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Age game
Ok, so I'm going to finally admit something that has been really difficlt to point out. July 5th is my birthday. I'm not pointing tis out because I want or expect anything but because it's relevent to the game we're going to play. :)

Last night I whipped out the birthday card to get leleth_faery to firmly decide to go to Inferno on Wednesday, She was wavering and I wanted her to join the few of us that are going already. (Let's not talk about the guilt I have over that manipulation for now.)

She asked me how old I was, how old I will be on Thursday. When I told her, she was surprised, mightily or not I don't know. I was blissed out in her lap from head scritches and wasn't able to open my eyes. Hooray for nails, by the way. By the way, getting me to that stae is far to evil. I become all putty like and they (she and Fox) made me say silly things without realizing it.

So! I ask to you people, how old do you think I am? Many of you know, or have some vague notion, and I want to know what you'd say. To help in the most infuriating way possible, I can say that no one has ever guessed correctly, or even closely assuming for a standard deviation of about 2 years - which seems to be the case - where one standard deviation out from center contains roughly 70% of the population surveyed. :)

Now, no fair looking at back entries or my user info (from which I deleted the date you cheaters). Just assign me an age and try to explain your reasons why you chose that. I'm curious.

I'm going to raid the free goodies in the Prairie Crest commons. Seems it was left unlocked. If someone actually needs or wants me today, I'll be in the Verona apartment for the next few hours doing laundry with the occasional interlude to check email when I get boed watching Gilmore Girls. If you come by, scream for me in the attached parking lot. No buzzer but I have the windows open.

Edit: I forgot to note that my cell phone is dead and I'm without my charger. Thus the weird lengths to reach me.

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crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
24. Why? Because I just turned that on June 11th. :-P Also, you graduated with Katie and she's 24.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
28. Because that seems older than I think that you are and, as you said, no one ever guesses correctly.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
You graduated before me. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's kinda like cheating. :P
crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, it's logic. :)
kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: July 2nd, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, this is why I wasn't going to play.
techdragon From: techdragon Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd say about 23. Enought to be out of college and get the job you got but still younger than most people would consider. Most people over age people. I've seen you at over 21 parties ... :)
evilevi From: evilevi Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should make him guess how old you are without looking at your userinfo. You are someone whose age always surprises me when I think about it.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm terrible at age guessing.
ohsochewy From: ohsochewy Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing that you're turning 24.

homullus is turning presidentially-eligible on July 5th. And a guy we met on Jeopardy with the same birthday is actually airing on his birthday as well :)
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems this game was too easy for everyone!

That's a good way to celebrate a birthday. :)
evilevi From: evilevi Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I first saw you in my office I would have guessed 25 or 26. I think that's my standard guess for anyone who seems somewhat young but not too young and is around the age of several of the guys on my team, so I tend to think of it as the average age at our workplace. It's also around the age of my little sister, so that may be why it's my standard for people who seem younger than I. Plus I found you very attractive and there's some weird thing in my brain that makes me think all attractive people must be older than my little sister.

I must mention that shortcakeness was surprised yesterday when I mentioned how old I am, and I discovered that I have finally gotten to the point where I'm not annoyed if people think I'm younger than 30,
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a really odd standard. I generally don't factor family into anything regarding one's attractiveness. hehe
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't have guessed you were 30 until you said so. That's got to have its bonuses, doesn't it?

Age is a funny thing though. I felt quite young yesterday with all you old folks around :-P
ladymeshel From: ladymeshel Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would guess you are turning 24 because I know you are out of school and have worked at Epic for a while. Judging from what you write here, I think you act your age.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what does the way I write say about me then, I wonder. Am I acting juvenile or mature or neither?
ladymeshel From: ladymeshel Date: July 2nd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neither really. It just seems like you are still figuring out a lot of stuff and there is nothing wrong with that. You are also at the age where you don't realize how much you don't know.
From: que_emocionante Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
i know how old you are anyway, but i do also think you act your age.
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abmann From: abmann Date: July 2nd, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: July 3rd, 2006 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I know the answer to this question. I understand why its so hard for people to guess. Feasting off of virgin blood for all of these centuries, coupled with your new-found love of health, fitness, and other gastly things, has left you looking trim, vibrant, and ready to to take on the world.
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: July 3rd, 2006 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
00010111 going on to 00011000

HB, btw.
fencert From: fencert Date: July 3rd, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
While I often guess too high in the age game, assuming that people will be closer to my age than they really are, in your case I will temper this because I remember you saying something about feeling terribly young or some such. Plus, everyone else seems to be guessing 24. I'd guess 25 withouth their input, but with it I guess I'd say 24, just so I can be another lemming.
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