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Is there anyone here *not* in school, college, university

Post by cicerosum » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:02 am

what have you? I feel so ooooollllld. My knees, my hips, all my aching joints, my memory is fast becoming an illusion and I'm only 30 for chrissakes.
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Post by ingrid70 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:06 am

34 here. Maybe I should colour my hair to hide the grey :). I'm working part time, taking care of the kids the rest of the time...and squeezing in Latin.

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Post by chrisb » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:23 am

You should worry about being old and going grey! I'm 58, nearly bald never mind grey, and still enjoy reading both Latin and Greek. Not that my age makes me an expert in any way. I still feel very much a learner.

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Cicerosum, you're still so YOUNG

Post by elisa » Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:32 pm

I'm almost ten years older than you. Time sure goes by! And as for the college question, all my language study has been on my own at home.

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Post by Timothy » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:27 pm

47...and spry...ish. :D

Working full time, lots of animals, and this surprising "crush" on Latin again. ;)

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Post by Kopio » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:19 pm

I feel like a youngun here....I'm only 32. Work full time, currently taking a quarter off of school so I can regain some sanity and be a husband! I have been in school for the last 6 years. 4 years Greek, 2 Years Hebrew.....thank God my language requirements are DONE!

Yes, I have grey hair, but my wife thinks it's $exy :lol:

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Post by Episcopus » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:53 pm

Grey hair does not necessarily translate into oldidity for example Fabrizio Ravanelli champions' league winner with Juventus and former italy international had almost all grey hair at like 20. It depends ich suppose.
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Post by Rhuiden » Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:45 pm

I will be 36 at the end of next month. My only previous language experience was 2 years of German in high school. I don't remember much now. I got interested in Latin this past spring as we were considering what language to start our homeschooled daughter with. She is in 2nd grade. I remember when I thought people my age were OLD!!! Somehow, I have a different perspective now...imagine that.

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Post by Episcopus » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:06 pm

If you have aching joints just take cod liver oil capsules. And eat an apple a day.
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Post by Timothy » Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:59 pm

And for you, would you like a red or yellow lollipop?

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Post by cicerosum » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:13 pm

Ugh, apples. I'll take my aching joints thank you very much.

Actually I was indulging in that new thing called sarcasm. My joints are holding up quite nicely, although my hips truly are trying to replace themselves after giving birth 5 months ago.
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Post by Timothy » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:42 pm

cicerosum wrote:Ugh, apples. I'll take my aching joints thank you very much.
sigh. And after a while, apples become applesauce. deep sigh.
cicerosum wrote: My joints are holding up quite nicely, although my hips truly are trying to replace themselves after giving birth 5 months ago.
Ouch! It hurts to read that.
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Post by klewlis » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:47 pm

I'm 26 and finished college 4 years ago so I am not a student... there are actually quite a lot of us here.

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Post by annis » Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:16 am

35, graduated, um, a while ago.

But I work at a University, which happens to mean I get access to the wonderful library system without a yearly fee (all WI citizens are allowed access, but there's a fee if you're not attending the school or an employee).
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Post by Bert » Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:00 am

41. Not in school but would jump at an opportunity to go.

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:37 am

Qué? Apples are the best! I swear, every one around me is ill with terrible british colds and flua and stuff (flu declines like genu) whereas I somehow resist it. I attribute it to 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' unless you slightly dislocate your shoulder doing weights.
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Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:45 am

I like apples too. :)

(shouldn't flu be be a first decl noun "influenza -ae" ?)

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:00 am

I just felt like declining another noun in the lacking 4th declension neuter whether it exist in latin or not 8)
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Post by mariek » Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:17 pm


35 here... definitely feels a lot different from 25! lol. Haven't gone to school in a long long time, wouldn't mind going back to take some "fun" courses. About to join the unemployed (my choice), today is my last day at work ... looking forward to sleeping in on Monday. :)

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Post by Anna Coluthon » Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:55 pm

I am antediluvian :D

Which is, of course, all to the good in Classics :lol:

Don't worry, young-uns, you too shall antiquate! 8)
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Post by benissimus » Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:47 pm

I think the young are actually outnumbered here, at least in the regulars. :? (mihi succurre episcope et aliquo iuuenes effugamus)
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Post by Episcopus » Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:28 pm

Decet O Steven v uti. quam stultum iuuenes!
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Hello

Post by atriades » Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:24 am

I am new here. I am 32 and teaching in a school in England. I would tell you about my Classical blog but I'm not allowed till I hit ten posts, I don't think.

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Post by Episcopus » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:54 am

I am supposed to be in school. There has been school for like 5 weeks. I have been 5 days. Which is good enough.
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Post by Eureka » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:30 am

Episcopus wrote:I am supposed to be in school. There has been school for like 5 weeks. I have been 5 days. Which is good enough.
So, are you a juvenile delinquent, or have you just contracted a terrible illness?
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Post by Episcopus » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:36 am

I would say both, for I am actually ill this week. Better now almost, I was wrecked last week. Hurting my shoulders with weights does not help though, I am sure I slightly dislocated my right one a couple of weeks ago. I could hear the horrid click.
But the benefit of no school is time to learn other more important things and also think, I realise today that next week I shall start inventing the greatest language ever for I have deferred it too long now.
I kicked a potato pretty darn hard against a school door, so that should answer your question about the delinquente.
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Post by benissimus » Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:00 am

How many potatoes litter the halls of your school Aradique?
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Post by Episcopus » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:10 am

Unfourtunately only 2 so far :( And only Zhi is allowed to call me that name for it is derogatory.

Do you know that next year my school is doing Latin and every one is being entered (206 pupils) for Latin advanced level?
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Post by Eureka » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:50 pm

I don't think a single act of potato-foolishness is enought to make you a rebel without a cause. If you were to kick it at a school window, however...
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Post by mingshey » Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:35 am

35.
I often think I had to apply for a teacher's position: Physics.
Did I mention I've majored in Physics Education? No I don't think I did. I like Physics but I was bad at exams. Got good grades at regular reports in which I could take my time, but timed exams! yuk. I just cannot think properly in haste.

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Post by Episcopus » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:05 am

Eureka wrote:I don't think a single act of potato-foolishness is enought to make you a rebel without a cause. If you were to kick it at a school window, however...
Indeed but I have done many foolish a thing in my time. And I did kick it at a school window, that was my intention :?:
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