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Title: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on October 31, 2008, 11:52:42 pm
Yeah, sounds like a very intrusive question. I was just wondering what the average age of Kindle users is, cause I seem to be one of the youngest on this website. (I'm 19).
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on October 31, 2008, 11:58:20 pm
At my last birthday I was 18. For the third time.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 01, 2008, 12:03:42 am
I see. Well, I'll probably be 18 for about nine more months, as it takes me about that long to remember I've had a birthday. And my birthday was a weekish ago.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sjc on November 01, 2008, 12:52:42 am
Old enough that my back hurts.  Old enough to need glasses.  Young enough to chase you if I have too.  Too Old for a bikini...too young for a mumu.  Old enough to say I'm wise... Young enough to become wiser.  Young enough to still care; Old enough to NOT have to.  Old enough to stay up late but too old to say it doesn't effect me....night. 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 01, 2008, 12:54:09 am
Well, you'll never have to chase me. I hate running. And if you tried to chase me in a car, you would never catch me.  ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 04:30:19 am
You're in college, right, Kat? My 20 year old son is a junior in college and a Kindle owner. I doubt he'd show up on this board though! Not his style.

As for me, I'm 53 although I can't believe it. I still feel 38.

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on November 01, 2008, 04:56:01 am
Sometime this month I'll turn 55. I feel that there should be something portentious about that age, but damned if I can identify it.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sandpiper on November 01, 2008, 06:16:28 am
If I told you how old I am, it would be wrong next month.  So what's the point in sayin'?   ;)  (That's got to tell you very generally.)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: tecwritr on November 01, 2008, 06:24:19 am
I am 62 years old.  I'm a technology nut and have been since I had a mail order business selling original software for the Commodore VIC-20 and 64.  I've paid $350 for a Sears calculator that could only add, subtract, multiply and divide and $20 for a digital watch that had more functions than my first $1000 PC.  In the last year I've taught myself how to create 3d graphics and animations.

All that said, I love my Kindle.  It came last week and I've already had to demonstrate it to a half dozen workmates.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 01, 2008, 06:25:27 am
SJC love your answer, so true, so true! I am 58 but most of the time feel 39. My body is quick to remind me of my actual age when tested though.  ;D

Linda
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 01, 2008, 06:30:13 am
Welcome tecwriter! I had to tell my grands if they wanted to talk to NiNa to call instead of texting. Geez, I was bombarded with messages & still trying  to answer the first one.  Mademe grouchy! ??? I do love my Kindle and iPod though!

Linda
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 06:33:25 am
53 and I've earned every year, and enjoyed most of them!  Partying on, despite the impending knee surgery!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ann in Arlington on November 01, 2008, 06:51:26 am
7?  No, 7 times 7.

Ann
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 07:08:42 am
7?  No, 7 times 7.

Ann

Youngster!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 07:19:54 am
You have to guess but Iíll give you a hint. I was in the rumble seat of a Ford when the VJ-Day celebration broke out in Newark, New Jersey and it scared me.

Jeff
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 07:25:30 am
OK, so Wikipedia says VJ day was either Aug 15, the unofficial announcement or Sep 2, the formal surrender ceremony, in 1945.  I was surprised to see that!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 07:31:27 am
The celebration broke out when the news cam over the radio. That was before anyone had televisions Ė believe it or not.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 07:32:42 am
The famous picture of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square -- that's V-E day, not V-J, right?

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 07:34:47 am
Iím not sure. They werenít all that far apart in terms of wartime. My father was home from the war in Europe and scheduled to ship out for Japan when the Japanese surrendered.

J
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 07:36:50 am
Life.com says it was V-J day, but on Aug 14.  Apparently it was Aug 15 in Japan and Aug 14 here.  Wow, I'm actually learning history!!!!  My husband, who lived through it, only remembered it was later than V-E day.

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ethan on November 01, 2008, 07:38:33 am
V-J Day - take a look at http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.americainwwii.com/images/thekissersthekiss.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.americainwwii.com/stories/thekissers.htm&h=531&w=430&sz=38&hl=en&start=1&usg=__4U26AizN_XYJAeuNYHsFvDcwVu0=&tbnid=VXeNxsxpmBeNzM:&tbnh=132&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsailor%2Bkissing%2Bnurse%2BwwII%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 07:39:37 am
(http://eliscopublishing.com/images/Vj_day_kiss.jpg)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Khabita on November 01, 2008, 08:20:11 am
The Nazis surrendered first -- May 1945, I believe.

That's why we had to drop the bomb on Japan. They refused to surrender. V-J day was Aug 14, 1945. Although that picture of the sailor kissing the nurse was posed, my relatives tell me it was quite a day of celebration in NYC.

My Dad fought in North Africa, and my Mom worked at the Brooklyn Army Base. So I grew up knowing all about the war.

I'm 53, same as Leslie and betctru (wow, that's hard to spell!)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 08:44:34 am
Iím not sure. They werenít all that far apart in terms of wartime. My father was home from the war in Europe and scheduled to ship out for Japan when the Japanese surrendered.

J

My father wasn't in Europe but he was scheduled for the invasion of Japan.

Not that many years later, he was in Korea.

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 09:12:58 am
The people you see in the street behind the nurse and the sailor werenít posed. They were climbing on top of cars, dumping wastebaskets out windows, ringing every bell and honking every horn. Although all the noise and confusion scared the devil out of me, I knew it was a glorious day. My father and uncle, both just back from the war in Europe, were so excited that they forgot I was in the rumble-seat.

And, since nobody played along and guessed, I'm 66 and don't feel a day over 65.


Jeff
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 09:19:21 am
I'm 53, same as Leslie and betctru (wow, that's hard to spell!)

I take my username for most forums from my license plate, betctru, which is Betsy True in license plate text.  Which is my name.  I just figured out how to change the published name from the username, so now it won't be so hard to spell or remember!

Ok, Leslie and Khabita, when are your birthdays--who is the oldest???

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: ScottBooks on November 01, 2008, 10:01:03 am
Ok math majors...I'm 2/3 of Jeff's age.

Sports Fans...The picture of John Riggins tearing away from a Miami defender in the Super Bowl that was on the cover of Sports Illustrated? You can't see Riggo's jersey number in that picture but that's how old I am.

Douglas Adam's Fans...I'm two years older than the meaning of life.

Edit!

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/ScottBooks/riggins05832832.jpg)

Well how about that...You can see his number!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 10:08:12 am
Ok math majors...I'm 2/3 of Jeff's age.

Sports Fans...The picture of John Riggins tearing away from a Miami defender in the Super Bowl that was on the cover of Sports Illustrated? You can't see Riggo's jersey number in that picture but that's how old I am.

Douglas Adam's Fans...I'm two years older than the meaning of life.

OK, that's an easy one for this Redskins fan:
44

Go, Deisel!!! John Riggins most famous quote:  "Come on, Sandy Baby.  Loosen up!"  to Sandra Day OConnor, Supreme Court Justice
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Mom of 4 on November 01, 2008, 10:14:58 am
I am 58 but most of the time feel 39. My body is quick to remind me of my actual age when tested though.  ;D

Linda

I am 39, but there are days when my body says I'm older!  People who say kids keep you young don't have any!  ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: fred3 on November 01, 2008, 10:45:44 am
55 and retiring in 6 months. :-)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 01, 2008, 11:02:44 am
I'm 46 but deserve to be a lot older. As Indiana Jones says, "It's not the years, it's the mileage."
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 01, 2008, 11:31:24 am
55 and retiring in 6 months. :-)

Hurray for retiring!  More time to read Kindle!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 12:08:53 pm
Ok, Leslie and Khabita, when are your birthdays--who is the oldest???

Betsy

July 2nd.

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sandpiper on November 01, 2008, 12:12:19 pm
I was a lot vague upthread about my age, but looks like most are confessing.  Without saying the number . . . I'll be getting my first early retirement Social Security check in a few months.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kat on November 01, 2008, 12:29:36 pm
My body is 51 years old (and looks it!!), but in my heart I'm 28.


Kat
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: cush on November 01, 2008, 12:43:11 pm
OK- I 'fess up.  69 and my oldest daughter will be 49 next month. Four Macintosh computers, two IPods, two Kindles. and two cats in our house!

Will (older than dirt) 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: LuckyRainbow on November 01, 2008, 12:45:32 pm
Douglas Adam's Fans...I'm two years older than the meaning of life.


That makes it all too easy.............lol

I too, am near the meaning of life, but only 1 year older.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 01, 2008, 12:46:09 pm
Welcome tecwriter! I had to tell my grands if they wanted to talk to NiNa to call instead of texting. Geez, I was bombarded with messages & still trying  to answer the first one.  Mademe grouchy! ??? I do love my Kindle and iPod though!

Linda
Hah, my parents went out of state for a week, and I sent my mom so many texts, she finally bit the bullet and figured out how to send a reply.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 01, 2008, 12:49:16 pm
I am 58 but most of the time feel 39. My body is quick to remind me of my actual age when tested though.  ;D

Linda

I am 39, but there are days when my body says I'm older!  People who say kids keep you young don't have any!  ;)
Eh, if I weren't around, my mother wouldn't know her way around anything more technologically complicated than a clock. So, I keep her up to date, at the very least.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on November 01, 2008, 01:18:03 pm
I'm 53, same as Leslie and betctru (wow, that's hard to spell!)

I take my username for most forums from my license plate, betctru, which is Betsy True in license plate text.  Which is my name.  I just figured out how to change the published name from the username, so now it won't be so hard to spell or remember!

Ok, Leslie and Khabita, when are your birthdays--who is the oldest???

Betsy



My license plate, the first vanity plate I've ever registered reads: RUNMBCL. Points awarded to those who can sound it out...I've found that only one in five get it first try. Hint: I came up with it last year as I was driving to town hall to renew my registration and someone cut me off in traffic.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 01:19:40 pm

My license plate, the first vanity plate I've ever registered reads: RUNMBCL. Points awarded to those who can sound it out...I've found that only one in five get it first try. Hint: I came up with it last year as I was driving to town hall to renew my registration and someone cut me off in traffic.


Run, Imbecile!

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Figment on November 01, 2008, 01:24:34 pm

Will (older than dirt) 

My expression has always been:  I'm not saying that I'm older than dirt, but I do remember when it was still mud!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 01:26:10 pm
Are you an imbecile?
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sandypeach on November 01, 2008, 01:29:22 pm
I've been 54 since 9/14
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ann in Arlington on November 01, 2008, 01:35:00 pm
Are you an imbecile?

That was my guess.  I swear I thought of it before I read Jeff's post.

Ann
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kat on November 01, 2008, 01:37:57 pm
Hey, Sandypeach...another Virgo here!   9/22 for me.


Kat
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 01, 2008, 01:53:32 pm
Are you an imbecile?


Yes, that one's good, too. I thought, Run, Imbecile! before Teninx ran him down with his car! LOL

I'd say the three of us speak pretty good license plate, though!

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: patrisha w. on November 01, 2008, 02:00:12 pm
I am 74. ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 01, 2008, 02:15:29 pm
I'm so happy to find living people older than I am.  ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on November 01, 2008, 02:35:10 pm
Are You An Imbecile? is correct!   Run, imbecile is also a fit but a little more agressive than I had intended.
 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: colleen on November 01, 2008, 03:12:50 pm
This past July I celebrated the 13th anniversary of my 29th birthday.

Somehow I just cannot believe I really am older than 29.  Sheesh!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: tc on November 01, 2008, 03:13:49 pm
54
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: MonaLS on November 01, 2008, 03:16:51 pm
47, and a Libra. :)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Mnemosyne on November 01, 2008, 03:39:50 pm
Another Virgo here, and I'm 31!

Nemo
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Gina on November 01, 2008, 03:58:50 pm
43 for me.  But feel 30!  So much to do.....so little time.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: AndrewD2 on November 01, 2008, 06:39:21 pm
26 and I feel 200
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Buttercup on November 01, 2008, 07:05:11 pm
38 for a few weeks now, also a Libra
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 01, 2008, 07:22:23 pm
Just turned 40 in July....  :o
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: oddsoxx on November 01, 2008, 08:58:51 pm
I still find it hard to believe, but I turned 64 on September 15th.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 01, 2008, 11:20:21 pm
I'm one of these crazy cusp people. I'm a libra, but I'm a day or two away from being a Scorpio. It has really led to quite an identity crisis when reading horoscopes. So I try to avoid them. It has been a challenge.  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2008, 06:09:27 am
Reading these posts reminds me that Robert Heinlein had a line in Stranger in a Strange Land that "there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heartÖ."  I always thought that was a bit young; maybe 25 or 30; and I don't believe it should be limited to women...but our self image seems to definitely lock in at a certain point...

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on November 02, 2008, 07:13:00 am
"...thy eternal summer shall not fade, nor lose posession of the fair thou owest.
Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade when in eternal lines to time thou growest..."
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 02, 2008, 07:19:45 am
Then sing, ye Birds, sing, sing a joyous song!
And let the young Lambs bound
As to the tabor's sound!
We in thought will join your throng,
Ye that pipe and ye that play,
Ye that through your hearts today
Feel the gladness of the May!
What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ethan on November 02, 2008, 07:23:10 am
Jeff,
That's beautiful.  Whitman?  Leaves of Grass?
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 02, 2008, 07:26:03 am
"Ode: Intimations of Immortality From Recollections of Early Childhood" by William Wordsworth.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: fred3 on November 02, 2008, 08:50:38 am
55 and retiring in 6 months. :-)

Hurray for retiring!  More time to read Kindle!

Thank you. It just won't get here fast enough.  I prefer to read late in the evening, but if forced will read any time I get a spare minute or two. Once retired I can read till the wee hours of the morning and not worry about having to get up at 4am to work. *whew* That will be a day for celebration...I think I'll buy an e-book. :-)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sherylb on November 02, 2008, 10:51:21 am
48 and officially an Aries although I swear my Mom lied about when I was supposed to be born because my horoscope never has anything remotely in common with me.

Do you ever look at other people your age and think "boy do they look old?" I constantly reassure my hubby that he does not look as old as his classmates. He's blessed with a young face and looks at least 10 years younger than everyone he went to school with.
Sheryl
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Selcien on November 02, 2008, 12:43:42 pm
I'm 35 and a Taurus.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Meemo on November 02, 2008, 12:53:11 pm
57-year-old Libra here (57?  Really??  REALLY???  How did that happen???   :o)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 02, 2008, 01:03:03 pm
And here we have another Libra! Turned 53 on October 11. Both me and the hubby are technology junkies and thanks to the Kindle, I get to combine my love of reading with my "habit." Oh, and I got to retire early, so LOTS of time to read!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kirstin on November 02, 2008, 01:21:53 pm
39 old Gemini here....  :)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Susan B on November 02, 2008, 02:39:26 pm
Almost 63 and an Aquarius.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jen on November 02, 2008, 02:44:04 pm
I'll be 29 next month, sagittarius (scorpio cusp)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2008, 02:49:41 pm
I'll be 29 next month, sagittarius (scorpio cusp)

Not ever getting deeper into astrology than to read the daily horrorscope in the paper, I don't know what that means (scorpio cusp)!  And to keep it on topic, you're just a baby, LOL!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 02, 2008, 03:08:12 pm
I'll be 29 next month, sagittarius (scorpio cusp)

Not ever getting deeper into astrology than to read the daily horrorscope in the paper, I don't know what that means (scorpio cusp)!  And to keep it on topic, you're just a baby, LOL!

Betsy
A cusp is someone who's only a day or two away from being a different sign. Like, I'm a Libra, Scorpio cusp, so I was born a day before the beginning of the Scorpio cycle. Jen's a Sagittarius, Scorpio cusp, which means she's a day or so after the end of the Scorpio cycle. People born on cusps tend to very wildly from what their horoscope says they should do or be.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teninx on November 02, 2008, 04:11:02 pm
I'm a Scorpio cuss. That's a guy born in November who gets irate if someone asks him "So, what's your sign?"
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 02, 2008, 04:15:31 pm
ROTFLM*O!!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 02, 2008, 04:23:40 pm
I don't even read horoscopes, but I find the concept interesting.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: akw4572 on November 02, 2008, 04:24:55 pm
36 here.  Been an avid reader since I can remember.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sergirl on November 02, 2008, 05:03:09 pm
I'll be 36 in 18 days  :o
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 02, 2008, 05:29:42 pm
You'll notice that I just said my birthday. We Cancers don't really give a hoot.  ;)

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ethan on November 03, 2008, 04:13:17 am
I was raised by wolves and they never told me when I was borned.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kindled Spirit on November 03, 2008, 05:37:49 am
53 and a pisces :)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jen on November 03, 2008, 06:03:27 am
I realized after I posted that I said '29 next month' - yeah, THIS Month is November!  Sheesh time flies. 
I do have both Scorpio and Sagittarius tendencies (or so I'm told) - firey red head!! 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 03, 2008, 06:07:45 am
I realized after I posted that I said '29 next month' - yeah, THIS Month is November!  Sheesh time flies. 
I do have both Scorpio and Sagittarius tendencies (or so I'm told) - firey red head!! 

Happy Birthday!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: jah on November 03, 2008, 07:38:21 am
I turn 32 this summer
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: theresa51 on November 03, 2008, 07:49:53 am
I turned 51 yesterday! DH is 60, but we both act about 25! lol

My Kindle was my birthday present, even though I got it on Sept. 18.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jen on November 03, 2008, 07:56:42 am
Thanks Betsy!  I still have 20 days though. 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Suzanne on November 03, 2008, 08:06:37 am
58 and Pisces.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Avalon on November 03, 2008, 09:49:03 am
You're in college, right, Kat? My 20 year old son is a junior in college and a Kindle owner. I doubt he'd show up on this board though! Not his style.

As for me, I'm 53 although I can't believe it. I still feel 38.

L

Leslie, 53 is the new 38, isn't it????

And my college-age sons would never show up here either.  One is always on all the tech-boards; the other is never online at all, unless he's downloading music.

Where did I go wrong????

Happy Birthday, Roving Soul :)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Essensia on November 03, 2008, 10:08:55 am
I'm 19 for the 26th time.  Can't freakin' believe it.  How did this happen?   ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 03, 2008, 10:13:31 am
Me neither. That would make you 494 years old.  :)

Jeff
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Essensia on November 03, 2008, 10:50:28 am
Hey now.  I don't look a day over 487.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Avalon on November 03, 2008, 11:10:12 am
Hey now.  I don't look a day over 487.

And still feisty, love it!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sem on November 03, 2008, 11:49:01 am
Sixty-one and a Capricorn
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 03, 2008, 12:13:46 pm
I turned 51 yesterday! DH is 60, but we both act about 25! lol

My Kindle was my birthday present, even though I got it on Sept. 18.

Happy Birthday Theresa!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Teach142 on November 03, 2008, 12:56:29 pm
43 going on 18.  I teach high school.  It's a job requiremtn to keep young at heart.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: quiltlvr on November 03, 2008, 01:00:18 pm
Almost 50. My birthday isn't until January (Capricorn) but at each birthday I start saying "almost" whatever the next one is, in my head and then it doesn't hurt so much when it rolls around. (Ouch, but my grammar hurt!)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 03, 2008, 02:04:14 pm
You're in college, right, Kat? My 20 year old son is a junior in college and a Kindle owner. I doubt he'd show up on this board though! Not his style.

As for me, I'm 53 although I can't believe it. I still feel 38.

L

Leslie, 53 is the new 38, isn't it????

And my college-age sons would never show up here either.  One is always on all the tech-boards; the other is never online at all, unless he's downloading music.

Where did I go wrong????

Happy Birthday, Roving Soul :)
Eh, I just spend way to much time online.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: chynared21 on November 03, 2008, 07:02:48 pm
This past July I celebrated the 13th anniversary of my 29th birthday.

Somehow I just cannot believe I really am older than 29.  Sheesh!
Holy smokes...I celebrated the 10th anniversary of mine last February!!!! Happy anniversary ;-p
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Tris on November 04, 2008, 12:06:52 am
I turned 51 yesterday! DH is 60, but we both act about 25! lol

My Kindle was my birthday present, even though I got it on Sept. 18.

Hey Theresa51!  You got it as an early birthday present too!  Ha!  My 'magic book' was from my brother, and I got at the start of October...kinda early for a girl (yes, I am a female...everyone thinks I'm a male just because of my name) whose birthday is at the end of November.  Oh well, I'm not complaining. :)  So I'm a sagittarius who is currently 27 soon to be 28.  Though everyone who see me think I'm 13 or 12.*sigh* ::)

Tris
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 05, 2008, 05:02:24 am
76 years young.   Trying to keep up with technology.  It ain't easy.  I just bought an MP3 player this week because I wanted to know what it is.  Also sent a text message to see what all the hype is about that.  Asked my nephew what an IPOD is and he demonstrated his to me.   NOW  HELP,  what is a blackberry besides something to put in a cobbler???
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 05, 2008, 05:23:05 am
76 years young.   Trying to keep up with technology.  It ain't easy.  I just bought an MP3 player this week because I wanted to know what it is.  Also sent a text message to see what all the hype is about that.  Asked my nephew what an IPOD is and he demonstrated his to me.   NOW  HELP,  what is a blackberry besides something to put in a cobbler???

You go girl!  And you're right, it ain't easy keeping up with technology....

I have to say, I don't get text messaging...the grandkids all love it!

The only blackberries I've ever had my hands on got eaten...

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 05, 2008, 05:35:50 am
76 years young.   Trying to keep up with technology.  It ain't easy.  I just bought an MP3 player this week because I wanted to know what it is.  Also sent a text message to see what all the hype is about that.  Asked my nephew what an IPOD is and he demonstrated his to me.   NOW  HELP,  what is a blackberry besides something to put in a cobbler???

A blackberry is a multi-purpose device that includes a cellphone, text messager, web browser, games, etc. If you've read anything about the iPhone, the blackberry is a major competitor. From what I understand, one of the advantages of the blackberry over the iPhone is that it does a much better job with sending and receiving email, especially from corporate networks.

I like texting, if you have a device that's easy to text from.

But really, I like my Kindle best of all!

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sailor on November 05, 2008, 06:22:09 am
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NOW  HELP,  what is a blackberry besides something to put in a cobbler???

DORI...I must have laughed for 5 minutes and I still chuckle everytime I think of your message...too funny! 

Hubby and I both have Blackberry cell phones, but they also do a lot more than just make a call, they keep your appointments (I forget everything) so I can't live with out my bells ringing me reminders for: dog's heartworm meds, kitty's eardrops, my doc and dental appts, birthdays, and such...quite a helper.   Welcome aboard!!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: TheJohnNewton on November 05, 2008, 07:03:54 am
I'm not old at all. ;-)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: amyb on November 05, 2008, 07:39:29 am
38 and a gemini!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Mike D. aka jmiked on November 05, 2008, 02:06:18 pm
I'm 35 and a Taurus.

I'm 65 and a Volvo.

(but turbo-charged)  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sailor on November 05, 2008, 03:03:38 pm
I'm 65 and a Volvo.

(but turbo-charged)  ;D

Mike

Either we have a lot of comedians on here or I am just finding everything very amusing!  Mike...too funny!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: thomashton on November 05, 2008, 03:05:59 pm
33 and not a comedian at all. ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: chynared21 on November 05, 2008, 03:07:24 pm
Either we have a lot of comedians on here or I am just finding everything very amusing!  Mike...too funny!
We have quite a few people here who are witty with their words  ;)

Shoot Sailor....you just reminded me that I forgot to give Max & Jonni their heart worm pills....THANKS!!!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Suzanne on November 05, 2008, 05:34:14 pm
76 years young.   Trying to keep up with technology.  It ain't easy.  I just bought an MP3 player this week because I wanted to know what it is.  Also sent a text message to see what all the hype is about that.  Asked my nephew what an IPOD is and he demonstrated his to me.   NOW  HELP,  what is a blackberry besides something to put in a cobbler???

As I said earlier in this thread, I'm 58. And Dori, you have me beat! I still don't know hardly anything about MP3 players and IPODs. All I know is they have something to do with music!! I am a little curious because I recently had to replace my bookshelf stereo system and the replacement has a place where I can plug in an MP3 thingie or an IPOD. But I'm in the dark there! When I find music I like, I buy the CD and play it on the system at home or in my car.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kindle Convert on November 09, 2008, 06:09:11 am
44 and a Leo  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 09, 2008, 07:08:58 am
Showed my pastor my bible on Kindle.   Woo Hoo Hoo now during church he will think I am following along.   May be and may be reading a novel. ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kirstin on November 09, 2008, 07:12:05 am
38 and a gemini!

I'm a Gemini too!  But I'm a year older :(  40 is just around the corner for me.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: annelb on November 09, 2008, 07:36:01 am
I am 65 and feel like 30  ;D I will go to part time work in Jan as I ease into retirement - mmmm, more time to read. I bought my Kindle as an early Christmas/Birthday present for myself.
Anne
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 09, 2008, 08:12:47 am
Showed my pastor my bible on Kindle.   Woo Hoo Hoo now during church he will think I am following along.   May be and may be reading a novel. ;)

hehheh..and with the back button, you are two clicks between the Good Book and something else (click Home, then the other book you want to read (I'm sure a critical commentary on the Gospels), then back, back to return to the Good Book.

 ;D

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Geeky Girl Karin on November 09, 2008, 09:03:54 am
I am 48. But I like to think I read like a 23 year old.

 ::)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: pghaworth on November 09, 2008, 12:18:06 pm
Yeah, sounds like a very intrusive question. I was just wondering what the average age of Kindle users is, cause I seem to be one of the youngest on this website. (I'm 19).

Are you always this mean?  ;D I'm 50+ and that's all I'll admit to, but my heart age is 22. Wish we could turn back our odometers the some cars can.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Lynn on November 09, 2008, 12:33:38 pm
I just turned 50 and my Kindle was a birthday present to myself.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 11, 2008, 06:53:32 pm
I am 23 - sadly though most people think I am much younger (I've been asked if I'm 16, 14, even 12....)  ;)
I guess it's probably because I don't wear makeup.
HOWEVER I will love that when I am in my 40's!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: chynared21 on November 11, 2008, 07:03:55 pm
I am 23 - sadly though most people think I am much younger (I've been asked if I'm 16, 14, even 12....)  ;)
I guess it's probably because I don't wear makeup.
HOWEVER I will love that when I am in my 40's!!
You sure will!!! I'll be 40 in a few months and last year was carded at a casino  :P
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Vegas_Asian on November 11, 2008, 07:04:13 pm
I am 23 - sadly though most people think I am much younger (I've been asked if I'm 16, 14, even 12....)  ;)
I guess it's probably because I don't wear makeup.
HOWEVER I will love that when I am in my 40's!!

I get that too, but I'm 19. It's sometimes sad when I went to order flower for prom with a bunch of friends and my best friend and her boyfriend kissed (a quick peck) and the flourist told them "not in front of the kids". Immeditately turned to my shorter friend, but we quickly realized that the flourist was talking about me. She said she thought I was 12...I was a senior in high school and older than all my friends.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 11, 2008, 07:10:16 pm
I get that too, but I'm 19. It's sometimes sad when I went to order flower for prom with a bunch of friends and my best friend and her boyfriend kissed (a quick peck) and the flourist told them "not in front of the kids". Immeditately turned to my shorter friend, but we quickly realized that the flourist was talking about me. She said she thought I was 12...I was a senior in high school and older than all my friends.

Oh man, I get that too - last year when I worked in a grocery store I was asked by a man if I was "really old enough to work there". Heh heh.. ::)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Vegas_Asian on November 11, 2008, 07:22:26 pm
Some actually asked me: "Are you sure you're 19?" when I was buying cigarettes (I've quited since then). I was like...I know how old I am.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 11, 2008, 07:31:32 pm
Some actually asked me: "Are you sure you're 19?" when I was buying cigarettes (I've quited since then). I was like...I know how old I am.

Oh man - people ask the strangest questions don't they? 8)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 11, 2008, 07:48:31 pm
I get that too, but I'm 19. It's sometimes sad when I went to order flower for prom with a bunch of friends and my best friend and her boyfriend kissed (a quick peck) and the flourist told them "not in front of the kids". Immeditately turned to my shorter friend, but we quickly realized that the flourist was talking about me. She said she thought I was 12...I was a senior in high school and older than all my friends.
I used to get that... not so much anymore except for the "there's no way you are old enough to be a grandma!" My daughter who is 33 still gets mistaken for a teenager and when we are out together people think her children are mine! The day she graduated from college, the hostess at a local restaurant asked her is she wanted the kid's menu!!  :D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 11, 2008, 07:58:24 pm
I used to get that... not so much anymore except for the "there's no way you are old enough to be a grandma!" My daughter who is 33 still gets mistaken for a teenager and when we are out together people think her children are mine! The day she graduated from college, the hostess at a local restaurant asked her is she wanted the kid's menu!!  :D

I get that just about every time I go into a restaurant with my parents! Do I want the kid's menu... LOL sometimes I take it though, but just because I have a small appetite.. :P
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Susan B on November 11, 2008, 09:40:27 pm
My husband turned 85 on October 31. He loves his Kindle,in fact, I had to buy him one only a week after mine arrived since he wanted to share mine. Ha..as if!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Suzanne on November 11, 2008, 09:55:12 pm
My husband turned 85 on October 31. He loves his Kindle,in fact, I had to buy him one only a week after mine arrived since he wanted to share mine. Ha..as if!

Oh that is wonderful Susan! I wish my father-in-law would take an interest in technology.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: RovingSoul on November 13, 2008, 02:40:42 pm
I am 23 - sadly though most people think I am much younger (I've been asked if I'm 16, 14, even 12....)  ;)
I guess it's probably because I don't wear makeup.
HOWEVER I will love that when I am in my 40's!!
Pah, everyone thinks I'm upward up 25. Although I've been told that that's due more to personality than looks. And I'm fairly tall.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 13, 2008, 03:19:51 pm
RovingSoul, you are here!! I haven't seen you in days... I was worried about you!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Vegas_Asian on November 13, 2008, 04:05:40 pm
It happened again! I was at Sams and I was reaching for a sample...Then the lady asked me if my parents said I could have something. I was about to say something, but my mom showed up right next to me as she zeroed in on the chocolate cheesecake.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: beachgrl on November 13, 2008, 04:14:19 pm
 ???  I am 60 for another couple of months, but really don't feel like it.  My students in primary grades keep me young and tuned in to what's happening. ???
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 14, 2008, 09:12:18 pm
Pah, everyone thinks I'm upward up 25. Although I've been told that that's due more to personality than looks. And I'm fairly tall.


People tell me I look really young. And my height doesn't help (I'm 5'0"). Oh well.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 14, 2008, 09:15:42 pm

People tell me I look really young. And my height doesn't help (I'm 5'0"). Oh well.
Hey Miss Molly... I am vertically challenged, too... 5'1"  :)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Susan B on November 14, 2008, 09:24:39 pm
I'll be 63 in January and my husband is 85. Yes, he robbed the cradle about 33 years ago!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: pidgeon92 on November 14, 2008, 09:30:57 pm
I'll be 63 in January and my husband is 85. Yes, he robbed the cradle about 33 years ago!

Hey, is that him in your avatar??  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Miss Molly on November 15, 2008, 10:07:28 am
Hey Miss Molly... I am vertically challenged, too... 5'1"  :)

:P It can be a pain but it's fun too, don't you think? ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 15, 2008, 10:17:57 am
I'll be 63 in January and my husband is 85. Yes, he robbed the cradle about 33 years ago!

I'm 53 and hubby is 73.  Together since 25 and 45.  The best of times!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: gator reader on November 15, 2008, 10:34:37 am
I'm 57 and damn proud of it!....I would hate to be in my 20's again and every year just gets better. 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 15, 2008, 10:40:07 am
Birthdays are good.   So much superior to the alternative.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 15, 2008, 11:05:47 am
You make me feel so young
You make me feel there are songs to be sung
Bells to be rung, and a wonderful fling to be flung
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 15, 2008, 11:16:23 am
Tks for the serenade
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 15, 2008, 11:21:45 am
OHHHHHH   i have 3 stars
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 15, 2008, 11:22:43 am
OOPS   Wrong place,  I got excited.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 12:33:02 am
:P It can be a pain but it's fun too, don't you think? ;D
Oh yes most definitely!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Gertie Kindle on November 17, 2008, 06:46:07 am
Both my kids were born in the summer, and when you have kids, the year revolves around the school calendar.  So when they got out of school in June, I would just up their ages.  Since my birthday is in November, I up my age when school starts in September.  Not only have I confused myself now, but both my daughters have trouble remembering how old they are. 

Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Cowgirl on November 17, 2008, 07:03:33 am
1952....scorpio
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: MikeD on November 17, 2008, 08:09:10 am
1952....scorpio

Same here, but Cancer.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Cowgirl on November 17, 2008, 08:14:07 am
Same here, but Cancer.
That makes you just a little bit older than me...
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: luvmy4brats on November 17, 2008, 10:28:20 am
Let's see...

I'm 36, a Cancer, and 4'11'' Most people think I'm in my early 20's though. It's the chipmunk cheeks.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 10:30:42 am
Let's see...

I'm 36, a Cancer, and 4'11'' Most people think I'm in my early 20's though. It's the chipmunk cheeks.
Hey, another vertically challeged comrade!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: luvmy4brats on November 17, 2008, 10:38:12 am
Hey, another vertically challeged comrade!!

Yep, I'm so short I need to hem petite pants! And to be honest, I'm only 4'11'' if I stand really, really straight and slightly up on my toes..
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 10:39:46 am
Yep, I'm so short I need to hem petite pants! And to be honest, I'm only 4'11'' if I stand really, really straight and slightly up on my toes..
...and I am only 5'1" if I do the same!!  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Mikuto on November 17, 2008, 10:41:26 am
I'm a 24 year old Gemini out here on the West Coast, also somewhat vertically challenged at 5'3".
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 10:44:36 am
I'm a 24 year old Gemini out here on the West Coast, also somewhat vertically challenged at 5'3".
Welcome my fellow vertically challenged friend!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Vegas_Asian on November 17, 2008, 10:45:56 am
5 ft. tall Gemini.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 17, 2008, 11:12:35 am
5 ft. tall Gemini.

Gemini, not height challenged (5' 7")

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 11:13:43 am
Gemini, not height challenged (5' 7")

Betsy
No wonder I look up to you!!  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 17, 2008, 11:15:30 am
The opposite is not true, I assure you!!

 :D

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 17, 2008, 02:17:15 pm
Gemini that has shrunk.  I know I always was 5'0"  and now my Doc says I am 4'11". I asked him to put 4'11 3/4 on his paperwork.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 02:20:04 pm
The opposite is not true, I assure you!!

 :D

Betsy
Angela and Betsy join the Mutual Admiration Club!!   ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Gertie Kindle on November 17, 2008, 02:20:58 pm
I guess my daughter is the shortest at 4'10 1/2"  She added the 1/2 inch herself and sometimes will say she's 4'11", but I know that's not true.  She stopped growing when she was 10.  

I'm the tallest woman in my family at 5'2-1/2", if we don't count creeping shrinkage.  
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 17, 2008, 02:23:12 pm
I am 166.37 cm tall (1.66 m) and yes, I'm metric  :D

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 02:25:40 pm
I guess my daughter is the shortest at 4'10 1/2"  She added the 1/2 inch herself and sometimes will say she's 4'11", but I know that's not true.  She stopped growing when she was 10.  

I'm the tallest woman in my family at 5'2-1/2", if we don't count creeping shrinkage.  

Being vertically challenged has its advantages... "Honey, can you come get this down/put this up for me? I can't reach it."  ;D

Pants are NEVER too short!! So much easier to hem than to lengthen!!

Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Gertie Kindle on November 17, 2008, 02:31:21 pm
Being vertically challenged has its advantages... "Honey, can you come get this down/put this up for me? I can't reach it."  ;D
She's not a "Honey, can you come get this" person but her hubby would be happier if she were.  Her poor DH came home one day when she was eight months pregnant (and on someone her size, you can imagine the size of the belly), to find her standing on the countertop, reaching for the top of the upper cabinets.  My SIL is prematurely gray. 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2008, 02:33:01 pm
She's not a "Honey, can you come get this" person but her hubby would be happier if she were.  Her poor DH came home one day when she was eight months pregnant (and on someone her size, you can imagine the size of the belly), to find her standing on the countertop, reaching for the top of the upper cabinets.  My SIL is prematurely gray. 
LOL... actually I tend to do that too, but there are times...  ;D especially if it is something I would rather not do!! lol
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Kristus412 on November 22, 2008, 01:16:03 am
29 for another 4 months and 5 days.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 23, 2008, 07:41:48 am
Such a youngster!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Susan B on November 23, 2008, 03:27:17 pm
...and I am only 5'1" if I do the same!!  ;D

Same here and I hate shopping for clothes. My husband calls me "short girl".
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: kim on November 23, 2008, 04:05:26 pm
My husband turned 85 on October 31.

Hey, My birthday is also October 31.  It's nice to hear of another Pumpkin Baby.  Being born on Halloween, when I was little I thought I was a witch, I just couldn't figure out how to use my powers.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 23, 2008, 04:18:40 pm
Hey, My birthday is also October 31.  It's nice to hear of another Pumpkin Baby.  Being born on Halloween, when I was little I thought I was a witch, I just couldn't figure out how to use my powers.

Happy Belated Birthday, Kim, and also to Susan B's husband!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: farmwife99 on November 23, 2008, 06:19:38 pm
I'm 51====
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ginny on November 23, 2008, 06:28:29 pm
I'm 59 and 5'8".  No vertical challenge here!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 24, 2008, 06:15:34 am
I'm 59 & 5'5''.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: SongbirdVB on November 24, 2008, 07:14:24 am
In January I will celebrate the 20th anniversary of my 29th birthday.  Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: ozicat on November 24, 2008, 11:34:51 am
I'm 55 and retired in September and I'm really enjoying my Kindle. I have all of these to do lists that I said I was waiting to do until I retired and then......I got my Kindle and the lists are still waiting! I retired from being a Laboratory Manager at a VA hospital and everyone told me that I would be bored when I retired, but haven't gotten bored yet and don't see it happening any time soon!  :D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: kim on November 24, 2008, 11:52:52 am
I'm 55 and retired in September and I'm really enjoying my Kindle.

ozicat - Congratulations on your retirement! Yea for you!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: ozicat on November 24, 2008, 11:54:32 am
Thanks, I highly recommend retirement.....so many books, so much time!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: vickikayak on November 24, 2008, 11:59:14 am
Very interesting question...as the answers have been as well.

This year I reached the age where the tests doctors want to perform are far more intrusive than "how old are you?"  I alternate between early adapter (any Kaypro computer users still out there?) and intransigent Luddite (just got a basic cell phone THIS year).  And the Kindle has me giggling like a kid.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: chynared21 on November 24, 2008, 12:21:36 pm
Very interesting question...as the answers have been as well.

This year I reached the age where the tests doctors want to perform are far more intrusive than "how old are you?"  I alternate between early adapter (any Kaypro computer users still out there?) and intransigent Luddite (just got a basic cell phone THIS year).  And the Kindle has me giggling like a kid.
LOL, vague answer but I get where you're going with this  ;) Basic cell phone, eh??? My MIL finally got one a few years ago which we thought was great...now if she'd only keep the darn thing on we'd be in better shape  :P
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 24, 2008, 12:34:43 pm
Very interesting question...as the answers have been as well.

This year I reached the age where the tests doctors want to perform are far more intrusive than "how old are you?"  I alternate between early adapter (any Kaypro computer users still out there?) and intransigent Luddite (just got a basic cell phone THIS year).  And the Kindle has me giggling like a kid.

Welcome Vickikayak!  I love that you alternate between "early adapter and intransigent Luddite"!

Do you also kayak?

Come on over to Accessories and the Book Corner!  Good stuff happening.  Book Clubs, cool gifts for your Kindle, all sorts of stuff!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 24, 2008, 01:08:23 pm
Welcome Vickikayak!! We are so happy you joined us and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Go to Intro/Welcome and introduce yourself, where you live, type of books you like? Guaranteed to receive a warm welcome!  ;)

Linda
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jamjar on November 24, 2008, 02:00:05 pm
I am 58 last August which is when I received my Kindle.  I guess, I will be able to keep track of its age, too.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 24, 2008, 02:29:38 pm
Very interesting question...as the answers have been as well.

This year I reached the age where the tests doctors want to perform are far more intrusive than "how old are you?"  I alternate between early adapter (any Kaypro computer users still out there?) and intransigent Luddite (just got a basic cell phone THIS year).  And the Kindle has me giggling like a kid.

I had an Osborne 1. My friend had a Kaypro.

Welcome to the club, Vicki! Glad to have you here.

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Leslie on November 24, 2008, 02:30:17 pm
I am 58 last August which is when I received my Kindle.  I guess, I will be able to keep track of its age, too.

Hi Jamjar, welcome! Glad to have you here...

L
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 24, 2008, 02:31:54 pm
I am 58 last August which is when I received my Kindle.  I guess, I will be able to keep track of its age, too.

Welcome, Jamjar!  Congratulations on your Kindle!

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 24, 2008, 03:29:06 pm
I am 58 last August which is when I received my Kindle.  I guess, I will be able to keep track of its age, too.

Welcome Jamjar, nice to have you with us. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Be sure and visit The Book Corner and Accessories.

Linda
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Pencepon on November 24, 2008, 06:21:48 pm
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I am 58 last August which is when I received my Kindle.  I guess, I will be able to keep track of its age, too.

Yikes, JamJar, we are long-lost identical twins!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Michael R. Hicks on November 24, 2008, 06:29:01 pm
I've been around the sun 46 times so far (wow, talk about frequent flier miles!), but I think my maturity level pegged out somewhere around trip #13 (just ask my wife). I'm old enough to remember Walter Cronkite's voice narrating the images of humankind's first steps on a world not our own, but I'm young enough to hope that we can reach out further in my lifetime.

Our first computer was a Commodore 64 with a cassette tape recorder for storage, and the first program I wrote in school was in FORTRAN on punch cards (which did awesomely nasty things to the program interpreter when riddled with staples!). My first video game was Atari Pong on a Zenith black and white TV that lasted until there were more TV signals than stations on its manual tuner. When I started listening to music on the radio, the "oldies" songs were from the 1950s...<sigh>

Mike
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Bruinboy on November 24, 2008, 07:01:21 pm
Turned 60 in July while vacationing in Kauai.  Celebrated by getting a tat of the Hawaiian Islands on my calf.  My daughter was mortified and my son thought it was cool.  I mostly feel like I'm still 28, but my body tells me differently. 
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 24, 2008, 07:04:55 pm
I'll never grow up...and haven't decided what to be if I do.

Betsy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: pattyfris on November 24, 2008, 07:27:38 pm
I received my kindle for my 45th birthday.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Spiritdancer on November 24, 2008, 07:52:52 pm
Showed my pastor my bible on Kindle.   Woo Hoo Hoo now during church he will think I am following along.   May be and may be reading a novel. ;)

Dori...I'm a pastor and I use my Kindle to preach from...I just email my sermon to it.  I can see now that it would be dangerous if everyone in my congregation had a Kindle...I'd never know if they were listening or reading some novel!   ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Spiritdancer on November 24, 2008, 07:55:00 pm
I'm 40 and a Taurus...stubborn, they say.   ::)

Seems weird to be 40...my oldest daughter just started college this fall, but I can remember college like it was just yesterday!!
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: chobitz on November 25, 2008, 05:57:21 am
40 this past may.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2008, 06:24:11 am
Seems weird to be 40...my oldest daughter just started college this fall, but I can remember college like it was just yesterday!!

Not so weird. My number 2 grandson started college this fall and, until I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I see the world through the eyes of a twenty-year-old.  :-\
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Dori on November 25, 2008, 06:45:07 am
Dori...I'm a pastor and I use my Kindle to preach from...I just email my sermon to it.  I can see now that it would be dangerous if everyone in my congregation had a Kindle...I'd never know if they were listening or reading some novel!   ;)

I showed my pastor my Kindle before first use at bible study.  My 8 yr old gr8 nephew feared pastor would think I was playing games.   I don't actually use it  at church as all of the scriptures used are printed on a take home sheet.  I take Genie for the 8 yr old to read AesopsFables or Andersen's Fairy Tales during the sermon.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sailor on November 25, 2008, 07:51:37 am
until I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I see the world through the eyes of a twenty-year-old.  :-\

Glimpses in the mirror is my good part, it's the number part that doesn't agree with it  ;D
Just remember, I am a magician cosmetologist, I can do great feats of magic and perform miracles;
turning the lowliest of them into beauties (self included)  ;)
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2008, 08:12:48 am

Just remember, I am a magician cosmetologist, I can do great feats of magic and perform miracles;
turning the lowliest of them into beauties (self included)  ;)

You mean this isn't you?

(http://www.eliscopublishing.com/KindleBoards/images/sailor.png)

I have a weakness for redheads.


Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sailor on November 25, 2008, 08:23:05 am
You mean this isn't you?

I have a weakness for redheads.

Okay, your weakness can still stand.  I have to admit, as I was looking for an avitar; when I saw this picture it sure looks like me so I had to use it!
I wear my hair like this a lot of the time and it is curly like this too.  Only difference, I have highlights in my hair - and I never earned the uniform.
And, my eyes are blue  ;) But, in this picture it looks airbrushed.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2008, 08:30:43 am
Okay, your weakness can still stand.  I have to admit, as I was looking for an avitar; when I saw this picture it sure looks like me so I had to use it!
I wear my hair like this a lot of the time and it is curly like this too.  Only difference, I have highlights in my hair - and I never earned the uniform.
And, my eyes are blue  ;) But, in this picture it looks airbrushed.

Lucky Iím so old and so married or Iíd be on my way to California.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Sailor on November 25, 2008, 08:40:16 am
Lucky Iím so old and so married or Iíd be on my way to California.

Too Funny!  But Like I said, I am a magician, just picture it after a shower and all the makeup is gone!  Yikes!  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: sebat on November 25, 2008, 11:27:33 am
42 this past October.

I always heard, you aren't old until you have to stop and do the math.  I just caught myself doing the math.  Guess I'm old.  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jamjar on November 25, 2008, 05:28:29 pm
Hi Pencepon,
Actually, I already have a twin but triplets would be fine. Nice to hear from a fellow Leo.

Judy
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Avalon3 on December 12, 2008, 07:56:45 pm
58 and Pisces.
57 and Scorpio
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Pat on December 12, 2008, 08:24:02 pm
I'm a Mac fan and am 69.  I love technology.  My dad who was born in 1900 always said he'd lived in the most exciting period of history.  i wonder what he'd say if he were still alive!

Pat
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: KBoards Admin on December 12, 2008, 11:23:03 pm
I'm 46 - just old enough to qualify as a boomer. I too remember watching Apollo 11 on our black and white TV, and being fascinated by it.

I had no contact with computers until after I'd finished my first year of university. I was pursuing science and journalism. Then my Dad bought a TRS-80, and I discovered the joy and creativity of programming. Switched to computer science and am very glad I did. I have always appreciated my Dad's curiosity. The fact that he was an early adopter with the TRS-80 enabled me to find a career that I'm passionate about.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2008, 07:06:59 am
I'm 46 - just old enough to qualify as a boomer. I too remember watching Apollo 11 on our black and white TV, and being fascinated by it.

I woke my 5 year old daughter up to watch Armstrongís first step onto the moon during Apollo 11.  She watched for a short time, looked up at me and said: ďDaddy, Iíve seen this. Can I go back to bed now please?Ē

Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2008, 07:21:54 am
...and now they tell us it was all a conspiracy cooked up by Hollywood!!!

My five year old thought so, why shouldn't They.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: Ann in Arlington on December 13, 2008, 08:16:37 am
Mythbusters addressed this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9LgnTGOKb0

Ann
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: paisley on December 13, 2008, 10:08:58 am
I recently celebrated the umpteenth anniversary of my 29th birthday.

Okay, I'll spit it out: 40. I was born in '68, which used to be a cool year to be born in, but now it just makes me sound...old.  ;D
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: LuckyRainbow on December 13, 2008, 11:01:39 am
If it makes you feel better, paisley, I wish I were 40 again. Not that I am much older than that but things just seem to be falling apart. When did I start reading like an old person. (arms extended, page at an angle to catch the light) Guess I need to call the optometrist.
Title: Re: How old are you?
Post by: paisley on December 13, 2008, 11:28:37 am
If it makes you feel better, paisley, I wish I were 40 again. Not that I am much older than that but things just seem to be falling apart. When did I start reading like an old person. (arms extended, page at an angle to catch the light) Guess I need to call the optometrist.
Well, if it makes you feel better in turn, I was wearing bifocals in fourth grade. LOL Thanks for the kind words. My kids keep reminding me of how old I am. I can remember when my Dad turned 50 and I kept referring to him as "half a century old," so I'm just getting my paybacks now. LOL