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Old 08-26-2019, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jamary1 View Post
I love ziplining. The more extreme the better. A couple of years ago, I went on a series of ziplines in Costa Rica, one of which was 4000 feet long, over a gorge. The day almost killed me, but it was oh so worth it.
Oh my gosh. We did the same thing. In our seventies.

First the zip lines, a forty-foot cliff climb, a horseback ride through the jungle, a tube ride down the rapids of a rocky river and finally a hike to the hot springs on the volcano.

Any one of those things would have been more than enough to last me a week. Glad I didn't know how strenuous it would be or I would have backed out. Had to rest for two days of the vacation afterwards, though.

But what a ball!
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:03 PM
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zip-lining. belly dancing. being the most excited person in the house on Christmas Eve. swinging on swingsets. spinning around in circles until I fall to the ground. still love to fingerpaint. participate in many political rallies. being part of building a type of community that has never before existed. freaking people out by making my breasts[ well,now they are reconstructed "mounds"] "dance" to the beat of music. I guess that's all.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:47 PM
Location: USA
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I did a quick 10 miles on the bike this morning. My average speed was done from the 20 mph goal because I rode as close to a construction project as I could get to ascertain when a particular intersection will be opened again.

Saturday, I rode just under 50 miles with an average of just over 19 mph. Traffic lights always kill my average but we're typically rolling at 21-22 mph.

I'm looking at a new bike to address two needs. The new one is more aerodynamic and uses a different drive train than my current bike. Once I get used to the MBB (moving bottom bracket), I'll be a bit faster and due to the design, I should be a little better on the hills. At my age, I need every advantage possible to keep up with the younger riders...and kick their young asses.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:10 PM
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I deposit checks on my iphone.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:30 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by Clemencia53 View Post
Only like to text - no phone calls please
Ditto - I hate talking on the phone - text is my favorite way of communication.

Can't think of "young person" things I do; maybe driving faster than most 64 year olds? I still wear make-up and dress nice even just going to lunch but I don't know if that is considered a "young person" thing. Ditto for going to the gym & lifting weights.

Just asked my granddaughter and she said I slide on the tile floor when I have socks on like I was skating.

I also pay all my bills online; don't write checks for anything other than my lawn guy. I also deposit checks on my phone. Don't send Christmas cards anymore. All my music is on my iPhone.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:40 PM
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Deoge View Post
At work we say that doing a good job around here is like peeing in a pair of dark pants. It give you a nice, warm feeling but no one else notices.
Did you just say the "W" word and use it in a sentence?
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:45 PM
Location: planet earth
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I love to ride the roller coaster (don't do it often enough, and it's been awhile, but I love it).

I am on the tech-savvy side for an old person - am creating a web site, browse YouTube, take pics, post on IG, FB, blog, etc.

I don't understand people who are not on social media. I love it.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Location: St. Louis
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Originally Posted by cebuan View Post
When I travel overseas, I like to stay in hostels.
Me too. So much more fun than cranky hotels because you meet people that way. Last week a met a couple of twenty something young women and traveled with them for a bit till we went our separate ways. Donít worry...Iím a sixty yo straight woman lol. They were a lot of fun.

Also I live in a house now with roommates and enjoying the experience enough that I may do it again at some other point in my life.

I hike and camp in places I should not go alone but I do.

And shhhh... I smoke a little weed sometimes and tripped on shrooms at a commune in CA last March. Again, with two young friends. life is great.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MaggieC View Post
I deposit checks on my iphone.
Made me LOL, Maggie.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Location: Florida Baby!
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Originally Posted by Bwfcforlife View Post
As we have old person things , what about young person things ?
OOH OOOH--this is right up my alley!!

I love going to small venue indy rock concerts. One of the things I'm really missing here in FL are "my" groups (Love love LOVE Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls!) Back in CT concert going was a real thing with me. Yep, I'm up there next to the stage--and I can say that, yes, I've been in a mosh pit! I had a younger co-worker that would go with me either to Boston or Providence for these shows, but then she got pregnant so her focus is elsewhere these days. I started to drag my daughter--and even HER friend--to concerts--it's a done deal when I pay for their tickets and do the driving. Kid #1 and I even traveled to Buffalo to go to the very first Kerfuffle in 2014 https://www.setlist.fm/festivals/ker...-6bd69a5a.html

The dark side to this is the rampant ageism at these concerts--exclusively by young women. My feeling is: "Chickie I paid for my ticket so I have just as much right to be here as you. Oooh, and just wait--fast forward 20-30 years--karma can be such a b*tch...."

On a recent road trip my Kid #1 caught me up on her faves (Billie Eilish among them) and the one that was the most fun and got multiple plays was Ludo's Love Me Dead!

Kid#2 was down for a visit last week and introduced me to Brit Electro Pop duo 0171 and controversial Canadian rapper Tom MacDonald.

Contrary to popular opinion, there's a lot of new, interesting and really GOOD music out there. Checking this stuff out is my fountain of youth!
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