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So what's the average Chowhound's age?? (Part 2)

PotatoHouse May 31, 2013 05:51 PM

(Quote) BobB Mar 18, 2013 07:46 AM

I've still got that spreadsheet stashed away, so if we want to add some more votes to this (or maybe start over, given that all those of us who voted last time are now four years older), I'm up for it.(/Quote)

So here it is! What is your age (or the age you admit to)?

I am 43 and will turn 44 Sept. 9 (or as I like to say, "I am 29.95 plus shipping and handling")

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    breakfastfan May 31, 2013 07:07 PM

    double nickel, this week!

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      brokentelephone Jun 13, 2013 03:05 AM

      You're ten?

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        HillJ Jun 13, 2013 06:53 AM

        doesn't that mean breakfas. is 55?

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          girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 07:24 AM

          if she/he was 10 that mean thier first post was at age 4

      2. Tripeler May 31, 2013 08:20 PM

        Older than a lot of us imagine. My guess the median age would be about 50.

        I am 58, and have been using Chowhound about eight years, I guess.

        1. emglow101 May 31, 2013 10:05 PM

          I was born in the year of the Chevy.Bel Air that is.

          1. ursy_ten May 31, 2013 10:13 PM

            PotatoHouse, you are exactly 1 year older than me!

            I am 42 and will turn 43 on September 9.

            p.s. I'm curious, what was the average Chowhound's age four years ago?

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              LindaWhit Jun 1, 2013 05:48 AM

              IIRC, the final "average age" on the last thread was 43.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6030...

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                ursy_ten Jun 1, 2013 06:06 AM

                Thanks Linda. Guess that makes me around average :)

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                PotatoHouse Jun 1, 2013 06:43 AM

                Here are the results from the original thread thanks to BobB;

                BobB Apr 11, 2009 10:07 AM

                Voting seems to have stopped, so here's a (for now, at least) final update.

                The last batch included a number of 20-somethings, so the average and median have both dropped to 43. Youngest 15, most distinguished 75. Most common age still 59 (eight Hounds). By decade: three teens, twenty-five 20s, fourteen 30s, eighteen 40s, eighteen 50s, thirteen 60s, five 70s.

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                  ursy_ten Jun 1, 2013 04:09 PM

                  Interesting - thanks PotatoHouse.

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                    PotatoHouse Jun 1, 2013 05:39 PM

                    You're welcome.

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                    Gio Jun 8, 2013 07:15 AM

                    You can add four years to all those ages, PotatoHouse. Tempus fugit, you know...

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                  Dcfoodblog May 31, 2013 10:21 PM

                  41 here.

                  1. juliejulez May 31, 2013 10:29 PM

                    Can't remember if I responded in the last one, but I'm 31 as of a week ago.

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                      ItalGreyHound Jun 4, 2013 01:19 PM

                      Funny...I had a feeling we might be the same age for some reason! 31 at the beginning of May...

                    2. vegasmike May 31, 2013 10:32 PM

                      gonna up your average I am 70

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                        tlpzza Aug 5, 2013 08:19 AM

                        me too vegasmike

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                        RosePearl Jun 1, 2013 12:12 AM

                        29.95 plus shipping and handling? That's cute. I am just a few months short of an early senior citizen discount. Born a few moths after Elvis joined the Army.

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                          RosePearl Jun 1, 2013 12:13 AM

                          err, that would be months. no moths on me, yet.

                          1. Veggo Jun 1, 2013 05:53 AM

                            31,903,920 minutes.

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                              mucho gordo Jun 3, 2013 02:43 PM

                              I beat ya by 7 million minutes

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                                Veggo Jun 3, 2013 02:59 PM

                                You should have been named Methuselah....

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                                  mucho gordo Jun 3, 2013 03:20 PM

                                  You young whippersnappers ought to show your elders more respect. Some day you'll be a geezer, too.

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                                    MGZ Jun 7, 2013 05:21 AM

                                    "Some day you'll be a geezer, too."

                                    That's my plan.

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                                      mucho gordo Jun 7, 2013 03:40 PM

                                      I guarantee you'll enjoy it.

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                                        Veggo Jun 7, 2013 03:47 PM

                                        Lots to enjoy. Today is national donut day. Don't forget your colonoscopy...:)
                                        I hate growing old.

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                                          mucho gordo Jun 7, 2013 05:07 PM

                                          Had mine before we moved. It's no big deal. The worst part is drinking all that crap the day before.

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                                            FriedClamFanatic Jun 7, 2013 07:11 PM

                                            It's not the "drinking" part that got to me!

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                                              mucho gordo Jun 7, 2013 07:39 PM

                                              I hear you. The "end" result is just as bad.

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                                                James Cristinian Jun 9, 2013 08:08 PM

                                                The best part is the prostate exam thrown in, and that feeling before you go under. The last two times the nurse said, "time for margarittaville." Oh yeah, 56.

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                                                  mucho gordo Jun 12, 2013 06:36 PM

                                                  I've got to wonder why the nurse is giving you a prostate exam just before the colonoscopy.

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                                                    James Cristinian Jun 13, 2013 04:51 PM

                                                    It's not the nurse doing it, she's one of the jillion team members hovering over you before the big event. I asked my doctor afterward and he says he takes a poke around. It saves what I've heard is an unpleasant experience. The colonoscopy is fine, it's the night before......

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                                                      James Cristinian Jun 16, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                      Actual, true, real colonoscopy story. My doctor knows I work for a big retailer, and in his best New York accent, leans over, while everyone is banging around trying to get the suction to work and asks, "You guys have a Dyson handheld vacuum on sale. Is it a good deal?" Me, in my narcotic addled state, Yes. You see what you young whippersnappers have to look forward to. Again, 56 here.

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                                              mtlcowgirl Aug 1, 2013 11:14 AM

                                              LOL. After which you moved too. Hopefully.

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                                KrumTx Jun 1, 2013 06:10 AM

                                46

                                1. TXMandy Jun 1, 2013 06:13 AM

                                  38

                                  1. cookie monster Jun 1, 2013 06:51 AM

                                    48

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                                      Isolda Jun 1, 2013 08:42 AM

                                      50, but I don't look a day older than 49.

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                                        jlhinwa Jun 1, 2013 10:40 AM

                                        50, and like Isolda, I don't look a day over 49 ;).

                                        1. jrvedivici Jun 1, 2013 10:48 AM

                                          I am 43, but as any of you who read my posts know, I don't act a day over 14.

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                                            Bkeats Jun 1, 2013 11:30 AM

                                            My teen son just says I'm as old as dirt

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                                              jlhinwa Jun 1, 2013 11:13 PM

                                              My daughter (12), says older than dirt.

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                                                janeh Jun 4, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                A friend has a phrase I like - "older than springtime, younger than dirt"!

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                                                  tracylee Jul 22, 2013 12:58 PM

                                                  Like preparing for my wedding with my now-ex who's 20 years older than I. "And if you don't behave, I'll kick you back into the springtime of your life!"

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                                              acssss Jun 1, 2013 11:46 AM

                                              Twenty-something.
                                              (even though the "something" is double digits)

                                              1. SWISSAIRE Jun 1, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                Plato was a classmate of mine.

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                                                  amazinc Jun 1, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                  Was born when dirt was young. 71, so does that make me
                                                  the oldest woman/man on this site. I think it may, eventho'
                                                  in my head, I'm 35.

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                                                    MazDee Jun 3, 2013 06:10 PM

                                                    No, you aren't getting that honor. I'm 74, going on 40.

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                                                      pottergal Jun 4, 2013 11:32 AM

                                                      Ha!!!! i beat all of you. going to be 77 in october, but still cooking up a storm, love to cook, try new dishes and still eating away........
                                                      luckily my husband feels the same way i do and enjoys the continually changing food

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                                                    Harters Jun 1, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                    Can't recall if I contributed to Part 1. It's an age thing - the short term memory falters. I believe I'm 62.

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                                                      foiegras Aug 4, 2013 11:05 AM

                                                      And I believe I just turned 46 ... we should be good, that's in long-term memory.

                                                    2. tracylee Jun 1, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                      47 here

                                                      1. cayjohan Jun 1, 2013 04:14 PM

                                                        49 here. Feel pleased and lucky (hey: square root is Lucky No. Seven!).

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                                                          catface1 Jun 1, 2013 04:28 PM

                                                          56 and counting hopefully backwards

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                                                            Nudibranch Jun 1, 2013 04:49 PM

                                                            35. It's a good age, I think I should stop here.

                                                            1. diablo Jun 1, 2013 04:55 PM

                                                              In nine days I will be 43 years. Been on here for a few of them ;)

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                                                                TheFormerVeg Jun 1, 2013 11:25 PM

                                                                21 as of about 2 weeks ago. And yes, I'm now as much of a beer snob as I am a food snob. Didn't take long for that to happen.

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                                                                  JenniferLopez Jun 2, 2013 08:34 AM

                                                                  same here. and dont lie...you were a beer snob in high school too. We all were lol.

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                                                                    TheFormerVeg Jun 2, 2013 10:04 AM

                                                                    What little alcohol I had in high school was usually wine with my parents on special occasions. My parents weren't big beer drinkers, so neither was I.

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                                                                      JenniferLopez Jun 2, 2013 10:27 AM

                                                                      I see. Your parents are chowhounders too.

                                                                      Its okay...i got the message. jk.

                                                                      My aunt's bf used to secretly give me beer. Oh and peer pressure lol.

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                                                                  jpc8015 Jun 2, 2013 03:33 AM

                                                                  33

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                                                                    kitchengardengal Jun 2, 2013 03:44 AM

                                                                    57, and happy to have made it this far safely.

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                                                                      Harters Jun 2, 2013 04:20 AM

                                                                      +1 on that. There are drawbacks to getting older - but none so much as the alternative.

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                                                                      Janet from Richmond Jun 2, 2013 04:52 AM

                                                                      48

                                                                      1. boyzoma Jun 2, 2013 09:55 AM

                                                                        1,882,001,982 seconds. Boo Hoo. But it beats the alternative!

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                                                                          Veggo Jun 2, 2013 10:10 AM

                                                                          So you turn 60 this month?

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                                                                            boyzoma Jun 2, 2013 10:17 AM

                                                                            Actually, not till October. But It's close enough! I found another calculator so I edited it to the closer number!

                                                                        2. Jpan99 Jun 2, 2013 10:00 AM

                                                                          52

                                                                          1. caseyjo Jun 2, 2013 10:05 AM

                                                                            I guess I'm one of the younger ones here, at 27.

                                                                            1. jpr54_1 Jun 2, 2013 10:08 AM

                                                                              age 67
                                                                              young senior-baby boomer

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                                                                                PattiCakes Jun 4, 2013 01:11 PM

                                                                                I'm a 1946er too: you could purchase a car for $1,400. Gasoline cost $0.21 per gallon, bread was $0.10 per loaf, and a brand new home was $12,500.

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                                                                                FriedClamFanatic Jun 2, 2013 10:43 AM

                                                                                Dirt was not invented when I was born

                                                                                The Dead Sea was only slightly Ill

                                                                                Truman was President; Queen Lizzie still "in-waiting"

                                                                                Remember...........inside each of us beats the heart and mind of an 18 year old...............It's just some of us have trouble getting the outer parts to perform at that level!

                                                                                Born on the day of the Brinks robbery ( had NOTHING to do with it!) Jan 17,1950

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                                                                                  LindaWhit Jun 2, 2013 03:36 PM

                                                                                  I laughed at "The Dead Sea was only slightly ill." Sounds like something from Monty Python. :-D

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                                                                                  betsydiver Jun 2, 2013 10:43 AM

                                                                                  I am 59; going to be the big 60 on 8/17...my BFF is 6 mos older than i am so i get to see her age gracefully before i turn myself

                                                                                  1. sbp Jun 2, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                    52. Old. Really, really old. Just ask my kids.

                                                                                    1. fldhkybnva Jun 2, 2013 02:40 PM

                                                                                      27

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                                                                                        Veggo Jun 2, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                                                        Lot of power here. Cayjohan above at 49 is 7 to the second power, you are 3 to the third power.

                                                                                      2. Kris in Beijing Jun 2, 2013 03:48 PM

                                                                                        44.

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                                                                                          hippiechickinsing Jun 2, 2013 03:52 PM

                                                                                          44 (for 19 more days!)

                                                                                          1. scubadoo97 Jun 2, 2013 05:00 PM

                                                                                            Closing in on 59 in the next 5 months

                                                                                            1. bagelman01 Jun 2, 2013 05:01 PM

                                                                                              59...but younger than Veggo or Muchu Gordo...though we have childhoopd memories of many of the same places

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                                                                                                mucho gordo Jun 3, 2013 03:24 PM

                                                                                                You're 10 yrs older than my older son. HOLY CRAP! I'm almost old enough to be your father!

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                                                                                                Worldwide Diner Jun 2, 2013 05:21 PM

                                                                                                43, apparently the average age for a CHer.

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                                                                                                  AussieBeth Jun 2, 2013 05:45 PM

                                                                                                  I'm 31.

                                                                                                  1. lamb_da_calculus Jun 2, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                                                    21. Honestly part of the reason I like Chowhound is that it skews so much older than my social circle. Change of pace.

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                                                                                                      Jpan99 Jun 3, 2013 04:40 AM

                                                                                                      Enjoy your 21! Once you hit 30 it really starts to go fast!

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                                                                                                        John E. Jun 3, 2013 12:53 PM

                                                                                                        Can you give an example of 'change of pace'? I'm not being critical or challenging you, I'm curious.

                                                                                                        I'm 45 and I have a theory. The only real difference between my childhood and my parents childhood, as far as the impact of technology, is television. The difference between your childhood and your parents' is vast. When I told my kids (when they were old enough to understand say, 10 - 12) that in my childhood we had only three TV channels, no computers/internet/iPods, no cell phones, etc. They asked what we did. I said we actully got together with our friends and played outside at all times of the year.

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                                                                                                          lamb_da_calculus Jun 3, 2013 06:01 PM

                                                                                                          Sure. Take that "worst food-related date ever" thread that accumulated several hundred replies a while ago. There were replies along the lines of "I cooked a terrible meal, and we've been together 30 years now" and "that date went terribly, and I should have known then, now we've been divorced going on 10 years". That's the sort of experience that my friends and I don't have.

                                                                                                          We don't talk in time frames of years, let alone decades.

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                                                                                                            John E. Jun 3, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                                                                            That makes sense. When I got out of college, I ended up in the broadcast advertising business and interacted with much older people every day. Of course that type of interaction still happens with young people. What we did not have was the mostly anonymous exchange of ideas like we have here. Everyone is at the same level and there is not a power structure.

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                                                                                                            mtlcowgirl Aug 1, 2013 11:23 AM

                                                                                                            Three channels? Fancy! We only had two. Both the CBC. One English, one French.

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                                                                                                              John E. Aug 3, 2013 12:16 AM

                                                                                                              We only got the American networks CBS and NBC consistently. ABC was more hit and miss.

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                                                                                                          ultimatepotato Jun 3, 2013 05:02 AM

                                                                                                          30.

                                                                                                          According to the post above me, it's all going to start going fast...

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                                                                                                            Jpan99 Jun 3, 2013 06:47 AM

                                                                                                            :-) Yep! And it picks up speed as you go...

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                                                                                                            centralpadiner Jun 3, 2013 05:25 AM

                                                                                                            41... looks like that's pretty average around here.

                                                                                                            1. WhatsEatingYou Jun 3, 2013 06:01 AM

                                                                                                              I'm 26, but have been a foodie since birth!

                                                                                                              1. absurdnerdbird Jun 3, 2013 06:57 AM

                                                                                                                57

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                                                                                                                  Just Visiting Jun 3, 2013 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                  There is no such thing as an average Chowhound. We are all above average.

                                                                                                                  But if you are asking what is the average age of Chowhounders....all you are going to be able to calculate from this survey is the mean, median, and mode of those who respond.

                                                                                                                  57.

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                                                                                                                    Kontxesi Jun 3, 2013 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                    25 later this month

                                                                                                                    1. melpy Jun 3, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                      Don't remember if I posted last time but I am 28.

                                                                                                                      1. hyacinthgirl Jun 3, 2013 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                        34 (does this mean I'm young?!)

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                                                                                                                          Plano Rose Jun 3, 2013 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                          .77. and still cooking.

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                                                                                                                          justalex Jun 3, 2013 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                          52

                                                                                                                          1. BobB Jun 4, 2013 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                            I'm still here and I'm 61 now.

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                                                                                                                              jennymoon Jun 4, 2013 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                              28

                                                                                                                              1. breadwinner Jun 4, 2013 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                22

                                                                                                                                1. CocoDan Jun 4, 2013 11:04 AM

                                                                                                                                  Born in 1945. Last year of the "Greatest Generation".
                                                                                                                                  Enjoying Life (on a Budget),
                                                                                                                                  CocoDan

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                                                                                                                                    John E. Jun 17, 2013 09:27 PM

                                                                                                                                    Wasn't the "Greatest Generation" those that were old enough to serve in WWII? You are actually very close to the start of the Baby Boomers, at least that's how I understand the way demographics are defined.

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                                                                                                                                      centralpadiner Jun 30, 2013 06:32 AM

                                                                                                                                      The first year of the Boomers is 1946 - thus the "post-war boom." My mother was the epitomy of this definition, born in Sept of 1946, her father had arrived home just after Christmas of 1945. ;) Although the war had ended months before, he was basically handed papers and told to "find his own way home." It took him months. His tale of hitching rides on cargo planes, trains and ships was the only war story he would ever tell.

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                                                                                                                                        centralpadiner Jun 30, 2013 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                        But I had to look it up, because I agree that those too young to fight were not technically considered "the greatest generation." (and I can't let that kind of thing go"

                                                                                                                                        Seems they are called either "the silent generation" or "the lucky few." Born between 1929 and 1945, my guess is that the birth rate at that time was fairly low, due to the Great Depression and then the war, and therefore aren't considered as having a very large impact.

                                                                                                                                        My mother's 3 older siblings would fall into this category, as would both of my in-laws. As an early "Gen-X-er" I would say their impact on me was quite great. They would also be the parents of most of my friends.

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                                                                                                                                      mommystar Jun 4, 2013 11:38 AM

                                                                                                                                      Had lunch w/my best friends from school over the weekend. We realized we've known each other for over 50 years! Yikes. I'm 60.

                                                                                                                                      1. njmarshall55 Jun 4, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                        I'm definitely not average, so i'm not telling.

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                                                                                                                                          Nitesearcher Jun 4, 2013 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                          19 here. I quite enjoy reading and learning about what other far more experienced people have to say about food.

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                                                                                                                                            FriedClamFanatic Jun 4, 2013 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                            Wow...and welcome! First thing you should do is go buy a big thing of SALT,,,,,,and take a lot of what you read here with a bit of that!

                                                                                                                                            But...see what you can find......try stuff.........try places.........stay away from those that get a lot of bad mentions. you oughta have fun!

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                                                                                                                                            nosh Jun 4, 2013 07:22 PM

                                                                                                                                            I am 57.

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                                                                                                                                              zook Jun 4, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                              3 months shy of 60.

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                                                                                                                                                needcoffee Jun 4, 2013 08:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                35

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                                                                                                                                                  Bkeats Jun 5, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I posted earlier about being as old as dirt. Now that I've seen a lot of the ages posted here, I guess dirt is not all that old. ;)

                                                                                                                                                  There's a lot of "ahem" experience here.

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                                                                                                                                                    kcshigekawa Jun 5, 2013 02:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I can't remember if I responded in the other thread...I'm fourteen and a quarter (but my b-day is on Leap Year...you do the math!)

                                                                                                                                                    1. Caroline1 Jun 6, 2013 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Aha, PotatoHouse, I was also born on September 9th! But way back in 1933! '-) I've only skimmed the list, but so far I think I get the most candles on my cake! But we have to get a fire permit to light them all... <sigh> EIGHTY? Did someone say eighty? How did this happen?

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                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Jun 6, 2013 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Thanks Caroline, you just reminded me to call my parents!!

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                                                                                                                                                          John E. Sep 9, 2013 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Happy 80th Birthday Caroline!

                                                                                                                                                          My almost 82 year old father says old age isn't for sissies, but after a heart valve replacement, a new knee, and an abdominal aortic stent, he says he has enough new parts to last a lot longer.

                                                                                                                                                          (He says he will live to be 96 and then get shot going out the bedroom window by the irate husband of a 38 year old blond.)

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                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 Sep 17, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Your dad has style!

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                                                                                                                                                            Gio Sep 17, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Happy Birthday Caroline! Buon compleanno e molti altri.

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                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Sep 17, 2013 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Molto grazie, Gio! It sure took a long time to get here. '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                Gio Sep 17, 2013 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                No worries Babe. It's only a number and in your case it's counting backwards. We should all be so lucky.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline1 Sep 17, 2013 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Well, help yourself to the luck! The more people share it, the farther it goes!!

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                                                                                                                                                            amazinc Jun 6, 2013 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Caroline 1. You win, so far, and I want to come to your birthday party. Just let me know where. Enjoy!

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                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 9, 2013 02:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Me too?

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                                                                                                                                                                Caroline1 Jun 9, 2013 08:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Come on! But you and amazinc have to help me blow out the candles! It will take a LOT of lung power. '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                  blaireso Sep 9, 2013 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Nothing like a little coumadin or heparin to sharpen your knife skills ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                              MagicMarkR Jun 6, 2013 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                              What's the average gender?

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                                                                                                                                                                Bkeats Jun 7, 2013 05:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                50/50 so would that make everyone hermaphrodites?

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                                                                                                                                                                sandylc Jun 6, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                54. I think. I lose track these last ten years or so.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Azizeh Jun 6, 2013 11:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I am 31, but incredibly immature. Let's call it 25.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. MGZ Jun 7, 2013 05:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    OK, well, I actually had to do the math. "Um, let's see, I was born in 1969, so that makes me . . . um . . . 44." Remember when you were a kid and someone asked you how old you are and you said, "I'm nine and a half" instantly?

                                                                                                                                                                    So, physically, I'm 44.
                                                                                                                                                                    Mentally, I'm 87.
                                                                                                                                                                    Emotionally, I'm 17.

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                                                                                                                                                                      KrumTx Jun 9, 2013 03:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      87 as in studied and wise or 87 in the throes of dementia?

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                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 9, 2013 11:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        You be the judge.

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                                                                                                                                                                          jrvedivici Jun 10, 2013 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not going to say MGZ is in the throes of dementia, however, I will tell you a quick story of the last time we got together for a drink.

                                                                                                                                                                          We were talking about life and problems, and after I discussed something with him, he followed my statement with, "I'm glad I don't have that problem; knock on wood," as he rapped his knuckles on the table, he then said, "That must be the door, I'll get it."

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                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Jun 10, 2013 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah but you gotta admit the lady who came in was gorgeous.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Veggo Jun 10, 2013 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              She must have had ravenous tresses. Those tappings at the door are reminiscent of Poe.
                                                                                                                                                                              Nevermore.

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                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 10, 2013 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                I admit I was "weak and weary."

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Chatsworth Jun 10, 2013 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Myself, I was "tired and emotional."

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                                                                                                                                                                                acssss Jun 11, 2013 01:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                That's like the joke about the guy who has a beautiful girl at home - a great cook - great sex... but he doesn't remember where he lives:)

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                                                                                                                                                                                LindaWhit Jun 10, 2013 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                I just snort-laughed. LOUD.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  KrumTx Jun 10, 2013 12:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ha! That's classic.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The problem with aging, for me (well, one of the problems), is that just as I began acquiring wisdom from living life, my memory turned to shit.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I spent 5 minutes this morning looking for my keys. They were about 6 inches from my purse on the kitchen table, just where they should have been. My poor dog was astounded by all the cursing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mariacarmen Jun 11, 2013 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    i found my keys in the fridge the other day, at my dad's house, where i'd dropped some groceries. this is a week or so after i'd laughed at him (he's 84) for putting the sugar dispenser in the microwave. i now envy his mental capabilities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      jrvedivici Jun 11, 2013 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      About 6 months ago we are all seated around the kitchen table one Sunday morning and my son goes in the freezer to take out the frozen waffles. As he's rummaging through the freeze to get the box out and he pulls out my now frozen dress shirt I was wearing the night before. No idea how that got in there!!

                                                                                                                                                                                      That was the liquid form of dementia I had poured myself the night before.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 11, 2013 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Shit, Brother, I once woke up witha bra in my freezer that I couldn't explain to my roommate.

                                                                                                                                                                                        She said, "Did you sleep with 'er?"

                                                                                                                                                                                        "I don't know."

                                                                                                                                                                                        "What did she look like?"

                                                                                                                                                                                        "I don't remember."

                                                                                                                                                                                        "We were all pretty wasted."

                                                                                                                                                                                        "Goldschlager's never a really good idea."

                                                                                                                                                                                        "Oh, shit Z, there's a naked girl in my bed."

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Isolda Jun 13, 2013 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Not sure that's an aging problem, KrumTx. My husband has "lost" car keys, sunglasses, wallets, remotes, etc. that way ever since I met him 26 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Whenever he asks: "Has anyone seen my keys?" my stock reply is: "They're wherever you left them last." Of course, that might be the dishwasher...

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                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Jun 13, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        A few weeks ago I was at my big brother's house and he asked in a loud voice "Has anybody seen my sunglasses?" And a second later everyone was laughing at him because they were perched on top of his head.

                                                                                                                                                                                        I once saw my dad go into a bit of a panic looking for his cell phone while. The reason it was funny is because he was in my car TALKING on the cell phone to the big brother.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 11, 2013 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      For what it's worth, "I think I'm going down to the Well tonight and I'm gonna drink 'til I get my fill . . . [T]ime slips away . . . ."

                                                                                                                                                                                      If you'll pay, Big Man, I will tell the stories ' bout them old days, ok? And when I tap on that bar, I promise, this one time, I'll let you talk to the prettiest girl who walks in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Jun 11, 2013 12:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Sound's like a deal I can't pass up! I get to pay and talk to the pretty girls!! Where we going? FYI any update on the Shipwreck did they re-open?

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                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 11, 2013 12:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hang with me, Brother, and you'll get to talk to all the pretty ladies!

                                                                                                                                                                                          Shipwreck Point is reopened, but we haven't crossed the Bridge since before Memorial Day. http://shipwreckpointsteakhouse.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mostly, I'm just waitin' for someone to be Jersey enough to appreciate the quote.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            jrvedivici Jun 11, 2013 12:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Glory Day's...duh! I just want a drink and to talk to pretty girls, didn't know it was Jersey Jeopardy hour.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              LindaWhit Jun 11, 2013 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jersey Girl here. I appreciated it. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 11, 2013 02:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                "Well, then, Ma'am, let my buddy here buy you a drink? He's got a lot more money than me. I've lived many lives. Not all of 'em were pretty. Still, I hope to live more. But my pal, jrv, he's one of the best, most solidest, dudes, I've ever known. I gotta go to the Head . . . ."

                                                                                                                                                                                                By the way, I grew up on the "Beach at Stockton's wing".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindaWhit Jun 12, 2013 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ahh, I grew up outside "The City". Noo Yawk City, that is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I didn't even have an exit off the GSP to call my very own, we were that far away from it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 12, 2013 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The City is the only one I know that should be capitalized. If you don't know what it means, go root for the Diamondbacks. Luckily, I think my rough ol' hide will protect me from the objections to com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glass raised, Linda, Cheers!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      LindaWhit Jun 12, 2013 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, I grew up there. But I'm now in the Boston area. So I'll stick with the Sox and Pats.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      And.......GO BROOONS! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 12, 2013 01:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I wore the number 15 on my back, sittin' behind the plate from eight to eighteen. I cried like a baby on the Second day of August in '79. I bleed pinstripes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        When did Boston get a pro baseball team?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          LindaWhit Jun 12, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, MGZ. Sweetie. Bubbie. Do you *really* want to go there?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          While it took the Sox awhile to get there, perhaps it was when the Yankees were 3 outs from a sweep in the bottom of the 9th and then decided to show the world what is considered the worst-ever collapse in October 2004. :-P

                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://bleacherreport.com/articles/66...

                                                                                                                                                                                                          But I will give you that Munson was one of the greats. I lived in NJ when Bucky (Effing) Dent and Goose Gossage were honored in my town in 1978 after their WS win. For a 20 year old girl, Bucky was quite the looker. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Jun 13, 2013 03:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glorious. Brilliant. Maybe even, "Wicked Awesome."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I promise to say nothin' bad about your team or that when I went to Fenway I thought, "[T]his is what the Colosseum in Rome must be like."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Must have been tough when you were first ex-patriated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Would rather be close to the action in Fenway Park then have to use binocs in the nosebleed section of Yankee Stadium. :-P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Veggo Jun 13, 2013 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I brought binocs to watch a fight from the cheap seats at Trump's casino in Atlantic City decades ago, but I used them mostly to ogle Ivana because it was a lousy fight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm sure the water balloons were very visible. With or without binocs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 13, 2013 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe we just meet at City Field?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mets? Umm...who are they again? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 13, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Triple A team in The City.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                KrumTx Jun 13, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh Linda - "worst-ever collapse." Maybe, but my Texas Rangers were within one strike - TWICE - to win the series in 2011. Gosh, it hurts just typing this.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 01:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, but they MADE it to the Show, KrumTx. The Yankees blew a 3-game lead for the ALS to enjoy that worse-ever collapse - including winning Game 3 with a score of 19-8, the longest ever post-season 9-inning baseball game.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fowler Jun 13, 2013 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KrumTX, I hope you were never a Houston Oilers fan because boy could they manage to blow a game.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KrumTx Jun 14, 2013 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fowler - Cowboys fan here, which means I spend most fall Sundays wondering if sticking needles in my eyes would feel better than watching. My grandfather was from Houston and was a lifelong Oilers fan. For the past decade I've enjoyed jumping on bandwagons - the Saints (lived there until age 12), the Bears and Packers. I've tailgated twice in Green Bay (that qualifies the bandwagon jump, right?) and no other city does it better. Talk about good grub. And kind folks happy to share with strangers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, and LindaWhit, welcome to Tebowmania!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LindaWhit Jun 14, 2013 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll see how far Tebow Mania flies in Patriots country, KrumTX. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 14, 2013 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tebow Mania lasted almost thirty minutes at the Meadowlands.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LindaWhit Jun 14, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Except for a few weak "yays!" I'm not even seeing it start at Gillette and the surrounding area. The overwhelming reaction is "WTH is Bill thinking?" We'll see if he even lasts through the summer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jrvedivici Jun 14, 2013 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After the debacle Rex Ryan and the NY Jets created with Tebow and his career, I was very happy to see an organization like NE pick him up. (and I can't stand NE). One thing is for certain, Bellichik would not waste his time if he didn't have a plan for Tebow, and good for Tebow he deserves a chance to prove he doesn't belong in the league. It will be interesting to watch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LindaWhit Jun 14, 2013 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "It will be interesting to watch."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It will. If anyone can do something with Tebow, it's Belichick and the Pats organization. Then again, Ochocinco was a bust. So it's not like it hasn't happened.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 14, 2013 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "If anyone can do something with Tebow, it's Belichick and the Pats organization."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I so completely agree.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gio Jun 14, 2013 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Over here we're just rolling our eyes and waiting...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Jun 13, 2013 01:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              JUST for the record, Bay Area people also call San Francisco "The City." Just for the record. But maybe the rest of the country calls it "The City by the Bay," thanks to Mr. Tony Bennet... '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 06:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline, I think probably anyone living in or outside a major metropolitan city call their city "The City". I was just joshing with MGZ. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gio Jun 13, 2013 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Linda, we used to call Boston - Town.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ahh, well - I'm not originally from here, Gio. But "Town" makes sense for the Boston area.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harters Jun 14, 2013 11:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nowadays, I call our city "the city" but when I was young it was always "town".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Caroline1 Jun 13, 2013 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I knew that! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But I've spendt time in Boston, and NEVER heard anyone there call Boston "The City." I've lived in Dallas For almost 9 years now, and never heard anyone call Dallas (or Ft Worth) The City. And until yesterday, I had never heard anyone call NY,NY "The City." So I couldn't resist inserting the plug.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But the comment was intended WAS meant for GZ. I think it's a glitch that it rurned out a response to you...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Jun 13, 2013 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interesting, being from NJ my entire life, I just thought NY was known world wide as "The City".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As far as Boston, isn't it more widely known as Bean Town?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gio Jun 13, 2013 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Up here, in Boston, when talking about NYC we referred to Manhattan as opposed to other boroughs... And yes, The Hub of the Universe is called Bean Town.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kitchengardengal Jun 17, 2013 02:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Being from various parts of the US my entire life, I never heard of NY called anything but New York City. Certainly not 'The City', as we had our own cities that were much more important to us than that far away land.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Living for years in 'Chicagoland', we called that city 'Downtown'. Even though our own city had a downtown, too, going to Chicago was 'going downtown'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 17, 2013 02:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ever hear of "Second City"? Think about where that comes from?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kitchengardengal Jun 17, 2013 04:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.chicagohistoryjournal.com/...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here is a little piece about that. It's not used in the Chicago area as a way to refer to the city, or in going to the City of Chicago. I'd never heard of it til the TV show.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 17, 2013 04:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You seem to have missed my point. I'm sorry, sometimes I'm too subtle for some. Fact is, there is "The City" and a bunch of other metropolitan areas in the U.S. I mean, Des Moines is a nice place, but . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Jun 17, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I remember in high school one time a buddy of mine was like, dude we should go to "the City" tonight, I was like "yeah cool, let's go hang out in times square!!!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He said......."Where in Des Moines is times square?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We decided to go find out, but couldn't figure out which tunnel took us to Des Moines, we turned around and went home.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 17, 2013 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I know. Pickin' on Iowa isn't really fair. It's really cliche. Kinda like kickin' a crippled kid. But, in fairness, the night I spent in Des Moines was the longest week of my life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Jun 17, 2013 08:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Same joke different twist. Conversation between my wife and I;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Honey you know if things ever go bad, like real bad for me, and I'm in jail, faced with the death penalty, I have one last request of you."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wife:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "I'm not sure I like the sound of this, but go ahead what is your request?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "I would like to spend my last few hours of life with your mother, could you arrange for her to visit me?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wife:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Awwwwww, really? That's so sweet babe".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Yes really, send her in to visit me, those would be the longest few hours of my life" :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 17, 2013 07:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now, my friend, you're startin' to get the hang of this . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fowler Jun 17, 2013 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          >>>I know. Pickin' on Iowa isn't really fair. It's really cliche. Kinda like kickin' a crippled kid.<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then why do it, MGZ? '

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are some people who would prefer living in Des Moines over living in a number of those hell-holes in New Jersey. Now, I would take Manhattan over both, but I am not going to make fun of Des Moines. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jrvedivici Jun 17, 2013 11:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Then why do it MGZ?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If I may answer this it's rather simple, he's a cyber bully! There are many day's/night I sulk home to my wife and ask {{sniffle, sniffle}} "what did I ever do to MGZ!?!?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 17, 2013 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forgive me, Fowler, for I have sinned . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          acssss Jun 17, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fly overs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kitchengardengal Jun 17, 2013 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh no,MGZ, I understood your point entirely. My dear husband is from NY (Hudson River Valley), and he also grew up thinking there was only one "City" that really mattered. The rest of us rubes populating the other cities grew up blissfully unaware of that fact.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bkeats Jun 17, 2013 04:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Er. Did you ever live in NYC or the tri-state area? Say I'm going to the City in that area and everyone will know where that is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There can be only one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kitchengardengal Jun 17, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No, I haven't lived in that area, why?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stands to reason that NY would be the City to anyone who lives around there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The rest of us have our own cities, thank you. And there's only one of each of those, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bkeats Jun 18, 2013 06:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because you mentioned that you were from various parts of the US and had never heard of New York City referred to as the City.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bkeats, here's what I was referring to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ's comment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Interesting, being from NJ my entire life, I just thought NY was known world wide as "The City"."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I certainly understand anyone in any metropolitan area (including New York) using that name for it's own city or downtown area. I just don't understand why the rest of the world is assumed to use it for NYC, as if that were REALLY the only city that matters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Or am I just reading the whole discussion wrong?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 18, 2013 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Darlin', I may front the band, write the songs, fill the seats, strum these six strings, and pour out my heart three hours a night, but when the Big Man puts his lips on that old reed - Nobody seems to care I'm on the stage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That, was the Big Man's solo . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nice analogy!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We roadies still know the Big Man puts his pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 18, 2013 02:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, but his pants are bigger than ours.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Is that 'cause he's all puffed up with self importance?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Jun 18, 2013 03:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ha. Roadies or groupies?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Roadies, definitely!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Groupies idolize the Big Man. We just do the work.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 18, 2013 09:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I still tune my own guitars.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Jun 19, 2013 06:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And Pete Townshend no longer smashes them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 19, 2013 06:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll grow up someday, Veggo, but "I'm not gonna take it . . . Never did . . ."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              girloftheworld Jun 19, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i play a fender

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 19, 2013 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                These days, little pup, I'm down to a '73 Resonator Dobro, a Gibson 35 and a Mandolin. You get old like me electricity ain't so much fun no more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You sure I didn't see the Chili Peppers in a tent with your Mom?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  girloftheworld Jun 19, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it is acoustic guitar .. I want to learn the ukulele- mandolin is awesome- My dad and I made a zither it does not hold a tune very well

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 19, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I gotta go meet Mrs. Z for dinner. Go to the NJ Board and read the recent Shipwreck thread, OK?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Veggo Jun 19, 2013 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "You get old like me electricity ain't so much fun no more."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ted Bundy's last words?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      girloftheworld Jun 19, 2013 03:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or Tesla's?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. Jun 17, 2013 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As I wrote somewhere else on this thread, in Minnesota we use the term 'The Cities' for obvious reasons. But in you live somewhere in 'The Cities' and you wish to go to a particular place in either Minneapolis or St. Paul you use a proper name with the exception of downtown for either city, Uptown is in SW Minneapolis and Lowertown is a section of downtown St. Paul, otherwise every neighborhood has a name. Oh, Dinkytown is the University of Minnesota.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kitchengardengal Jun 17, 2013 07:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Living outside Atlanta these days, we also use the neighborhood names when heading that way. There's not really a traditional downtown there anymore, just hotels and high rise offices. So saying you're going into 'The City' here wouldn't tell anyone where you're really going.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 17, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlanta will never be "The City' - EVER.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No, MGZ, it certainly won't!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LindaWhit Jun 13, 2013 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wow - growing up next to NYC, it was always "The City". At least for those of us in the Jersey 'burbs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But as Gio said, now that I think about it, up here in Boston most of us do say "are you going into town tonight?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EM23 Jun 13, 2013 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s “the City” to bridge & tunnel folk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mariacarmen Jun 17, 2013 11:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i moved to the Bay Area from L.A. (oh so gratefully) almost 18 years ago, and lived in the East Bay when i first got here (i'm now in San Francisco proper, for the last 10). Immediately i was made aware that San Francisco was "The City". I never questioned it, and oddly enough never made the connection to NYC. But my cousin would come to visit me often and after awhile she started referring to L.A. as "The City" (she lives in Simi Valley). i was all, NUH-UH. L.A. should be referred to as "the Sprawl".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kitchengardengal Jun 18, 2013 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I think I just figured out this whole city nickname thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NYC has City in its very name. So the short version is..City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boston doesn't use the term City much, or does it? For example, the "City of Chicago" is pretty common, but we still just say 'downtown'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Twin Cities, again, a shortened version of the already nicknamed cities, thus..The Cities, as John E. pointed out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I lived in Columbus, Ohio, we went 'downtown'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm interested now to know if other metro areas that have the word 'City' in their name use that nickname or another.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Jun 18, 2013 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I gather that in Charlotte, it's "Uptown".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 18, 2013 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Atlanta will be "The City" way, way, way before Charlotte.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 Jun 18, 2013 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m gonna bust that theory, Gal:)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When the B&T people say, "the city", we are referring specifically to Manhattan, not the outer boroughs, so technically not NYC. I think that most people outside of the Tri-state area refer to Manhattan as “New York.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bbqboy Jun 19, 2013 12:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas City does not, either one of them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas side old school is KCK, Missouri side is KC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The burbs' nicknames depend on which direction you are coming from, or going to. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Jun 19, 2013 02:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kansas has a city?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fowler Jun 19, 2013 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You should be a stand-up commedian, MGZ.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                James Cristinian Jun 19, 2013 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Jersey has a city, it's called Newark.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 20, 2013 01:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Its spelled Newark. It's called Nork. In Delaware, it's called New Ark.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Jun 20, 2013 03:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nobody in Jersey ever talks about going there! If they do go for a show or other specific reason, it's always called by name and never referred to as "the city".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 20, 2013 03:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's just a place to get Portuguese food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        linguafood Jun 20, 2013 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Or catch a plane.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gio Jun 20, 2013 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Up here, NOB, it's called it Newuk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mtlcowgirl Aug 1, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Actually, Caroline, only Manhattan is The City. The outer boroughs are not. Only stated to confuse you further <g>.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. Aug 3, 2013 12:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For people outside of NY or NYC, New York City would include the five bouroughs of New York by definition.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jpr54_1 Aug 3, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York county is also known as Manhattan which makes up one of the 5 counties of NYC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindaWhit Aug 3, 2013 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My father directed and filmed a public tourist/sales film about NYC back in the early '60s (my brother and I appeared briefly in the movie playing in the sand at Jones Beach). I still remember the background vocal music about the 5 boroughs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Queens and Richmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dah-dah-dah!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Of course, Richmond is now Staten Island.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I would have loved to have had a copy of the film, but my brother never got it while Dad was alive, and I suspect it was thrown out after his death by his wife. Lots of family memories on film were probably tossed. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    coll Oct 14, 2013 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Channel 13 and 21 have had great retrospectives of those years, and we actually saw my husband's uncle at a famous Brooklyn club in one of them. It has been added to the family files! Who knew?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. Jun 13, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Although I was born in Minneapolis, I grew up in a small town a couple hundred miles away. In Minnesota it's "the cities" as in "I'm going to the cities this weekend". We never refer to them in conversation as the "Twin Cities".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Jun 13, 2013 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On my way to Shipwreck now, come by. (open invite to anyone else who reads this, look for the big well dressed guy at the bar who responds to Jr, that'll be me)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          andieb Jun 7, 2013 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          49 is knocking on my door..Have not decided if I will answer...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Jun 7, 2013 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perhaps you have read "The Monkey's Paw" recently....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              andieb Jun 7, 2013 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No, but it seems like a must read..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Veggo Jun 7, 2013 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Indeed, and as memorable as any story Poe wrote.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kris in Beijing Jun 7, 2013 07:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here ya go:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://resources.mhs.vic.edu.au/creat...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    andieb Jun 7, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      andieb Jun 7, 2013 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What a great read! Thanks for the link and thanks to Veggo for the rec..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gaffk Jun 7, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Great read for a dark and stormy night like we're having here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kris in Beijing Jun 7, 2013 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Go to the back door and grab 47 again?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 7, 2013 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That's why I keep 17 in the attic.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Veggo Jun 7, 2013 06:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kidnapping is a felony.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 7, 2013 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Even in New Jersey?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        andieb Jun 7, 2013 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This. That thought had not occurred to me..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I meant to reply to Kris in Beijing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Motosport Jun 7, 2013 06:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      40-70 is my best guess!! When I speak with younger people they rarely know of Chowhound. Most rely on Yelp, ugh!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 7, 2013 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's probably why Yelp reads the way it does. To my mind, Yelp is kinda like a college sophomore level food discussion. This Site is more like second year of a Master's program, right before graduation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. dragonfly Jun 7, 2013 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        59 ... how did i get here so fast?!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Caroline1 Jun 7, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's the one important thing that Einstein missed in his great ponderances on time: The older you are, the faster time passes. I'm fast coming up on warp speed! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Jun 7, 2013 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But Einstein also determined that time & space are somewhat saddle-shaped, and bend back on themselves. So Caroline darlin', be ready for a re-run some day!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Jun 8, 2013 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Does that mean that when I get to the fifth grade again, we won't be able to watch movies backward? God, I hope not!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 7, 2013 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Earth does start to seem like it spins faster after a while, doesn't it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jrvedivici Jun 9, 2013 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, the earth is spinning a little bit this morning for me!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 9, 2013 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Me too, Brother, me too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If anyone's listening, copius amounts of tequila and sake, balanced by nothing more than baked sea bass and a salad, does not a good morning make.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LindaWhit Jun 9, 2013 07:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fish and greens that consist of mostly water isn't going to soak that up, MGZ. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 9, 2013 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wish you woulda mentioned that about 5 o'clock last night and brought over some bread . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 Jun 9, 2013 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A wise friend of mine always says, “bread before bed helps the head”, and keeps a loaf of Wonder bread on hand for such occasions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Jun 9, 2013 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday morning quarterback.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isolda Jun 13, 2013 07:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isn't Wonder bread made out of, um, cotton? And cotton soaks up nail polish remover, so that makes sense. Will have to try it next time I drink a little too much wine with dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 13, 2013 07:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm gonna just try the cotton.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jrvedivici Jun 13, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "I'm gonna just try the cotton"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Blasphemy man!! You are going to give up on the longest, most reliable, day after drinking hangover relief ever!! The holy grail of alcohol absorption.......The Pork Roll Egg and Cheese??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This might call for a Chow Intervention.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 13, 2013 10:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pork roll, Egg, and Cheese was God's gift to the Garden State. But, it must be on a Hard Roll. Not Wonder Bread. I know I guy in the AG's office who told me Gov. Christie once sat on a waiter who served him a PR, E & C on soft white bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    acssss Jun 13, 2013 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Was the waiter ever found?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By the way, if you drink one glass of water with every glass of whatever, you will never get drunk, never have a hangover and even pass the DUI. But then, you won't have a buzz either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 13, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't wanna live in a world like that . . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        acssss Jun 13, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I would've thought as much!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just thought I'd chime in because you were complaining about the hangover :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 13, 2013 12:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As to the waiter, legend has it that, as an apology, he was given a government job in with the DMV in Camden. . . . That's how we roll in the Third State.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jrvedivici Jun 13, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I think I would prefer to remain the Gov's seat cushion than take that job.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ( I have a few contacts at the AG's office as well, the world keeps getting smaller. lol )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *** Edit, actually that's probably a great job, who in Camden has a valid license or ID for that matter!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jrvedivici Jun 13, 2013 12:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This sounds like a challenge to me! I call for the first Chow drinking challenge!! I've got a feeling I can still find a way to get drunk after a dozen or so straight vodka's, and waters!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If I drink 12 pint's of half vodka and half water, which is the equivalent of once glass a piece, your telling me I won't get drunk? GAME ON !!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (my only questions is will I pee the bed?)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MGZ Jun 14, 2013 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sorry, my friend, dinner with Mom last night. She likes to eat around fiveish - you understand. I hope you liked Shipwreck?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Personally, I had to go the PR, E, & C route this morning. Mom has a way of making that happen. Either that or the bottle of rum my buddy dropped off when he came to visit us from his place in Barbados. All good, in the end.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've met Christie. Didn't think much except, "Dear God, given how much you must eat, how long do you spend sittin' in the morning?".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I couldn't help but make fun of him upthread. I probably never will stop. I've got a feelin' the Fat Man has probably read this Site before (at two thirty in the mornin' eating a cold chicken wing). But, I gotta admit this Jimmy Fallon appearance was funny enough to make me vote for 'im in November:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJpIpC...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KrumTx Jun 14, 2013 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love Christie. Wonder how long till the pounds start falling off? Watch him be the only guy ever who the surgery doesn't work for.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. Jun 15, 2013 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nah...my cousin already has that covered. He was about 5'7" and weighed 428 lbx. He dropped about 125 pretty fast. I can't tell if he still weighs around 300 or not. I know he doesn't weigh much less.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jrvedivici Jun 14, 2013 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Diner with mom always takes precedence my friend, although if you were with her at 5 you still could have made it as I didn't finish till close to 10. Next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My review is up on the local board, you can check it out. Overall very good I will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You met Christie, I've met Cody, actually attended a Christmas Party with him several year ago. The man LOVE's shrimp cocktail he stood at the raw bar, with a two State Troopers on each side, for at least an hour, eating shrimp cocktail. lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bkeats Jun 14, 2013 08:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think they pulled the waiter out a couple weeks back when the gov got his stomach surgery. Lost 150 lbs right away with that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 Jun 13, 2013 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He was of the opinion that Wonder has superior absorption properties.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoebe Jun 9, 2013 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ... Hopefully, it at least made one GREAT evening!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 9, 2013 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We had fun, indeed. I'm not sure that my neighbors appreciated my outta tune guitar at the end of the night, but Brother Eddy is a better Bass player than he is a fisherman. . . . . Maybe that helped 'em out in enduring it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I still need that Bloody Mary.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Jun 10, 2013 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Too many JD Tennessee Honey shots (actually this does have a nice flavor to it) on top of a copious amount of vodka.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yesterday was a perfect day to lay in the hammock and watch the clouds float by.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            naguerea Jun 7, 2013 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This year 72, Not feeling old, off cycle camping in France for a month come July.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jrvedivici Jun 7, 2013 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You sir, are not 72.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LindaWhit Jun 7, 2013 10:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ooh - what was for lunch? ;-) (And I agree - you are NOT 72!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  naguerea Jun 9, 2013 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sort of little clams in a cream sauce in a very large artichoke and Buckwheat with another sauce (It seems it is a Breton speciality)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kcshigekawa Jun 7, 2013 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hope I look that good at 62! Enjoy the trip.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jpan99 Jun 7, 2013 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    72?! You look great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      naguerea Jun 9, 2013 08:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 13 1941, Honest.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 Jun 9, 2013 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'd like to see your license, young man;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        But seriously, lucky you! Some folks just are blessed with the good genes. My 84 year old aunt looks better than many a 50 year old – beautiful skin and all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SigneGT Jun 7, 2013 08:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm turning 22 later this month :) (on the 24th to be exact).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HungWeiLo Jun 7, 2013 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        33.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        But because of my babyface, I'm still carded everywhere, and the windshield repair guy asked last week if the insurance was my parents'. And I'm always offered the student discount at museums.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My brother is also babyfaced. Last week, a waiter asked his wife if her "son" wanted a refill on his Coke (he was busy on his phone).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc Jun 7, 2013 11:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ouch, that had to hurt.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bkeats Jun 7, 2013 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did your brother's wife smack the waiter?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. biondanonima Jun 7, 2013 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm 36. DH, who is about to turn 40 and has teenaged daughters, is often mistaken for their brother or boyfriend (shudder) - damn him and his babyface! I am really going to have to work at the anti-aging thing as we get older - he was already mistaken as the son of a friend his age, and I will definitely have to kill myself if anyone ever thinks I'M his mother!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hyacinthgirl Jun 10, 2013 12:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My husband is 4 years older than I am. When we first started dating, many people accused me of "robbing the cradle."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those people are no longer living, obviously.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                juliejulez Jun 10, 2013 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My SO is a year younger than me, but looks very young, especially if he's clean shaven. When I'm out with him, I get carded constantly. If he's not with me, never carded.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alliegator Jun 10, 2013 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ugh, same here. When mangator (at 4.5 years older than me) wears a cap to cover the thinning hair, he looks way younger. Then I even the field by having poisonous weird stuff injected into my face and being 5'2" and 5'5" we all get carded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  But you're too young to worry about that crap yet :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Abby0105 Jun 7, 2013 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 - and another Sept. 9 birthday!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline1 Jun 8, 2013 07:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's a GREAT day! Happy birthdays to us!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JanRan Jun 7, 2013 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Same age as Christie Brinkley...but she looks older ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 7, 2013 12:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    She had to sleep with Billy Joel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Jun 7, 2013 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ouch. But that was indeed weird.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FriedClamFanatic Jun 7, 2013 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm almost the same age as Billy Joel (he's a few months older). does that mean I get to sleep with Christie Brinkley?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc Jun 7, 2013 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes. Then she takes all of your money.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tripeler Nov 7, 2013 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am not sure about all of that, but I do know I should be a lot more careful or Carly Simon will write another song about me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FriedClamFanatic Nov 7, 2013 11:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I knew Carly Simon (and James Taylor to) before they became famous. She was the "older woman".about 18 to my 14. Now that I read her biography, I think I may be the only guy she didn't sleep with!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      marketpeach Jun 7, 2013 12:36 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cargstep Jun 7, 2013 08:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wildcat869 Jun 7, 2013 08:35 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mariacarmen Jun 7, 2013 11:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            52 in a couple months. ack. started out here when i was 46, i think...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. PHREDDY Jun 9, 2013 04:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              28+28+1/2 = 58 1/2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How did I get there?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Each morning I look in the mirror and ask: What is my father doing here?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Veggo Jun 9, 2013 05:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phreddy, you are only 1 year away from being able to raid your 401K without a 10% penalty!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PHREDDY Jun 13, 2013 01:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and my TDA and IRA!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jrvedivici Jun 9, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28+28=56 + 1/2 = 56 1/2!?!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Either I just got you two more years of life, or I think your math was wrong? Lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PHREDDY Jun 13, 2013 01:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You said you were losing it?....you're the only one who got it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phoebe Jun 9, 2013 01:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm 33 years younger than Marilyn Monroe. Just wish I had her looks.... at any stage in her life!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Veggo Jun 9, 2013 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phoebe, having outlived MM by 18 years so far is worth a price!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. bbqboy Jun 9, 2013 08:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      61 in a month

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. alliegator Jun 10, 2013 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not sure if I responded in part 1, but I recently turned 38.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chatsworth Jun 10, 2013 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Got my AARP application in the mail a couple of months ago, which I think means I must be turning 50 this year. (I put the application in the recycling bin.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Savour Jun 10, 2013 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            34. But I've been posting on Chowhound for 13 years ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. girloftheworld Jun 10, 2013 12:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am a millennium baby...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline1 Jun 11, 2013 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                YAY!!! We got a keeper! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James Cristinian Jun 11, 2013 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2000 or 2001?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld Jun 11, 2013 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2000 - i started chow hound when I was 10... but got ratted out and suspended :( it didnt dawn on me to just make a new account---duh! .... so I waitttttttted annnnd waitttted,,,,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John E. Jun 11, 2013 04:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How long ago were you busted? I seem to remember a young teen on these threads when I was still a lurker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        girloftheworld Jun 11, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nov 2012--- I emailed them in March on my Bday and said I was 12 but you have to be 13 :( soooooo I had to wait... well as least I did because I didnt want to break rules..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. Jun 11, 2013 08:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wow. Congratulations on being interested in food at such a young age. When I was 12 or 13 the only interest I had was making pancakes on Saturday mornings with my older brother and two of our friends who were also brothers. My mom used to ask us why we didn't sometimes do this activity at our friends' house. Their mom would not let us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Most of us on Chowhound did not have much of an opportunity to interact with adults on their level as young teens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good luck to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 Jun 11, 2013 07:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Girl - this probably makes you the youngest hound ever banned on CH. Congratulations on being a trailblazer!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          girloftheworld Jun 11, 2013 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thank you..I shouldn't have got smarmy with a guy who corrected my grammar.. and told me to keep to keep day job.. that is where I slipped :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 Jun 12, 2013 07:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now THIS is funny! One of the things that has impressed me about you, GOTW, is that you write so well while knowing when to use good grammar and when/how to slang it up. Good show! And until you answered this thread I assumed you to be at least a decade older. Stay with us. We NEED you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MGZ Jun 12, 2013 08:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wow. Gettin' invited into Caroline's Den. It don't get much better that that. .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline1 Jun 12, 2013 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LOL! Flattery will get you everywhere! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 12, 2013 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Always nice when one can be flattered by a simple truth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Caroline1 Jun 13, 2013 02:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <blush>

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                girloftheworld Jun 12, 2013 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Awww..(blush) Thank you. That is so nice to hear. My teacher told my mom "she will make a good adult". It didn't sound like a complement :(.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindaWhit Jun 12, 2013 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I promise you - it *was* a compliment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc Jun 12, 2013 07:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GOTW, I suspect that you, like my son, were born an adult.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vinnie Vidimangi Jul 20, 2013 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Can we meet with your parents to arrange a match? We have a 13 year old son who is interested in cooking. Good grades and an enthusiatic tri-athlete. A sweet boy, but needs a strong woman like you to motivate him to tidy his room.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seriously. Keep being interested in things, don't accept that you have less right to success than anyone else.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld Jul 20, 2013 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOL...My mother..took my phone away this week..because my room is a pit! She " how is that you insist that kichen be spotless and you room looks like the east end of a hobo village?" I told her because A clean kitchen is important.and I really only have time for one thing...She would have taken the computer too but I am doing an online college course.Annnyway the point. As my parents sayFind the good and praise it.. A tidy room? I really didnt get my phone taken becuse my room wasnt clean. I got it taken becaue she asked me four times to pick up the laundry and get it started. So I was disrespectful and disobdient. but hey I dont object to a penpal check my profile..just be warned my electronic comunication is heavily monitorited.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Aug 3, 2013 08:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What's with the typos?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 12, 2013 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just promise, little pup, that when, sometimes, when some of us old grizzly 'hounds bark, you'll cover your ears.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 07:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  its ok i know how to hang with the big dogs. :P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGZ Jun 14, 2013 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That doesn't really surprise me. I should of noted that sometimes when they get their leashes taken off they can foam and slobber a bit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You are a funny kid. Please assure me that your Mom wasn't at Woodstock '99?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i asked... she said not that she remembers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ Jun 14, 2013 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tell her, "Me neither."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          acssss Jun 14, 2013 11:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I don't like using it because... well, it's become somewhat common.. whatever, but... whew MGZ... LOL!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jrvedivici Jun 14, 2013 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watching this conversation progress, all I can say is; you poor, poor child.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thank you for your hollow concern.... my life is quite fine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jrvedivici Jun 14, 2013 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm sorry, my concern is genuine, not hallow at all. Seeing the company you are keeping, and my esteemed friend Mr. Z, questioning you regarding your mom and Woodstock, just left me shaking my head. Thus, the poor poor girl comment. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                oh then I am concerned about your lack of a sense of humour. My Mother was joking. It isn't even a very orginal joke with in the context of woodstock( insert eyeroll),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trust me. The "companty" I keep is pretty ok. I make As at an IB school. I am president of toast masters, on the cheerleading squad, stage at uchiko, run my own catering company, and voulenteer at the food bank. my parents love and support me in everthing I do and there is no need to shake your head.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 14, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  girl, it was a joke on my part to start and quite opaque, albeit flattering. I told you, sometimes when the old 'hounds howl, you gotta cover your ears. Eventually, you'll get what I was sayin'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MGZ Jun 14, 2013 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jr's concern for you will never be hollow, I assure you. Just sometimes, it might be awkwardly worded. You gotta learn to read the voices between the letters. Not all of us speak the same. It's not just the words. If you need to, step back and reread any post and think, what's the best interpretation of what I read.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bkeats Jun 14, 2013 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Are you sure? Didn't you say cussing was illegal on another thread?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am not sure what an out of context refernce is supouse to achieve for you here ... I was pointing out that the first amendent does not protect your right to spew what ever you want anywhere you want due to city public decency laws... and it is only the hyperselfentitled who feel the right to say whatever they want whenever they want.. but look you got a response so you can be happy!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bkeats Jun 14, 2013 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I wasn't looking for a response. Just saying that when the old dogs howl, what comes out isn't always fit for polite company. You appear to be a nice young southern girl from a privileged background who is used to polite company . Most old dawgs are less refined. That's all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Illegitimi non carborundum ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and my point about the "cussing" was in response to what can be done in a restraunt when people are being borish Someone was saying the management says "there is nothing they can do:. My point was there are city decency codes that say there is. I was not implying I was a shinking violet who had never heard such words. But I have been brought to believe those words have a time and a place and shouting them across a table at a nice meal isnt one of them. Once again Context is the key.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                very seldom do I let anyone get me down Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MGZ Jun 14, 2013 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tell you what, little one. Havin' you here and active is kinda a new thing. It's refreshing in a way, but some of these old 'hounds might feel a bit strange about communicating on these "chatty" threads with a girl they think is a child.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clearly, you are either full of shit or as mature as I was at your age. I am inclined, out of courtesy, to think the latter. But, remember, no matter how much you know, someone knows more. No matter how much you have, someone has more. No matter how smart you are . . . You get the idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I tried to show you a way to learn about "F*ck the Draft".* Now you need to remember that bein' here is figurin' out when to yap, OK?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Sorry, I could't help myself, Lingua. She's thirteen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    linguafood Jun 14, 2013 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And I'm the Queen of Everything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRl6E5...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gio Jun 12, 2013 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @MGZ... LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @GOTW: Welcome! Ears wide open, eyes on the prize & you'll be just fine...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alliegator Jun 12, 2013 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please do stay with us! Sorry you got the boot earlier on, but now that you're back it'll be fun for us as we watch (or read about) your expanding culinary talents :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        girloftheworld Jun 14, 2013 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        im not going anywhere :). thanks so much for all the support everyone. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jerseygirl111 Jun 11, 2013 03:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      45 on the 27th. Egads. I don't remember my 30's at all. Wth?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pedalfaster Jun 11, 2013 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        01.06.2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My birthdate post-stroke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Everything is new. Everything a little wonder. In the kitchen and otherwise.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          girloftheworld Jun 12, 2013 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That is beautiful. may the rest of your dash be fabulous

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KrumTx Jun 12, 2013 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pedalfaster, please tell what happened! Looking for inspiration and others may be, too:)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coll Oct 15, 2013 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My husband had a severe stroke two and a half years ago, just a year before you. Luckily he wasn't in charge of our kitchen. I do miss his many other abilities though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I wish he could tell me what he is feeling......but I can tell he looks at life with "renewed wonder" as you say. That's a great way to put it. A lot of his old bad thoughts are gone: It's an interesting journey. How is your appetite, that is one area where we've had some major frustrations.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dmjordan Jun 11, 2013 07:22 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hummingbird Jun 11, 2013 08:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Born August 1950 so shortly to be 63.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. YAYME Jun 12, 2013 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A few months short of 30.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Fowler Jun 12, 2013 11:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. But those that follow the WFD threads are probably not surprised based upon my antics and teen-aged sense of humor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Caroline1 Jun 13, 2013 01:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The ONLY 13 year old on CHOW who built his first wine cellar 15 years ago? THAT is AMAZING....!!! Bet your mother said "Ouch!" when you were born.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. KowboyK Jun 13, 2013 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      48, will turn 49 2 days prior to you turning 44. Brand new to CH

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caroline1 Jun 13, 2013 10:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome! And now I'll follow that with a snoopy question:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Is that REALLY you in your avatar? There are a few around who have gender opposite handles and avatars, and I think they're male, then find out years later they're really females (or vice versa) and I end up feeling like the Queen of Dunces! Soooo... Is that REALLY you??????? '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KowboyK Jun 14, 2013 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yep,,, all me & my fine steed!! Both male!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Jun 14, 2013 08:58 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nanzi Jun 13, 2013 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        69 this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. daniellempls Jun 14, 2013 06:27 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mudcat Jun 14, 2013 06:39 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. carlee134 Jun 16, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25, and I've been here for a few years too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                truman Jun 17, 2013 11:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm 39, turning 40 in October.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oboegal Jun 17, 2013 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just turned 34 a couple of days ago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dustin_E Jun 19, 2013 02:30 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RosePearl Jun 19, 2013 03:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Round abouts 11. (Times a few.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Kiyah Jun 19, 2013 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        50 here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. suzigirl Jun 19, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Okay, I'll play along. 42

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. ursy_ten Jun 19, 2013 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wasn't sure if anyone was keeping track...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At the moment the average is 46.18269231

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not counting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            emglow (year of chevy bel air)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rosepearl (few months short of an early senior citizen discount)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bkeats (old as dirt)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            acssss (twenty something - even though the something is double digits)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            swissaire (plato's classmate)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can link to a copy of the spreadsheet if you like. Will keep it updated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ursy_ten Jun 30, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Average is now 46.30555556

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jrvedivici Jul 1, 2013 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As always, I'm below average.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ursy_ten Jul 3, 2013 05:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heh, me too. But at this stage in my life, I'm happy to be considered a young'un (even if not by much - I'll take what I can get)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ursy_ten Jul 3, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Average is now 46.54464286

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Note: I took the time to look up the year of the Chevy Bel Air (1950) and when Elvis joined the army (1958) so now emglow and rosepearl are included in these numbers, along with the latest respondents.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ursy_ten Aug 4, 2013 06:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Average is now 46.4333333333!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gio Aug 5, 2013 03:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Does this mean we're getting older. I never was much good at math. If that's the case though, I've actually got younger...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Aug 5, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our average age went down, so I believe that we are getting younger. Now run along and see what thread you can break next!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MGZ Aug 5, 2013 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A "My Back Pages" moment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gio Aug 5, 2013 07:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well I'm definitely moving in a new direction since I know I'm younger than that now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ursy_ten Aug 7, 2013 11:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's currently 46.62809917. Just went up a teeny bit with the last hound weighing in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              blaireso Sep 3, 2013 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No no no. Don't you all know that 60 is the new 40? Which means 40 is the new 30? (20 somethings, I'm sorry, you can snuggle in with your parents and learn Chow wisdom and scheme to inherit their cast iron).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sebonne1 Jun 22, 2013 08:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  43, which seems to be avg. First post ever on C'hound though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld Jun 29, 2013 07:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hopefully many more to come! posts and birthdays

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MGZ Jun 30, 2013 12:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I agree. Welcome, sebonne.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. johnb Jun 23, 2013 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I blew through the big 2-0 a long time ago, also the big 3-0, big 4-0, big 5-0, and big 6-0. The big 7-0 is coming up in about 5 months. At least I'll finally be able to start drawing social security, which I've delayed in order to increase the monthly amount to the max, but that's a topic for another forum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have been posting on Chowhound for longer than I can remember at this advanced age, but anyway at least 3-4 years before the new software.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      blaireso Jun 28, 2013 06:11 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deputygeorgie Jun 29, 2013 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm 24 as of this month.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          James Cristinian Jun 29, 2013 07:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No offense, but ever hear this. Youth is wasted on the young.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jsandler Jul 2, 2013 01:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          28 and have been posting for a few years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Bill Hunt Jul 3, 2013 09:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well, 65, going on 66 very soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ferventfoodie Jul 3, 2013 10:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bill-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We are of the same "vintage" - and, IIRC, "it was a very good year".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bill Hunt Jul 5, 2013 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If not a "very good year," at least a "very good time."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now, Ch. Pétrus DID have a wonderful vintage in 1947, like Taylor-Fladgate had for Vintage Port in 1948 (wife's birth year), so all is not bad - if only I had not squandered all of my $, and could afford a bottle...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ferventfoodie Jul 5, 2013 09:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When I turned 30, my husband found a bottle of '47 port
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (a senior moment prevents me from remembering the name).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Since then, I have had what are probably considered "better"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wines but as a port lover this was the most memorable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He continued the tradition of trying to find wines from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year of my birth for subsequent birthdays and several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  years later found another bottle of the same port, same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vintage. Unfortunately, it was not as enjoyable as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  first, its deterioration no doubt due to improper handling. Sadly, the same can happen to people.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FriedClamFanatic Jul 6, 2013 07:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the UK, it is a tradition to get a bottle of 40 year old port when one turns 40. When my yonger brother did the same in the US, I had to order it, but bought 2 20 year olds just in case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When my elder brother finally reached 70, I looked into a btl..at $1200, I definitely decided to pass......got him 3 20's and a ten

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stilldontknow Jul 20, 2013 08:33 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. happycamper Jul 22, 2013 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ludmilasdaughter Jul 25, 2013 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'll play too, 40. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mariacarmen Jul 25, 2013 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    god i miss 40....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Veggo Aug 3, 2013 10:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miss 40? I can scarcely remember it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DatatheAndroid Jul 25, 2013 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm 27. I've been a member of Chowhound for a week and a half? I can't really remember. For my birthday I will accept cash, gift cards, and quality cookware. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    girloftheworld Jul 25, 2013 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Birthday! and Welcome.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DatatheAndroid Jul 26, 2013 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks. :D I'm happy I joined. I look forward to becoming a better cook, with help from my fellow Chowhounders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mtlcowgirl Aug 1, 2013 11:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On average, 62. On a good day. I'm always going on 12, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FriedClamFanatic Aug 1, 2013 12:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, you know what they say..........."inside each of us beats the heart and mind of an 18 year old............it's just some of us have trouble getting the outer parts to perform at that level"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Firegoat Aug 3, 2013 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Is there any such thing as an average Chowhound?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gio Aug 3, 2013 09:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I hope not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. BlueMagic Aug 4, 2013 05:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I will be literally in my mid forties next weekend :-)

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