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Once In a Lifetime

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nero, Sep 23, 2022 at 8:51 AM.

  1. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    HB Nero. Have a great day!
  2. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    One can dream OP:D

    Happy birthday from a young un, well younger than you:cool:
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    HB Nero. All the best.
  4. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Happy Birthday!
  5. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    Happy birthday

    I'm nearly there too:eek:
  6. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Thanks for all good wishes. Appreciated.

    I bought myself a rather expensive Saint Emilion in Sainsburys, paid for by my mate Kwasi. Looking forward to cooking chicken thighs in a chorizo/olive/apricot/garlic/honey marinade later.

    So, retirement. What’s all that about?
  7. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    The worrying bit as somebody once said is when you get to 60+ and then realise d@mn near the first 1/3rd of your life has gone already..

    Happy Birthday Oul lad - and many, many Happy Returns :)
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’m fifteen months ahead of you and am happy to tell you that your Big One is next year. Money for nothing! Why did no-one tell me getting old rocks? As for retirement, I never really worked that one out. It either happened about fifteen years ago or it looks like it never will. Just a question of degree.
  9. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Yes that will be icing on the cake. But the clincher is the bus pass, next year too in these parts. I’m already getting concession rates at the theatre and entry to various interesting places, but being able to get to the beach without the hassle of parking, or worrying about drinking too many sherberts, will have its attractions.
  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    As well as all the freebies, bus passes, concessionary prices, etc., the arthritis I suffer means I use a walking stick and this is marvellous for getting special treatment in queues, theatres, public transport, airport security, etc..
  11. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Steady on, there are limits. You’ll be proposing disabled parking soon. On the other hand….
  12. timH

    timH pfm Member

    When you were five a year was 20% of your life. When you were 20 a year was 5% of your life. Now its 1.3%. So time doesn’t go faster you’ve just got more experience of it
  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    It’s also perfect for shaking angrily at skateboard punks, as I hope @Joe P will testify before too long.
  14. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Happy birthday!

    Hope the Saint Emilion is safely dispatched and you are tucked up in bed snoring at this time of day.....;)
  15. ralphj

    ralphj pfm Member

    I prefer the view from Oliver Burkeman, he posits the finitude of our lives in his recent book. Nowadays we may hopefully expect to live to 80, that’s 4000 weeks! I’ve reached 3200 and trying to plan those last 800. This really focuses the mind and necessitates that you ignore what happened in the first 3200 weeks. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?
    Nero, Bob McC and Dozey like this.
  16. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Happy birthday! May you enjoy - or enjoyed - every moment.
  17. tonerei

    tonerei pfm Member

    Happy Birthday stay on the Road to nowhere there is no rush to find the destination.
  18. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Truth hurts :)
  19. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I was thinking the same and I’m only 56:(
  20. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    Hope you had a good day, Nero. I see from another thread that you got Covid for your birthday. Bummer, hopefully it’ll be mild and short. Best wishes.

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