to my five-year program, single currently, and don't have a permanent job yet (although I'm working again this summer at the same arch firm I was at last summer). It's amazing how much has changed from a year ago...and I'll soon be out of college and living the 8-5 world.

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I thought this thread would be about your listening to a Winger or Ratt album and some kid coming up to you, asking your age.

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I thought this thread would be about your listening to a Winger or Ratt album and some kid coming up to you, asking your age.

Yeah, my pseudo-emo sister always tells me I've grown up in the wrong decade. But I've gotten her into Guns N' Roses at least, so all hope isn't lost!
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I was scanning the radio earlier and came across a classic rock station playing....wait for it....wait for it....Black Hole Sun, by Soundgarden, released in 1994, when I was 10.

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Satty, that means that you were ten when I saw SoundGarden in concert when I was in college. Who's old now?

Wait, did I really want to win that one... ugh!

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Welcome to the "Real World", but believe me, it will not get "Worse" unless you want it to. It fact, it will (should) get better.

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.... I remember 22, but then I have a good memory! :rolleyes:

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You want old, I remember quite well when GNR's Appetite For Distruction was released...I was in high school, rollin' in my 5.0 in S. Florida.. :)

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Damn!

Black Hole Sun is still "new" music to me.

I'm a freakin' antique! :scared:

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Black Hole Sun?

That was a Driver's Ed song to me....sometime back in high school..... :scratchchin:

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I just found out tonight that one of my good friends from high school is engaged, another friend is getting married in June, two others are engaged, one is now married and having a baby in September, and most of them are starting to graduate from college and get jobs in the real world.

Part of it may be cultural/regional...the Midwest "settles in" a little sooner than do "the coastals." Yeah, growing up in L.A., people did the college and onto the work world thing just like everywhere else. But the getting married thing seems to be a little more delayed. And, if you want delay, just look around where you are right now! The natives there tend to live at home with Mom and Dad for quite a while....that's an Italian phenomenon.

And, don't start with the getting old thing! :lol: You probably don't even know who Donna Summer is. Our print room guy (about 21 or 22) didn't know who Donna Summer was when I told him she was going to be performing at one of the casinos in either Lake Tahoe or Reno. I then made him pull up her website and described some of her songs....Oh yeah....light bulb.

Yep, another guy at my office and I were busting up: Donna Summer, Angel's Flight pants, Greg Brady hair and Cutlass Supremes. He was our CAD manager and about 41/42, so he knew it well.

BTW, when are you leaving Europe to come back to the states? It'll feel good to get home, but you will reflect a lot on all the things you saw and did.

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You want old, I remember quite well when GNR's Appetite For Distruction was released...I was in high school, rollin' in my 5.0 in S. Florida.. :)

Yeah, I was 3 when that came out, lol....but I still remember hearing Paradise City a lot in the early 90s on my little single-cassette radio and recording Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, and AC/DC onto tapes from the classic rock station Z-92. Ahh, the memories... ^_^

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Part of it may be cultural/regional...the Midwest "settles in" a little sooner than do "the coastals." Yeah, growing up in L.A., people did the college and onto the work world thing just like everywhere else. But the getting married thing seems to be a little more delayed. And, if you want delay, just look around where you are right now! The natives there tend to live at home with Mom and Dad for quite a while....that's an Italian phenomenon.

And, don't start with the getting old thing! :lol: You probably don't even know who Donna Summer is. Our print room guy (about 21 or 22) didn't know who Donna Summer was when I told him she was going to be performing at one of the casinos in either Lake Tahoe or Reno. I then made him pull up her website and described some of her songs....Oh yeah....light bulb.

Yep, another guy at my office and I were busting up: Donna Summer, Angel's Flight pants, Greg Brady hair and Cutlass Supremes. He was our CAD manager and about 41/42, so he knew it well.

BTW, when are you leaving Europe to come back to the states? It'll feel good to get home, but you will reflect a lot on all the things you saw and did.

Yeah, I think you're right...it seems like in the Midwest, as soon as college or high school is over it's time to settle down, get married, and have kids. I'm not really interested in getting married until I'm 26 or 27...at least until after I get through the IDP and license exam.

And no, I don't know who Donna Summer is although I've heard the name before. I couldn't tell you a song she wrote without looking it up. :P I have an inkling of a feeling that she was disco?

I just got back from Europe on April 30th...I'm still recovering from jet lag and trying to get back into the old sleeping pattern. Luckily, I have a week off before I start work so it'll give me time to move into the new apartment and just relax.

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Thin Lizzy?

Now that is going back a bit of distance! :lol:

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Thin Lizzy?

Now that is going back a bit of distance! :lol:

Yeah, I loved the song "The Boys are Back in Town." I remember I had the hardest time getting it recorded onto cassette because my radio sucked...to record you had to push the play and record buttons at the same time, but sometimes one of them stuck and it wouldn't start recording. One day I was all set to go and heard the song come on...I ran over and the stupid record button wouldn't depress and I got really mad started pounding on it, finally about 20 seconds into the song it started recording. That was the fourth attempt to get that song on tape...gotta love the early days of music piracy! :thumbsup:
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About the 'getting married, settled down' thing, lots of my married friends either haven't gotten married until their early '30s or are in their mid-to-late '30s are on their second marriages (they had brief starter marriages in their twenties) and are now having kids for the first time at 35-40 or more...and interestingly, all are transplants to here from elsewhere--East Coast, Midwest, West Coast..

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Black Hole Sun is still "new" music to me.

I'm 28 and I feel the same.

"Old Music" to me is Beethoven or perhaps 1930s Jazz...

Newer music is 90s Metallica.

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I will be 38 in June! :cry:

37 in June here... AUGGGHHHHH....40 is just 37 1/2 months away for me... :(

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I'll be 25 in November <_<

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lots of my married friends either haven't gotten married until their early '30s or are in their mid-to-late '30s are on their second marriages (they had brief starter marriages in their twenties) and are now having kids for the first time at 35-40 or more

As long as those "starter marriages" produced no kids...

That is the ultimate "deal breaker." No child produced by another man that is still around and alive will EVER sit at my breakfast table. :lol: No 'effin way...that's someone else's baggage.

I am showing my conservative Italian Catholic upbringing where my parents drummed into our heads that "people who are single and educated and above average in attractiveness should never have to accept a divorce situation with kids at their first walk down the aisle" and that was tantamount to being disinherited (just kidding on the last part). Whenever a friend of mine who had never been married, had a degree, had a job and was reasonably attractive married someone with kids their first time through when there were other single people around to choose from, my parents would go off "Italian style" at the dinner table. I guess I've absorbed their beliefs on that one...

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Doesn't sound very Catholic to me, and I go to Latin Mass! :rotflmao:

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