What To Do When You Turn 50 Today?

@minx267 (11110)
Hartford, Connecticut
February 22, 2017 1:19am CST
I hate even thinking about it. I am a half century old today. I don't have a lot planned. I took the day off from work. I DO plan on going out to eat. but still not 100% sure where. Maybe I should take myself to the movies. Anyone have any ideas? How should one celebrate becoming ancient?
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@JolietJake (48437)
• Olney, Illinois
22 Feb 17
Well, I'll tell ya...I can't tell ya. I'm sure I did somethin' a few years back when I crossed over into ancienthood, but my damn memory is so bad I can't remember what it was, Either that, or it was so horrible I blocked it from my mind. The worst part is feeling old but still not being eligible for 'senior discounts' yet.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
I hear ya on that one... The memory isn't what it used to be here either.. and I hear AARP has some discounts that start at 50. going to check into it.. lol
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• Philippines
22 Feb 17
Celebrate it with friends and family. I would suggest to go to movies too... But it isn't celebrate that way. Living that long should be thankful to God and enjoy it with people you love.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
Yes I am planning to go out to dinner and bring my good friend and roommate and my baby brother too. :)
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@Fishmomma (11524)
• United States
17 Mar 17
That was a lot of years ago. I'm a senior, so am using that as an excuse. Hope it was a great birthday.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
17 Mar 17
lol. It was pretty good. Hey, I can get an AARP card now.. lol
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@Fishmomma (11524)
• United States
17 Mar 17
@minx267 They do offer some discounts and have used mine. I really like saving money.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
17 Mar 17
@Fishmomma That is what I have heard. I haven't signed up yet.. I should go do that.
@Sreekala (20424)
• India
22 Feb 17
First of all Happy Birthday to you. Aging is natural and every one must accept the fact. But once you, yourself reach there you understand that 50 is not that much aged. After all, those are just numbers
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
so very true.... thank you!
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@Sreekala (20424)
• India
22 Feb 17
@minx267 stay blessed and enjoy your day.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
@Sreekala Thank you!
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@jstory07 (64064)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb 17
Go some place fun. Fifty is still young. Have a good day and treat your self to something nice. You deserve it.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
I'm so boring most of the time.. I can't think of anything fun.. lol I am not one for pampering myself either.. but I do like a good Prime Rib dinner :)
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@jstory07 (64064)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb 17
@minx267 Go somewhere nice and have a prme rib dinner.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
@jstory07 I just might do that.. I am going to get something I enjoy today!
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Feb 17
Happy Birthday to you! I always say that since it is my Birthday I should either be taken out and pampered or I should do what I want on that day. I hope you figure out how you want to celebrate it @minx267 :)
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Feb 17
Thanks I did. it was a pretty good day!
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Feb 17
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@silvermist (18079)
• India
22 Feb 17
@minx267 You are a young 50.Go for that Prime rib dinner and movie.May be even a favorite ice cream too.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
MMMM , Ice Cream.. now you're talking!
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@silvermist (18079)
• India
22 Feb 17
@minx267 Yes,I thought you would love that.
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@youless (88990)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 17
Today 50 years old is still a young age. You shall enjoy it well. Have a good meal, go out and then have a good rest after that.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
That sounds like a plan!! especially the rest afterward!
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@youless (88990)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 17
@minx267 I like to have a peaceful birthday as the celebration
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• United States
10 Mar 17
i got til 2019..people tell me i should do something,but i have no idea what. maybe i'll rent a room somewhere for a day so i can have peace and quiet. ..on second thought,that wouldn't work.they'd probably destroy the house while i was gone.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar 17
I didn't do anything particularly special just a Meal on my Birthday, a meal with more family a couple days later, and A breakfast with my aunt the following week.. so I got to celebrate it for a week
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
2 Mar 17
Happy very belated 50th! I hope you did have a very nice day on your 50th birthday!
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
2 Mar 17
Why, Thank you!.. and yes. it was quite good.. it lasted a few days actually.. I had dinner with my brother and my 2 roommates and best friends... on my actually birthday. then on the weekend my step father and brother (and his girlfriend took me out to eat again for lunch.. and I had leftovers so I got to enjoy more birthday meals for a couple days!! :)
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@ridingbet (43731)
• Philippines
25 Feb 17
well, i am ancient too, but i believe we 'ancients' are seasoned in our own right. i am listening to the television series that i always watch. i drive the car, and if there is a good movie, i watch it on TV. in that case too, let us enjoy our time being 'ancient yet active and beautiful'.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
25 Feb 17
That's the plan. Live life one day at a time!
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@PainsOnSlate (19902)
• Canada
22 Feb 17
You are just getting into your best ever 10 years, I loved my 50's, life was good and now much older I wish i was 50 again... Be grateful you are alive, healthy and have a job, a lot of people can't say that. Happy Birthday!
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Feb 17
Thanks. That is true.
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
22 Feb 17
I with JJ at the one..I was sitting here thinking about it and I can't remember what I did when I turned 50. My mind is blank!! lol Going out to eat and the movies sounds like a great idea. You aren't old. You still have lots of good years in ya get!! Go out have fun and enjoy!! Welcome to the 50s club!! Happy birthday!
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Feb 17
thanks... I don't know if I made it a particularly memorable one.. but it was good.. it ended up being a few hours at the casino and Dinner.. but I get another Birthday meal tomorrow. so it's more like a Birthday Weekend!
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@JohnRoberts (49110)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb 17
Just wait until you are staring the six-O in the face.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Feb 17
Uh oh... We'll see if I get there.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
22 Feb 17
I used to go to the beach for years. I was working away and i normally celebrate it alone that way. I just stay up late until dawn -- watch the stars, drink a few after a sumptuous dinner and wait for the sunrise. Happy Birthday.
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
That sounds Awesome!
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• Portugal
22 Feb 17
We make it easy on ourselves. We don't celebrate birthdays, ever. That way if for some reason we become poor, the kids won't have expectations. We also don't have to worry about spending money on parties, or who remembered to wish us and get us a gift etc. What we do is celebrate every single day that we are still breathing. I woke up today, then it's a great day. Who cares how old we are? Go out and enjoy some nature. Oh and you are not ancient yet. Wait until you get to your 80's at least for that. Happy Birthday and enjoy your life!
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@minx267 (11110)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Feb 17
Well, I don't throw parties.. I do work a job that is 365 days, So I often have to work on holidays so I always take my birthday off from work because that is my one holiday I do get to celebrate. And by celebrate i mean I usually go out to dinner with a few members of my family. With the Big 5-0.. I figure i should do something a little MORE..... I might not make it to my 80's so for me ... I'm thinking 50's are getting pretty high up there. :)
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