Just What I Needed Right Before My 28th  

frogger1995 40F
4342 posts
11/22/2005 2:22 pm

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Just What I Needed Right Before My 28th

One of the dangers of going home for the holidays is that you are very likely to run into individuals you knew in a past life who either 1) never left in the first place or 2) also decided to head home for the holidays as well.

And you usually run into them at the worst possible moment...such as when you are walking through the mall wearing something someone 10 years younger should be wearing (stretch pants and an extra tight t-shirt with picture of Curious George in glitter on the front), shoving your 3rd miniature box of Dots candy that you nabbed from your mom's left over Halloween stash in your face.

Which is exactly what happened to me...twice!

I was trying to get some early X-mas shopping in so I wouldn't have to shop in Houston only to bring the gifts back with me at Christmas. I ran into C_____ who no longer looks like the prankster that used to crack jokes in English class that were certainly not meant for mixed company.

Looking at him I was summarily reminded that I am no longer a carefree teenybopper by the fact that C____ (who also graduated in the class of 95) had gained a 2 year old daughter and lost some of his hair (Does that really start in your 20s?).

No, I am not married
No, I don't have kids
What have I been up too...ummmm...you know...just...ummm...stuff!

Then I got the look...and from a man at that! You know the one, where they wonder what exactly it is you've been up to this whole time and feel sorry for you that you aren't experiencing the joys of REAL adulthood.

As if that weren't enough, I later ran into the girl I used to babysit...complete with a high school degree and a boyfriend in tow. This is a girl I used to cook Spaghettios for and send to bed in her underoos exactly at 8 o'clock. Now she's majoring in Communications at UCLA!

I love visiting home but maybe next time I will have to do it during a time when I am not reminded of how quickly I'm approaching my 30s.

P.S. In a nod to the left I MUST plug NWMNman7 (See there I do pay attention!)

Things to be Happy About:
Dots Candy
College Memories
Read Nail Polish
GREAT Weather
The Internet

TTigerAtty 63M

11/22/2005 3:19 pm


You are aging very nicely, like a fine wine! Don't worry about it! 'Sorry the Huskies lost in the Apple Bowl! Maybe next year!

Hope you have a salaciously sinful, tantalizingly titillating Thanksgiving holiday, complete with all the erotically erogenous trimmings!


trustno01 57M  
2364 posts
11/22/2005 3:52 pm

Frogger, I believe age is in the mind. The 30's are not a scary time. I am in my 40's and feel like I am in my 30's. I think maybe one of the reasons everyone mistakes me for being in my 30's. As for those people who are judging you for not being married or dressing like you are younger. WHO CARES!!! As long as you feel comfortable with yourself. I run into younger people who are all grown up that I coached in baseball or basketball. I am eager to hear what they are doing with their life. Some are failures and some are outstanding.

Just live life. Enjoy life. Do what you want to do.

DOTS!!! I LOVE DOTS!!!!! Will you share??

rm_Ptalk1155 35M
3450 posts
11/22/2005 4:04 pm

Ah yes, the joys of bumping into people from the past. One of many things I am not looking forward to over the holidays.

jim5131 56M
1296 posts
11/22/2005 4:05 pm

(laughs) Froggy, I know `zactly what you mean...

I do the same thing when I go to my Mom's for the holidays..or whatever. I run into people that never have been anywhere in their lives...and I see them at Krogers or whatever...with the wife..the hubster...the kiddos...

you think it's bad at 30? try 40+. They recognize me right away. I Recognize them by their eyes..maybe. Yikes...

im_your_man77 40M
961 posts
11/22/2005 4:09 pm

Nah it doesn't happen in your 20s, I still have 2 years of mine to go before my 30s and still have all my hair. Oye, less than 2 years until I hit 30, wait when did that happen? I don't have the marriage or the kids yet either. Ok thats not really making you feel any better is it, ummm, how about I just say you aren't alone, that better?
Anyway Happy birthday (if I didn't miss it already) and Happy Thanksgiving thursday. At least I think its thursday, I'm not very good on my American holidays.

rm_littlejake18 47M/50F
35 posts
11/22/2005 4:10 pm

While they sound kinda scary, the 30s aren't that bad (as long as you had lots of fun in your 20s to carry you through the dull patches). I'm speaking with lots of experience here. You mentioned Dots candy. I thought they were small dots stuck on paper that you bit off one at a time. Am I confused (most likely)? If so, anyone know the name of those things?

JudeL5 47M  
1596 posts
11/22/2005 5:00 pm

Life starts at 40! Mick Jagger be damned! LOL

digdug41 50M

11/22/2005 5:01 pm

fuck that age is just a # dont sweat it its just the next stage in the game, you build in your twenties, then you start to enjoy the fruits of your labor in your late 30's early 40's but some people do it the other way and wait til there in their 30's to have kids if thats apart of the plan for you only you know, it just aint hap'n now thats all. just enjoy life period dont worry bout that age shit

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

frogger1995 40F

11/22/2005 5:24 pm

trustno01: You are correct...my baby Tees will remain in my closet...at least until my own kids start getting embarassed. As for Dots...I never knew how good they could be...I'm hooked!

Ptalk1155: Perhaps I should stick to out-of-town malls from now on.

jim5131: I guess there is one good thing in that I haven't changed too drastically from when I was in high school....I at least have that going for me

im_your_man77: Well, rest assured that it CAN happen in your 20s...so you are safe for now anyway. My actual b-day is tomorrow, but thanks.

littlejake18: I think those are the Button candies...fun as well! Dots are those INCREDIBLY sticky ones that stick your teeth together so you can hardly chew or talk.

Polo32577 41M

11/22/2005 7:33 pm

hey i'm in the same boat as u, don't worry set back relax and enjoy the ride...there is always time to do what needs to be done...just let destany take its course...your time will come...kisses

weineroftheworld 67M

11/22/2005 7:41 pm

I LOVE to run into old classmates. Why? Cuz they look like they are 56 and I can pass for 35. They all say I look the same as high school or college. Hell, I'm 70 pounds heavier and three inches taller. At high school graduation I was 5 ft 7 in and 105 lbs. I ran into an a girl who I really had the hots for in college but she would not give me the time of day. She still looks pretty good. She asked me to go back to her house with her. I said, no thanks babe ya missed yer chance fer a little 'o this. DAMN did that feel good.

bear77344 62M
103 posts
11/22/2005 8:17 pm

Anyone who'd give a 28 yr old woman "the look" has got to be incredibly insecure; needing everyone else to be like he/she is to affirm their own life I guess.
Do women in their 20 really have to stop wearing t-shirts and stretch pants? I mean if they've gained a lot of weight yeah time to change your style, but in your case are you sure it's a no go? And Curious George he's a classic!
Running into people you've babysat can be really weird especially if you're a guy running into an grown girl that you changed diapers for as a baby.

rm_Ptalk1155 35M
3450 posts
11/22/2005 8:22 pm

I don't know. I've run into people I know from my hometown on the other end of the country. Man, if that weren't awkward! Then, because you're two people from the same place in an unfamiliar environment, a person with whom you don't normally associate wants to hang around all the time.

gentile_sadico 53M
1371 posts
11/22/2005 10:08 pm

yes, hair loss does start in the 20's(for me anyway) and it's not an enjoyable thing to go through...

gnr8nrg 47M

11/22/2005 11:25 pm

It's funny when I go up North to visit my family. Most of the people never moved away. When they ask me what I've been doing, I have to ask what year do they want to know about. It's good to move away, so you can always visit home another day.

rm_thickguy81 37M

11/23/2005 1:25 am

Haha ah the awkwardness of seeing people you haven't seen in ages, I hate it too. Sometimes its cool other times its like "Oh hey hi how are you oh good yeah yeah uh-huh, no no yeah well good seeing you (even though sometimes its not really good seeing them)" Yeah I try to avoid some of those situations. If I wanted to see someone I'd contact them (if they haven't changed their phone #'s or I haven't lost them) to hang out. I don't know if its the same for you but it just feels awkward. It's cool to see the people you were tight with but just people you rarely hung out with is awkward to me. Anyways you shouldn't worry about hitting your 30's its just a number and you're as young as you feel and I would never guess you looked older than 24, so be proud girl!

Jobe00 43M
211 posts
11/23/2005 5:14 am

Usually when I meet someone that recognizes me that I don't remember, I just tend to nod a lot and speak as vaguely as possible.
Then I usually spend the next week or so wondering who the Hell the person was.

frogger1995 40F

11/23/2005 8:04 am

TTigerAtty: How in the world did you get up there? As for my B-day we shall see

JudeL5: Let's hope! Fortunately I still have a ways to go for that.

digdug41: Yeah...I guess I'm not too behind in the game...and at least I am having fun!

Polo32577: Yes...I've always been a fan of destiny.

weineroftheworld: Right! I still look the way I did in high school..but for a change in glasses. Not having kids will do that to ya!

bear77344: maybe it was just me. I think I look pretty damn good in them...age me damned! But then again there is a difference between early and late 20s.

Ptalk1155: Houston is big enough for that to have happened...only once though. Fortunately he was an aquainence back then and is a good friend now.

xntrickk: Jeez...that sucks big time. At least he has the wife and kids to make up for it.

gnr8nrg: Yeah...I would be completely suffocated if I had stayed behind.

thickguy81: Thanks! I think it would be wierd either way...especially if it's someone you were tight with and then lost touch with...then you both feel guilty about not keeping in touch.

Jobe00: well I haven't reached that point yet. Right now, if I don't remember them...they probably don't remember me.

Jobe00 43M
211 posts
11/23/2005 8:51 am

Well...I have a mind like a steel seive.

So you know, according to your profile, your birthday is listed as being on the 20th.
Might want to get that corrected or people will offer you birthday spankings on the wrong day.

KghtTtemplar 55M
4791 posts
11/23/2005 8:56 am

Things To Be Thankful For:
To love and be loved
Courage to say "frogger, I think I have a crush on you"

Peace and happy holiday!

FriendlyTickler 46M

11/23/2005 11:13 am

FYI- 30's aren't so bad. I still play hard, have all my hair, have more financial freedom then I did when I was in my 20's, can still dance with out throwing out my back and have matured like a great tasting wine. So at 28 you should have a big smile on your face because with age comes good or even better times. Don't despair!

P.S. Sorry about the bad info, I think you just got in town when the Santa Anas decided to leave, although I have to say I have been looking forward to some cooler weather and the overcast morning did hit the spot for me. To tell you the truth, I've been looking forward to getting up to Big Bear to enjoy some of the local snow and the crisp cool air. Enjoy your holdiday, goble goble!

rm_adultmusic 61M

11/23/2005 1:55 pm

Sweet Frogger...say hello to my home town...i miss it so. At my age, running into old friends isn't so bad. It might even remind me of an erotic weekend that I've not thought about in awhile.

Whenever you need a secret benefactor....let me know!

rm_adultmusic 61M

11/23/2005 1:57 pm

Oh....happy Thanksgiving! Some of us especially thankful that you share a bit of your life with us.

rm_07TRU 37M

11/23/2005 4:09 pm

Fuck Yeah!!! u look good baby!!!

sorroWind_eol 33M
92 posts
11/23/2005 5:20 pm

Real glad to have a baby face and have frends obsesed even to be for ever young...hope I'll never bald(if...I'll shave).
Congrats for the Silver membership --->I have a Q fr that(or2):how can I get someone to be gld/slvr,and get points by doing so;and how is it possible for someone to make a pers slvr.
Thank you upfront,like u're Happy lists,they remind me of a book,a pers frm tht book and must say I'm afraid to tell


frogger1995 40F

11/23/2005 6:01 pm

Jobe00: I probably should...though I don't mind an extra helping of b-day spankings

KghtTtemplar: Now you are making me blush

FriendlyTickler: I am now looking forward to them...and what IS up with the weather, I feel like i am back in Houston.

adultmusic: I plan on holding you to that...and if you ever need a naughty school girl let me know.

07TRU: Thanks...I just love the non sequiturs

Akadafa: Yeah...I am starting to get used to it. I wonder what he thinks of me as he is changing dirty diapers at 2 in the morning

sorroWind_eol: I will look that up for you...I'm pretty sure AdultFriendFinder can't make it that hard.

frogger1995 40F

11/23/2005 6:03 pm

sorroWind_eol: If you go to My Account and look under Account you will see a link for : Redeem or Buy Gift Certificates. It should be pretty straight forward from there.

Good luck gaining points with your admiree!

bear77344 62M
103 posts
11/23/2005 7:17 pm

Frogger you look pretty damned good out of t-shirts so I know you look pretty damn good in them!

singlequietone 69M
232 posts
11/24/2005 6:31 pm

The Birthday has not done you any injustice. You still look and talk wonderfully. I wish you would communicate with me, talk about a crush. I've been run over by Mack Truck. Man, I think you are an incredible woman!!! (My post # number is 711, wonder if that has any meaning?)

sorroWind_eol 33M
92 posts
11/25/2005 8:52 pm

    Quoting frogger1995:
    sorroWind_eol: If you go to My Account and look under Account you will see a link for : Redeem or Buy Gift Certificates. It should be pretty straight forward from there.

    Good luck gaining points with your admiree!
Thanks,but unfortunately I already know that;I was wondering of the procedure - how is it done:

they log to AdultMatch useing a link from my Messenger and then register as gld/slvr
they are listed as personal frnds of 'sorroWind_eol' on AdultMatch,and...then they register

Which one,both ore none of the above! Hope you'll have the time to answer that Have a good time surfin' and chatin' !

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