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Knowing Me, Knowing You - A-ha!

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  • 14-03-2007 9:55am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭


    I thought that I'd kick off a kind of "get to know you" thread where we can post a little about ourselves & our age/lifestyle-related "afflictions".

    Here goes...

    Me - I'm 38, married to Mrs Billy with 2 boys (HB Jr I - 4½ years & HB Jr II - 4 weeks).

    Hair:
    I started receding from the temples around 12 years ago - this has since stablised & doesn't appear to be getting any worse.
    However, I'm starting to get a bit thin at the crown over the past year.

    Gut:
    Waist size: 34"
    Things that affect my belly:
    Guinness, fine wines, home-made curries, sitting on my hoop too much.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,399 ✭✭✭✭r3nu4l


    Hey, congrats on the birth of HB Jr II :)

    I'm 32 in July - getting married in July (about time, I've been with Mrs. r3nu4l for 8 years!).

    Hair:
    Balding from the front, going backwards towards the crown since I was about 20 :)

    Gut:
    Waist 32", no real beer belly, just not toned. Once wedding is over, joining the local gym, I've even been for the tour and got the leaflets just to show willing :D

    I like Guinness, good malt scotch, and also home-made curry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,382 ✭✭✭petes


    Right.

    I'm 27 on the 4th of next month and single.

    Hair

    Started to receed at about 18-19. Basically bald now at this stage. Hair grows at the back and sides but nt that much. Anying that grows at the top of my head is sparse and feels fluffy.

    For the above reasons I shave with a mach 3.

    Gut

    Waist 32" (Who am I kidding, its 34"). Beer belly is not too noticeable depending on clothes worn and I'm 6'5. Recently someone said to me "Getting a bit of a pot there pete".

    Drink Guinness and eat loads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,375 ✭✭✭padser


    Im 22

    Although my GF delights in telling me that I have a bald patch its complete and utter Cr@p. I'm one of those lucky people who genetically, have very little chance of going bald or suffering with a receding hair line..


    I do however have a beer gut....which I think qualifies me for this forum???


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,247 ✭✭✭✭6th


    Ok - 29, married to Mrs. 6th for nearly four years now and r3nu4l I beat you as I was with her 10 years before popping the question ;)

    Hair: As soon as it started going 8 years ago I started to shave it ...


    Gut: I dont actually drink beer but I've been eating crap for years, it started to go on while I was working in a shop but I plan on losing alot of it this year. At 5'6" and very stocky I can carried the 34" waist with out too much trouble.

    Oh and with kiddy number two arriving in early july and No.1 turning 3 at the end of July what hair I have left should either be grey or gone by about September!


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 35,943 Mod ✭✭✭✭dr.bollocko


    OK you cant call a 34" Waist a beer gut! I'd call that skinny!
    This is a beer gut!

    Things that increase my beerish guttishness are: beer of all types.
    I love beer. Beer is my mistress. I love the sound of a can or bottle opening. I love the clink it makes when I buy it. I love slowly pouring it. I love the first sip through a sturdy head. I love all types, tastes, flavours and colours of beer. I'm a beeraholic. and its ****ing great.

    I also live close to far too many chippies, chineses, indians, and every kinda handy bad for you takeaway that there is.

    I also get paid to watch telly. Yup... there aint no hope for me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,247 ✭✭✭✭6th


    Ah see the 34 is what my jeans are and they get tucked under the gut .... I dare not measure around the equator.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭Robbo


    23, Single.

    The hairline started creeping upwards about 2 years ago and seems to have stopped for the moment. However, it's started to thin out on top. Strangely, the hair thing doesn't really run in the family too much.

    The gut proudly protrudes like a soldier standing to attention at a...giant...cup of tea. It appreciates the broad spectrum of beers from fine weissbier down to 7 euro "bricks" of Tuborg. It likes to be fed on the burgers from Galway's finest, Costello's Kebabhaus, when I'm back home.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,831 ✭✭✭Slow Motion


    38 going on about twelve, single but seeing the other half for about six months now.

    Hair

    Been thinning for years so I keep it to a no 1 so nobody will notice.
    One of my favourite quotes.. "Hair is only something that supports your hat until your ears take up the weight"

    Waist

    32. Of course that's under the beergut. It's getting smaller though as my new job involves a lot of walking:( . I am however trying to top it up every weekend with plenty of beer (any kind really except Smithwicks) and special fried rice.:o


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭OldmanMondeo


    Hi, my name is OldmanMondeo, Im 35 and I am going bald and have a beer belly

    Hair.
    On it's way and has been for the last number of years. Couldn't be arsed to hide it or shave my head.

    Belly.
    After spending my teenage years competiting in sport, I sucembed to beer when I reach the 18. It was however no until my mid to late twenties that I started to grow my belly. I do sometimes thing that it is not in fact a beer belly, but just the muscle from my teenage years gone flabby.... My main vise would have been the black stuff, but now adays I stick to wiskey


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,831 ✭✭✭Slow Motion


    I do sometimes thing that it is not in fact a beer belly, but just the muscle from my teenage years gone flabby.... My main vise would have been the black stuff, but now adays I stick to wiskey


    Ah Yes.. we've all used that one :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,212 ✭✭✭✭Tom Dunne


    Me: married, 33 years old, no kids.

    Hair

    Well, see attached. It's funny - I was looking at some pictures of me in my 20's the other night and I had a hair resembling an Afro. Oh what a difference 10 years makes.

    Waist

    34" with a slight overhang. It was much worse (quote: "cuddly"), but now that I am walking more it appears to have receded somewhat.

    Edit: I didn't realise I looked so demonic in that photo.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,413 ✭✭✭HashSlinging


    Me: married, 33 years old, two kids.

    Hair

    black/grey loads of it, its a mess most of the time.

    Waist

    36" with an overhang. It was worse when my wife was preggers (I was trying to keep up with her bump failed though)

    This is a good yin to the fitness forums "try harder" yang. :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,926 ✭✭✭trout


    fessin' up time

    36, married to mrs trout for 10 years, with her 5 years before that

    3 little trouts, 6,4, and 1 (two girls, one boy).

    beer gut is 40" around the equator, actually very worried about that ... expanding rapidly due to hiatus in rugby career, and a never ending delight in beers, curries, burgers, pizzas ... you name it, i'll eat it.

    hair has been sparse on top for last 5 years, and is starting to accelerate ... usually disguise it with a 2 or 3 blade ... next stage is the kojak look

    edit : looks a little 'whispy' today


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭Ruu_Old


    25, married 3 years in May, no kids

    Hair: rapidly receeding at the front, keep it tight. Maybe I'll let it grow and have enough for a comb over.

    Waist: 30, been like that for years. I don't put on much weight and don't drink alkeyhol *runs out the door with face covered* :)


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 35,943 Mod ✭✭✭✭dr.bollocko


    Ruu wrote:
    I don't put on much weight and don't drink alkeyhol *runs out the door with face covered* :)
    OUT!!!!
    OUT RIGHT NOW!!!!!
    You know where the door is.
    Your stance on drinking sickens me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,399 ✭✭✭✭r3nu4l


    Your stance on drinking sickens me.

    Don't mind him Ruu, it's just the beer talking :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 41,926 ✭✭✭✭_blank_


    27 - girlfriend is 24.

    Hair
    Receding rapidly since I was about 18, from the front to the back, and around the crown.

    Waist
    36/37 with a bit of overhang

    Things that affect my belly
    Pint bottles of Guinness - gassy goodness
    Bulmers
    Becks Vier
    Jim Beam and Coke
    Bacardi and Coke
    Jaegermeister
    Charlies I, II, III and IV Chinese resstaurants after a night out
    Iskanders
    Zaytoon
    Chips
    Cashews
    Coke
    Ribena non-toothkind


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,541 ✭✭✭Heisenberg.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 254 ✭✭Baraboo


    44 Married to Mrs. Boo for the last 19 years


    Hair receding at the front with the odd grey wispy bit thrown in, with what my children refer to as "The alien landing pad" or "crop circle" at the crown

    3 Children - 12 13 and 16

    Bear gut rather than Beer gut - 40inch with overhang.... I win I win..Ha Ha Ha.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,515 ✭✭✭✭admiralofthefleet


    26

    Hair
    not receding one bit but rapidly going grey around the sides

    waist
    38" with a decent beer gut hanging over it


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,910 ✭✭✭✭RoundyMooney


    Ruu wrote:
    Maybe I'll let it grow and have enough for a comb over.

    For the love of Cthulu, No!!! :eek:

    Anyway, Roundy here, 5' 10", 30 summers, one daughter, a bump that promises to morph into another daughter (apparently)in mid July, and a 32" waist that cradles a small but ever growing bump of my own. Oh, and no hair to speak of. At all.

    /takes a seat


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭Bazzy


    24 in relationship for past 4 years

    hair


    is going from front to back still spike it at the front hanging onto that at least!!
    will be gone by 30 i'd say

    Belly
    36" for comfort but i wear a 34 normally. Done the unmentionable and measured around the equator this evening put it this way it was over 40 AAAAH!!!


    Pleasures in life include

    Guinness
    Bulmers pint bottles
    Long neck miller * sipping now as i type!

    Chicken szechaun
    Kebabs only chilli sauce MmM
    Chips
    Pizza
    Jumbo breakfast rolls

    Thats me! Glad to be part of this forum

    We will have to do up ID cards!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,515 ✭✭✭✭admiralofthefleet


    Bazzy wrote:
    Jumbo breakfast rolls

    2 eggs 2 sausage 2 rashers 2 bacon 2 pudding 1 black 1 white, all stacked like a tower.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,399 ✭✭✭✭r3nu4l


    2 eggs 2 sausage 2 rashers 2 bacon 2 pudding 1 black 1 white, all stacked like a tower.....

    ...on top of each other and rouled (rolled) up good an' tight :D

    A new BGRH theme song? :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,515 ✭✭✭✭admiralofthefleet


    r3nu4l wrote:
    ...on top of each other and rouled (rolled) up good an' tight :D

    A new BGRH theme song? :D

    excellent idea, that has to be the theme tune to this forum, is there any way it can play when the forum opens


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭Bazzy


    if your having some tea there's milk over there you'll find sugar in a bowl

    Says she do u want some sauce on that says i, I do in my roll!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,910 ✭✭✭✭RoundyMooney


    I think I'm going to like it here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭Sofaspud


    I am but a wee 19 year old, the baby of the board.

    Hair
    My hair is currently long and curly, but if it were short it would be noticeably creeping towards the back of my skull. My dad's bald, and I've accepted this as my fate.

    Belly
    My waist is either 32 or 34, I can't remember and I couldn't be arsed checking. There is also quite a substantial amount of overhang.

    Pleasures
    When in Pubs, I'm a Heineken drinker. At home, however, it's Fink Brau all the way for me, which is bought in boxes of 24 bottles for €11 in Lidl.

    "But how do you open them?" you may ask. "Surely you'd have to lean, reach, or even *shudder* STAND to open the bottles?"

    FEAR NOT, for I am the proud bearer of the greatest invention ever.

    I am also at the brilliant age at which I can still get away with buying sweets from a shop without being judged. These are one of my guilty pleasures in life, and I attribute my waist entirely to the copious amount of Sherbet Strawberries I consumed as a child.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭The Hill Billy


    Sofaspud wrote:
    I am but a wee 19 year old, the baby of the board.

    Hair
    My hair is currently long and curly, but if it were short it would be noticeably creeping towards the back of my skull. My dad's bald, and I've accepted this as my fate.
    Belly
    My waist is either 32 or 34, I can't remember and I couldn't be arsed checking. There is also quite a substantial amount of overhang.

    Pleasures
    When in Pubs, I'm a Heineken drinker. At home, however, it's Fink Brau all the way for me, which is bought in boxes of 24 bottles for €11 in Lidl.

    "But how do you open them?" you may ask. "Surely you'd have to lean, reach, or even *shudder* STAND to open the bottles?"

    FEAR NOT, for I am the proud bearer of the greatest invention ever.

    I am also at the brilliant age at which I can still get away with buying sweets from a shop without being judged. These are one of my guilty pleasures in life, and I attribute my waist entirely to the copious amount of Sherbet Strawberries I consumed as a child.

    The Force is strong with this one. :cool:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭J.S. Pill


    Salut,

    25 next month

    Hair

    In college I had a beautiful crown of long flowing hair then God, with his peverse and ironic sense of humour, decided to afflict me with the terrible burden or receding hair. Oh I used to be pretty once. God, you're vindictive c**t.

    Belly

    6 pack - started working out when my hair started falling out to compensate for my new-found ugliness!

    pleasures

    I still drinks beer of course but mostly on the weekends and I'm a friend of the gang-y


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