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What do you miss from your younger days?

rdawson808

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I started playing racquetball when I was about 13 or so. Dad took me and taught me. Up through the beginning of college I played competitively (tourneys, coaches, etc.) and I really enjoyed it.

I picked up again at some point in grad school and even played for my school during my doctoral program (hey, I hadn't used up my 4 NCAA years). Then I hurt my shoulder and lost a bit of interest. Now, I have no club with courts and my shoulder is still f-ed.

I really miss it. It's almost depressing. It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of great guys playing.

How about you?


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gumercindo

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- Endlessly playing sports without: cramping up, breaking something, twisting something, getting exhausted, etc.
 

globetrotter

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oh, boy, what a question.

on the one hand, I love where I am at in life - love my family, my kids, my wife. I love my job. I love wearing suits and going into a 5 star hotel and seeing people scrambling to help me. I love sitting in a meeting and dealing in millions. love sitting in business class and having some hot chick in a funny hat bring me champane.

that said - I miss being young. I miss being tough, I miss having people look at me and think I look young and tough and crazy. I miss drinking all night, I miss lots and lots of meaningless sex. I miss deciding I want to shave my head and doing it. I miss bars and bar fights. I miss waking up in strange places, sometimes on the ground in somebody I don't know's garden. I miss the feeling that I am going to walk all night and then possibly shoot somebody, and he doesn't know it is going to happen yet, and I do. I miss hanging out with smelly, tired guys, who jsut came back from something dangerous, all trying to pretend that we weren't scared, and bullshiting each other, and all being grateful that we came home.


but I wouldn't want to go back to 20 for a second, if it meant giving up what I have now.
 

jpeirpont

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Originally Posted by gumercindo
- Endlessly playing sports without: cramping up, breaking something, twisting something, getting exhausted, etc.

+1,000,000
 

thinman

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Originally Posted by gumercindo
- Endlessly playing sports without: cramping up, breaking something, twisting something, getting exhausted, etc.

+1.
Basketball. I stopped playing when the body couldn't cash the checks my mind, and sometimes my mouth, were writing.
 

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I miss a body with seemingly endless energy and vigor and the ability to heal itself almost magically overnight. I miss drinking all night and showing up for work at 6:30am and being able to do that for a week straight. I miss having drunken sex with someone who's name I do not know. I miss the vast number of possibilities for the future. I miss the wild abandon to have a donnybrook and not worry about the consequences. I miss the feeling of angst you can experience at 4am, drunk, walking through the woods on a cool fall night.

However, now I love my wife, love the rewards I get from my job, and love my current station in society.
 

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The magical ability to eat anything, drink anything, in unimagineable amounts, without gaining an ounce of weight.
 

Brad

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Originally Posted by gumercindo
- Endlessly playing sports without: cramping up, breaking something, twisting something, getting exhausted, etc.

+1. I miss playing three leagues of baseball at once during the summers. But catching for that long did a wonder on my knees. I'm amazed how guys like Pudge Rodriguez can catch for so many years.
 

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I miss my whole family going to the park on Sundays. We would play ball, swim and grill out every Sunday during the summer. My dad showed me how to fish during one of those trips. We would eat ice cream before we left. We were kids and had no worries. It was some of the best times of my life. The park eventually closed, but I still think about it during the summer.
 

Mark from Plano

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
I miss the feeling that I am going to walk all night and then possibly shoot somebody, and he doesn't know it is going to happen yet, and I do. I miss hanging out with smelly, tired guys, who jsut came back from something dangerous, all trying to pretend that we weren't scared, and bullshiting each other, and all being grateful that we came home.

I certainly hope this refers to a stint in the military and not just a random Friday night in Detroit.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
I certainly hope this refers to a stint in the military and not just a random Friday night in Detroit.

lmao - I was thinking that too. I pictured some angry guy walking the streets half drunk, with a pocket knife in his hand baiting someone for a fight.
 

globetrotter

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
I certainly hope this refers to a stint in the military and not just a random Friday night in Detroit.

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no, military, but I guess reading that as a friday night in detroit changes it around quite a bit.
 

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