Posted by: JennyRain | April 22, 2010

Only for 18-29 year olds

Day three of my week of Fluffer-nutter (sort of )

Three years ago, my church in GA started an 18-29 year old class.

My Pastors there had a heart to reach out to the younger community so they masterminded some really creative ways to reach out.

I was involved.


In my mind, maybe.

The plan was to reach out to the younger community by calling all of the 18-29 year olds who had ever visited Lakeside.

My worship Pastor told me about the plan.

“Isn’t it cool?” Michael said, “We are going to reach out and target all of the 18-29 year olds and create some groups just for them!”

“It is cool!” I said, “But I just have one question for you.”

“Shoot,” he said.

“How come no one called me?”

I was thirty-six.

Michael looked at me dumfounded.

I was dead serious.

“Seriously, how come I never got a call?” I inquired.

Michael was trying so hard to laugh he started to giggle-snort out of his nose. Finally he doubled over he was laughing so hard.

“You’re not 18-29 Jenny,” he said.

“Huh? Well, yeah I am,” I said.

I was still serious.

He roared and doubled-over laughing.

“Ah, Jenny, you are thirty-six,” Michael said between giggles.

“Oh yeah,” I said.

But I was not convinced.

True story. Not one of my brighter moments.

There are still days I think I’m still in the 18-29 age bracket.





  1. I do that! I got ‘stuck’ at 17 and refuse to move πŸ˜€

  2. That’s funny. I guess we’re only as old as we feel. If that’s the case, I’m 90, but that’s another story. πŸ˜‰

  3. they never called me either and I am in that bracket. HA!

  4. Everytime I think I’m 29 someone on American Idol mentions they were born in the 80s and I get a little jolt.

  5. What, you mean we don’t get a permanent “29” age stamp? I thought actually claiming to be the years after that were optional. hmm

  6. It’s a know fact that women stop at 29.

    Men, of course reach their maturity peak much earlier. We level off at around 14.

    • as Sarah Palin would say, “Youuuu Betchaa guy!!” πŸ™‚

  7. ha! thats just hillarious πŸ™‚

  8. I SO HEAR YOU! I am 28 (I had to think before I typed that) but I’m stuck on 26. I still put it in as my age at the gym sometimes, I hear myself saying it when people ask me how old I am…so weird!

    • sigh… i so remember 26 and 28… i loved those years πŸ™‚ tee hee

  9. Three years ago I was seeing a specialist for an out-patient procedure I was going to have. I remember sitting in that little room and looked at my chart sitting there. It said my age was 32. I kept going over and over in my head that’s wrong. I’m 33. Just over and over mentally I’m 33 not 32. Fortunately I didn’t say anything because as I tallied up the years I realized I really was 32 not 33 yet.

    • i have so done that! i’ve aged myself forward and backwards! LOL

  10. Girl I forget on an almost daily basis that I’m almost 38 (which is just wrong on so many levels), mostly because I don’t feel like I’m 38, whatever that’s supposed to feel like. I completely laughed out loud when I read this because I totally would have done the same thing. Luv ya!

  11. yes i feel your pain. I feel like I should be about half my age…what happened?

  12. ha! same here on the age bracket thing. and i’m also 5’3 and convinced in my mind that i’m at least 6’7. no joke.

  13. I keep thinking i’m 22. I’m 29 now. Hopefully i’ll realise how old i am soon.

    We’ve just started a group in my church for 18-40 year olds, and its been really good. I love it.

  14. It’s not so much that I forget how old I am, I just forget HOW OLD I am. When reviewing applications I often glance at the person’s birth date just to put things in context. Lately I’ve been reading files from people born in the 90s! Inconceivable! Sigh. A few weeks ago one of my summer roommates who graduated from college last year told me that I’m the coolest old person she knows. Ouch. I guess I need to start adjusting my mind.

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