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1wisewoman
Edited: Dec 14, 2007, 6:02pm Top

... because I think there's a big difference between 20 and 29. I've made a few guesses about you peeps and I'd like to know if I was right :-P

I'm 24.

2rainbowdarling
Dec 14, 2007, 6:03pm Top

I'm 22. (And a half?) ^^

3philosojerk
Dec 14, 2007, 6:54pm Top

What an eeeevil question! What if I don't want people to know how close I am to being no-longer-qualified for this group? :(

(I'm 28, btw)

4rainbowdarling
Dec 14, 2007, 6:56pm Top

You were a twenty-something when you joined so that has to count for something, right?

5ejd0626
Dec 14, 2007, 7:09pm Top

I am 22.

6StarGazer72
Dec 14, 2007, 7:52pm Top

I'm still 24 for exactly two months. Then I'll hit my quarter-century mark. Everyone's been telling me it's a hard birthday (I'm supposed to have my life figured out by now??), but it hasn't gotten to me yet.

7littlebookworm
Dec 14, 2007, 7:53pm Top

I'm 21 now, I'll be 22 in a month.

8frogbelly
Dec 14, 2007, 7:54pm Top

I am 27.

9weener
Dec 14, 2007, 8:16pm Top

Almost 23.

10Luv2danse9
Dec 14, 2007, 8:23pm Top

Just turned 22 in october, so I get to hang out in this group for a while. Whew!

11aznstarlette
Dec 14, 2007, 8:26pm Top

22.

sometimes i forget how old i am. no joke. i think in my head, i'm forever 16.

12The_Kat_Cache
Dec 14, 2007, 8:51pm Top

26. I have no clue where the last 6 years went. :(

13nperrin
Dec 14, 2007, 8:58pm Top

23. 24 in February. I forget how old I am all the time too, though I always think 17!

14Luv2danse9
Dec 14, 2007, 9:13pm Top

>#11

Haha, I think I'm stuck at 21. I might just have a reverse birthday this year. :)

15Lantzy
Dec 15, 2007, 5:43am Top

I'm 21, turning 22 in three months.

I'm curious to know how old you thought we all were.

16wonderlake
Dec 15, 2007, 5:55am Top

Ugh, I'm 27 and lately have been feeling 'old' :(

17Unreachableshelf
Dec 15, 2007, 1:07pm Top

Twenty-four, and I'm curious about your guesses, too.

18wisewoman
Dec 15, 2007, 4:18pm Top

I didn't have guesses for all of you because I haven't seen you all posting much, but I was very close with philosojerk (I knew you had to be older than me). And aznstarlette, littlebookworm, and weener, that's pretty close to where I placed you too. frogbelly, somehow I thought you were older.

Just being nosy... :-)

19princessgarnet
Dec 15, 2007, 4:44pm Top

I'll be 25 next month.

20philosojerk
Dec 15, 2007, 5:36pm Top

I was very close with philosojerk (I knew you had to be older than me)

!!!

I'm not really sure how to take that, wisewoman! ;)

21frogbelly
Edited: Dec 15, 2007, 8:23pm Top

Oh, no! I'm even sounding old now. I'm going to go ahead and assume it's because I sound so mature and knowledgeable - not because I sound crotchety. haha.

22elvendido
Dec 15, 2007, 11:37pm Top

I'm newly 27, and constantly reminded of my old man status by my younger friends.

23aznstarlette
Dec 16, 2007, 12:33am Top

wow i thought mid to late 20s was only considered old in my native land (the Philippine Islands). i told my aunt that i probably wouldn't get married and have kids for another ten years and she responds, "...but you're going to be an old maid then!"

. . .

don't you all know that 30 is the new 20? ;)

24poetontheone
Dec 16, 2007, 1:01am Top

I'm almost 19... but mentally I'm in my 20s or 30s so that has to count in some way. haha.

25wisewoman
Dec 16, 2007, 1:51pm Top

philosojerk and frogbelly, my guesses as to your age were entirely complimentary, I assure you. Either that or I'm just feeling immature :-P

26beschrich
Dec 16, 2007, 3:00pm Top

22 years and 11 months.

27LheaJLove
Dec 16, 2007, 5:21pm Top


I'm 23... pretty eager to be 24, because this year has been the worst!

What do you say guys? Did you think I was younger, older... or about 23?

28snoopy205
Dec 16, 2007, 5:48pm Top

I'm 27, and don't feel too much like an old man, though I've been in the university for almost 10 years (BA and PhD), and my hair has been going gray since I turned 20...

29texichan
Dec 16, 2007, 5:49pm Top

I'm 20!

30jordan7hm
Dec 16, 2007, 10:09pm Top

I'm 24; a couple months away from 25. It's maybe a sign of age, or maybe mental incapacity, that I wasn't 100% on this, and had to make sure I wasn't still 23. It's not just women that don't want to get old.

It's looking more and more like I won't be a millionaire by 27 and that bums me out a bit. Also bumming me out about the age thing is that everyone I know has suddenly become an adult, and I guess I have too. I'm pretty sure there's been a mistake somewhere, or that I'll wake up out of this dream and find I'm late for the bus to high school or something..

31dreamlikecheese
Dec 16, 2007, 10:36pm Top

I'm 23 now....and it's bumming me out a bit to think that I only have another 18 months before I'm too old to be nominated for the "Young Australian Of The Year" awards.....I'll have to do something soon! :)

32jpers36
Dec 17, 2007, 11:50am Top

25. But it's more like half the time I'm 19 and the other half I'm 50.

33sophies_choice
Dec 17, 2007, 2:04pm Top

23!

34Marjea
Dec 17, 2007, 2:57pm Top

23.

35CurrLee33
Dec 17, 2007, 4:17pm Top

Hello! I just joined the group. I am 23 (24 in February) and I am a current MLIS grad. student.

36Madcow299
Dec 17, 2007, 6:38pm Top

24 MDiv. Program at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA

37BGP
Dec 17, 2007, 8:45pm Top

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38AmyKathleen
Dec 18, 2007, 12:08am Top

24 until February...

39Unreachableshelf
Dec 18, 2007, 1:22pm Top

>35 CurrLee33:

Me, too. I'm in the Indiana University SLIS. Where do you go?

40wisewoman
Dec 18, 2007, 4:25pm Top

Welcome, new people!

Lhea, I was right about you too! :-)

41bookmasterjmv
Dec 21, 2007, 4:16pm Top

Scary to think that I'll be 23 in a few months...

42fyrefly98
Dec 21, 2007, 4:42pm Top

Yeesh, I'm 26, nearing 27, and all of the 22-ish folks griping about how old they are is making me feel ancient. :)

43rainbowdarling
Dec 21, 2007, 4:50pm Top

It's a bit of an odd concept, people my age thinking they're old. To me, old is, you know, 70. At that point, I think I can safely say "Gosh, I'm old" and not have people balk at me.

Myself, I feel very young and I'm always afraid that folks will hold that against me as a result.

44The_Kat_Cache
Dec 21, 2007, 5:31pm Top

Oh, I'm sure everyone here recognizes that they're not old. With any luck, all of us will survive 50 more years.

At least for me, feeling old is a function of where I'm at in life. I had a few personal setbacks, so I'm not where I want to be and I feel I'm behind on certain milestones (getting married, working in my chosen career field or at least being in the final years of graduate school, maybe starting a family). Add to that that I'm taking classes with 19-20 year olds... it doesn't help the feeling that I'm out of place.

45bdevil4
Dec 23, 2007, 9:34pm Top

Hello all, another 23 year old here.

46StarGazer72
Dec 24, 2007, 6:24pm Top

It seems like we have a lot of February birthdays around here. :) I'm another February person, Valentine's Day, to be exact.

When are all of yours?

47ArmyAngel1986
Dec 24, 2007, 9:53pm Top

Just joined this group yesterday, I turned 21 last month, Nov 1.

48Benjaminista
Dec 25, 2007, 2:02pm Top

23, an auspicious number.

49beschrich
Dec 25, 2007, 8:46pm Top

39>
Hi Estelle - I'm a PhD student in the English Department at Indiana (my first year there).

50Unreachableshelf
Dec 26, 2007, 9:37am Top

>49 beschrich:

Bloomington campus? I'm at IUPUI.

51BlondeBibliophile
Dec 26, 2007, 2:28pm Top

Just turned 25 on the 23rd of December. I feel older.

52homegirl
Dec 26, 2007, 6:09pm Top

26

53CurrLee33
Dec 29, 2007, 6:37pm Top

I too am a February baby (2/4/1984 to be exact).

54warrick1830
Dec 30, 2007, 8:41am Top

I just entered my mid-20s three days ago. I might have cried a little.

55StarGazer72
Dec 31, 2007, 1:32pm Top

#54 - ;-P Look, now we're the same age, for about a month and a half. And since I didn't get to see you, Happy Belated Birthday.

56rowmyboat
Jan 2, 2008, 7:58pm Top

23.

57nmelcher
Jan 4, 2008, 12:37pm Top

I'm in the middle of my twenty-eighth year on your earth. ;)

58onetrooluff
Edited: Jan 7, 2008, 11:49am Top

>51 BlondeBibliophile:

777Penny, I just turned 28 on the 23rd of December! :D

Man... I was kind of expecting more people to be on the latter end of their 20s... or at least some kind of balanced number of people.

*goes to sit with philosojerk and nmelcher, the only other 28-year-olds so far*

59nmelcher
Jan 7, 2008, 2:26pm Top

* nmelcher high-fives onetrooluff and declares him "Totally rad!" *

60Allama
Jan 8, 2008, 1:13pm Top

I'm 21, though not too far from my 22nd birthday.

61saholc First Message
Jan 11, 2008, 1:01pm Top

Just joined--I'm 27. Anyone else thought they'd lose that feeling that they are missing something by now?

62aneffigy First Message
Jan 11, 2008, 9:55pm Top

Just joined as well, and I'm 21.

63Madcow299
Jan 12, 2008, 12:27pm Top

missing? like what?

64Allama
Jan 12, 2008, 8:46pm Top

> 61

I think I know what you mean, Scotty. It sounds like a train of thought my mind has followed, anyhow. Being an "adult" always sounded like it would bring some kind of sense of having finished something, perhaps as though passing some milestone would complete you, but once you get there it's just, well, a matured continuation of your earlier life.

65Hugs4Halpert
Jan 15, 2008, 9:19am Top

20...I will be 21 in July!

66emmie-loulou
Jan 16, 2008, 5:36pm Top

Said it in another post but will be 29 in march.........does that make me the oldest? AArrrrggggghhhh!
Actually i feel quite privileged!
Somebody has to be older than me surely?

67Evensong2911 First Message
Jan 17, 2008, 12:09am Top

i'm 22, but i go from feeling 8 to feeling 40. my guess is that comes with the time?

68Allama
Jan 17, 2008, 9:28am Top

> 67

Yeah, I suppose it does. I'll be 22 as well soon, and on some days I feel like an old crone while others I feel like a naive child.

69Tylidae First Message
Jan 18, 2008, 8:42am Top

I'm 23.

70HelloAnnie
Jan 24, 2008, 10:17pm Top

I'm Annie and I'm getting closer and closer to not being able to be in this group anymore! I'm 28 and turn 29 in July. I married young (at 20), so I've always felt older than my years. And no, we don't have any kids! :)

71nmelcher
Jan 25, 2008, 2:12am Top

That's me, philosojerk, onetrooluff, emmie-loulou, and blissfulwitch in the 28 Club. Hooray to the Cusp of Thirty! :)

72grote First Message
Jan 25, 2008, 2:40am Top

I'm 27 and my husband is 29...about to turn 30!

73J_ipsen
Jan 25, 2008, 2:46am Top

My first posting to this group :)

I'm 26, my wife too (one month younger than me)

74Medellia
Jan 25, 2008, 8:11pm Top

*wave* Hi, everyone. I'm 25. And continually surprised by that, somehow.

75PandorasRequiem
Jan 29, 2008, 6:41am Top

28. That means I get to sit at the "grown ups" table??
lol. Pass me some spiked punch and lets get this party started.

76pretend2fly First Message
Jan 31, 2008, 7:31pm Top

i'm 20! i'll be 21 on july 21... pretty exciting =) i just joined the group today btw.

77lisa211
Feb 6, 2008, 10:39am Top

28... does that means i have to unjoin this group once I reach 30?

78Allama
Feb 6, 2008, 12:01pm Top

I'm not sure what the "official" word from the group's creator is, but I would think not. An Honorary 20-something, you could be. :-)

79wisewoman
Feb 9, 2008, 5:41pm Top

A Survivor of Twenty-Something :-P

80purplemoonstar
Feb 9, 2008, 6:54pm Top

I am 27 will be 28 in May.. God I am getting old.

81purplemoonstar
Feb 9, 2008, 6:54pm Top

I am 27 will be 28 in May.. God I am getting old.

82Leeny182
Feb 21, 2008, 9:03pm Top

24... 25 on March 18th

83whitewavedarling
Feb 25, 2008, 11:04pm Top

I just turned 27, but if I'm not in teacher-mode, I act more like the four year old that cat years would have me being--well, reversed.

84OlivierS
Feb 28, 2008, 11:56pm Top

I am 27.

85pretend2fly
Mar 4, 2008, 5:17pm Top

i agree... theres definatly a big difference between 20 and 29... i'm 20 and my boyfriend is 29... lol i joke that he's an old man. but i like it =)

86shootingstarr7
Mar 6, 2008, 1:18am Top

I'm new to the group. *waves* I'm currently 23 years old.

87thatguyzero
Mar 8, 2008, 10:52pm Top

26 at present

88dancingstarfish
Mar 11, 2008, 10:37pm Top

hey come on people! 20 something is still young. Think about it.. at 50 you'll be what.. only half done with your life (barring random twists of fate)? we got a long way to go, we're all babies even if we feel ancient :) Anyway, thats what i keep telling myself cuz sometimes I feel old and i'm 23. haha

89StarGazer72
Mar 12, 2008, 1:44am Top

My friend (who is a year younger than I am) makes fun of me every year for being "over the hill." She decided she would spare me this year, since I was hitting my quarter century mark. ;-D

90clowndust
Mar 13, 2008, 2:44pm Top

Turned 28 a couple months ago. That's all I have to say about that.

91leahmarjorie
Mar 13, 2008, 7:01pm Top

I'm 22 and I discovered my first gray hair yesterday!?! NOOO!!!*gulps*

There. Now I feel better. :-)

92punkypower
Mar 13, 2008, 10:45pm Top

After this summer I'll have to move to the 30-something LT'ers.

At least people tell me I still look like I'm in my teens. I feel like I'm in my teens. That's not always a good thing, though! :Þ

93dancingstarfish
Mar 14, 2008, 12:23am Top

>leah, gray hair at 22? what kind of stressful life do you lead? lol, you need a regular spa day or something.

94ArmyAngel1986
Mar 14, 2008, 10:01am Top

Leah, when I was 20 I was getting my hair done at a salon, and my friend (who is also my hair stylist), stopped what she was doing to pluck out my first gray hair! It just runs in some people's family I guess, because my parents both starting graying around 19, as did my grandparents and great-grandparents.

95wisewoman
Mar 14, 2008, 12:06pm Top

I've been discovering bright white strands on my head the past few months. Not too many, but they certainly stick out against brown hair. And I'm turning 25 in April...

96The_Kat_Cache
Mar 14, 2008, 3:59pm Top

Eh, I've got y'all beat. I had my first gray hair at 14. At 26, I now have a somewhat obvious gray streak near my bangs. But I think it looks cool, so no complaints.

97leahmarjorie
Mar 14, 2008, 7:41pm Top

dancingstarfish, well, there aren't many apparent stresses in my life really, so I'm figuring either it's genetics or I'm a neurotic mess. ;-) Although either way a regular spa day sounds great, lol.

Anyway, it's nice to see that this isn't so very uncommon. I'm still hoping it was just a random gray hair and that I don't see another for some time to come, but if not I'll deal with it. :-)

98whitewavedarling
Mar 15, 2008, 9:43am Top

I met my boyfriend when he was 26, and he already had little gray hairs in his goatee around the corners of his mouth--he doesn't like them so much, but I think they're adorable. Sometimes I wish I had a few--every semester I walk into the classroom, and it takes a good five minutes before the students believe I'm their teacher. (I'm told I can pass for 17 unless I'm trying to look older).

99wisewoman
Mar 17, 2008, 9:23am Top

I'm the same, whitewavedarling. I was booksaling with a friend Saturday (she's 18), and we met a librarian at one of the sales who knows her from school. I think the librarian thought I was a fellow student, lol.

100LostMuse
Mar 25, 2008, 11:39pm Top

22 and no gray hairs (yet). Slowly going brunette though - was much more of a blonde as a teen.

101Cherilnc
Mar 26, 2008, 11:48am Top

I'm 27.

102shootingstarr7
Mar 27, 2008, 12:57pm Top

100>

I was also blonde as a child and through my teens. I started going brunette just before I turned 21, and have found that I prefer it to being blonde. Do you like the change, or do you wish you were still more blonde?

103LostMuse
Mar 27, 2008, 2:46pm Top

102>

Hm, I liked being blonde actually. Not that there's anything wrong with brunette, I just am used to not being one (how's that for a weirdly phrased sentence). But I have long hair so the transition is not over yet. I refuse on principle to dye it.

104Allama
Mar 28, 2008, 2:32pm Top

I grew up as a blonde, too, though it became slightly darker as I aged and was more of a dirty blonde by the time I was in junior high. It turned brown on me very quickly, right around my 20th birthday. I like it better this way, actually, and even dye it darker than it is naturally.

105wisewoman
Mar 28, 2008, 4:13pm Top

Maybe we should start a haircolor thread :-P

*is happily brunette*

106Lunatyk
Mar 31, 2008, 12:01pm Top

I've just entered this 20-somethingness a few months back so I'll be here for the next 9 and a half years...

107blondierocket
Mar 31, 2008, 6:29pm Top

I just turned 24!

108emmie-loulou
Apr 16, 2008, 5:08pm Top

91>

I thought i had found a few grays hairs, i'm 29, but then realised it was gloss paint that hadnt quite washed out properly....LOL! Plus i dye my hair so i wouldnt be able to tell if it was naturally going grey or not! Nothing wrong with a few grey streaks though :)

109parelle
May 5, 2008, 2:44pm Top

*waves* I've seen this group around (and some of the people in it) but haven't joined it before. I'm errrr... 24 and 2 months. Gosh, I feel old!

110GreySkyEyes
May 6, 2008, 10:21am Top

21, almost 22. I'm actually sort of excited to not be 21 anymore, there are too many implications with the age :)

111ambushedbyasnail
May 6, 2008, 12:41pm Top

23 and I still get carded for cigarettes. ):

112monohex
May 6, 2008, 12:55pm Top

Hello. Just joined the group. I'm 26.

113dancingstarfish
May 7, 2008, 1:37am Top

haha I got carded today at a bar for the first time in a couple years. Made me feel good. Weird thing is, I'm at the point where I don't expect to be carded anymore so it took me a second to realize he had asked for my ID. must have looked odd!

114wisewoman
May 7, 2008, 1:38pm Top

I am now 25. LOL.

115StarGazer72
May 7, 2008, 2:02pm Top

#111 - try being 25 and still getting asked if you're in high school!! No one ever thinks I'm as old as I am.

Which might be a problem when I start teaching college freshman in the fall. ;-D

116dancingstarfish
May 8, 2008, 12:26am Top

>115 StarGazer72: when you're 50 you'll LOVE that people still think you're 30.

117ambushedbyasnail
May 8, 2008, 8:43am Top

116 - Yeah, that's what I said to the lady who carded me. She said, "You're very young-looking, Maria," and I said, "I guess that'll be a good thing when I'm older."

Meanwhile I'm wanting to wring her neck and yell, Do I look like I was born in fucking 1990?

118dancingstarfish
May 10, 2008, 10:36pm Top

hahaha, you should've that would be amusing. and she'd never card you again.

119Brian242
May 15, 2008, 12:47pm Top

23

120veevoxvoom
May 16, 2008, 11:15am Top

> 106

Me too. Just turned twenty so I'll be sticking around for a while.

121BookishRuth
May 16, 2008, 1:35pm Top

I'm 25, going on 26 in July.

122Leuntje
Jun 18, 2008, 3:25am Top

21. Today is my birthday. :)

123bettie
Jun 21, 2008, 1:00pm Top

Hope you had a good birthday Leuntje!

I'm 25.

124leahbird
Jul 28, 2008, 2:00pm Top

I will be 26 in a few months. Funny enough, I remember thinking I was SOOOO old when I was 23 (I spent that whole birthday in bed being mopey), but somehow my 25th, the dreaded quarter century, revived me and now I don't feel old at all.

Some days I wish I wasn't still getting carded for beer and cigs because I look too young, and other days I'm unhappy that I'm 25 and still don't have a "real, grown-up job," but mostly I'm just happy to be in my 20s and finding my path! YAY 20s!

125Timi
Aug 22, 2008, 3:34pm Top

Holla! Just joined the group. 25, will be 26 in October. I don't feel old, but my siblings keep saying things like, 'Timi! You're old'. It's possible they do that 'cos I remain an absolute brat (I take after my dad). Muah ha ha!

126Ricechex
Aug 24, 2008, 6:54pm Top

I am 26...

And it didn't bother me until I filled something out and had to check the age box that said: 26-34

34!!! No no! Not ready for the 30's!!

I felt all cool and hip when I could still check that 18-25 box. I was still able to dream about how there was the chance people would think I was 18, 19, even 20.

Now I'm just on the downhill slide toward 30...

*Slams brakes as hard as she can*

127lettersonpages
Aug 24, 2008, 7:30pm Top

26 here. Unfortunately...I am 3 years older than my wife, and she is the oldest of her siblings. I'm 8.5 years older than her little brother!

I find myself wondering if I was like that when I was 18!

Punk kids :)

128wisewoman
Aug 25, 2008, 8:15am Top

My husband's four years older than me, and... *does the math*... 16 years older than my youngest sister.

129mountebank
Aug 27, 2008, 2:45pm Top

I'm brand new to LibraryThing (and this group!) but alas, I'm 28: "too early seen unknown, and known too late."

I'll look forward to making the most of my short time here, then. :)

130ArmyAngel1986
Aug 31, 2008, 12:21am Top

Ricechex, my brother is 4 years older than me. When I was 19, he took me to get my driver's license. While he was in the waiting area, two different people said this to him:

"It's so sweet of you to bring your wife to get her license!"

And:

"It's so sweet of you to bring your daughter to get her license!"

I think there's something about the 20s that lets people be whatever age they want to be! (or maybe some people are just clueless? lol)

131thatguyzero
Aug 31, 2008, 4:06am Top

@ ArmyAngel1986: (or maybe some people are just clueless? lol)

Growing up, people would occasionally ask my mother if my sister and I were identical twins. People are clueless (although it was sweet of him to bring his sister to get her license.)

132Ricechex
Aug 31, 2008, 9:41am Top

Oh wow. Now I don't feel so bad. LOL.

My brother and I occassionally get that, although he is 4 years younger than I am. We both have toddlers and if we go anywhere with them, people assume we are married. *Shrugs*

We did have one person who asked if our kids were twins... My daughter is almost 2 and his son just turned 1. They are nowhere NEAR the same size, but people figure 2 young people plus 2 toddlers equals twins apparently.

*Grabs a yellow piece of plastic*

Here's your sign.

CLUELESS!

133whitewavedarling
Sep 1, 2008, 12:57pm Top

When I was eighteen I was at a pancake house with a friend my age (guy) and another friend (girl) two years younger. Nathan had just been at church so he was all dressed up, and when us girls went to the bathroom our waitress told him how sweet he was to bring his daughters out for a late snack of desert. He was upset.

134veevoxvoom
Sep 1, 2008, 4:39pm Top

Whenever my stepbrother, who's 21, goes out with my two other stepbrothers (ages 10 and 7), he often gets mistaken for their father. It's quite funny but it does upset him.

Him: Do I really look like their father?
Me: Of course not.
Him: Reaallly?
Me: Look at it this way. At least people think you are attractive enough to find someone willing to bear your children.

135Allama
Sep 3, 2008, 11:14am Top

> 134 That's a good way to defuse the situation! I'm going to have to remember that.

My brother and I have the problem of people assuming we're a couple when we go out in public, too. He's only 2 years younger than I am and he looks VERY much like me so we always thought everyone could see that we were siblings... up until the fateful day when first we were told how cute we are together.

*washes eyes with bleach*

136kiri_wren
Sep 4, 2008, 8:15pm Top

27 (birthday is Feb 3) but I don't feel old! (even with the occasional gray hair I find) Life is just getting started and at the height of fun for us latter-20-somethings! I must admit it is sometimes weird to see so many of my peers getting married and having kids 'already', though

137tyroeternal
Sep 15, 2008, 5:05pm Top

>134 veevoxvoom: I have a similar issue to that too. I'm 22 and my soon-to-be step son is nearly 10. Most people seem to assume that I am much older than I actually am. I am waiting for someone to accidentally assume that we are brothers, but I guess my ordering him around gives it away. :P

138sonyagreen
Sep 18, 2008, 6:17pm Top

I did a quick find for 29, and I think I may be in the running for oldest (it all depends on emmie-loulou). I'm going to be 30 in February.

My hubs is going to turn 30 this weekend, so we're celebrating by going to an All Tomorrows Parties! Yeaaaaah - screw you 30! We still drink and say fuck!

Also, I need to buy him a soldering iron - any ideas where I can get one that is less crappy than the one I bought him at Radio Shack for $8 and doesn't work for crap? Also, is it a bad idea to give someone an upgrade gift? Leave a comment on my profile, so we don't muddy the age thread.

139kiwiflowa
Oct 3, 2008, 8:13pm Top

I'm new to this group. I'm 23 and will be 24 in December. I've noticed that from 22 onwards the 'memorable' age's have gone. Until then if someone asked me my age I knew instantly in a flash because each number was a milestone... now I've slipped in the 22+ where they seem to morph into eachother and no one really cares - 23/24 whats the difference? lol.

140frogbelly
Oct 4, 2008, 1:59pm Top

I've already posted here, but I will be 28 in about three weeks. I don't mind being almost thirty except that I'm starting to feel that pressure from the family to settle down and procreate. I read something somewhere about how single women are venerated in other parts of the world, particularly Catholic communitities where virginity is so prized and in more matriarchal societies, but in the American South, we just die on the vine. ha

141jmgold
Oct 22, 2008, 9:31pm Top

Just joined, 27 going on 28 shortly.

142zapzap
Oct 22, 2008, 11:45pm Top

turning 23 next month! :( scary.

143beatlemoon
Oct 27, 2008, 5:37pm Top

Hello all! Just joined this group a few days ago. I'm another 'older' twenty-something; 27 turning 28 in a few months. I feel like I'm closer to 67, though, and not because of the gray streak in my hair, which I'm actually quite fond of. :-/

144AlbinoRhino
Oct 28, 2008, 3:01am Top

New here! Just joined, and I am at the very bottom of the totem pole: 20 years old.

145leahbird
Nov 4, 2008, 12:16am Top

alas, i am now 26.....

146veens
Nov 7, 2008, 4:05am Top

I m going to be 25 next month! :)

147mystiquewanderer
Nov 7, 2008, 4:12am Top

hey, there are a lot of early 20s here...

i'm 23 :)

148kleahey
Nov 7, 2008, 10:02am Top

I'm 20. I'll be 21 in May.

149miamismartgirl09
Nov 8, 2008, 1:37am Top

21!

I'll be 22 on February 21st next year!

150beautifulmuse
Nov 9, 2008, 6:54pm Top

Hi all *waves* I've been in this group for a while but haven't posted yet, I'm 24. People often think I'm younger, which can get annoying. When I was 20 or 21 I got carded for a rated-R movie! Thankfully that never happened again, so maybe I've finally started to look my age =)

151leahbird
Nov 9, 2008, 7:54pm Top

>>150 beautifulmuse:

beautifulmuse, don't feel bad it happens to me too. when i was standing in line to vote the other day the older lady behind me asked if this was the first election i was voting in. I had to tell her no, that it was in fact my 3rd election and that i was 2 days shy of turning 26! alas, it gets tiresome. but one day i will appreciate it.

152KublaKess
Nov 9, 2008, 10:50pm Top

23. I'll be 24 in December. That seems weird to me.

153jmgold
Nov 14, 2008, 7:35am Top

>>150 beautifulmuse: & 151, happened to me all the time until I grew a beard.

154Lunatyk
Nov 17, 2008, 4:17am Top

I've upgraded my age to 21...

155kcpavlik
Nov 26, 2008, 3:57pm Top

I'll be 23 in a couple of weeks

156haidiw
Dec 8, 2008, 2:19pm Top

Nobody knows me here because I've only just joined, but I had my 23rd birthday two weeks ago, and I still think I'm 22.

157DevourerOfBooks
Edited: Dec 8, 2008, 2:29pm Top

>156 haidiw:,
Don't feel bad, my birthday was over a month ago, and I keep forgetting that I'm 26 now. Actually, it seems that for the last few years, whenever someone has asked my age I've had to stop and think about it.

158markusnenadovus
Dec 18, 2008, 11:27pm Top

27

159heatherlynn85
Dec 19, 2008, 1:52pm Top

I'm 23.

160strandedon8jo
Dec 19, 2008, 11:02pm Top

28... for the next 3 months at least.

161ellevee
Dec 19, 2008, 11:06pm Top

I'll be 23 in 17 days. Ugh.

162bethielouwho
Dec 20, 2008, 10:04am Top

Just turned 26 a little over a month ago.

163dancingstarfish
Dec 20, 2008, 4:30pm Top

I always forget I'm 24. Its weird, I feel like I'll be 22 forever, thats the age that seems to stick with me. People ask.. how old are you? and I have to think for a moment. I guess I look like a dumbass, but the past couple years passed so quickly its hard to believe.

164kaitlynmeans
Dec 24, 2008, 3:36pm Top

24 as of last month, new to the group, and keep accidentally telling people I'm 23 (but secretly wishing I were still 22). Nice to know that's a common problem!

165readerbabe1984
Dec 30, 2008, 9:45pm Top

I'm 24 and about to graduate from college. I definately needed the extra few years in school to do some serious growing up. Even though I've matured considerably I don't exactly feel like an adult. It doesn't help that I'm extremely short and get mistaken for a teenager constantly. Is anyone else having trouble comming to grips with the adult thing?

166annacomnena
Jan 8, 2009, 3:12pm Top

i just stayed in school--Im 22 and just started my masters.

167emmie-loulou
Jan 9, 2009, 6:17pm Top

>138 sonyagreen:
Sonyagreen beats me i'm afraid as I am not 30 til March (a whole month afterwards!!) LOL......

Goodness, the BIG 30! Oh well, there's no stopping it. At least when I get to 30 I wont have to worry about it anymore, I can occupy my time worrying about other things......Like reaching 40!!!! Hehehe.

xx

168elliepotten
Jan 10, 2009, 7:49pm Top

I'm 21, forced to leave uni thanks to illness and still beating it back in my attempt to get back to 'normality'. On the plus side, I have the time to read loads... Plenty of years left with you guys yet, mwahahaha.

169b00kw0rm007
Jan 10, 2009, 8:08pm Top

I'm 27, but I really wish I was still 22.

170Ape
Jan 25, 2009, 4:47pm Top

I'm barely making it in here at 20 years old.

171TheOnlyMe
Jan 27, 2009, 10:55pm Top

just joined... 22yrs 6mon 1 day, almost 2 days.

172TheOnlyMe
Jan 27, 2009, 11:14pm Top

because I'm now reading the posts...

#11- I still swear I'm 15 most days. Best year of my life so why the heck wouldn't I want to keep reliving it?

#165- you mean its NOT normal to still be in school at that age? I'm screwed LoL I am SO not an adult and my mother is perfectly willing to let me still be a kid (most of the time) perfect example, living at home rent free.

#150 and 151 - I'm in the same boat! I'm 5 foot with a baby face. If I don't puff my chest out and wear a push up bra (on top of what nature gave me thank you!) I can eat off the kiddie menu! Apparently it is now NORMAL for 12 yr olds to have boobs. I find this disturbing. The odd thing is, at 11 and 12, my parents had to PROVE my age to eat off the kids menu, now I have to PROVE my age not to be offered the kids menu. *hides*

#143 - can you convince my 57 yr old mother that its ok to be a little grey? She has lovely silvery grey hair and yet, she goes platnium blonde and swears its natural.

#132 - My brother is umm.. gee, he just turned 29! I had to think about that, but anyhoo, people always think we're an item when, well, we look more like fraternal twins. It's pretty disturbing. I guess its because he gives me rides places since parking is a nightmare at school and work and public transpo is the pits. I just find it disturbing. We were out eating once during a summer festival and a local photographer wanted to take our pic... asked us TO KISS! and he's like... jeez man, she's my sister! The look of utter revolt on both of our faces was beyond amusing... and surprisingly, when I'm with cousins that I look NOTHING like and we are... I guess some would say affectionate - hugs when departing and since I'm not a native NYer, they'll often grab my hand to pull me through a crowd - NO ONE has EVER thought we could be an item... I attribute it to the fact that I'm short and chubby and all three of my cousins are tall and gorgeous and I wish I weren't related to them LoL

Yes, I can talk... I've learned to accept it, you should too.

^_^

173elliepotten
Jan 28, 2009, 5:47pm Top

>172 TheOnlyMe: - Sometimes I voluntarily eat off the kiddy menu - I always looked a bit young for my age but if the restaurant doesn't question it, the kiddy menu is always full of comfort food, less money for a really filling meal, and you can get away with ice cream with Smarties on it - what's not to love?! And sometimes *whispers trade secret* you get a wordsearch to do in that boring bit when you're really hungry and every table's meal but yours is coming spilling out of the kitchen...

I guess I can talk too!

174DevourerOfBooks
Jan 28, 2009, 5:55pm Top

>173 elliepotten:
in that boring bit when you're really hungry and every table's meal but yours is coming spilling out of the kitchen...
That's the time books were made for!

175TheOnlyMe
Jan 28, 2009, 10:26pm Top

#173 - I've learned to appreciate it more recently I suppose. I sometimes just ask for the kiddie menu at Friendly's since the portions are better for me and they all know me LoL Plus, its a placemat and comes with crayons for coloring.

#174 - I am not fortune enough to always be able to carry a book and sometimes, when you're with friends, its more fun to compare amusing pictures (especially in the self portrait section of the Friendly's kid's menu) than sit and be all anti social while in a social setting LoL

#173 again - Talking is good!

176Ambrosia4
Jan 28, 2009, 11:13pm Top

I'm 22 as well, the challenge threads dominate my talk listings, so I didn't even see this thread until now!

177kerbs
Jan 29, 2009, 3:00am Top

24... almost perfectly mid

178elliepotten
Jan 29, 2009, 11:32am Top

>174 DevourerOfBooks:/5 - Talking is definitely preferable in social gatherings - but at least with kiddy puzzles you can quietly and unobtrusively do them in those little intervals when talk drifts off into your mum's week at work or something - you know, those moments when the 'grown ups' start talking boring stuff... Plus, to my horror, I realised recently that my ability to read determinedly in loud and distracting places is waning, nooooooooo!

179laurenlynned
Edited: Feb 28, 2009, 3:01am Top

I know this topic is almost a month old, but I figured I'd post anyway...I'm 20, I'll be 21 at the end of April.

180jenrylee2004
Edited: Mar 2, 2009, 8:15pm Top

I just turned 23 on the 16th of Feb.

181PiyushC
Mar 5, 2009, 10:43am Top

I will be a quarter century old this July, 23rd.

182littlelibrarymouse
Mar 5, 2009, 9:24pm Top

I'm 20, 21 in May!

183waterLILY808
Mar 6, 2009, 2:22pm Top

My birthday was yesterday, and the night before I turn to my husband and say "wow tomorrow I'll be 24!....no wait, that's not right, I'll be 22.......noooo I'm 22 right now so I'm turning 23 *wails* what's wrong with me?!?" I'm glad to see that it's a common issue among 20-somethings.

184miamismartgirl09
Mar 16, 2009, 10:06am Top

Happy Belated birthday waterLILY808!

I just turned 22 on the 21st of February and I have to agree with many of the postings here. I don't feel any older, like I did when I turned 21 (b/c I could drink in the bars now).

185ut.tecum.loquerer
Mar 16, 2009, 1:14pm Top

I'm 23 now and about to graduate with my masters--which is terrifying cuz now I'll have to get a job and be an adult! Eek!

186BBGirl55
Mar 18, 2009, 7:21am Top

curently 25... 26 in 6 weeks and 5 days!

#185 - I graduated at 23 I'm still not grown-up!

187nmelcher
Mar 19, 2009, 12:34pm Top

Egads, I'll have to leave this group in less than four months...

188BooGirl
Edited: Apr 3, 2009, 8:08am Top

I am 21 and currently i have a huge urge for scare the sh*t out of you stories...I don't know what brought it on but after numerous reccomendations I am reading Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. If you have any reccomendations send me a comment!

I'm looking for the most scary, can't sleep with the light off book I can find!

189ambushedbyasnail
Mar 19, 2009, 4:14pm Top

#188: Okay, I've got two. First, kind of pathetic. I had this book called Chillers for Christmas. It's a short story collection and there was one in it called "The Uninvited." Used to keep me up for days.

Second, Wait Till Helen Comes. Children's book, but still absolutely terrifying. I read it all the time when I want to get myself good and freaked out.

190dman999327
Mar 23, 2009, 7:47pm Top

Will be turning 22 in two weeks

191Tammiejx
Apr 9, 2009, 1:11pm Top

Currently 20 years old. Will be 21 in July. :)

192thisismebecca
Apr 10, 2009, 12:38am Top

I am 29. I age out in November. :P

193nykolaibasket
Apr 11, 2009, 10:41pm Top

I saw this group and had to join before it was too late! I turn 30 (blech) in June. I feel like I'm 18 though!

When I was 25 I got asked at the local supermarket, if my daughter had worked there (in the past). I'm thinking "I don't have kids, and if I did it would be highly unlikely that I gave birth at age 9!" Also last year, when I was 29 I was shopping for a dress to wear in a wedding. The clerk (who had to be within a few years of my age) asked if I was the mother of the bride or the groom! I nearly cried...

But some of the teens that come to my teen programs at the library where I work think I'm like 23.....which is awesome!

194ambushedbyasnail
Apr 12, 2009, 7:08am Top

Today's my 24th birthday. It's gonna be a great year. I can feel it.

195Ricechex
Apr 12, 2009, 9:57am Top

@193 - I love how people never seem to be able to guess ages. I've had people tell me off while I'm working (I work at a gas/mechanic's station) for not being in school (because they thought I was 16 or 17 - I'm 27). I've also had people ask me what grades my 'other kids' are in, and what school, etc (I have one child - she's 2 & 1/2, and is definitely not in school). When I tell them I don't have any other kids, they ask, "Why did you have this one so late?"

To which I usually respond, "I wasn't aware that having a child at 24 is now considered late." They usually blush and mumble something about having to go. *sighs* Gotta love it.

196wisewoman
Apr 12, 2009, 12:50pm Top

Happy birthday, ambushed!

I turn 26 at the end of the month.

197ElizabethPotter
Apr 16, 2009, 1:20pm Top

25. That was a hard birthday, but I know it's nothing compared to 30.

198Ape
Apr 25, 2009, 9:23pm Top

Turned 21 today. :)

199muttix3
Apr 27, 2009, 2:28am Top

I'll be 26 in a couple weeks. I'm freaking out over it. I don't know why and I've only felt so after I turned 25 but for some reason, 26 is a big birthday for me. I feel like at 26 I should be this adult that I don't feel I reflect in all areas of my life. I'm still working at a "job" instead of having a "career", etc.

200wisewoman
Apr 28, 2009, 10:26am Top

I'm 26 today, happy birthday me! :)

I know what you mean, muttix. 26 is no longer mid-twenties. It's creeping up on late twenties...

201l-mo
Apr 28, 2009, 12:05pm Top

#200 I turned 26 2.5 weeks ago and I feel like I'm on the fast track to 30. It was much nicer being 25.

202sanja
Apr 30, 2009, 5:59am Top

I'm 27. I just turned old last week. :(

203ElizabethPotter
May 1, 2009, 5:35pm Top

It occurred to me...all these age groups have ages and not years attached to them. In a few years those who created this group will be too old for it. It will be taken over by those who are definitely teenagers right now...

204millylitre
May 3, 2009, 12:37pm Top

I'm 25 and a half!

205MissDotty
May 28, 2009, 5:05am Top

28. Is it bad that I had to think about that?

206ChrDaisies
Jun 3, 2009, 11:55pm Top

#180,183, 185

I'm 23 too!

207josiasporter
Jun 8, 2009, 1:24pm Top

I hit 30 last week, so I'll shuffle off to the 30-something group. Bye!

208paixe
Jun 10, 2009, 7:32am Top

Woot 22.

Yep. I like it because it's made out of 2 2s. And 2 is my favorite number.

Does anyone else have favorite numbers?

209divinenanny
Jun 10, 2009, 7:35am Top

25, halfway point for me. Or, third of the way I hope. And according to my partner, I am only a quarter of the way done. Oy.

210rcgamergirl
Jul 1, 2009, 12:51pm Top

I'm 24, and will be starting grad school this fall. Almost everyone I've seen from my high school class is married and has children. I find it kind of frightening.

211ambushedbyasnail
Jul 1, 2009, 3:50pm Top

#210 - Are we the same person? Actually no, my old classmates don't all have kids yet... there was the first string of marriages after high school, and now we're hitting the second string, post-college.

Anyway, I think my main point is, hells yeah being 24 and starting grad school! (I'd say "rock on" but I think that'd be over the top.)

212honeydew69862004
Jul 6, 2009, 12:53pm Top

I just turned 23 and i've got a 4yr old and a new baby on the way. so i'm looking for some way to relax and keep in touch with the world when i go onto maternity leave in a couple of months. i'm hoping that this site will help me keep reading since i've gotten too lazy with it.

213rcgamergirl
Jul 15, 2009, 12:19pm Top

#211 Glad I'm not alone ^_^ I'm sure it's a similar situation for my class; I've only seen a few of my old classmates and only those that stayed near home.

214RosyLibrarian
Jul 22, 2009, 12:51pm Top

It seems like we have a lot of 22 year olds in this group...I'm one more!

215Lilly14182
Jul 23, 2009, 8:51pm Top

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one feeling old at 27! I, too, get mistaken for 18...which is fantastic when beginning a new school year when the students don't believe I'm their teacher. I like to think it's because I'm still young at heart!

216meags222
Jul 24, 2009, 11:21am Top

Lilly- I just turned 27 and this was the first birthday where I felt a little old. I'm definitely closer to 30 than I am to 20. That being said, I still get ID'd to buy scratch tickets and in Canada you only have to be 18 to get them. HaHA funny thing, I'm a teacher too. I have this piercing in my ear and the students always want to know about it. Different generation of teachers I guess, the older ones don't tend to have many piercings.

217Trialia
Jul 24, 2009, 3:43pm Top

23... and a half. ;) Almost, anyway. I'll be 24 in early February.

218muttix3
Aug 11, 2009, 9:41pm Top

#203 I am officially depressed by that thought.

219Superfox
Aug 30, 2009, 1:54am Top

Hey everyone, I've just joined LibraryThing and it's awesome to see so many bibliophiles around my age! =)

Though I'm still only 20 so, is it okay for me to be here..? =P

220jessuncw
Sep 27, 2009, 9:15pm Top

I'm new to LibraryThing and am excited to find this group! I just turned 26, which I'm not sure how I feel about since I'm now closer to 30 than 20 :)

221divinenanny
Sep 28, 2009, 1:27am Top

I just turned 26 myself... It's all downhill from here I am sure! I mean, 26 is 30 rounded up. And when you thirty, I mean, thirty-five is not a very long way away. 35 is almost 40....

222SlySionnach
Oct 5, 2009, 6:16pm Top

I just joined the group, as I've come back to LT after a forced break (aka college thesis time).

I'm 22 and a half. Almost 23.

223afelka
Oct 12, 2009, 7:12am Top

What a nice group. I'm 23 and a half.

224ambushedbyasnail
Oct 12, 2009, 10:28am Top

NOOOOO I can't remember how old I am!

Anyway, it's my half-birthday! I think I'm 24 and a half. But it could be 23. Definitely not 25 yet, I know that much.

As you can see, the dementia's setting in early.

225divinenanny
Oct 13, 2009, 1:44am Top

#224, call it Part-timers. That's when you remember some, but not all, of what you were meant to say or do ;)

226leb62
Oct 14, 2009, 12:20pm Top

I am 24 soon to be 25 in December

227amckie
Dec 9, 2009, 4:30pm Top

Recent addition to the group, and am less than a month away from 24 :)

228ChrDaisies
Dec 16, 2009, 12:17am Top

227: I'm turning 24 this month, too! When is your birthday?

229amckie
Dec 16, 2009, 6:54am Top

I'm an early January baby :) (6th)

230ChrDaisies
Dec 16, 2009, 11:25pm Top

I was born in December.

231Macophile
Dec 18, 2009, 11:59am Top

I'm 22 (and exactly a half). :D

232asukamaxwell
Dec 24, 2009, 8:50am Top

21. And I'm already feeling old lol

233Ape
Edited: Dec 29, 2009, 6:28pm Top

232: I know how you feel! At the family Christmas dinner this year, there was a cousin there I hadn't seen since she was in diapers. She's a teenager now, and I said "Look how big you are, I haven't seen you since you were ~this~ little!" ... I remember when I was a kid and hearing that from all the "old people" at all the family reunions. Oh no, I've become one of the "old people!" =P

234Tallulah_Rose
Jan 3, 2010, 5:55am Top

I'm newby here and still 20, so on the very edge of the group, but will be 21 in 4 weeks time.

235miamismartgirl09
Edited: Feb 21, 2010, 3:34pm Top

I'll be 23 in...exactly 21 days.

But the other day, for a bit, I thought I was going to be 24. I couldn't remember my own age for a sec!

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY!

236asukamaxwell
Feb 3, 2010, 3:06pm Top

Turned 22, 2 days ago! I'm officially getting old lol

237AnnieMod
Feb 3, 2010, 3:20pm Top

>236 asukamaxwell:
Happy belated birthday then:)

238Tallulah_Rose
Feb 4, 2010, 4:43am Top

#236 asukamaxwell
Turned 21 3 days ago, getting old, too ;) (Seems we have the same birthdate)
So from me a happy belated birthday as well!

239asukamaxwell
Feb 9, 2010, 10:45pm Top

@237 and 238

Thanks! Happy belated birthday to you as well Tallulah_Rose!

240AnnieMod
Feb 11, 2010, 10:58am Top

Tallulah_Rose,

Happy belated birthday :)

I start feeling old around here :)

241MissDotty
Feb 19, 2010, 4:52pm Top

I am now one year away from 30! Where does time go!?

242pokarekareana
Feb 22, 2010, 5:46pm Top

This thread has just made me realise that I was two-fifths of the way through my twenties three weeks ago.

I think I had my argh-I'm-old! crisis at 21, and still maintain that 22, 23 and 24 don't feel as old as 21 does. I imagine 25 will be different, but I've still got over eleven months to worry about that.

243Sutpen
Feb 22, 2010, 5:52pm Top

21 was different because, speaking as an American, drinking isn't fun in the same way anymore. When you're under 21, it's always a little tough to get alcohol, and sort of thrilling to get drunk at parties. Yeah, if you drink for...say...5 years years before you turn 21, it's not going to feel as transgressive a few years after you start, but I did always get a little thrill from it. Now that I'm 23, I feel like I shouldn't be drinking at all anymore, haha.

244pokarekareana
Feb 22, 2010, 6:02pm Top

>243 Sutpen: - Aww, we become legal at 18, so the main challenge for underage Brits is trying to convince your parents that you're sober and that you've only been to the cinema. Yes, cinemas where everything stinks of smoke and you slur your speech.. jusht a little bit.

245QuiteTheHuman
Mar 6, 2010, 11:04pm Top

Yeah, it's 19 here...in Canada...well, in my province anyhow. Some are 18. I think the only year I was really a drinker was the year before I turned legal...but I think the fact that I'd started Uni and moved away from home had something to do with it too.

Also. I'm 26.

246ambushedbyasnail
Mar 7, 2010, 9:19am Top

245 - You just reminded me of my teen years... I live six minutes from the Quebec border, and since their drinking age is 18, and ours is 21, people used to go up there to drink. They called it "going camping." I never went, but now, every time I hear someone talk about camping - like, legitimate tents and trail mix - all I can think is "Oh, you're going to Canada to get drunk?"

247QuiteTheHuman
Mar 7, 2010, 9:27pm Top

Glad to assist in nostalgia.

People here (BC) used to head for Alberta when they were 18 to "camp" in the same way. Apparently that one year just wasn't worth the wait.

248VivalaErin
Mar 11, 2010, 11:57am Top

I am 24; be 25 in October and still in school. But at least I'm acquiring multiple degrees

249pokarekareana
Mar 11, 2010, 2:15pm Top

bibliolee8 - I'm in the same boat as you, although I'm younger by four months. I shall hopefully have acquired enough degrees by January to have multiples before I'm 25.

Ooh err, missus. (I didn't realise how bad that sounded until I'd written it, honestly.)

250corneggs
Mar 19, 2010, 10:12am Top

I'll be 22 in two months. For people in the latter half (I really don't know how else to put it), which part of your 20's did you prefer?

251DeusExLibrus
Mar 24, 2010, 9:34pm Top

23, I'll be turning 24 in October, although I've been mistaken for much older.

252Ape
Apr 23, 2010, 4:26pm Top

Will be turning 22 in a couple days. :)

253girlfromshangrila
Apr 29, 2010, 6:05pm Top

I'll be 26 in a couple of months! Freaking out already.

254chamberk
May 1, 2010, 12:09pm Top

26 isn't bad. I've been 26 for about seven months now.

27, though, that's terrifying.

255pokarekareana
May 1, 2010, 1:32pm Top

You know the worst thing? I was 21 when this thread was started, and I'm now 24. The original poster, who was 24 at the time, is now about 27.

You know what that means? Yeah, I'll be 27 one day too.

256sfrice
May 2, 2010, 9:16pm Top

I'm a 24 year old bibliophile with a couple of grey hairs. Thats a scary thing in my opinion.

257girlfromshangrila
May 3, 2010, 3:12pm Top

You think that's scary? I'm on my way to 27 and already have grandchildren!! Seriously. My cat had a litter of kittens a couple of weeks ago. Triplets, no less.

By the time I'm 30, my grandchildren will already have grandchildren. {{shudders}}

258Ricechex
May 4, 2010, 9:51pm Top

...all this talk of being 27 is killing me...

(I'm now 28! :P)

259BookBeauty_84
May 10, 2010, 7:44pm Top

25...3 Months till bday

260Blitzoak
Jun 2, 2010, 11:17pm Top

24

261MissDotty
Jun 3, 2010, 2:07pm Top

Just realised I have 6 months until I am 30. Where have my twenties gone?

262wisewoman
Jun 3, 2010, 2:33pm Top

255: LOL! Yep, 27 is headed for you too!

263girlfromshangrila
Jun 3, 2010, 2:42pm Top

262: Please, stop! I can't think of anything else just now: I turned 26 yesterday. *sigh*

It's official. As of today, I stopped having birthdays. I declare myself unsubmissive to the inexorable passing of the years and will remain 26 'til I die!

264pokarekareana
Jun 3, 2010, 6:29pm Top

That's perfectly fine. My grandmother had 60 consecutive 21st birthdays.

265Ciarda
Jun 10, 2010, 12:04am Top

25 next month.

266katie4098
Jul 6, 2010, 1:53am Top

I'm 24. I've been dreading birthdays since I was 21. I have a little bit of Peter Pan in me...

267ngeunit1
Jul 27, 2010, 1:52pm Top

I'm 22. It is amazing how much less exciting they are after 21...

268girlfromshangrila
Jul 27, 2010, 2:53pm Top

Heck, they started being exciting after 18!

Although, in my country, you become 'legal' at 18, so that might explain the three-year difference.

Anyway, the point is moot since, like pokarekareana's grandmother, none of us will ever turn 30.

269Phantasma
Jul 31, 2010, 10:38am Top

26 and I'm wondering constantly where the first half of my twenties went...

270JaeLim_Chung
Aug 12, 2010, 7:33am Top

I'm 20.

271mallinje
Aug 20, 2010, 6:05pm Top

I'm 24.

272Redthing
Aug 21, 2010, 11:26am Top

23 and a month!

273stretch
Sep 2, 2010, 7:39am Top

24.

274sarah-e
Sep 3, 2010, 11:13am Top

27. So old that I had to think about it for a moment.

275Ricechex
Sep 3, 2010, 5:30pm Top

sarah-e: I keep saying I'm 27, despite having been 28 for 5 months. My brain refuses to acknowledge it, I think. ^_^

276DanielClausen
Sep 6, 2010, 10:55pm Top

Wow, what a question...I'm in denial at 28. I told my girlfriend one time that from this year onward, I'll start to go backward...which would make me 19 at heart.

Other aspects of my personality have turned into a crabby old man. I've always hated pop music, but now I think that pop music is proof that the younger generation is entirely inferior to ours. I find myself shaking my hand vengefully at younger people.

277sarah-e
Sep 7, 2010, 2:19pm Top

>Ricechex - I've never had a firm grasp on my own age, or if I've already had my birthday for the year. I keep telling people 27 is the oldest I've ever been and I don't get so much as a pity laugh.

>Daniel - Your comment makes me think I wouldn't be included in your "younger people." I remember overhearing the comment "You're so young you think 30 is old" and marking the moment when I stopped feeling young :)

278DanielClausen
Sep 8, 2010, 10:36am Top

I just feel weird having a generation younger than me so different that I can actually ridicule them. I never thought I would be the one shaking my fist at the youngsters.

279Surt
Oct 1, 2010, 11:00pm Top

I'm 23 and a half. Feels weird, I dont feel that old.

280DeusExLibrus
Oct 2, 2010, 7:09pm Top

I'll be 24 on the twenty third of this month! :)

281corneggs
Nov 11, 2010, 6:05am Top

DanielClausen: Not only a generation younger but a few years younger makes a lot of difference! No offence to anyone who likes JB, the first time I went into my 18-year-old roommate's room and I saw that she had a Justin Bieber poster hanging on her wall, I thought, "Age gap completed."

282DeusExLibrus
Nov 11, 2010, 1:07pm Top

281> I can't stand Bieber or roughly 99% of pop music either.

283VivalaErin
Nov 11, 2010, 1:35pm Top

281 and 282> I've already gotten to the point where my satellite radio stays on the 80s and 90s channels. This new music that my 18 year old students listen to is terrible!

284girlfromshangrila
Nov 11, 2010, 1:39pm Top

# 283: My thoughts exactly! Younger friends have given me this nickname: 90's girl.

It feels so weird to me that the music I thought absolutely cool and groundbreaking is at least 10 years old now. Every time I realize this, I feel a little older. :-(

285Ape
Nov 11, 2010, 1:53pm Top

Blech, I don't like pop music from any decade.

286iatethecloudsforyou
Dec 6, 2010, 12:42pm Top

22 with a 1 year old.
curious about other young people who are bibliophiles. contact me if you have similar literary interests or for any other reason

287miamismartgirl09
Mar 23, 2011, 2:34pm Top

Ugh. I turned 24 a month ago. I feel like I'm really getting old...

288CarlyBahRah
Jun 13, 2011, 9:51am Top

24!!

289girlfromshangrila
Jun 13, 2011, 11:12am Top

27 for a couple of weeks now.

290KWROLSEN
Jun 14, 2011, 8:30pm Top

24--- My 8th grade students called me 45 today, though. SO NOT FUNNY.

291girlfromshangrila
Jun 15, 2011, 9:41am Top

Well, you can take it the Fatboy Slim way:
"A brimful of Asha on the... 45" =)

292jbfideidefensor
Edited: Jun 24, 2011, 10:18am Top

I am currently 23, and - like Madcow299 was when he joined - an MDiv student, though at a different seminary.

293Sara.Fralinger
Jun 24, 2011, 12:02pm Top

I am newly 23. It's my lucky number so I'm looking forward to it. I think it's pretty neat that so many of us have joined a site like this. It makes me happy to know so many of my peers are still book readers!

294djalisha
Jun 24, 2011, 12:15pm Top

I'm 24. I'll be having a birthday in August.

295Rosa_Saks
Jun 24, 2011, 3:05pm Top

I'm 27, turning 28 in October. Guess I'll have to switch group in a couple of years ;-)

296kymethra
Jun 28, 2011, 10:02am Top

I just joined, but I'm 28 (and a half), so only qualify for 18 months of membership!

297JacquelineNicole
Aug 2, 2011, 10:30pm Top

I'm 20. Just turned in May.

298cjbanning
Aug 3, 2011, 9:29am Top

27.

299amz310783
Aug 3, 2011, 9:32am Top

Just turned 28

300DeusExLibrus
Aug 9, 2011, 7:20pm Top

I'll be 25 in two months. *shivers*

301heidio
Aug 17, 2011, 2:34am Top

I will be 28 on the 28th of Aug. I guess it is good I joined this book group because I will get kicked out in 2 years.

302Allizabeth
Nov 3, 2011, 12:13pm Top

24 On 5/22/12

303DeusExLibrus
Nov 3, 2011, 8:59pm Top

Just turned 25 on the 23rd of last month.

304titania86
Nov 29, 2011, 1:28am Top

I'll be 26 in January.

305Kira.Burgoyne
Dec 2, 2011, 8:21pm Top

Hi, there! I'm new to to the group (nice to meet you all), and I will be 24 in exactly 10 days. :) And now I feel old. Not sure why that makes me feel old. *shrugs*

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