OT: Friday Night Revelations

Y'all, I apologize for making a topic about this but seriously I didn't know what else to do. While having a nice night out at the bar tonight, some random person I was talking to pointed out that in four short years...kids that were born my first year at Tech will be old enough to go to Tech. Why did the first 18 years of my life last so much longer than the most recent?

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It seems to slow down a bit when you hit 40. Not much but it doesn't seem to zip by as fast.

Because a year becomes a smaller and smaller percentage of your life so it carries less weight the older you are

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Childhood through college always seemed like days were 72 hours long rather than 24. So as an adult just repeat the stages of growing up: watch cartoons in the morning (childhood), play video games or a pick up game with friends in afternoon (teens) , go out drinking at night and either get lucky or blackout (college). Only way to keep the days long!

Childhood through college always seemed like days were 72 hours long rather than 24.

This couldn't be more true

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

or blackout (college)

Unfortunately for me, this happened more than the predecessor lol.

Then again, there are some times where the first option could be put the question as option 2 happened and I didn't recognize the bed I was in the next morning.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I can totally relate Nick. It seems like time goes in the blink of an eye.In my mind my two cousins who are 16 and 18 years younger than me are still supposed to be kids--- they are in college. My very first class (of first graders) that I ever taught are heading into their senior year of college. My second and third classes (I taught Kindergarten for a year and then went back to 1st) are going to be college sophomores this year.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I believe it was Katherine Hepburn who said when asked what it was like getting old and she replied that it was ok, but it felt like she ate breakfast every half hour. Jack Reacher (Lee Child) also said the meaning of life is that it ends. Live it up while ye can, brothers and sisters.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

From a 1800s tombstone in an all but forgotten cemetery above Wabash Creek in Saffordsville, VA:
Think of me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, soon you shall be,
So go your way, but think of me.

No way out, brothers and sisters.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I was semi intoxicated last night when I made this and got over it pretty quickly this morning. But the fact remains the same. Adult life flashes before your eyes.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

"Friday Night Revelations" anagrams to "Heavy Girlfriend Station"

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Rage, rage at the dying of the light.

Any 17 year olds in this incoming freshman class were not yet born when 9/11 happened

Chem PhD '16

I think you're a year early on that one.

dang it, you're right

Chem PhD '16

But, they were all born too late to experience Y2K (even most of the 18 year olds).

Only depending on when they turn 18.... I

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

That would only matter if the semester started on 9/12 or later. Either way, there are very few current students who would have been old enough to even remember it, and even if they do, they weren't old enough at the time to comprehend what was going on.

I just spent a couple weeks in Hawaii working with a team of college students. Nothing makes you feel old like hanging out with kids born while while I was at VT.

You chose...poorly.

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You think you feel old now? Wait until you hit the age you can't trust a fart. You tell yourself it'll never happen; that you'll never need that extra pair of underwear hidden away at work.

Young fools.

There are kids enrolled at Tech now that have no memory of when UVA last beat us in football, albeit they were alive when it happened.

Nor will they by the time they graduate.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

The older you get, the more valuable your time becomes. Seems today people would rather sit on the couch and binge watch TV for hours because they are tired or "busy" (the most lame as fuck excuse in the world) than do something more productive, valuable or memorable.

Take an hour to work on a new skill or go explore a new part of town or go meet up with an old friend for a beer. That's the stuff that ends up being exciting and can actually be life changing. Improve yourself, turn a boring night into something crazy you'll never forget, or find an incredible spot to take a really special girl on a first date. I've done all of these simply by placing a high value on my time and trying to keep myself from being complacent.

Ironic I saw this post this am because I had Foo Fighters - These Days stuck in my head when I awoke this am, "One of these days, your heart will stop and play its final beat."

I don't think when folks are on their deathbed they will look back on all of the TV shows they watched over the years. I certainly won't.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I joined the Army in July 1999 and I'll be retiring next July. I am baffled that soon kids will be joining who were not yet born when 9/11 happened, an event that shaped so many lives...especially my generation of Soldiers. What's even sadder is they may possibly deploy because of that tragic day.

"War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”~~Judge Holden

Thank you for your continued service, Ranger!

Look on the bright side... in a few years, the inbound group of LOLUVA freshmen won't have been alive to see a victory against VT.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

I look forward to that extending to their graduating classes.

This post caused me to think about 2 of the songs from the random playlist in my brain. It's crazy how time flies...

Don't blink...

Time keeps on slippin slippin slippin into the future.......

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.