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sergey (X)
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Sep 9, 2006

well, in proz.com terms, of courseicon_smile.gif

i caught myself on a couple of occasions checking other proz.com users' numbers to see if they were any 'older' than me, my no. 1855.

please, if you are anywhere close to my proz.com 'age' or 'older' i would like to hear from youicon_smile.gif would be nice to share experiencesicon_smile.gif as i kinda feel 'old', 'lonely' and 'abandoned'icon_smile.gif ...


 

Sara Noss  Identity Verified
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help the aged. Sep 9, 2006

I think we need to make an appeal for assistance in this matter via the BBC, right after "Songs of Praise".

Don't worry Sergey, you are only as old as the last ProZ question you answer.

Saraicon_wink.gif
Middle-aged in Proz years.


 

sergey (X)
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36800 is a nice round number :-) Sep 10, 2006

how did you manage that? or shall i say:
which spell did you useicon_smile.gif ?

but you are still a youngster, kostyanaya nogaicon_wink.gif
how is your izbushka doing?

PS
bbc, heyicon_smile.gif ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A823402


Babayaga wrote:

Saraicon_wink.gif
Middle-aged in Proz years.


 

Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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Proz age and real age Sep 10, 2006

I can't remember how old I am in proz terms, though the column on the left may supply this information? In "real terms" I am rising 62 and will no doubt continue to churn out translations until I can afford to retire or get hauled away, whichever comes first!
Can anyone beat 62?


 

sergey (X)
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you are 14785, Barnaby :-) Sep 10, 2006

if you click on your profile your number will show in the http field.

that's 12930 registrations younger than meicon_smile.gif according to my calculator - meaning 12930 people registered between you and me.

i wouldn't dare to suggest a thread discussing real ageicon_smile.gif 62 is a good age thoughicon_smile.gif you will find you are young in your real age too on proz.com judging from my long standing observationsicon_smile.gif

Barnaby Capel-Dunn wrote:

Can anyone beat 62?


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Calendar, calendar on the wall, who is the oldest of them all? Sep 10, 2006

Beat 62? No problem! I am 75, have been translating since 1953 and freelancing since 1965. I'm not quite as "old" as Sergey though; my ProZ number is 8364. But I seem to remember someone saying recently that he was 76...

[Edited at 2006-09-10 08:47]


 

sergey (X)
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oh, thanks a lot, Jack ... Sep 10, 2006

Jack Doughty wrote:
I'm not quite as "old" as Sergey though; my ProZ number is 8364.


yes, i thought of you when i was replying to Barnaby about the real age, thinking 62 was quite young...

but you are still 6509 registrations younger than me...


 

Pnina
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Congratulations! Sep 10, 2006

Jack Doughty wrote:

Beat 62? No problem! I am 75, have been translating since 1953 and freelancing since 1965. I'm not quite as "old" as Sergey though; my ProZ number is 8364. But I seem to remember someone saying recently that he was 76...

[Edited at 2006-09-10 08:47]


I think that old age is an asset. The book "Life and how to sruvive it" has come to my mind, because it deals with healthy behaviour in the different aspects of life. Its writers are Robin Skynner and John Cleese. They approached the subject with lightness of touch.

How do you keep sound in body and mind? Can you give us some tips?
I wish you many more birthdays filled with joy, hope, and aspiration.


 

Roger Johnson
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that motivates me Sep 10, 2006

I`m 43 and was just chatting with one of my peers who is 41. Feeling kind of old, I just found this posting. This is too cool! And congradulations to the 75 year old translator. His statement really motivates me!

 

texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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Congratulations Jack! Sep 10, 2006

Pnina wrote:
I wish you many more birthdays filled with joy, hope, and aspiration.


Wishing you the same!icon_smile.gif


 

Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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You're all right, Jack! Sep 10, 2006

...and I feel like a spring chicken! Where did you get that distinguished-looking cap from?

 

Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sergey Sep 10, 2006

... for your kind words. I just wish I were as yooung as you look! Any relation to a certain Mr Brin by any chance?

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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To cap Barnaby's posting... Sep 10, 2006

The cap is just a soft cloth cap as worn by fishermen etc., but it is what is known in the RAF as a "bashed bull", in that I have added a prop in the front, held in place by the badge, and slashed the peak back down from its original near-horizontal position. I learned the gentle art of "bull-bashing" as an aircraft apprentice at RAF Halton in the 1940s.
Here is a more extreme example, which began life as a standard RAF peaked cap.
Bashbull3.JPG

Are you any relation to Miss Joan Hunter-Dunn, who was so much admired by the poet John Betjeman?


[Edited at 2006-09-11 11:46]


 

sergey (X)
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Mr Brin like Mr Google (aka its founder?) Sep 10, 2006

Barnaby Capel-Dunn wrote:

Any relation to a certain Mr Brin by any chance?


nah, me just a plain lower-case sergeyicon_smile.gif

sergey is quite a popular russian name, so i am not surprised mr brin is also sergey. there is also sergey rachmaninov, sergey prokofiev to name but a few...

thanks for complimenting on my photo though, it's only a month or so oldicon_smile.gif, but i am not telling my real age, sorry - way too old icon_smile.gif


 

Galina F
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:) Sep 11, 2006

I felt myself a real baby:-P 111662

to Jack Doughty: a wonderful cap:)


 
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