This has been an interesting post to follow in such a miscellaneous forum. I have enjoyed it gratefully, not knowing who was here to interact with.
Many thanks to pdykie for starting the conversation. As for the comments by DarkJade and ardpete, I really liked the observations about the transitions between the 20's and the 30's. I can say DarkJade has a bit of an edge on what the 30's may be like, with the exception that it is a sad fact that this age brings about much greater responsibility. Unfortunately, I was pushed into tremendous amounts of responsibility even in my 20's because of the fact that I met and married a woman who went after only what she wanted and left the rest to me. Fortunately, we are no longer. Unfortunately, most of the best moments of my life have been wasted and used up by her. Now I am 36 -- looking down the business end of a loaded barrel that is 40. And thus I strongly dislike birthdays.
And at last, may I say that I look forward to visiting DarkJade's site and perhaps even having a dialogue with her. I also know another person who's name is Jade, from my involvement in LiveJournal. She and I are close, however, she lives in the U.K., but I can at least call and text her. Regardless, I have encouraged her to continue to post to her journal site Temporarily lost at sea.
Okay, that is all.