I’m 56, female and love my Dachshund. I was married for 36 years and I’ve been alone for a little while now and I’m looking for some one to chat with online. I’m rather shy and don’t know how to start a conversation. Once the “hello how are you” is done I am at a loss for words. So, I thought I would try this forum. Maybe help find myself again?
l joined yesterday and managed to put some wildlife photos on, but to day was hoping to have ago at chatting to members but can't seem to work out how!! if l go to chat need to know someone first which l don't, but the others are subjects which is ok but not sure what subject as yet to talk about, is there away where you can just look in on chats and jump in and chat, like some other groups l've seen? please help thanks yassy
Recently widowed, female, 63 yrs, Reno, Nv, Avid reader, love to travel, Have always been fond of England, Lived at Weathersfield AFB for 3 years where Dad was stationed, remember the Ban the Bomb Demonstrations, fish and chips in newspaper. Looking to discuss any and all topics,
I've recently joined up and thought it was about time to say hi to everyone and introduce myself .. I'm a 63 year old married man with a passion for information technology and everything to do with it. Since leaving the IT industry I have continued to keep myself up to date with hardware and software. My main hobby is donating my computer's idle time to science projects for the benefit of science and humanity to help cure diseases such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson's, Zika, Malaria and AIDS. I do this through an organisation called BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC, pronounced /bɔɪŋk/ – rhymes with "oink"). I came to get to know BOINC in the late 1900's when I discovered SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) and started to use their 'SETI screensaver' on my old big CRT computer screen. I have since then become a member of a Team associated with BOINC called Team Gridcoin who through the miracle of the 'block-chain' allow me to earn a crypto currency called Gridcoin which helps me to defray my computer's electricity expenses . If anyone should wish to discuss my hobby and/or crypto currency 'block-chain' related matters please contact me. I also, as a community service (for a minimal fee), tutor people my age, older and younger, on computers. I do this on line and on a one to one basis in their homes (in my local area), so maybe if you've got a computer problem/worry I might be able to help. Anyway that's me in a 'nutshell' at the moment ..
Hi all..... Well, it had to happen, no getting away from it..........I am now.......FIFTY!! And do I care - no I certainly do not! I think in this day and age, unlike previous generations, hitting fifty is no big deal - and so it shouldn't be!! We have the experience, the knowledge and the wisdom that these youngsters just don't have! Although saying that, I may be fifty, but nobody has told my brain that yet.....!! I have been quite lucky in one way - I am the same weight now as I was thirty years ago. It runs in the family - one of those annoying people who eats like a horse but stays the same weight! I don't really drink which helps (though I have my moments), the only bane of my life is smoking. I use e-cigarettes, but I don't believe that they are much better for you, just the lesser of two evils. But going to wean myself of them and read the (in)famous Allan Carr book on how to stop smoking. I used it before and gave up, but....well, you know.... :o) Anyway, I am looking at career choices for fifty-plus peeps like myself and found this site through Google. It looked interesting so thought I would sign up - so here I am!!
Hello, I'm new here, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Yvonne and I have just turned 50 on 25/09 and been having a crisis over it, until the day before my birthday and suddenly I was embracing it and looking forward to it, I keep saying I've been liberated (lol) but how liberated you can be when you're caring for an ageing parent on your own I don't know.. Anyhow if I can't get to the world I'm going to bring the world to me, and finding this site has certainly helped me make my first steps..