Monday, June 30, 2008

30

Now I'm officially 30.  That really sucks.  People start expecting you to behave and tone down the crazy, not that I'm planning on complying.  There are a couple of pivotal dates before 30 like finishing college, hitting 25, getting married, having kids, not necessarily in that particular order.  Still, when you're in your 20's, even late 20's, you're still technically 20.  Once you hit 30, 40 is just one number away.  Your 20 something friends are now a decade away.  You're supposed to be mature and responsible.  You shouldn't take risks, you gotta watch what you eat and look after your health.  You know what, I don't wanna.  I don't wanna grow up, I'm a toys r' us kid.  I can be mature and responsible when I need to be, the rest of the time, insanity now, insanity later, insanity forever!

One positive thing about being 30 is that now I have a great excuse for not being able to do certain things in karate.  What do you want?  I'm old!

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Moshe! Don't "tone down the crazy". Stay as young as you can, because growing older is impossible to reverse.

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  2. Thanks. Too bad we can't get tattoos for our midlife crisis. :-(

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  3. Happy birthday, Moshe :)

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  4. You mean happy getting old day. :-P

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  5. Moshe,

    I don't believe in growing up. This past chol hamoed I took my parents out to the Six Flags Great Adventure (drove about 370 miles back and forth in one day); we first went to see safari; then my parents went to see shows and I went on crazy rides. My dad still went on rollercoasters when he was in his mid- to upper 40s.

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  6. Yeah, but you're teh only 30 something I know who still acts the same.

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  7. By the way, dude, we should organize our lazy buddies from the shul and go play soccer or something. The Midwood High School Field is where all the soccer action in the 'hood is. I see it as I jog there after work, occassionally shooting back the soccer balls at the mostly Russian/Mexican crowd as they inadverently make it to the running track.

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  8. Too lazy for soccer, too much running.

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  9. i'm not at all going to say that it's downhill after 3, but i do feel that since then all the years sort of just morf together. i sometimes even forget for a moment exactly how old i am when people ask.

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  10. Moshe: Get a Henna Tattoo and scare teh crap out of the Rabbi. I plan on doing that sometime in the future. But I'm gonna get two.

    I'm gonna get one on my lower back to scare my super frummy friend (I'll ask her to specifically come to shul one week, then take her into ladies room and show her...hehe). And then one around my ankle that will be visible enough to get the shul talking for someone to come over to me and say something...or atlesat for them to get the Rabbi worried to ask my father. hehe :-D

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  11. kinky ;-)

    I looked it up on wiki and they say it's mildly to average toxic.

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  12. toxic shmoxic.

    Stuff disappears in about 2 weeks. (unless you actually get them from the Indians, can last for like 2 months)

    I'm sure frummies are against it tho. Maaras Ayin or some annoying excuse like that. Which will make it so much more fun to get.

    I coulda gotten it done in the Dominican Republic, but was always so lazy.

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  13. So where do you get one? I'd get a kanji of ookami on my arm. Let's experiment on you first though. ;-)

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  14. hehe..I'm looking into it.

    I had an Indian friend in JHS who had that stuff on her hands because her cousin was getting married. And then in HS one of my gorsky friends apparently had it as her minhag, and her cousin was getting married too. It was coool. She was worried the principal would kick her out of school tho. So she only had it done on the palms so that the principal wouldn't see. it workd. :)

    Anyway...I think I saw a booth at Six Flags that did it. BUt I dont wanna go there. lol. I'm gonna ask around. :)

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  15. "I looked it up on wiki and they say it's mildly to average toxic"

    eh, as i learned in school, everything is toxic. it's just a matter of frequency and degree. and besides, living in brooklyn is just as mildly to average toxic.

    someone i knew was considering getting a tattoo of a hechsher on his tuchus. he thought it would be funny to look down and see the expression on the faces of the חברא קדישא

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  16. "I'm sure frummies are against it tho"

    teimaniyot still do it, although of course no one considers them authentic frum jews anyway.

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  17. They make Henna tattoos at the Renaissance Faire. I remember once getting a skull and crossbones on my wrist. All the teachers ended up seeing it in school when I raised my hand. :]

    One of my friends made her own Henna once for a mock-Sephardi wedding in school. Needless to say, we all had fun with it afterwards. Surprisingly, it stayed on for a full two weeks.

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  18. Nice. Where did you find a Renaissance Faire? Any place easier accessible?

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  19. Happy birthday! yeah, since last year, I've officially been Almost 30 - 1 more year... ah, the suspense. And I think I've been having that mid-life crisis since I turned 15, when Ii went around school announcing that I was "half-way to being 30!!!!!"

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  20. Thanks. How old's Menashe?
    When you coming back to karate? Anna or Hannah can babysit.

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  21. Menashe's seriously old - he turns 37 in december. eh, doesn't look like I'm coming back, does it - honestly, I'm too busy - you know, these adult responsibilities that come with age. Anyway, here's a cheerful thought for you on your birthday, which I must have shared with you previously" Life is a sexually transmitted condition with an inevitably fatal outcome. Kurt Vonnegut, I think.

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  22. heh
    Not even to spar?! You can visualize that you're sparring with your clients. ;-)

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