Am I the only young one here?

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haha, so theres a lack of entries in the HKM Spring Battle contest for High Schoolers... I mean I kinda expected more teens (and kids too) to stumble upon this forum since Jake Shimabukuro has inspired a couple people at my school..
 

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Is 25 young? I think I'm young. I hope I'm young. Please let me be young.
 

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My high school is higher than your high school. Thanks for this thread.
 

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I'm young too. Ask my 80 year old mother. Whenever she gets mad at me, she calls me "Youngin". So, I guess depending on perspective, 50 is young.. ;)

Speaking of which. I was at my daughter's high school a couple weeks ago for one of her basketball games. At the door, there were 3 or 4 high school boys standing outside the front door. One plinking around with a Uke. I stopped to listen. He sort of clammed up so I told him to keep playing, I also play and would love to hear some more. He opened up and started talking about it, and playing a bit more. The boys ended up following me back to my truck (yeah, sounds creepy I guess, hahhah). I opened my truck and sat there in the seat, while they stood around the open door as I broke out one of my ukes (I just happen to have one with me). They all gaggled over my uke (proud moment for me) and me and the other boy started to jam together for a bit. A few minuted later my daughter came out (the game was about to start) to find out where I dissapeered to, and the boys turned to her in suprise and said to my daughter, "Casey, I didn't know your Dad was so cool!!!", hahhah.. She was embarrased for a second, then stood tall and proud and told them, "Yeah, in White Pigeon, all the kids call him Uke Man (We live in a neighboring town from the daughter's high school). So, we played for a few more minutes, then I had to run in to watch the daughter's game. Cool moment.
 

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I'm young too. Ask my 80 year old mother. Whenever she gets mad at me, she calls me "Youngin". So, I guess depending on perspective, 50 is young.. ;)

Speaking of which. I was at my daughter's high school a couple weeks ago for one of her basketball games. At the door, there were 3 or 4 high school boys standing outside the front door. One plinking around with a Uke. I stopped to listen. He sort of clammed up so I told him to keep playing, I also play and would love to hear some more. He opened up and started talking about it, and playing a bit more. The boys ended up following me back to my truck (yeah, sounds creepy I guess, hahhah). I opened my truck and sat there in the seat, while they stood around the open door as I broke out one of my ukes (I just happen to have one with me). They all gaggled over my uke (proud moment for me) and me and the other boy started to jam together for a bit. A few minuted later my daughter came out (the game was about to start) to find out where I dissapeered to, and the boys turned to her in suprise and said to my daughter, "Casey, I didn't know your Dad was so cool!!!", hahhah.. She was embarrased for a second, then stood tall and proud and told them, "Yeah, in White Pigeon, all the kids call him Uke Man (We live in a neighboring town from the daughter's high school). So, we played for a few more minutes, then I had to run in to watch the daughter's game. Cool moment.
Hello Uke Man Tudorp,
That was a nice moment I am sure. Everyone who lives around the Great Lakes are Cool, especially in February.
1931jim
 

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The wife told me I been going through my midlife crisis for 10 years. About 10 years ago, I started collecting "vintage" toys from my youth, and more recent, vintage bubble gum machines from my youth (I was always facinated by bubble gum machines as a kid).

But I have her blessing, because says most guys going through it chases young girls and buys sports cars, mine is less stressful and much cheaper.. hahhah
 

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No, they say "Getting Down", no wait, that was the 70's. Getting "Jiggy widdit", no wait, that was the 80's. They say, "Just chillin", no wait, that was the 90's. I think it's called "Hookin up" now?
 

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No, they say "Getting Down", no wait, that was the 70's. Getting "Jiggy widdit", no wait, that was the 80's. They say, "Just chillin", no wait, that was the 90's. I think it's called "Hookin up" now?
Hey Good lookin'
Whatcha got cookin'
How about hookin' up with me.
Another time......50's.........I really must get new songs to sing. HaHa!!
PS: Apologies to any Hank fans and the proper words. Cookin' something up with me.
 
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Your dating yourself.. lol.. My wife gets a kick out of it when I play "I like peanut budda, I like toast and Jam... " Ops.. Did I date myself too? lol


Hey Good lookin'
Whatcha got cookin'
How about hookin' up with me.
Another time......50's.........I really must get new songs to sing. HaHa!!
PS: Apologies to any Hank fans and the proper words. Cookin' something up with me.
 

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Yes you are young on UU. Had a thread about avg age and the 30+ won with a lot at the 40+ but at the same time, the young guns are probably playing more then checking out UU.