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Meanwhile, Back In the Real World...

Well that was nice! I had so many birthday greetings to respond to, it made me late for work this morning. ;) So thank you, everybody! I've come a long way from that lonely little kid who only had two people show up for his birthday party. ^.^

It's somewhat baffling to try to think of myself as being 38; my concept of self when I was growing up got as far as "early thirties" and stopped ... from this stage forward I have no real expectations because for whatever reason I never thought of myself as being around as a grownup and what that might be like. A few of my classmates (and I expect they know who they are) keep making cracks about how old they are, how they're falling apart, etc., which I find more than a little confusing. I certainly don't feel any older or younger than I did in, say, 1997. In fact, if it weren't for what smrgol_t_kirin refers to as the "solar collector" on the back of my head, I would assume I was still 27. Given that I almost never see the bald spot myself but only hear reports of it, it might as well not be there anyway. I was carded Friday night ... make of that what you will.

Anyway, we spent the weekend in Tidewater celebrating laurie_robey's stepdad's 80th birthday at Smithfield Station, which was very nice and handled the 26+ crowd with impressive ease and aplomb. I'm told the place has '20s and '30s-themed guest rooms, so maybe Laurie and I will have to make a weekend of it sometime to go down there on the sly and go to Portsmouth et al. without getting entangled in family visitation. I also got a double-handful on nice prezzies myself, mostly in the forms of Fry & Laurie, Columbo, and Muppet Show DVDs, and Sam & Max, Season 1. So in those moments when I'm not writing up a storm or slaying orcs in LOTRO, I'll still have plenty of entertainment. ;)

But for now, it's back to work for me, putting all that JavaScript and CSS training to the test. Whee!

Thanks again, all. :)

-The Gneech


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Perhaps i shall bring you a belated birthday apple pie when next we game. :}
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Mmm, pie! :d

I just hope we can game again before, say, 2030...

-The Gneech
Oct. 15th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it was a good weekend!
Oct. 15th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
] I'm on Season 4 currently but I've been slacking off.

] Personally, my favorite episode was in Season 2 with Leonard Nimoy. =)

Oct. 15th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent.
That one is a good 'un! But how about William Shatner as "Ward Fowler" in season six? :D

-The Gneech
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Re: Excellent.
] I... shamefully have to admit that I haven't seen that one yet. =\

] I originally started watching in the '90s... since the DVDs came out, I'm up to the middle of season four. I've got a ways to go, obviously. ;)

Oct. 15th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'd say you're only as old as you act, but that'd mean I'd be unable to have a driver's license...

You don't seem 38 to me either, but then...how long have I known you? That'd mean admitting I'm getting old x.x
Oct. 15th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Since Hotseat, IIRC ... that would be somewhere around here.

Was that really this same lifetime? 0.o

Oct. 16th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Here's to hoping that you're still feeling 27 in 2017. n_n
Oct. 16th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
you sir have aged gracefuly the thining of the crown is a minor event and can be atributed to thinking powerfuly thus the brain has heated the area above the levels hair folicles find acceptable regretable BUT understandable

my loss was from frustration the SMACK claws slide down face slowly thing thus i have clawed out my hair and it fears me retreating backwards away from my scowl and claws
Oct. 16th, 2007 11:08 am (UTC)
You know you might get even more gifts if some friends could find your wish lists on Amazon and the like.
*hint hint*

Glad it was a great day.
Oct. 16th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
"38 isn't the least bit old!", protests your fellow 38-year-old. :)

Happy Birthday!
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
Hey! How'd I miss that!?! Happy late birthday! :)
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