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The Enigmatic Dr X

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On being 40
« on: 30 December, 2014, 01:58:41 PM »
So. On Boxing Day I was 40.

Not only does that mean that I have been drinking with the wife, friends and family every night since, but I also got a watch and two things that I think are well cool:

This



and this



(Which is apparently a limited Onato pen - no, me neither but it's dead fancy - of a type used by Churchill).

Roll on 50, that's what I say.

I'm also going to pool the cash I got and get a monitor.



Lock up your spoons!

sheridan

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #1 on: 30 December, 2014, 02:06:23 PM »
Nice - another 40-year-old here, and Sandcrawlers are one of my favourite vehicles from the Star Wars trilogy...

I, Cosh

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #2 on: 30 December, 2014, 02:34:36 PM »
A Lego Sandcrawler is a pretty awesome thing. Welcome to the new decade.
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Re: On being 40
« Reply #3 on: 30 December, 2014, 02:38:47 PM »
Yep, forties are awesome.  I'm two years in now, and it's been a blast! I could take or leave a Sandcrawler, but I still have my die-cast Star Destroyer from 1977 if that counts?

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #4 on: 30 December, 2014, 03:18:46 PM »
So. On Boxing Day I was 40.

That probably makes you the youngest person on here?  ;)


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Re: On being 40
« Reply #5 on: 30 December, 2014, 03:29:13 PM »
Nah, I think Hawk could well be the youngest 'regular' but I think there could well be a few lurkers out there who are around that age too.

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #6 on: 30 December, 2014, 03:58:35 PM »
40 here as well. Turned the big 40 last August and no complaints so far!  :D

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #7 on: 30 December, 2014, 04:10:57 PM »
Yep 43 all too soon and won't have a word said against it... well aside from the fact that my body once taunt and muscular (ahem well kinda) is getting increasingly saggy and yet strangely inflexible... go figure.

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #8 on: 30 December, 2014, 04:14:13 PM »
I'm 46 and a creaking mess.
Ankles crack, shoulder pops, back creaks, knees crunch.
You can hear me coming a mile away.
Would rather be 30 again.

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #9 on: 30 December, 2014, 04:15:50 PM »
37 in two weeks, and can already feel the clammy touch of Judge Mortis (aka being over 40).
Makes sense that most 2000AD 'lifers' are around our age...

So who's the oldest forum member?  ;)

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #10 on: 30 December, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Hawkmonger? Joking. Z (I'm 45 btw)
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Re: On being 40
« Reply #11 on: 30 December, 2014, 05:51:51 PM »
Many Happy Returns Doc X - if it's any consolation to all these people calling you a youngster you look well over 40!

I'm 43 and doing OK - getting the running times and BMI down to an acceptable level while still misbehaving when I can. Brush with the Reaper in March (myocardistis ; fine now) redoubled my efforts to get fit and have fun. Not to the bothering with Lego extent that you have done, but still kicking at any rate.

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #12 on: 30 December, 2014, 07:39:51 PM »
I was 38 this month. Didn't get a Lego Sand Crawler (but I did get a Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Nova ship).

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #13 on: 30 December, 2014, 08:26:50 PM »
It's heartening to known I'll still be getting Lego a decade hence.
You may quote me on that.

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Re: On being 40
« Reply #14 on: 31 December, 2014, 02:00:05 AM »
I can't recall if anyone bought me any Lego for my 40th... I got s clock & a surprise party.

47 now. I better get Lego for 50 from at least half the family... or I will sulk.