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Men Over 50

For the slightly older guys. (those who've already received the letter from AARP!) Let's just see how many of us are proud to have made it this far!

Location: Still Kickin'
Members: 118
Latest Activity: on Saturday

The Perks of Being Over 50

Snagged from this website:

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run -- anywhere.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.
9. You can live without sex (though not without glasses).
10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
15. You sing along with elevator music.
16. Your eyes won't get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them, either.
20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.


Discussion Forum

Semper Virilus for those 50 and over

Started by Carl Monster. Last reply by Henry H. Aug 7. 59 Replies

Any older gentlemen read Brett's Magnum Opus? I read large chunks of it, and want to hit it better over the long weekend.As I went through the lengthy sets of recommendations, I could not help but…Continue

Late Love

Started by Christatos Aristad. Last reply by Michael J. K. Apr 23. 11 Replies

A sure ward for those here under false pretenses is the creaking pursuit of shaky passion by men our age of women of a similar age. So, let us gentlemen, discuss, in a gentlemanly fashion, how we can…Continue

What Condition our Condition is In...

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by David Johns Mar 1. 20 Replies

OK, you guys, should have figured this subject was coming eventually. Let's talk about our "conditions". Be honest. Once you pass the "half-way" mark, stuff happens. It just does. The first thing I…Continue

Tags: colon, fifty, men, colonoscopy

50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish).

Started by Rick Shelton. Last reply by Edward Alderman Feb 26. 11 Replies

Hey, I hit the 50 mark a few months ago and I am in the best shape of my life!  I started going to the gym regularly and have been going for 6 months now (longer than ever before).  I actually have…Continue

Advantages to being over fifty!

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by Michael Dale Rogers Feb 24. 20 Replies

Come on, guys... there MUST be some advantages! (just kidding) Of course there is, and my favorite one is once I made it to this side of the half way mark, I realized that now, I have a very cool and…Continue

Tags: wisdom, half, 50, fifty

Barber Shop Shave

Started by Art Oct 26, 2013. 0 Replies

I know there are groups for both Barber Shop and Shaving. This just feels 'age appropriate' to share here. On the suggestion of a guy friend I made a visit to a local barber shop serving (I presume)…Continue

Tags: Shop, Barber, Shave

Come on, I can still LOOK

Started by Yankee Cowboy Bob. Last reply by Brown Fox Sep 2, 2013. 3 Replies

So the hot babe talks to me, smiles, makes eye contact — and then I realize that she's younger than my daughter! More depressing than that, there are two reasons I think she was acting that way: (1)…Continue

Re: "those who have gotten their first letter from the AARP"

Started by Larry. Last reply by Larry May 21, 2013. 5 Replies

I got my first letter from the AARP when I was 43.  They actually wanted me to join, pay my dues, and wait until I was 50 to receive any benefits.  No lie!  (I showed the letter to my wife.)Can…Continue

How about men over 60 are we still relavent????

Started by Steven Fields. Last reply by Ray Baker Aug 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Come on Gentlemen it's time for words of wisdom from the old men!

Wisdom

Started by Herb Munson. Last reply by Guy Miller Jan 13, 2011. 7 Replies

What is the source of wisdom, in your estimation? Also, what would be your definition of wisdom?

Tags: wisdom

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Comment by Brown Fox on Saturday

That's great Ed! I'm 58. I joined a gym last year and have lowered my BP to the point where medication is optional. Not to mention, I saw myself in the mirror today after my workout and liked what I saw.

Comment by Edward Warden on Saturday

At 52, I set six personal bests in the gym this week: three for pushups, two for running, and one for decline ab crunch.  This is great, but I wish I'd been working out when I was 22.  I'm in better shape now than I was at 32 or 42, and this just proves what a great gift the body is.  I guess I'm looking forward to 62 now. 

Comment by George Henry Robbins III on July 20, 2014 at 5:58pm

That is fantastic Rick. I will be 55 next month and I could not imagine having a small child. Your son has a great father with much to offer.

Comment by Rick Shelton on July 20, 2014 at 4:38pm

I did my life backwards.  I joined the military right out of HS and did 14 active.  After got my BS in physics and MBA, which took 7 years.  Worked for a small company, went backwards working in electronics on CTs and MRIs for almost a year, started working in IT and I'm now in Emergency Management.  I also have a 6y/o son at the age of 54.  So, no 50 is not the end of anything and it's not too late to change directions.

Comment by Brown Fox on July 20, 2014 at 4:13pm

Subaru Legacy. $1600.

Comment by Native Son on July 20, 2014 at 3:45pm

@ Brown Fox:  I hope you aren't driving a VUE.  You're looking at $7,000 to $8,000+ to replace one of those CVT gearboxes.  Things can't be rebuilt in the field, and some nee Saturn GM dealers won't touch the work.

Comment by Brown Fox on July 20, 2014 at 2:16pm

I'm housebound this weekend RJ Price. My car's transmission blew. Long story. I submitted an abridged version to NY Times magazine.

Comment by George Henry Robbins III on July 20, 2014 at 1:49pm

Wanted to mention that I started a new career at 51. Went to university when I was 45, got my Bachelor's at 48 and my Master's at 50. Now I am a civic and art historian. Hate that I wasted almost 30 years doing something I hated (worked for AT&T). But, I think I am a good example of the never too late too start over club. If I could do it, anyone can. Ironically, my B.A. graduation day was the same day as my 30th high school reunion. 

Comment by George Henry Robbins III on July 20, 2014 at 1:41pm

You are welcome Mr. Stein.

Comment by Stein on July 20, 2014 at 9:38am

GHR III, I did! You rock Very cool!! Thanks!

 

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