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DanaMac
02-02-2009, 07:57 PM
I am curious of the average age here so I'm posting a poll. If I post it wrong, don't shoot me. I'll fix it.

almost 38 here

Without A Drought
02-02-2009, 08:22 PM
31 here........

allinearth
02-02-2009, 08:52 PM
35....but going on 50:cry:

Mike Leary
02-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Duh........old and in the way.

bicmudpuppy
02-02-2009, 09:19 PM
I'll be 42 this spring, but it ain't the years........it's the MILES. (hurts don't it ML!) I've been cutting and threading pipe since I was younger than Junior, and I've been stomping QC's and night watering since I was five or six.

hoskm01
02-02-2009, 09:22 PM
Young, dumb, and ugly.

HokieAg07
02-02-2009, 09:41 PM
23 aqui.....

EagleLandscape
02-02-2009, 09:46 PM
November I turned 24.

ARGOS
02-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Dammit I thought you all were WAY older then me. At least you act like it!

42 on Friday.

Mad Estonian
02-02-2009, 10:55 PM
Jeez, I thought I was younger than most of you guys (I'm 35). Better get my a*s in gear and grow my biz to keep up with you young pups.:weightlifter:
Pikers...

greenmonster304
02-02-2009, 11:13 PM
26 here but my knees and back feel much older.

DanaMac
02-02-2009, 11:19 PM
BLEH!

November I turned 24.

Oh grow up already! :laugh:

Waterit
02-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Crap, the only older than me so far is Leary - I'll hit 52 this summer. And it's not "old" or "aged", it's "experienced". As in "I'm too experienced for this $hit"!

Stuttering Stan
02-03-2009, 12:00 AM
29, however my wife says I drive like an old man if that counts for anything.

bicmudpuppy
02-03-2009, 12:17 AM
I am surprised that some seem surprised. When/if Boots weighs in, the ML will have some company. One of the reasons I enjoy the threads about the antiques we find so much is to see how my memory compares to those who were more "experienced" at the time I remember seeing some of those jewels. Being a 14-18 year old pup, playing with an installation that was updated last before I was born was rough experience, but invaluable as time has gone on.

bobw
02-03-2009, 12:22 AM
45, but my knees are 70 :(

irrig8r
02-03-2009, 12:54 AM
Duh........old and in the way.

That's what I heard him say...
They used to heed the words he said,
but that was yesterday...


51 and counting...

mitchgo
02-03-2009, 01:58 AM
22 here, 23 in march.

Dripit good
02-03-2009, 05:09 AM
Dammit I thought you all were WAY older then me. At least you act like it!

42 on Friday.

Happy Birthday ARGOS, mine's Friday too! :drinkup:

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DanaMac
02-03-2009, 08:18 AM
45, but my knees are 70 :(

You still have knees that work?

Mine are bad, but they don't seem to have gotten any worse the last 5 years or so. I having the winters off has helped them last longer. But years of football, baseball, softball, skiing, snowboarding hasn't helped either. Neither has being a parttime trim carpenter, installing base.

AI Inc
02-03-2009, 08:19 AM
46 here , happy bday to those that are getting ummm , more experianced this weak.

BrandonV
02-03-2009, 10:13 AM
i'm 27- but feel much older and have the grey hair to prove it. and happy b-day argos

Waterit
02-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Dammit I thought you all were WAY older then me. At least you act like it!

42 on Friday.

You're the same age as my "little" brother and my wife. Happy Birthday, young 'un!

Kiril
02-03-2009, 10:31 AM
Geez, I guess since everyone is actually being serious, here is a little trivia quiz.


I was born in the year of the dawn of one of the greatest rock bands ever.

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 10:31 AM
42 and still likes to fight with kids.....:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Perhaps he learned something..... I can only hope.

DanaMac
02-03-2009, 10:36 AM
So far there are more under 30 than I realized. keep answering guys. Don't be bashful.

DanaMac
02-03-2009, 10:37 AM
I was born in the year of the dawn of one of the greatest rock bands ever.

If it's the Beatles, I think they formed in '60, and came here to the states in about '64? Maybe '65?

JeffY
02-03-2009, 10:38 AM
28 and ready to bow out. I too amy surprised at the ages a little bit, I figured mid 30s would be average the way everyone talks.

Kiril
02-03-2009, 10:39 AM
Right decade, wrong band. :)

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 10:41 AM
Right decade, wrong band. :)

Stones????

AI Inc
02-03-2009, 10:42 AM
Led Zeplin?

DanaMac
02-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Led Zeplin?

My next guess too. '68. But I'm thinking he's a few years older.

DanaMac
02-03-2009, 10:44 AM
Maybe the Stones - '62

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 10:46 AM
I was born in the year of the dawn of one of the greatest rock bands ever.probably Tony Orlando and Dawn :p

AI Inc
02-03-2009, 10:51 AM
Why was it a given that neither boots or Kirl could give a straight answer?

DanaMac
02-03-2009, 10:53 AM
Why was it a given that neither boots or Kirl could give a straight answer?

I think they've had so much to drink over the years, that they can't remember. Must look at drivers license. or maybe they lived the 60s a little too good. :)

AI Inc
02-03-2009, 10:56 AM
Are they going to start debating the correct way to figure age?

Kiril
02-03-2009, 11:10 AM
Led Zeplin?

oooooh, close ... I would say they are arguably the greatest ever. :clapping:

BTW, dawn is a word used in their first released album.

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 11:11 AM
I use sidereal time.....

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7048/dali1in9.jpg

Dripit good
02-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Led Zeplin?

Actually it's Led Zeppelin, and they are the greatest band of all time. Rock Gods :cool2:
133925


Well Joey, what is it?? Inquiring minds want to know.

My guess is he's either 57-58.......or a very clever 29! :laugh:

Kiril
02-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Why was it a given that neither boots or Kirl could give a straight answer?

Now what fun would that be .... this is the irrigation forum after all ... :laugh:

Mdirrigation
02-03-2009, 11:38 AM
I just had the 20th anniversary of my 28th birthday

You know that a trade has potential when guys in their 40s are still doing it

this is my 27 th year doing irrigation

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 11:41 AM
If it isn't Tony Orlando, or Lando Calrissian, then maybe the underlined word means he's really a fan of The Four Seasons :)

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2189/bc771iq7.jpg

Kiril
02-03-2009, 11:54 AM
If it isn't Tony Orlando, or Lando Calrissian, then maybe the underlined word means he's really a fan of The Four Seasons :)

Nay ... I'm sure ML will know, being the hippie that he is.

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 12:06 PM
The Moody Blues could be a contender, although Dawn is a track on their second album, and not on their first.

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Dawn of the Dead Greeatful Dead>>>>

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Delta Dawn whats that flower you got.....................

Mike Leary
02-03-2009, 12:39 PM
Nay ... I'm sure ML will know, being the hippie that he is.

Color me clueless in Cactus Hug. :dizzy:

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Oh, c'mon, cactus-hugger, weren't you at the control board for this disc? :p


http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7827/magnetboyalbumcv3.jpg

Kiril
02-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Color me clueless in Cactus Hug. :dizzy:

perhaps the pied piper can help you.

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 01:00 PM
perhaps the pied piper can help you.Now I get it. But Crispian St. Peters? ;)

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2158/79ee1ul0.jpg http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/9002/c0fa1xn9.jpg

ARGOS
02-03-2009, 01:04 PM
Happy Birthday ARGOS, mine's Friday too! :drinkup:

51

I am in a club that spontaneously formed for people with their birthday on Feb 6. We have had some great parties. Its a lot of fun.

Bob Marley and Ronald Reagan also share the date...I gravitate more to Bob Marley.

Ok. Kiril you can restart your riddles.

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Pinky Floyd

Kiril
02-03-2009, 01:11 PM
Pinky Floyd

and we have a winner. :clapping:

Wet_Boots
02-03-2009, 01:13 PM
Kiril aspires to be the Syd Barrett of the sprinkler biz :dizzy:

Kiril
02-03-2009, 01:17 PM
Kiril aspires to be the Syd Barrett of the sprinkler biz :dizzy:

Can't mess with greatness. :laugh:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3c/PinkFloyd-album-piperatthegatesofdawn_300.jpg/200px-PinkFloyd-album-piperatthegatesofdawn_300.jpg

TRILAWNCARE
02-03-2009, 01:18 PM
That one took some googling... dawn band first release album

Pinky: Junior's nickname BTW

Junior M
02-03-2009, 01:51 PM
Pinky: Junior's nickname BTW
Thanks! :waving: :laugh:

Juniors my actual nick name, I was JLM335, and I had my name changed, the guys in the motht gave me the name pinky...

Dripit good
02-03-2009, 01:56 PM
Junior....what's up with the sig?

Quite a mess. :hammerhead:

Junior M
02-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Junior....what's up with the sig?

Quite a mess. :hammerhead:
What signature? :laugh:

I forgot to uncheck it, :wall

Tom Tom
02-05-2009, 09:28 AM
back on topic...........45........I need a shiner beer :drinkup:

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-05-2009, 10:04 AM
Age of Shiner minus age of A-1 minus maturity age of Boots equals my age.




Fifty Two

TRILAWNCARE
02-05-2009, 10:06 AM
Age of Shiner minus age of A-1 minus maturity age of Boots equals my age.




Fifty Two

That puts Boots at 2

Wet_Boots
02-05-2009, 10:40 AM
Base libel ~ I'm at least three-and-a-half :p

txgrassguy
02-05-2009, 03:30 PM
I'm at 45 but closer to 46.
Still moving around alright until I spend more than thirty minutes or so on my knees wiring or joining pipe - then forget it as I feel terrible.
Tore up my right knee in the Military over twenty five years ago plus I ran competitively as a "senior" over 30 years of age for a college team in S. Florida. Now I have a pronounced limp and can tell you with almost 100% accuracy when it's going to rain or when my ex-wife is lurking about.

EagleLandscape
02-05-2009, 04:00 PM
Age of Shiner minus age of A-1 minus maturity age of Boots equals my age.




Fifty Two

I am [(Peter's Age divided by 2) - 2]

Mike Leary
02-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Now I have a pronounced limp and can tell you with almost 100% accuracy when it's going to rain or when my ex-wife is lurking about.

Think about a new career; how about "Festus" and "Grandpappy Amos", they parlayed a limp into great careers.

reb12
02-05-2009, 04:17 PM
I've got to help "Just the Damn Old" Put me down for 61 and holding.

Wet_Boots
02-05-2009, 04:23 PM
I've got to help "Just the Damn Old" Put me down for 61 and holding.No one will believe you unless you can field-strip a brass impact head.

reb12
02-05-2009, 04:30 PM
I don't do installs, just service and repair. My right hand guy loves to dig. I try to stay clean and dry most of the day, but that does not always work. I do get wet and dirty once in a while. But, I have aggressive thread tires on my walker!

txgrassguy
02-05-2009, 06:28 PM
Think about a new career; how about "Festus" and "Grandpappy Amos", they parlayed a limp into great careers.

Not a bad idea for a white boy:drinkup:
To bad the Duke isn't around so I can be in Rio Lobo.

irritation
02-05-2009, 06:32 PM
To bad the Duke isn't around so I can be in Rio Lobo.

I thought it was Rio Bravo.

Wet_Boots
02-05-2009, 06:40 PM
I thought it was Rio Bravo.......or El Dorado. They liked the movie so much, they kept remaking it.

irritation
02-05-2009, 06:54 PM
I wonder if Howard Hawks was suffering from Alzheimer's.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Slow day on lawnsite Eh?

Wet_Boots
02-05-2009, 07:28 PM
Angie Dickinson was mucho caliente as a redhead

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:BA1ECHsjcplIvM:http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m172/jazusamo/JohnWayneRioBravo-1.jpg

irritation
02-05-2009, 07:39 PM
Angie Dickinson was mucho caliente as a redhead



Agreed.

http://wappy.ws/imagenes-articulos/AngieDickinson-HowardHawks-00.jpg

CANADIAN MIKE
02-05-2009, 09:34 PM
Hi, haven't done much posting, I'll be 47 in may.

Wet_Boots
02-05-2009, 09:41 PM
Well, post more often. Lets have some poutine recipes.

DanaMac
02-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Hi, haven't done much posting, I'll be 47 in may.

What's the hold up? Join the party. Drink the Kool-Aid.

bicmudpuppy
02-05-2009, 09:50 PM
........................... Drink the Kool-Aid.

NO NO NO, especially not if its from Colorado!

DanaMac
02-05-2009, 09:52 PM
NO NO NO, especially not if its from Colorado!

Yeah... it's pretty strong Kool-Aid.

Waterit
02-05-2009, 11:33 PM
I'm mixing kool-aid with someone's string trimmer in one of ML's cones.

Yeah, slow day.

irrig8r
02-06-2009, 04:01 AM
Yeah... it's pretty strong Kool-Aid.

I thought Colorado Kool Aid was only 3.2%

Kiril
02-06-2009, 08:28 AM
I thought Colorado Kool Aid was only 3.2%

ROFL ... gotta love the south.

DanaMac
02-06-2009, 08:36 AM
I thought Colorado Kool Aid was only 3.2%

Now that is a pretty good one. Although CO is possibly going to do away with 3.2% booze. Laws were changed for liquor stores, and last July they were able to start being open on Sundays. Now grocery and convenience stores are mad because their 3.2% sales are down over two thirds. So they are petitioning to get full strength into their stores, which would eliminate 3.2.

I don't want to see it. It will hurt a lot of mom and pop liquor stores. I was fine with liquor stores closed on Sundays too.

Our car dealerships are closed Sundays too. anyone else?

Waterit
02-06-2009, 08:55 AM
Car dealers closed Sundays, not like it matters - no one's buying cars.

Not sure about liquor stores, I think they can open at noon on Sunday. I know groceries can't sell beer or wine until noon. Again, not such a big deal, most are fighting off Saturday night until about then anyway:laugh:

bicmudpuppy
02-06-2009, 09:08 AM
I had never heard of the "3.2 flu" until I moved from KY to KS for college. The math works out to almost the exact same amount of alcohol. 3.2% "malt" beer is 3.2% alcohol by WEIGHT. 6% "regular" or "full strength" beer is 6% alcohol by VOLUME. It is/was a way to classify the difference between beer or wine and "hard" liquor. I don't think any of the CO crew here are old enough to answer, but was the drinking age in CO younger, way back when? I missed the cut off for drinking at 18 in KS by just a few months. It never stopped me. My KY DL was different enough they couldn't find my DOB and just let me into the bars anyway. I was 21 before I ever had a liquor store ask me for ID, unless you count that check I tried to write for about $150 of beer and burboun my second year at State :)

The brew 3.2% different than 6% to get/maintain the classification. I never really understood it, but the hangover hurts much worse from 3.2 beer.

DanaMac
02-06-2009, 09:19 AM
I don't think any of the CO crew here are old enough to answer, but was the drinking age in CO younger, way back when?

Yes it was 18 until sometime in the mid 80s or so. I missed the grandfathering in by about 2-3 years. We used to have some 3.2 bars for those between 18-21 during that period. I was able to get into many bars when I was 19 and 20 due to friends or "open back doors".

We had a good hard rock/metal club called DJs that was a 3.2 bar. I was able to make it in once for a concert.

Sprinkus
02-06-2009, 08:54 PM
I'm 46, although my body is more like 56!

AI Inc
02-07-2009, 09:22 AM
Now that is a pretty good one. Although CO is possibly going to do away with 3.2% booze. Laws were changed for liquor stores, and last July they were able to start being open on Sundays. Now grocery and convenience stores are mad because their 3.2% sales are down over two thirds. So they are petitioning to get full strength into their stores, which would eliminate 3.2.

I don't want to see it. It will hurt a lot of mom and pop liquor stores. I was fine with liquor stores closed on Sundays too.

Our car dealerships are closed Sundays too. anyone else?

NH is a retail state, everything is open sundays and holidays.
Sunday shopping along state lines is worth millions per yr for us.

reb12
02-07-2009, 09:28 AM
Come on !!! Let those 60 plus come forth.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-07-2009, 09:39 AM
NH is a retail state, everything is open sundays and holidays.
Sunday shopping along state lines is worth millions per yr for us.

I did that state line stop out of curiosity. Madhouse. If there was ever proof people respond to taxes and non taxes that is it.